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GE 31-16223 Installation Manual

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= To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow' all installation instructions.
Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer.
install the clothes dryer according to these instructions and in accordance with local codes. In the absence of local
codes, installation must comply with National Fuel Gas Code, ANSIZ223.1/NFPA
54 or the Canadian Natural Gas
and Propane installation Code, CSA B149.1.
California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
This act requires the governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances. Gas appliances
can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused
primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or LP fuels. Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete combustion.
Exposure to these substances can be minimized further by properly venting the dryer to the outdoors.
This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
Use only 4" rigid metal ducting for exhausting the clothes dryer to the outdoors.
• DO NOT install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic ducting materials,
if flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil-type) duct is
installed, it must be UL listed and installed in accordance with these instructions and local codes. Flexible venting
materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct dryer airflow and
increase the risk of fire.
• 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).
BEFORE YOU BEGIN- Read the_einstructions
completely and carefully
- Save these instructionsfor local inspector's use.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
• Note to Installer
- Be sure to leave these instructions with the customer.
• Note to Customer
- Keep these instructions for local inspector's use.
• 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 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.
Tools and Materials
you will need
[] Slip joint pliers, 8" pipe wrench,
10" adjustable wrenches (x2),
[] Screwdrivers (slotted or phillips head)
[] Chains (x2)
[] 2" x 4" studs
[] Wall hoods
[] 4" diameter rigid metal duct, duct clamps,
elbows and exhaust hood.
[] Flexible gas connector
[] Pipe compound
[] Soap solution for leak detection
[] Basic safety protection such as safety
goggles, gloves and arm protection are
For your safety the information
in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to
prevent property damage, personal injury or death.
The ANSI Z21.5.1
requires the follow-
ing safety cautions
be posted and displayed
in a
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
, Do not touch any electrical
switch; do not use any phone
a. Instructions
to be followed in the event
the user smells gas. The information
to be posted shall be obtained by
with the local gas supplier.
b. This note:
in your building.
, Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire dep't.
- Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
Pub.# 31-16223
In the state of Massachusetts,
tion must be performed by a qualified
licensed contractor,
plumber, or gas
fitter qualified
or licensed
by the state.
NOTE: Service of this dryer must be
performed by a qualified


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  Summary of Contents for GE 31-16223

  • Page 1 - Installation and service must be performed by a qualified fitter qualified or licensed by the state. installer, service agency, or the gas supplier. NOTE: Service of this dryer must be 500A436P004 performed by a qualified service agency. Pub.# 31-16223...
  • Page 2 iNSTALLATiON Preparing the installation Site and Unpacking the Dryer 1. Prepare the area and exhaust for installation of the new' dryer. 2.Check to be sure that the existing external exhaust is clean and that it meets attached installation specifications. &Using the four shipping carton corner posts as padding (two on each side), carefully lay the dryer on its left side and remove foam shipping pad.
  • Page 3: Gas Connection

    Alternate Method for Installation of Wall Hooks STEP 1 WAr_TUDS If wall studs are not correctly spaced or centered behind upper unit, it may be necessary to attach a horizontal 2" x 4" board to the existing wall. STEP 2 Attach wall hooks in approximate position of two chains of upper unit so...
  • Page 4 GAS CONNECTION INFORMATION (continued) RECONNECTING GAS Listed connector ANSI Z21.24 / CSA 6.10 APPLYPiPECOMPOUND TOALL MALETHREADS. 118" NPT PIPE NEWMETAL PLUG FOR FLEXIBLE GAS INLET PRESSURE LINECONNECTOR SHUT-OFF ADAPTER 318" NPT ELBOW PIPE SIZE ITEMSNOT SUPPLIED AT LEAST 1/2" Note: The connector and fittings ore designed for use only on the original installation and are not to be reused for another appliance or at another location.
  • Page 5: Exhaust Information

    EXHAUST INFORMATION Illlll Illll II_ll_ WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RiSK OF REAR EXHAUST LOCATION FiRE OR PERSONAL iNJURY: The dryers come ready for rear exhausting. Units This clothes dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. have separate exhausts. Use only 4" rigid metal ducting for the home exhaust duct.
  • Page 6 EXHAUST iNFORMATiON {continued) STEPS TO CHANGE DRYER TO LEFT SIDE OR BOTTOM EXHAUST DIRECTLY ON CABINET NOTE: This dryer can not be exhausted to the right side. WARNING: Protect your hands and arms from sharp edges when working inside dryer cabinet. = Never use flexible duct...
  • Page 7: Care And Cleaning

    ELECTRICAL CONNECTION iNFORMATiON if the electric supply provided does not meet the _CAUTION, PERSONAL SAFETY: above specifications, if is DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN ADAPTER PLUG WiTH THiS APPLIANCE. recommended that a licensed electrician install an DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, approved outlet.