Safety Instructions ........ 2-4 Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions
Operating
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2-4
Instructions
DISR333FG
Control Panel ...................
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DISR473CG
Control Settings .................
Features ........................
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7
DISR473DG
Loading and Using
the Drger ....................
Reversing the Door ..............
Venting the Drger ..............
Troubleshooting
Tips
9, 10
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175D1807P577
49-90309
09-06 JR
IMPORTANT SAFErV INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
-4,WARNING!
For gour safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk
of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or
death.
[] Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or ang other appliance.
[] Installation and service must be
performed bg a qualified installer,
service agencg or the gas supplier.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
[] Do not try to light a match, or cigarette,
or turn on any gas or electrical
appliance.
F_ lmmediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas
supplier's instructions carefully.
[] Do not touch any electrical switch; do
not use ang phone in gour building.
[] If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
[] Clear the room, building or area of all
occupants.
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PROPERINSTALLATION
This dryer must be properly
before it is used.
installed and located in accordance
with the Installation
Instructions
[] Properly ground dryer to conform with all
governing codes and ordinances. Follow details
in Installation Instructions.
Exhaust/Ducting:
[] Install or store where it will not be exposed
to temperatures below freezing or exposed
to the weather, which could cause permanent
damage and invalidate the warranty.
]Use
only rigid metal 4" diameter ductwork
inside the dryer cabinet. Use only rigid metal
or flexible metal 4" diameter ductwork for
[] Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized
power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
[] Removeall sharp packing items and dispose of
all shipping materials properly.
]Gas
dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside.
exhausting to the outside. USE OF PLASTIC OR
OTHER COHBUSTIBLE DUCTWORK CAN CAUSE
A FIRE. PUNCTURED DUCTWORK CAN CAUSE A
FIRE IF IT COLLAPSES OR BECOHES OTHERWISE
RESTRICTED IN USE OR DURING INSTALLATION.
For complete details, follow the Installation
Instructions.
WARNING!
YOUR LAUNDRY AREA
• Keep the area underneath and around your
appliances free of combustible materials (lint,
paper, rags, etc.),gasoline, chemicals and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
• Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleaches,
etc.)out of the reach of children, preferably in a
locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container
labels to avoid injury.
• Keep the floor around your appliances clean and
dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
• Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.
• Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is
used by or near children. Do not allow children to
play on, with or inside this or any other appliance.
WHEN USING YOUR DRYER
• Never reach into the dryer while the drum is
moving. Before loading, unloading or adding
clothes, wait until the drum has completely
stopped.
• Clean the lint filter before each load to prevent lint
accumulation inside the dryer or in the room. DO
NOT OPERATETHE DRYERWITHOUTTHE LINT
FILTERIN PLACE.
• Do not wash or dry articles that have been
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted
with combustible or explosive substances (such as
wax, oil,paint, gasoline, degreasers,dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene,etc.).These substances give
off vapors that may ignite or explode. Do not add
these substances to the wash water Do not use
or place these substances around your washer
or dryer during operation.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your
dryeE Items contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause
a clothes load to catch fire.
Any article on which you have used a cleaning
solvent or that 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 solvents or
flammable materials 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.
• The laundry process can reduce the flame
retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result,
carefully follow the garment manufacturer's
care instructions.
Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic
or similar materials such as padded bras, tennis
shoes,galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants,
plastic bags, pillows, etc. that may melt or burn.
Some rubber materials, when heated, can under
certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous
combustion.
• Do not store plastic, paper or clothing that may
burn or melt on top of the dryer during operation.
• Garments labeled Dry Away from Heat or Do Not
Tumble Drb!(such as lifejackets containing Kapok)
must not be put in your drgeE
• Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer
Skinirritation could result from the remaining
particles that may be picked up by clothing
during subsequent dryer uses.
