Resetting a GE refrigerator may seem like a bit of challenge especially if you’ve never had to reset one before. However, in this article, we will show you how to reset a GE refrigerator in simple steps.
How to Reset a GE Refrigerator – Step by Step Procedure
Here’s how to reset your GE refrigerator step by step…
Step 1 — Adjust the refrigerator
To start the process of fixing your refrigerator, move it as far away from the wall as you can. This will give you full access to the refrigerator and also allow you to clean the area behind your refrigerator.
Step 2 — Unplug from the AC outlet
You know where the power cord of your refrigerator connects to the AC outlet on the wall. It must be very obvious since you’ve pulled the refrigerator farther away.
Unplug your GE refrigerator from the socket and let it stay like this for about a minute.
Step 3 — Plug it in
After leaving it for a short time, plug your refrigerator back into the wall outlet.
Wait and listen for it to start up.
Step 4 — Put off the shutoff switch
The shutoff switch is a small device located inside the freezer.
Open the freezer of your GE refrigerator to find this switch.
Turn it off and wait for about 30 seconds before turning it back on.
Step 5 — Reset
To complete the process, go to the icemaker in your GE refrigerator.
This shutoff feature is usually located at the top of the ice maker.
Push it up and down three times to reset the refrigerator.
Check out this video below to learn how to reset the display panel of a GE refrigerator:
How to Reset A GE Refrigerator — Profile Arctica
To reset a GE Profile Arctica, do the following…
Step 1 — Unplug the Refrigerator
Disconnect the GE Profile Arctica from the AC outlet and wait for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.
Step 2 — Replace fuse
If your refrigerator didn’t reset by unplugging and plugging, check and reset the circuit breaker. You can also replace the household fuse to reset the refrigerator.
Step 3 — Do a complete reset
The GE Profile Arctica has a self-diagnostic feature that can be utilized for a complete system reset.
To enter the self-diagnostic mode, press the temperature button on the control panel.
When both temperature displays become lit up, set the freezer and refrigerator to level ‘5′.
Then, use your fingers to press the four temperature setting buttons for 3 seconds.
Afterward, you’ll notice the number 0 flash in the electronic display. When this happens, press 1 and then 5 to completely reset your GE Profile Arctica Refrigerator.
Unplug the refrigerator for a few seconds and then plug it back.
Your refrigerator should reset and work normally.
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How to Reset a GE Refrigerator — Bottom Line
You may need to reset your GE refrigerator after repairs or when you’ve turned it off for a while. You can learn how to reset a GE refrigerator in a few minutes and never forget it again.
It involves flipping the power switch, shutoff switch, and shutoff arm.
If your GE refrigerator still refuses to come on after you reset it, then you may need to request the services of a certified GE technician to examine your refrigerator.
Just before you go, have you had the current water filter in your GE refrigerator for close to 6 months? Or have you noticed a change in the quality of ice or water that it dispenses? Then it’s about time you replaced that water filter.
Check out our post on How to Replace a GE Water Filter and where to get a replacement to get this done.
How To Reset A GE Refrigerator — Related FAQs
Do GE Refrigerators Have A Reset Button?
GE refrigerators do not have a reset button. Usually, resetting a GE refrigerator involves pressing a few buttons simultaneously or in a specific order, as detailed above.
It is also important to note that the resetting steps may differ across different GE refrigerator models. Hopefully, one of the methods we mentioned earlier in this article will get the job done for you.
You may also want to consider contacting customer service or a professional to get the job done if you run into a fix while trying to reset your GE refrigerator. This way, you can avoid pressing the wrong buttons and causing more issues to your fridge.
Can You Reset Your Refrigerator By Unplugging?
You can reset your refrigerator by unplugging. Unplugging your refrigerator from the power source can be useful to get your refrigerator to self-reset and get back to order when you’ve tried everything else, like pressing several buttons all day, with no results.
When unplugging, make sure to give enough time in between before plugging it back in, otherwise, the compressor may not start, due to build-up of pressure. Worse still, forcing the compression to work against the pressure can lead to overload and cause damage to it.
Not sure what to do with that time? Well, you could use that opportunity to carry out some cleaning on the refrigerator.
How Long Do I Unplug My Fridge To Reset It?
Unplug your fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes to reset it. Your fridge needs enough time after you unplug so that it can rebalance, correct, and reset itself.
Allowing enough time after you unplug your fridge also protects it from potential damage. If you plug it back in so soon after unplugging, there might be a delay before the compressor starts working again, as there is an accumulation of pressure already, which needs to dissipate.
If not, the compressor might overdraw on the current to counter the pressure, which might lead to damage.
How Do I Reset My GE Refrigerator After Power Outage?
To reset your GE refrigerator after a power outage, turn the power switch off and unplug the refrigerator for some minutes. This prevents damage, in case of a voltage spike when power is suddenly restored.
If after plugging it and turning it on your refrigerator still isn’t working, check the circuit breaker to ensure it has not disengaged during the power outage. If it has, then turn it back to ON or CLOSED position.
Also, remember to press the ON button on the control panel and follow the rest of the guide above if your fridge requires you to do that.
If this still doesn’t work, check the cords and parts for signs of electrical damage. We recommend that you get professional guidance with this.
How Do You Reset Temperature On A GE French Door Refrigerator?
To reset the temperature on your GE French door fridge, tap on the pad on the temperature display to adjust and reset to fit your preference. If you want to reset the freezer, do the same thing just choose the pad for the freezer in this case.
Note that the temperature setting goes in one direction, so it will keep increasing till it reaches the highest limit and then restarts at the lowest.
If you are still not satisfied with the results, wait for 24 hours before you reset again, as it might take that long before temperature changes can fully reflect.
How Do You Fix A GE Refrigerator That Is Not Cooling?
To fix a GE refrigerator that is not cooling, do the following…
- Check if your GE refrigerator is actually plugged in and switched on.
- Ensure the temperature is properly set for cooling.
- Confirm that the gasket is OK and the door closes properly.
- Make sure the cooling vents are not blocked by food items. This prevents circulation.
- Check that the compressor, condenser coils, condenser fan, and evaporator fan are in good condition.
Important note: Consult a professional if you have difficulty troubleshooting and fixing the issue yourself and to avoid damaging your unit.
You can check out this informative video to learn more about how to fix your GE refrigerator if it is not cooling: