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Troubleshooting Tips - GE GFD14 Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Troubleshooting Tips... Before you call for service
Problem
Dryer shakes or
makes noise
Clothes take
too long to dry
The Dry
dryness level
was chosen
but load is still
damp
Control buttons
not responding
Dryer doesn't
start
No numbers
displayed
during cycle,
only lights
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Possible Cause
Some shaking/noise is
normal. Dryer may be sitting
unevenly.
Improper or obstructed
ducting
Improper sorting
Large loads of heavy fabrics
(like beach towels)
Controls improperly set
Lint filter is full
Blown fuses or tripped
circuit breaker
Overloading/combining loads
Underloading
Load consists of a mixture of
heavy and light fabrics
Lint filter is blocked
Dry Sensor is dirty
Controls accidentally put in
service mode
Controls accidentally put in
lock mode
Controls performed an
incorrect operation
Control panel is "asleep"
Dryer is unplugged
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped
Dryer was accidentally
paused when starting Delay
Dry
Dryer is continuously
monitoring the amount of
moisture in the clothes
What To Do
Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as
necessary until even.
Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting
is correct.
Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a
well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry.
Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying
time.
Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Clean lint filter before every load.
Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2
fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure
proper tumbling.
When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load, choose More
Dry.
Inspect and clean lint filter.
Clean the sensor with a moist cloth.
Press Start/Pause.
Hold the Lock Control button for 3 seconds to unlock the dryer.
Reset the in-house breaker.
This is normal. Press Power to activate the control panel.
Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
Check the building's fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or
reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
If the light on the Start/Pause button is flashing, the dryer is
paused. Press Start/Pause to restart the countdown.
This is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of moisture in
the load, the dryer will display the dry time remaining.
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