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Installation
Instructions
Electric
Dryer
or Visit our Web site at: www.GEApplionces.com
(US)
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
, IMPORTANT
- save these instructions for local
inspector's use.
, IMPORTANT
- Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
, Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these instructions with
the customer.
, Note to Customer - Keep these instructions with your Use
and Care Book for future reference.
, Before the old dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the dryer door.
, Service information and the wiring diagram are located in
the control console.
, Do not allow children on or in the appliance. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
, Install the dryer where the temperature is above 50°F for
satisfactory operation of the dryer control system.
AWAR
I G
, To reduce the risk of severe injury or death,
Fire Hazard
follow all installation instructions.
, Clothes dryer installation must be
performed by a qualified installer.
, Install the clothes dryer according to these instructions and in
accordance with local codes.
, This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors.
, Use only rigid metal 4" diameter ductwork inside the dryer
cabinet and use only ULapproved transition ducting between
the dryer and the home duct.
, DO NOT install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic venting
materials. If flexible metal (semi-rigid or foil type)duct is
installed, it must be ULlisted and installed in accordance with
the instructions found in "Connecting Dryer to House Vent"
later in this manual. Flexible venting materials are known to
collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These conditions will
obstruct clothes dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.
, Do not install or store this appliance in any location where it
could be exposed to water and or weather.
,To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all
installation instructions.
, Save these instructions. (Installers: Be sure to leave these
instructions with the customer).
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_lk This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to
potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messageswill followthe safety alert symbol and the word
"DANGER" "WARNING"or "CAUTION". T hese words are defined as:
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
A WAR I G
Indicatesa hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided,could result in
death or seriousinjury.
CAUTIO
Indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not
avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
AWA
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Fire Hazard
, No washer can completely remove oil.
, DO NOT dry anything that has ever had any
type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
, Items containing foam, rubber or plastic
must be dried on a clothesline or by using
an Air Dry cycle.
, Failure to follow this instructions can result
on death or fire
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Q
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Electrical
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Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
DO NOT remove ground prong.
DO NOT use an adapter.
DO NOT use an extension cord.
Failure to do so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
Explosion
Hazard
, Keep flammable materials and vapors, such
as gasoline, away from dryer.
, Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above
the floor for a garage installation.
, Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
, DO NOTallow children on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary
when the appliance is used near children.
NOTE:Installation and service of this dryer requires basic
mechanical and electrical skills.It is your responsibility to contact
a qualified installer to make the electrical connections.

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    Installation Instructions @ EXHAUST CONNECTION For every extroo90°elbow, reduce the oollowooble v ent sgstem length bg 10 ft. Two 45° elbows will be treootedlike one 90° elbow. AWAR For the side exhooustinstoollootions, ooddone 90° elbow to the choort. Fire Hazard The totoolvent system length includes ooll t he strooightportions oondelbows of the sgstem (troonsitionduct included).
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  • Page 9 Installation Instructions ADDING ELBOW AND DUCT FOR ADDING COVER PLATE TO REAR OF EXHAUST TO LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE OF CABINET (SIDES AND BOTTOM EXHAUST) CABINET . Preassemble 4" elbow with 4" duct. Wrap duct tape around joint. . Insert duct assembly, elbow first, through the side opening and connect the elbow to the dryer internal duct.
  • Page 10: Connecting Inlet Hoses

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  • Page 12 Installation Instructions Remove and swap the 2 cover caps and door handle _When the cover caps and door handle in place, mount from the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws removed in step 4. Make sure you mount the hinges on A.
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    Loosen the bottom 2 right side hinge screws. Remove the door (]nd pl(]ce it on (] protected, fl(]t surf(]ce to (]void SOLID DOOR MODELS (]ng d(]m(]ge. Remove both the Blind Pl(]te (]nd the Strike WITH COVER CAPS: Pl(]te (]nd inst(]ll them in opposite positions.
  • Page 14 Installation Instructions Remove and swap the cover cap and door handle from _When the cover cap and door handle in place, mount the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws removed in step/4. Make sure you mount the hinges on the side opposite the handle.
  • Page 15 Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Loosen the bottom 2 right side hinge screws. Remove the door and place it on (] protected fiat surface to (]void (]ng GLASS PANEL DOOR MODELS: damage. Remove both the Blind Plate and the Strike Plate and GHDS835ED0iVlC GTDS810EDOWS install them in opposite positions.
  • Page 16 Installation Instructions Remove and swap the 2 cover caps and door handle _When the cover caps and door handle in place, mount from the outer door: the inner door back into the outer door with the screws removed in step 4. Make sure you mount the hinges on the side opposite the handle.