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User Manual
Guide de l'Utilisateur
Manual del Usuario
Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers
Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers (SP)
Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers (FR)


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    User Manual Guide de l’Utilisateur Manual del Usuario GDE480BW/GDG480BW Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers (SP) Gas and Electric Clothes Dryers (FR)

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Vacationing Precautions .....................25 Moving or Storage Preparation ...................25 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................26 LIMITED WARRANTY ..................28 RECORD KEEPING Thank you for purchasing this Haier product. This user manual will help you ___________________________________ get the best performance from your Model number new dryer.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow the basic precautions, including the following: NOTE: The dryer is designed in compliance with ANSI Z21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 112-97 (latest editions) for HOME USE ONLY. This dryer is not recommended for commercial application such as restau- rants and beauty salons.

  • Page 5: Installation Safety Precautions

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS • Do not try to light any appliance. • Do not touch any electrical switch. Do not use any phone in your building. • Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants. •...

  • Page 6: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt. • Keep the dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the fl ow of combustion and ventilation air through the louvered panel located on the rear of the dryer.

  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Gas Dryer Electric Dryer Power Cord (120 volt/60 Hz) Gas Inlet Pipe Strain Relief Mounting Bracket Control Panel (Canadian electric model has a 240 volt/ Door Safety Switch 60 Hz power cord attached.) Lint Screen Terminal Block Access Cover Dryer Door Access Panel Leveling Feet...

  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Risk of Fire Clothes dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer. Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer's instructions and local codes. To reduce the risk of severe injury or death, follow all installation instructions.

  • Page 9: Location Requirements

    LOCATION REQUIREMENTS WARNING Do not install the dryer where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored. If the dryer is installed in a garage, it must be a minimum of 18 inches (45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns.

  • Page 10: Electrical & Gas Supply Requirements

    ALCOVE OR CLOSET REQUIREMENTS 1" 0" 15" (2.5 cm) (0 cm) (38.1 cm) 60 in. (387.1 cm 60 in. (387.1 cm MINIMUM CLEARANCES • This dryer can be installed with 0" (0 cm) minimum clearance on the right and left sides, as well as the back. A 1" (2.5 cm) minimum clearance is required for the front.

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    NOTE: The electrical supply for the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. • If the electrical supply available in the intended dryer location does not meet the above requirements, contact a licensed electrician.

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    GAS DRYER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS WARNING The gas dryer must be connected to a properly grounded 3-wire, single phase, 120 volt, 60Hz, AC-only 15-amp fused electrical supply, fused with 15-amp time-delay fuses or circuit breakers. WARNING This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape route for the electrical current.

  • Page 13: Exhaust System Requirements

    Gas Supply Line • The gas supply line should be ½" (1.3 cm) pipe and must have an individual manual shut-off valve installed within 6 ft. (183 cm) of the dryer in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, or in Canada with the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, B149.1.

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    • Do not exceed the length of duct pipe for the number of elbows shown in the chart below. Doing so can cause an accumulation of lint, increase drying time, and create a fi re hazard. • Two 45° elbows equal one 90° elbow. Recommended Maximum Exhaust Length Exhaust Hood Types Recommended...

  • Page 15: Mobile Home - Additional Requirements

    EXHAUST HOOD • Use an approved exhaust hood with a swing-out damper that opens when the dryer is in operation. When the dryer stops, the damper automatically closes to prevent drafts and the entrance of insects and rodents. • Louvered or box hood styles are recommended. Angled hood styles are acceptable, but should be used only for short run installations.

  • Page 16: Step By Step Instructions

    STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLING YOUR DRYER We recommend that your new dryer be installed by a qualifi ed appliance technician. If you feel that you have the skills to install the dryer, please read the installation instructions carefully before installing. CAUTION: If, after completing these steps, you are unsure that the dryer is properly installed, contact a qualifi...

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    2. Insert a UL listed strain relief into the mounting bracket hole. Position the strain relief so that one tab is pointing up and one tab is pointing down. Tighten the strain relief screws just enough to hold the two halves together. Strain Relief 3.

