GE DSKP333E DSKP333ECWW Dryer Owner's Manual PDF

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Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . 24 Proper Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 When Using the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 4

Operating Instructions Care and Cleaning of the Dryer . . . . .7 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6 Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6 Loading and Using the Dryer . . . . . . .8 Venting the Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Troubleshooting Tips . . . . 10, 11

Consumer Support Consumer Support . . . . . . Back Cover Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # _________________

Serial # __________________

You can find them on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door.

Owners Manual

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act

This act requires the governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.

Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or LP fuels.

Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure to these substances can be minimized further by properly venting the dryer to the outdoors.

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.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

1 Do not try to light a match, or cigarette, or turn on any gas or electrical appliance.

2 Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

3 Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

4 Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbors phone. Follow the gas suppliers instructions carefully.

5 If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in Installation Instructions.

Install or store where it will not be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather.

Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.

Remove all sharp packing items and dispose of all shipping materials properly.

Remove the colored protective tape from the control panel.

Exhaust/Ducting:

1 All dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room.

Exhausting electric dryers to the outside is strongly recommended to prevent large amounts of moisture and lint from being blown into the room.

Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4 diameter ductwork inside the dryer cabinet or for exhausting to the outside. USE OF PLASTIC OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE DUCTWORK CAN CAUSE A FIRE. PUNCTURED DUCTWORK CAN CAUSE A FIRE IF IT COLLAPSES OR BECOMES OTHERWISE RESTRICTED IN USE OR DURING INSTALLATION.

For complete details, follow the Installation Instructions.

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 GEAppliances.com, or by calling 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. GEAppliances.com

YOUR LAUNDRY AREA Keep the area underneath and around your appliances free of combustible materials (lint, paper, rags, etc.), gasoline, chemicals and other flammable vapors and liquids.

Keep the floor around your appliances clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.

Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to play on, with or inside this or any other appliance.

Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleaches, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid injury.

Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.

Keep the area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the dryer.

WHEN USING YOUR DRYER Never reach into the dryer while the drum is moving. Before loading, unloading or adding clothes, wait until the drum has completely stopped.

Clean the lint filter before each load to prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer or in the room. DO NOT OPERATE THE DRYER WITHOUT THE LINT FILTER IN PLACE.

Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with combustible or explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to the wash water. Do not use or place these substances around your washer or dryer during operation.

Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a clothes load to catch fire.

Any article on which you have used a cleaning solvent or that contains flammable materials (such as cleaning cloths, mops, towels used in beauty salons, restaurants or barber shops, etc.) must not be placed in or near the dryer until solvents or flammable materials have been removed. There are many highly flammable items used in homes such as acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentines, waxes, wax removers and products containing petroleum distillates.

The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result, carefully follow the garment manufacturers care instructions.

Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic, foam or similar materials such as padded bras, tennis shoes, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags, pillows, etc., that may melt or burn. Some rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.

Do not store plastic, paper or clothing that may burn or melt on top of the dryer during operation.

Garments labeled Dry Away from Heat or Do Not Tumble Dry (such as life jackets containing Kapok) must not be put in your dryer.

Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent dryer uses.

To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker before attempting any maintenance or cleaning (except the removal and cleaning of the lint filter). NOTE: Turning the Cycle Selector knob to an off position or pressing PAUSE does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

WARNING!

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Accessory Kits are available for installing the dryer on top of the washer or in a rack above the washer. The dryer may also be mounted directly on a wall.

WARNING! WHEN USING YOUR DRYER (cont.)

Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.

The interior of the machine and the exhaust duct connection inside the dryer should be cleaned at least once a year by a qualified technician. See the Loading and Using the Dryer section.

If yours is a gas dryer, it is equipped with an automatic electric ignition and does not have a pilot light. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LIGHT WITH A MATCH. Burns may result from having your hand in the vicinity of the burner when the automatic ignition turns on.

