7.0 cu. ft. stainless steel capacity gas dryer with Steam & HE Sensor Dry
For complete information, see installation instructions packed with your dryer.
For best performance, this dryer should be vented with 4" diameter all rigid metal
exhaust duct. If rigid metal duct cannot be used, then UL-listed flexible metal (semi-
rigid) ducting can be used (Kit WX08X10077). In special installations, it may be
necessary to connect the dryer to the house vent using a flexible metal (foil-type) duct.
A UL-listed flexible metal (foil-type) duct may be used ONLY in installations where rigid
metal or flexible metal (semi-rigid) ducting cannot be used AND where a 4" diameter
can be maintained throughout the entire length of the transition duct. Please see
installation instruction packed with your dryer for complete instructions when using
flexible metal (foil type) ducting.
Exhaust Length Calculation:
1. Determine the number of 90° turns needed for your installation. If you exhaust to the
side or bottom of dryer, add one turn.
2. The maximum length of 4" rigid (aluminum or galvanized) duct which can be tolerated
is shown in the table. A turn of 45° or less may be ignored. Two 45° turns within the
duct length should be treated as a 90° elbow. A turn over 45° should be treated as a
Dryers must be exhausted to the outside.
Caution: For personal safety do not terminate exhaust into a chimney, under any
enclosed house floor (crawl space), or into an attic, since the accumulated lint could
create a fire hazard or moisture could cause damage. Never terminate the exhaust
into a common duct or plenum with a kitchen exhaust, since the combination of lint
and grease could create a fire hazard.
Exhaust ducts should be terminated in a dampered wall cap to prevent back drafts,
bird nesting, etc. The wall cap must also be located at least 12" above the ground or
any other obstruction with the opening pointed down.
For more information on venting kits and accessories, please call 1-800-GE-CARES.
Special Installation Requirements
Alcove or Closet Installation:
• If your dryer is approved for installation in an alcove or closet, it will be stated on a label
on the dryer back.
• The dryer MUST be exhausted to the outside.
• Minimum clearances between dryer cabinet and adjacent walls or other surfaces are:
0" either side; 3" front and rear
• Minimum vertical space from floor to overhead cabinets, ceilings, etc. is 52".
• Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and must contain a minimum
of 60 sq. in. of open area equally distributed. If this closet contains both a washer and
a dryer, doors must contain a minimum of 120 sq. in. of open area equally distributed.
• No other fuel-burning appliance shall be installed in the same closet with a gas dryer.
Bathroom or Bedroom Installation:
• The dryer MUST be exhausted to the outdoors.
• The installation must conform with the local codes, or in the absence of local codes,
with the National Electric Code and National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223 for gas dryers.
Minimum Clearances other than Alcove or Closet Installation:
• Minimum clearances to combustible surfaces are: 0" both sides; 3" rear
Dryer Exhausting Information : Use metal duct only, vertical and horizontal ducting.
Maximum length of 4"
dia. rigid metal duct
Exhaust hood type
All 6.0 - 8.0 cu. ft.
electric and gas dryers
(GFDS, GFDN, DCVH5,
DCVH, GTDS, GLDS,
GRDN, GTDN, GHDN,
GHDS, GTDP, GTDX,
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 chart.
The total vent system length includes all the straight portions and elbows
of the system (transition duct included).
Specification Revised 4/13