GE DCVH515GF1WW Gas Dryer Owner's Manual


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Safety instructions
Operating
............
2-5
Instructions
DCVH515
Control Panels .....................
6-8
Cycle Options .....................
Dryer Features ......................
Loading and Using
the Dryer .........................
Reversing the Door Swing ........
Venting the Dryer ...................
Stacking ........................
17, 18
12-16
19
20-23
Troubleshooting
24-26
Tips ........
DHDVH52
9, !0
!!
DBVH512
Consumer Support
Consumer
Warranty
Support .........
..........................
Back Cover
27
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model #
Serial #
They are on the label on
the front of the drger behind
the door.
175D1807P579
49-90311
09-06 JR
iMPORTANTSAFETYiNFORMATiON.
READALL iNSTRUCTiONSBEFOREUSING.
WARNING!
For yoursafety, the information in this manualmust be followed to minimize the risk of fire
or explosion, electric shock, or to preventproperty damage, personal injury,or death.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vaporsand liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer,service agency or
the gas supplier.
WHATTODOIF YOUSMELLGAS:
[] Do not try to light a match,or cigarette, or
turn on anygas or electrical appliance.
[] Do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use anyphone in yourbuilding.
[] Clear the room, building or area of all
occupants.
[]Immediately
call, yourgas supplier
froma neighborsphone. Follow the
gas supplier's instructionscarefully.
[] ff you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
Cafifomia Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
This act requires
birth
detb'cts
to StlC]l
the governor
or other
reproductix
of Califimfia
e hm'm
requires
a list of substances
businesses
to warn
kno\sn
to tile state to catlse cancel;
customel_
of potential
exl)osm'e
stlbsti/llCeS.
Gas appliances
fimnaldehyde
call cause minor exposure
and soot, caused primarily
Pxoperly ac!iusted drye_ will minimize
minimized
fllrther by properly venting
2
to publish
and
to fl_ur of these substances, namely benzene, carbon mono_ide,
b_' tile incomplete
combustion
of natural gas or LP fl/els,
incomplete
combustion,
EN)osm'e
tile dryer to tile ot/tdoo_,
to these substances
can be
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PROPER
INSTALLAtiON
This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions
before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet, you can receive one by
visiting ge.com, or by calling 800.GECARE$ (800.432.2737).
[] Properly
ground
dryer
to confi}nn
governing
codes and ordinances.
in Installation
Instructions.
with
Follow
Exhaust/Ducting:
all
details
_] Drvel_ MUSTbe
exhausted
to tile
l'u'oe,
_ amounts
of moisture
prevent
[] Install or store where it will not be exposed to
temperatures
below fi'eezing or exposed to
the weather:
[] Connect
to a properly
power
supply
circuit
to
rated,
protected
and
a_)id
electrical
overload.
sized
[] Remove tile colored protective film l/"om both
tile
control
[] Remo\v
panel
all shaq)
ot all shipping
[]
DO
Ilot
back
[] Pull
of the
the
duct
tile
items
and
dispose
vent
out
connect
lowered
getting
being
]
[_
t_se ()Ill)
diameter
blown
*
into
the
.
room.
.
it
ngld metal or flexable metal 4
duct\_ork
inside tile (h'_er cabinet
protector
,q'om
tile
and
the
down
exhaust
protector
crushed.
to its lowest
duct
will prevent
to the
tile
or
to tile (_utside.
USE OF PLASTIC
OROTHERCOMBUSTIBLEOUCTWORKCAN
CAUSEA FIREPUNCTUREDBUCTWORKCAN
CAUSEA FIREIF IT COLLAPSES
ORBECOMES
OTHERWISE
RESTRICTED
IN USEOROURING
iNSTALLATION.
fkw exha usting
properly.
(hwel:
and
i]'om
doo,:
packing
pxotector
Tile
tile
materials
FeIllove
position
(h'vel:
and
fl'om
outside
to
and lint
For complete
Instructions.
details,
fbllow
tile
Installation
iMPORTANTSAFETYiNFORMATiON.
READALL iNSTRUCTIONSBEFOREUSING.
k, WARNING!
YOURIAUNDflYAflEA
•
Keep
the
area
appliances
(lint,
and
•
and
•
paper;
other
Keep
rags,
floor
and
of combustible
etc.),
flammable
the
dry
underneath
fl'ee
gasoline,
wq)o_
around
to reduce
your
and
is necessm
children.
or inside
",'our
•
Keep all lmlnd_w aids (such as detergents,
bleaches,
etc.) out (ff the reach of chikh'en,
chemicals
preli_rably
liquids.
warnings
appliances
the possibility
Close supervision
is used bv or near
to play on, with
around
materials
clean
in a locked
on
climb
cabinet.
container
•
Never
•
The laundry
process
retardanc_
of rid)tics.
labels
on or stand
on
Observe
to avoid
the
dryer
all
injury.
top.
of slipping.
T if this appliance
Do not allow children
this or any other
appliance.
WHENUSINGYOURDRYER
• Never reach into the dt_'er while the drum
is
moving. Before loading, mfloading
or adding
clothes, wait until the drum has completely
stopped.
• Clean the lint filter befin'e each load to prevent
lint accumulation
inside the dryer or in the
room. DO NOT OPERATETHE DRYER WITHOUT
THE LINT FILTERIN PLACE.
• Do not wash or dr)" articles that have been
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted
with combustible
or explosive substances
(such as
wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers,
dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or
explode. Do not add these substances to the
wash water Do not use or place these substances
around your washer or dryer during operation.
