Helpful Information. GE DPSQ495, DPXQ473, DPSQ475

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Helpful Information

Specialty Care Guide

Always follow Fabric Manufacturer’s Care Label or instructions when laundering.

Otherwise use the information below as a general guide.

Item Suggested Care






Extra Large Items

(Includes comforters, blankets and mattress pads.)

Mend any holes or weak seams where feather or filling could escape. Dry only one pillow at a time. Stop dryer occasionally and shake pillow, redistributing filling for even drying. Check pillow at the end of drying time. If it is not completely dry, reset dryer for more drying time.

Dry on low heat only.


Do not dry pillows containing foam rubber.

Add 2–4 dry towels and one blanket and set timer for 20–25 minutes.

Dry only one blanket at a time. Do not set control for more than 25 minutes. At the end of drying cycle block the blanket back to its original shape. Allow blanket to dry thoroughly before storing.

Use a medium heat drying setting.

Use a low heat drying setting.

Use a low heat drying setting.

Use a low heat drying setting.

Set dryer for 20 minutes. When time is up, check and redistribute load. Reset dryer for 15 minutes. When time is up, check and redistribute load. Reset timer for 5 minute intervals. Check after each 5 minutes to ensure articles do not fill dryer drum. Large, wet articles should have ample room in the dryer, but as they dry and fluff up they may not have room to tumble.


Items without room to tumble may block air flow and could result in scorched items. Dry mattress pads separately. Use a low heat drying setting.




Loading Hints

As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer.

Sort by color

(Separate colorfast from non-colorfast fabrics*)




Separate by fabric type

Cottons and linens

Permanent press cottons and blends

Synthetic and poly knits


Separate lint producers from lint collectors

Lint producers: terry cloth and chenille

Lint collectors: velveteen and corduroy

Sort by weight

Heavy Items

Light Items

* Non-colorfast fabrics may bleed or fade. Sort by individual color.

Avoid drying very small loads.

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

Do not add fabric softener sheets once the load has become warm.

This may cause fabric softener stains.

Do not overload. This causes inefficient operation and unnecessary wrinkling. Clothes need to tumble freely.

Do not dry the following items:

Fiberglass items


Rubber coated items


Items with plastic trim

Foam-filled items


Helpful Information

Care & Cleaning


The drum is rust-resistant.

However, colored fabrics which lose color or bleed in the washer may cause discoloration of the dryer drum. We recommend that the dryer drum be cleaned with a cloth using a detergent and water paste or a mild abrasive, such as Soft


. Rinse thoroughly. Then tumble-dry several wet rags or old towels for 20 to 30 minutes before using the dryer normally.


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

Dryer control panel and finishes may be damaged by some laundry pretreatment soil and stain remover products if such products are sprayed on or have direct contact with the dryer.

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

Lint Filter

Before every dryer use, clean the lint filter. It is easier to remove the lint when your fingers are moistened.

To keep your dryer operating at peak performance, be sure to have a technician vacuum the lint from the machine every three years.



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

Exhaust Duct

Exhaust Hood

Check the inside of the exhaust hood with a mirror to rid of debris.

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

To clean the exhaust duct follow these steps:


Turn off electrical supply by disconnecting the plug from the wall socket.


Disconnect exhaust duct from the dryer.


Vacuum the exhaust duct with the hose attachment.


Reconnect the exhaust duct to the dryer.

Make sure the inside flaps of the exhaust hood move freely (you may want to check with a mirror).

Make sure inside flaps are fully open when dryer is operating.

Make sure there is not wildlife

(birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the exhaust duct or hood.



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