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Troubleshooting Tips - GE 175D1807P596 Owner's Manual

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Troubleshooting Tips
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Possible Causes
What To Do
Dryer doesn't start
Dryer is unplugged
• Hake sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into
the outlet,
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
is tripped
fuse or reset breakeENOTE:Host electric dryers use
2 fuses/breakers.
Dryer doesn't heat
Fuse isblown/circuit breaker is
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
tripped; the dryer may tumble
both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble
but not heat
if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off
• Hake sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are
fully open.
Dryer shakes or
Someshaking/noise is normal.
• Hove dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs
makes noise
Dryer may be sitting unevenly
as necessary until even.
Greasy spots on clothes
Improper use of fabric softener
• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with
• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can
clean ones
stain clean items and the dryeE
Clothes were not
• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the
completely clean
clothes are wet oppeor after drying. Use proper washing
procedures before drying.
Lint on clothes
Lint filter isfull
• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting
• Sort lint producers (likechenille)from lint collectors
Static electricity can attract lint
• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets
• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occurs
No fabric softener was used
• Try a fabric softeneE
• Bounce® Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been
approved for use in all GEDryers when used in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions,
• Try a fabric softener:
• Adjust setting to LESSDRYor DAMP DRY
Synthetics, permanent press
• Try a fabric softener:
and blends can cause static
Type of heat
• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type
drying times
of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas),size of load,
types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of
exhaust ducts.


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