GE GFD14ESSN0WW Dryer Owner's Manual


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SAFETY INFORMATION

. . . . . . . . . .3

USING THE DRYER

Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

CARE AND CLEANING

. . . . . . . . . . .9

INSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Stacking (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Reversing The Door Swing (Optional). . . . . 26

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

. . . . . .28

LIMITED WARRANTY

. . . . . . . . . . . 31

CONSUMER SUPPORT

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OWNER’S MANUAL &

INSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS

GFD14

ENGLISH/FRANÇAIS/

ESPAÑOL

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # _________________

Serial # _________________

They are on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door.

GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company. Manufactured under trademark license.

0020507767GE

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING GE APPLIANCES A PART OF YOUR HOME.

Whether you grew up with GE Appliances, or this is your first, we’re happy to have you in the family.

We take pride in the craftsmanship, innovation and design that goes into every GE Appliances product, and we think you will too. Among other things, registration of your appliance ensures that we can deliver important product information and warranty details when you need them.

Register your GE appliance now online. Helpful websites and phone numbers are available in the

Consumer Support section of this Owner’s Manual. You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Ŷ

Read all instructions before using the appliance.

Ŷ

DO NOT

dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Ŷ

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 reduce the risk of fire due to contaminated loads, the final part of the tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat (cool down period). Avoid stopping a tumble dryer before the end of the drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed and spread out so that the heat is dissipated.

Ŷ

DO NOT

allow children to play on or in this appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when this appliance is used near children.

Ŷ

Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.

Ŷ

DO NOT

reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.

Ŷ

DO NOT

install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.

Ŷ

DO NOT

tamper with controls.

Ŷ

DO NOT

climb or stand on this unit.

Ŷ

DO NOT

repair or replace any part of this appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the user-maintenance instructions or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

Ŷ

Follow all fabric care instructions and warnings to prevent melting of garments or damage to the appliance.

Ŷ

DO NOT

use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

Ŷ

DO NOT

dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials.

Ŷ

Clean lint screen before or after each load.

Ŷ

DO NOT

operate the dryer without the lint filter in place.

Ŷ

DO NOT

store combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable liquids near the dryer. Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

Ŷ

The interior of the appliance and exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

Ŷ

Unplug the appliance or turn off the circuit breaker before servicing. Pressing the

Power

or

Start/Pause

button

DOES

NOT

disconnect power.

Ŷ

DO NOT

operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.

Ŷ

DO NOT

spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.

DO NOT

use any type of spray cleaner when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

Ŷ

See “ELECTRICAL CONNECTION” located in the Installation Instructions for grounding instructions.

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3

4

Getting started

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY

INFORMATION before operating this appliance.

Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Power

Step 4

Start

• If the screen is dark, press the Power button to “wake up” the display.

Pause

• Press the

Start/Pause button.

• Loosely add items.

• Close door.

NOTE: Dryer will not start with door open.

• Select a dry cycle.

(Defaults are set for each dry cycle. These default settings can be changed. See control settings for more information.)

OR

Timed

Dry

Temp

• Press Timed Dry button, rotate knob to adjust time, and press Temp button to set your own temperature.

Controls

L M N B K A

DRY DAMP

High

Medium

Low

Ex Dry

Dry

COOL

Clean Filter

Low Air eDry

No Heat Damp

Est Time Remaining

My Cycle Tumble

Delay

Temp Level

Damp

Alert

Timed

Dry eDry My Cycle

Ext

Tumble

Hold to Set

Delay

Dry

C D E F G H I J

Mixed Loads

Cottons

Heavy

Duty

Towels

Casuals

Active

Wear

Sanitize

Quick Dry

Delicates

Dewrinkle

Warm Up

Rack Dry

Start

Pause

Power

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Power

Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to turn the dryer off.

NOTE:

Pressing

Power

does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

B

Dry Cycles

The dry cycle controls the cycle time for the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry setting with the loads.

Mixed Loads or Normal

(

Depending on model)

For loads consisting of cottons and poly blends.

Cottons

For cottons and most linens.

NOTE: Energy Star

®

models are tested on

Cottons

with default settings.

Heavy Duty

For large coats, bed spreads, mattress covers, sleeping bags, blankets, comforters, jackets, small rugs, and similar large and bulky items.

Towels

Casuals

Use for towels OR sheets. It is not recommended to mix towels and sheets in the same load.

For wrinkle-free, permanent press and delicate items, and knits.

Active Wear

Clothing worn for active sports exercise and some casual wear. Fabrics include new technology finishes and stretch fibers such as Spandex. Also for clothing labeled Easy Care or Perma Press:

For wrinkle-free and permanent press items.

Sanitize

Reduces certain types of bacteria by 96.7%, including: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The antibacterial process occurs when high heat is used during a portion of this drying cycle.

Quick Dry

Delicates

Dewrinkle

Warm Up

Air Fluff

Rack Dry

For small loads that are needed in a hurry, such as sports or school uniforms. Can also be used if the previous cycle left some items damp, such as collars or waistbands.

For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

For removing wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp. This cycle is not recommended for delicate fabrics.

Provides 25 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes.

Provides 30 minutes of tumbling time without heat.

For drying delicate items without tumbling, use drying rack accessory. Place items flat on the drying rack such as wool sweaters and delicate fabrics. Dry with low heat.

C

Temp

Temp (Temperature)

You can change the temperature of your dry cycle.

High

For regular to heavy cottons.

Medium

For synthetics, blends and items labeled Permanent Press.

Low

For delicates, synthetics and items labeled Tumble Dry Low.

No Heat

This option may only be used with

Air Fluff

and

Timed Dry

, in which items are tumbled without heat.

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D

E

F

G

H

I

Level

Damp

Alert

Timed

Dry

eDry

My Cycle

Hold to Set

Ext

Tumble

Level

The sensor continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load. When the moisture in your clothes reaches your selected dry level, the dryer will stop.

NOTE:

Sensor dry

Level

can be used with all cycles except

Timed Dry

,

Air Fluff

,

Rack

Dry

,

Warm Up

and

Dewrinkle

.

Ex Dry

Use for heavy-duty fabrics or items that should be very dry, such as towels.

