GE 131892900 Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions
GE Answer Center
Part No. 175D1807P295 Pub. No. 49-90028
10/99 JR



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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual & Installation Instructions Dryers Commercial Models: DCB330E DCB330G DCD330E DCD330G GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000 Part No. 175D1807P295 Pub. No. 49-90028 10/99 JR 131892900...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Congratulations! Safety Instructions Safety Precautions ..3–5 You Are Now Part of Our Family. Welcome to our family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use Owner’s Manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death. Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! YOUR LAUNDRY AREA Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids. Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
  • Page 5: Save These Instructions

    Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug. The interior of the machine and the exhaust duct connection inside the dryer should be cleaned at least once a year by a qualified technician.
  • Page 6: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning. Care and Cleaning of the Dryer The Exterior: Wipe or dust any spills or washing compounds with a damp cloth. Dryer control panel and finishes may be damaged by some laundry pretreatment soil and stain remover products. Apply these products away from the dryer.
  • Page 7: Preparing To Install Your Dryer

    Preparing to install your dryer. Read these instructions completely and carefully. WARNING This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors using only rigid metal or flexible metal 4 diameter ductwork for inside the dryer cabinet or exhausting. Never use plastic or other combustible ductwork. See Exhausting section.
  • Page 8: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical requirements. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Electrical Connection Information for Electric Dryers WARNING— To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury: • DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD WITH THIS APPLIANCE. • THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PROPERLY GROUNDED. This dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence of local codes, in accordance with...
  • Page 9: Exhausting The Dryer

    In special installations when it is impossible to make a connection with the above recommendations, then UL-listed clothes dryer transition duct may be used as transition venting between the dryer and wall connection only. The use of this ducting will affect drying time.
  • Page 10: Installing The Dryer

    Installing the dryer. Exhaust Ducting Length The exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year with normal usage. The more the dryer is used, the more often you should check the exhaust system and vent hood for proper operation. If roof vents or louvered plenums are used, they must be equivalent to a 4 dampered wall cap in regard to resistance to airflow, prevention of back drafts and...
  • Page 11: Location Of Your Dryer

    Location of Your Dryer Do Not Install the Dryer: Do not install the dryer in an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions. Do not install the dryer in an area where it will come in contact with curtains, drapes, or anything that will obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
  • Page 12: Mobile Home Installation

    Installing the dryer (cont.). Mobile Home Installation Dryer MUST be exhausted outside (outdoors, not beneath the mobile home) using metal ducting that will not support combustion. Metal ducting must be 4 (10.16 cm) in diameter with no obstructions. Rigid metal duct is preferred. If dryer is exhausted through the floor and area beneath the mobile home is enclosed, the exhaust system MUST terminate outside the...
  • Page 13: Electrical Installation For Electric Dryers

    Electrical Installation for Electric Dryers WARNING: The following are specific requirements for proper and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire hazard. WARNING: This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not properly grounded.
  • Page 14 Installing the dryer (cont.). 3-Wire System for Electric Dryers—DO NOT use for Mobile Home Installations Remove the screws securing the terminal block access cover and the strain relief mounting bracket located on the back of the dryer upper corner. Install a UL-approved strain relief into the power cord entry hole of the mounting bracket.
  • Page 15: Gas Connection For Gas Dryers

    Gas Connection for Gas Dryers Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the rear of the dryer. NOTE: DO NOT connect the dryer to LP gas service without converting the gas valve. An LP conversion kit (Pub. No. 14-A038) MUST be installed by a qualified gas technician.
  • Page 16: Reversing The Door Swing

    Installing the dryer (cont.). Reversing the Dryer Door Swing Open the dryer door. Remove the 4 hinge hole plugs or screws from the left side of door opening. Place nearby for future installation. NOTE: You may need a plastic knife to help pull out the plugs.
  • Page 17: Countdown Display

    Countdown Display (DCD models only) The countdown display shows the remaining operating time as well as the current drying cycle. The display board is configured for a 45-minute dry time at the factory to correspond with the 45-minute DRYING TIME (minutes) NOTE: This display does not accumulate time.
  • Page 18 Notes...
  • Page 20: Warranty

    From the date of the During this limited three-year warranty, any related service, labor and diagnostic calls are not original purchase included. What GE Will Not Cover: Service trips to your place of business to teach you how to use the product. Improper installation.

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