• To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug
this appliance from the power supply or disconnect
the dryer at the household distribution panel by
removing the fuse or switching off the circuit
breaker before attempting any maintenance or
cleaning (except the removal and cleaning of the
lint filter).NOTE:Turning the Cycle Selector knob
to an off position or pressing PAUSEdoes NOT
disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
WHEN USING YOUR DRYER (cont.)
• Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is
damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled,or
has missing or broken parts, including a damaged
cord or plug.
• The interior of the machine and the exhaust duct
connection inside the dryer should be cleaned at
least once a year by a qualified technician. See
the Loading and Using the Dryer section.
• If yours is a gas dryer, it is equipped with an
automatic electric ignition and does not have
a pilot light. DO NOTATTEHPTTO LIGHTWITH A
HATCH.Burns mag result from having gour hand
in the vicinitg of the burner when the automatic
ignition turns on.
• You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics
or reduce the static electricity in them by using
a drger-applied fabric softener or an anti-static
conditioneE 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 use of these products are the
responsibility of the manufacturers of those
products and are not covered under the
warranty to this appliance.
WHEN NOT USING YOUR DRYER
• Grasp the plug firmly when disconnecting this
appliance to avoid damage to the cord while
pulling. Placethe cord awag from traffic areas
so it will not be stepped on, tripped over or
subjected to damage.
• Before discarding a dryer, or removing it from
service, remove the drger door to prevent children
from hiding inside.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part
of this appliance or attempt ang servicing unless
specifically recommended in this Owner's Manual
or in published user-repairinstructions that gou
understand and have the skillsto carrg out.
_\_,4___ READAND FOLLOWTHISSAFETYINFORMATIONCAREFULLY.
/ 0_01_ SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
About the dryer control panel.
You can locate your model number on the label on the front of the dryer behind the doo_ Throughout this manual, features and
appearance mag vary from your model,
Model DISR333
START
TEMPERATURE
PERMAPRES_
B
Models
B
B
DISR473C and DISR473D
START
FABR|C
CARE
START
WRINKLE
CARE
SBGNAL
_IE01UM
1
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WR/NK_FAEE
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B
NOTE: Drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (Electric, Natural
types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.
B
or LP gas), size of load,
About the control settings.
IMPORTANT: Clean the lint filter each time gou use the drger.
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Fabric Care/Temperature
(on some models)
COTTONS For regular to heavy cottons.
HIGH/REG. HEAT
PERMA PRESS/ For synthetics,
EASYCARE
MEDIUM
blends, delicates and items labeled permanent press.
DELICATES On some models. For delicates, synthetics and items labeled tumble drg low
LOW
FLUFF For fluffing items without heat. Use the TIMED DRY cgcle.
NO HEAT
Automatic cgcles automatically determine fabric dryness. Select LESS DRY if you want your clothes slightly
damp at the end of the drying cgcle. Select MORE DRY if you want them to feel drieE Timed cgcles run for a
selected time.
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Drying
Cgcles
COTTONS For cottons and most linens. For most loads select OPTIMUM DRY (on some models) or
select the Preferred Regular Setting marked with an *
PERMANENT PRESS/ For wrinkle-free,
EASYCARE
permanent
press and delicate items, and knits.
TIMED DRY Set the Cgcle Selector at the desired drying time.
DAMP DRY For leaving items partially damp.
DEWRINKLE
For removing wrinkles from items that are clean and dry or that are very lightly damp.
FLUFF or For freshening or fluffing up alreadg dry clothing, fabrics, linens and pillows. Use with
QUICK FLUFF FLUFF NO HEAT. Provides !0 minutes of no heat tumbling.
Start-
Closethe dryer dooE Select START.Opening the door during operation will stop the drgeE
To restart the dryer, close the door and select STARTto complete the cgcle.
About the dryer features.
WRINKLE
CARE
_xl*l,d,'dtool Air_mbl_
Wrinkle Care Option (onsome models)
Use this option to minimize the wrinkles
in clothes. It provides approximatel U
15 minutes of no-heat tumbling after
the clothes are dru.
