GE® 7.8 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer with stainless steel drum and steam GTD86ESSJWS user guide

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No washer can completely remove oil.

Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it

(including cooking oils).

Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an air dry cycle.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer.

DO NOT dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing).

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

Clean lint filter

Push Start

Select drying cycle

Add clothes

Shut door

Start and Pause

Press to wake up the display. If the display is active, press to put the dryer into idle mode.

NOTE: Pressing Power does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

Press Start to begin the cycle. NOTE: The door must be closed for the dryer to start the cycle. Pressing Pause will pause the cycle, the Start will blink and PAUSE will scroll across the LCD.

To continue the cycle, press Start again. To stop the cycle, hold the button for 3 seconds.

Display and Status Lights

The display shows the approximate time remaining until the end of the cycle.

In addition, this display will, scroll the dryer status:

The message PAUSE will scroll across the display when the dryers cycle is paused. The cycle may be re-started by pressing the Start button.

The message door will be displayed when the door is opened during the dryers cycle.

The message CyCLE will be displayed when the clothes are dry and the dryer is recommending a preferred cycle for the next load (see CleanSpeak section).

The message dELAY will be displayed when the Delayed Dry is initiated. It will be replaced with the estimated time when cycle starts.

Cycle status lights

Shows whether the dryer is in the DRYING, DAMP, or COOL DOWN cycle.

Feature status lights indicate:

A delay dry time is set.

Locked Controls The dryer controls are locked - will blink once if you press any button or turn the cycle knob.

Clean Lint Filter

Light will stay on for 15 seconds after the cycle stops.

- Dryer is connected to the network and can communicate with a connected smartphone device.

Operating instructions

Drying Cycles-Sensor cycles automatically determine fabric dryness.

Timed cycles run for the selected time.

Air Fluff/

Bulky Items


Active Wear

Steam Refresh

Steam Dewrinkle

Steam Select

Set the Cycle Selector at the desired drying time.

For freshening or fluffing up already dry clothing, fabric, linens and pillows. Use with No Heat.

Provides 10 minutes of no-heat tumbling.

For small loads that are needed in a hurry, such as sport or school uniforms. Can also be used if the previous cycle left some items damp, such as collars or waistbands. NOTE: On some models, the time remaining in the cycle will show counting down in the display.

For large coats, bed spreads, mattress covers, sleeping bags and similar large/bulky items such as blankets, comforters, jackets, and small rugs.

For most towels and linens.

For cottons and most linens. Note: ENERGY STAR models are tested on Cottons with default settings.

For loads consisting of cottons and poly-blends.

For jeans.

For wrinkle-free, permanent press, delicate items and knits.

For sports and exercise wear.

For delicate items, special-care fabrics and knits.

For slightly wrinkled dry garments. Significantly reduces wrinkles.

NOTE: A single extremely light fabric item may need to have an additional item included in the Steam Refresh cycle to achieve optimum results.

For use with larger loads than Steam Refresh. Ideal for loads left in the dryer for an extended time.

The Steam Select button is used in conjunction with Steam Refresh and Steam Dewrinkle. As you press the button, it defines how many articles are in the dryer and adjusts the steam and cool down times accordingly.

Steam Cycle Notes:

Important - The temperature setting must be set to HIGH and water must be turned on before running the steam cycles.

The Extended Tumble option will be turned on.

After the steam cycle, the unit will beep (if Volume is on) and display 00.

Do not use a steam cycle with items such as wool, leather, silk, lingerie, foam products or electric blankets.

Do not use steam cycles on new clothes withou