Dry

Use for normal dryness level suitable for most loads. This is the preferred cycle for energy saving.

Damp

For leaving items partially damp.

Damp Alert

This option causes the dryer to beep when clothes have dried to a damp level. Remove items that you wish to hang dry. The

Damp Alert

will only beep when this option is selected, and the dryer will continue to dry.

Removing clothes and hanging them when they are damp can reduce the need to iron some items.

Timed Dry

1.

Press

Timed Dry

button. Lights around the knob will flash. Select the drying time by rotating the knob to increase or decrease the time in 10-minute increments up to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

2.

Select the dry

Temp

.

3.

Close the door.

4.

Press

Start/Pause

.

eDry (on some models)

Reduces total energy consumption of specific dryer cycles by adjusting certain heat settings.

NOTE: Cycle times will change when eDry is selected.

Energy Star

®

models are tested on

Cottons

cycle with default settings to determine energy use rating of this dryer. The

eDry

option will default to on for

Cottons

. Temperature settings on High and dryness level setting on Dry are specifically designed for this cycle to reduce energy consumption. For optimal energy savings, turn

eDry

on. For optimal drying times, turn

eDry

off. Energy savings will vary across loads and cycles.

The

eDry

selection can be used with

Mixed Loads

,

Cottons

,

Heavy Duty

,

Towels

,

Casuals

,

Active Wear

and

Delicates

.

My Cycle

Set up your favorite combination of settings and save them here for one touch recall. These custom settings can be set while a cycle is in progress.

To store a My Cycle combination of settings:

1. Select your drying cycle.

2. Change

Temp

and

Level

settings to fit your needs.

3. Select any drying options you want.

4. Press and hold the

My Cycle

button for 3 seconds to store your selection. A beep will sound and the button will light up.

To recall your stored My Cycle combination:

Press the

MY CYCLE

button before drying a load.

To change your stored My Cycle combination:

Repeat steps 1–4.

Extended Tumble

Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately 2 hours of no-heat tumbling after clothes are dry.

The estimated time remaining display will show “END”.

The extended tumble time does not get added to the cycle time on the display.

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J

Delay

Dry

Delay Dry

Use to delay the start of your dryer.

1. Choose your dry cycle and any options.

2. Press

Delay Dry

. You can change the delay time in 1 hour increments, using the

Delay Dry

button.

3. Press the

Start/Pause

button to start the countdown.

NOTE:

If the door is opened while the dryer is in

Delay Dry

, the countdown time will not restart unless the door is closed and

Start/Pause

button has been pressed again.

K

Start

Pause

Start/Pause

Press to start a cycle. If the dryer is running, pressing it once will pause the dryer and unlock the door. This function can be used to add garments during a cycle. Press again to restart the cycle.

NOTE:

If the dryer is paused and the cycle is not restarted within 15 minutes, the current cycle will be cancelled.

L

Temp Level

Lock

You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock or unlock the controls after you have started a cycle.

Children cannot accidentally start the dryer by touching pads with this option selected.

To lock the dryer, press and hold the

Temp

and

Level

buttons together for 3 seconds.

To unlock the dryer controls, press and hold the

Temp

and

Level

buttons together for 3 seconds. A sound is made to indicate the lock/unlock status.

The control lock icon on the display will light up when it is on.

NOTE:

The

Power

button can still be used when the machine is locked.

M

Damp

Alert

Timed

Dry

Signal

When the light is on, the dryer will beep at the end of the cycle and every time you press a button on the control panel.

To turn the signal off, press and hold the

Damp Alert

and

Timed Dry

buttons together for 3 seconds. A sound is made to indicate the lock/unlock status.

N

DRY

High

Medium

Low

DAMP

Ex Dry

Dry

COOL

Clean Filter

Low Air eDry

No Heat Damp

Est Time Remaining

My Cycle Tumble

Delay

Display and Status Lights

The display shows the approximate time remaining until the end of the cycle.

In addition, this display will show the dryer status:

Status

DRY DAMP

Controls locked on.

COOL

End of cycle signal on.

Clean Filter

Time to clean the filter. See the

Care and Cleaning

section.

Low Air eDry

Indicates decrease in performance of the dryer and increase risk of lint accumulation in the ducts and dryer.

Shows

eDry

setting selected.

Temp

Level

Shows

Shows

High

,

Medium

Extra Dry

,

Dry

,

Low

or

or

Damp

No Heat

temperature setting selected.

dryness setting selected.

Damp Alert

Indicates

Damp Alert

is set and will sound when the clothes have dried to a damp dryness level.

Timed

Est Time

Remaining

My Cycle

Indicates that a

Timed Dry

cycle is set. Will turn off after cycle is finished.

Display shows the estimated time remaining until set cycle is completed.

Indicates the

My Cycle

feature is set.

Ext Tumble

Indicates the

Extended Tumble

feature is set.

Indicates

Delay Dry

is set time is selected.

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Loading

Always follow fabric manufacturer’s care label when laundering.

Fabric Care Labels

Below are fabric care label “symbols” that affect the clothing you will be laundering.

Dry Labels

Tumble dry

Dry

Normal Permanent Press/ wrinkle resistant

Gentle/ delicate

Do not tumble dry

Do not dry

(used with do not wash)

Heat setting

High Medium Low No heat/air

Special instructions

Line dry/ hang to dry

Drip dry

Dry flat

In the shade

Sorting and Loading Hints

WARNING

- Fire Hazard

• Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

• DO NOT

dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing).

• No washer can completely remove oil.

• DO NOT

dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils).

• Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline.

• Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer. Try also to sort items according to size. For example, do not dry a sheet with socks or other small items.

Do not add fabric softener sheets once the load has become warm. They may cause fabric softener stains. Bounce

®

Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in this dryer when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Do not overload.

This wastes energy and causes wrinkling.

Drying Rack

A handy drying rack may be used for drying delicate items such as washable sweaters. Place items flat on the drying rack and block such items as wool sweaters and delicate fabrics. Dry with low heat.

To install the drying rack, extend the drying rack into the dryer drum and rest the front two legs on the front angled ledge.

