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GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company. Manufactured under trademark license.
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
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Stacking (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # _________________
Serial # _________________
They are on the label on the front
of the dryer behind the door.
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49-3000087 Rev 1 10-19 GEA



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Model # _________________ Serial # _________________ They are on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door. GE is a trademark of the General Electric Company. Manufactured under trademark license. 49-3000087 Rev 1 10-19 GEA 0020507767GE...
  • Page 2 THANK YOU FOR MAKING GE APPLIANCES A PART OF YOUR HOME. Whether you grew up with GE Appliances, or this is your first, we’re happy to have you in the family. We take pride in the craftsmanship, innovation and design that goes into every GE Appliances product, and we think you will too.
  • Page 3: Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, WARNING follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the appliance. DO NOT dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting started To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING INFORMATION before operating this appliance. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Power Start...
  • Page 5: Dry Cycles

    Getting started Power Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to turn the dryer off. NOTE: Pressing Power does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Dry Cycles The dry cycle controls the cycle time for the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry setting with the loads.
  • Page 6: Timed Dry

    Getting started Level Level The sensor continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load. When the moisture in your clothes reaches your selected dry level, the dryer will stop. NOTE: Sensor dry Level can be used with all cycles except Timed Dry, Air Fluff, Rack Dry, Warm Up and Dewrinkle.
  • Page 7 Getting started Delay Dry Delay Use to delay the start of your dryer. 1. Choose your dry cycle and any options. 2. Press Delay Dry. You can change the delay time in 1 hour increments, using the Delay Dry button. 3.
  • Page 8: Loading

    Loading Always follow fabric manufacturer’s care label when laundering. Fabric Care Labels Below are fabric care label “symbols” that affect the clothing you will be laundering. Dry Labels Tumble Do not dry Normal Permanent Press/ Gentle/ Do not tumble dry (used with wrinkle resistant delicate...
  • Page 9: Care And Cleaning

    Remove the cleaner residue and then dry with a clean cloth. The stainless steel used to make the dryer drum provides the highest reliability available in a GE Appliances dryer. If the dryer drum should be scratched or dented during normal use, the drum will not rust or corrode. These surface blemishes will not affect the function or durability of the drum.
  • Page 10: Drum Lamp

    Care and cleaning Drum Lamp NOTE: The drum lamp is not consumer replaceable on models where there is a flat cover over an LED bulb. If this light should ever stop working, call for service. For models that have a domed cover over the bulb secured by a screw: Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker.
  • Page 11: Installation Instructions

    Installation Dryer Instructions If you have any questions, call GE Appliances at 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: In Canada, call 800.561.3344 or visit BEFORE YOU BEGIN WARNING Read these instructions completely and carefully. IMPORTANT - Risk of Fire •...
  • Page 12: Unpacking Your Dryer

    Order on-line at today, 24 hours a day or by phone at 877.959.8688 during normal business hours. In Canada, visit your local GE Appliances parts distributor or call 800.661.1616 or ACCESSORIES: Order on-line at, 24 hours a day or by phone at 877.959.8688 during normal business hours.
  • Page 13 Installation Instructions REQUIREMENTS FOR ALCOVE OR MINIMUM CLEARANCE OTHER CLOSET INSTALLATION THAN ALCOVE OR CLOSET INSTALLATION WARNING - Explosion Hazard Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0” both sides, 1” rear and 1” top. Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions UNDERCOUNTER INSTALLATION BATHROOM OR BEDROOM INSTALLATION If an undercounter installation is desired: • No special dryer installation kit is required. The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the NATIONAL • If the dryer is installed alone, a minimum of 60 ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA NO.
  • Page 15 Installation Instructions CONNECTING AN ELECTRIC DRYER TOOLS YOU WILL NEED Before making the electrical connection, turn off the circuit breaker(s) or remove the dryer’s circuit fuse(s) at Slip-joint pliers Phillips the electrical box. Be sure the dryer cord is unplugged screwdriver from the wall.
  • Page 16: Power Cord

