GE dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for GE dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

GE DS series dryer troubleshooting

OPERATIONPossible CausesWhat To Do
Control pads not responding (on some models)Controls accidentally put in service mode• Press STOP.
Dryer doesn't startControl panel is “asleep” (on some models)• Tills is normal. Press START twice to choose the last cycle you used and to start the dryer.
Dryer is unplugged• Make sure die dryer plug Ls pushed completely into the oudeL
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check die building’s fiise/circuit breaker box and replace fiise or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check die building’s fiise/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset bodi breakers. Your dryer may nimble if only one fiise Ls blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are hilly open.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility' service is restored.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shalang/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Drying time will vary according to the type of heat used. If you recently changed from an electric to a gas (namral or LP) dryer, or vice versa, die drying rime could be different.
Type of load and diying conditions• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and die length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.
No numbers displayed during cycle, only lights (on some models)Dryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in die clothes• This is normal. When die dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, die dryer will display the dry ume remaining.
Est. Time Remaining jumped to a lower number (on some models)The estimated time may change when a smaller load than usual is diying• This is normal.
Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short timeThe door was opened mid-cycle. The load was then removed from die dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle• A dry cycle must be reselected each ume a new load Ls put in.
Small load• When drying only a few items, choose TIMED DRY.
Load was already- dry except for collars and waistbands• Choose TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In die futtire, when drving a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.
Dryer is not level• Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs as necessarv until even.
Control pads not responding (on some models)Controls accidentally put in service mode• Press STOP.
Dryer doesn't startControl panel is “asleep” (on some models)• Tills is normal. Press START twice to choose the last cycle you used and to start the dryer.
Dryer is unplugged• Make sure die dryer plug Ls pushed completely into the oudeL
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check die building’s fiise/circuit breaker box and replace fiise or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check die building’s fiise/circuit breaker box and replace both fuses or reset bodi breakers. Your dryer may nimble if only one fiise Ls blown or one breaker tripped.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are hilly open.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility' service is restored.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shalang/noise is normal.• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Drying time will vary according to the type of heat used. If you recently changed from an electric to a gas (namral or LP) dryer, or vice versa, die drying rime could be different.
Type of load and diying conditions• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and die length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.
No numbers displayed during cycle, only lights (on some models)Dryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in die clothes• This is normal. When die dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, die dryer will display the dry ume remaining.
Est. Time Remaining jumped to a lower number (on some models)The estimated time may change when a smaller load than usual is diying• This is normal.
Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short timeThe door was opened mid-cycle. The load was then removed from die dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle• A dry cycle must be reselected each ume a new load Ls put in.
Small load• When drying only a few items, choose TIMED DRY.
Load was already- dry except for collars and waistbands• Choose TIMED DRY to dry damp collars and waistbands. In die futtire, when drving a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.
Dryer is not level• Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs as necessarv until even.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• Try a fabric softener.
• Bounce* Fabric Conditioner Dryer Sheets have been approved for use in all GE Dryers when iLsed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY 01 DAMP.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Collars and waistbands still wet at end of cycleThe dryness monitor senses that the body of the clothes is dry• Choose TIMED DRY to drv damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose MORE DRY.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into loads to speed drying time. smaller
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every' load.
Improper or obstructed ducting• Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.
• Make sure ducting Is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Check die Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting Is correct.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only' one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.

