GE Dryer Error Codes – How To Clear?

Last Updated on December 9, 2022 by Appliance Repair Assistant

GE dryer error code shows up on the digital display? These diagnostic error codes explain what is wrong with your GE dryer. The error codes will assist you to diagnose the part that may be needed to be checked or replaced.

GE Dryer Error Codes - GFD ModelsGE Dryer Error Codes – GFD Models

The GE dryer errors below are for model numbers that begin with “GFD”. When you find the problem or part that needs to be replaced, here are replacement parts for your GE model “GFD” Dryer.

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 001

Error Condition = The inlet thermistor temperature sensor has malfunctioned
Check and or Repair = Remove power from the dryer. Connect any loose wires on the inlet thermistor. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the inlet thermistor.
(The inlet thermistor temperature sensor measures the temperature of heated air that enters the drum)
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Inlet Thermistor

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 002

Error Condition = The outlet thermistor temperature sensor has malfunctioned
Check and or Repair = Remove power from the dryer. Connect any loose wires on the outlet thermistor. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the outlet thermistor.
(The outlet thermistor is located on the blower housing behind the fan and measures the temp of heated air expelling from the dryer drum)
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Outlet Thermistor

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 003

Error Condition = The inlet thermistor temperature sensor has malfunctioned
Check and or Repair = Remove power from the dryer. Connect any loose wires on the inlet thermistor. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the inlet thermistor.
(The inlet thermistor temperature sensor measures the temperature of heated air that enters the drum)
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Inlet Thermistor

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 004

Error Condition = The outlet thermistor temperature sensor has malfunctioned
Check and or Repair = Remove power from the dryer. Connect any loose wires on the outlet thermistor. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the outlet thermistor.
(The outlet thermistor is located on the blower housing behind the fan and measures the temp of heated air expelling from the dryer drum)
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Outlet Thermistor

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 005

Error Condition = The main control board has malfunctioned
Check and or Repair = Remove power to the dryer for 5 minutes. This may reset the main control board. If the reset does not work then replace the main control board if the error code comes back.
Replacement Parts = Main Control Board

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 006

Error Condition = Button is not functioning or stuck on control panel
Check and or Repair = Try to free the stuck button by pushing each button. If the error code does not reset then unplug the dryer and troubleshoot any damaged or loose control panel parts. If the control panel is working then replace the main control board.
Replacement Parts = Control Panel Components – Main Control Board

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 007

Error Condition = Power supply is wired incorrectly
Check and or Repair = Neutral “N” and the Line 2 “L2” are reversed. Rewire the power cord connections on the terminal block at the back of the dryer. Use your manual if needed to follow the correct install instructions.
Replacement Parts = None Needed – Rewire Terminal Block

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 008

Error Condition = The dryer door switch is not opening
Check and or Repair = Remove power to the dryer. Re-secure loose wires on the door switch. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the dryer door switch.
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Door Switch

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 009

Error Condition = Dryer drive motor issue
Check and or Repair = If the dryer motor will not run remove power to the dryer and and re-secure any loose wires found on the motor. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. Check all drive components that may be preventing the drum from turning. If the wire harness and the drive parts are in working order then replace the drive motor.
NOTE: If the motor will not turn off (besides removing power from dryer) then replace the main control board. There may be a stuck or bad relay on the main control board which may supply constant power to the motor and therefore keeps the motor from turning off.
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Dryer Drive Motor – Drive Components – Main Control Board

GE DRYER (GFD MODEL NUMBERS) Error Code = 00d

Error Condition = The dryer door switch is not opening
Check and or Repair = Remove power to the dryer. Re-secure loose wires on the door switch. If the wire harness is damaged it must be replaced. If you find the wire harness in good condition then replace the dryer door switch.
Replacement Parts = Wire Harness – Door Switch

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7 thoughts on “GE Dryer Error Codes – How To Clear?”

  1. GE dryer model number GFD55GSSNWW getting error code E20. We cannot find codes anywhere in the manual. New gas dryer.

  2. New GE GTD72EBSNWS dryer delivered today, the installer started it and said let it run an hour to burn off coating on drum.
    I let it run, then started a load of laundry, but when I put it in the dryer the display scrolled Open door (or door Open).
    I tried pausing and restarting, turning off power and turning it on and restarting, opening and closing the door, pushing the plunger that senses the door is closed, and then finally lifting the lint filter out and replacing it, then was able to run a load.
    Will the dryer refuse to start unless you take the lint filter out and replace it when you start each load?
    The lint filter was clean (obviously) since the first cycle was run empty.
    The lint filter light wasn’t on, and the manual doesn’t list “Open door” (or “door Open”) in the error codes or troubleshooting guide.
    I cleaned the lint filter (barely a skin of lint) after the first load of clothes, but now I’m wondering if the next load is going to give the same error.

  3. On first plug in, my GE GFD series dryer has every light on the control panel blinking and unresponsive. The typical “hard reset” (unplug for a minute and then open and shut the door 6 times in 12 seconds) doesn’t fix the problem.
    Does anyone have a thought? TIA

  4. My dryer is a model GFD. Code is 007. Have checked wiring from breaker to plug. From plu to dryer. Cord on dryer is correct. I have correct voltage at breaker, plug, and dryer wiring block. What you think. I’m a electrician.

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