GE® 7.5 cu. ft. capacity frontload dryer with steam GFDS175GHDG user guide

Sensor Dry.
If the screen is dark, a press of the Power button will

wake up the display.

Press the Start/Pause button.

Select a dry cycle. (Defaults are set for each cycle. These default settings can be changed. See

Control settings for more information.)

Dry Cycles

Press to wake up the display. If the display is active, press to turn the dryer off.

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

The dry cycle controls the length and tumble speed of the drying process. The chart below will help you match the dry setting with the loads.

Mixed Loads

Bulky/Bedding or

Bulky Items

For loads consisting of cottons and poly-blends.

For cottons and most linens.

For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

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

Clothing worn for active sports exercise and some casual wear. Fabrics include new technology

Perm Press/Casuals finishes and stretch fibers such as Spandex. Also for clothing labeled Easy Care or Perma Press: For wrinkle-free and permanent press items.

For small loads that are needed in a hurry, such as sports or school uniforms. Can also be used if the previous cycle left some items damp, such as collars or waistbands.


Steam Dewrinkle

Use for towels OR sheets. It is not recommended to mix towels and sheets in the same load.

Provides 20 minutes of steam drying to assist with dewrinkling clothes. Ideal for loads left in dryer for an extended time.

Provides 20 minutes of drying to assist with dewrinkling items that are dry or slightly damp. This cycle is not recommended for delicate fabrics.

Provides 10 minutes of warming time to warm up clothes.

Full Loads

(on some models)

Full Loads

(on some models)

Air Fluff/No Heat

Provides 10 minutes of tumbling time without heat.

Use to set your own dry time. Time Dry is also recommended for small loads. To use:

1. Turn dry cycle dial to Time Dry.

2. Increase the drying time by pressing the Add Time button.

Note: This button only increases the time. When max time is reached, pressing the button again will reset the counter to the lowest setting.

3. Select the Temp.

4. Close the door.

5. Press Start/Pause.

Press to add time to the Steam Dewrinkle,

Dewrinkle, Warm Up, Air Fluff or Time Dry cycles in 10 minute increments.

Control settings.

You can change the temperature of your dry

For regular to heavy cottons.

For synthetics, blends and items labeled Permanent Press.

For delicates, synthetics and items labeled Tumble Dry Low.

Extra Low For lingerie and special-care fabrics.

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.

Use for heavy or mixed type of fabrics.

Use for normal dryness level suitable for most loads. This is the preferred cycle for energy

Use for lighter fabric (ideal for ironing).

For leaving items partially damp.


Steam Refresh Cycle (on some models)

NOTE: Sensor dry Level only works with

Cottons, Normal, Perm Press, Delicates,

Quick Dry, Bulky, Towels/Sheets, Dewrinkle and Steam Dewrinkle cycles.

Press to start a dry cycle. If the dryer is running, press it once and it will pause the dryer. Press it again to resume the dry cycle.

For slightly wrinkled dry garments. Significantly reduces wrinkles on up to 5 garments. After the

Steam Refresh Cycle, the unit will beep and display

0:00. If the unit is not turned off or if the door is not opened, the dryer will continue to tumble for

30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes, it will display

0:00 and the cycle will be complete.

This option reduces certain types of bacteria by 99.8%, including: Staphylococcus aureus,

Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The anti-bacterial process occurs when high heat is used during a portion of the drying cycle.

Use to delay the start of your dryer.

1. Choose your dry cycle and any options.

2. Press Delay Dry. You can change the delay time in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours, using the

Delay Dry button.

3. Press the Start/Pause button to start the countdown.

NOTE: A single extremely light fabric item may need to have an additional item included to achieve optimum results.

NOTE: Do not use this cycle on delicate fabrics.

NOTE: If the door is opened while the dryer is in

Delay Dry, the countdown time will not restart unless the door is closed and Start/Pause button has been pressed again.

Damp Alert

This option causes the dryer to beep when clothes have dried to a damp level. Remove items that you wish to hang dry. The Damp Alert will only beep when this option is selected, and the dryer will continue to dry.

Ext Tumble/Wrinkle Care

Lock Control

Minimizes wrinkles by adding approximately 60 minutes of no-heat tumbling after clothes are dry. The beeper will sound every five minutes as a reminder to remove the clothes.

Alerts you that the cycle is complete. The beeper will continue to sound every minute for the next 5 minutes, until the clothes have been removed. The clothes should be removed when the beeper goes off so wrinkles dont set in.

You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock or unlock the controls after you have started a

Children cannot accidentally start the dryer by touching buttons with this option selected.

To lock the dryer, press and hold the Lock

Control button for 3 seconds.

Clean Filter Message

This message represents only a reminder and does not always appear when the filter needs cleaning.

The filter should be cleaned after every drying cycle is complete.

Displays the approximate time remaining until the end of the cycle.

As the cycle begins, you will see an initial approximate total cycle time in the display.

Removing clothes and hanging them when they are damp can reduce the need to iron some items.

The estimated time remaining display will show


The extended tumble time does not get added to