NOTES:

Ŷ

The drying rack is designed for use with the

Timed Dry

cycle. Use with sensor cycles may result in damp items or extended cycle times.

Ŷ

Do not use this drying rack when there are other clothes in the dryer, that are not placed on the rack.

Ŷ

The drying rack,

WE01X26416

, is available as an accessory. Order on-line at

GEApplianceparts.com

, 24 hours a day or by phone at

877.959.8688

during normal business hours.

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Care and cleaning

Interior and Duct

The interior of the appliance and exhaust duct should be cleaned once a year by qualified service personnel.

The Exhaust Duct:

Inspect and clean the exhaust ducting at least once a year to prevent clogging. A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen the drying time.

The Exhaust Hood:

Check with a mirror that the inside flaps of the hood move freely when operating. Make sure that there is no wildlife (birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the duct or hood.

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.

Lint Filter

Clean the lint filter before each use.

Pull out the lint filter. Moisten your fingers and remove the captured lint. Once clean, slide the filter back into position. Have a qualified technician vacuum the lint from the dryer once a year.

NEVER OPERATE THE DRYER WITHOUT ITS FILTER IN PLACE.

Stainless Steel

To clean stainless steel surfaces use a damp cloth with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner suitable for stainless steel surfaces. Remove the cleaner residue and then dry with a clean cloth.

The stainless steel used to make the dryer drum provides the highest reliability available in a GE Appliances dryer.

If the dryer drum should be scratched or dented during normal use, the drum will not rust or corrode. These surface blemishes will not affect the function or durability of the drum.

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Drum Lamp

NOTE:

The drum lamp is not consumer replaceable on models where there is a flat cover over an LED bulb. If this light should ever stop working, call for service.

For models that have a domed cover over the bulb secured by a screw:

Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker. Reach above dryer opening from inside the drum to locate the light.

Remove the screw and the plastic cover to access the bulb. Replace with the appropriate bulb and then reaffix the cover and screw.

Order replacement bulb

WE11X26351

on-line at

GEApplianceparts.com

, by phone at

877.959.8688

during normal business hours, or purchase appliance bulb

7C7

from your local retailer.

When the door is opened, the drum lamp automatically turns on and remains on for 2 minutes. When the door is closed, the drum lamp will remain on for 30 seconds.

WARNING

- Electrical Shock Hazard

Disconnect power supply before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

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Instructions

Dryer

If you have any questions, call GE Appliances at 800.GE.CARES

(800.432.2737)

or visit our Website at:

GEAppliances.com

In Canada, call 800.561.3344

or visit

www.GEAppliances.ca

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

IMPORTANT

Save these instructions for local electrical inspector’s use.

IMPORTANT

Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

• Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes.

Note to Installer

Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

Note to Consumer

Keep these instructions for future reference.

• Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.

• This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.

• Before the old dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door.

• Service information and the wiring diagram are located in the control console.

• Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children.

• Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.

• Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under the Warranty.

• Install the dryer where the temperature is above

50°F for satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.

• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil duct and replace with UL-listed duct.

WARNING

- Risk of Fire

• Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.

• Install the clothes dryer according to these instructions and local codes.

DO NOT

install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic venting materials. If flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil-type) duct is installed, it must be UL-listed and installed in accordance with the instructions found in “Connecting the Dryer to House Vent” later in this manual. Flexible venting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.

DO NOT

install or store this appliance in any location where it could be exposed to water or weather.

• To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all installation instructions.

• Save these instructions. (Installers: Be sure to leave these instructions with the customer.)

If you are planning to stack the washer and dryer, order

Stacking Kit number

GFA24KITL

to be used for this dryer. Kit sold separately.

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UNPACKING YOUR DRYER

Tilt the dryer sideways and remove the foam shipping pads by pulling at the sides and breaking them away from the dryer legs. Be sure to remove all of the foam pieces around the legs.

Remove the bag containing the literature.

DRYER

DIMENSIONS

23-7/16”

(59.5 cm)

42-13/16” (108.7 cm)

25-1/4” (64.1 cm)

Front

View

*

33-1/4”

(84.5 cm)

*

33-1/4”

(84.5 cm)

*NOTE:

With leveling legs retracted:

33-1/4 (84.5 cm)

With leveling legs fully extended:

33-5/8 (85.4 cm)

Stacked:

66-1/2” (168.9 cm)

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

DIMENSIONS

30”

(76.2 cm)

20-1/2”

(52.1 cm)

Back

View

ACCESSORIES:

Order on-line at

GEApplianceParts.com

, 24 hours a day or by phone at

877.959.8688

during normal business hours.

Part Number Accessory

PM08X10085 Flexible Metal Dryer Transition Duct

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Side View

POWER CORDS

GE Appliances strongly recommends the use of factory specified parts. Select the power cord to fit your installation requirements.

Part Number

WX9X2

WX9X3

WX9X4

WX9X18

WX9X19

WX9X20

Type

3-Prong

3-Prong

3-Prong

4-Prong

4-Prong

4-Prong

Length Amperage

4 Feet 30

5 Feet

6 Feet

4 Feet

5 Feet

6 Feet

30

30

30

30

30

Order on-line at

GEApplianceparts.com

today,

24 hours a day or by phone at 877.959.8688 during normal business hours. In Canada, visit your local

GE Appliances parts distributor or call 800.661.1616 or

GEAppliances.ca/en/products/parts-filters-accessories

.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOVE OR

CLOSET INSTALLATION

WARNING

- Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

Place dryer at least 18” (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

• Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

0” either side

1” front and rear

1” top

• The rear of the dryer should face a wall.

• Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

• Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of open area. If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 square inches of open area.

NOTE:

WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT

THE REAR OF THE DRYER, THE CONFIGURATION

OF THE DUCTING MAY REQUIRE GREATER THAN

3” OF REAR CLEARANCE.

MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER

THAN ALCOVE OR CLOSET

INSTALLATION

Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0” both sides, 1” rear and 1” top.

The rear of the dryer should face a wall.

Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED

HOME INSTALLATION

• Installation MUST conform to the

MANUFACTURED HOME CONSTRUCTION

AND SAFETY STANDARD, TITLE 24, PART

3280 or STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOMES

CAN/CSA-Z240 MH, or, when such standards are not applicable, with AMERICAN NATIONAL

STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOME, ANSI/NFPA

NO. 501B.

• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

• The exhaust vent MUST be securely fastened to a non-combustible portion of the mobile home.

• The vent MUST NOT be terminated beneath a mobile or manufactured home.

• The vent duct material MUST BE METAL.

• KIT 14-D346-33 MUST be used to attach the dryer securely to the structure.

• The vent MUST NOT be connected to any other duct, vent or chimney.

DO NOT

use sheet metal screws or other fastening devices which extend into the interior of the exhaust vent.

• Provide an opening with a free area of at least 25 square inches for introduction of outside air into the dryer room.

• See the sections for electrical connection information.

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Installation Instructions

UNDERCOUNTER INSTALLATION

If an undercounter installation is desired:

• No special dryer installation kit is required.

• If the dryer is installed alone, a minimum of 60 square inches of open area is required. If a washer and dryer are installed together, a minimum of 120 square inches of open area is required.

Dryer Installed Alone

Countertop and side cabinets

60 square inches min. open area

BATHROOM OR BEDROOM

INSTALLATION

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the NATIONAL

ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO. 70 (for electric dryers).

Washer and Dryer Installed Together

Countertop and side cabinets

120 square inches min. open area

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CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC DRYER

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Slip-joint pliers Phillips screwdriver

Before making the electrical connection, turn off the circuit breaker(s) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse(s) at the electrical box. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall. NEVER LEAVE THE ACCESS COVER

OFF THE TERMINAL BLOCK.

Flat-blade screwdriver

Level

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

Ŷ 4” dia. metal elbow Ŷ Gloves

Ŷ

4” dia. metal duct

(recommended)

Ŷ

Exhaust hood

Ŷ 3/4” Strain relief

(UL recognized)

Ŷ

4” Duct clamps (2) or

4” spring clamps (2)

Ŷ

Duct tape

Ŷ

Safety glasses

Ŷ

Dryer power cord kit

(not provided with dryer)

UL rated 120/240V,

30A with 3 or 4 prongs.

Identify the plug type as per the house receptacle before purchasing line cord.

Ŷ 4” dia., UL-listed flexible metal duct

(if needed)

Ŷ

4” Cover Plate

(Kit WE49X22606)

(if needed)

Stacking installations may require a power cord up to 6 feet in length.

WARNING

- Electrical Shock Hazard

Disconnect power supply before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC

DRYERS

For electrical connections using a power cord:

WARNING

- Fire Hazard

Use a new UL-listed 240V 30 amp dryer power supply cord with closed ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.

Use a UL-listed strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal.

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining two supply wires to remaining two terminals.

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Replace the terminal block cover.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire or electrical shock.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:

This dryer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This dryer uses a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

WARNING

Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician, or service representative or personnel, if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

DO NOT

modify the plug on the power supply cord. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

- Electrical Shock Hazard

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DISCONNECT

POWER BEFORE SERVICING.

This dryer should be connected to an individual branch circuit with 10 gauge copper wire minimum through a

30 amp fuse or circuit breaker.

DO NOT

fuse neutral.

Use copper conductors only.

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WARNING

- Electrical Shock Hazard

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DISCONNECT

POWER BEFORE SERVICING.

This dryer should be connected to an individual branch circuit with 10 gauge copper wire minimum through a

30 amp fuse or circuit breaker.

DO NOT

fuse neutral.

Use copper conductors only.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC

DRYERS

For direct wire connections:

WARNING

- Fire Hazard

Use 10 gauge copper wire.

Use a UL-listed strain relief.

Disconnect power before making electrical connections.

Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal.

Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground connector.

Connect remaining two supply wires to remaining two terminals.

Securely tighten all electrical connections.

Replace the terminal block cover.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire or electrical shock.

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

For a permanently connected dryer:

This dryer must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal on the appliance.

WARNING

Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician, or service representative or personnel, if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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CONNECTING DRYER USING

4-WIRE CONNECTION (MUST

BE USED FOR MOBILE HOME

INSTALLATION)

NOTE:

Since January 1, 1996, the National Electrical

Code requires that new constructions use a 4-wire connection to an electric dryer. A 4-wire cord must also be used where local codes do not permit grounding through the neutral. 3-wire connection is NOT for use on new construction.

White Wire

L1 N L2

Black or Red

Wire

Cover

Black or

Red

Wire

Green wire from power cord

3/4” Strain

Relief and

Bracket

4 #10 AWG minimum copper conductors or 120/240V 30A power supply cord kit marked for use with dryers and provided with closed loop or spade terminals with upturned ends (not supplied).

1.

Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse at the electrical box.

2.

Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall receptacle.

3.

Remove the power cord cover located at the upper back.

4.

Remove green ground screw and retain for use in

Step 7. Remove center screw (marked N) in terminal block. Remove and discard ground strap.

5.

Install 3/4 in. UL-recognized strain relief to power cord entry hole. Bring power cord through strain relief and bracket.

6.

Connect power cord as follows:

A.

Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).

B.

Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of the terminal block (marked N).

7.

Attach ground wire of power cord with the green ground screw (hole above strain relief bracket).

Tighten all terminal block screws (3) securely.

8.

Properly secure power cord to strain relief and bracket.

9.

Reinstall the cover.

NEVER LEAVE THE COVER OFF OF THE

TERMINAL BLOCK.

CONNECTING DRYER USING

3-WIRE CONNECTION

If required, by local code, install external ground (not provided) to grounded metal, cold water pipe, or other established ground determined by a qualified electrician.

Black or Red Wire

L1 N L2

White Wire

Black or Red

Wire

Cover

Ground

Strap

3/4” Strain

Relief and

Bracket

3 #10 AWG minimum copper conductors or 120/240V 30A power supply cord kit marked for use with dryers and provided with closed loop or spade terminals with upturned ends (not supplied).

3-wire Connection

Not for use in Canada.

DO NOT use for Mobile Home Installations.

NOT for use on new construction.

NOT for use on recreational vehicles.

NOT for use in areas where local codes prohibit grounding through the neutral conduction.

1.

