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Troubleshooting Tips - GE 234D1157P002 Owner's Manual

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Troubleshooting Tips

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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
12
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
Clothes were not
completely clean
Lint filter is full
Improper sorting
Static electricity can attract lint
Overloading
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets
No fabric softener was used
Overdrying
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
2 fuses/breakers.
• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble
if only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
• 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.
• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can
stain clean items and the dryer.
• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the
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.
• Bounce
Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been
®
approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to lESS DRy or DAMP DRy.
• 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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