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GE Washer Error Codes

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GE Washing Machine error codes

GE Washing Machine Error Codes

Code Error Solution
26 error code GE washer


Unbalanced load

  1. Rearrange the laundry in the machine to distribute the weight more evenly. Avoid overfilling the washing machine if possible.
  2. Check with a spirit level whether the machine is tilted. If your washing machine is unbalanced, you can usually fix it by moving its feet. If not, simply place shims under the feet of the washing machine to level it.
  3. The machine can rotate at full speed with a slightly unbalanced load without any vibrations if the balance ring is in good working order. If this part is defective, the appliance will shake violently during operation. The best course of action in this situation is to replace the balance ring.

E22 error code GE washer


Washing machine does not fill with water or fills slowly

Start by making sure there is water in the house by using a secondary water source. Make sure the water valves on the water supply hoses are fully open. It may be helpful to turn off the water and then turn it back on as often as possible. The water supply may freeze if the temperature is below freezing. Check the water supply hoses for kinks, clogs or other damage. We recommend replacing the hoses every 5 years. Request Service

E39 error code GE washer

E38, E39

The detergent dispenser is damaged

Check the mechanical connection on the dispenser housing after disconnecting the washing machine from the mains. Any broken parts should be repaired or replaced. Request Service

E42 error code GE washer

E42, E45, E49

The drive motor is overloaded or consumes too much current

Remove a few items from the washing machine and repeat the wash cycle if the tub is completely full. The drive motor may be overloaded due to a heavy load. We advise you to follow the load size recommendations for your washing machine to maintain its performance. Rotate the spin basket manually. Something may be stuck between the wash tub and the outer tub if it cannot move freely or if you hear a crushing or grinding sound. The wiring, drive motor, and inverter control board will need to be checked and possibly replaced if the above fixes do not resolve the problem. Request Service

E48 error code GE washer

E46, E47, E48

The drive motor is not working properly

Unplug the washing machine from the power outlet. Inspect the drive motor wiring. Check for worn or loose wires and connections. Repair or replace if necessary. The drive motor should be replaced if the wiring is good. The inverter control board may also need to be replaced. It is recommended to test the new drive motor before replacing the control board. If you are not confident performing complex repairs, seek help from an appliance repair company. Request Service

E71 error code GE washer

E57, E58, E71

The primary control board isn’t working properly

Disconnect the washing machine from the power supply. Inspect the control board wiring. Check for burned or loose wires and connections. Repair or replace them if necessary. Reconnect the washing machine to the mains again. In this case, replace the control board. Warning: If the key is stuck in the control panel, this problem may also occur. The method of elimination is identical. Request Service

E65 error code GE washer


The water level sensor is not detected by the main control board

The water level sensor in the washing machine ensures that it does not overflow. A faulty sensor can cause the washing machine to leak. To start the repair, disconnect the washing machine from the mains. Inspect the connection between the control board and the water level sensor wiring. Look for broken or loose connections. If the wiring is good, the sensor should be replaced Request Service

E70 error code GE washer


The water temperature sensor is not detected by the main control board

Thanks to the water temperature sensor, the water is kept at a temperature corresponding to the washing settings. Unplug the washing machine if the temperature sensor is not detected by the washing machine. Inspect the wire that connects the temperature sensor to the control board. Check for broken or loose connections. The water temperature sensor should be replaced if the wiring is good. Request Service

ge washer lights flashing

1 flash or 5 flashes

Drive motor issue

The drive motor must be replaced if it malfunctions. Before starting any repairs, make sure the washing machine is unplugged from the power source. Request Service

ge washer lights flashing 2 flashs

2 flashs

The hub nut or drive bolt is unsecured or slipping

Pull out the washer plug. Inspect the drive belt. The hub nut near the spin basket should be tight if the drive belt is in good condition. Replace the drive belt if it is not in good condition. Replace the drive motor if the hub nut and drive belt are in good condition. Request Service

ge washer lights flashing 3 flashs

3 flashes

The inverter control is defective

Since the inverter control unit is part of the drive motor and cannot be purchased separately, it is an integral part of the inverter. If the inverter control unit fails, the complete drive motor must be replaced. Request Service

ge washer lights flashing 4 flashs

4 flashes

The mode shift controller is out of order

Try reconnecting the wiring harness between the inverter control box and the mode switch if this circuit does not work. If this does not solve the problem, replace the drive shaft assembly. Request Service



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