Turn off the circuit breaker(s) (30 amp) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse at the electrical box.

2

. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged from the wall receptacle.

3.

Remove the power cord cover located at the upper back.

4.

Install 3/4-in. UL-recognized strain relief to power cord entry hole. Bring power cord through strain relief and bracket.

5.

Connect power cord as follows:

A.

Connect the 2 hot lines to the outer screws of the terminal block (marked L1 and L2).

B.

Connect the neutral (white) line to the center of the terminal block (marked N).

6

. Be sure ground strap is connected to green ground screw on cabinet rear. Tighten all terminal block screws (3) securely.

7.

Properly secure power cord to strain relief and bracket.

8.

Reinstall the cover.

NEVER LEAVE THE COVER OFF OF THE

TERMINAL BLOCK.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER

WARNING

- Fire Hazard

This dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

Use only 4” rigid metal ducting for the home exhaust duct.

Use only 4" rigid metal, UL-listed flexible metal, or UL-listed metal foil dryer transition duct to connect the dryer to the home exhaust.

DO NOT

use any plastic to vent the dryer, this includes the home exhaust duct, dryer transition duct, or within the dryer.

DO NOT

use flexible metal or metal foil ducting for a home exhaust duct or within the dryer.

DO NOT

exhaust into a chimney, kitchen exhaust, gas vent, wall, ceiling, attic, crawl space, or concealed space of a building.

DO NOT

install a screen in or over the exhaust duct.

DO NOT

install a booster fan in the exhaust duct.

DO NOT

use duct longer than specified in the exhaust length table.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS YOU WILL

NEED TO INSTALL EXHAUST DUCT

Ŷ

Phillips-head screwdriver

Ŷ

Drill with 1/8” drill bit

(for bottom venting)

Ŷ

Duct tape or duct clamp Ŷ

Hacksaw

Ŷ

Rigid or UL-listed flexible metal 4” (10.2 cm) duct

Ŷ

Vent hood

PARTS AVAILABLE FROM

GEAPPLIANCEPARTS.COM OR

LOCAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

PM8X85

Outdoor exhaust hood

PM08X10085

8’ Flexible metal clothes dryer transition duct with 2 clamps

WX08X10130

4” Dryer exhaust clamp

WE49X22606

Rear exhaust opening cover, for side or bottom vented dryers

CONNECTING THE DRYER TO

HOUSE VENT

RIGID METAL TRANSITION DUCT

• For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition duct is recommended.

• Rigid metal transition ducts reduce the risk of crushing and kinking.

UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL CLOTHES

DRYER TRANSITION DUCT

• If rigid metal cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible metal clothes dryer transition duct (GE Appliances part – PM08X10085) can be used.

• Never install transition duct in walls, ceilings, floors or other enclosed spaces.

• Total length of transition duct should not exceed 8’

(2.4 m).

• For many applications, installing elbows at both the dryer and the wall is highly recommended (see illustrations in next section). Elbows allow the dryer to sit close to the wall without kinking and/or crushing the transition duct, maximizing drying performance.

• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE)

TRANSITION DUCT

• In special installations, it may be necessary to connect the dryer to the home exhaust vent using flexible metal (foil-type) transition duct. UL–

LISTED universal flexible dryer transition duct

(GE Appliances parts – PM8X73 or WX8X73) may be used ONLY in installations where rigid metal or flexible metal transition ducting cannot be used AND where a 4” diameter can be maintained throughout the entire length of the transition duct.

• In Canada and the United States, only transition ducts that comply with “

UL 2158A STANDARD

FOR CLOTHES DRYER TRANSITION DUCT

” shall be used.

• Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

• For best drying performance:

1. Slide one end of the duct over the clothes dryer outlet pipe.

2. Secure the duct with a clamp.

3. With the dryer in its permanent position, extend the duct to its full length. Allow 2” of duct to overlap the exhaust pipe. Cut off and remove excess duct. Keep the duct as straight as possible for maximum airflow.

4. Secure the duct to the exhaust pipe with the other clamp.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

DO

cut duct as short as possible and install straight into wall.

DO

use elbows when turns are necessary.

Elbows

DO NOT

bend or collapse ducting.

Use elbows if turns are necessary.

DO NOT

use excessive exhaust length. Cut duct as short as possible.

DO NOT

crush duct against the wall

.

DO NOT

set dryer on duct

.

EXHAUST LENGTH

Using exhaust longer than specified length will:

• Increase the drying times and the energy cost.

• Reduce the dryer life.

• Accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

The correct exhaust installation is YOUR

RESPONSIBILITY.

Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered by the warranty.

The MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE length of the exhaust system depends upon the type of duct, number of turns, the type of exhaust hood (wall cap) and all conditions noted on the chart.

• Internal elbows added for side or bottom vent conversions must be included in the total elbow count.

• Any elbow greater than 45° should be treated as a 90° elbow; one elbow of 45° or less may be ignored.

• Two 45° elbows will be treated like one 90° elbow.

• For the side exhaust installations, add one 90° elbow to the chart.

• For every additional 90° elbow, reduce the allowable vent system length by 10 feet.

• When calculating the total vent system length, you must add all the straight portions and elbows of the system (including the transition duct).

EXHAUST

LENGTH

No. of 90° Elbows

0

1

2

3

4

RECOMMENDED MAXIMUM LENGTH

Exhaust Hood Types

Recommended

Use only for short run installations

4" DIA.

4" DIA.

4" DIA.

4"

Rigid Metal

90 Feet

60 Feet

45 Feet

35 Feet

25 Feet

2-1/2"

Rigid Metal

60 Feet

45 Feet

35 Feet

25 Feet

15 Feet

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST

HOOD OR WALL CAP

• Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of birds or other wildlife.

• Termination should present minimal resistance to the exhaust airflow and should require little or no maintenance to prevent clogging.

• Wall caps must be installed at least 12” above ground level or any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.

SEPARATION OF TURNS

• For best performance, separate all turns by at least

4 ft. of straight duct, including distance between last turn and dampened exhaust hood (wall cap).

SEALING OF JOINTS

• All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section of duct must point away from the dryer.

