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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24
Cycle Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26
Dryer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Loading and Using
the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32
Venting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connecting Inlet Hoses . . . . . . . . . . 34
Stacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-38
Consumer Support
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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
. . 6-21
. . . . 39-42
Owner's Manual
GFDN240
GFDN245
GFDS350
GFDS355
GFMN240
GFMN245
GFMS350
GFMS355
234D1050P002 05/14/10 GE

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Consumer Support ....44 Write the model and serial numbers here: Model # _____________ Serial # ______________ They are on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door. 234D1050P002 05/14/10 GE...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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. „ „...
  • Page 3: Installation Instructions

    www.GEAppliances.ca PROPER INSTALLATION This dryer 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 visiting www.GEAppliances.ca, or by calling 1-800-561-3344. „...
  • 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, bleaches, appliances free of combustible materials (lint, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a paper, rags, etc.), gasoline, chemicals and other locked cabinet.
  • Page 5: Save These Instructions

    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! PEDESTALS FOR DRYERS (comes with individual installation instructions) FOR YOUR SAFETY: Available models: -SBSD227F Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-in. diameter -SBSD137H ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never use plastic -SBSD107H or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork. This appliance must be properly grounded and installed as described in these instructions.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    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 Connection

    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 (Vented above floor level) ELBOW HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATION TO MINIMIZE EXHAUST BLOCKAGE. ELBOW HIGHLY RECOMMENDED NOTE: ELBOWS WILL PREVENT DUCT KINKING AND COLLAPSING. LEVELING AND STABILIZING YOUR DRYER Stand the dryer upright near the final location and adjust the 4 leveling legs, at the corners, to ensure that the dryer is level from side to side and front to rear.
  • Page 10: Alcove Or Closet Installation

    Electric Dryer USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS EXHAUSTING If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal A CLOTHES DRYER PRODUCES COMBUSTIBLE LINT. FOR ducting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum ALL INSTALLATIONS, THE DRYER MUST BE CONNECTED recommended duct length.
  • Page 11 Electric Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT OR ADDING NEW DUCT BOTTOM CABINET FIXING HOLE WARNING - BEFORE PERFORMING PORTION “A” THIS EXHAUST INSTALLATION, BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM ITS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY. PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND ARMS FROM SHARP EDGES WHEN WORKING INSIDE THE CABINET.
  • Page 12 Electric Dryer DRYER EXHAUST TO RIGHT, LEFT OR SERVICING BOTTOM 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 13: Gas Dryer

    Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca WARNING! PEDESTALS FOR DRYERS (comes with individual installation instructions) FOR YOUR SAFETY: Available models: -SBSD227F Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 10 cm (4 in.) diameter -SBSD137H ductwork for exhausting to the outdoors. Never use plastic -SBSD107H or other combustible, easy-to-puncture ductwork.
  • Page 14: Gas Requirements

    Gas Dryer 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 15 Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca 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...
  • Page 16 Gas Dryer 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 17: Exhaust Connection

    Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca EXHAUST CONNECTION WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR PERSONAL INJURY: This dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. • Use only metal duct. • Do not terminate exhaust in a chimney, any gas ELBOW HIGHLY RECOMMENDED vent, under an enclosed floor (crawl space), or into an attic.
  • Page 18 Gas Dryer USING FLEXIBLE METAL DUCTS EXHAUSTING If rigid all-metal duct cannot be used, then flexible all-metal A CLOTHES DRYER PRODUCES COMBUSTIBLE LINT. FOR venting can be used, but it will reduce the maximum ALL INSTALLATIONS, THE DRYER MUST BE CONNECTED recommended duct length.
  • Page 19 Gas Dryer www.GEAppliances.ca RESIDENTIAL GARAGE INSTALLATION ADDING NEW DUCT FIXING Dryers installed in residential garages must be elevated HOLE 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor. PORTION “A” DRYER EXHAUST TO LEFT OR BOTTOM CABINET WARNING - PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND ARMS FROM SHARP EDGES WHEN WORKING INSIDE THE CABINET.
  • Page 20 Gas Dryer 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 21 Rough-In Dimensions www.GEAppliances.ca...
  • Page 22: Control Panels

    About the dryer control panel. You can locate your model number at the top inside of the door opening. Model GFDN240/245 GFMN240/245 LUFF EWRINKLE O HEAT OTTONS ORMAL / IXED CTIVE ELICATES PEED Model GFDS350/355 GFMS350/355 E SOR...
  • Page 23: Dry Cycles

