GE PSXH47 Owner's Manual

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Safety Instructions................2

Drying Procedures................3

Care and Cleaning................4

Troubleshooting Tips.......4 - 5

Consumer Warranty.............6

Consumer Support...............7

Owner’s Manual



Manuel d’utilisation

La section française commence à la page 8

P/N 134608700 (0510)


Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions,

Installation Instructions and on your appliance.

Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING".

These words mean:


You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


A pedestal accessory, Model No.

NLPWD15, specifically designed for this dryer may be used when elevating the dryer for ease of use.

Failure to use accessories certified by the manufacturer could result in personal injury, property damage or damage to the dryer.

For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.


• Do not try to light any appliance.

• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

• Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

This Use and Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your dryer. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your dryer may not have every feature included.

Use the dryer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide and the

Operating Instructions included with your dryer.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this dryer.


To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Fire

Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc.

Do not store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.

To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.

Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every 18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint build-up in these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning, page 7.

Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur.

If your dryer has a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.

Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.

Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.

Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.

Protect Children

Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.

Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.

Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.

Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Injury

To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the dryer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the dryer for the installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the dryer is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never ground the dryer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.

ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or injury.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.

To prevent injury and damage to the dryer:

All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.

Do not tamper with controls.

Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.

A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers only). A service technician must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.


Printed in U.S.A.

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock.

Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.



120/240 V OR

120/208 V WALL



Grounding type wall receptacle


Do not under any circumstances cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong from this plug.

Note: The instructions appearing in this Use and

Care Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur.

Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.


Power supply cord with 3-prong grounding plug

CORRECT Use this way ONLY

Drying Procedures

Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.

Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.

• Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read Important

Safety Instructions, page 2, before operating this dryer.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.


Prepare items for drying.

• Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.

• Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.

• Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the drum finish.

Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-like fasteners. Tie strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.

• If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.

• Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before drying.

• Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.


Check that lint screen is clean and in place.


Load the dryer.

• The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload dryer.

• When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium sized items.

• For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.

• Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness, and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.

• If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.


Close the dryer door and select the cycle, temperature, dryness level and options

desired. See Operating Instructions for your specific model information.

Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Place the front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.

5. Press START to begin the cycle.

To add or remove items when the dryer is running open the door. The dryer will stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

Close the door and press START to resume the cycle.

6. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.


End of Cycle Signal

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically during Extra Care at the volume level selected. (some models)

Drum Light (some models)

A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.

Reversible Dryer Door

Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right or left side.

Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on changing the door.

Drying Rack (some models)

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.


Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.


Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.


Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs. Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.


Select Timed Dry. Use only the Air Fluff/No Heat option for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubber-like materials, feathers or down.


When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the dryer.


Care and Cleaning

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions, pages 3-4, and those listed below.

• Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

Clean lint screen after every load.

• Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.


• Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace the screen.

• Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint screen in place.

• If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue before drying the next load.

• Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.


• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers.

• If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup

(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.

• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Do not store or place laundry products on top of dryer at any time. They can damage the finish or controls.

Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.

Common Drying Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.


Greasy, oily stains


• Fabric softener sheet.


• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.

Rinse and rewash.


• Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling.

• Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.

• Use proper drying temperature.

• Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer.

Lint • Overloading.

• Overdrying causes static electricity.

• Lint screen not clean when cycle began.

• Lint is attached to "pills."

• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse.

• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and tumble without heat.

• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.

• Do not overload dryer.

• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce static electricity.

• Remove items when they are slightly damp to avoid overdrying.

• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.


(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric.)


• Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.

• Overdrying.

Wrinkling • Overloading.

• Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.

• Irreversible condition.

• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.

• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

• Follow fabric care label directions.

• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.

• Remove items while slightly damp and hang or lay flat to complete drying.

• Block knits into shape.

• Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes.

• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.


• Do not overload dryer.

• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

Avoid Service



Dryer does not start.

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.


Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug may be loose.

House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.


Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit.

Call authorized service person for replacement.

Replace fuse.

Thermal limiter tripped.

Dryer runs but won't heat.

There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate.

Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).

Dryer does not have anough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models).

LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas

(gas models).

Drying cycle takes too long, outside of the dryer feels too hot or smells hot.

Lint screen is clogged with lint.

Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.

Excessive wrinkling.

Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit.

Drying procedures have not been followed.

Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged or restricted.

High humidity.

Dryer is overloaded.

Items left in dryer too long.

Insufficient sorting of items.

Drying temperature too high.

Scratching or chipping of the drum finish.

Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are inside the dryer.

Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.

Check to make sure supply valve is open. See



Refill or replace tank.

Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal.

When in place, the duct must have no more than two

90° bends and must not exceed length listed in


Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.

See Drying Procedures, page


Clean out any obstruction.

Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.

Do not overload. See Drying Procedures, page 3.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

See Drying Procedures, page


Follow fabric care label instructions.

Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.

It may be necessary to baste a scrap of material securely around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.

Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently attached items is not covered by the warranty.



(for customers in Canada)

Your appliance is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship.

What is covered

All parts

Drum Interior

How Long Warranted

(From Date of Sale)

One (1) year


Repair or Replace at Camco’s Option

One (1) year


One (1) year

Fifteen (15) years Fifteen (15) years One (1) year


This warranty applies only for single family domestic use in Canada when the appliance has been properly installed according to the instructions supplied by

Camco and is connected to an adequate and proper utility service.

Damage due to abuse, accident, commercial use, and alteration or defacing of the serial plate cancels all obligations of this warranty.

Service during this warranty must be performed by an Authorized Camco Service Agent.

Neither Camco nor the Dealer is liable for any claims or damages resulting from any failure of the Refrigerator or from service delays beyond their reasonable control.

To obtain warranty service, purchaser must present the original bill of sale. Components repaired or replaced are warranted through the remainder of the original warranty period only.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within

Canada. In home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by Camco to provide.

This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty.


• Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.

• Damage to finish after delivery.

• Improper installation—proper installation includes adequate air circulation to refrigeration systems, adequate electrical, plumbing and other connecting facilities.

• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.

• Replacement of light bulbs.

• Damage to product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.

• Loss of food due to spoilage.

• Proper use and care of product as listed in the owner’s manual, proper setting of controls.




Keep this warranty and your bill of sale as proof of original purchase and purchase date.

Camco Service is available coast to coast.

To schedule service, call 1.800.361.3400

If further help is needed concerning this warranty, contact:

Manager, Consumer Relations, Camco Inc.,

Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane, Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

Staple your receipt here.

Proof of the original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty.

Consumer Support.

GE Appliances Website

Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day, any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals, order parts, catalogs, or even schedule service on-line. You can also “Ask Our Team of Experts ™ ” your questions, and so much more...

Schedule Service

1.800.361.3400 or

Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Call 1.800.361.3400 during normal business hours.

Real Life Design Studio

GE supports the Universal Design concept---products, services and environments that can be used by people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas for people with disabilities, check out our Website today.

In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Camco, Inc.

Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane

Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

Extended Warranties

1.888.261.2133 or

Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 1.888.261.2133 during normal business hours. GE Consumer

Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.

Parts and Accessories

1.800.661.1616 or

Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes

(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at

1.800.661.1616 during normal business hours.

Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.

Contact Us

If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to:

Director, Consumer Relations, Camco, Inc.

Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane

Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

Register Your Appliance

Register your new appliance on-line----at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.

You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.


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