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Troubleshooting Tips; Before You Call For Service - GE 175D1807P241 Owner's Manual

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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
Dryer doesn't start
Dryer doesn't heat
Dryer shakes or makes
noise
Greasy spots on clothes
Lint on clothes
Static occurs
Inconsistent drying times
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Possible Causes
Dryer is unplugged
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is
tripped
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is
tripped,the dryer may tumble
but not heat
Gas service is off
Some shaking/noise is normal.
Dryer may be sitting unevenly
Improper use of fabric softener
Drying dirty items with clean ones • Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can
Clothes were not completely clean • Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the
Lint filter is full
Improper sorting
Static electricity can attract lint
Overloading
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets
Overdrying
No fabric softener was used
Synthetics, permanent press and
blends can cause static
Type of heat
What To Do
• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into
the outlet.
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and
replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric
dryers use two fuses/breakers.
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and
replace fuse or reset breaker.
• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are
fully open.
• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust
leveling legs as necessary until even.
• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
stain clean items and the dryer.
clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper
washing procedures before drying.
• Clean lint screen before each load.
• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors
(like corduroy).
• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust controls for less drying.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type
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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