GE DDG9280GBL Gas Dryer Owner's Manual

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Appliance Rcgislrathm

Automatic l)rying

Care and Cleaning

(:onsmner Services

Controls Setting Guide

Dryer Exhaust kind-ol'-(:ycle Signal

Energy Saving Tips

Knits l)rying Tips

I,ighl Btflb Replacement l,lnt Filter


Model and Serial Numbers operating Instructions

5, 11


4,9, 13










6, 7 i3

Perm Press Drying Tips

Problem Solver

Safety Instructions


Storing Dryer

Tiined Drying

User Maintenance


5, 11, 12 lnstructionsl3




Back Cover t3


GEA/lswer Center"


Models DDE9200G





Help us help you...

Before using your dryer, read this book carefully.

It is intended to hel t) 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 lmmber):

Consumer Affairs

GE Appliances

Appliauce Park

Louisville, KY40225

If you received a damaged dryer...

Immediately contact the dealer

(or builder) that sold you the


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 lmmbers 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 scowice calls concerning your duer.

All dining instruction terms in this book conform to the Care Labeling

Rule established by the Federal Trade Commission, Janum T 1984.

To obtain a Spauish lauguage version of this book, call

GE Answer Center"


consumer information service.

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

GE Answer Center'?

servicio de information para el consumidor, teldfono 800.626.2000.


If you smellgas:

1. Openwindows.

2. Don'ttouch

electrical switches:

3. Extinguishany


4. Immediatelycall


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


Do not store or use

_asoline or other ammablevaporsand liquidsin the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

If You Need Service

To obtain service, see the

Consumer Selwices 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 appliauce.

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:

Mauager, Consumer Relations

GE Appliances

Appliauce Park

Louisville, Kentucky 40225

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

Major Appliance

Consumer Action Palm

20 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois 60606


Read all instruction before using this appliance.



The California Sate Drinking

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

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

Exposure to these substances can be minimized flmher by properly venting the &yers to the outdoors.

WARNING--To reduce the risk

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

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

• This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Instillation

Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive au 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°E


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


to prevent large amounts of moisture aud lint from being blown into the room. Careflflly follow the

Exhausting Details in the Installation


• When discolmecting this appliance pull by the plug rather than the cord to avoid damage to the cord or junction of cord aim 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 hazard.

Do not use heat to dry articles containing rubber, plastic, or similar materials (such as padded bras, tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags, etc.) as these materials may melt or burn.

Also, some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce

fire by spontaneous combustion.

• Garments labeled "Dt3z Away

From Heat" (such as life jackets containing Kapok) 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 substances

(such as wax, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, 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

(such as cleaning cloths, mops,

towels used in beauty salons, restaurauts or barber shops, etc. ) must not be placed in or near the dryer until all traces of these flammable liquids or solids aud their tirades have been removed.

There are mauy highly flammable items used in homes such as: acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some household cleaners, some spot removers, turpeutiues, 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.




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

• Do not store items that may burn or melt (such as clothing, paper material, plastics or plastic containers, etc. ) on top of the &yer 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 injury.

• Never reach into the dD'er while

the drum is moving.

Before 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 l (continued next pag>

Important Safety Instructions(cont u d)

play inside, on or with this appliance or any discarded appliance.

Dispose of discarded appliances 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 chil&en, preferably in a locked cabinet. ObsmaTe all warnings on container labels to avoid personal injury.

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


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

&Ter uses.


laun& T process can reduce the flame retardancy of filbrics. To avoid such a result, the garment manufacturer's care instructions should be %llowed vmT carefully.

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

Do not-per 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).


Turning the Cycle Selector knob to an OFF position does Nor disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

• Do not operate this appliance if it is damaged, malflmctioning, 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 Nor ATTEMI_ TO


Bums may result from having your hand in the vieinip¢ of the burner when the automatic ignition may turn on.

Dryer-a!_plied fabric softeners or anti-static conditioned

You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce the

static electricity in them. We recommend you use either a

fabric softener in the wash cycle, according to the manufacturer's instructions for those products, or try a dryer-added product for which the manufacturer gives written assurance on the package that their product can be safely used in your dryer.

Service or performance problems caused by the use of these products are the responsibility of the manufacturers of those products and are not covered under the warranty of this appliance.



