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Troubleshooting Tips - GE 333 Owner's Manual

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Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dryer is unplugged
• Make sure the (hyer plug is pushed completely into
the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit
breaker
is
• Che('k the house fi_se/circuit
breaker
box and
tripped
replace
fuse or reset breaker.
NOTE: Most electric
(h)-ers use two h_ses/breakers.
Fuse is blown/circuit
breaker
is
• Check
the house fi_se/circuit
breaker
box and
tripped, the dryer may tumble
replace
h_se or resel breaker.
but not heat
Gas service is off
• Make sure gas shutoffat
&yet and main shutoffare
fiflly open.
Dryer shakes ormakes
Some shaking/noise
is normal.
• Move (hyer to an even tloor space, or a(!just
noise
Dryer may be sitting unevenly
leveling
legs as ne(essaly
until even.
Greasy spots on clothes
Improper
use of fabric softener
• Folh)w directions
on tabri(
soliener
pa(kage.
Drying dirtyitems
with clean ones
• Use your (hyer 1o (hT only clean items. Dirty items (an
stain clean items and the (hTer.
Clothes
were not completely
clean
• Sometimes
stains which cannot
be seen when [lie
(lo/hes
are wel
appearafier
(h):ing. Use
proper
washing
procedures
beti)re &ying.
Lint on clothes
Lint filter is full
• (3lean lint s(reen
beti)re
each h)ad.
Improper
sorting
• Sort lint producers
(like chenille)
from lint collectors
(like (orduroy).
Static electricity
can attract
lint
• See suggeslions
in tiffs se(lion
under
STATIC.
Overloading
• Separate
large h)ads into smaller
ones.
Paper,
tissue, etc. left in pockets
• Empty all pockets
befi)re laundering
cloflles.
Static occurs
No fabric softener
was used
• T D-a lift)tic soliener.
• Bounce (' Fabri(" (_onditioner
DD_er Sheels have been
approved
fi)r use in all (iE DueTs when used in
ac(ordan(e
with the manula(lurer's
inslm(lions.
Overdrying
• T D-a tiff)rio sot/chef.
• A({jllsl controls
fill" less
&ying.
Synthetics,
permanent
press
and
• TD_ a fhbric
softener.
blends
can cause static
Inconsistent d ryingtimes
Type of heat
• Au/on_a/ic
dD_ing times xdll vm)_ ,wcor(fing
to the [ype
of heat used (electric,
n;mmfl
or I_l' gas), size of load,
types of tifl)ri(s, wetness
of (h)lhes
and (ondidon
of
exhaust
du(-/s.
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