..3–5 You Are Now Part of the GE Family. Welcome to the GE 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.
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 calling us toll-free at the GE Answer Center Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing codes and ordinances.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! YOUR LAUNDRY AREA Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials, (lint, paper, rags, etc.), gasoline, chemicals and other flammable vapors and liquids. Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
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.
About the dryer control panel. You can locate your model number on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Models Type 453 START FABRIC CARE START COTTONS PERM.
Control Settings IMPORTANT: Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer. Fabric Care COTTONS For regular to heavy cottons. REG. HEAT PERM. PRESS For synthetics, blends, delicates and items labeled permanent press. MED. HEAT FLUFF For fluffing items without heat. Use the TIMED DRY cycle. NO HEAT KNITS For delicates, synthetics and items labeled tumble dry low.
About your dryer features. Extra Care— EXTRA CARE Use this option to minimize the wrinkles in clothes. It provides approximately 15 minutes of no-heat tumbling after the clothes are dry. This option can only be used with the Automatic cycles. Cycle Signal—...
About the reversing the door. Reversing the Door Tools needed: Standard #2 Phillips screwdriver Open the door and remove the filler plugs opposite the hinges. With the door completely open, remove the bottom screw from each hinge on the dryer face. Insert these screws about half way into the TOP holes, for each hinge, on the opposite side (where you removed the filler plugs).
Loading and using the dryer. Sorting and Loading Hints As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer. Do not add fabric softener sheets once the load has become warm. They may cause fabric softener stains. Do not overload.
Venting the Dryer For the best drying performance the dryer needs to be properly vented. The dryer will use more energy and run longer if it is not vented to the below specifications. Carefully follow the details on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions.
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. Problem Possible Causes Dryer doesn’t start Dryer is unplugged Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped Dryer doesn’t heat Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is...
Problem Possible Causes Clothes take too long Improper sorting to dry Large loads of heavy fabrics (like • Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take beach towels) Controls improperly set Lint filter is full Improper or obstructed ducting Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker Overloading/combining loads Underloading...
In Canada, call 800-361-3400. Special Needs Service GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier-free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. In the U.S., call 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322). In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Camco Inc., 1 Factory Lane, Suite 310, Moncton, N.B., E1C 9M3.