How to operate your dryer

WARNING--To reduce the risk of fire electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.





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Load 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.

• Good sorting for the dryer begins at the washer.

Generally, if clothes are sorted right for washing, they're

O O 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 Controls

See the Controls Setting Guide on pages 6 and 7.

O FabricCareSelections

Pusha buttonto selecttheproperheatforyourload.

Should be used with cycles indicated •


Regular Cycle


Peml Press and

Knits Cycles



Fabric Care



High Heat

Perm Press

Medium Heat


Low Heat


No Heat

Extra Care Cycle

(Operates only with Automatic

Perm Press & Knits Cycle.)

Turn to ON if desired. To minimize wrinkles 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.

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,)

What is the difference between Timed &

Automatic drying?

Timed Drying

When using the TIMED CYCLES, you select the number of minutes you wish the &yer 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 &led to your pre-selected setting, and terminates the cycle automatically.


GUIDE for recommended settings.

The Cycle Selector will not advance until clothes have reached a certain degree of dryness.

Dryness selections guide for the automatic cycles

Setto Middle Position


End-of-Cycle Signal

(Operates with any cycle.)

The Signal control can be set anywhere between OFF and

LOUD, depending on desired sound level. The signal will sound


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 &ying 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 Knits &

Permanent Press drying tips


Garments being dried or dewrinkled should tunable freely.


PROMPTLY-To help prevent wrinkling, remove from the dryer promptly at the end of the drying cycles.


Permanent Press and Polyester

Knit garments look best if placed on hangers after dlTing.

• For most normal loads.

Set towardMORE DRY

_ S

• For loads that include heavy weight fabrics.

• If you desire to remove more moisture.

Set toward LESS DRY r@

• For lightweight fabric loads.

• If you desire to remove Iess moisture.

• For very small loads.


Controls Setting Guide for different fabrics and loads


Cottons & Linens

Permanent Press. Treated (ottons.

Blends with Cotton

Fabric Care/

)rying Selection*


High Heat

Perm Press

Medium Heat


Automatic Regular Cycle or

Timed Cycle

Automatic Pem_ Press and Knits Cvcle

Timed Cycle

Cycle Setting

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5.

Set at REGULAR for dr?,; at DAMP-

DRY for ironing.

See Duness Selection Guide on page 5.

Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.

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

See Duness Selection Guide on page 5.

Use Extra Care Cycle if desired.

Synthetics Polyester, Nylon,

Aculic Knits and Woven Fabrics



Silks and Wools, Blends including

Silks and Wools

Rayon and Acetate

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

Baby (lothes Sturdy: Diapers,

Nightgowns, Shirts, Pads, Sheets,

Receiving Blankets, Coveralls. See

Special Instructions.

Baby Clothes Delicate

Blankets Wool, Part Wool,

Cotton, Electric, Synthetic. See below under "Extra-large Items7

Curtains, Slipcovers, Draperies.



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

Rubber-coated Items, Laminated

Fabrics, Vinyl, Plastics and

Articles with Plastic Trim.

Bathmats and Rugs

Pernl Press

Medium Heat

KnitsiDel icates

Low Heat

KnitsiDel icates

Low Heat


Low Heat


High Heat


High Heat


Low Heat


High Heat


High Heat


High Heat


No Heat

Automatic Penn Press and Knits Cycle

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Automatic Perm Press and Knits Cycle

Automatic Regular Cycle

Automatic Regular Cycle

Automatic Penn Press and Knits Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Timed Cycle

Set toward LESS DRY. See Duness

Selection Guide on page 5.

Set toward LESS DRY. See DiTness

Selection Guide on page 5.

See Dryness Selection Guide on page 5

See Dwness Selection Guide on page 5

See Duness 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

Extra-large Items Queen or King

Size Sheets, Blankets or Spreads,

Sleeping Bags, Insulated Jackets or

Suits, Mattress Covers (Pads),

Quilted Bedspreads.


High Heat









First setting additional settings

First setting second setting

20 minutes;

5 minutes.

20 minutes; additional settings

15 minutes;

5 minutes.

Pillows Feather and Polyester filled (if manufacturer recommends they be dried in a &yer).


Special Instructions,


High Heat

Timed Cycle

Set at 70 minutes

*The temls High, Medium and Low Heat _, _h ,y found on fabric care labels. For best results, follow your fabric care labels.