GE GFDS series dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper or obstructed ducting• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct
• Make sure ducting is dean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
Improper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every load.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
The DRY dryness level was chosen but load is still dampLoad consists of a mixture of heavy and light fabrics• When combining heavy and light fabrics in a load, choose More Dry if you are using a sensor cycle.
Exhaust system is blocked• Inspect and clean exhaust system.
Control pads not respondingControls accidentally put in service mode• Press Power.
Controls accidentally put in lock mode• Hold the Lock button for 3 seconds to unlock the dryer.
Controls performed an incorrect operation• Reset the in-house breaker.
Dryer doesn't startControl panel is “asleep"• This is normal. Press Power to activate the control panel.
Dryer is unplugged• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check the building's fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Electric dryers use two fuses or breakers.
Dryer was accidentally paused when starting Delay Dry• If the light on the Delay Dry pad is flashing, the dryer is paused. Press Startto restart the countdown.
No numbers displayed during cycle, only lightsDryer is continuously monitoring the amount of moisture in the clothes• This is normal. When the dryer senses a low level of moisture in the load, the dryer will display the dry time remaining.
Time Remaining jumped to a lower numberThe estimated time may change when a smaller load than usual is drying• This is normal.
Cannot make a selection and the dryer beeps twiceThe DRYNESS Level, Temp or OPTION that you are trying to select is incompatible with the chosen dry cycle• This is normal.
Dryer is running but 0.-00 is displayed in Time RemainingThe Extended Tumble option was chosen• This is normal. During extended tumble, the time remaining is not displayed. The Extended Tumble option lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Clean Lint Filter (message)Power button was activated• Press Start to begin a dry cycle and the message will disappear.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat• 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.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models)• Refill or replace tank Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Drying time 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 different
Type of load and drying conditions• The load size, types of fabric, wetness of clothes and the length and condition of the exhaust system will affect drying times.
Glow at the rear of the drumHeaters behind the drum• This is normal. Under certain drying conditions and room ambient lighting, the glow of the heaters may be visible at the rear of the drum.
Clothes are still wet and dryer shut off after a short timeThe door was opened mid-cycle. The load was then removed from the dryer and a new load put in without selecting a new cycle• A dry cycle must be reselected each time a new load is put in.
Small load• When drying 3 items or less, choose Speed Dry or Time Dry.
Load was already dry except for collars and waistbands• Choose Speed Dry or Time Dry to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose More Dry.
Dryer is not level• Move dryer to an even floor space or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a Less Dry or Damp setting.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately, or use the Extended Tumble option.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer• To ovoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with clean ones• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely clean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Linton clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lint• See suggestions in this section under STATIC
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc., left in pockets• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• 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.
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to Less Dry or Damp.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Collars and waistbands still wet at end of cycleThe dryness monitor senses that the body of the clothes is dry• Choose Speed Dry or Time Dry to dry damp collars and waistbands. In the future, when drying a load with collars and waistbands, choose More Dry.
Slight variation in metallic colorThis is normal• Due to the metallic properties of paint used for this unique product slight variations of color may occur due to viewing angles and lighting conditions.
Door is too foggy to see clothes during a steam cycleSteam condenses on inner door• This is normal.
Water seen on inside of door and top of lint filter when opening door after steam cycleSteam condenses on these surfaces• This is normal.
Small areas on clothes are damp after steam cycleSteam condenses on inner drum• If using the Steam DeWrinkle cycle, manually reduce the cycle time.

GE DBLR series dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dryer doesn't startDryer is unplugged• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric dryers use 2 fuses/breakers.
Dryer doesn't heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped; the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check the house 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.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with clean ones• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely clean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Lint on clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers Hike chenille} from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lint• See suggestions in this section under STATIC.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• 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.
Overdrying• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust setting to LESS DRY or DAMP DRY
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas}, size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels}• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperty set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is full• Clean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ducting• Check installation instructions for proper ducting/venting.
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer venting is correct.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. Select a LESS DRY or DAMP DRY setting.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.