    About the dryer control panel. www.GEAppliances.ca Power Press to “wake up” the display. If the display is active, press to put the dryer in the standby mode. NOTE: Pressing POWER does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Dry Cycles The dry cycle controls the length and tumble speed of the drying process.
  • Page 24 Sensor Dry “Level” The sensor continuously monitors the amount of moisture in the load. When the moisture in your clothes reaches your selected dry level, the dryer will stop. Note: Sensor dry “LEVEL” only works for COTTONS, NORMAL/MIXED LOAD, ACTIVE WEAR, DELICATES, and SPEED DRY. Dry “Temp”...
  • Page 25: Cycle Options

    About cycle options. NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models. www.GEAppliances.ca Extended Tumble The Extended Tumble time does not get Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately added to the cycle time on the display 60 minutes of no-heat tumbling after clothes are dry.
  • Page 26: Dryer Features

    About cycle options. NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models. Lock You can lock the controls to prevent any To lock the dryer, press the lock icon. To unlock selections from being made. You can also lock the dryer, press and hold the lock icon for 3 the controls after you have started a cycle.
  • Page 27: Reversing The Door Swing

    Reversing the door swing. www.GEAppliances.ca IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move IMPORTANT NOTES: the cabinet until door-swing reversal is „ Read the instructions all the way completed. through before starting. These instructions are for changing the „ Handle parts carefully to avoid hinges from the right side to the left scratching paint.
  • Page 28 Reversing the door swing. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.) Remove Door Assembly 2. Open the door to approximately 130 degrees. 3. Remove the 2 screws starting from the bottom to the top. Make sure the door is supported while removing the screws. Remove Top Screw 4.
  • Page 29 www.GEAppliances.ca STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.) Reinstall Hinge Assembly 7. Install the hinge assembly in the opposite side of the door as shown. Push the hinge assembly in place until the hinge holes align with the door holes. 8. Hold the hinge and door on their side with one hand and fasten the 6 machine screws as shown.
  • Page 30 Reversing the door swing. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (cont.) Outer Door Reassemble Door Assembly IMPORTANT: Make sure there is no dirt or any other foreign material in between the window panes. 11. Place the plastic outer door onto the inner door. Make sure that the handle part of the outer door is opposite the hinge as shown.
  • Page 31: 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.
  • Page 32: Care And Cleaning Of The Dryer

    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.
  • Page 33: Venting The Dryer

    Venting the dryer. www.GEAppliances.ca 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. „...
  • Page 34: Connecting Inlet Hoses

    Connecting Inlet Hoses. To produce steam, the dryer must connect to the cold water supply. Since the washer must also connect to the cold water, a “Y” connector is inserted to allow both inlet hoses to make that connection at the same time. NOTE: Use the new inlet hoses provided;...
  • Page 35: Stacking

    Stacking. www.GEAppliances.ca BEFORE YOU BEGIN Read these instructions completely and carefully. „ IMPORTANT: Save these instructions for local „ Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for electrical inspector’s use. future reference. „ IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and „ Installation must be performed by a qualified ordinances.
  • Page 36 Stacking. KIT CONTENTS (optional kit GE FL STACK) Right Hand Bracket 4 #12 x 1” Screws 4 Rubber Pads Left Hand Bracket 4 #8 x 1/2” Screws TOOLS YOU WILL NEED Phillips Screwdriver Gloves Pliers Open-Ended Wrench Level INSTALLATION PREPARATION Remove the packaging.
  • Page 37: Installing The Stack Bracket Kit

    www.GEAppliances.ca INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT 1. Remove the Dryer Leveling Legs A. Carefully lay the dryer on its side. Use the packing material so you don’t scratch the finish on the dryer. B. Use an open-end wrench or pliers to remove the dryer leveling legs.
  • Page 38 Stacking. INSTALLING THE STACK BRACKET KIT (cont.) 4. Prepare the Washer and D. Reverse dryer door swing if desired. See dryer Installation Instructions Dryer for details. A. Place the washer in the approximate NOTE: The washer door swing is not location.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… www.GEAppliances.ca Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit www.GEAppliances.ca. You may not need to call for service. PROBLEM Possible Causes What To Do Dryer shakes or Some shaking/noise is normal. •...
  • Page 40 Before you call for service… PROBLEM Possible Causes What To Do Time Remaining The estimated time may change • This is normal. jumped to a when a smaller load than usual lower number is drying Cannot make a The DRYNESS LEVEL, TEMP •...
  • Page 41 • 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 42 Cannot see steam at any The steam nozzle might be • Call 800.GE.CARES to order nozzle replacement kit WE25M71 time during the cycle clogged with debris from your or to request a service technician to replace this for you.
  • Page 43: Warranty

    Any part of the dryer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this From the date of the limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs original purchase to replace the defective part.
  • Page 44: Consumer Support

    Contact Us GEAppliances.com In the U.S.: 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 GE Appliances, Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca, or write to:...

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