GE® 5.0 DOE cu. ft. capacity washer with stainless steel basket and steam GTWS8655DMC user manual

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This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill you or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION. These words are defined as:

Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.


To reduce the risk of death, fire, explosion, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:

? Read all instructions before using the appliance.

? DO NOT wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gasoline, drycleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

? DO NOT add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable 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 been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using a washing machine, turn on all hot-water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, DO NOT smoke or use an open flame during this time.

? DO NOT allow children to play on or in this appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when this appliance is used near children. Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door or lid. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or injury to persons.

? DO NOT reach into the appliance if the tub or agitator is moving to prevent accidental entanglement.

? DO NOT install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.

? DO NOT tamper with controls, repair or replace any part of this appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the user maintenance instructions or in published user repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

? Keep the area around your appliance clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.

? DO NOT operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts including a damaged cord or plug.

? Unplug the appliance or turn off the circuit breaker before servicing. Pressing the Power button DOES NOT disconnect power.

? See Electrical Requirements located in the Installation Instructions for grounding instructions.



This washer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used.

? Optional drain hose extension recommended for

? Ensure that the hot water hose is connected to the H discharging heights from 60 - 96.

(internal red screened) valve and the cold water hose is connected to the C (internal blue screened) valve.

? This washer does not include water supply hoses.

? Install or store where it will not be exposed to

GE strongly recommends the use of factory specified temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather, parts. A list of factory hoses available for purchase are which could cause permanent damage and invalidate the listed. These hoses are manufactured and tested to meet

GE specifications