GE DDE8200G, DDG8280G Use And Care Manual


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Dryer

Contents

Appliance Registration

Automatic Drying

Care and Cleaning

Consumer Services

Controls Setting C>uide

Dryer Exhaust

End-of-Cycle Signal

Energy-Saving Tips

Extra Care Cycle

Knits Drying Tips

Light Bulb Replacement

Lint Filter

Loading

Model and Serial Numbers

4

5-7, 11

13

4,9, 13

4,9

2 operating the Dryer 4,5

Perm. Press Drying Tips 5-7, 11, 12

6,7

13

5

9

13

15

2

5

Problem Solver

Safety Instructions

Sorting

Storing Dryer

10-12

3,4

4,8

13

Timed Drying 5

User Maintenance Instructions 13

Warranty Back Cover

GEAmwer Center m

80~6262000

Models DDE8200G

DDG8280G

GEAppiances

Help us help you...

Before wing your dryer, read this book carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new dryer 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, KY40225

If you received a damaged dryer...

Immediately contact the dealer

(or builder) that sold you the dryer.

Save time and money.

Before you request service . . .

check the Problem Solver on pages 10-12. It lists causes of minor operating problems that you can correct yourself.

Write down the model and serial numbers.

You’ll find them on a label on the front of the dryer behind the door.

These numbers are also on the

Consumer Product Ownership

Registration Card that came with your dryer. Before sending in this card, please write these numbers here:

Model Number

Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your dryer.

To obtain a Spanish language version of this book, call

GE Answer Center”

800.626.2000

consumer information service.

Para obtener la version en espafiol de este manual, name a

GE Answer Center?

servicio de information para el consumidor, te14fono 800.626.2000.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

If you smell gas:

1. Open windows.

2. Don’t touch electrical switches:

3. Extinguish any open flame.

4, Immediately call your gas supplier.

*Don’t turn electric switches on or off because sparks may ignite the gas.

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FOR YOUR SAFETY

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

All 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, Kentucky 40225

FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved, write:

Major Appliance

Consumer Action Panel

20 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60606

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~PO~~T SMETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read all instructions before usi~ this appliance.

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IMPORTANT

SA~TY NOTICE

The California Safe Drinking

Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.

Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or LP fuels. Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete combustion.

Exposure to these substances can be minimized further by properly venting the dryers to the outdoors.

W~G–To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your apptiauce, fo~ow basic precautions, including the following:

Use this appliance only for ik intended purpose as described in this Use and Care Book.

This dryer must be properly instilled and located in accordance with the Installation

Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation

Instructions sheet with your dryer, you can obtain one by contacting the service location nearest you.

—Properly ground to conform with all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in

Installation Instructions.

—Locate where the temperature is above 50°F. (lO°C.) for satisfactory operation of the dryer control system. Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.

–Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power-supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.

—Exhausting to the outside is

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room. Carefully follow the

Exhausting Details in the bstilation

Instructions.

When disconnecting this appliance pull 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.

Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this Use and

Care Book or in published userrepair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

To minimize the possibility of a fire tiard.

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 panb, plastic bags, etc.) as these materials may melt or burn. Also, some rubber materi~, when heated, - under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

Garments labeled “Dry Away

From Heat” (such as life jackets containing fipok) must not be put in your dryer.

Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or explosive substance

(such as wax, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvenk, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or explode. Do not use or store such substances on/or around your washer and/or dryer during operation.

. Any article on which you have used a cleaning solvent, or which contains flammable materials

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(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.

Clean the lint filter before each load to prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer or in the room.

DO N~ OPERATE T~

DRYER WITHOUT THE LINT

FILTER IN PLACE.

Keep area around and underneath your appliance free from the accumulation of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.

Do not store ikms that may burn or melt (such as clothing, paper material, plastics or plastic containers, etc. ) on top of the dryer during operation.

The interior of the machine and the exhaust duct connection inside the dryer should be cleaned periodically by a qualified individual.

Exhaust duct (see installation instructions). Use only metal duct inside dryer or for exhausting dryer to the outside.

To minimize the possibility of i~ury.

Never reach into the dryer while the drum is moving. @fore loading, unloading or adding clothes, wait until the drum has completely stopped.

Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to

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Important Safety Imtructions

(continued) play inside, on or with this appliance or any discarded appliance. Dispose of discarded appticm and shipping or packing materials properly. Before discarding a dryer, or removing from service, remove the door of the drying compartment.

Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleaches, fabric softeners, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid personal injury.

c Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.

Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining glass particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent dryer uses.

The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result, the garment manufacturer’s care instructions should be followed very carefully.

Never climb on or stand on the dryer top or door.

Do not tamper with controls.

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning (except the removal and cleaning of the lint filter). NOTE:

~rning the Cycle Selector knob to an OFF position does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

Do not operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.

If yours is a gas dryer, it is equipped with an automatic electric ignition and does not have a pilot light. DO NOT ATTEM~ ~

LIGHT WITH A MAWH. Burns may result from having your hand in the vicinity of the burner when the automati; ignition may turn on.

Dryer-applied fabric softeners or anti-static conditioners

You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce the stitic 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.

SAVE T~SE

INSTRUCTIONS

How to operate your dryer

WMING—TO reduce the risk of fire. electric shock, or in.iurv to Persons, readthe IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

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Six Cycle Dryer with Aut”metic Dry CcIrItrcIl

OPT I”NA, <X T.. CARE AN. SIGNAL

Ext.e Care Cycle V.r.,eble Signel

“ ‘K’””

Fabr(c care

Select, or, s

had Your Dryer Properly

.

Clean the lint filter each time the dryer is used. Always be sure the lint filter is in place. Don’t use the dryer without it.

c Good sorting for the dryer begins at the washer. Generally, if clothes are sorted right for washing, they’re sorted right for drying. See page 8 for sorting help. (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. )

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Set the Controk

See the Controls Setting Guide on pages 6 and 7.

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~ Fabric Care Selections

Push a button to select the proper heat for your load.

Fabric Care

Selections

Cottons

High Heat

Perm Press

Medium Heat

Knits/Delicates

Low Heat

Fluff

No Heat

Automatic

Regular Cycle

Should be used with cycles indicated

Automatic,

Perm Press and

Knits Cycles

Timed

Cycles

@ Extra Care Cvcle

(~perates only w[th Automatic,

Perm Press& Knits Cycles.)

Turn to ON if desired. To minimize writies set in the clothes, the Extra

Care cycle provides approximately

15 minutes of no-heat tumbling after the clothes are dry.

Use End-of-Cycle Signal. Signal will sound at five-minute intervals to remind you to remove the clothes.

@ Select End of Cycle Signal, if desired. (See below)

@Turn Cycle Selector to desired cycle setting. The selector may be turned in either direction.

~Press PUSH TO START button to start dryer. (Opening the door during operation stops the dryer. To re-start, close the door and press the START button.)

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End-of-Cycle Signal

(Operates with any cycle.)

Variable Signal

OFF LOUD

@

The Signal control can be set anywhere between OFF and

LOUD, depending on desired sound level. The signal will sound just before the end of the cycle to remind you to remove the clothes.

To stop signal while sounding, turn

Signal control to OFF or advance

Cycle Selector to OFF.

The Signal should always be used when drying Polyester Knits or

Permanent Press items which should be removed as soon as the dryer stops to help prevent setting of wrinkles.

The signal should also be used with the Extra Care Cycle.

Polyester Kniti &

Permanent Press drying tips

DO NOT OVERLOAD—

Garments being dried or dewrinkled should tumble freely.

REMOVE CL~HES

PROM~LY—To help prevent wrinkling, remove from the dryer promptly at the end of the drying cycles.

PLACE ON HANGERS—

Permanent Press and Polyester

Knit garments look best if placed on hangers after drying.

What is the difference between ~med &

Automatic drying?

Timed Drying

When using the TIMED ~CLES, you select the number of minutes you wish the dryer to run and it turns off at the end of this time period.

Automatic Drying

When using the Automatic Cycles, the Electronic Sensor Control

system continually senses the moisture in the tumbling clothes, determines when they are dried to your pre-selected setting, and terminates the cycle automatically.

Refer to the CONTROLS SETTING

GUIDE for recommended settings.

The Cycle Selector will not advance until clothes have reached a ce~in degree of dryness.

Dryness selections guide for the automatic cycles

Set to Middle Position

,,, s

,,”” Auromer, c

Reguler cycle

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.,,’

..., *

,,.” /

(Q

For most normal loads.

Set toward MORE DRY

For loads that include heavyweight fabrics.

