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gO . COrn Safety Instruc _ tions . . . . . . . . . . . 2 , 3 Operating Instruotions aHw3ou About the Controls AHH401 _ * on the Dehumidifier . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Automatic Deflost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Choosing a Location . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How the Dehumidifier Operates . . . 5 Installing the _ v \ ater Bucket . . . . . . . 6 Removing Collected _ Aater . . . . . . 6 V \ ater Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Care and Cleaning Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cleaning the Coil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Grille and Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 * Aater Bucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . 8 Consumer Support Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 * ENERGY STAR ( ' _ labeled product ENERGYSTAR As an ENERGY STAR _ partner , GE has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR _ guidelines fin " energy efticiency . Write the model and serial numbers here : Model # Serial # You can find them on a label on the back of the dehumidifier behind the bucket . 3828A20315T 49 - 7532 11 - 05JR
iMPORTANTSAFETYiNFORMATiON . READALLiNSTRUCTiONBSEFOREUSING . WARNING ! For your safetg the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire , electric shock or personal injurg SAFETYPRECAUTIONS When using this dehumidifier , always follow basic safe _ precautions , including the following : [ ] Use this appliance only fbr its intended [ ] Turn the dehumidifier OFFand unplug it purpose as described in this Owner's before making any ' repairs or cleaning . Manual . [ ] GE does not support any servicing of [ ] Th [ _ dehumidifier mttst be properly the dehumidifier . _ Â¢ \ % strongly recommend irLstalled and grounded as described that you do not at / erupt to seiMce the in this manual before it is ttsed . dehumidifier yourself . [ ] [ ] Never operate tlfis dehumidifier in an area For your safety , do not store or use that is likely to accumulate standing water . combustible materials , gasoline or other If this condition de _ lops , for your safety flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity disconnect the power supply ' before of this or any other appliance . stopping into the wamr . [ ] All dehumidifiers con rain refrigerants , [ ] which under federal law must be removed Never unplug y'our dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord . Always grip plug firmly prior to product disposal . If you are g > tting and pull straight out flom the receptacle . rid of an old product with refl _ igerants , check with the company handling disposal [ ] Replace immediately all electric service about what to do . cords that have become flaved or otherwise damaged . A damaged power supply cord nmst be replaced with a new power supply cord obtained flom the manufi _ cturer and not repaired . Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either the plug or connector end . HOWTOCONNECETLECTRICITY Do not , under any circumstances , cut or remove _ ] lere a 2 - piong wall outlet is encounmred , the third ( ground ) prong from the power cord . it is your personal responsibility and obligation For personal safely , this appliance must be to have it replaced with a properly gTounded properly grounded . 3 - prong wall outlet . The power cord of this appliance is equipped The dehumidifier should always be with a 3 - prong ( grounding ) plug which mates plugged into its own individual electrical with a standard 3 - prong ( grounding ) wall outlet , which has a xoltag > rating matching outlet to minimize the possibility of electric the rating plato . shock hazard flom this appliance . This provides the best per % rmance and also Hme the wall outlet and circuit checked by a piexents oxerloading house wiring circuits , which could cause a fire hazard flom qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is oxerheated wires . properly grounded . 2
ge . com USEOFEXTENSIOCNORDS Because of potential safety hazards under However , if you must use an extension certain conditions , we strongly recommend cord , it is absolumly necessa _ T that it be against the use of an extension cord . a Ui , - lismd , 14 gauge , 3 - wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes ( minimum ) and 195 volts . USEOFADAPTEPRLUGS Because of potential safety hazards under When disconnecting the power cord fiom certain conditions , we strongly recommend the adapter , always hold the adaptor in place against the use of an adapter plug . with one hand while pulling the power cord plug with the other hand . If this is not done , However , if you must use an adapter , the adaptor ground mrmina ] is very likely to where local codes permit , a temporary break with repeated use . connection may be made to a properly If the adapter ground terminal 1 ) reaks , grounded 9 - i ) rong wall outlet 1 ) yuse of a Ui , - lismd adapter available at most DO NOT USE the dehumidifier until a proper local hardware stores . ground has been established . Attaching the adapter ground terminal to a waft The larger slot in the adapter must be aligned with the larger slot in the wall outlet cover screw does not ground the appliance unless the cover screw is metal , not insulated , and outlet to provide proper polarity in the the waft outlet is grounded through the house wiring . connection of the power cord . Youshould have the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded . READANDFOLLOWTHISSAFETYINFORMATIOCNAREFULLY . SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
