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Troubleshooting; Before You Call For Service - GE MTMX100EM Manual

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Before you call for service...

Troubleshooting Tips
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for service.
Dryer doesn't start
Dryer doesn't heat
Dryer shakes or
makes noise
Greasy spots on clothes
Lint on clothes
Static occurs
Inconsistent drying
Possible Causes
Dryer is unplugged
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped; the dryer may
tumble but not heat
Gas service is off
Some shaking/noise is normal.
Dryer may be sitting unevenly
Improper use of fabric softener
Drying dirty items with clean
Clothes were not completely
Lint filter is full
Improper sorting
Static electricity can attract lint
Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets
No fabric softener was used
Synthetics, permanent press
and blends can cause static
Type of heat
What To Do
• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the
• Check the building's fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric dryers use two
fuses or breakers.
• Check the building's fuse/circuit breaker box and replace
both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble if
only one fuse is blown or one breaker tripped.
• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully
• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as
necessary until even.
• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can
stain clean items and the dryer
• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the
clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing
procedures before drying.
• Clean lint screen before each load.
• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like
• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
• 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.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP.
• Try a fabric softener.
• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type of
heat used. If you recently changed from an electric to a gas
(natural or LP) dryer, or vice versa, the drying time could be


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