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Before You Call For Service - GE Dryers Use And Care Manual

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Before you call for service...

PROBLEM
Clothes take too long to
dry
Clothes are wrinkled
Clothes shrink
Possible Causes
Improper or obstructed ducting
Improper sorting
Large loads of heavy fabrics
(like beach towels)
Controls improperly set
Lint filter is full
Blown fuses or tripped circuit
breaker
Overloading/combining loads
Underloading
Overdrying
Letting items sit in dryer after
cycle ends
Overloading
Some fabrics will naturally
shrink when washed. Others
can be safely washed, but will
shrink in the dryer
What To Do
• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer
venting is correct.
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a
well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take
longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller
loads to speed drying time.
• 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.
• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to
ensure proper tumbling.
• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of
moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP setting.
• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang
immediately.
• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item,
do not machine wash or tumble dry it.
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