You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce the static electricity in them by using a dryer-applied fabric softener or an anti-static conditioner. We recommend you use either a fabric softener in the wash cycle, according to the manufacturers instructions for those products, or try a dryer-added product for which the manufacturer gives written assurance on the package that their product can be safely used in your dryer. Service or performance problems caused by use of these products are the responsibility of the manufacturers of those products and are not covered under the warranty to this appliance.

Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on, or near dryer at any time. Do not use any type of spray cleaner when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.

WHEN NOT USING YOUR DRYER Grasp the plug firmly when disconnecting this appliance to avoid damage to the cord while pulling. Place the cord away from traffic areas so it will not be stepped on, tripped over or subjected to damage.

Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of this appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this Owners Manual or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

Before discarding a dryer, or removing it from service, remove the dryer door to prevent children from hiding inside.

Do not tamper with controls.

READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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About the dryer control panel (models DSKS333E and DSKP333E). GEAppliances.com

1 Automatic cycles automatically determine fabric dryness. Select EXTRA DRY for heavier fabrics or to make regular fabrics drier. Timed cycles run for a selected time.

Drying Cycles

AUTOMATIC CYCLE For cottons and most linens. For most loads select the Preferred Regular Setting marked REGULAR HEAT *OPTIMUM.

FLUFF CYCLE For freshening or fluffing already dry clothing, fabric, linen and pillows. NO HEAT Provides no-heat tumbling for the selected time.

TIMED CYCLE Set the Cycle Selector at the desired drying time. HIGH HEAT

2 Start START button to start the dryer. Opening the door during operation will stop the dryer. To restart the dryer, close the door and select START to complete the cycle.

NOTE: Drying times will vary according to size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts. If clothes are still damp after using the Preferred Regular Setting, select Extra Dry on future similar loads.

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You can locate your model number on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

About the control settings. NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models.

IMPORTANT: Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer.

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WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

1 Automatic cycles automatically determine fabric dryness. Select EXTRA DRY for heavier fabrics or to make regular fabrics drier. Timed cycles run for a selected time.

Drying Cycles

AUTO REGULAR For cottons and most linens. For most loads select the Preferred Regular Setting marked *NORMAL DRY.

PERM. PRESS & DELICATE For synthetic blends and delicates. For most loads select the Preferred Regular Setting marked *NORMAL DRY.

TIMED CYCLE Set the Cycle Selector at the desired drying time.

2 Temperature

REGULAR For regular to heavy cottons. Use with AUTO REGULAR or TIMED CYCLE. (HIGH HEAT)

PERM. PRESS For synthetics, blends, delicates and items labeled permanent press. (MED. HEAT) Use with PERM. PRESS & DELICATE or TIMED CYCLE.

DELICATES For delicates and special care fabrics. Use with PERM PRESS & DELICATE or TIMED CYCLE. (LOW HEAT)

FLUFF For fluffing items without heat. Use the TIMED CYCLE. (NO HEAT)

3 Start START button to start the dryer. Opening the door during operation will stop the dryer. To restart the dryer, close the door and select START to complete the cycle.

NOTE: Drying times will vary according to size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts. If clothes are still damp after using the Preferred Regular Setting, select Extra Dry on future similar loads.

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About the dryer control panel (model DSKS433E). You can locate your model number on the label on the front of the dryer behind the door. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

About the control settings. NOTE: Not all features are available on all dryer models.

IMPORTANT: Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer.

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The Exterior: Wipe or dust any spills or washing compounds with a damp cloth. Dryer control panel and finishes may be damaged by some laundry pretreatment soil and stain remover products. Apply these products away from the dryer. The fabric may then be washed and dried normally. Damage to your dryer caused by these products is not covered by your warranty.

The Lint Filter: Clean the lint filter before each use. Slide out the grid that covers the filter. Run your fingers across the filter. A waxy buildup may form on the lint filter from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this buildup, wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter and grid in place.

Have a qualified technician vacuum the lint from the dryer once a year.

The Exhaust Duct: Inspect and clean the exhaust ducting at least once a year to prevent clogging. A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen the drying time.

