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Safe~lnstructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Problem Solver ......................2 O-24
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Operating Instructions, Tips
Operating the Washer...........................6-l 3
Agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....................7
Control SeRings..........................................6
Cycle Descriptions .....................................5
Cycle Times..................................................7
Energy-Saving Tips ....................................7
Fabric and Cycle Settings .........................8
Lint Filter................................................7,18
Soak ...............................................................7
Washer Lid Latch ........................................6
Operating the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17
Air Fluff Drying .........................................1 5
Automatic and Timed Drying ...............15
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Energy-Saving Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Fabric and Cycle Settings ......................1 6
Lint Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 18
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Soiling........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 17
Care and Cieaning...............l8, 19
Storage’and Vacation Tips........................21
User Maintenance Instructions ...............21
GE Appliances
Detergents and Additives ..................lO, 11
Hard Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Loading the Washer .................................6, 8
Sorting Clothes ..........................................6, 9
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Stain Removal Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Consumer Services ..................27
Important Phone Numbers .......................27
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service .................................................2
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Before using your
Spacemaker’” Laundry,
read this book carefully.
It is intended to help you
operate and maintain your
new appliance properly.
Keep it handy for answers to
your questions.
If you don’t understand something
or need more help, write (include
your phone number):
Consumer Affairs
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Save time and money.
Before you request service . . .
check the Problem Solver
section. It lists causes of minor
operating problems that you can
correct yourself.
If you received a
damaged appliance...
Immediately contact the dealer (or
builder) that sold you the appliance.
Write down the model
and serial numbers.
You’ll find them on a label on the
inside of the door or the rating
plate on top of the dryer.
These numbers are also on the
Consumer Product Ownership
Registration Card that came with
your appliance. Before sending in
this card, please write these
numbers here:
Model Number
Setial Number
Use these numbers in any
correspondence or service
calls concerning your appliance.
WAHG: For your safety the information in this manual must be fo~owed to minimtie
the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of Me.
—Do not store or use gasotine or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or my other apptiance.
. Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any elwtrid switch;
do not use any phone in your building.
Clear the room, bufiding or area
of d occupants.
. tiediately d your gas supptier from a
neighbor’s phone. FOUOW the gas suppher)s
M you mot reach your gas supplier, M
the fire department
—Instigation and service must be performed
by a qualified instier, service agency or
the gas supptier.
All washing and drying instruction terms in this book conform to the Care
Labeling Rule established by the Federal Trade Commission, January 1984.
If You Need Service
To obtain service, see the
Consumer Services page
in the back of this book.
We’re proud of our service and
want you to be pleased. If for some
reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further help.
First, contact the people who
serviced your appliance. Explain
why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased,
write all the details—including
your phone number—to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
FINALLY, if your problem
is still not resolved, write:
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Warning-To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when
using your appliance, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
. Use this appliance only for its intended
purpose as described in this Use and Care Book.
This appliance must be properly
,’;< ~ ,. instafled and located in accordance with
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the Installation Instructions before it is
used. If you did not receive an Installation
Instructions sheet with your
appliance, you can obtain one by calling, toll
free, the GE Answer Center ~ 800.626.2000.
—Properly ground to conform with all governing
codes and ordinances. Follow detis in
Installation Instructions.
—Lo@te where the temperature is above 50°F.
(lO°C.) for satisfactory operation of the
app~ance control system. Do not install or store
the appliance where it wi~ be exposed to the
-Connect to a properly rated, protected
and sized power supply circuit to avoid
electrical overload.
—Do not install against drapes or curtains.
Follow details in Installation Instructions.
—Exhausting to the outside is STRONGLY
~CO~ENDED to prevent large amounts
of moisture and lint from being blown into the
room. Carefully follow the details in the
Installation hstructions. If your appliance is not
vented to the outside, see special instructions in
Care and Cleaning section. If this appliance has a
gas dryer, it must be exhausted outside.
Do not repair or replace any
part of the appfiance or attempt
any servicing unless specificdy
recommended in this Use and Care Book or
in published user-repair instructions that you
understand and have the SW to carry out.
Turn off water faucets when the washer is not
in use to relieve pressure on hoses and valves,
and to minimize leakage if a hose or valve should
break or rupture.
When disconnecting this apptiance
~ pdl by the plug rather than the cord
to avoid damage to the cord or junction
of cord and plug. Make sure that the cord is located
so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over or
otherwise subjected to damage or stress.
To Minimize the Possibility
of a Fire Hazard
Exhaust Duct4ee Installation Instructions.
Use only metal duct inside for exhausting dryer
to the outside. USE OF PLASTIC OR OTHER
Do not use heat to dry articles containing rubber,
plastic, or similar materials (such as padded bras,
tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby
pants, plastic bags, etc.) as these materials may
melt or burn. Also, some rubber materials, when
heated, can under certain circumstances produce
fire by spontaneous combustion.
Do not store items that may burn or melt
(such as clothing, paper material, plastics
or plastic containers, etc.) on top of the appliance
during the operation.
Garments labeled ‘Wry Away from Heat”
(such as life jackeb containing Kapok)
must not be put in your dryer.
Any article on which you have used a cleaning
solvent, or which contains flammable materials
(such as cleaning cloths, mops, towels used in
beauty salons, restaurants or barber shops, etc.)
must not be placed in or near the dryer until all
traces of these flammable liquids or solids and their
fumes have been removed. There are many highly
flammable items used in homes such as: acetone,
denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some
household cleaners, some spot removers,
turpentines, waxes, wax removers and products
containing petroleum distillates.
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Clean the dryer lint filter before each load to
prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer or
Keep the area around and underneath
your appliances free from the accumulation
of combustible materials, such as lint, paper,
rags, chemicals, etc.
c The interior of the machine and the exhaust
duct connection inside the dryer should be
cleaned periodically by a qualified individual.
● To Minimize the Possibility of Injury
Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids
such as vinegar andor rust remover. Mixing can
produce a toxic gas which may cause death.