If you desire to remove more moisture.

. For lightweight fabric loads.

If you desire to remove less moisture.

For very small loads.

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Controk Setting Guide for different fabrics and loads

bad

Cottons & Linens

Permanent Press, Treated Cottons,

Blends with Cotton

Fabric Care/

Drying Selection*

Cottons

High Heat

Perm Press

Medium Heat

Cycle

Automatic Regular Cycle or

Timed Cycle

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Timed Cycle

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Cycle Setting

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.

Set at REGULAR for dry; at DAMP-

DRY for ironing.

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.

Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.

DE-WRINKLE setting to de-wrinkle garments that have not been washed.

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.

Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.

Synthetics—Polyester, Nylon,

Acrylic Knits and Woven Fabrics

Sturdy

Delicate

Silks and Wools, Blends including

Silks and Wools

Rayon and Acetate

Down-filled garments, if machine washing and drying are recommended.

Baby Clothes—Sturdy: Diapers,

Nightgowns, Shirts, Pads, Sheets,

Receiving Blankets, Coveralls. See

Special Instructions.

Baby Clothes—Delicate

Perm Press

Medium Heat

Knits/Delicates

Low Heat

Knits/Delicates

Low Heat

Knits/Delicates

Low Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Automatic Regular Cycle

Automatic Regular Cycle

Set toward LESS DRY. See Dryness

Selection Guide on page 5,

Set toward LESS DRY. See Dryness

Selection Guide on page 5.

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5,

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.

Blankets—Wool, Part Wool,

Cotton, Electric, Synthetic. See below under “Extra-large Items!’

Curtains, Slipcovers, Draperies.

DO NOT MACHINE DRY

FIBERGLASS.

Chenille Bedspreads, Robes. See below under “Extra-large Items:’

Rubber-coated Items, Laminated

Fabrics, Vinyl, Plastics and

Articles with Plastic Trim.

Bathmats and Rugs

Extra-large Items—Queen or King

Size Sheets, Blankets or Spreads,

Sleeping Bags, Insulated Jackets or

Suits, Mattress Covers (Pads),

Quilted Bedspreads.

Knits/Delicates

Low Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Fluff

No Heat

Cottons

High Heat

Permanent Press

Medium Heat

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5

Set at 20 to 25 minutes

For first setting, set at 20 minutes; for second setting, set at 15 minutes.

First setting—20 minutes; additional settings—5 minutes.

Set for time desired.

First setting—20 minutes; additional settings—5 minutes.

First setting—20 minutes; second setting—15 minutes; additional settings—5 minutes

Pillows—Feather and Polyesterfilled (if manufacturer recommends they be dried in a dryer). See

Special Instructions.

Cottons

High Heat

Timed Cycle Set at 70 minutes.

*The terms High, Medium and Low Heat are those usually found on fabric care labels. For best results, follow your fabric care labels.

NOTE: The Cycle Selector settings indicated above are to be used as a guide. You may find that best results are obtained for certain of your fabrics by setting the Cycle Selector to either side of the recommended settings.

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Special Instructions

Do not dry non-colorfast items with whites or light-colored items.

Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely. Rcrnovc promptly as soon as dryer stops; place clothes on hangers to minimize wrinkling.

Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely. Rcmovc promptly as soon as dryer stops, place clothes on hangers to minimize wrinkling.

Dry silks and wools in your dryer ~~nlj, if rccornmcndcd by the garment manulacturcr. Follow instructions carefully.

Tumble drying is mandatory. Down must be thoroughly dried to remove odor and prevent mildewing. Place two large, dry towels in the dryer to improve tumbling and shorten drying time. Bc sure tn dry thoroughly.

IMPORTANT. If children’s slecpwear is made of Modacrylic, turnblc dry only on Low Heat. High Heat can damage these fabrics.

Check manufacturer’s drying instructions.

See above instructions.

Place in dryer with 3 or 4 dry towels which have been heated for 5 rninutcs. Set timer for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not set control for more than

25 minutes. Do only one blanket at a time. Rcmovc blanket at cnd ol’cycle and block blanket back to original shape. Press binding with warm iron. Allow to dry before storing.

Use dry towels as buffers. Set timer for 20 minutes. If itcms arc still wet. reset li)r 15 minutes and check again. Items should be removed while still damp, Place slipcovers on furniture irnrncdiatcly. Hang draperies and curtains so that creases will fall out. Stop dryer periodically and check filter for excess lint. Remove and restart dryer.

