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Installation And Sa t I Full Size Tumble Action Washer Before beginning instaliation _ carefully read these instructions . This will simplify the installation and ensure the washer is installed correctly and safely . Leave these instructions near the washer after installation for future reference . NOTE : The electrical service to the washer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Electrical Code , ANSI / NFPA 70 . Contents For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the SUBJECT PAGE risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property Product Registration 2 Important Safety { nstructions 2 - 3 damage , personal injury or loss of life . Pre - lnstallation Requirements 4 Electrical Requirements 4 Do not store or use gasoline or other Grounding Requirements 4 fiammaMe vapors and liquid in the vicinity of Water Supply Requirements 4 this or any other appliance . Drain Requirements 4 Rough - In Dimensions 5 Location Of Your Washer 6 - WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS Unpacking 6 - Do not try to light any appliance . Installation 7 - 8 . Do not touch any electrical switch ; do not Replacement Parts 8 use any phone in your building . • Clear the room , building or area of all occupants . . Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone . Follow the gas suppliers instructions . www . GEAppliances . com • If you cannot reach your gas supplier , call the fire department . installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer , service agency or the gas supplier . _ . = Pub # 3t - 15485 P / N 134037500 ( 0101 ) = dnted in U . S . A .
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Important Safety Instructions Read all instructions before using this washer . Your washer is equipped with a door safety interlock . Verify proper operation of interlock system dally , using the following procedure : 1 . With the washer door open , insert the required number of coins ( or the appropriate card , on machines equipped with a card - start system ) and press the STARTbutton . THE WASHER MUST NOT START ! 2 . Close the washer door . Pressthe STARTbutton again to start the machine . Attempt to open the door , without exerting excessive force , THE DOOR MUST NOT OPEN ! IF THE WASHER STARTS WITH THE DOOR OPEN , OR THE DOOR CAN BE OPENED WHILE THE WASHER IS OPERAIlNG , THE MAC HINE MUSf IMMEDIATELY BETAKEN OUT OFSERVICE . DISCONNECTTHE POWERCORD , AND MARK THE MACHINE " OUT OF ORDER " , UNTtLTHE INTERLOCKSYSTEMISREPAIRED , AND OPERATESAS DESCRIBEDABOVE . If you have questions regarding operation of this machine , or proper testing of the door interlock system , contact GE Service at 1 - 800 - GE CARESor www . GEAppliances . com . To reduce the riskof fire , electrical shock , or injury to persons when using this washer , comply with th . e basic warnings listed below . Failure to comply with these warnings could resutt in serious personal injuries . Prevent Fire Do not wash items that have been previousJycleaned in , soaked in , or spotted with gasoline , cleaning solvents , kerosene , cooking oiJs , waxes , etc . Do not store these items on or near the washer . These substances give off vapors or chemical reactions that could ignite or explode . Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer . These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials . Do not add gasoline , cleaning solvents , or other fiammabIe or explosive substances to the wash water . These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode . Under certain conditions , hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not bee _ qused for 2 weeks or more . HYDROGEN GAS iS [ : XPLOStVE . If the hot wate _ system has not been used for such a period , before using the washer , turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes . Thiswill release any accumulated hydrogen gas . Hydrogen gas is flammable ; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time . Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire , explosion , serious bodily injury and / or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the washer . Protect Children Do not allow children to play on or in the washer . Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children . As children grow , teach them the proper , safe use of all appliances . Destroy the carton , plastic bag and other packing materials after the washer is unpacked . Children might use them for play . Cartons covered with rugs , bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers . Keep laundry products out of children's reach . To prevent personal FOR YOUR SAFETY J injury , observe all warnings on product labels . Do not store or use gasoline / _ Before the washer is removed from service or discarded , remove the or other flammable vapors or ! washer lid to prevent accidental entrapment . liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance . j _ Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries . 2 Printed in U . S . A .
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Instructions ( continued ) important Safety Prevent Injury Test door interlock system daily . Follow instructions on previous Avoid fire hazard or page . electrical shock . Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation , electrical power cord . Failure to the washer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service follow this warning can cause person in accordance with local codes . Refer to INSTALLATIONAND SAFETY serious injury , fire or death . INSTRUCTIONSfor detailed grounding procedures , if the washer is moved to a new location , have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person . Grounding etype To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer , the wall receptacl electrical power cord of the washer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3 prong outlet . The thffd grounding prong must never be removed . Never ground the washer to a gas pipe . Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug . _ Fol , _ wpackage directions when us ng laundry prodt cts . Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas - - resulting insedous injury or death . Do not combine laundry products for use in 1load unlessspecified on the Power suppty label . cord with 3 - prong grounding plug Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar . CORRECT Use this way ONLY To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer : All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this INSTALLATION AND SAFETY Do not use or mix INSTRUCTIONS manual . Use only authorized factory parts , liquid chlorine bleach with other Do not tamper with controls . household chemicals such as toilet Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to 1 : heweather . cleaners , rust removers ° acid or products containing ammonia . These mixtures can produce - l * k To reduce the risk of e _ ectnc shoc , disconnect this aopliance dangerous fumes which can cause from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance . Turning the controls to the OFFposition does not disconnect this appliance from the power iserious injury or death supply . p - To prevent injury , do not reach into the washer while parts are moving . Before loading , unloading or adding items , push in the cycle selector knob and allow the tub to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside . [ ] Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries . [ ] Thiswasher isequipped with an electrical overload protector . The motor will stop if it becomes overheated . The washer will automatically restart after acool down period of up to 30 minutes , if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time . Note : The instructions appearing in this INSTALLATION AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSmanual are not meant As an ENERGY STAR ¢ Partner , to cover every possible condition and GE has determined that this product situation that may occur . Common meets the ENERGY STAR ® sense and caution must be practiced guidelines for energy efficiency . when installing , operating and maintaining any appiiance .