WARNING-Fire and
Spontaneous Combustion Hazard
Do not wash or dw items that are
soiled with vegetable or coo~ng oil. These
items may contain some oil after laundering.
Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke
or catch fire by itself causing fire or a
spontaneous combustion hmard.
Do not wash or dry articles that have been
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
combustible or explosive substances (such as,
pain~ gasotie, degreasers, dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or
Do not add these substances to the wash water
and do not use or store these substances odor
around your washer and dryer during
is produced by the chemical action
within your water heater and the
gas can accumtiate in the water hater andor
~ater pipes if hot water has not been used for a
period of two weeks or longer. HYDROGEN
CIRCUMSTANCES. So to prevent the possibility
of damage or injury, if you have not used hot
water for two weeks or more, or move into a
residence in which the hot water system may not
have been used for some time, turn on all hot
water faucets and allow them to run for several
minutes before using any electrical apptiance
which is connected to the hot water system. This
wtil Wow any hydrogen gas to escape. Since the
gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open
frame or appliance during this process.
Never reach into washer while it is moving.
Before loading, unloading or adding clothes,
push the Cycle Selector knob in, then wait until
the machine has completely stopped before
opening the tid.
c Never reach into the dryer while the
drum is moving. Before loading, unloading
or adding clothes, wait until the drum has
completely stopped.
. Do not wash or dry fiberglass articles in your
appliance. Skin ifi-tation ~ould result from-the
remaining glass particles that may be picked up by
clothing during subsequent appliance uses.
The laundry process can reduce
\ the flame retardancy of fabrics.
\ / Toavoidsucharesult, thegarment
h manufacturer’s care instructions
should be followed very carefully.
Close supervision is necessary if this apptiance
is used by or near children. Do not allow
children to play inside, on, or with this
appliance or any discarded apphance. Dispose
of discarded appliances and shipping or
packing materials properly. Before discarding
an appliance, or removing from service,
remove the fid and door.
Do not tamper with the controls.
Do not operate this apphance if it is damaged,
ma~unctioning, partia~y disassembled, or has
missing or broken parts, including a damaged
cord or plug.
Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.
For washer operation
Keep all laundry aids (such as
detergen@, bleaches, fabric
.~ softeners, etc.) out of the reach of
children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Always
read and follow instructions on packages of
detergent and laundry aids. Observe dl warnings
on container labels to avoid personal injury.
Keep the floor around your apptiance clean
and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
To minimize the possibility of electric
shock, unplug ttis appliance from the
9 power supply before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning (except the removal
and cleaning of the lint filter).
NOTE: Pushing the washer cycle
,, selector knob in or turning the dryer
cycle selector to 0~ does NOT
disconnect the appliance from the
power supply.
Do not leave washer lid up during cycle. This
will stop the spin action and prevent completion
of the cycle.
Dryer-applied Fabric Softeners or
Anti-static Conditioners
You may wish to soften your laundered
fabrics or reduce the static electricity in them.
We recommend you use either a fabric softener
in the wash cycle, according to the manufacturer’s
instructions for those products, or try a dryer-added
product for which the manufacturer gives written
assurance on the package that their product can be
safely used in your dryer.
Service or performance problems caused by
the use of these products are the responsibility
of the manufacturers of those products and are
not covered under the warranty of this appliance.
Regular Cycl~
Permanent Press CyclH
Delicates Cycl%
For most cottons, linens, work and
play clothes. Longer wash times
plus an extra deep rinse, spray
rinse and spin provide thorough
washing and detergent removal.
For loads of synthetic andor
delicate fabrics. A cool down
spray helps prevent set-in wrinkles
in permanent press shirts, blouses,
dresses and similar apparel.
For lingerie and gently used
fabrics, this cycle has a gentle
wash and a slow spin.
Features and appearances may vary slightly
WARNINGTO reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your
appliance, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
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See How to Operate Your Dyer sect;on for the above Dryer controls
Setting the Controls
Use the Suggested Fabric and Cycle Settings guide
to help you make the proper selections.
~ Select Water Level.
SMALL: Washer is less than 1/3 full of clothes.
MEDIUM: Between 1/3 and 2/3 full.
LARGE: Over 2/3 full.
For best cleaning results, the load must be able to move
freely in the water. Too big a load or too little water can
cause wear or tear of load items.
~ Select Was~inse Temperature.
~ Wsh Cycle Selector knob inandturn clockwise to
Washer Lid Latch
To Add Items After Washer Has Stirted
For easier loading convenience,
use the washer lid latch.
To hold the washer lid
up, lift the lid until it
snaps past the latch
under the control panel.
To release the lid, push
the lid latch up.
Turn off the washer.
Latch the washer lid.
Add any additional articles by submerging them next
to the agitator.
NOTE: When washing stockings, panty hose and
other easily tangled items, always handle separately.
To minimize tangling, we recommend the use of a net
laundry bag.
your selected wash setting.
@ Wll Cycle Selector knob
out to start the washer. If
you wish to change setting
after washer has started, push
Cycle Selector knob into stop
the washer and reset to the new
position. Setting can be changed at any time.
How to Soak in Your Washer
Allow the washer to fill and agitate for a few minutes to dissolve the
soaking agent. Then push in the Cycle Selector knob to stop the washer
(keep lid closed) and allow to soak for as long as desired.
After desired soak period, pull out Cycle Selector knob to complete cycle.
Cycle Times — Total Cycle Times (Approximate Minutes)
Total time includes pauses between each phase of the cycle.
Total time does not include water fill times. Fill times vary
depending on household water pressure and your selected water level.
Permanent Press
Sorting and Loading
Sort clothes carefully by fabric type, weight, color
and amount of soil, according to instructions in How
to Sort Clothes section.
Add measured amount of detergent. See Detergents
section for information on detergents and other
laundry additives.
Load clothes into wash basket, being careful not
to overload. See How to Load Your Washer section.