This option can onlu be used with the
COTTONSand EASYCARE cgcles.
If Uouare using the SIGNALknob and Uou
select the WRINKLECAREoption, a signal will
sound atthe end of the druing time and
several times during the WRINKLECARE
cgcle. This will remind Uouthat it is time to
remove the clothes.
If WRINKLE CAREis not on, the druer will stop
once the timer reaches the WRINKLE CARE
mark on the cycle dial.
Cycle Signal Option (onsomemodels)
SIGNAL
MEDIUM
This signal will sound just before the end
of the cgcle to remind you to remove the
clothes. On some models, the signal sound
level cannot be adjusted.
NOTE:
If Uou selected the WRINKLECAREoption,
the signal will sound at the end of the
druing time and will sound several times
during the WRINKLECAREcgcle. This will
remind you that it is time to remove the
clothes.
• Use the Cycle Signal especially when
drying fabrics like polyester knits and
permanent press. These fabrics should
be removed so wrinkles won't set in.
Drum Lamp ton somemodels)
Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to
unplug the druer power cord or disconnect
the druer at the household distribution panel
bg removing the fuse or switching offthe
circuit breake_ Reach above dryer opening
from insidethe drum. Removethe bulb and
replace with the same size bulb.
• Remove garments promptly
at the
sound of the signal. Place clothes on
hangers so wrinkles won't set in.
About reversing the door.
Reversing
the Door
Toolsneeded:
[] Standard #2
[] Tope-tipped
Phillipsscrewdriver puttg knife
F_ Open the door and remove the filler plugs opposite the hinges. With the door completely
open, remove the bottom screw from each hinge on the dryer face. Insert these screws
about half wag into the TOP holes,for each hinge, on the opposite side {where you
removed the filler plugs).Apply firm pressure to get the screw started in new holes.
J_J Loosentop screw from each hinge on the dryer face halfway. With one hand holding the
top of the door and the other hand holding the bottom, remove the door from the dryer
by lifting it UP and OUT.
[_ Rotate the door 180°. Insert it on the opposite side of the opening by moving the door
IN and DOWN until the top hinge and the bottom hinge are resting on the top screws
inserted in step 1.
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[_ Removethe remaining screws from the side of the opening from which the door
was removed. With these screws, secure each hinge at the bottom. Tighten the
2 top screws of each hinge. Reinsertthe plastic plugs on the side from which the
door was removed.
Loading and using the dryer.
Always follow the fabric manufacturer's
care label when laundering.
Sorting and Loading Hints
As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the
washer,they are sorted properly for the dryer
Do not overload. This wastes energ_land causes
wrinkling.
Do not odd fabric softener sheetsonce the load has
become warm. They may cause fabric softener stains.
Bounce® Fabric Conditioner DrbterSheetshave been
approved for use in all GEDrblerswhen used in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not dry the following items:fiberglass items,
woolens, rubber-coated items, plastics, items with
plastic trim and foam-filled items.
Careand Cleaning of the Dryer
The Exterior: Wipe or dust any spills or washing
compounds with a damp cloth. Dryer control panel
and finishes may be damaged by some laundry
pretreatment soil and stain remover products. Apply
these products away from the dryer The fabric may
then be washed and dried normally. Damage to your
dryer caused by these products is not covered by
your warranty.
The Lint Filter: Cleanthe lint filter before each use.
Moisten your fingers and reach into the filter opening.
Run your fingers acrossthe filter.Have a qualified
technician vacuum the lint from the dryer once
a year
The Exhaust Duct: Inspect and clean the exhaust
ducting at least once a gear to prevent clogging.
A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen the
drying time.
Follow these steps:
[_ Turn off electrical supply by disconnecting
the plug from the wall socket.
[_ Disconnect the duct from the dryer
[_] Vacuum the duct with the hose attachment
and reconnect the duct.