Tumble on FLUFF (No Heat) setting as heat may cause altcr~tion in shape, color and appearance of such articles

Stop dryer periodically and check filter for cxccss lint. Rcmovc and restart dryer.

Specialprecuur; [)n.f must be taken for extra-large itenls. Set dryer for 20 m/nuIC,.\ I}IC,n (llc,(k curc:filly. Set 15 minutes for second setting, check again; and 5 minutes for each additional setting. Make sure that article docs not fill drum. Many Iargc articles, when wet, have ample room in dryer, but as they dry and fluff up may not have room to tumble. Check carefully every fcw minutes and if article is still wet or damp and fills dryer, finish drying on line. Do not, under any circumstances opcmtc dryer for Iongcr times without checking. CAUTION: If large itcms do not have room to tumble, the air flow may bc blocked which could result in scorching your valuable items. Many large itcms, like shag rugs, cannot be dried in home size dryers. DO NOTrunr/?l(, tirj;uckct.j ~~)n/~~inin,q Ktlpok, (See filter cleaning instructions above, )

Check ticking for holes or weak scams where feathers or filling could cscapc. Dry no more than one pillow at a time and set dryer for maximum time. Stop dryer occasionally and shake pillows to redistribute filling for more even drying. Check pillows at end of drying time. If they are not completely dry. return thcm to dryer and reset for more drying time. Fc~thcr pillows dry very slowly and must bc dried completely to prevent mildewing. DO NOTturrlblc’ cir~ pillow’s ~c)ntuining Kupok.

Refer to Garment Manufacturers’ Care bbels

For more information on care labeling, send fnr “What’s Ncw About CARE LABELS?’

For sale by the Superintendent of Docurncnts, U.S. Govcrnrncnt Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

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How to sort the clothes

Normally, if you have sorted clothes correctly for washing, you will also have properly sorted drying loads.

Sort by surface tetiure Sort by fabric Sort by color

from

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. .~.< from

Synthetics, ~

D

; Poly Knits :

> from

\, Whites~ from from

LINT PRODUCERS—such as terry toweling and chenille—give up lint. LINT COLLE~RS— such as man-made fibers and napped fabrics like velveteen and corduroy—attract lint, and must be dried separately.

from

In addition to sorting to reduce lint collection, it is recommended that fabrics of similar construction be dried together whenever possible.

from w

Sort by weight

. .

Separate

, Hea~ Items

~; (such as

\

: towels) m from

,.

. . .

: Light Items

; (such as i

‘1 curtains) m

For information on tumble drying extra-large items and different fabrics and loads, see pages 6 and 7.

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How to load the clothes

Don’t overload your dryer.

Crowded loads don’t dry efficiently and clothes may be unnecessarily wrinkled.

Loads should look like this:

Clean the lint filter before drying every load.

Clean lint filter (see shaded area) by putting your moistened fingers at the corner of filter and wiping in a downward motion all the way across to the other corner.

Drum with

Permanent Press Load

Drum w;th

Cottons & Linens

For additional information on lint filter, see page 13.

Ene~y-Saving ~ps

Sort clothes by weight so you won’t have to run an extra cycle for one or two heavier, slower-drying items.

See page 8.

Do not overload dryer. For efficient drying, clothes need to tumble freely.

Use Automatic Drying Cycles whenever possible to help prevent overdying and to save energy.

To help prevent ironing, use

Perm Press Medium Heat or

Knits/Delicates Low Heat. Remove garments promptly at end of drying cycle and place on hangers.

. Dry your clothes in consecutive loads. Using a “warm” dryer will save energy.

Clean dryer lint filter each time you dry.

. Clean dryer exhaust ducting at Iwst once a year. A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen drying time.

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m

Questiom?

PROBLEM

DRYER WON’T

START

CLOTHES TAKE

~0 LONG TO DRY

SHRINKAGE,

GENERAL

POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY

Dryer unplugged. Make sure power cord is plugged in.

. No power to dryer. Check fuses and circuit breakers to make sure dryer is getting current. Most electric dryers use two.

Controls improperly set. Make sure controls are set and START switch is pushed.

Opening the door during operation stops the dryer. Tore-start, close the door and push the START switch.