• Do not place items eN)osed to cooking oils in
wmr (hTe_: Items contaminated
with cooking oils
may contribute
to a chemical reaction that could
cause a clothes load to catch fire.
• Anv article on which wm have used a cleaning
solvent or that contains flammable
materials
(such as cleaning cloths, mops, towels used in
beaut)' salons, restaurants
or barber shops, etc.)
m ust not be placed in or near the d_wer until
solvents or flammable
materials have been
removed. There are many highly flammable
items used in homes such as acetone, denatured
alcohol,
gasoline,
cleanei_,
WaXes,
SOllle
WaX
petroleum
4
kerosene,
spot
i'eillovers
distillates.
some
i'ell/overs,
and
household
ttli])entines,
pi'o(hlctS
containing
careflllE
fi)llow
eai'e instlllctions.
the
can reduce
the flame
To axoid such a result,
gmment
manufacturer's
• Do not dry articles containing
rubbe_; plastic,
foam or si_nilar materials such as padded bras,
temfis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby
pants, plastic bags, pillows, etc., that may melt or
burn. Some rubber materials, when heated, can
under certain drcumstances
produce fire by
spont;i
neo/is
COil/b/istion.
• Do not store plastic, paper or clothing that may
bm_ or melt on top (ff tile dryer during
opei_ltion.
• (;mments
labeled OryAway from Heat or Do Not
Tumble Dry (such as life jackets containing kapok)
lit liSt not be put in your (h'vet:
• Do not (h T fiberglass articles in your dryer:
Skin irritation could result fl'om the remaining
particles that may be picked up by clothing
dulJng subsequent
dryer rises.
• To minimize the possibility of electric shock,
unphlg this appliance
fl'om the power supply
or disccmnect the dryer at the building's
distribution
panel b)' removing the fllse or
switching off the circuit breaker befi)re
attempting
any maintenance
or cleaning
(except the removal and cleaning of the lint
filter). NOTE: Pressing START, STOP or POWER
does NOTdisconnect
the appliance fi'om the
power supply.
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WHENUSINGYOURDRYER(cont.)
• Never attempt to operate
damaged,
nmlflmcdoning,
or has missing or broken
damaged cord or plug.
• The interior
this appliance if it is
partially disassembled,
parts, including a
of the machine
• Ybu may Msh
or reduce
products,
which
on
• If vom_ is a gas (hTe_, it is equipped with an
automatic electric ignition and does not have
a pilot light. DO NOTATTEMPT TO LIGHT WITHA
MATCH. Burns may result fr(>m having y(>ur hand
in the vicinity of the burner when the automatic
C
your
laundered
electridtv
lid)tics
in them
by using
or an anti-static
you use either
a
lid)tic softener
in the wash cycle, according
the manufi_cturer's
instructions
for those
and the exhaust
used
ttlrns
static
a (hTe_=ai)i)lied
rid)tic softener
condifione_;
_'e recommend
duct connection
inside the chyer should be
cleaned at least once a year by a qualified
technidan.
See the loading and Using the Dryor
section.
ignition
to soften
the
the
the
product
manuemmrer
written
package
in your
problelns
the
or t_?' a drye>added
that
their
product
(h_'e_: Service
caused
responsibili
products
gives
and
are
not
fin.
assurance
can
be saflqv
or i)erfimnance
bv use of these
D' of the
to
products
manulhcture_
covered
under
are
(ff those
the warranty
to this appliance.
on.
WHENNOTUSINGYOURDRYER
•
Grasp
the
appliance
plug
pulling.
Place
the
subjected
Do not
when
disconnecting
damage
to the
cord
away
from
be stepped
on,
tripped
so it will not
•
firefly
to avoid
this
cord
while
traffic
areas
over
or
• Do not tamper
to damage.
attempt
this appliance
specifically
to repair
or attempt
recommended
any part
any se_Mcing
use>repair
understand
have
the
instructions
with controls.
of
unless
in this Owner's
or in i)ublished
and
or replace
• Before discarding a (hTe_; or removing it fl'om
se_Mce, remove the (hTer door to prevent
children fi'om hiding inside.
Manual
that
you
skills to car_ T out.
READANDFOLLOW
THISSAFETY
INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
About the dryer controlpanel.
You can locate your model number at the top inside of the door opening.
Model DHDVH52
Model DCVH515
Model DBVH512
COTTOH_
®
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Power
Press
to "wake
up"
the
displa).
If the
displa)
/VOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect
O
is actixe,
the appliance
press
to put
the
drxer
in the
standby
mode.
from the power supply
Dry Cycles
The
(h'_ cwle
help
)ou
Sensor
controls
match
the
the
dr_
length
setting
and
with
tumble
the
speed
of the
drying
process.
The
chart
below
will
loads.
Cycles
co'r]'oNs
For cottons and most linens.
MIXED LOAD
For loads consisting of cottons and poly-blends.
EASY CARE
For wrinkle-free and permanent press items.
ACTIVE WEAR
Clothing worn for active sports exercise and some casual wear. Fabrics include new technology finishes
and stretch fibers such as Spandex.
DELICATES
For lingerie and special-care fabrics.
DRYEL
Designed for use with the DRYEL_ "dry clean only" fabric care system. See product package for directions.
For questions or issues related to use and performance of DRYEL_, see the Website at: www.dryel.com.
