GE refrigerators display some important error codes to indicate it’s not functioning properly. If you’re scratching your head wondering how to fix GE refrigerator error codes, you’re in the right place!
To fix GE refrigerator error code, press and hold the “System Check” button on control panel and do a reset. If the code remains, that’s either because any component is faulty or it’s a technical issue that requires troubleshooting.
In this article, we are going to dive into diagnostics and teach you what the error codes depict and how you can wave them goodbye. So, stay tuned till the end.
Table Of Contents
- Common Error Codes For GE Refrigerators
- How to Fix GE Refrigerator Error Codes?
- Other Error Codes For Standard GE Refrigerators
- Normal Operation Codes for Refrigerators
- Tips to Prevent GE Refrigerator Error Codes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping Up
Common Error Codes For GE Refrigerators
“GE” is a premium brand under the General Electric (GE) umbrella that offers a range of high-end refrigerator models that are designed to offer advanced features, modern designs, and enhanced functionality compared to standard or regular refrigerators.
GE Profile refrigerators feature Smart Cooling Technology, include ice and water dispensers and are known for their energy efficiency. Therefore, the error codes on these premium models can be sophisticated to diagnose and effectively troubleshoot.
Before we guide you how to fix them, let’s understand what each error code represents.
|ERROR CODE||INTERPRETATION||POSSIBLE CAUSE|
|CC||Refrigerator section too warm||Refrigerator failing to maintain the optimum cold temperature for longer than 2 hours.|
|FF||Freezer section not cold enough||Freezer can’t cool properly for more than 2 hours|
|PF||Power fluctuation error||Fridge power is off or not receiving enough|
|CI||Ice maker error||The Ice Maker is unable to make ice.|
|DF||Defrost Malfunction||Defrost system isn’t working for the last 48 hours|
|DE||Defrost Error Code||Malfunctions in the Defrost Cycle for up to 24 hours|
Please note that the meanings and causes of these error codes might slightly vary based on the specific model and series of your GE Profile refrigerator. Therefore, the exact troubleshooting requirements may also vary from model to model.
How to Fix GE Refrigerator Error Codes?
Although in many cases you may have to contact the GE customer care center or seek help from a professional technician for accurate troubleshooting, we can still give you a quick briefing on some basic DIY solutions you can perform by yourself.
How to Fix FF and CC Errors?
Both of these GE Error codes refer to temperature issues inside the fridge and freezer, such as not cooling properly or temp feeling warmer than usual. Here are a list of things you should check:
How to Fix DE and DF Errors?
As mentioned earlier, both the error codes refer to problems with the defrost system. If your profile fridge has auto defrost cycle enabled and these error codes show up – it means that your refrigerator can’t defrost itself and you may have to defrost manually.
How to Fix CI Error Code?
Want to get ice cubes to enjoy a chilled glass of coke but the ice maker isn’t functioning? Here’s a list of things you can try:
How to Fix PF Error Code?
There are several reasons for why you’re seeing this PF code – either the fridge is not receiving enough power, the power cord is loosely connected or damaged, faulty extension cord (if any) or faulty power socket. Here’s what you should do:
Other Error Codes For Standard GE Refrigerators
If you’re using an older model or regular GE refrigerators (and not a premium Profile fridge) then here are some additional error codes that you may encounter:
GE Profile Refrigerator E2 Error Code
Cause: Something’s wrong with the main control board
How to Fix: You should check the wires and cables connected to the main control panel board. You may also have to replace the whole thing.
Refrigerator or Freezer Display Error Code 88/89
Cause: It indicates communication issue between different components or sensors.
How to Fix: A power reset might help. Start by unplugging your appliance, wait for 5-10 minutes and then plug it back in. You should check all the wire harnesses, especially the ones associated with the main control board and display panel. Lastly, consult with the User Manual for specific troubleshooting codes regarding this particular error code.
Fridge or Freezer Temperature Sensor Error Codes 5A/5B/5C/5D
Cause: Technical problem with the sensor that monitors the internal temperature.
How to Fix: Check the wiring connecting the sensor to the control board. Look for any loose, damaged, or disconnected wires. You might need to replace the temperature sensor itself. It’s better to contact a professional technician or the manufacturer’s customer support
Demo/Cooling Off Mode Error Code OF
Cause: Indicates that the refrigerator is in demo or showroom mode, meaning – the refrigerator’s cooling functions are disabled, and it’s used to showcase the appliance’s features in a store without actually cooling the interior.
How to fix: Turning demo mode off is easy. Find the control panel and go to Settings options to deactivate demo mode and turn on cooling functions.
Normal Operation Codes for Refrigerators
Often, people confuse the following codes as error codes whereas they are absolutely normal and don’t indicate problems:
tC: If the temperature display shows a tC (may look like an upside down F with a C), it’s actually the Turbo Cool (tC) setting indicator.
tF: If the temperature display shows a tF (could look like an upside down F with an F), don’t worry it’s not an error code. It’s the Turbo Freeze (tF) setting indicator.
Tips to Prevent GE Refrigerator Error Codes
It can be time-consuming to have to work out what an error code means and what you have to do to remove it. Here are some simple tips to help prevent error codes from showing on your GE refrigerator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Speaking from our long-term experience, a quick power reset works like magic when it comes to fixing GE refrigerator error codes related to temperature and defrost issues.
If the error code doesn’t disappear, your next step should be to check the fridge warranty. If it hasn’t expired yet, contact GE customer helpdesk and book a free servicing session. Otherwise, seek help from any local electrician for a proper assessment and then resolve the issues.