In this article, we discuss how to get a GE refrigerator out of demo mode. If your refrigerator is stuck in this mode, learn how to fix it.
How to Get a GE Refrigerator Out of Demo Mode
To get your GE refrigerator out of demo mode, take the following steps, according to the model you own.
Bottom Freezer Models
Press the Precise Fill and Control Lock button and hold them for about 3 seconds. This will get it out of demo mode.
If your model does not have these buttons, then press the crushed ice, freezer, and refrigerator buttons. Hold all three buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds.
Now, if your model still has none of these or they don’t apply, find the freezer and fresh food buttons.
Press the Freezer Up button and the Fresh Food Up button at the same time. Hold them for about 3 seconds to get the unit out of the mode. After this, you can unplug the unit and plug it back in.
Some models have buttons on the inside of the unit. So if your model doesn’t have any of these buttons on the door, look inside it for the Freezer and Refrigerator buttons.
Press both buttons on the inside of the refrigerator and hold them for about 3 seconds. This should deactivate or get the unit out of demo mode.
For bottom freezer models with no dispenser, you don’t usually find a demo mode for them. However, you may have to turn the compressor off if you want to get them working again.
To do this, turn the temperature control dial down to 0. You can also opt to press the Freezer Warmer and Refrigerator Warmer buttons at the same time until you see 0 on the display to achieve the same result.
Another option is to turn the freezer and fresh food temperature settings to their warmest settings to turn off the compressor.
If the model has no dispenser, press the Freezer and Ice Off buttons at the same time. Hold them for about 3 seconds to deactivate or get the unit out of the mode.
And if the model has water and ice dispensers, press the Adjust Freezer and Energy Saver buttons at the same time. Hold them for about 3 seconds.
For a GE Profile bottom freezer model with water and ice dispensers, and LCD media center, go to Settings on the unit’s home screen and select it.
When it opens, tap the blank part you see on both sides of the column that appears. Tap it 7 times in quick succession.
Doing this will cause the Demo screen to appear so you can deactivate it. Once you get there, you will see an option to ‘Deactivate Demo Mode’. Select it.
But for a GE Profile bottom freezer with ice and water dispensers but without the LCD media center, simply turn the main switch of the refrigerator off. Wait about a minute before you turn it back on.
Note: Simply unplugging the refrigerator and plugging it back in does not get it out of demo mode. You must find the button combination to do this before unplugging it.
Top Freezer Models
This type of GE refrigerator, whether GE or GE Profile, does not have a demo mode. But you may have to turn off the compressor to get the unit working again.
To do this, press the Freezer Warmer and Fresh Food Warmer buttons until the compressor goes off.
Another option is to turn the temperature dials for both compartments to 0. And yet another option is to turn the temperature dial to 0 if both compartments have one dial.
For large built-in side-by-side models, power the refrigerator down from the main switch. Wait about a minute before powering it up again. The same applies to other types.
However, the difference lies in how to get them into the demo mode.
For a side-by-side with an LCD screen, press the Help and Home buttons. Hold them for about 3 seconds to deactivate or get the unit out of demo mode. You will find the buttons on the screen.
How to Put a GE Refrigerator into Demo Mode
To put a GE refrigerator into demo mode, you need to consider the model you own.
Bottom Freezer Models
Press the Precise Fill button and the Control button at the same time. Hold them for about 3 seconds to get the refrigerator into demo mode.
If you don’t find these buttons on your refrigerator, try the combination of crushed ice, freezer, and refrigerator buttons. Hold them all at the same time for about 3 seconds.
But if these buttons still don’t apply, use the Freezer Up and Refrigerator Up buttons. Hold them at the same for about 3 seconds.
If your model has internal temperature controls, find the Freezer button and the Refrigerator button. Hold them both for about 3 seconds.
Bottom freezer models that have no dispenser don’t have a demo mode. You will have to turn off the compressor to get such a model up and running again.
Older Bottom-freezer Models
If the model has no dispenser, just press the Freezer button and Ice Off button. Hold them for about 3 seconds at the same time.
If it is a GE or Ge Profile model with water and ice dispensers, simply press the Adjust Freezer and Energy Saver buttons at the same time.
However, if it is a GE Profile with an LCD media center, tap Settings on the home screen. Once you get into Settings, you will see a blank area on both sides of the column of text on the screen.
Tap on either of these blank areas 7 times consecutively. Doing this takes you to the screen for Demo mode so you can activate it.
If the Profile model does not have the LCD media center but comes with water and ice dispensers, press the Fresh Food Warmer and Freezer Colder buttons. Hold them both for about 3 seconds.
Top Freezer Models
These don’t have a demo mode so you can’t get them into the mode.
For side-by-side models with LCD screens, press the Help button and the Home button on the screen. Pressing and holding them at the same time gets the refrigerator into demo mode.
For those without the screen, press the Fresh Food Warmer and Freezer Colder buttons at the same time. Hold them for about 3 seconds.
And for large built-in models, press all 4 buttons that control the temperature in both compartments. Hold them until 0 flashes both in the freezer display and refrigerator display.
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What Is Sabbath Mode on a GE Fridge?
The Sabbath mode on a GE fridge is a way to help users who observe Jewish religious rules to keep the rules. Under the Jewish laws, you cannot perform any duty or do any work on the Sabbath day.
So GE has put Sabbath Mode features tailored to fit these laws. This way, such users can still use a refrigerator without having to do any work that will break their laws. The same applies to other GE appliances apart from the refrigerator.
How to Activate the Sabbath Mode
Consult the instructions or user manual for steps to activate the Sabbath mode. However, this mode will cause the refrigerator to enter a defrost cycle that is timed. It will also turn the control panel, dispenser, and ice maker off.
If you would like your refrigerator to automatically go into the Sabbath mode and exit it, consider buying the device called the Shabbos Keeper.
It works with all the refrigerator models that come with the Sabbath Mode feature. You don’t have to do anything manually once you activate it.
If you are looking for how to get a GE refrigerator out of demo mode, consider the model first. Then, consult the user manual or follow the instructions listed in this article.
However, if you are not sure of the steps, contact GE to let them know your refrigerator is in demo mode. They will be able to assist you.
As an alternative, chat with any of our appliance technicians using the chatbox to your right. You don’t an appointment before getting assistance from them.