NOTE: The Cycle Selector settings indicated above arc to be used as a guide.

N_u may find that best results are obtained tbr certain or your fabrics by setting the Cycle Selector to either side of the recommended settings.

Special Instructions

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

Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely.

Remove promptly as; soot_ as dryer stops; place clothes on hangers to minimize wrinkling,

Do not overload dryer; clothes should tumble freely.

Remove promptly as soon us &yer stops, place clothes on hangers to minimize wrinkling.

Dry silks and wools in your &yer onh'if recommended by the garment manulhcmrer.

Follow instructions carefully.

Tnmble drying is mandatory.

Down must be thoroughly &ied to remove __lor and prevent mildewing.

Place two large. &y towels in the dryer to improve tumbling and shorten drying time. Be sure to dry thoroughly.


I f children.s

slcepwear is made of Modacrylic+ m mblc dry only or_ Low Heal. High Heal can damage these fabrics

Check manufacturer's dating instructions.

See above instructions

Place in dryer with _ or 4 dry towels which have been heated Ibr 5 minutes, Set timer tbr 20 to 25 minutes, Do not set control lbr more than

25 minutes.

Do only one blanket at a time. Remove blanket at end of cycle and block blanket back to original shape.

Press binding with warm iron. AIlow to dry beli_re storing.

Use dry towels as buffers.

Set timer liar 20 minutes.

If items arc still wet. reset fi_rl5 minutes and check again, hems should be removed while still damp.

Place slipcovers on fitrniture immediately.

Hang draperies and curtains so that creases wil I fall ont. Stop dryer periodically and check fiher for excess lint. Remove and restart dryer.

"lhmblc on FLUFF (No Heat) setting as heat may cause ahemtiot; in shape, colol and appearance of' such articles.

Stop dryer periodically and check filter fi_r excess lint. Remove and restart dryer.

Special precautions must be taken for extra-large items.

Set dryer fi_f-20 minule_ lhen check ca@d(v. Set 15 lninutes for second setting, check again; and 5 minutes for each additional setting.

Make sure that article does not fill drum.

Many large articles, when wet. have ample room in dryer, but as they dry and fluff up may not have room to tumble.

Check carefully every ti_w minutes and if article is still wet or damp and fills dryer, finish drying on line. Do not, under any circumstances operate dryer Ibr longer times without checking.

CAUTION: If large items do not have room to tumble, the air flow may be blocked which could rcsuh in scorching your valuable items. Many large items, like shag rugs, cannot be dried in home size dryers.

DO NOT ramble dtx jackelx containiH_, K, pok. (See filter cleaning inslructions above.


Check ticking for holes or weak seams where feathers or filling could escape.

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 dry ing time. If they are not completely dry, retum them to dryer and reset for more drying time. Fealher pillows dry very slowly and nmst be dried completely to prevent mildewing.

DO NOT tumble dtlv pillows" containin,_, Kupok.

Refer to Garment Manufacturers' Care I.abels

For more information on care labeling, send for +'What's New About CARE LABELS7

For sale by the Supcrintcndent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington.

D.C+ 20402

How to sort the clothes

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

Sort by surface texture Sort by fabric

Separate Separate from

Sort by color


Whites from from



ten 7 toweling and chenille give up lint. LINT COLLECTORS-such as man-made fibers and napped fabrics like velveteen and corduro_attract lint, and nmst be

&ied separately.

Lights from from

W from

Darks from


In addition to sorting to reduce lint collection, it is reconmaended that fabrics of similar construction be

&ied together whenever possible.

Sort by weight

Separale fro m

(such as curtains)_

For information on tunable &Ting extra-large items and different fabrics and loads, see pages 6 and 7.

How to load the clothes

Don't overload your dryer.

Crowded loads don't dry efficiently and clothes may be ulmecessarily 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 with

Cottons & Linens

Lint Filter

For additional infl_rmation on lint filter, see page 13.

Energy-Saving Tips

. Sort clothes by weight so you won't have to l"unan extra cycle for one or two heavier, slower-drying items.

See page 8.

• Do not overload &yer.

For efficient dlTing, clothes need to ramble freely.