Dryer door is open. Close door securely—dryer will not run with door open.

Circuit is overloaded. Do not operate other appliances on the same electrical outlet or circuit while the dryer is operating.

Controls improperly set. Check all controls to make sure they are correctly set for the load you want to dry. See pages 4-7.

Clogged lint filter. Remove and clean filter before every load. Periodically clean area under lint filter with vacuum cleaner. See page 13.

Improper 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 flexible ducting is used, be sure it is not kinked and is properly 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 still tumble without heat.

s Improper sorting. Do not mix heavy, hard-to-dry items with lightweight articles.

Large loads of moisture-holding fabrics, such as beach towels, take a long time to remove moisture.

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 more similar articles, even if dry, to insure proper tumbling.

Some fabrics will shrink whether machine washed and tumble dried or washed by hand and drip dried; others may be safely washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment

Manufacturers’ Care Labels exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or tumble dry.

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PROBLEM

SHWNKAGE,

KNITS

POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY

Relamtion shrinkage can occur in knit fabrics that have been improperly stretched and elongated by the manufacturer. When this occurs, garment maybe pressed back into shape after each wash and dry cycle.

. Progressive or delayed shrinkage is caused when starch or sizing (in some fabrics) is gradually removed by laundering. Maybe noticed in older garments that have been

Iaundeti many times without previous shrinkage. Treat as for Relmtion Sue above.

s Shrinkage caused by overheating occurs in certain knit fabrics that have been heatshaped. When washing, drying or ironing temperatures exceed the temperatures used to shape set, shrinkage may occur. This cannot be corrected, but it can be prevented by washing in cold or warm water; drying on low heat.

WNNKLINGIN

PERMANENT PRESS

AND “NO-IRON”

ITEMS

Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Remove clothes promptly and hang them immediately.

Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.

Too fe w items in d~er.

Ifdwing only One afiicle, add two

or more similar articles, even if dry, to insure proper tumbling.

● Improper loads. Avoid laundering heavy pemanent press

items, such as work clothes, with lighter Permanent Press items, such as shirts or blouses. Do not wash or dry

Permanent Press with regular laundry.

Too many clothes in washer. Items must have room to move freely. Permanent Press loads should always be smaller than regular 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 wrin~ing. Also, use Permanent Press Dry Cycle.

Incorrect water level. Use large water level for medium load; medium level or half full for small load.

. Washing repeatedly in too hot water. Wash in cool or warm water with plenty of detergent.

The Problem Solver

(continued)

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY

WRINKLING IN

PERMANENT PRESS

AND “NO-IRON”

ITEMS (continued)

Accumulation of lime scale due to use of carbonate detergents. If you must use a non-phosphate detergent, avoid the use of a high-carbonate detergent.

Failure to use fabric softener. Proper use of fabric softener will minimize wrinkling.

To remove

wrinkles:

.

Retumble on “Permanent Press” setting.

. Rerinse and dry on “Permanent Press” setting.

. If unsuccessful, retumble on high heat for 10-12 minutes and hang immediately.

. Iron carefully.

c Send to dry cleaners for pressing.

Some wrirddes may remain which cannot be removed?

*N~E: If you follow

good

laundry procedures and Permanent press clothes Still COme out wrin~ed, the finish may not be good quality. Also, in permanent press synthetic/ cotton blends, the cotton portion of the fabric can eventually wear away leaving only the synthetic. Since it’s the cotton portion which is treated for Permanent Press, a loss or decrease of Permanent Press performance will result.

If vou need more hel~.. call. toll free:

GE Answer Center”” ‘

8W.626.2~ consumer information service

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Care and Cleaning

USER MMNTEN~CE

INSTRUCTIONS

mod dryer care

The Drum. Porcelain enamel drum is rust-resistant and requires no special care.

The Exterior. Wipe off any spills or washing compounds. Wipe or dust with damp cloth. Try not to strike the surface with sharp objects.

The Lint Filter. Wipe lint filter before every use as described on page 9. Periodically lint filter should be removed and suction hose from vacuum cleaner should be inserted into the opening.

See below.

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To store dryer for a short period of time, disconnect power supply and clean lint filter.

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

CAUTIONS:

Before having your electric dryer connected in your new residence, be sure your licensed electrician confirms that the supply voltage matches the voltage specified on the rating plate.

c Dryer control panel 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 dryer.