• Duct joints should be made air- and moisture-tight by wrapping the overlapped joints with duct tape or aluminum tape.

• Do not assemble ductwork with any fasteners that extend into the duct. These fasteners can accumulate lint, creating a potential fire hazard.

• Horizontal runs should slope down towards the outdoors 1/4” per foot.

• Provide an access for inspection and cleaning of the exhaust system, especially at turns and joints.

Exhaust system shall be inspected and cleaned at least once a year.

INSULATION

• Ductwork that runs through an unheated area or is near air conditioning should be insulated to reduce condensation and lint build-up.

Duct

Wall Side

Duct Tape

Dryer

Side

RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION

TO MINIMIZE EXHAUST BLOCKAGE

Using duct elbows will prevent duct kinking and collapsing.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

• Remove and discard existing plastic or metal foil duct and replace with UL-listed duct.

• Remove any lint from the wall exhaust opening.

STANDARD REAR EXHAUST

We recommend that you install your dryer before installing your washer. This will permit direct access for easier exhaust connection.

Slide the end of the exhaust duct on the back of the dryer and secure with duct tape or a hose clamp.

NOTE:

We strongly recommend using rigid metal exhaust duct. However, if flexible ducting is used it must be UL-Listed metal, not plastic.

• For straight line installation, connect the dryer exhaust to the external exhaust hood using duct tape or clamp.

Wall

Wall

Internal

Duct

Opening

Transition

Ducting

Check that exhaust hood damper opens and closes freely.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.)

ADDING A NEW DUCT

Fixing hole

Portion “A”

WARNING

- Fire Hazard

Disconnect dryer from electrical supply.

Wear gloves and arm guards.

Close the back opening with cover plate (Kit

WE49X22606).

Failure to do so may result in fire, electrical shock or lacerations.

Right or left side exhaust

Right

Remove screw and save

Right

Left

Reconnect the cut portion (A) of the duct to the blower housing. Make sure that the shortened duct is aligned with the tab in the base. Use the screw saved previously to secure the duct in place through the tab on the appliance base.

ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR

EXHAUST TO RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE OF

CABINET

Right

Bottom

Left

Remove desired knockout (one only)

Detach and remove the right, left or bottom knockout as desired. Remove the screw inside the dryer exhaust duct and save.

Pull the duct out of the dryer.

Cut the duct as shown and keep portion A.

Fixing hole

Exhaust can be added to right or left side

Left

Duct tape

A

9” (22.86cm)

• Preassemble 4” elbow with 4” duct. Wrap duct tape around joint.

• Insert duct assembly, elbow first, through the side opening and connect the elbow to the dryer internal duct.

Be sure not to pull or damage the electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the duct.

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EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.)

SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.)

ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR

EXHAUST TO LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF

CABINET (cont.)

• Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the dryer internal duct and the elbow, and also the joint between the elbow and the side duct.

DUCT

TAPE

Use 4” rigid metal ducting only inside the dryer. Internal duct joints must be secured with tape, otherwise they may separate and cause a safety hazard.

ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST

THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET

• Insert the elbow through the rear opening and connect it to the dryer internal duct.

• Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the dryer internal duct and the elbow, and also the joint between the elbow and the bottom duct.

Duct tape

Internal duct joints must be secured with tape; otherwise, they may separate and cause a safety hazard.

SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.)

ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF

CABINET

Plate

(Kit WE49X22606)

Connect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete the exhaust system. Cover back opening with the plate

(kit WE49X22606) which can be purchased from

GEApplianceparts.com

or a local service provider.

Place dryer in final location.

NEVER LEAVE THE BACK OPENING WITHOUT

THE PLATE.

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FINAL SETUP

1

LEVEL THE DRYER

Stand the dryer upright near the final location and adjust the four leveling legs at the corners to ensure that the dryer is level from side to side and front to rear.

3

DRYER START-UP

Press the

Power

button.

Power

NOTE:

If the dryer has been exposed to temperatures below freezing for an extended period of time, allow it to warm up before pressing

Power

. Otherwise, the display will not come on.

The dryer is now ready for use.

Lower Raise

2

PLUG DRYER IN

NOTE:

Stacking installations may require a power cord up to 6 feet in length.

WARNING

- Electrical Shock Hazard

Disconnect power supply before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

Ensure proper ground exists before use.

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STACKING THE WASHER AND DRYER (if desired)

If you are planning to stack the washer and dryer, order Stacking Kit number

GFA24KITL

to be used for this dryer.

Kit sold separately.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOVE OR

CLOSET INSTALLATION

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

IMPORTANT

Save these instructions for local electrical inspector’s use.

IMPORTANT

Observe all governing codes and ordinances.

Note to Installer

Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.

Note to Consumer

Keep these instructions for future reference.

• Service

must

be performed by a qualified installer.

• Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children.

• Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer.

GE APPLIANCES STACK KIT

Order on-line at

GEApplianceParts.com

, 24 hours a day or by phone at

877.959.8688

during normal business hours.

Part Number

GFA24KITL

Accessory

Complete Stack Kit

WARNING

- Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

Place dryer at least 18” (46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

• The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors.

• Minimum clearance between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

0” either side

1” front and rear

1” top

• The rear of the dryer should face a wall.

• Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

• Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of open area. If the closet contains both a washer and a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 square inches of open area.

NOTE:

WHEN THE EXHAUST DUCT IS LOCATED AT

THE REAR OF THE DRYER, THE CONFIGURATION

OF THE DUCTING MAY REQUIRE GREATER THAN

3” OF REAR CLEARANCE.

KIT CONTENTS (GE APPLIANCES

KIT # GFA24KITL)

Screws (2) Long

For dryer attachment

Bracket- stack (R)

Bracket- stack (L)

Screws (6) Short

For washer attachment

MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER

THAN ALCOVE OR CLOSET

INSTALLATION

Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0” both sides, 1” rear and 1” top.

The rear of the dryer should face a wall.

Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Phillips screwdriver

Level Gloves

INSTALLATION PREPARATION

Remove the packaging.

Flatten the product carton to use as a pad to lay the dryer down on its side. Continue using the carton to protect the finished floor in front of the installation location.

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INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT

1

INSTALL BRACKET TO WASHER

A.