For information on how to use bleaches and fabric
softeners, see Other Laundry Products section.
Close the lid. Washer will fill but not spin with the
lid open.
Manual Clean Lint Filter
Clean the filter at the bottom of the agitator after
every load for the best filtering results.
NOTE: The load type will vary
the amount of lint build-up.
To clean:
1. Lift off the agitator barrel.
2. Wash or wipe the filter
clean in the bottom of the
agitator barrel. The filter
is not removable.
3. Replace the agitator barrel
and snap it in to place.
If your clothes and household items don’t look clean
and fresh after washing, you will probably rewash
them.. and that means you’ll waste energy.
Remember to sort your clothes carefully, and load
them properly, select correct cycles, use enough
detergent and choose a water temperature warm
enough to release and get rid of soil.
Try to wash less often. Save articles of the same
type of fabric until you have a full load.
If you must wash smaller loads, adjust the amount
of water. Small loads should have lower water levels.
Always rinse in cold water. The temperature
of the rinse does not affect cleaning.
Wash in off-peak utility hours. Your local utility
can tell you which are the off-peak hours.
Use your washer’s Normal Spin. This will remove
more water during spin, which will shorten drying
cycle to save more energy.
Cycle Suggested
For Clothes Loa~abrics such as:
Permanent Press & hits
Special Instructions
*Down-filled ~~ents
Permanent press, treated cottons,
blends with cottons
Down-filled garments, if machine
washing is recommended*
Baby clothes (delicate)
Cottons and linens
Baby clothes (sturdy)
Wash frequently to fluff up the down and retain the garment’s warmth. WASH
SEPARATELY. Wet down gives off an odor which maybe absorbed by other garments.
Odor disappears when garment is dry. Treat heavily soiled areas with liquid detergent
or a paste made of water and powdered detergent. Close zippers. Wash 2 or 3 garments
at a time or add towels to balance. GARMENT MUST BE TUMBLE DRIED.
This illustration, with clothes just
reaching the Clothes Retaining
Ring, shows a proper load. Clothes
have ample room to move because
they are not packed down, nor
wrapped around the agitator.
Clothes are loaded dry since wet
items are likely to pack down
which encourages overloading.
This size load requires a full
water fill.
What is the best size load of
clothes—large, medium, or
small? Save time, energy and
detergent by avoiding extra use of
the washer. Try to wash a full load
of clothes. If you can it is better to
save clothes until you have a full
load. If you must wash smaller
loads, save water, energy and
detergent by adjusting the water
level for the size of the load. See
Operating Instructions.
Load clothes dry.
Take a properly sorted group of
clothes and drop them loosely in
the wash basket in this order:
L~ge items—like sheets. Do
not wrap around the agitator.
Small items—like
Medium size items—like
Try to mix large and small items
in each machine load for better
washing action.
Wash large items (blankets, bed
spreads, mattress pads, etc.)
If machine is overloaded, you
may experience oversudsing or
out of balance conditions.
Sort by Sutiace Texture
LINT PRODUCERS—such as terry toweling and
chenille—give up lint.
LINT COLLECTORS—such as man-made fibers and
napped fabrics like velveteen and corduroy—attract
lint. These must be washed separately.
For more information on lint control, see The
Problem Solver section.
Sort by Fabric
In addition to sorting to
reduce lint collection,
it is recommended
that fabrics of similar
construction be
washed together
whenever possible.
Sort by Soil
Sort by Color
For instructions
on different fabrics
and loads, see the
Fabric and Cycle
Settings guide.
It pays to check and prepare
clothes for washing.
Empty pockets, brush out cuffs,
zip zippers, and fasten snaps,
hooks and buttons.
“ Do any necessary mending—rips,
hems, tears.
Check all items for areas of heavy
soil or stain.
Remove stains. See Stain
Removal Guide.
Turn poly knits inside-out to
minimize fabric surface damage.
(See Tips to Help You Select
Settings section for instructions.)
See Stain Removal Guide.
See Fabric and Cycle Settings guide.
See The Problem Solver section.
Soaking and Pretreating-a good
way to loosen deep soils and stiins.
A thorough soaking with detergent
or special soaking agent is another
way to remove heavy soils,
embedded dirt and even some stains.
Soaking can be either a completely
separate washing step or a
preliminary step to a complete wash
cycle. For detailed information on
how to soak in your washer, see
How to Use the Soak Cycle.
Laundry Products Guide.
Pretreat heavy soil by rubbing
in a small amount of liquid
detergent or a paste made of water
and powdered detergent or soap.
For best results, wait 1/2 hour
before washing.
The use of a sufficient amount of detergent is one of the most
important things you can do to make sure your wash comes out clean.
Amount required varies
according to:
1. Water hardness
2. Ambunt of soil
3. Size of load
4. Type of detergent
5. Wash temperature
Use more detergent if
you have...
1. Hard water
2. Large loads
3. Greasy or oily soils
4. Lower wash temperature
5. Low phosphate detergent
If the recommended amount of
detergent produces too many suds,
switch to a lower sudsing detergent
brand, and follow instructions
on package.
Using too little
detergent is a
common cause
of laundry
measure detergent e
in a standard measuring cup.
How to use detergent;
granular, powdered or liquid:
For best results, add detergent to
the wash basket before loading
clothes. If you load your clothes
first, add detergent next to the
Before you can decide what to do about hard
water, you need to know if you have it and, if so,
how hard it is.
If you live in a municipal area, contact your
water company.
If you live in a rural area, or in some suburban areas,
contact your county agent.
The answer will be “you have ‘so many grains’ per
gallon (3.8 liters).” This means:
O to 3.5 grains per gallon (3.8 liters)—SO~
3.6 to 7 grains—HARD
7.1 to 10.5 grains—VERY HARD
10.6 grains and over—EXTREMELY
If your water is SOFT, you have no problem. You
can use soap or detergent as you prefer and forget all
about hard water. If you have HARD water—less than
10 grains—and you use phosphate detergent, you also
have no problem.
