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GE Dryers Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Cycle Options . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 10
Dryer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 17
Reversing the Door Swing . .12-15
Venting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . .18
. . . . .19-21
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ______________
Serial # ______________
They are on the label on the
front of the dryer behind
the door.
500A421P001 Rev. 0 175D1807P477 49-90208 05-05 JR



  Summary of Contents for GE Dryers

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Safety Instructions ..2–5 Owner’s Manual Operating Instructions DCVH515 Control Panels ... . 6–8 DHDVH52 Cycle Options ... .9, 10 DBVH512 Dryer Features .
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or LP fuels. Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure to these substances can be minimized further by properly venting the dryer to the outdoors.
  • Page 3: Proper Installation

    The lowered protector will prevent the duct from getting crushed. Exhaust/Ducting: Dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room. Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4″...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! YOUR LAUNDRY AREA I Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials (lint, paper, rags, etc.), gasoline, chemicals, and other flammable vapors and liquids. I Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
  • Page 5: Save These Instructions

    I Before discarding a dryer, or removing it from service, remove the dryer door to prevent children from hiding inside. I Do not tamper with controls.
  • Page 6: Operating Instructions Control Panels

    About the dryer control panel. You can locate your model number at the top inside of the door opening. Model DHDVH52 Model DCVH515 Model DBVH512 OWER DRYING DAMP COOL DOWN TART AUSE ONTROL DELAY CLEAN LINT FILTER STIMATED EMAINING ELICATES CTIVE ENSOR PEED...
  • Page 7: Dry Cycles

    Use for normal dryness level suitable for most loads. This is the preferred cycle for energy saving. LESS DRY Use for lighter fabric (ideal for ironing). DAMP For leaving items partially damp. ™ “dry clean only” fabric care system. See product package for directions. , see the Website at: ™
  • Page 8 NOTE: Do not use this cycle on delicate fabrics. * The Anti-Bacterial Cycle is Certified by NSF International (formerly National Sanitation Foundation) to NSF Protocol P154 Sanitization Performance of Residential Clothes Dryers. For regular to heavy cottons. For synthetics, blends and items labeled permanent press.
  • Page 9: Cycle Options

    3. Press the START pad to start the countdown. The countdown time will be shown in the ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING display. Removing clothes and hanging them when they are damp can reduce the need to iron some items. Press SIGNAL to select low, medium or high volume, or to turn the beeper off.
  • Page 10 About cycle options. NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models. Lock You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock the controls after you have started a cycle. Children cannot accidentally start the dryer by touching pads with this option selected.
  • Page 11: Dryer Features

    About dryer features. Drum Lamp Before replacing the light bulb, be sure to unplug the dryer power cord or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker. Reach above dryer opening from inside the drum.
  • Page 12: Reversing The Door Swing

    REVERSING THE DOOR SWING IMPORTANT NOTES • Read the instructions all the way through before starting. • Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint. • Set screws down by their related parts to avoid using them in the wrong places. •...
  • Page 13 REMOVE DOOR ASSEMBLY (cont.) Lay the door down on a soft protected flat surface so that the inner part faces upward (door resting on the handle side). Remove the 6 large tapping screws (#10) located around the perimeter of the door outlining the gasket, the 4 machine screws (#8).
  • Page 14 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING REINSTALL HINGE ASSEMBLY Insert the hinge assembly in the opposite side of the door as shown. Push the hinge assembly into place until the hinge holes align with the door holes. Fasten the hinge assembly to the edge using 2 machine screws (#8).
  • Page 15 REASSEMBLE DOOR ASSEMBLY IMPORTANT: Make sure there is no dirt or any other foreign material in between the window panes. Place the outer door onto the inner door. Top of Door After reversing door, there will be a mismatch between the outer door and the inner door. Make sure that the handle part of the outer door is opposite the hinge as shown.
  • Page 16: Loading And Using The Dryer

    Do not add fabric softener sheets once the load has become warm. They may cause fabric softener stains. Bounce Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been ® approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Permanent Press/ Gentle/ Do not wash...
  • Page 17: Care And Cleaning Of The Dryer

    Vacuum the duct with the hose attachment and reconnect the duct. The Exhaust Hood: Check with a mirror that the inside flaps of the hood move freely when operating. Make sure that there is no wildlife (birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the duct or hood.
  • Page 18: Venting The Dryer

    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. I Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4″...
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit You may not need to call for service. OPERATION Possible Causes Control pads not Controls accidentally put in responding...
  • Page 20 • Match control settings to the load you are drying. • Clean lint filter before every load. • Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating. • Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
  • Page 21 • 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.
  • Page 22 Notes.
  • Page 23 Any part of the dryer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this From the date of the full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs original purchase to replace the defective part.
  • Page 24: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...

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