Remove washer top cap screw from the rear left. Align left bracket holes with top cap screw hole on rear left of the unit and replace screw.

NOTE:

Leave screws loose so dryer hole alignment will be easier.

B.

Drive next screw through the bracket into the rear of the washer.

C.

Repeat the above steps with the right side.

2

INSTALL DRYER AND BRACKET

ON DRYER (CONT.)

C.

Tighten the dryer bracket screws; then tighten all stacking kit screws.

Long screws into brackets and dryer

Short screws into brackets and washer

Washer

Top

2

INSTALL DRYER AND BRACKET

ON DRYER

WARNING

Disconnect power before installing.

Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death.

WARNING

- Excessive Weight

Hazard

Failure to do so may result in back or other injury, or property damage.

• Use two or more people to install dryer.

• Avoid tipping and rupture of utility services.

• Dryer must be securely attached to the washer.

DO NOT

place the washer on top of the dryer.

A.

Lift the dryer on top of the washer. Protect the washer control panel with cardboard or other protection. Be sure to lift the dryer high enough to clear the washer control panel.

B.

Align the holes in the bracket with the holes in the back of the dryer. Using a Phillips screwdriver, attach the 2 #8 x 1/2” tapping screws.

3

FINALIZE THE INSTALLATION

CAUTION

Do not push on the dryer once installed to top of the washer.

Pushing on the dryer may result in pinched fingers.

A.

Refer to the washer Installation Instructions to complete the washer installation.

B.

Refer to the dryer Installation Instructions to complete the dryer installation.

C.

Carefully slide or walk the stacked washer and dryer into place. Use felt pads or other sliding device to assist moving and to protect flooring.

Dryer

Place hands here

Place hands here

Washer

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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (Optional)

IMPORTANT NOTES

• Before you start, unplug the dryer from its electrical outlet.

• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.

• Provide a non-scratching work surface for the doors.

• Tools you will need: Phillips-head screwdriver.

• Once you begin, do not move the cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.

• These instructions are for changing the hinges from the right side to the left side—if you ever want to switch them back to the right side, follow these same instructions and reverse all references to the left and right.

1

REMOVE THE DOOR ASSEMBLY

• Open the door. Remove the two screws holding the hinge/door assembly to the dryer. Carefully set the hinge/door assembly aside.

3

REMOVE, ROTATE AND

REPLACE THE INNER DOOR

• Remove the six screws securing the inner door to the outer door. Remove the inner door, rotate it 180 o and reinstall it into the outer door using the same six screws.

Hinge and Door

Assembly

Hold the Door and

Remove Hinge Screws from the Dryer

2

REMOVE, ROTATE AND

REPLACE THE STRIKE PLATE

• Remove the two screws holding the strike plate.

Rotate it and install it on the opposite side.

Strike Plate and Screws

Reinstall

Strike Plate and Screws

Remove six screws and the inner door

Inner door shown rotated 180 o

Replace the inner door and six screws

4 ROTATE AND REPLACE THE

HINGE/DOOR ASSEMBLY

• Rotate and replace the hinge/door assembly, on the opposite side, using the same two screws.

Secure with same two screws

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Troubleshooting Tips...

Before you call for service

Problem

Dryer shakes or makes noise

Clothes take too long to dry

The Dry dryness level was chosen but load is still damp

Control buttons not responding

Dryer doesn’t start

No numbers displayed during cycle, only lights

Possible Cause What To Do

Some shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly.

Improper or obstructed ducting

Improper sorting

Large loads of heavy fabrics

(like beach towels)

Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.

Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.

Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.

Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.

Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).

Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry.

Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.

Controls improperly set

Lint filter is full

Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker

Match control settings to the load you are drying.

Clean lint filter before every load.

Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 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.

Load consists of a mixture of heavy and light fabrics

When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load, choose

More

Dry.

Inspect and clean lint filter.

Clean the sensor with a moist cloth.

Press

Start/Pause.

Lint filter is blocked

Dry Sensor is dirty

Controls accidentally put in service mode

Controls accidentally put in lock mode

Controls performed an incorrect operation

Control panel is “asleep”

Dryer is unplugged

Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped

Dryer was accidentally paused when starting Delay

Dry

Dryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in the clothes

Hold the

Lock Control

Reset the in-house breaker.

This is normal. Press

button for 3 seconds to unlock the dryer.

Power

to activate the control panel.

Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.

Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker.

NOTE:

Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.

If the light on the

Start/Pause

button is flashing, the dryer is paused. Press

Start/Pause

to restart the countdown.

This is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, the dryer will display the dry time remaining.

49-3000087 Rev 1

Troubleshooting Tips...

Before you call for service

Problem

Time

Remaining jumped to a lower number

Cannot make a selection and the dryer beeps twice

Dryer is running but 00 is displayed in Time

Remaining

Clean Lint Filter

(message)

Dryer doesn’t heat

Possible Causes

The estimated time may change when a smaller load than usual is drying

The dryness Level, Temp or option that you are trying to select is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle

The Ext Tumble option was chosen

This is normal.

This is normal.

What To Do

This is normal. During extended tumbling, the time remaining is not displayed. The extended tumbling option lasts approximately

60 minutes.

Inconsistent drying times

Glow at the rear of the drum

Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short time

Clothes are wrinkled

Power button was activated

Press

Start/Pause

to begin a dry cycle and the message will disappear.

Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat

Type of load and drying conditions

Check the building’s fuse/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.

The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and the condition of the lint filter and/or air intake vent located on the front of the dryer will affect drying times.

Type of load and drying conditions

Heaters behind the drum

The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and the length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.

This is normal. Under certain drying conditions and room ambient lighting, the glow of the heaters may be visible at the rear of the drum.

A dry cycle must be reselected each time a new load is put in.

The door was opened mid-cycle. The load was then removed from the dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle

Small load

Load was already dry except for collars and waistbands

Dryer is not level

When drying 3 items or less, choose waistbands, choose

More Dry

.

Quick Dry

or

Time Dry

Choose

Quick Dry

or

Time Dry

to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and

Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.

.

Overdrying

Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends

Overloading

Select a shorter drying time.

Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture.