But, if you have more than 10 grains, you will need
to soften your water with either...
1. An installed water softener in your home, or
2. The use of a packaged water softener.
For information on water softeners, see the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
Product and ~pe
How to Use It
Special Instructions
Chlorine liquid
such as Clorox brand
Pour diluted bleach next to the agitator.
1) Dilute bleach before using on any fabric. Do not pour
undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly into washer
or on dry clothes.
2) Some of today’s washable fabrics should not be chlorine
bleached such as: silk, wool, spandex, or non-fast colors.
3) Check manufacturers’ care labels for special instructions.
Non-chlorine such as
Clorox 2 brand
Follow package directions.
Put bleach into washer with detergent.
1) May be used on most fabrics. Test fabric first.
Rinse additive such as
Downy Brand
Follow package directions
for diluting softeners.
1) Helps make clothes fluffy and soft.
2) Reduces static electricity.
3) Use the following manufacturer’s direction. Too
much may cause a hard, rough feeling on some clothes.
4) Do not pour directly on clothes.
Chlorine bleach
such as Clorox brand
Use in case of infection
and contagious disease.
See under Bleach above
Guards against infection by killing most bacteria and viruses.
such as Calgon brand
Follow package directions.
Add at start of wash cycle.
Suspends hardness minerals in solution, keeping
water clear.
Precipitating such as
Borax brand
FO11 OW package directions.
Add at start of wash cycle.
Combines with water hardness minerals to form precipitate
which gives cloudy or milky appearance to water.
Such as Biz brand
Follow package directions.
For best results, soak garments a minimum of 30 minutes.
Follow package directions. Treat only
heavily soiled areas. Check garments’
care labels for instructions.
CAUTION: Washer control panels and finishes may
be damaged by some laundry pre-treatment soil and stain
remover products if such products are sprayed on or have
direct contact with the washer. Apply these pre-treatment
products away from washer. The fabric may then be washed
normally. Damage to your washer caused by pre-treatment
products is not covered by your warranty.
Follow package directions.
NOTE: Tinted garments may
not be colorfast. Wash separately.
Clean washer to avoid discoloration of next load. Go
through complete cycle (5-minute wash) using hot water,
1/2 cup (120 ml) detergent, 1 cup (240 ml) bleach. Wipe
exterior parts. Caution: Tinting may discolor plastic in
washer. Subsequent washings will reduce discoloration
but may never eliminate it.
Such as Spray’n Wash
and K2R brands
Powdered such as Rit
and Tin[ex brands
1. Try to remove stains as soon as possible.
The fresher the stain, the easier it is to remove.
2. Before attempting to remove any stain, take
these steps:
Find the fabric in the chart on the next page,
and use only recommended methods.
Check the care label instructions that came with
the garment.
Test stain removal product on a hidden
inside seam or on a sample of the material.
Avoid use of hot water on unknown stains.
It can set some stains.
3. Follow stain removal with a thorough rinsing.
4. Wash with recommended amount of soa~.
or detergent.
Stain Removal Hint—Using Chlorine Bleach for White and Bleachable Fabrics
Mix 1/4 cup (60 ml) chlorine bleach with one gallon (3.8 liters) of cool
water—approximately 80°F. (27°C.)—in a sink or pan. Soak stained area
for 5 minutes and launder in washer.
The Case of the “Invisible” S&in
Food or cooking oils on your synthetic garments
may cause stains which are virtually invisible and
which you may not notice as you put your clothes
into the washer.
If these stains are not completely removed in the wash,
the oily spots may pick up dirt from the wash water.
Then they will become very visible and you may think
they were caused by the wash cycle itself.
Once These Spoti Become Visible, How Can You Remove Them?
Rub in undiluted liquid detergent and let stand 30 minutes.
Rewash using hottest water the fabric can stand.
How Can You Prevent These “After-You-Wash” Shins?
Increase the amount of detergent normally used.
Increase water temperature where fabric will permit.
Wash synthetic garments more often.
White and Bleachable Fabrics
Other Washable Fabrics
See Controls Setting Guide.
(Chewing Gum, etc.)
Rub with ice or immerse in very cold water. Use dull fool to
carefilly scrape off as much adhesive or gum as possible. Sponge
with a safe dry cleaning fluid,* then launder.
Same as white and bleachable fabrics.
Apply undiluted liquid detergent. Rinse. If stain remains, bleach
according to the Stain Removal Hint; launder. If color has changed,
you may be able to restore it by sponging with ammonia.**
Rinse thoroughly.
Same as white and bleachable fabrics
except use non-chlorine bleach.
Soak in cold water, then launder in warm water. If stain remains,
bleach according to the Stain Removal Hint; launder.
Sponge or soak in cool water, then
Chocolate, Cream,
Ice Cream and Milk
Soak in cold water. Treat stain with a safe dry cleaning fluid*;
Apply undiluted liquid detergent, launder, dry. Bleach according
to the Stain Removal Hint; launder.
Soak in cold water. Sponge with a safe
cleaning fluid. * Apply undiluted liquid
detergent. Launder in warm water.
Coffee and Tea
Without cream: Bleach according to the Stain Removal Hint;
launder. With cream: Follow guide directions for cream.
Sponge with warm water. If stain remains,
apply warm glycetine, let stand 30
minutes and rinse well, or sponge with a
safe dry cleaning fluid. * Launder.
Cosmetics: Eye Shadow,
Lipstick. Mascara, Liquid
or Pancake Makeup, Rouge,
Powder; Crayon; Grease,
Oil, Tar, Cod Liver Oil
Treat stain with safe dry cleaning fluid.* Apply undiluted liquid
detergent; launder and dry. Bleach according to the Stain Removal
Hint; launder.
Sponge with a safe dry cleaning fluid.*
Then launder in warm detergent water.
Fresh Fruit, Fruit Juices,
Wine, Vegetables or Food
Soak stain in cool water. If stain remains, bleach according to
the Stain Removal Hint; launder.