About the controls on the dehumidifier . â€¢ High Bucket Full Fan Humidity Control CO onPtrOoWlsER Pad O FAN SPEEDPad Press to mrn the dehmnidifier on and off , Controls the tim speed , Press to set to HIGH or LOWfim speed . HUMIDITY CONTROLPads Set the tim control to HIGHfin " maMm um The lmmidi _ ' lexel can be set within a range moisture remowfl . When the hmniditv has of 35 % RH ( Relafixe Hmnidity ) to 70 % RH been reduced and quiet operation is ( Relatixe Hmnidit ) ) in 5 % increments , preferred , set the tim control to LOW , For drier ai _ , press the â€¢ pad and set to a lower percent xflue ( % ) . O HUMIDITY LEVELDISPLAY For damper ai _ ; press the â€¢ pad and set Displa ) s percent hmnidit ) lexel . Its accuracy is ( + / - 5 % ) . to a higher , I ) er . c . . e . nt xal ue ( % ) . When vou first use the dehumidifier ; set the hmniditv control to 45 % or 50 % . Mlow at O BUCKETFULLLED Indicates presence of bucket and its least 24 hem5 fin " the dehumidifier to fill lexel . achieve the humidity level . If you still have damper air than desired , set the humidity level to a lower setting . OtherFeatures BUCKETFULLLight PowerOutage Glows when the bucket is ready to be emptied , If a power outage occmTed or if the refit was or when the bucket is removed or not replaced tmI ) lugged , the refit will display its prior setting . in the proper position . Note : If ONis in the displa > the dehumidifier is operating confinuousl B but a specific hmnidity Auto Shut Off level is not set . You will need to reset the HgMIOID'CONrBOL t , , the desired level . The XAater I , e \ ' el Control Switch shuts off the dehumidifier when the bucket is fifll , or when Auto Restart the bucket is removed or not replaced in the proper position . Mso , when the bucket is out Once power is restored after a power outage , of position , the refit will beep 3 times . the refit automatically resumes operation alter a 2 minute delay : Auto Defrost X4 ] _ en frost builds up on the cooling coils , the compressor will cycle off ' tmtil the frost disappears . The tim continues to run . 4
Usingthe dehumidifier , ge . com When first using the dehumidifier , operate the unit continuously 24 hours . How the Dehumidifier Operates Condenser Moist , lmmid air is drawn over a cold refiigerated Humidib / sensor delmmidif ) ' ing coil . Moisture in the air condenses Humid air in E Â¢ . , . , . _ , / _ _ _ / . _ / vapioratoEr , . , . on this coil and drains into a bucket ( or through the bucket into a hose and drain ) . Dry , clean air is drawn through the condenser where it is heated and discharged out the ti'ont grille into the room . It is normal for the surrounding air to become slightly warmer as the dehumidifier operates . " S " ( Y " " " This wamm % eftect fm'ther reduces the relatixe humidi _ of the SmTom _ ding ai _ : Dry air out Gardenhoseconnector Bucket Compressor Choosing a Location YES NO A dehmnidifier oi ) erating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying an a ( ! jacent enclosed storage area , such as a closet , tmless there is adequate ciretflafion of air in and out of the area . â€¢ Place the dehumidifier on a smooth , level floor strong enough to support the unit with a full bucket of water . 12 18 " rain . â€¢ Allowatleast 12 - 18inches of airspace on allsides of the unit for goodair circulation . â€¢ Place the dehumidifierin anarea where the temperaturewill not fall below 65 Â° F ( 18 Â° C ) . Thecoils can becomecoveredwith frost at temperatures below 65 Â° F , which mayreduce performance . â€¢ Usethe dehumidifierin cooking , laundrg , bathing and dishwashingareas that have excessive NOTE " Thedehumidifierhas rollers to aid placement , moisture . / VOTEP : lacethe dehumidifieraway but it shouldonly be rolled onsmooth , flat surfaces . from the clothes dryer . Do not attemptto roll the dehumidifieron carpet or â€¢ Usethe dehumidifierto prevent moisturedamage over objects . anywherebooks or valuablesare stored . â€¢ Usethe dehumidifierin a basementto help prevent moisture damage . â€¢ Thedehumidifiermust be operatedin an enclosed areato be most effective . â€¢ Closeall doors , windows andother outsideopenings to the room . Automatic Defrost When the dehmnidifier control senses fl'ost " X4hen the coil is defl'osted , the compressor will buildtq _ on the ewq _ orator coil , it will automatically automaficall ) restrict and dehmnidif } ' ing will resume . shut off the compressor The tim will continue to rtm to draw air across the coil and melt the fl'ost .