TM
SPEED 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.
Timed Dry Cycles
DEWRINKLE
For removing wrinkles from items that are dry or slightly damp. This cycle is not recommended for
delicate fabrics.
WARM UP
Provides 10 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes.
AIR FLUFF
My Cycle (on
Use this feature to tumble items without heat.
some models)
MY CYCLE
0
Press to use, create or modify custom dry cycles.
Timed Dry
Use
to set your
To use TIMED
I. Turn
dry
2. Select
own
dry
time.
TIMED DRYis
also
recoininended
for
small
loads.
DRY."
cycle
the
dial
drying
t(> TIMED DRY..
time
by pressing
the
÷and
-buttons,
3. Select the DRY.TEMP,
0
4. Close
the
door,
5. Press
START
Sensor Dry Level
The
clothes
sensor
contintu)usl)'
reaches
your
MORE DRY
DRY
LESS DRY
DAMP
monitors
selected
dry
the
level,
amount
the
of moisture
dryer
will
in the
load,
When
the
moisture
in your
stop.
Use for heavy or mixed type of fabrics.
Use for normal dryness level suitable for most loads. This is the preferred cycle
for energy saving.
Use for lighter fabric (ideal for ironing).
For leaving items partially damp.
7
About the dryer controlpanel.
O
Dry Temp
YOu cm_ (h'm-e, _
the
ot }our
temper_mu'e
ANTI-BACTERIAL
dr}
c_(le.
Thisoption may only be usedwith COTTONSor MIXED LOADcycles.This optionreducescertain
typesof bacteriaby 99.9%,including:Staphylococcus
aureus,PseudomonasaeruginosaandK/ebsie//a
pneumoniae"_.Theanti-bacterialprocessoccurswhen high heatis usedduringa portionof this
dryingcycle.
NOTE:Donot usethis cycleon delicatefabrics.
TheAnti-BacterialCycleis Certifiedby NSFInternational(formerlyNationalSanitationFoundation)
to NSFProtocolP154SanitizationPerformanceof ResidentialClothesDryers.
S midza0on
Perfbrmailce
ol
Residendal
Clothes P 154
I)ryers
NSF Protocol
NIGH
Forregularto heavycottons.
MEDIUM
Forsynthetics,blendsanditems labeledpermanentpress.
LOW
_
]
Fordelicates,syntheticsanditems labeledTumbleDryLow.
EXTRALOW
Forlingerie andspecial-carefabrics.
NO BEAT
Canonlybe usedwith TIMED DRY.
START
Pless
to start
_ (h_
Press
it again
to restart
c?(le.
If tile
tile
dr?er
is rumlhlg,
press
it once
and
it will
pause
tlle
dr_er.
touch
recall.
oh'} cycle.
MJf Cyc/e (on some models)
Set up your fhvorite combination
of settings and s;lve them here
These custom settings call be set while a cycle is ill progress,
flw one
To store a MY CYCLE combination of settings:
1. Select
your drying
2. Change
3. Select
cycle.
ORY TEMP and SENSOR ORYLEVEL settings
ally drying
to fit your
4. Press and hold tile _
and tile pad will light up.
pad for three
seconds
to store
?our selection.
To recall your stored MY CYCLE combination:
Press
tile MYCYCLEbutton
beflwe
dr)ing
a load.
To change your stored MY CYCLE combination:
Follow
8
steps
needs.
OPTIONS y(m want.
1-4 in "To store a MY CYCLE combination
of settings".
A beep
will sound
About cycle options.
NOTE." Not all features
are available on all dryer models,
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Extend Tumble
Minimizes wrinkles by adding
approximately
60 minutes cff no-heat
tumbling after clothes are dry. Tile beeper
will sound e\ e U 2 minutes to remind you
to remo\v tile clothes. Tile ESTIMATED
TIME REMAiNING display will show 00.
Damp Alert
This
option
clothes
items
causes
have
that
ALERTwill
is selected.
dried
you
only
tile
dr_vr
to a dalnp
wish to hang
beep
when
to beep
level.
when
Remove
<hT. Tile
DAMP
Removing
clothes
tile) are damp
sore e item s.
can
and
hanging
reduce
them
tile need
when
to iron
this option
Signal
?derts you that tile cycle is complete. Tile
beeper will continue to sound evex_' two
minutes for tile next 6 minutes, until tile
clothes have been removed. Tile clothes
should be removed when tile beeper
off so wrinkles don't set in.
Press SIGNALto select low, medium
xolume,
or to turn tile beeper
or high
ott.
goes
Delay Start
Use to delay tile start ot your dryer;
I. Choose
iiii
vour (h y cycle and any options.
2. Press DELAYSTART You can change tile
delay time in ] hour increments
using
tile + or - arrow pads.
3. Press tile STARTpad to start tile
co/intdown.
The countdown
time will be shown
ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display:
in the
NOTE:If the dooris openedwhile thedryeris
in DELAy thecountdowntime will not restart
uniessthe dooris dosedand STARThasbeen
pressedagain.
About
cJfc_e
options.
NOTE."Not all features are available on all dryer models.
Lock
You can
lock
selections
lock the
fl'om being made.
Or you can
controls
after you have started
the
controls
to prevent
any
a cycle.
Childrencannotaccidentallystart the dryer
by touchingpads with this optionselected.
To lock the
d_ye_, press
and
hold
icon
fiw 3 seconds,
To tmlock
press
and
hold
lock icon
The
icon
of the
light
up when
the
lock
the
next
controls
the
the
lock
chTe_;
fin" 3 seconds.
to the
are
timer
will
locked.