Sponge with warm water. Bleach remaining
stain with non-chlorine bleach.
Grass, Foliage, Flowers,
Mildew, Scorch
Apply undiluted liquid detegent. Launder. (Treat mildew spots
while they are fresh. before mold has a chance to weaken fabric.)
If eitier type stain remains, bleach according to the Stain Removal
Hint; launder. (Severe scorch cannot be removed.)
Sponge with warm water. Apply undiluted
liguiddete~enf. Bleach remaining stain
with non-chlorine bleach, then launder.
Old mildew stains can seldom be
removed. Scorch can seldom
be removed.
Ink, Ballpoint
Fresh stains: Place stain face down on an absorbent towel and
sponge with dry cleaning fluid,* or use spray cleaner. Apply
undiluted liquid detergent. Old stains: Bleach according to the
Stain Removal Hint; launder.
Same as white and bleachable fabrics
sxcept launder using non-chlorine bleach.
Paint and Varnish
Soften with oil or petroleum jelly, then sponge with
banana oil. Launder in warm water.
Same as white and bleachable fabrics.
Apply undiluted liquid detergent and launder in warm water. If
color has changed you may be able to restore it by treating with
ammonia or vinegar.** If any stain remains, treat with safe dry
cleaning fluid* or bleach according to the Stain Removal Hint;
bunder in warm water. Rinse well. Bleach
with non-chlorine bleach.
Apply rust remover, xx using manufacturer’s directions. Rinse ~d
Same as white and bieachable fabrics.
*caullo”: Because cleaning fluids [end to be toxic. be sure vou
are in a well ventilated room when using them. No cleaning
fluid should be used unless user is famdiar with the limitations
and required cautions (usually printed on label). Use extreme caution
with flammable compounds.
**Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as
vinegw and/or rust remover. Mixing can produce a toxic gas
which may cause death.
Save and refer to garment manufacturers care labels.
Under no circumstances should fabrics containing flammable materials
(waxes, cleaning fluids, etc.) & washed in washer.
WARNINGTO reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your
appliance, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
:$: Temp
Load Size
See How to Operate Your Washer section for the above Washer controls.
Check the Lint Filter
Clean the lint filter each time the dryer is used.
Always be sure the lint filter is in place.
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged, blocked or missing. Doing
so can cause overheating, damage fabrics
and be a fire hazard.
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The lint screen is located inside
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the dryer drum, on the back wall.
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To clean:
1. Use the finger holes to pull
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the lint screen straight out.
2. Lightly squeeze the body,
as shown while pulling the cover off.
3. ROLL lint off the screen with
your fingers. Do not rinse or
wash the screen.
4. Replace the cover on the body
of the lint screen.
5. Before replacing the lint
screen, remove any lint from
the wire mesh on the back
wall (behind the lint screen).
6. Push the lint screen straight
back until it snaps into place.
Sort and Load the Clothes
Good sorting for the dryer begins at the washer.
Generally, if clothes are sorted right for washing,
they’re sorted right for drying. See the How to Sort
the Clothes section.
If you do mix various types of fabrics in your load,
set the controls for the lighter-weight fabrics and
remove when dry. Reset controls for the remaining
heavier fabrics.
Set the Controls
See the Suggested Fabric and Drying Selections guide.
~ Cycle Selector.
Turn the Cycle Selector to the desired cycle setting.
The selector may be turned in either direction.
~ Start Button.
Press the Start button to start the dryer. (Opening
the door during operation stops the dryer. To
restart, close the door and press the Start button.)
NOTE: Drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (electric,
natural gas or LP gas), size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and
condition of exhaust ducts.
Polyester Knits & Permanent Press Drying Tips
Garments being dried or
dewrinkled should tumble freely.
PROMPTLY—To help prevent
wrinkling, remove clothes from
the dryer promptly at the end of
the drying cycles.
Permanent press and polyester
knit garments look best if placed
on hangers after drying.
The Difference Between Automatic and Timed Drying
Automatic Drying
When using the Automatic cycles, the
Automatic DU Control system continually senses
the temperature of the air in the dryer drum. Wet
laundry keeps the air cool. When laundry is dry
enough (and the drum air warm enough) the heat
turns off. When the air cools, the heat turns back on.
This off and on cycling may happen a number of
times (depending on the fabric, load size and Cycle
Selector setting). The Cycle Selector advances (when
the heat is o~ until it automatically turns off dryer.
Auto Regular. Use this cycle to dry heavy and
medium weight cotton items. The load tumbles
without heat during the last 5 minutes. This helps
make the load easier to handle.
Auto Permanent Press. Use this cycle to dry
permanent press, knits and other synthetic items. The
load tumbles without heat during the last 10 minutes.
This helps keep wrinkles from setting in and makes
the load easier to handle.
Timed Drying. When using the Timed Cycles, you
select the number of minutes you wish the dryer to
run and it turns off at the end of this time period. The
last 5 minutes of this cycle are without heat. This
helps make the load easier to handle.
Air Fluff cycle. The dryer does not heat when the
Cycle Control knob is set in AIR FLUFF. This cycle
can be used to fluff or air dry bedding, plastic
tablecloths, foam rubber pillows, stuffed toys,
sneakers, etc.
Do not dry plastic or rubber items with heat.
Use AIR FLUFF setting, or line dry. Failure
to do so could result in fire or damaged items.
Drying Selections Guide for the Automatic Cycles
Set to NORMAL Position
Energy prefened automatic setting.
“ For most normal loads.
Set toward More Dry
For loads that include heavyweight fabrics.
If you desire to remove
more moisture.
Set toward Less Dry
. For light weight fabric loads.
If you desire to remove
less moisture.
For very small loads.
Cycle Suggested
For Clothes Loa~abrics such as:
Automatic Regular
Automatic Permanent
Press & Knits
Cottons and linens
Down-filled garments, if machine
washing and drying is recommended
Permanent press fabrics with cotton
Silks and wools
Rayon and acetate
The terms High, Medium and Low Heat are those usually found on
fabric care labels. For best results, follow your specific fabric care label.
