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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
WATER HEATER SAFETY
Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks
or more. Hydrogen gas can be explosive under these circumstances.
If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, prevent the possibility of damage or injury by turning on
all hot water faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes. Do this before using any electrical appliance
which is connected to the hot water system. This simple procedure will allow any built-up hydrogen gas to escape.
Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process.
PROPER INSTALLATION
This washer 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, toll-free, in the United States the
GE Answer Center
Install or store where it will not be exposed to
temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather.
YOUR LAUNDRY AREA
Keep the area underneath and around your
appliances free of combustible materials such as
lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
WHEN USING THE WASHER
Never reach into washer while it is moving. Wait
until the machine has completely stopped before
opening the lid.
Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids
Use this
such as vinegar and/or rust remover. Mixing
appliance
different chemicals can produce a toxic gas which
only for its
may cause death.
intended
purpose as
Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in,
described in
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or
this Owner's
explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline,
Manual.
degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which
may ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to
the wash water. Do not use or place these substances
around your washer or dryer during operation.
WHEN NOT IN USE
Turn off water faucets to relieve pressure on hoses
and valves and to minimize leakage if a break or
rupture should occur. Check the condition of the
fill hoses; they may need replacement after 5 years.
Before discarding a washer, or removing it from
service, remove the washer lid to prevent children
from hiding inside.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire
or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
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800.626.2000. In Canada, call, 1-800-361-3400.
Properly ground washer to conform with all governing
codes and ordinances. Follow details in Installation
Instructions.
Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used
by or near children. Do not allow children to play on,
with, or inside this or any other appliance.
The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy
of fabrics. To avoid such a result, carefully follow the
garment manufacturer's wash and care instructions.
To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug
this appliance from the power supply or disconnect
the washer at the household distribution panel by
removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker
before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
NOTE: Pressing PAUSE does NOT disconnect the
appliance from the power supply.
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.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of this
appliance unless specifically recommended in this
Owner's Manual, or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills
to carry out.
Do not tamper with controls.
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