Apply these pre-treatment products away from the dryer. The fabric may then be washed and dried normally. Damage to your dryer caused by pre-treatment products is not covered by your warranty.

How b replace Drm hp

BEFORE REPLACING LIGHT

BULB, BE SURE TO UNPLUG

THE DRYER POWER CORD.

Unscrew the bulb and replace it with the same type 10 watt bulb.

Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilating air. The air intake is located on rear of dryer.

Dryer Exhaust: Inspect and clean the dryer exhaust ducting at least once a year.

Make sure there is at least 3” clearance from rear dryer louvers to the wall.

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Notes

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Wdll Be There

With ‘the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive tie assurance that if you ever need information or assis~nce from

GE,

we’ll be there. Al you have to do is cdl—toll-free!

In-Home Repair

Service

800-GE-CARES

AGE Consumer Service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service company-operated locations offer you semice today or tomorrow, or at your convenience (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

weekday> 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays). Our factory-trained technicians know your appliance inside and out— so most repairs can be handed in just one visit.

Service Contracts

800-626-2D4

You can have the secure feeling that

GE Consumer Service will still be there after your warranty expires. Purchase a GE contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount. With a multipleyear contract, you’re assured of future service at today’s prices.

GEAnswer Center

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80&626.2000

Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Cente@ information service is available to help. Your cdl—and your question— will be answered prompdy and courteously And you can cdl any time. GE Answer Cente# service is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

Patis andAccessories

800-626-2002

Individu& qutiled to service their

own appliances can have needed parts or accessories sent direcdy to their home, free of shipping charge!

The GE parts system provides access to over 47,000 parts.. and dl GE

Genuine Renewal Parts are fully warranted. WSA, MasterCard and

Discover cards are accepted.

User maintenance instructions contied in this booMet cover p~ d-s intended to be performed by any usex Other servicing genedy shodd be referred to qutied service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper serncing may cause unsafe operation.

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For Customers Wtih

Special Needs...

80~626.2000

Upon request, GE will provide Braille controls for a variety of GE applimces, and a brochure to assist in planning a barrier-free kitchen for persons with limited mobility To obtain tiese items free of charge, cdl 800.626.2000.

Consumers with impaired hearing or speech who have access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter may cdl 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) to request information or service.

YOUR GE AUTOMATIC CLOTHES DRYER

WARRANTY

Save proof of original purchase date such as your sales slip or cancelled check to establish warranty period.

WHAT IS COVERED

FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY

For one year from date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge, parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any pafi of the dryer that fails because of a manufacturing defect.

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. in 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 Care@ servicers during normal working hours.

Look in the White or Yellow Pages of your telephone directory for

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,

GENERAL ELECTRIC FACTORY

SERVICE, GENERAL ELECTRIC-

HOTPOINT FACTORY SERVICE or

GENERAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMER

CARE @ SERVICE.

WHAT IS N~ COVERED

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

Read your Use and Care material.

If you then have any questions about operating the product, please contact your dealer or our

Consumer Affairs office at the address below, or call, toll free:

GE Answer Center”

800.626.2000

consumer information service

Improper installation.

If you have an installation problem, contact your dealer or installer.

You are responsible for providing adequate electrical, exhausting and other connecting facilities.

. 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.

WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE

FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

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 vary 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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Pati No. 113 D5497P155

Pub. No. 49-9655

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the proper way to adjust the placement of my dryer?
Place the dryer where the temperature is above 50°F (10°C) to facilitate satisfactory control system operation. Avoid installation or storage where the dryer will be exposed to weather conditions.
What is the correct way to exhaust my dryer?
Outside exhaust is strongly advised to prevent excessive moisture and lint from accumulating indoors. Follow the detailed instructions provided in the Installation Guide to ensure proper setup.
Which items should not be dried in a dryer?
Avoid drying items made of rubber, plastic, or similar materials like tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, and baby pants as they may melt or burn. Additionally, do not dry garments labeled 'Dry Away From Heat', like life jackets containing foam, to prevent the risk of fire.
How can I minimize the potential fire hazard associated with drying?
Ensure that you don't dry items that have been cleaned with combustible or explosive substances like gasoline, cleaning solvents, or kerosene. These materials can ignite or explode. Additionally, remove any items with traces of cleaning solvents or flammable liquids before placing them in or near the dryer.

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