Special Instructions
Refer to garment manufacturer’s care labels for more information.
Check ticking for holes or weak seams where feathers or filling could escape.
DRY ONLY ONE PILLOW AT A TIME. Set dryer for maximum time. Stop
dryer occasionally and shake pillow to redistribute filling for more even drying.
Check pillow at end of drying time—if not completely dry, return pillow to dryer
and reset for more drying time. Feather pillows dry very slowly and must be dried
completely to prevent mildew. DO NOT tumble dry pillows containing kapok.
Sort by Sutiace Texture
~ Producers
m %
from ~ collectors
LINT PRODUCERS—such as terry toweling and
chenille—give up lint.
LINT COLLECTORS—such as man-made fibers and
napped fabrics like velveteen and corduroy—attract
lint. These must be dried separately.
Sort by Fabric
In addition to
sorting to reduce
lint collection, we
recommend that you
wash fabrics of similar
construction together
whenever possible.
Sort by Color
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~ Colodast
Sort by Weight
~ Hea~
Items m
% Light Items m
from ~ (such as
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~ cufiains)
~ towels)
For information on tumble drying extra large
items and different fabrics and loads, see the
Suggested Fabrics and Drying Selections guide.
Sort clothes by weight so you won’t have to
run an extra cycle for one or two heavier, slowerdrying items.
Do not overload dryer. The drum should be no more
than half full of wet articles. For efficient drying,
clothes need to tumble freely. Overloading prolongs
drying time and produces uneven drying.
Use Automatic Drying Cycle whenever possible
to help prevent overd~ing and save energy.
To help prevent ironing, remove garments
immediately at end of drying-cycle and place
on hangers.
Dry your clothes in consecutive loads. Using a
“warm” dryer will save energy.
Clean lint filter each time you dry.
Clean dryer exhaust ducting at least once a year. A
partially clogged exhaust can lengthen drying time.
“ Wipe the cabinet with a damp cloth. Occasionally
wash it with mild soap and water and then apply
a light coat of appliance polish to help preserve
the finish.
Keep the area around and underneath your appliance
free of combustible materials such as lint, paper,
rags, chemical, etc.
Keep the floor around your appliance clean and dry
to reduce the possibility of slipping.
For long vacations
Be sure water supply is shut off at faucets. Drain all
water from hoses if the appliance will be exposed to
freezing weather.
Always shut off the gas valve before leaving
on vacation.
Winterizing instructions for your washer:
The washer cannot be operated in freezing
temperatures. Before you store the appliance,
remove water from all parts of the washer.
1. Turn off water supply faucets. Disconnect hoses
from faucets and drain.
2. Add 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of non-toxic RV antifreeze
(available from a hardware or recreational vehicle
store) to the washer tub.
3. Push the timer knob in, turn the knob to the right to
a spin cycle and pull the knob out.
4. Let the washer spin for 1 or 2 minutes to let all the
water drain out. Some but not all of the RV
antifreeze will be expelled.
5. Push in the timer knob, disconnect the electrical
plug, dry the tub interior, close the lid.
6. Store the appliance in an upright position.
7. Before reusing washer, after storage, run washer
through a cycle to rinse out the antifreeze.
Wash basket. After each use, leave the lid open to
allow moisture to evaporate. Clean thoroughly with
nonabrasive household cleanser to remove deposit
left by heavily soiled clothes. Do not use harsh,
gritty or abrasive cleaners.
Lint Filter. Clean the filter at the bottom of the
agitator after every load for the best filtering results.
See section, How to Operate Your Washer.
If your dryer is exhausted to the outside, inspect and
clean the dryer exhaust ducting at least once a year.
A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. When the
dryer is not exhausted to the outside, this lint is more
apt to accumulate in and near the dryer, which could
create a fire hazard.
How to reduce the possibility of a fire hazard, if
your dryer (Gas dryers must be exhausted outside)
is not exhausted to the outside:
Clean the lint filter before every load. See How to
Operate Your Dryer section.
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a FIRE
HAZARD. This lint should be removed at least
every 2 or 3 years, or more often, depending on
dryer usage.
Electrical Shock and Personal Injury
c Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the
electrical power.
Do not put hands inside the cabinet.
Make sure the dryer is cool.
More than one person is required to lift, tilt
or move the washerldryer because of its weight
and size.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock,
injury or damage.
Cleaning should be done only by a qualified
1. Unplug unit from electrical supply or turn off
electrical power.
2. Remove back panel from dryer. (See Installation
3. Avoid touching wires and thermostats
4. Remove lint from boxed-in area with a soft brush
or vacuum cleaner.
5. Replace back panel, reconnect and level the
Make sure controls are properly set and washer cycle selector is pulled out or dryer
ST~T button is pushed.
Appliance unplugged. Make sure cord is firmly plugged into electrical outlet.
No power to appliance. Check fuses and circuit breakers to make sure appliance is
getting current.
Dryer door is open. Dryer will not run with. door open. Make sure washer lid is closed.
Washer will fill but will not spin with lid open.
M&e sure both hot and cold faucets are turned on.
Kinked or pinched hose. Check and correct.
TOD of drain outlet should be less than 6 feet above the floor.
“ Make sure hose connections are tight at faucets.
Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted into and secured to drain facility.
Q Lid not closed. Washer will not progress through spin cycle with lid up. Make sure
lid is closed.
Load may have been excessively out of balance. Redistribute clothes and rerun through
find spin.
Heavily unbalanced loads can cause the washer to vibrate excessively during spin, and
may cause it to move from its original position. To correct, open the lid and redistribute
the load evenly about the wash basket. Close the fid and restd.
Q Metalfic “clicks” heard as timer advances during operation are normal.
Uneven floor. Make sure appliance is level md fm to floor.
s Faucets turned off. Make sure faucets are on and adjusted correctly.