Estimated Time Remaining
[)isI_lms, the IIa _ )roximate
time
tmti] the end of the cycle.
remaining,
,&sthe cycle begins, you will see an initial
approximate
total cyde time in the display.
Then lights will "race" in the display. This
means the d_'er is continuously
monitoring
the amotmt of moisture in the load. The
lights will continue
tmtil the d_'er senses
a low level of moisture in the load. At that
point, the d_Ter will cah'ulate and display
the approximate
time remaining.
My Cycle
(on some models)
To save a fi_vorite cycle, set the desired
settings and hold down the MY CYCLE
button fin" 3 seconds. A beep will sotmd
to indicate the cycle has been saved.
To chanoe
settings
button
See I)age,
To use XOEU"custom cycle press the MY
CYCLEbutton before drying a load.
/0
the
saxed
cxcle,
and hold down
for 3 seconds.
8 fin" more
the
details.
set the desired
MY CYCLE
About dryer features,
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Drum Lamp
getore
replacing
disconnect
fllse
or
inside
the
the
dryer
switching
the
light
off the
drum.
bulb,
at the
Remove
be sure
household
circuit
the
to unplug
breaker.
bulb
the
distribution
and
Reach
dryer
panel
above
replace
with
drver
the
power
cord
by removing
same
opening
size
or
the
fl'om
bulb.
Drying Rack (onsomemodels)
A handy
drying
rack
ma_
be used
washable
sweaters.
Place
items fiat
items
as wool sweaters
and delicate
for
drying
on the
tabrics.
delicate
dQing
Drx
items
such
as
rack and block
with low heat.
such
To install the drvim,.., rack, pull up the lint filter slightly. Insert the drvim*.
rack into the slots, then push the filter back down.
NOTE:
• The drying rack must be used with the
(on some models) cycles.
TIMED DRYor RACKDRY
•
are
Do
not
use
this
drying
rack
when
there
other
clothes
in the
dryer.
//
Reversing
thedoorswing.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
•
Read
the instHwtions
through
befi_re
IMPORTANT'. Once wm begin, do not
move the cabinet tmtil doox_swing
reversal is completed.
all the way
starting,
These instructions
are tin" changing
the hinges ti'om the right side to the
lett side--if you ever want to switch them
•
Handle parts carefilllv
scratching
paint,
•
Set screws down bv their related parts
to avoid using them in the wrong
places.
•
Provide
fl_r the
•
Normal completion
door swing is 30-60
to awfid
a non-scratching
doors.
back to the right side, tidlow these same
inst_ uctions and reverse all reterences
to the lett and right.
work sm'lhce
time to reverse
minutes.
the
TOOLS
YOUWILLNEED
Adjustable CrescentWrench
PuttyKnifeor
Thin-Blade
Screwdriver
Phillips HeadScrewdriver
DOORPARTS
A
PlasticCover
Large Tapping Screw
1#10) 6
Hinge Assembly
Nut(#8) 2
Washer 2
STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTIONS
Before You Start
I. Unph/g
outlet.
/2
the
drxer
from
its electrical
Tapping
Screw(#8) 2 MachineScrew(#8) 6
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STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTIONS
(cont.)
Remove Door Assembly
2. Open the door to approxin/ately
90 degrees.
I_.emox e the 4 screws _startiw,
fl'om the bottom
to the top. Make sure the door is supported
while
remo',ing
the screws.
3. i,oosen
the top screw
shown b_ the arrows.
4. i,a}
the
thces
2#8MachineScrews
6#10
Large
door
as shown.
down
on
(door
restino, _ on
upward
a sott
Unhook
the
protected
the
fiat
handle
door
surface
by, lifting, and Imlling,
so that
the
inner
as
part
side).
5. Remoxe the 6 laroe_, tapping
screws (#10) located around
the perimeter
of the door outlining
the gasket, and the 2 machine
screws (#8) on the
hiw*e side.
Screws
8. X'_ith
part
the
screws
of the
Z Unlock
door
remoxed,
from
the
turn
the
door
frame
the 4 tabs on the plastic
NOTE: Disregard
the "DO
NOT
door
coxer
REMOVE"
oxer
and
and
set
and
separate
label
separate
the
silxer
coxer
the plastic
coxer
from
aside.
on the plastic
cruet.
13
Reversing
thedoorswing.
STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTIONS
(cont.)
Remove Hinge
IMPORTANT" Note tile location ot tile hinge
(left or right)
before
removing.
8. _\'ith tile door tl"ame part of tile door laid down on a protected
soft sm'L_ce,
reinove
tile hinge cover by removing
tile 2 tapping
screws (#8) that tasten it
to the fl'ame. The hinge cover is located at the opposite
side of the hinge
assembly.
9. Remoxe
tile
9 nuts,
washers
and
tile
9 machine
screws
(#8).
10. Remoxe
tile hinge assembly by remoxing
tile 2 machine
screws (#8) that
fi_sten it to the fl'ame. Pull the him*e assemblx
out and set it aside.
Reinstall Hinge Assembly
11. Place tile hinge
holes
assembE
in tile opposite
with the door holes.
12. I,ooselx
13. Hold
tile
as shown.
