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Safety Instructions
Cycle Options
9, 10
Dryer Features
[ 1
and (!sing
the Diwer
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tfi, 17
the Door
. .12-1:5
the Diwer
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Tips .....
Consumer Support
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Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model #
Serial #
They are on tile label
on tile
of tile
500A421PO01 Rev. 0
175D1807P477 49-90208 05-05 JR



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  • Page 1 Safety Instructions ..2-:5 DCVHS Operating Instruction," Control Panels .... DHDVH52 Cycle Options .... 9, 10 DBVHS Dryer Features ....I,oading and (!sing the Diwer ....tfi, 17 Reversing the Door Swi_g . .12-1:5 Vemi_g the Diwer ...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. A WARNING! For yoursafety, the information in this manualmust be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to preventproperty damage, personal injury,or death. • Do not store or use gasoline or other •...
  • Page 3: Proper Installation

    This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet, you can receive one by visiting, or by calling 800.GE.CARE$ (800.432.2737). Exhaus_!Ducting: [] Properly...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT S AFETY INFORMATION. READ ALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE U SING. WARNING! YOUR IAUNDflY AflEA • Keep the area underneath and around your • Kee I) all lmmdIw aids (such as deteigents, bleaches, etc.) (ff the reach of children, appliances fl'ee of combustible materials (lint, papeI;...
  • Page 5 WHENUSINGYOUR DRYER (cont.) • Ym may wish to soften your 1;itmdered rid)tics • Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged, nmlflmctioning, partially disassembled, or reduce static electridtv in them by using or has missing or broken...
  • Page 6: About The Dryer Controlpanel

    About the dryer controlpanel You can locate your model number at the top inside of the door opening. Model DHDVH52 ORY TEI_P Model DCVH515 Model DBVH512...
  • Page 7 Power Press to "wake up" displa). If the displa) is actixe, press to put drxer in the standby mode. NOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply Dry Cycles (lr_ cwle controls len_th,, tumble speed of the drvin,,, ., process.
  • Page 8 About the dryer controlpanel Dry Temp You can change the temi_erature el your dry c}cle. ANTI-BACTERIAL Thisoption may only be usedwith COTTONSor MIXED LOADcycles.This optionreducescertain typesof bacteriaby 99.9%,including:Staphylococcus a ureus,Pseudomonas aeruginosaandK/ebsie//a pneumoniae*.Theanti-bacterialprocessoccurswhen high heatis usedduringa portionof this dryingcycle. NOTE:Donot usethis cycleon delicatefabrics. TheAnti-BacterialCycleis Certifiedby NSFInternational(formerlyNationalSanitationFoundation) to NSFProtocolP154SanitizationPerformance of ResidentialClothesDryers.
  • Page 9 About cycle options. NOTE,"Not all features are available on all dryer models. Extend Tumble Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately 60 minutes (ff no-heat rambling alter clothes dry. Tile beeper will sound e\'eI)' 2 minutes to remind to remove tile clothes.
  • Page 10 Aboutcycle options. N OTE." Not all features are available on all dryer models. Lock You can lock controls to prevent To lock tile (hye_; press hold lock i!i_i selections fl'()m being made. Or you icon fin" 3 seconds. To unlock tile (hTe_;...
  • Page 11 About dryer features, Drum Lamp getore replacing light bulb, be sure to unplug dryer power cord disconnect dryer at the household distribution panel by removing fllse or switching off the circuit breaker. Reach above drver opening fl'om inside drum.
  • Page 12: Reversing The Door Swing

    REVERSING THE DOOR SWING IMPORTANT NOTES _-I BEFORE YOU START Read the instructions all the way through Unplug the dryer from its electrical outlet. before starting. e Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint. Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using...
  • Page 13 REMOVE DOOR ASSEMBLY REMOVE HINGE IMPORTANT: Note the location of the hinge (left or right) before removing. Lay the door down on a soft protected flat surface so that the inner part faces upward With the door frame part of the door laid (door resting...
  • Page 14 REVERSmNG THE DOOR SWING tCONT.) REINSTALL HINGE ASSEMBLY REINSTALL WINDOW RETAINER AND HINGE COVER tnsert the hinge assembly in the opposite side of the door as shown. Insert the window retainer. Align the window retainer holes with the holes in the door. Push the hinge assembly into place...
  • Page 15 REASSEMBLE DOOR MOVE STRIKE BRACKET Using a putty knife or any other flat tool, remove the 5 plastic screw caps located iMPORTANT." Make sure there is no dirt or the dryer where the door will be installed any other foreign material in between install...
  • Page 16: Loading And Using The Dryer

    Loadingand usingthe dryer. Always follow the fabric manufacturer's care label when laundering. Fabric CareLabels Below fhbric care label "svng)ols" that affect clothing will be laundering. WASH LABELS wash cycle Normal p..t Press/ Gentle'_/ Do not wash Do not wring wrinkle resistant delicate...
  • Page 17: Careand Cleaningof The Dryer

    Always follow the fabric manufacturer's care label when laundering. Careand Cleaningof the Dryer _u' S The Exhaust Duct:]nspect and clean the exhaust The Exterior:_&ipe or dust any spills or washing Dr", er control compounds with a damp cloth. ducting at least once a year to prevent clogging.
  • Page 18: Venting The Dryer

    Ventingthe dryer. The dryer will use For the best drying perfl_rnmnce, the dryer needs to be properly vented. more energy and run longer if it is not vented to the below specifications. Carefully follow the details on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions. •...
  • Page 19 Before you call for service.., gecem Save time and money/. Review the charts on the following pages, or visit ge.eom. Youmay not need to call for service. roubleshooting -tips OPERATION Possible Causes What To Do Controlpads not • Press STOP.
  • Page 20 BeforeyoucM/ forservice... OPERATION Possible Causes What To Do Clothes still wet The door was opeaed roid-cyde, * 5 dr} Qc]e midst be rose]coted each time a m/elf/]o_]d and dryer shut off The load was idaen removed from is [)l_t im Mtor a short time the dryer and a new load put in without...
  • Page 21 LAUNDflY PflACTICES PossiMe Causes What To Do Clothes are wrinkled Overdrying o Select a shorter dryim_g time. o Remove items while they still hold a slight amom_t m oismre. Se]ect a LESS ORY or DAMP setti m_ g...
  • Page 22 NOte$o...
  • Page 23 All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, Staple your receipt here. or an authorized Customer Care® technician. Toschedule service, Proof of the original purchase on-line, 24 hours a day, vis# us at, or call 800.GE.CARES date is needed to obtain service (800.432.2737). under the warrantF For The Period Of."...
  • Page 24 Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. ContactUs us on our X,Vebsite with all tile details If vou are not satisfied with tile service w)u receive fl'om GE, contact including your phone wIJte to: General Manage1;...

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