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receptacle is present , it is the owner's PRE - INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS responsibility to have a licensed electrician replace it with a properly grounded three prong Tools Required for Installation : grounding type receptacle . 1 . 1 / 4 in . nut driver 2 . 3 / 8 in . socket with ratchet . WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS 3 . 3 / 8 in . open end wrench . 4 . 7 / 16 in . socket with ratchet . Hot and cold water faucets MUST be installed within 5 . 9 / 16 in . open end wrench . 42 inches ( 107 cm ) of your washer's water inlet . The 6 . Channel - lock adjustable pliers . faucets MUST be 3 / 4 inch ( 1.9 cm ) garden hose type 7 . Carpenter's level . so inlet hoses can be connected . Water pressure MUST be between 10 and 120 pounds per square inch ( maximum unbalance pressure , hot vs . cold , ! 0 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS psi . ) Your water department can advise you of your CIRCUIT - individual , properly polarized and grounded water pressure . The hot water temperature should 15 amp . branch circuit fused with 15 amp . time delay be about 140 degrees F ( 60 degrees C ) . fuse or circuit breaker . DRAIN REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY - 2 wire , with ground , 120 volt , single phase , 60 Hz , Alternating Current . Models equipped with drain pump : OUTLET RECEPTACLE - Properly grounded 3 - prong 1 _ Drain MUST be capable of eliminating 17 ga _ s receptacle to be located so the power supply cord is ( 64.3 L ) per minute . accessible when the washer is in an installed position . 2 . A standpipe diameter of t - t / 4 in . ( 3.18 cm ) minimum . 3 . The standpipe height above the floor should be : Minimum height : 24 in . ( 61 cm ) Maximum height : 96 in . ( 244 cm ) 96 in . ( 244 cm ) Max . GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS tmproper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock . 24 in . Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt ( 61 cm ) Min . as to whether the appliance is properly grounded . The washer MUST be grounded , in the event of BACK malfunction or breakdown , grounding wilt reduce the risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current . NOTE : Drain hose attached to the washer can reach a 2 _ Since your washer is equipped with a power 58 in . ( 147 cm ) high standpipe . For higher supply cord having an equipment - grounding standpipe use hose PiN 131461201 , available conductor and a grounding plug , the plug MUST from an authorized parts distributor . If drain is be plugged into an appropriate , copper wired less than 24 in . ( 61 cm ) , install a siphon break receptacle that is properly installed and grounded kit , available at your local hardware store . in accordance with all local codes and ordinances or in the absence of local codes , with the National Models equipped with gravity drain : Electrical Codes , ANSIiNFPA 70 ( latest edition ) . 1 . Floor drain MUST be capable of eliminating 17 If in doubt , call a licensed electrician . DO NOT gals ( 64.3 L ) per minute . cut off or alter the grounding prong on the power 2 . Floor drain diameter must be at least 1 / 2 inch supply cord . In situations where a two - slot larger than drain hose .