Hoses kinked. Check and correct.
Clogged screen in water valve. Unscrew fill hose from washer and clean screen if
necessary. When reassembling, make hand tight plus 1/3 turn with pliers.
Faucets not adjusted to give desired temperature. Readjust them.
Household water heater not set to deliver correct temperamre—140° to 150°F.
(60° to 66°C.) Reset it.
“ Water valve screens may be clogged. Remove inlet hoses from water valve. Clean
the screens and reinstall the hoses.
Make sure selector controls are properly set.
Make sure hoses are connected to correct faucets—hot to hot, cold to cold.
Washer normally pauses about 1/2 minute in progressing from one portion of its cycle
to the next.
Alternate pauses in the agitation are normal in the delicate wash cycle. Agitation will
resume in 1-2 minutes.
The brief pause in the final spin of each cycle is norrnd operation for this washer.
These are sometimes called “Invisible Stains” because you may not notice them before
washing clothes. However, if oily soils are not completely removed in wash cycle, the
oily spots may pick up dirt from the wash water. The spots will then be very visible.
They are not caused by the washer. Wash synthetic garments as soon as possible after
wearing. Use more detergent than normal and hottest water fabric can stand. If spots
appear, rub in undiluted liquid detergent, let stand 30 minutes and rewash using hottest
water fabric can stand.
Incomplete removal of body soil due to constant use of insufficient detergent. Check
hem of T-shirt or pillow case. If they are white and center is yellow, it contains body
oil. Restore whiteness following procedures on “Grayed Clothes,” in this section.
Chlorine bleach may yellow some fabrics with resin finishes. Use oxygen bleach
(such as Clorox 2W brand). Refer to garment manufacturers’ care instructions. Restore
color using color remover (such as Ritm or Tintex’M brands), follow package directions.
Iron or manganese in water may cause overall yellowing or yellow spots.
1. Use extra detergent plus a non-precipitating water softener dissolved in water
before adding clothes. Use non-chlorine bleach.
2. Have a special filter or chemical feeder installed in your home to remove iron and
manganese from water.
3. Run hot water for a few minutes to clean iron residue buildup in lines; drain water
heater occasionally.
4. To remove spots: spread stained portion over pan of boiling water and squeeze
lemon juice through stain. To remove overall yellow, use a commercially available
rust scale remover, following package instructions.
Improper use of fabric softener. Never pour fabric softener directly on clothes;
always dilute before adding to rinse water. To remove stains: dampen stained area and
rub with undiluted liquid detergent. Re-wash, using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric.
Water is not hot enough for type of load. Make sure water heater is set to deliver hot
water at the washer 140° -150°F. (60° -66°C.). Do not wash when other hot water
needs—such as dishwashing or family baths—are heavy.
Poor or inferior detergent (or use of soap in hard water). Change to phosphate
detergent if possible.
Follow these steps:
Use water conditioner (such as Cdgon’” brand).
“ Use hottest water possible.
Pretreat stains.
Use presoak aids.
Instil water softener.
Washer overloaded. Clothes cannot move freely to loosen and remove soil, causing
gray appearance. Follow correct loading procedures for size of loads.
Improper soaking, with insufficient detergent. Usually a 30-minute SOA is sufficient.
However, when using extended soaks for heavily soiled gments, you may need to
use twice the recommended amount of detergent.
Washing too long may result in increased soil redeposition. Use shorter wash time
for smaller loads.
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Detergent dissolves too slowly. It is important that detergent be present in the wash
solution at the start of wash agitation.
To restore grayed clothes—
Most grayed clothes can be at least partially restored by the following procedure:
1. Put clothes in washer.
2. Fill with HOT water. Check manufacturers’ hang tags to determine if hot water
is suitable for garment.
3. Add a non-precipitating type of water softener such as Calgonm brand with
phosphate. Use 2Z times as much as you need for normal water softening.
4. Do not add soap or detergent.
5. Allow clothes to go through complete cycle.
6. Repeat, if necessary.
7. If you prefer to soak clothes, use water softener in place of soak agent or pre-wash
detergent and allow clothes to soak for about 20 minutes.
AREAS such as
collars and cuffs
Pretreat with liquid detergent.
Incorrect sorting of clothes. Separate lint-producers (such as terry towels and chenille)
with tint-receivers (such as man-made fabrics, velveteen, corduroy).
Washing too long, especially for smaller loads. For normal soil, use 1 minute per
pound of dry clothes.
Use of non-phosphate detergents which combine with hardness minerals in water to
form a precipitate which can be mistaken for lint.
Use phosphate detergent or liquid detergent; use warmer wash water or soften water
with an installed mechanical softener or a packaged water sofiener.
Undissolved granul= detergent may leave powdery residue on fabrics which can be
mistaken for lint.
(a) See Detergent Guide for recommendations on how to add detergent to speed up
complete dissolving.
(b) Use a liquid or special cold water detergent.
(c) Predissolve granular detergent in hot water, or make sure detergent is dissolved
completely in wash water before adding clothes.
(d)Make certain clothes have ample room to move in washer.
(e) Use a warmer wash water.
Overloading of washer will cause abrasion which creates excessive lint. Wash fewer
items in each load. Make sure water level is correct for size of load.
Too much bleach. Over-bleached items, such as towels, will shed excessive lint. Use
correct amount of bleach according to package directions.
Not enough detergent. Enough detergent must be used to hold lint in suspension
during wash cycle. Increase amount of detergent used. Amount is determined by
water hardness, size of load, degree of soil and amount of water. See Detergent Guide.
hcorrect use of fabric softener. If used in wash cycle, many softeners may react with
detergent to create a white deposit. Use fabric softeners only in rinse cycle.
Pilling, usually on polyester-cotton blends, is caused by normal wear and may look
like lint. Turning clothes inside out may help.
Static electrici~ caused by overdying will cause attraction. Use fabric softener in
rinse cycle.
