GE Refrigerator Error [How to Fix]

Looking for ways to fix GE refrigerator error codes? Read our article to learn how to fix them.

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GE Refrigerator Error Codes – What to Do

The following are the most common error codes and what they mean in a GE refrigerator:

1. PF

This means there is a power failure. So the refrigerator is alerting you that the power supply to the refrigerator is interrupted. Check the dedicated wall outlet to which the refrigerator is connected to see if it is still working. Then, check the power cord of the refrigerator.

2. dE

This code indicates that the refrigerator has not gone through its defrost cycle in more than 48 hours. Unplug the refrigerator and reconnect wires that are loose if there are any. If the wire harness is bad, replace it. Then, check the defrost heater with a multimeter for continuity and defrost timer to see if it is stuck. Replace any component that is faulty.

3. FF

The error code means the temperature in the freezer is too high and is still rising. Frozen food could be thawing. So check the door to be sure it is properly closed. Also, check the gasket to see if it is sealing as it should. Change it if it is necessary. Keep from opening the freezer door too much so that the internal temperature can drop. Remove the error code by pressing the system check key.

4. CC

It means the temperature set for the freezer is not correct so check the controls. The freezer is growing warm so adjust the controls to the right point. Check your refrigerator manual to know where the freezer temperature control should be set.

Also, check the gasket of the door to be sure it is not torn or weak. Ensure you close the door of the freezer properly and keep from opening it frequently. Now, press the system check key to clear the code. But replace the gasket if it is weak.

5. CI

This means the ice maker could be operating improperly. Check the ice mold to see if there are ice cubes jammed in it and clear them. If the ice mold is not filling with water, then turn the water supply to the ice maker back on. Turn the ice off if you turned the water off. Then, press the system check key in order to clear the code. But if it appears again, change the ice maker assembly.

6. DF

The defrost circuit has not received a good flow of current in 48 hours. Test the defrost components – heater, timer and thermostat – to see if they are functioning. If any of them is failing, replace them so that the refrigerator can defrost when it should.

7. E2

This error code indicates that the main control board has an error. You will have to call a repair technician to help you verify this and possibly, change the board.

8. HRS

When you see this error code, you know that the refrigerator is stuck in the defrost mode. So, check the wire harnesses of the defrost components and the main control board. Change the wire harnesses if they are not functioning well. Replace the main control board if it is defective.

You can reset the error codes on a GE refrigerator by pressing the system check key. But if any of the codes reappears, then you know that there is a defective part in the refrigerator. Fix it as soon as possible to keep the refrigerator in top shape.

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GE Refrigerator Error Code 88 or 89 – What It Means

When there is an 88 or 89 error code, it means the electronic control board could have burnt due to a power surge. To be sure, unplug the refrigerator and leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes. Plug it in again to see if it is working properly. If not, then the board is bad and needs to be replaced.

GE Refrigerator Error Code SA 66 – What It Means

This code is not an error code but means that the refrigerator is in Sabbath mode. Simply press the lock and light keys and hold for about 3 seconds to exit the mode. For some models, you will have to press the alarm and light keys and hold them for about 3 seconds.

A lot of new generation refrigerators come with this mode and works for holidays, especially religious ones. The mode turns the advanced features of the unit off when you are not around.

Quick Note

Don’t try to fix the refrigerator yourself if it is too complex. You could end up compounding the problem. Let a qualified technician diagnose the fault and fix it.

GE Refrigerator Error – Related FAQs

GE Refrigerator Error Code 0000

This code could mean that the motherboard or main control board is bad and needs to be replaced. However, contact GE service center or a qualified technician to take a look at it and verify if that is the problem.

GE Refrigerator Error Code EF – What It Means

The code is probably tF, which means Turbo Freeze. The code is easy to be mistaken for EF because the ‘t’ looks like an upside-down ‘f’ and actually looks like an incomplete ‘E’. If it is Turbo Freeze, then it is not an error code.

GE Refrigerator Error Code Lc Er – What It Means and How to Fix

If you see this error code, it means that there is an error in communication between the main control board and the integrated circuit chips. The communication has been off for over 20 seconds so the unit is alerting you. However, the only fix is to replace the main control board with a new one.

GE Refrigerator Error Code EC – What It Means

There is actually no EC error code. What could look like EC is tC, which is not an error code because it means Turbo Cool. The ‘t’ looks like an upside-down ‘f’ and this could look like an incomplete ‘E’.

GE Refrigerator Error Code tC – What It Means

tC is not an error code. It is a code that stands for Turbo Cool. This setting is used when there is a need to cool the refrigerator really fast. It greatly improves the cooling ability of the unit, especially after the door has been opened too long and too often or when there is hot food in it.

GE Refrigerator Water Filter Error – What to Do

If you see a water filter error status message on your GE refrigerator display, it means the water filter is due for a change. Buy another water filter and replace the old one with it. Reset the indicator by pressing the ice and water button on the control panel for about 3 seconds.

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