14
tasten
door
Then
tile hinge
on
its side
tighten
assembly
with
the
one
2 screws
side
to tile edoe
hand
(#8)
and
of tile door. _Mign tile hinge
using
tasten
holding
2 machine
tile
the
screws
remaining
hinge
assemblL
(#8).
2 screws
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STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCTIONS
(cont.)
Reinstall Nuts and Hinge Cover
14. Place the door
and
on its edge. Assemble
the 2 machine
iltltS. Tighten
tlsino._ a wrench and screwdriver.
15. Place the hinge, cover in position.
holes
16. Secure
in the
(#8).
Door Assembly
1Z Place the plastic
the 4 tabs.
the
Align the hinoe_ cover holes with the
with the 2 tal)t)ino,_ screws
IMPORTANT" Make sure there
between
the window panes.
18. Place
(#8), washers
door.
the hinoe_ cover
Reassemble
screws
outer
cover
door
is no dirt or any other
onto
onto
the inner
the
inner
door
and
foreign
material
lock in place
in
with
door.
Topof Doo/
15
Reversingthe doorswing.
STEP-BY-STEP
INSTRUCtiONS(cont.)
Reassemble
19.Afier
the
Door Assembly
reversing
innei"
20. Turn
that
the
6 laroe
there
will be
a misnmtch
between
the
outer
door
and
doox'.
Make sure
as shown.
\
door,
(cont.)
the
door
handle
oxer
part
and
ta [ )Dim,
•
_ scYews
of the
tasten
the
outer
outer
door
door
is opposite
to the
inner
the
door
hinge,
using
the
(# 10).
Move Strike Bracket
21. Using
located
the
\
_.
a putt)
knife
or am
on the dr_er where
opposite
other
the
fiat
door
tool,
will
remoxe
the 5 plastic
screw
caps
be installed
and install
them
on
side.
Switch
the
screws;
then
strike
bracket
reinstall
and
both
its coxer
on
the
on
the
opposite
opposite
side
by remoxing
the
side.
Reinstall Door Assembly
23. The
L
®
Tighten
door
has
Partially
thsten
partially
tastened
Fasten
partially
76
is now
the hinge
as a hook.
the
hinge
tastened
ready
keyholes
a screw
to be installed
that
allow
to the
on the
a partially
uppermost
dryer.
fastened
screw
hole.
To ease this
step,
screw
to be used
Hook
the
door
screw.
by installing
screw
above.
the
other
4 screws
and
tightening
the
on
the
Loadingand using the dryer,
Always follow the fabric manufacturer's
ge.com
care label when laundering.
FabricCareLabels
Below
are
fhbric
care
label
"symbols"
that
affect
the
clothing
you
will
be laundering.
WASH LABELS
MachineU_
wash
cycle
Gentle/
Noro,
a_ wrinkle
p..........
tP_ess/delicate
resistant
Front load
c.tego_
target water
temperature
Tap Cold
Do not wash
Target
Water Temperature
Inlet Water Temperature
27°C/80°F
40°C/105°F
50°C/120°F
70°C/160°F
Co_d
Warm
Hot
Sanitize
Do not wring
Hand wash
Automatic
Temperature Control
Not used
Used
Used
Used
Used
DRY LABELS
bqD
dry
Dry
Normal
Permanent Press/
wrinkle resistant
®
setting
Medium
High
Gentle/
delicate
Do not tumble dry
Do not dw
(used with
do not wash)
•
Low
No heat/air
D
Fq Pq
Line dry/
hang to dry
Drip dry
Dry fiat
In the shade
BLEACH LABELS
SyIIIuOIS
Any bleach
(when needed)
Only ....... Norine bleach
(when needed)
Do not bleach
SortingandLoadingHints
As
tt,r
a oeneral
rtlle,
ti_e washe,;
dryer.
Try also
For example,
other
small
the,
if clothes
are
sorted
are sorted
ix'trperll
to sort
(It) not
items.
items
according
dr_ a sheet
with
)ro
)erlx
Do not overload.
This wastes energy and causes wrinkling.
it,It the
to size.
socks
or
Do not dry the following items: f/7_erg/assitems, woolens,
rubber-coated
items,plastics,items with plastictrim and
foam-filleditems.
Donot add fabricsoftenersheetsoncetheload has
becomewarm.Theymaycausefabricsoftenerstains.
Bounce_ FabricConditionerDryerSheetshavebeen
approvedforusein aft GEDryerswhenusedin accordance
with themanufacturer#instructions.
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Loadingand usingthe dryer.
Always follow the fabric manufacturer's
care label when laundering.
Careand Cleaningof the Dryer
The Exterior:_ipe
or dust any, si_ills or washing
compounds
with a &map cloth. Dryer control
panel and finishes may be damaoed_ by, some
latin(h? pretream_ent
soil and stain relnoxer
products.
Appl) these products
away from the
(hwer. The td)ric may then be washed and dried
nommllv.
products
Dalnage to }our dr)er caused bx these
is not co_ered by )our warrant_.
The Lint Niter: Clea n th e
lint filter befin'e each use.
Pull
out
Moisten
reinove
Once
back
the
lint
filte_:
wmr fingers
the captured
clean,
into
slide
position.
and
lint.
the
filter
the
dryer
once
a veal;
NEVEROPERATETHEDRYERWITHOUTITS FILTER
IN PLACE.
/8
Follow these steps:
[7] Turn off electrical suppl_ by discmmecting
the plug from the wall s_clcet.
_
Disconnect
the dtlct fFoIll the dryer:
_
Vac[l[lIll the duct with the hose
and reconnect
the duct.