Follow these steps:

1 Turn off electrical supply by disconnecting the plug from the wall socket.

Disconnect the duct from the dryer.

acuum the duct with the hose attachment and reconnect the duct.

The Exhaust Hood: Check with a mirror that the inside flaps of the hood move freely when operating. Make sure that there is no wildlife (birds, insects, etc.) nesting inside the duct or hood.

Care and Cleaning of the Dryer

(on some models) (on some models)

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Machine wash cycle Normal Permanent Press/

wrinkle resistant Gentle/ delicate Hand wash Do not wash Do not wring

Water temperature

Hot (50C/120F)

Warm (40C/105F)

Cold/cool (30C/85F)

Tumble dry

Dry Normal Permanent Press/ wrinkle resistant

Gentle/ delicate

Do not tumble dry Do not dry (used with

do not wash)

Heat setting

High Medium Low No heat/air

Special instructions

Line dry/ hang to dry

Drip dry Dry flat In the shade

Bleach symbols Any bleach

(when needed) Only non-chlorine bleach

(when needed) Do not bleach

WASH LABELS

DRY LABELS

BLEACH LABELS

Sorting and Loading Hints As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for 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 manufacturers instructions.

Do not overload. This wastes energy and causes wrinkling.

Do not dry the following items: Fiberglass items, woolens, rubber-coated items, plastics, items with plastic trim and foam-filled items.

Loading and using the dryer. Always follow the fabric manufacturers care label when laundering. Co

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Fabric Care Labels

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Correct Venting

Incorrect Venting

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.

Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4 diameter ductwork inside the dryer cabinet or for exhausting to the outside.

Do not use plastic or other combustible ductwork.

Use the shortest length possible.

Do not crush or collapse.

Avoid resting the duct on sharp objects.

Venting must conform to local building codes.

Problem Possible Causes What To Do

Dryer doesnt start Dryer is unplugged the outlet.

Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric dryers

Thermal limiter tripped

Dryer doesnt heat Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may both fuses or reset both breakers. Your dryer may tumble tumble but not heat if only one fuse is blown or one breaker is tripped.

Dryer shakes or Some shaking/noise is normal. makes noise Dryer may be sitting unevenly as necessary until even.

Greasy spots on clothes Improper use of fabric softener

Drying dirty items with clean ones stain clean items and the dryer.

Clothes were not completely clean are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.

Lint on clothes Lint filter is full

Improper sorting (like corduroy).

Static electricity can attract lint Static occurs.

Overloading

Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets

Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages, or visit GEAppliances.com. You may not need to call for service.

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Problem Possible Causes What To Do

Static occurs No fabric softener was used Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been

approved for use in all GE Dryers when used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

Overdrying

Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static

Inconsistent Type of heat drying times load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.

Clothes take Improper sorting too long to dry a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).

Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels) longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.

Controls improperly set

Lint filter is full

Improper or obstructed ducting

unobstructed.

dryer venting is correct.

Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker

Overloading/combining loads at a time.

Underloading to ensure proper tumbling.

120-volt operation drying times are normal. The drying on this circuit takes about three times as long as on a 240 volt circuit.

Clothes are wrinkled Overdrying

of moisture. Select a less dry setting.

Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends immediately.

Clothes shrink Some fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.

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For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:

One Year 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.

Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.

Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.

Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially.

Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.

Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.

Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance.

Damage caused after delivery.

Product not accessible to provide required service.

Defects or damage due to operation in freezing temperatures.

Products which are not defective or broken, or which are working as described in the Owners Manual.

What GE Will Not Cover:

This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your states Attorney General.

Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225

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GE Dryer Warranty. All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an authorized Customer Care technician. To schedule service, on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service.

Staple your receipt here. Proof of the original purchase

date is needed to obtain service under the warranty.

this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.

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Schedule Service GEAppliances.com Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your convenience any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.

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Extended Warranties GEAppliances.com Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours. GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.

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Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.

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