GE refrigerator displaying an error code? Newer style GE refrigerators have built in diagnostic systems. If your profile refrigerator finds, sees, or detects a fault or error in the system, it will show an error or fault code. The error code will display where the usual numbers are on the display screen. When an error code is displayed, your refrigerator is telling you a specific fault.
If the error or fault is not fixable by you, it will require a repair technician. There are many different model numbers of GE refrigerators with digital displays so if you see an error code write down what is flashing or displaying. Don’t pull the power from the fridge if it shows an error code. If you pull the power plug it will erase the fault code.
A flashing green error, fault or function code will be displayed on the control panel when a failure has been detected. This will be accompanied by a beep. Here is a list of error, fault and function codes and what they mean.
GE Refrigerator Quick Error Code Definition (What Does The Error Code Mean?):
CC: Check the temperature controls as the temperature for the refrigerator is not correct.
CI: Check the ice maker for proper operation.
DF: No current flow through the defrost circuit in 48 hours.
dE: The defrost system has not been operating properly in the last 24 hours.
FF: Check frozen food for thawing because the temperature is rising excessively.
PF: The power to the refrigerator has been out from a power outage or similar.
The GE fridge codes below may seem to be error codes but are normal:
tC: If the temperature display shows a tC (could look like an EC, an upside down F with a C), this is not an error code, it is the Turbo Cool (tC) setting.
tF: If the temperature display shows a tF (Could look like an EF, an upside down F with an F), this is not an error code, it is the Turbo Freeze (tF) setting.
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These in depth GE error code descriptions can help you troubleshoot a problem with your GE refrigerator:
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = 88 or 89
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Possible power surge/electrical issue.
Repair or Check = Clear the display by unplugging the refrigerator for 5 minutes and then plugging it back in. The control board may have experienced a power surge.
Replace Parts = Unplug to reset or Control Board faulty
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = CC
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Freezer temperature is too warm
Repair or Check = Freezer temperature has been above normal temp for more than 120 minutes. Adjust the controls according to the instructions in your GE manual. Close the refrigerator and freezer doors completely. Replace the door gaskets if needed. Press the System Check button to clear the error code.
Replace Parts = Door gasket
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = CI
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Ice maker not working properly
Repair or Check = Clear jammed ice cubes from the ice mold. If the ice mold isn’t filling with water, turn back on the water supply to the ice maker. If you turned off the water intentionally, also turn off the ice. Press the System Check button to clear the error code and check for other system failures. If the CI code reappears, replace the complete ice maker assembly.
Replace Parts = Ice maker assembly
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = dE
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Defrost system error
Repair or Check = The defrost cycle has not run for more than 48 hours. Unplug the refrigerator and reconnect any loose wires in the defrost system. Replace the wire harness if needed. Replace the defrost heater if it is damaged. It may be normal for the refrigerator to operate without defrosting for more than 48 hours when operating in an area that’s below 55F degrees. Reset the code by pressing the System Check button.
Replace Parts = Defrost system components
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = DF
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = No current flow through the defrost circuit in 48 hours
Repair or Check = Check defrost heater, defrost thermostat and the defrost timer. Press the System Check button to clear the error code.
Replace Parts = Defrost heater, Defrost thermostat or Defrost timer
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = E2
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Main control board error
Repair or Check = Check wire harness to Main control board
Replace Parts = Main control board
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = FF
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Check frozen foods for thawing
Repair or Check = Freezer temperature has been above normal for more than 2 hours. Make sure that the refrigerator and freezer doors are closed. Replace the door gaskets if needed. Press the System Check button to clear the error code and check for other system failures. If the PF code appears, then the FF code, this was likely caused by a power failure. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to allow the interior temperatures to come back to normal.
Replace Parts = Door gasket
GE Refrigerator Fault Code = HRS
Refrigerator/Freezer Condition = Unit stuck in Defrost
Repair or Check = Main board / Check wire harnesses
Replace Parts = Main board or Wire harness
To clear an error code on your GE refrigerator, press the System Check button to clear the code. If the code comes back, then this means a component, part, or other problem is present in your refrigerator, refer to the codes above.
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