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GE GTDS850EDWS Installation Instructions Manual

Ge 7.8 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer with stainless steel drum and steam
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Installation
Instructions
Questions on Installation? Call: 1-800-GECARES (US)
or Visit our Web site at: www.GEAppliances.com (US)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
IMPORTANT
- Save these instructions for local
inspector's use.
IMPORTANT
- Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these instructions with
the customer.
Note to Customer - Keep these instructions with your Use
and Care Book for future reference.
remove the dryer door.
the control console.
supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.
WARNING
follow all installation instructions.
accordance with local codes.
cabinet and use only UL approved transition ducting between
the dryer and the home duct.
the instructions found in "Connecting Dryer to House Vent"

installation instructions.

instructions with the customer).
Electric
Dryer
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word
Fire Hazard
Fire Hazard
Shock Hazard
NOTE: Installation and service of this dryer requires basic
mechanical and electrical skills. It is your responsibility to contact
potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
DANGER
WARNING
CAUTION
WARNING
type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
must be dried on a clothesline or by using
Electrical
electrical shock.
Explosion
Hazard
Close supervision of children is necessary
when the appliance is used near children.
Indicates a hazardous
will result in
Indicates a hazardous
could result in
Indicates a hazardous
could result in
.

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  • Page 1: Installation Instructions

    Installation Electric Instructions Dryer Questions on Installation? Call: 1-800-GECARES (US) or Visit our Web site at: www.GEAppliances.com (US) BEFORE YOU BEGIN potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. Read these instructions completely and carefully. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word IMPORTANT - Save these instructions for local inspector’s use.
  • Page 2: Tools You Will Need

    Installation Instructions Minimum Clearance in Alcove or Closet Installation Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service TOOLS YOU MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED WILL NEED 4" DIA. METAL DUCT SLIP JOINT PLIERS (RECOMMENDED) 4" DUCT 4" DIA. METAL SAFETY DRYER POWER EXHAUST...
  • Page 3: Electrical Connection Information

    Installation Instructions ELECTRICAL CONNECTION INFORMATION CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE CONNECTION WARNING (MUST BE USED FOR MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION) NOTE: Since January 1,1996, the National Electric code requires that TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, the new constructions utilize a 4-wire connection to an electric dryer. ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND PERSONAL Only a 4-conductor cord shall be used when the appliance is INJURY:...
  • Page 4: Exhaust Information

    Installation Instructions CONNECTING DRYER USING 3-WIRE EXHAUST INFORMATION CONNECTION WARNING IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED STATES, THE REQUIRED EXHAUST DUCT DIAMETER IS 4 in (102mm). DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE. · Use a new UL listed 240V 30 amp dryer power supply cord with closed ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends.
  • Page 5: Exhaust Connection

    Installation Instructions EXHAUST CONNECTION For every extra 90°elbow, reduce the allowable vent system length by 10 ft. Two 45° elbows will be treated like one 90° elbow. For the side exhaust installations, add one 90° elbow to the WARNING chart. Fire Hazard The total vent system length includes all the straight portions and elbows of the system (transition duct included).
  • Page 6 Installation Instructions STANDARD REAR EXHAUST duct rformance. clamp. UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL-TYPE) TRANSITION DUCT entire NOTE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND SOLID METAL EXHAUST DUCTING. HOWEVER, IF FLEXIBLE DUCTING IS USED IT MUST BE UL-LISTED METAL, NOT PLASTIC. STANDARD REAR EXHAUST ELBOW REQUIRED RECOMMENDE CONFIGURATION...
  • Page 7 Installation Instructions LEVELING AND STABILIZING YOUR DRYER WARNING the 4 leveling legs, at the corners, to ensure that the dryer 4 LEVELING LEGS is level from side to side and front to rear. LEVEL Before the “Alcove or Closet SIDE-TO-SIDE installation”.
  • Page 8 Installation Instructions TAB LOCATION BATHROOM OR BEDROOM INSTALLATION The dryer MUST be vented to the outdoors. See EXHAUST INFORMATION section 3 & 4. MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLATION BEND TAB MANUFACTURED HOME CONS- UP 45 AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD (See EXHAUST INFORMATION section 3 & 4). Through the rear opening, locate the tab in the middle of the appliance base.
  • Page 9 Installation Instructions ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF EXHAUST TO LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF CABINET (SIDES AND BOTTOM EXHAUST) CABINET CAUTION: Be sure not to pull or damage the electrical wires inside the dryer when inserting the duct. PL ATE (KIT WE1M454) Connect standard metal elbows and ducts to complete...
  • Page 10 Installation Instructions Installation Instructions ''Y'' Conector WATER WATER...
  • Page 11: Before You Start

    Installation Instructions ABOUT REVERSING THE DOOR Remove the bottom screw from each hinge (right side) and partially insert them into the top left side hinge holes. SWING NOTE: top hinge holes - 2 on the left and 2 on the right. IMPORTANT NOTES: ·...
  • Page 12 Installation Instructions Remove and swap the 2 cover caps and door handle from the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws A. Squeeze the tabs on the inside of the door handle the side opposite the handle. B.
  • Page 13 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Loosen the bottom 2 right side hinge screws. Remove SOLID DOOR MODELS WITH COVER CAPS: along the left side of front panel and set them aside. Plastic Cap (4) Remove the bottom screw from each hinge (right side) blade screwdriver.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions Installation Instructions Remove and swap the cover cap and door handle from the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws the side opposite the handle. A. Squeeze the tabs on the inside of the door handle B.
  • Page 15 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Loosen the bottom 2 right side hinge screws. Remove the GLASS PANEL DOOR MODELS: damage. install them in opposite positions. along the left side of front panel and set them aside. Plastic Cap (4) blade screwdriver.
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions Remove and swap the 2 cover caps and door handle from the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws the side opposite the handle. A. Squeeze the tabs on the inside of the door handle Inside screws B.