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ROUGH - IN DIMENSIONS ( 3.8t ) i L Power \ Cord 331 / 2 ( 85 ) i SIDE Adjustable Legs inch ( cm ) I 36 ( 91.5 ) Under Counter 34 % ( 87.9 ) Roller Wheels _
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LOCATION OF YOUR WASHER 7 . Remove the service panel from the front of the DO NOT INSTALL YOUR WASHER : washer . 1 . In an area exposed to dripping water or outside 8 . Remove the 4 nuts and 6 large washers that attach weather conditions . The ambient temperature the 2 yellow shipping braces to the drum and the should never be below 60 degrees F ( 15.6 degrees base . Lift up on the drum and remove the braces ( a C ) for proper washer operation . yellow ribbon surrounds the items to be removed ) . 2 . In an area where it will come in contact with These braces must be removed to allow the power curtains or drapes . supply cord to be released from the shipping ring . 3 . tn an area ( garage or garage - type building ) where g . Remove the large styrofoam block located under gasoline of other flammables are kept or stored the drum . Lift up on the drum , tilt the base of the ( includingautomobiles ) . foam block inwardstoward the rear of the washer 4 . On carpet . Floor MUST be soJid with a maximum slope of 1 / 2 in . per foot ( 1.27 cm per 30.5 cm ) . To until free , then pull it out . ensure vibration or movement does not occur , 10 . Remove and discard the yellow ribbon and label reinforcement of the floor may be necessary . from the front of the washer . iMPORTANT M _ NIMUM iNSTALLATiON CLEARANCES When installedin alcove : Sides , Rear , Top = 0 in ( 0 cm ) . When installed incloset : Sides , Rear , Top = 0 in ( 0 cm ) , Front = 1 in ( 2.54 cm ) . CJoset door ventiJation openings required : 2 louvers each 60 in _ ( 387 cm2 ) - 3 in ( 7.6 cm } from top and bottom of door . UNPACKING 1 . Cut the shipping carton along the dotted line along \ the base of the unit . 2 . While in the carton carefully lay the washer on its back side . ® o 3 . Remove the styrofoam base . 4 . Carefully return the washer to an upright position and remove the carton . 5 . Carefully move the washer to within 4 feet ( t22cm ) of the final location . 6 . Remove the following from the back side of the @ - ® washer : 4 bolts , 4 yetlow p { astic spacers , 3 metal " P " clamps . 11 . From the rear of the washer , carefully pull out the power supply cord through the hole in the backsheet . 12 . Replace the service panel and screws . NOTE : ff the washer is to be transported at a later date , the shipping support hardware must be reinstalled to prevent shipping damage . @ BOLT SPACER @ - _ " P " CLAMP
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INSTALLATION , Run some water from the hot NOTE : If the drain hose is placed in a standpipe and cold faucets to flush the without forming a U shape , a siphoning action water lines and remove could occur . There must be an air gap around particles that might clog up the drain hose . A snug hose fit can also cause the water valve screens . a siphoning action . , Remove the inlet hoses and 6 . Place the formed end of the drain hose in a laundry rubber washers from the tub or a standpipe and secure with the cable tie provided in the enclosure package . plastic bag and install the rubber washers in each end 7 . Carefully move the washer to its final location . Rollers of the inlet hoses . on the rear of the washer allow for easy movement . Gently lift up on the front of the washer and slide back . ( 90 ° elbow end ) Carefully connect the inlet hose NOTE : Lifting up more than 1 / 8 " wil ! engage the rear marked " HOT " to the outside legs . Do not use the dispenser drawer or door " H " outlet of the water valve . to lift washer . Tighten by hand , then tighten 8 . With the washer in its final position , ptace a level on another2 / 3 turn with pliers . top of the washer . Adjust the front leveling legs up Carefully connect the other inlet hose to the or down to ensure the washer is resting solid . Turn inside " C " outlet of the water valve . Tighten by the lock nuts on each _ eg up towards the base of hand , then tighten another 2 / 3 turn with pliers . the washer and snug with a wrench . Do not crossthread or over - tighten these connections . NOTE : Keep the leg extension at a minimum to prevent excessive vibration . The farther out the legs 4 - . Connect the inlet hose ends are extended the more the washer wil ! vibrate . to the HOT and COLD water faucets tightly by hand , then The washer is designed to operate resting on its rear tighten another 2 / 3 turn with rollers . If the floor is not level or is damaged , the rear pliers . Turn the water on and leveling legs may have to be extended . Rear leg check for leaks , adjustments are also accessible through the front service panel . , Form a U shape on the end of the drain hose , with the hose pointed toward the drain _ eCable Ti Cable Tie \ \
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REPLACEMENT PARTS NOTE : The drain pipe into whichthe drain hose If replacements parts are needed for your washer , contact is placed , MUST be at least 1 / 2 inch the source where you purchased your washer or call 1 - 800 - GE CARES for the GE Authorized Parts Distributor larger in diameter than the drain hose . This will insure that the sewer line nearest you . cannot back up into the washing machine . Destroy the carton and plastic bags after the washer is unpacked . Children might use them for play . 9 . Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet . Cartons covered with rugs _ bedspreads , or plastic sheets NOTE : Check to ensure the power is off at can become airtight chambers causing suffocation . Place the circuit breaker / fuse box before all materials in a garbage container or make materials plugging the power cord into an outlet . inaccessible to children . ! 0 _ Turn on the power at the circuit breaker / fuse box . _ The instructions in this manual and all other literature included with this washer are not meant 11 . Be sure you have read the " important Safety to cover every possible condition and situation that may Instructions " on pages 2 - 3 before operating occur . Good safe practice and caution MUST be appmied this washer . when installing , operating and maintaining any appliance . 12 , Run the washer through a complete cycle . Check for water leaks and proper operation . 13 . Keep these instructions for future reference . NOTE : Awiring diagram is located inside the washer on the service panel . Maximum benefits and enjoyment are achieved when all the Safety ' and Operating instructions are understood and practiced as a routine with your laundering tasks . Any questions or comments about the product ? Gotow . G EAppliances . com
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