The Exhaust Hoo& Check with a mirror
Have
a qualified
technician
vacumn
the lint fl'om
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.
attachment
that
the inside flaps (ff the hood move fl'eely when
operating.
Make sure that there is no wildlife
(birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the duct
or hood.
Ventingthe dryer,
For
gecom
the
best
more energy
details
•
perflmnance,
on Exhausting
Use
or
dxTing
only
for
rigid
metal
use
or flexible
to the
•
Do
•
Use
•
Do
•
Avoid
•
Venting must conform
•
Do
•
Flip
the
plastic
shortest
not
resting
kink
to be properly
protector
dryer.
The
The dryer villi[ use
Carefully
follow
the
Instructions.
metal
4" (liameter
combustible
dttctwork.
collapse
duct
the
vented.
specifications.
ductwork
inside
the
dryer
cabinet
possible.
or
the
remove
the
to the
needs
outside.
or other
length
crush,
not
dxTer
in the Installation
exhausting
not
the
and run longer if it is not vented to the below
on
sharp
to local
vent
the
duct.
objects.
building
protector
down
to its lowest
lowered
protector
codes.
from
the
back
position
will
prevent
and
oI the
connect
the
duct
dryer.
the
exhaust
duct
fl'om
getting
crushed,
Correct
Venting
Vent protectorin place_
"
Incorrect
Venting
II ,d
19
Stacking.
BEFORE
YOUBEGIN
Read these instructions
•
IMPORTANT"
electrical
Save
completely
these
inspector's
•
IMPORTANT"
ordinances.
•
Note
ixlstructioxls
fin" local
• Note to Consumer-Kee
flKure reference.
all governing
codes
• Installation
installer.
sure
these
use.
Obser;'e
to Installer-Be
instructions
and carefully.
with
the
to leave
and
•
Proper
installer.
•
Avoid
Dryer
Consumer.
I) these
must be performed
installation
is the
for
instx uctions
1)ya qualified
responsibilit)
of the
FORYOURSAFETY
WARNING!
D()
• Electric Shock Hazard. Disconnect
power
heft)re installing.
Failm'e to (lo so could result
in serious ix_jm T or death.
• Potential Personal Injury More than two people
are recommended to lift the dryer into position
because of its weight and size. Failure to do so
could result in personal injury or death.
Tipping
x/ltxst be
NOT
Failm'e
place
to do
Mobile
the
on top
washer
so could
injury/death
•
and Rulmu'e
of Utility
Services.
securely
attached
to the washex:
result
or property
Home
Installation
dryer.
damage.
or Mamflhctm'ed
- Stacking
permitted
of the
in i)ex_onal
Home
of a gas
home
in a mobile
dryer
is not
or manufactm'ed
h oxIx e.
MINIMUMCLEARANCE
OTHER
THANALCOVE
ORCLOSET
INSTALLATION
Minimmn
and
clearance
fl)r
rear.
air
to combustible
opening
are:
(_onsideration
adequate
0" both
must
clearance
sm'laces
fi)r
be
sides
given
and
l"
to provide
and
installation
sexwice.
ALCOVE
ORCLOSET
INSTALLAtiON
•
If _(mr
(lr_ er is approved
alcoxe
or closet,
the
•
The
dr_er
dryer
Refer
it will
for
installation
be stated
on
in an
a label
back.
MUST
to dryer
be vented
Installation
to the
out(loox_.
Instructions
for
derails.
•
Minimmn
clearance
and a(!iacent
walls
0" either
side
3" fl'ont
2O
•
on
and
rear
between
or
other
(hTer
surthces
cabinet
is:
•
Minimmn
vertical
overhead
cabinets,
pedestal,
55"
Ch)set
doors
ventilated
and
space
fl'om
floor
etc.
is 43"
with
pedestal
and
84"
must
be
louvered
m ust contain
or otherwise
inches
of open
area equally
closet
contains
both
a washer
dryer,
doors
inches
must
contain
of open
area
without
stacked.
a minimmn
square
If the
square
to
ceiling,
a minim
equally
of 60
distributed.
and a
mn
of 120
distributed.
ge.com
KITCONTENTS
RightHandBracket
4 RubberPads
Left HandBracket
4 #12 x I" Screws
4 #8 x I/2" Screws
TOOLS
YOUWILLNEED
Phillips Screwdriver
Pliers
Open-Ended
Wrench
Gloves
Level
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 fl'ont of
the installation
location.
2/
Stacking.
INSTALLING
THESTACK
BRACKET
KIT
1. Remove the Dryer
Leveling Legs
A. Careflllly lay tile dryer on its side.
Use tile packing material
so wm
don't scratch tile finish oil tl_e
dryer.
e.
Use
an
open-end
to remoxe
wrench
the
dr)er
or pliers
le',eling
legs.
Z Install Rubber Pads
to Dryer Base
i,ocate tile 4 robber
pads in tile
parts package.
P.emove tile adhesive
backing
and firmly place over on tile
bracket
where w)u removed
tile
leveling
legs.
Install Bracket
NOTE:Make
to Dryer
on a piece
tile brackets
Align tile holes in tile left bracket
with the holes in the bottom lett
bottom
of tile
tile floor.
corner of tile dryer. Use a Phillips
screwdriver
to install the 2 #12 x 1"
tapping
screws.
Repeat the above step with the
right bracket on tile bottom
right
coFner
of
tile
dryer.