There is no solution
once this type of
damage has occurred.
To correct—
N1 residue except pilling can usually be removed from garments through use of correct
laundry procedures.
Pins on garments or sharp objects left in pockets. Remove all pins, check pockets
of all g~ents before pitting in washer. ‘Also check washer to see if any objects
remained in wash tub.
8 Snaps, hooks, sharp buttons, belt buckles, zippers. Make sure all hooks, snaps and
buttons are fastened. Remove sharp buttons and belt buckles. This is very important
when washing knits, which snag easily. Turn knits inside out.
hproper use of chlorine bleach. Holes may have random square shape; yellow
discoloration, fabric will be weak at edges of hole.
(a) Use only correct, measured amount of bleach.
(b) Never add undiluted bleach to washer tub nor allow clothes to come in
contact with undiluted bleach. Do not wipe up bleach spills with clothes.
(c) Damage from chemicals such as hair preparations (bleach, dye, home permanent
solution), battery acid, some toilet bowl cleaners. Immediately rinse towels and
other articles thoroughly which have come in contact with these chernicds before
putiing them in washer. Avoid contaminating items of clothing with such chemicals.
Small, unnoticed holes, tears or ripped seams may enlarge during washing.
Check garments carefully before loading washer and mend dl rips and tears.
As permanent press garments age, they may show fraying at collars and cuffs. This
is due to the weakening of the fibers by the permanent press process. It is not caused
by the washer. you can slow this process by washing small permanent press loads
with a large water level. Do not wash heavy items such as towels with permanent.
press When possible, remove collar smys.
Roughness or burrs on agitator due to damage incurred by heavy belt buc~es, etc.
Examine agitator for roughness or burrs and smooth by filing if necessary.
May be using wrong cycle for delicate fabrics. Use delicate cycle. Refer to garment
manufacturer’s care instructions.
Garments weakened by aging, sun or atmosphere. This is an inevitable process
and is not caused by the washer. You may slow down process by use of delicate cycle.
Too little water in washer or too large a load. Load washer only with the number of
items that will move freely. Select ~orrect water level.
Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Immediately after dryer stops
tumbling, remove clothes and place them on hangers.
Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.
Too few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two or more similar articles,
even if dry, to insure proper tumbling.
ImproWr loads. Avoid laundering heavy permanent press items, such as work
clothes, with lighter permanent press items such as shirts or blouses. Also do not
wash or dry permanent press items with regular laundry.
Too many items in washer. Items must have room to move freely. Permanent press
loads should always be smaller than regdar loads.. .no more than medium loads.
Use of incorrect wash and dry cycles. Use permanent press wash cycle which
provides a cool-down rinse to minimize wnn~ing. Also, use automatic dry cycle.
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Incorrect water level. Use large level for medium load; medium level for small load.
Repeated washing in too hot water. Wash in cold or warm water with plenty of detergent.
“ Accumulation of lime scale due to use of carbonate detergents. If a non-phosphate
detergent must be used, avoid the use of a carbonate-built detergent.
To remove stubborn wrinMes—
Retumble small loads on automatic dry setting.
Rerinse and dry on automatic dry setting.
“ If unsuccessful, retumble on high heat for 10-12 minutes and hang immediately.
kon carefully.
Send to cleaners for pressing.
Some wrinkles may remain which cannot be removed~
*NOTE: lf ~0” fO[lOW ~OOd la”n~y ~r~edures and permanent press clothes still come out wrinkled, tie finish
may not be good quatity. Also, in permanent press synthetic/cotton blends, the cotton portion of the fabric can eventually
wear away leaving only the synthetic. Since the cotton has resin finish that imp~ the memo~, a loss or decrease of
permanent press performance will result.
Some fabrics will shrink whether washed in a washer or by hand; others may be
safely washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow garment manufacturers’ care
instructions exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or dry.
Relaxation shrinkage can occur in knit fabrics that have been improperly stretched
and elongated by the manufacturer. When this occurs, garment may be pressed back
into shape after each wash and dry cycle.
Progressive or deIayed shrinkage is caused when starch or sizing (in some fabrics)
is gradually removed by laundering. May be noticed in older garments that have been
washed many times without previous shrinkage. Treat as for Relaxation Shrinkage above.
Shrinkage caused by overheating occurs in certain knit fabrics that have been
heat-shaped. When washing, drying or ironing temperatures exceed the temperatures
used to set the shapes, shrinkage may occur. This cannot be corrected, but it can be
prevented by washing in cool or warm water; drying on low or delicate heat.
Controls improperly set. Check all controls to make sure they we correctly set for
the load you want to dry.
kproper ducting. Make sure dryer is ducted in accordance with Installation Instructions.
Obstruction in exhaust ducting. Make sure ducting is clean and free of obstruction,
make sure damper in outside wall cap operates easily. If metal flexible ducting is used,
be sure it is not kinked and it is installed according to Installation Instructions.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Check household fuses or circuit breakers.
Most electric dryers use two. It is possible for one to be blown or tripped, and the
dryer to still tumble without heat.
Improper sorting. Do not mix heavy, hard-to-dry items with lightweight articles.
Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.
Too few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two or more similar articles
even if dry, to insure proper tumbling.
If your dryer is operating on a 208-volt circuit, longer drying times can be expected.
Clothes were excessively wet when they were put into the dryer.
Dryer door is open. Dryer will not run with door open. Make sure lint filter is in proper
position. Make sure washer hd is closed. Washer will fill but will not spin with lid open.
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exhausting and other connecting
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinay home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii
and Washington, D.C. [n Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it
is LIMITED because you must pay
to ship the product to the service
shop or for the service technician’s
travel costs to your home.
All warranty service will be
provided by our Factory Service
Centers or by our authorized
Customer Car@ servicers during
normal working hours.
Should your appliance need
service, during warranty period or
beyond, call 800-GE-CARES
Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended purpose
or used commercially.
Damage to product caused by
accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which va~ from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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