Usingthe dehumidifier . Always make sure the water bucket is locked into place on the dehumidifier . Removing Collected Water There are 3 ways to remove collected water ' . Use a floor drain . The unit can also be placed [ ] [ ] Use the bucket . _ q _ en the bucket is remoxed , oxer a floor drain . Using a ddll , make a hole the unit will shut off . Erupt ) and replace the at the end of the nozzle located on the lower bucket . left side of the bucket . Drill Use a hose . Water can be automatically [ ] emptied into a floor drain by attaching a water hose ( not included ) to the bucket hose nozzle . Using a ( lcill , make a hole at the end of the nozzle located on the lower lett side ot the bucket . Attach a water hose to the bucket NOTE . T " henozzlecannot befixed after puncture . Use nozzle . Fasten bv hand only . an ordinary gardenhose cap ( notincluded ) to reclose Drill hole : Attach hose : if necessan / NOTE : Avoid using mechanicaltools to tightenthe Nozzle water hoseto the bucket nozzle . Thismay damagethe threadsonthe nozzle . Hose NN _ Installing the Water Bucket IJfl the bucket and hook the slots on each side Make sure the bucket is locked securely in place onto the posts on the back of the dehumidifie _ ; by pressing down on the ul ) per back edge of the The bucket should lock securely in place . bucket . It will be firefly seated when properly installed . _ \ Post Water Level The dehumidifier will mrn off automatically when the bucket is flfll , or when the bucket is removed or not replaced in the proper position . The bucket must be replaced in the proper position for the dehumidifier to work . The light will be on and the dehumidifier will not run if the bucket is not in the proper position .
Careand cleaning of the dehumidifier , ge . com Turn the dehumidifier off and remove the plug from the wall outlet before cleaning . Grille and Case Toclean the case : To clean the front grille : Use a w _ cuum attachment or brush . Use water and a mild detergent . Do not use bleach or abrasives . If cabinet paint chips , you can touch it up with a good grade enamel paint to prevent i _ ust . Air Filter The air filter is on the back of the dehumidifiex ; It should be checked and cleaned at least every 30 days or more often if necessary . NOTE : O0 NOT rinse or put the filter in an automatic , , 3 dishwasher . CAUTION : DO NOToperate the dehumidifier without the filter because dirt and lint will clog it and reduce performance . NOTE : Avoidusinga dishwasher to clean the filter . Toremove : Iqex the filter at the lower fight corner and slide the upper right side to the left . Release all of the tabs and _ emox'e the filte _ ; Wash it in warn / soap ) ' water Rinse and let the filter dry befiwe repladng it . Toreplace : Hold the filter with the middle tab at the top and place the bottom cff the filter in the filter hook . Slide the side filter tabs into the side slots and press the other three tabs into their slots . Cleaning the Coil _ Mter removing the air tilte _ ; clean the coil with a soft brush when the soil is soft and wet . NOTE : Do not allow water to enter the electrical / machinecompartmentthrough the circular openingbehind the coil . Donotspray thecoil with ahose . Water Bucket E \ ' et T few wee ] < % cinse the inside of the water bucket with a mild detergent to prevent gro \ _ h of mold , mildew and bacteria . NOTE : Avoid using a dishwasher to clean the water bucket . 7
Troubleshootingtips . . . Troubleshootingtips Save time and money ] Problem Possible Causes What ToDo Dehumidifier The dehmnidifier * Make sure the dehunfidifier's plug is pushed completely does not start is maplugged , into the outlet . The fuse is blown / circttit â€¢ Check the house fuse / circuit breaker box and replace breaker is tripped , the filse or reset the breaker ; Dehumidifier has reached its â€¢ The dehumidifier automatically turns off when this preset level or bucket is full . occm's . Empty the bucket and replace prol _ erly . Bucket is not in the â€¢ See the Installing the Water Bucket section . proper position , Dehumidifier does not Did not allow enough time â€¢ _ , _ ] _ en fix _ t installed , allow at least 24 houi _ to maintain dry the airas itshould to remove the moisture , the desired dryness . Airflow is restricted . â€¢ Make sure there are no curtains , blinds or flu'niture blocking the fl'ont or back of the dehumidifie _ : See the Choosinga Locationsection . The HmnidJty Control may â€¢ Press the Humidity Control â€¢ pad to lower the not be set low enough , h umidi _ ' setting . Doors and windows may not â€¢ Check that all ( loo _ , windows and other