TheExhaust Hood: Checkfrom the outside that the
flaps of the hood move freely when operating. Make
surethat there is no wildlife (birds,insects,etc.)nesting
insidethe duct or hood.
Loading and using the dryer. A_woys
fo_ow
the
fabric
manufacturer's
care label
when
laundering.
Venting the Dryer
For the best drging performance, the drger needs to be properl U vented. The dryer will use more
energg and run longer if it is not vented to the below specifications. Carefullg follow the details
on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions.
[] Use onlg rigid metal 4" diameter ductwork inside the drger cabinet. Use onlg rigid metal or flexible
metal 4" diameter ductwork for exhausting to the outside.
[] Do not use plastic or other combustible ductwork.
[] Use the shortest length possible.
[] Do not crush or collapse.
[] Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.
[] Venting must conform to local building codes.
Correct
Venting
Incorrect
Venting
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Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and moneg! Review the charts on the fallowing pages.
You mog not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible
Causes
Dryer doesn't start
Drger is unplugged
Fuse is blown/circuit
is tripped
What
To Do
. Hake sure the drger plug is pushed completelg
the outlet.
into
breaker
. Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
fuse or reset breakeE NOTE: Electric druers use two fuses
or breakers.
Fuse is blown/circuit
breaker
is tripped, the dryer may
tumble but not heat
, Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
both fuses or reset both breakers. Your druer ma U tumble
if onlu one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off
, Hake sure gas shutoff at druer and main shutoff are
fullu open.
LP gas supply tank is empty
or there has been a utility
interruption of natural gas
{gas models}
, Refill or replace tank. Druer should heat when
utilit U service is restored.
Dryer shakes or
makes noise
Some shaking/noise
is normal.
Drger mag be sitting unevenly
, Hove drger to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs
as necessar U until even.
Greasg spots on clothes
Improper
, Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Dryer doesn't heat
Lint on clothes
use of fabric softener
Drying dirtg items with
clean ones
, Use uour druer to dry onl U clean items. Dirt U items can
stain clean items and the drueE
Clothes were not
completely clean
, Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the
clothes are wet appear after druing. Use proper
washing procedures before druing.
Lint filter is full
, Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper
, Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors
(like corduro¢
sorting
Static electricity
Static occurs
can attract
lint
, See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
Overloading
, Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets
, Emptu all pockets before laundering clothes.
No fabric softener was used
, Try a fabric softeneE
, Bounce ® Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been
approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Overdrging
, Try a fabric softeneE
Adjust setting to LESSDRY or DAMP DRY.
Sgnthetics,
and blends
Inconsistent
drying times
Tgpe of heat
permanent
press
can cause static
, Try a fabric softener.
. Automatic drying times will vary according to the type
of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas), size of load,
types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of
exhaust ducts.
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Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clothes take too long
to dry
Improper sorting
, Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally,
a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavg fabrics
(like beach towels)
, Large,heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take
longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller
loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperlg
Match control settings to the load you are drying.
set
Lint filter is full
Improper
or obstructed
Clean lint filter before every load.
ducting
Check installation instructions for proper
ductingiventing.
Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and
unobstructed.
Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the
dryer venting is correct.
Clothes are wrinkled
Blown fuses or tripped
circuit breaker
. Replacefuses or reset circuit breakers.Sincemost dryers
use two fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads
, Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer
at a time.
Underloading
, If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items
to ensure proper tumbling.
Overdrying
. Select a shorter drying time.
. Removeitems while they still hold a slight amount of
moisture. Select a LESSDRYor DAMP DRYsetting.
Clothes shrink
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Letting items sit in dryer after
cycle ends
. Removeitems when cycle ends and fold or hang
immediately.
Overloading
. Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Some fabrics will naturally shrink
. To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
when washed. Others can be
safelg washed, but will shrink
in the dryer
. Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
. If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular
item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.