We’ve all been there. We put our load of dirty laundry in the washer and walk away only to return and find the washer is not working. The realization that our washer is not working quickly turns a good day into one of panic.
A GE washer can be reset with a few simple steps. Begin by either shutting off the circuit breaker that connects power to the washer or unplugging the washer from the wall outlet. Leave the washing machine disconnected from its power source for at least 60 seconds.
Whether you are trying to start a load of laundry or your laundry is stuck in the spin cycle, this article will help to troubleshoot what you can do to reset your GE washing machine. The steps are simple and quick.
Is There A Reset Button On A GE Washing Machine?
Most washing machines today do not have an actual reset button. But they do have a reset function. The rest function simply clears any glitch in communication between the control board and wash cycle controls.
There is not an actual reset button on a GE washing machine. However, pushing the ‘Cancel’ button will clear any error message between the control board and the cycle control switch. Pressing the ‘Pause’ or ‘Stop’ button will then reset the cycle function.
Any glitch in power, while the washing machine is running, can cause the washing machine to stop working correctly. A recent power surge or power failure. An imbalanced or uneven load can cause the control board to freeze. Even pausing a wash or spin cycle.
The reset function will clear any glitches in communication between the washing machine’s control board and cycle functions. This article will answer how to reset your GE washer, whether it is a top or front loader, or even a combo washer and dryer.
If you continue to have problems with your GE washer after trying the steps outlined in this article, it is possible there is a defective part within the washing machine. An authorized GE technician can safely and quickly diagnose the issue.
How To Do A GE Washer Factory Reset
Washing machines are among the greatest inventions of all time. At least according to anyone who has to do laundry. When the washing machine does not work, it quickly brings everything to a grinding halt. Thankfully, the solution is often as simple as resetting the machine.
To perform a factory reset on your GE washer, turn the washing machine setting to ‘Off’. Disconnect the washer from its power source for at least 60 seconds. Return power to the washer. Select the rinse/spin cycle for an empty load to see if the issue has been resolved.
As with most electronics, turning it off and on is the solution to a host of problems. Our appliances are no exception. They are used continually and, let’s be honest. How many of us turn the machine off when we are done with it?
If your GE washing machine does not automatically turn itself off after a set amount of time, manually disconnect power to the washing machine by either unplugging it or shutting off the circuit breaker supplying it power.
How To Reset GE Washer Control Board
The control board on a GE washing machine is the brain of the machine. It controls all of the functions from starting the wash cycle, controlling the amount of water used during the wash cycle, even the temperature and time.
If you need to reset a GE washer control board, begin by first removing power from the washing machine for at least 60 seconds. After one minute, return power to the washing machine. Within 30 seconds of restoring power, open and close the washing machine door 6 times within a 12 second period.
Most washing machine doors have a magnet that ensures a solid connection between the door and the machine. When opening and closing the washing machine door, make sure you hear the door and machine make contact. This is essential in ensuring the communication path between the two is being reset.
How To Reset GE Washer Dryer Combo
Washer and dryer combos are great for anyone living in an apartment or other small space. The barrel size of the washer may be smaller than your standard full-size washer, but you have the convenience of doing your own laundry while living in a small space.
You can reset your GE washer dryer combo by removing power from the washer and dryer. Unplug the washing machine from the wall outlet or turn off the circuit breaker supplying power to the washer dryer combo. Wait at least 60 seconds before restoring power.
The following steps will walk you through resetting your washer dryer combo, whether it has a turn knob or digital display.
Turn-Knob Style Wash Dryer Combo
To reset a turn-knob style wash dryer combo, rotate the knob one full circle. Select a cycle other than ‘Spin’ or ‘Final Spin’. After restoring power to the washer, run an empty load on the selected cycle.
Digital Display Wash Dryer Combo
On the digital display, press and hold the “Start/Pause” button for five seconds. You will either hear a beeping noise or the digital display panel will light up. Select a cycle other than ‘Spin’ or ‘Final Spin’. Run an empty load to make sure any error codes have indeed been reset.
How To Reset GE Washer Front Load
The advantage of a front-load washing machine goes without saying. You have the convenience of loading and unloading your laundry from the front instead of leaning down into the barrel to retrieve everything. They are also more energy-efficient, requiring less water usage.
There are three ways you can reset your GE washer front-loader. The first way is to simply remove power from the washing machine. You can do this by either unplugging the washing machine from its power source or shutting off the circuit breaker supplying the power to the power source.
The second option is to turn the washing machine off. Remove the washing machine from its power source. Press and hold the ‘START/PAUSE’ button for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, return power to the washing machine.
The third option is to simultaneously press and hold any two buttons on the display for 20 seconds or until you hear the display panel beep. You can also press and hold the power button for 20 seconds until you hear beeping.
How To Reset GE Washer Top Load
Washing machines are not complicated machines. Whether your washing machine is a washer dryer combo, a front-loader, or a top-loader, the way to reset the washing machine is the same.
Reset a GE washer top-loader by turning the washing machine off. Remove the washing machine from its power source and allow it to rest for at least 60 seconds before returning power. Within 30 seconds of restoring power, open and close the washer lid 6 times, within a 12 second period.
Washing machines are dependent upon good communication between the control board and the door switch. If the door switch is not engaged, the control board is not signaled to start communicating any cycle, temperature, or timer commands.
When opening and closing the washer lid, it is important that the washer lid and lid switch make contact. You should hear a clicking or latching sound as the magnet is engaged. Raise the washer lid at least 4 inches when opening and closing.
These two actions will ensure the washer control board is activated and is being reset, or cleared, of any stalled commands that are preventing the washing machine from working correctly.
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How To Reset GE Washer Spin Cycle/Won’t Spin
The spin cycle of the washing machine is a crucial step that should not be overlooked. If the spin cycle does not work correctly, your laundry will be holding a lot of water. Or there are times when you wash an item that consists of fabric that naturally absorbs and holds water.
In either case, you need to be able to use the spin cycle of the washing machine to remove that excess water. If these items were to be placed into the dryer without that excess water being removed, you risk overloading and overheating your dryer.
A washing machine that does not spin is a sign that the control board is experiencing a glitch. As you have already read in this article, the best way to restart the control board is by unplugging the washing machine and letting it rest for at least 60 seconds.
Once the washing machine has rested, clear any lingering glitches by opening and closing the washer lid/door 6 times. This will wake up the control board, removing any lingering glitches so it can now respond to new commands.
You can reset a GE washer spin cycle/won’t spin by selecting the ‘Final Spin’ cycle. Press and hold the ‘Spin’ option on the digital display for 3 seconds. Once the command displays on the panel, turn off the ‘Extra Rinse’ option and start the spin cycle.
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