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Safety Instructions

Installation Instructions

Electric Dryer
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Gas Dryer
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Reversing the Door
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Operating Instructions

Control Panel
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Control Settings
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Dryer Features
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Loading and Using the Dryer

Troubleshooting Tips

Consumer Support
Consumer Support
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Warranty
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Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model#
Serial #
They are on the label on the
front of the dryer behind the
door.
2-5
6-20
6-12
13-19

Use and Care

20
With Installation Instructions.
21-25
21, 22
23
24
25
26 , 27
29, 30
30
29
Note to Consumer:
in excellent condition when it left
our manufacturing facility.
has been damaged during transit
or installation, please report that
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manufacturing defects in material
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  • Page 1: Safety Instructions

    www.GEAppliances.ca Safety Instructions Installation Instructions 6-20 Electric Dryer 6-12 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gas Dryer 13-19 Use and Care • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Reversing the Door •...
  • Page 2: What To Do If You Smell Gas

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING WARNING! 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 death. Do not store or use gasoline or other Installation and service must be flammable vapors and liquids in the performed by a qualified installer,...
  • Page 3: Proper Installation

    Exhaust/Ducting: Properly ground dryer to conform to all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in Dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside to Installation Instructions section. prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING WARNING! YOUR LAUNDRY AREA Keep the area underneath and around your Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, appliances free of combustible materials (lint, bleaches, etc.) out of the reach of children, paper, rags, etc), gasoline, chemicals, and other preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Page 5 www.GEAppliances.ca WHEN USING YOUR DRYER (cont.) Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or reduce the static electricity in them by using or has missing or broken parts, including a a dryer-applied fabric softener or an anti-static damaged cord or plug.
  • Page 6: Electric Dryer

    Electric Dryer WARNING! BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Read these instructions completely and carefully. FOR YOUR SAFETY: IMPORTANT - Save these instructions for local Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-in. diameter inspector’s use. ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never use plastic IMPORTANT - Observe all governing codes and or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection Information

    Electric Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 cm (0 in.) clearance both sides and 2.5 cm (1 in.) rear. Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service. PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION ELECTRICAL CONNECTION OF NEW DRYER...
  • Page 8: Exhaust Information

    Electric Dryer EXHAUST INFORMATION EXHAUST CONNECTION WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK WARNING - USE ONLY METAL 10 cm (4”) DUCT. DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY: SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE. This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. Using exhaust longer than specified length will: •...
  • Page 9: Leveling And Stabilizing Your Dryer

    Electric Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca STANDARD REAR EXHAUST USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS (Vented above floor level) If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal ducting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum recommended duct length. In special installations when it is ELBOW HIGHLY impossible to use only metal ducting, then UL-listed clothes dryer RECOMMENDED...
  • Page 10: Alcove/Closet Installation

    Electric Dryer EXHAUSTING DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT OR BOTTOM CABINET A CLOTHES DRYER PRODUCES COMBUSTIBLE LINT. FOR ALL INSTALLATIONS, THE DRYER MUST BE CONNECTED WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING TO AN EXHAUST TO THE OUTDOORS. THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE NOTE: MOBILE HOME, BEDROOM, BATHROOM, ALCOVE TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS OR CLOSET INSTALLATIONS MUST BE EXHAUSTED TO...
  • Page 11 Electric Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca ADDING NEW DUCT DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT OR BOTTOM CABINET FIXING HOLE • Insert the elbow through the rear opening and connect it to the PORTION “A” dryer internal duct. • Apply duct tape on the joint between the dryer internal duct and elbow, as shown on page 11.
  • Page 12: Gas Dryer

    Gas Dryer BEFORE YOU BEGIN: WARNING! Read these instructions completely and carefully. FOR YOUR SAFETY: IMPORTANT - Save these instructions for local Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-in. diameter inspector’s use. ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never use plastic IMPORTANT - Observe all governing codes and or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork.
  • Page 13: Gas Requirements

    Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca Minimum Clearance Other Than Alcove or Closet Installation Minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air opening are: 0 cm (0 in.) clearance both sides and 2.5 cm (1 in.) rear. Consideration must be given to provide adequate clearance for installation and service. PREPARING FOR INSTALLATION Tilt the dryer sideways and remove the foam...
  • Page 14 Gas Dryer RECONNECTING GAS Listed connector ANSIZ21.24 / CSA 6.10 FLARE APPLY PIPE COMPOUND TO ALL MALE THREADS. ADAPTER 0.3 cm (1/8") NPT PIPE PLUG FOR NEW METAL CHECKING GAS FLEXIBLE GAS LINE INLET PRESSURE CONNECTOR SHUT-OFF ADAPTER VALVE 0.9 cm (3/8") NPT ELBOW PIPE SIZE...
  • Page 15: Electrical Requirements

    Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca ELECTRICAL CONNECTION EXHAUST INFORMATION INFORMATION WARNING - USE ONLY METAL 10 cm (4in.) WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, DUCT. DO NOT USE DUCT LONGER THAN SPECIFIED IN THE EXHAUST LENGTH TABLE. ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND PERSONAL INJURY: Using exhaust longer than specified length will: DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN •...
  • Page 16 Gas Dryer EXHAUST CONNECTION WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY: This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. ELBOW HIGHLY • Use only metal duct. RECOMMENDED • Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, any gas vent, under an enclosed floor (crawl space), or into an attic.
  • Page 17 Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS EXHAUSTING A CLOTHES DRYER PRODUCES COMBUSTIBLE LINT. FOR If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal venting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum ALL INSTALLATIONS, THE DRYER MUST BE CONNECTED recommended duct length.
  • Page 18: Residential Garage Installation

    Gas Dryer RESIDENTIAL GARAGE INSTALLATION ADDING NEW DUCT Dryers installed in residential garages must be elevated 18 inches FIXING HOLE PORTION “A” DRYER EXHAUST TO LEFT OR BOTTOM CABINET WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY.
  • Page 19 Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca ADDING ELBOW FOR EXHAUST SERVICING THROUGH BOTTOM OF CABINET WARNING - LABEL ALL WIRES PRIOR • Insert the elbow through the rear opening and connect it to the TO DISCONNECTING WHEN SERVICING dryer internal duct. CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS CAN CAUSE •...
  • Page 20: Reversing The Door

    Reversing the door Tools needed: Phillips screwdriver Tape-tipped putty knife Open the door and remove the filler plugs opposite the hinges. With the door completely open, remove the bottom screw from each hinge on the dryer face. Insert these screws about half way into the TOP holes, for each hinge, on the opposite side (where you removed the filler plugs).
  • Page 21: About The Dryer Control Panel

    About the dryer control panel www.GEAppliances.ca Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
  • Page 22: Dryer Control Panel

    About the dryer control panel Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. NOTE: 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.
  • Page 23: Control Settings

    About the control settings www.GEAppliances.ca Important: Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer. Fabric Care/Temperature (on some models) REGULAR For regular to heavy cottons. or COTTONS REG. HEAT MEDIUM, For synthetics, blends, delicates and items labeled permanent press. EASY CARE MED.
  • Page 24: Dryer Features

    The stainless steel used to make the dryer drum provides the highest reliability available in a GE dryer. If the dryer drum should be scratched or dented during normal use, the drum will not rust or corrode. These surface blemishes will not affect the...
  • Page 25: Loading And Using The Dryer

    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. Care and Cleaning of the Dryer Stainless Steel: To clean stainless steel surfaces,...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting Tips

    • 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. Overdrying • Try a fabric softener. • Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.
  • Page 27: Before You Call For Service

    • Match control settings to the load you are drying. Lint filter is full • Clean lint filter before every load. Blown fuses or tripped circuit • Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers breaker use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating. Overloading/combining loads •...
  • Page 28 Notes...
  • Page 29: Warranty

    GE Dryer Warranty (For customers in Canada) www.GEAppliances.ca All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Staple your receipt here. Proof of the original purchase Centers, or an authorized Customer Care technician. To ® date is needed to obtain service schedule service, call 1-800-561-3344, 24 hours a day, 7 under the warranty.
  • Page 30: Consumer Support

    Contact Us GEAppliances.ca 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: Director, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.