C. Set tile dryer u )ri *ht
22
sm'e
to set
of packing
that are
drver
tile
(hwer
material
attached
do
not
so
to tile
damage
ge.com
INSTALLING
THESTACK
BRACKET
KIT(cont.)
4. Prepare the Washer and Dryer
P. Place
the _asher
approximate
in the
O, P,eve,_e drxer door svdno if
desired. See dr*er installation
instructions
for details.
location.
NOTE:The washer door swing is not
reversible.
B, Make sure the washer is level.
Refer to washer Installation
Instructions
for details.
C. Remoxe the back portion of
the control panel b} removing
the 3 scrm_s.
5. Install Dryer and Bracket
on Washer
A. I,ift the (hTer on top of the
washer. Be careflfl not to scratch
the top of the washer with the
brackets.
Protect
the washer
control panel with cardboard
or
other protection.
Be sm'e 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
washer. Using a Phillips screwdriver
attach the 2 #8 x 1/2" tapping
screws. Repeat on both sides
of the washer.
WARNING!
Potential Personal Injury. More than
two people are recommended to lift the
dryer into position because of its weight
and size. Failure to do so could result in
personal injury or death.
[, WARNING!
6. Finalize the Installation
A. Refer
Installation
Instructions
to complete
washer installation.
Place
nanos
nere
to the washer
/
B. Refer
,/
Place
nanos
to the
Instructions
installation.
(lrxer
Potential Personal Injury. Do not push
on the dryer once installed to top of the
washer. Pushing on the dryer may result
in pinched fingers.
the
Installation
to complete
the
(h'_er
nere
Careflfllv
slide or walk the stacked
washer and dryer into place. Use
felt pads or other sliding device
to assist moving and to protect
flooring.
23
Before you call for service...
q
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages,
or visf ge.cem. Youmay not need to call for service.
roubleshooting -tips
OPERATION
Possible
Controlpads not
responding
Controls accidentally
service mode
put in
* Press STOP.
Controls accidentally
lock mode
put in
'* Hold
Conlrols
incorrect
ma
* Reset the in-house
Dryer doesn't start
Conlrol
Causes
performed
operation
What To Do
pmzel is "asleep"
for 3 seconds
breaker
the dryer.
breaker:
* Make sure the dryer, I)lug, is pushed
the outlet.
Fuse is blown/drctfit
is tripped
to unlock
Press POWERto acfixate fl_e control
* This is noxmal.
Dryer is unplugged
completely
panel,
into
* Check the building's fllse/circuit
breaker box and
replace fllse or reset breaker: NOTE:Electric (hwe_
rise
Dryer doesn't heat
the LOCKbutton
two
tilses
or
bi'eakelN.
Dryer was accidentally paused
when starting Delay Start
'* If the li_ht,_ on the DEL4¥ START pad is,flashin, _, the
dryer is paused. Press STARTto restart the countd{m'n.
Fuse is blown/circuit
is tripped; the dryer
but not heat
* Check the building's fllse/circuit
breaker box and
replace both fltses or reset both breake_. 34)ur dryer
may tumble if only one fllse is blown or one breal(er
breaker
may tumble
tripped.
Gas service
is off
• Make sure gas shutott
fiflly open.
LP .gas supply ta_k is empty
or there has been a utility
interruption
of natural gas
at dryer and main
• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should
service is restored.
shutoff
heat when
are
utilit_
(gas models)
Dryer shakes or
makes noise
Some sha_g/noise
is normal.
Dryer may be sitting mmvmfly
• Moxe (lr_er to an e'_en floor space,
as necessary until even.
or a(!just le'_eling legs
Inconsistent drying times
Type of heat
• D_'ino,_ time will xa_', accordino_ to the t_,'l)e of heat used.
If you recently changed fl'om an electric to a gas
(natural or i,P) (h'yex; or vice vex_a, the drying time
could be different.
Type of load mad
drying conditions
• The load size, types _ff ed)fic, wetness of clothes and the
length
(r
"
and
c ( mdm" "( m of the exha ust sxstem will attect
drying times.
No numbers displayed
during cycle, only lights
Dryer is continuously
monitoring
the amount
moisture in the clothes
Time Remaining
jumped to a
lower number
The esthnated lime may chmlge
when a smaller load thml usuaJ
is drying
• This is nomml.
Glow at the rear
Heaters
• This is noxIllal.
Under
certain drying conditions
room ambient lighting, the glow of the heate_
visible at the rear ot the drum.
of the drum
24
of
behind the drum
• This is nomml. \._lmn the dryer senses a low level of
moisture in the h)ad the (hwer will display the (h T time
remaining.
and
may be
ge.cem
OPERATION
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clothes am still wet
and dryer shut off
after a short time
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
* A dr_ c)(le
is put in.
Small load
* _'\qlen (hTing 3 items or less, choose
TIMED DRY
Load was already dry except
for colla_vs and waistbands
* Choose SPEEDDRYer TIMED DRYto (1I3 damp collal_
and waistbands.
In the turin'e, _dlen drvino "/load with
(olla_ and waistbands,
choose MORE DRY.
Dryer is not level
- Moxe dr_er to an even rio(n" space or ac!iust lex eling legs
as necessar} until even.
Load consists of a mixture
of heavy and light fabrics
* _'_q_en (ombiuing
hea D and light rid)fits
( hoose MORE DRY.