    Installation Instructions ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ELECTRICAL CONNECTION INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC INFORMATION FOR ELECTRIC DRYERS DRYERS For electrical connections using a For direct wire connections: power cord: WARNING - Fire Hazard WARNING - Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge copper wire. Use a new UL-listed 240V 30 amp dryer power supply Use a UL-listed strain relief.
  • Page 17: Wire Connection

    Installation Instructions CONNECTING DRYER USING CONNECTING DRYER USING 3-WIRE CONNECTION 4-WIRE CONNECTION (MUST BE USED FOR MOBILE HOME If required, by local code, install external ground (not INSTALLATION) provided) to grounded metal, cold water pipe, or other established ground determined by a qualified electrician. NOTE: Since January 1, 1996, the National Electrical Black or Red Wire Code requires that new constructions use a 4-wire...
  • Page 18: Exhausting The Dryer

    • If rigid metal cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible transition duct, or within the dryer. metal clothes dryer transition duct (GE Appliances DO NOT use flexible metal or metal foil ducting part – PM08X10085) can be used.
  • Page 19 Installation Instructions EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.) • DO use elbows • DO cut duct as short when turns are as possible and necessary. install straight into wall. Elbows • DO NOT bend • DO NOT use • DO NOT • DO NOT or collapse excessive crush duct...
  • Page 20 Installation Instructions EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.) EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKLIST STANDARD REAR EXHAUST HOOD OR WALL CAP We recommend that you install your dryer before installing your washer. This will permit direct • Terminate in a manner to prevent back drafts or entry of access for easier exhaust connection.
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.) SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.) ADDING A NEW DUCT WARNING - Fire Hazard Portion “A” Fixing hole Disconnect dryer from electrical supply. Wear gloves and arm guards. Right Close the back opening with cover plate (Kit Right or left WE49X22606).
  • Page 22 Installation Instructions EXHAUSTING THE DRYER (cont.) SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.) SIDE OR BOTTOM VENTING (cont.) ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF EXHAUST TO LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF CABINET CABINET (cont.) • Apply duct tape as shown DUCT TAPE on the joint between the...
  • Page 23: Final Setup

    Installation Instructions FINAL SETUP LEVEL THE DRYER DRYER START-UP Stand the dryer upright near the final location and Press the Power button. adjust the four leveling legs at the corners to ensure Power that the dryer is level from side to side and front to rear.
  • Page 24: Stacking (Optional)

    • The rear of the dryer should face a wall. • Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service. GE APPLIANCES STACK KIT • Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise Order on-line at, 24 hours ventilated and have at least 60 square inches of a day or by phone at 877.959.8688 during normal...
  • Page 25 Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT INSTALL BRACKET TO WASHER INSTALL DRYER AND BRACKET ON DRYER (CONT.) A. Remove washer top cap screw from the rear left. Align left bracket holes with top cap screw C. Tighten the dryer bracket screws; then tighten all hole on rear left of the unit and replace screw.
  • Page 26: Reversing The Door Swing (Optional)

    Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (Optional) IMPORTANT NOTES • Before you start, unplug the dryer from its electrical • Once you begin, do not move the cabinet until outlet. door-swing reversal is completed. • Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint. •...
  • Page 27 Notes 49-3000087 Rev 1...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting Tips

    Troubleshooting Tips... Before you call for service Problem Possible Cause What To Do Dryer shakes or Some shaking/noise is Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as makes noise normal. Dryer may be sitting necessary until even. unevenly.
  • Page 29 Troubleshooting Tips... Before you call for service Problem Possible Causes What To Do Time The estimated time may This is normal. Remaining change when a smaller load jumped to a than usual is drying lower number Cannot make a The dryness Level, Temp or This is normal.
  • Page 30 Try a fabric softener. Bounce Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for ® use in all GE Appliances dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Overdrying Try a fabric softener. Adjust setting to Less Dry or Damp.
  • Page 31: Limited Warranty

    This limited warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Appliances Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Appliances Service location for service.
  • Page 32: Consumer Support

    Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day, any day of the year! You can also shop for more great GE Appliances products and take advantage of all our on-line support services designed for your convenience.