Select a

Less Dry

or

Damp

setting.

Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately, or use the

Ext Tumble

option.

Separate large loads into smaller ones.

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Troubleshooting Tips...

Before you call for service

Problem Possible Causes What To Do

Clothes shrink Some fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer.

Greasy spots on clothes

Improper use of fabric softener

Drying dirty items with clean ones

Clothes were not completely clean

Ext Tumble was selected

Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.

Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.

Lint on clothes Lint filter is full

Improper sorting

Static occurs

Clean lint screen before each load.

Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).

Static electricity can attract lint

Overloading

See suggestions in this section under

Static occurs

Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets

Separate large loads into smaller ones.

Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.

No fabric softener was used

Try a fabric softener.

.

Bounce

®

Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Appliances dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Collars and waistbands still wet at end of cycle

Slight variation in metallic color

Overdrying

Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static

The dryness monitor senses that the body of the clothes is dry

This is normal

Try a fabric softener.

Adjust setting to

Less Dry

or

Damp

.

Try a fabric softener.

Choose

Quick Dry

or waistbands, choose

Time Dry

waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and

More Dry

.

to dry damp collars and

Due to the metallic properties of paint used for this unique product, slight variations of color may occur due to viewing angles and lighting conditions.

Ensure

Ext Tumble

option is not selected.

Dryer continues to tumble after display says

Complete

To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.

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.

Follow directions on fabric softener package.

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GE Appliances Dryer Limited Warranty

GEAppliances.com

All warranty service is provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an authorized Customer Care

®

technician. To schedule service online, visit us at

GEAppliances.com/service

, or call GE Appliances at 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have your serial number and your model number available when calling for service.

Servicing your appliance may require the use of the onboard data port for diagnostics. This gives a GE Appliances factory service technician the ability to quickly diagnose any issues with your appliance and helps GE Appliances improve its products by providing GE Appliances with information on your appliance. If you do not want your appliance data to be sent to GE Appliances, please advise your technician not to submit the data to GE Appliances at the time of service.

For the period of:

One year

From the date of the original purchase

We will replace:

Any part

of the dryer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this

limited one-year warranty

, we will also provide,

free of charge

, all labor and related service to replace the defective part.

What is not covered:

Ŷ

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

Ŷ

Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.

Ŷ

Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially.

Ŷ

Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.

Ŷ

Products which are not defective or broken, or which are working as described in the Owner’s Manual.

Ŷ

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

Ŷ

Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance.

Ŷ

Defects or damage due to operation in freezing temperatures.

Ŷ

Damage caused after delivery.

Ŷ

Product not accessible to provide required service.

EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES

Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.

In the United States:

This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Appliances

Service location for service. In Alaska, the limited warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.

Warrantor: GE Appliances,

a

Haier

Company

Louisville, KY 40225

In Canada:

This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased in Canada for home use within Canada. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized

GE Appliances Service location.

Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from province to province. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or provincial consumer affairs office.

Warrantor: MC Commercial Inc., Burlington, ON, L7R 5B6

Extended Warranties:

Purchase a GE Appliances extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect. You can purchase it online anytime at

GEAppliances.com/extended-warranty

or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours. GE Appliances Service will still be there after your warranty expires.

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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! You can also shop for more great GE Appliances products and take advantage of all our on-line support services designed for your convenience. In the US:

GEAppliances.com

.

In Canada:

GEAppliances.ca

.

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. In the US:

GEAppliances.com/register

.

In Canada:

Prodsupport.mabe.ca/crm/Products/ProductRegistration.aspx

.

Schedule Service

Expert GE Appliances repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your convenience any day of the year. In the US:

GEAppliances.com/service

or call 800.432.2737 during normal business hours.

In Canada:

GEAppliances.ca/en/support/service-request

or call 800.561.3344.

Extended Warranties

Purchase a GE Appliances extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime. GE Appliances Services will still be there after your warranty expires. In the US:

GEAppliances.com/extended-warranty

or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.

In Canada:

GEAppliances.ca/en/support/purchase-extended-warranty

or call 866.277.9842.

Remote Connectivity

For assistance with wireless network connectivity (for models with remote enable), in the US visit our website at

GEAppliances.com/connected-home-smart-appliances/

or call 800.220.6899.

In Canada:

http://www.geappliances.ca/en/news-and-promotions/what-is-hot/wifi-connect/

.

Parts and Accessories

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.

In the US:

GEApplianceparts.com

or by phone at 877.959.8688 during normal business hours.

In Canada:

GEAppliances.ca/en/products/parts-filters-accessories

or call 800.661.1616.

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 Appliances, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to:

In the US: General Manager, Customer Relations | GE Appliances, Appliance Park | Louisville, KY 40225

GEAppliances.com/contact

.

In Canada: Director, Consumer Relations, MC COMMERCIAL INC. | Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane | Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3

GEAppliances.ca/en/contact-us

.

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Key Features

  • Spacious capacity for large loads of laundry
  • Intuitive controls for easy cycle selection
  • Advanced moisture sensing technology for optimal drying
  • Wide range of drying options for different fabric types
  • Time-saving options like Quick Dry and eDry
  • Wrinkle-reducing features to keep clothes looking fresh
  • Sanitize cycle to eliminate bacteria and germs
  • Rack Dry option for drying delicate items
  • Delay Start option for added convenience

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I operate the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer?
To operate the dryer, simply press the Power button to turn it on. Then, load your laundry into the drum, close the door, and select the desired drying cycle using the control panel.
What are the different drying cycles available on the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer?
The GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer offers a variety of drying cycles, including Normal, Delicates, Heavy Duty, and Timed Dry. You can also select specific temperature settings for each cycle.
How do I clean the lint filter on the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer?
To clean the lint filter, simply pull it out of the dryer and remove any lint or debris. Then, rinse the filter with water and replace it in the dryer.
What is the maximum capacity of the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer?
The GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer has a spacious capacity of 7.4 cubic feet, allowing you to dry large loads of laundry with ease.
Does the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer have a wrinkle-reducing feature?
Yes, the GE GFD14ESSN0WW dryer features a Wrinkle Shield option that helps to reduce wrinkles and keep clothes looking fresh.

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