openings be closed tightly , are securely closed . Clothes dryer may be â€¢ Install the dehumidifier away fl'om the dryer : blowing moisture - laden The drxer should be xented to the outside . air into the room . Room temperature â€¢ Moisture removal is best at higher room temperatures . is too low . I , ower room temperatures will reduce the moisture remowfl rate . This trait is designed to be operated at temperatures above 65 Â° F ( l 8 Â° C ) . Dehumidifierruns Area to be dehumidified â€¢ ReiFr to the chart below to see if the capacity of yore " too much is too large , dehumidifier is adequate . Doors and windows m'e open . â€¢ Close all ( loo _ and windo _ vs to the outside . Frostappears on Dehumidifier has been recently â€¢ This is natural . Frost will usually disappear the coils turned on or room temperature within 60 minutes . See the Automatic Defrost section . is below 65 Â° F ( 18 Â° C ) . Fan noise Air is moving through â€¢ This is nomml . the dehumidifier . Water on floor Bucket drain hose â€¢ Check the hose if one is attached . connection may be loose . Water bucket is not â€¢ See the Installingthe WaterBucket section . all of the way h _ . What dehumidifier de you need ? Conditionwithoutdehumidification - - Area ( in square feet ) Duringwarm and humidoutdoorconditions 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 Moderately damp - - Space feels damp and has musty odor only in humid weathe _ AI _ Â¥ 30 AI _ Â¥ 30 AHW30 AHW30 AHH40 AHH40 Very damp - - Space always feels damp and has musty odo _ Damp spots show on walls or floo _ AHOY30 AHOY30 AHW30 AHH40 AHH40 AHH40 Wet - - Space feels and smells wet . Wails or floor sweat , or seepage is present . AHOY30 AHOY30 AHH40 AHH40 AHH40 AHGS0 Extremely wet - - Laundry drying , wet floor , high - load conditions AI _ Â¥ 30 AI _ Â¥ 30 AHH40 AHH40 AHGS0 AHGS0 Table indicates recommended GEdehumidifier models , based on the area of the space to be dehumidified and the conditions that would exist in that space when a dehumidifier is net in use . Dehumidification variables also include such other factors as climate , laundryequipment , number ef family members , number of doors and 8 windows and degree and intensity of area activity .
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GEDehumidifier - - One YearLimited Warranty . Proof of the original purchase date is needed to make a warranty claim . Staple your receipt here . For ThePeriod Of ' . We Will Replace : One } ' ear Replacement unR fi ) r auy product which fifils due to a ( leibct ill inatelJals or w _ ) rklnauship . Fromthe date of the The exchauge uuit is warrauted fi ) r the relnaiuder of your product's ofigiual oue - vear originalpurchase warrauty period , In Order to Make a Warranty Claim : â€¢ Properly pack your refit . We recommend ush _ g the â€¢ Include in the package a copy of the sales receipt or other original caxton and packing materials . evidence of date of original purchase . Also print your nmne and address and a description of the defect . 1 Return the product to the retail location where it was purchased . What Is Not Covered : â€¢ Customer instruction . This Owner's Mmmal provides â€¢ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers . information regaxdhlg operating hlslructions mid user controls . â€¢ Failure due to corrosion on models not â€¢ hnproper h _ staJlation , delivery or maintenance . If you corrosion - protected . have ml installation problem , or if the dehmnidJfier is â€¢ Dmnage to the product caused by improper power supply of hnproper dehmnidJfyhlg capacity , contact your dealer voltage , accident , fire , floods or acts of God . or hlstaller . You are responsible for providing adequate electrical , plumbh _ g mid other com _ ecthlg facilities . â€¢ Incidental or consequential dmnage caused by possible defects with this dehumidifier . â€¢ Failure of the product restflth _ g from modifications to the product or due to m _ reasonable use including failure to â€¢ Damage caused after delivery . provide reasonable mad necessary maJntenm _ ce . This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA . Some states do not aflow 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 state's Attorney General Exclusion of implied warranties : Except where prohibited or restricted by law , there are no warranties , whether express , oral or statutory which extend beyond the description on the face hereof , including specifically the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose . Warrantor : General Electric Company . Louisville , KY 40225 77
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