Exhaust
e Inspect and clean exhaust
The ORYdryness level
was chosen hut load is
still damp
system is blocked
must be reselected
each time a new load
SPEED DRY(n"
in a load,
s_stem.
Cannotmake a
The DRYNESS LEVEL, TEMP
selection and the
dryer beeps twice
or OPTION that you axe
trying to select is incompatible
with the chosen dry cycle
Dryer is running hut
O0 is displayed in
time Remaining
The EXTEND TUMBLE
option was chosen
* This is normal. During extended
tumbling,
the time
remaining
is not displa_ ed. The extended
tumbling
option lasts approxJmatel}
20 minutes.
LAUNBRY PRACTICES
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clothes take tOOlong
to dry
Improper
or obstructed
ducting
* This is hernial.
o Check the Installathm
]nstructhms
dr_er venting is correct.
® Make sure ducting
unobstrtlcted.
is clean,
* Check to see if outside
Improper
to make st=re the
free of ldnks and
wall damper
operates
easily.
sorting
* Separate hea_ T items t_'om lighp, veight items (generally,
a well-s(mted washer load is a well-so,led &yet load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics
(_(e beach towels)
* Iaige, hea\ T thbvics contain more moisture and take
h)nger to oh> Separate la*ge, heavy tiibrics into smaller
loads to speed (hTing tiFne.
Controls
* Match control
improperly
set
Lint f'dter is fuU
Blown fuses or tripped
breaker
Overloading/combining
Underloading
settings
* Clean lint filter befin'e
circuit
loads
to the load xou are drvin ,
eve U load.
® Replace fuses or reset circuit breake_.
Since most
dryeI_ use 2 tuses/breake_,
make sure both are
operating.
* Do not put more
a time.
than one washer
load in the (hyer at
® If _ou are drvino._ onl_ one or two items,
to ensure proper tumbling.
add a tow items
25
Before you call for service...
LAUNDRY PRACTICES
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clothes are wrinkled
Overdxyh_g
* Select
a shorter
• Remove
moisture.
Letting
cycle
items
sit in dryer
after
ends
Clothes
shrink
Some
Greasy
spots
on clothes
fabrics
hnproper
• Remove
items
• Separate
will naturally
when washed.
safely washed,
in the dryer
shrink
Others cruz be
but will shrink
use of fabric
softener
and
into
smaller
fl)llow
Lint
filter
Static
• Follow
tid)ric
softener
on
stains
sorting
• Sox* lint producex_
attract
lint
Overloading
Paper,
No
lint screen
etc.,
softener
left
in pockets
was used
• T_n' a lid)tic
The
dryness
that
the body
is dry
permmlent
can cause
monitor
press
static
sel_ses
of the dothes
loads
in a particular
dry it.
iteins.
Dirty
be seen
Use
items
when
can
tile
proper
washing
each
load.
chenille)
fi'om
lint collectox_
befln'e
smaller
ones.
lmmdering
Conditioner
Dryer
fin" use in all GE D_Te_
with tile manufiwtm'er's
clothes.
Sheets
have
been
when used in
instructions.
soflene_:
setting
• Try a tabric
into
STATIC.
trader
soflenex:
<_Fabric
approved
accordance
Synthetics,
and blends
(like
all pockets
• TIw a tid)ric
• A(!just
drvin
package.
(hTing.
in this section
large
• Bo/mce
Overdxyh_g
exactly.
after
drying,
heft)re
• See suggestions
• Empty
cannot
labels
shape
corduroy).
• Separate
tissue,
fabric
heft)re
• Clean
can
which
are wet appearafler
is full
electricity
into
shrinkage
or tumble
clothes
of
or hang
care
back
about
wash
directions
amount
ones.
gamaent
max be pressed
• Souletiules
not
cleml
fi)l(l
• If _ou are concerned
item, do not machine
(like
26
loads
ends
Clothes
were
a slight
EXTEND TUMBLE option.
• Use your dI_'er to (h_' only clean
stain clean items an(i tile 'dryer:
hnproper
Collars and waistbands
still wet at end of cycle
cycle
shrinkage,
l)rocedures
Static occurs
when
or use tile
items
still hold
Drying dirty items
with dean
ones
completely
Lintonclothes
time.
they
LESSDRY or DAMP setting.
a
large
• To avoid
• Some
while
Select
immediately,
Overloading
(hTing
items
to
LESSDRYor DAMP.
softener.
• Choose SPEEDDRYor TIMEDDRYto (hy damp collm_
and waistbands. In tile flmue, when dDing a load with
collins and waist)ands, choose MOREDRY.
,
GEDryer Warranty.
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. Toschedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, vis# us at ge.com, or calI SOO.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warrantg
Please have serial number and model number available when
calling for service.
For The Period Of."
We Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
Anypatt ot the dryer which fifils due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related seiMce costs
onginal purchase
to replace
the
defective
part.
What is Not Covered:
[] Service
trips to your home
to teach you how to use
the product,
[] Improper
or acts
installation,
delivery
or maintenance.
[] Failure of the product if it is abused, misused or used for
other than the intended
pm'puse or used commerciadly.
[] Replacement
breakers.
[] Dmnage
of house
fuses or resetting
of circuit
to the product
[] Inddental
defects
caused by accident,
tire, floods
of God.
or consequentiaJ
with
daxnage
caused
by possible
this appliance.
[] Dmnage
caused
[] Product
not
after
accessible
delivery.
to provide
required
service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES--Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repa# 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.
This 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 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 Service
location for service. In Alaska, the 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 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
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