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

• To help prevem ironing, use

Perm Press Medium Heat or


Low Heat. Remove garments promptly at end of &ying cycle and place on hangers.

• Dry your clothes in consecutive loads• Using a "warm" &yer will save energy.

• Clean dryer lint filter each time you dry.

• Clean &yer exhaust ducting at least once a year. A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen &Ting time.


Use This Problem Solver








POSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY eDtTer unplugged• Make sure power cord is plugged in.

• No power to diner. Check fuses aim circuit breakers to make sure dlTer is getting current.

Most electric dlTers use two.

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

Opening the door during operation stops the dlTer. 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 diner is operating•


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 aud cleau filter before evel T load. Periodically clean area under lint filter with vacuum cleaner. See page 13.

• Improper ducting.

Make sure dryer is ducted in accordance with Installation


• Obstruction in exhaust ducting.

Make sure ducting is clean aud tree of obstruction; make sure damper in outside wall cap operates easily• If flexible ducting is used, be sure it is not kinked aim is properly installed according to Installation Instructions.

• Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers• Check household f'uses or circuit breakers•

Most electric dlTers use two. It is possible for one to be blown or tripped and the diner still tumble without heat.

• 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 moisttlre.

• Too many items in dryer. Dly 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 dlT, to insure proper rambling.

• Some fabrics will shrink whether machine washed and ramble &ied or washed by hand aud &ip &ied; others may be safely washed but will shrink in a dlTer. Follow Garment

Malmfacturers' Care Labels exactly• If in doubt, do not machine wash or ramble dlT.






• Relaxation shrinkage can occur in knit fabrics that have been improperly stretched and elongated by tile 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 fiabrics) is gradually removed by laundering.

Maybe noticed in older garments that have been laundered many times without previous shrinkage• Treat as for Relaxation Shrinkage above•

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





• Leaving clothes in &yer after rambling 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 few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two or more similar articles, even if dry, to insure proper rambling.

• Improper loads• Avoid laundering heavy Permanent Press items, such as work clothes, with lighter Pernlanent Press items, such as shirts or blouses• Do not wash or &Y

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 wrinkling.

Also, use Permanent Press DU 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•

(continued nextpage_

The Problem Solver (continued)





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 thbric softener.

Proper use of thbric softener will minimize wrinkling.

To remove wrinkles:

• Retumble on "Permanent Press" setting.

• Rerinse and dry on "Permanent Press" setting.

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

• Iron carefully.

• Send to dry cleaners for pressing.

• Some wrinkles may remain which cannot be removed.*

• NOTE:Ifyoufollowgoodlaundry procedures and Permanent Press clothes still come out wrinkled, the finish may not be good quality. Also, in permauent press symhetic/ cotton blends, the cotton portion of the fabric cau evemually wear away leaving only the symhetic.

Since it's the cotton portion which is treated for Permanent Press, a loss or decrease of Permanent Press performance will result.

If you need more help., call, toll free:

GE Answer Center"


consumer information service


Care and Cleaning



Good 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. TlT not to strike

the surface with sharp objects.

The Lint Filter.

Wipe lint filter before evmT use as described on page 9. Periodically lint filter should be removed and suction hose flom vammm cleaner should be inserted into the opening.

See below.

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

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


• 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.

• Dryer control panel and finishes may be damaged by some lau11_dry 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 &ied normally.

Damage to your dryer caused by pre-treatment products is not covered by your warranty.

How to replace Drum Lamp




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 &Ter exhaust ducting at least

once a year.





__ 3"minimum

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


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• 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.



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

Part No. 113 D5497P145

Pub. No. 49-9645

5-90 CG






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Frequently Answers and Questions

Where is the model and serial numbers located on the GE DDE9300LBL dryer?
Behind the dryer door, on a label on the front of the dryer.
What is the manufacturer's warning regarding fiberglass articles and subsequent dryer usage?
Dryer use after fiberglass articles may result in skin irritation due to remaining glass particles picked up by clothing.
What type of duct should be used for exhausting the dryer?
Only metal duct should be used inside the dryer or for exhausting the dryer to the outside.
What precautions should be taken when moving the dryer?
Always pull the dryer by the plug, not the cord, to avoid damage.
What can I use to minimize static electricity in the laundry?
Use either a fabric softener in the wash cycle or a dryer-added product designed for safe use in your dryer.