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GE GTDX400EDWS Installation Instructions Manual

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Installation
Instructions
Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Web site at: GEAppliances.com

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.
IMPORTANT-
Save these instructions for local
inspector's use.
IMPORTANT-
Observe all
ordinances.
• Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these instructions with the
customer.
• Note to Customer - Keep these instructions with your Owner's
Manual for future reference.
• Before the old dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the dryer door.
• Inspect the dryer exhaust outlet and straighten the outlet
walls if they are bent.
• Service information and the wiring diagram are located in the
control console.
• Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close supervision
of children is necessary when the appliance is used near
children.
• Install the dryer where the temperature is above 50°F for
satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.
• Product failure due to improper installation is not
covered under the warranty.
NOTE: Installation and service of this dryer
requires basic mechanical and electrical
skills. It is your responsibility to contact a
connections.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
SLIP JOINT PLIERS
FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER
Step 1 Prepare the Area and Exhaust for Installation of
New Dryer (see section 1).
Step 2 Check and Ensure the Existing External Exhaust
is Clean (see section 1) and Meets Attached Installation
Step 4 Move the Dryer to the Desired Location.
Step 5 Connect the Power Supply (see section 2).
Step 6 Connect the External Exhaust (see section 4).
Step 7 Level Your Dryer (see section 5).
Step 8 Check the Operation of the Power Supply & Venting.
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca
governing codes and
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
LEVEL
WARNING
• To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all
installation instructions.
• Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a
• Install the clothes dryer according to these instructions
and in accordance with local codes.
• This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
• Use only 4" rigid metal ducting for exhausting the
clothes dryer to the outdoors.
• DO NOT
installed, it must be UL listed and installed in accordance
with the instructions found in Connecting The Dryer To
House Vent on page 5 of this manual. Flexible venting
materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and
• Do not install or store this appliance in any location
where it could be exposed to water and or weather.
• Save these instructions. (Installers: Be sure to leave
these instructions with the customer).
• Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer's
instructions and local codes.
4" DIA. METAL DUCT
(RECOMMENDED)
4" DUCT
CLAMPS (2)
OR
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID)
4" SPRING
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT
(IF NEEDED)
CLAMPS (2)
KIT WX08X10077 (INCLUDES 2 ELBOWS)
4" DIA. FLEXIBLE METAL (FOIL TYPE)
UL LISTED TRANSITION DUCT (IF NEEDED.)
Step 9 Place the Owner's Manual and the Installation
Instructions in a location where they will be noticed by the
owner.
For Alcove or Closet Installation, see section 6.
For Bathroom or Bedroom Installation, see section 7.
For Mobile or Manufactured Home see, section 8.
For garage installation (if allowed by local codes), see section 9.
For side or bottom exhaust, see section 10.

Electric Dryer

02
RISK OF FIRE
4" DIA. METAL
SAFETY
EXHAUST
ELBOW
GLASSES
HOOD
3/4" STRAIN
RELIEF
DUCT TAPE
GLOVES
UL RECOGNIZED
4" COVER PLATE (IF NEEDED
(KIT WE1M454)
234D2004P002
31-16308 03-13 GE
DRYER POWER
CORD KIT
(NOT PROVIDED
WITH DRYER)
UL RATED
120/240V,30A
WITH 3 OR 4 PRONGS.
IDENTIFY THE PLUG
TYPE AS PER THE
HOUSE RECEPTACLE
BEFORE PURCHASING
LINE CORD.

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    Installation Electric Dryer Instructions Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Web site at: GEAppliances.com In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca BEFORE YOU BEGIN WARNING RISK OF FIRE Read these instructions completely and carefully. • To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all IMPORTANT- •...
  • Page 2: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 in. clearance both sides and 1 in. rear. Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service. PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION OF CONNECTING DRYER USING 4-WIRE NEW DRYER...
  • Page 3: Exhaust Information

    Installation Instructions CONNECTING DRYER USING 3-WIRE EXHAUST INFORMATION CONNECTION WARNING - IN CANADA AND IN THE If required, by local code, install external UNITED STATES, THE REQUIRED EXHAUST ground (not provided) to grounded metal, cold water pipe, or other established DUCT DIAMETER IS 4 IN (102mm).
  • Page 4: Exhaust Connection

    Installation Instructions EXHAUST INFORMATION (cont) STANDARD REAR EXHAUST (Vented at floor level) SEALING OF JOINTS • All joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of FOR STRAIGHT LINE INSTALLATION, each section of duct must point away from the dryer. CONNECT THE DRYER EXHAUST TO THE EXTERNAL EXHAUST HOOD •...
  • Page 5: Alcove Or Closet Installation

    Installation Instructions CONNECTING THE DRYER TO HOUSE VENT DON’T RIGID METAL TRANSITION DUCT • For best drying performance, a rigid metal transition duct is DO NOT recommended. SIT DRYER ON FLEXIBLE EXHAUST kinking. UL-LISTED FLEXIBLE METAL (SEMI-RIGID) TRANSITION DUCT DO NOT USE EXCESSIVE EXHAUST LENGTH...
  • Page 6: Bottom Cabinet

    Installation Instructions GARAGE INSTALLATION (IF ALLOWED ADDING NEW DUCT BY LOCAL CODES) FIXING • Dryers installed in garages must be elevated 18 inches HOLE PORTION "A" DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT OR BOTTOM CABINET WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE...
  • Page 7 Installation Instructions CHANGING DIRECTION OF DOOR • Apply duct tape as shown on the joint between the dryer internal duct and the elbow. OPENING DUCT CAUTION: TAPE hinges. With the door completely open, remove the Internal duct joints must be bottom screws from each hinge on the dryer face.
  • Page 8: Connecting Inlet Hoses

    Installation Instructions CONNECTING INLET HOSES CONNECTING INLET HOSES (cont.) (on some models) 7. Using pliers, tighten all the couplings with an additional To produce steam, the dryer must connect to the cold two–thirds turn. water supply. Since the washer must also connect to the NOTE: Do not overtighten.