GE DDE series dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSE AND REMEDY
DRYER WONT START• Dryer unplugged. Make sure power cord is plugged in.
• No power to dryer. Check fuses and circuit breakers to make sure dryer is getting current. Most electric dryers use two.
• Controls improperly set. Make sure controls are set and START switch is pushed. Opening the door during operation stops the dryer. To re-start, close the door and push the START switch.
• Dryer door is open. Close door securely—dryer will not run with door open.
• Circuit is overloaded. Do not operate other appliances on the same electrical outlet or circuit while the dryer is operating.
CLOTHES TAKE TOO LONG TO DRY• Controls improperly set. Check all controls to make sure they are correctly set for the load you want to dry. See pages 5-7.
• Clogged lint filter. Remove and clean filter before every load. Periodically clean area under lint filter with vacuum cleaner. See page 13.
• Improper ducting. Make sure dryer is ducted in accordance with Installation Instructions.
• Obstruction in exhaust ducting. Make sure ducting is clean and free of obstruction; make sure damper in outside wall cap operates easily. If flexible ducting is used, be sure it is not kinked and is properly installed according to Installation Instructions.
• Blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Check household fuses or circuit breakers. Most electric dryers use two. It is possible for one to be blown or tripped and the dryer still tumble without heat.
• Improper sorting. Do not mix heavy, hard-to-dry items with lightweight articles.
• Large loads of moisture-holding fabrics, such as beach towels, take a long time to remove moisture.
• Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.
• Too few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two more similar articles, even if dry, to insure proper tumbling.
SHRINKAGE, GENERAL• Some fabrics will shrink whether machine washed and tumble dried or washed by hand and drip dried; others may be safely washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment Manufacturers’ Care Labels exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or tumble dry.
SHRINKAGE, KNITS• Relaxation shrinkage can occur in knit fabrics that have been improperly stretched and elongated by the manufacturer. When this occurs, garment may be pressed back into shape after each wash and dry cycle.
• Progressive or delayed shrinkage is caused when starch or sizing (in some fabrics) is gradually removed by laundering. May be noticed in older garments that have been laundered many times without previous shrinkage. Treat as for Relaxation Shrinkage above.
• Shrinkage caused by overheating occurs in certain knit fabrics that have been heat-shaped. When washing, drying or ironing temperatures exceed the temperatures used to shape set, shrinkage may occur. This cannot be corrected, but it can be prevented by washing in cold or warm water; drying on low heat.
WRINKLING IN PERMANENT PRESS AND “NO-IRON” ITEMS• Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Remove clothes promptly and hang them immediately.
• Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads.
• Too few items in dryer. If dry ing only one article, add two or more similar articles, even ifdry, to insure proper tumbling.
• Improper loads. Avoid laundering heavy Permanent Press items, such as work elothes, with lighter Permanent Press items, such as shirts or blouses. Do not wash or dry Permanent Press with regular laundry.
• Too many clothes in washer. Items must have room to move freely. Permanent Press loads should always be smaller than regular loads.. .no more than medium loads.
• Use of incorrect wash and dry cycles. Use Permanent Press Wash Cycle which provides a cool-down rinse to minimize wrinkling. Also, use Permanent Press Dry Cycle.
• Incorrect water level. Use large water level for medium load; medium level or half full for small load.
• Wishing repeatedly in too hot water. Wish in cool or warm water with plenty of detergent.
WRINKLING IN PERMANENT PRESS AND “NO-IRON" ITEMS (continued)• Accumulation of lime scale due to use of carbonate detergents. If you must use a non-phosphate detergent, avoid the use of a high-carbonate detergent.
• Failure to use fabric softener. Proper use of fabric softener will minimize wrinkling, lb remove wrinkles:
• Retumble on “Permanent Press” setting.
• Rerinse and dry on “Permanent Press” setting.
• If unsuccessful, retumble on normal temperature for 10-12 minutes and hang immediately.
• Iron carefully.
• Send to dry cleaners for pressing.
• Some wrinkles may remain which cannot be removed*
• NOTE: If you follow good laundry procedures and Permanent Press clothes still come out wrinkled, the finish may not be good quality. Also, in permanent press synthetic/cotton blends, the cotton portion of the fabric can eventually wear away leaving only the synthetic. Since it's the cotton portion which is treated for Permanent Press, a loss or decrease of Permanent Press performance will result.