  • Page 18: Step 2 - Connect To A Gas Supply Line (gas Dryer Only)

    A1. Remove the green (neutral) ground wire from the green ground screw located above the terminal block. A2. Attach the green power cord ground wire to the cabinet with the green ground screw. Tighten the screw securely. A3. Attach the green (neutral) ground wire from the dryer harness and the white (neutral) power cord wire to the center terminal block screw.

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    1. Turn the gas supply off by moving the shut-off valve to the closed position. Closed Valve Open Valve 2. Disconnect and discard old fl exible gas connector. Replace with a new CSA(AGA) approved fl exible gas connector. 3. Remove the shipping cap from the gas inlet pipe at the rear of the dryer. 4.

  • Page 20: Step 3 - Connect To An Exhaust System

    8. Check all connections for leaks by applying a noncorrosive leak-detection solution. Bubbles will identify leaks. If leaks are found, close the shut-off valve, retighten the joint, open the shut-off valve, and check again. WARNING Never use an open flame to test for gas leaks. STEP 3 - CONNECT TO AN EXHAUST SYSTEM WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, this dryer must be exhausted outdoors.

  • Page 21: Step 4 - Level The Dryer

    STEP 4 - LEVEL THE DRYER 1. Place the dryer in its fi nal location. Take care not to crush or kink the exhaust vent. Make sure that all four feet are fi rmly in contact with the fl oor and that the dryer rests solidly in position.

  • Page 22: Control Panel And Features

    CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES CONTROL PANEL TEMP BUTTON CYCLE SELECTION KNOB • NOTE: If the dryer is not started, it will automatically turn off after 5 mins. • Heavy Duty - Use this cycle for heavy garments like jeans and towels. Normal - Use this cycle for permanent press, synthetics, casual clothes.

  • Page 23: Cycle Guide

    FEATURES END OF CYCLE SIGNAL • A signal will sound at the end of the cool down cycle to alert you that the load is complete. WRINKLE SAVER • At the end of the cool down cycle, the dryer will periodically tumble for 1 hour to prevent wrinkles from setting in your garments.

  • Page 24: Operating Instructions

    Status lights indicate the progress of an operating drying cycle. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1 - PREPARE AND SORT LAUNDRY • Check garment labels for manufacturers’ drying instructions. • Where possible, turn pockets inside out for uniform drying. • Tie strings and sashes so they don’t tangle. •...

  • Page 25: Step 3 - Load The Dryer

    STEP 3 - LOAD THE DRYER 1. Load damp garments loosely into the dryer drum. 2. Close the dryer door. NOTES: • Do not pack the dryer full of garments. • An appropriate load should be 1/3 to 1/2 of the drum volume. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely for uniform and wrinkle-free drying.

  • Page 26: Care And Cleaning Guide

    CARE AND CLEANING GUIDE WARNING Always unplug your dryer to avoid electric shock before cleaning. Ignoring this warning may result in death or injury. Before using cleaning products, always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and warnings to avoid personal injury or product damage. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE •...

  • Page 27: Vacationing Precautions

    REMOVING ACCUMULATED LINT Inside the Dryer Cabinet • Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualifi ed person. The Exhaust System • The exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned at least every 12 months with normal usage.

  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS • The following sounds are normal during the operation of the dryer. • Tumbling sound: This is normal as the heavy, wet clothes in the dryer are continuously being tossed around. • Air rushing noise: This happens as the dryer drum spins and the air is rushing through the dryer drum.

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    DRYER IS MAKING NOISE Rattling or clanking noises: • Foreign objects may be in the dryer drum. Stop the dryer and check for foreign objects such as loose change, keys and heavy objects. Vibration noises: • Load may be uneven. Stop the dryer and rearrange the load. •...

  • Page 30: Limited Warranty

    Any service charges not specifi cally identifi ed For 12 months from the date of original retail as normal such as normal service area or purchase, Haier will repair or replace any part hours. free of charge including labor that fails due to Damage to clothing.

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    REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE IMPORTANT Ne pas Réexpédier ce Produit au Magasin Pour tout problème concernant ce produit, veuillez contacter le service des consommateurs ‘Haier Customer Satisfaction Center’ au 1-877-337-3639. UNE PREUVE D’ACHAT DATEE EST REQUISE POUR BENEFICIER DE LA GARANTIE. IMPORTANTE No regrese este producto a la tienda Si tiene algún problema con este producto, por favor contacte el...

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