Refrigerator - Error, Fault or Function Codes
Fault codes are programmed into many refrigerators that feature electronic dispenser controls. These error, fault and function codes help GE Appliances service technicians quickly diagnose issues with the refrigerator. A flashing green error, fault or function code will be displayed on the control panel when a failure has been detected. This typically will be accompanied by a beeping sound.
Most Common Fault Codes
Here is a list of the most common refrigerator error, fault and function codes and their definitions. These codes are more likely to be resolved without the need for repair service. Every possible error code that could occur is not listed, since they cannot be resolved without the expertise of a service technician.
|FF||Check frozen food for thawing because the temperature is rising too high.|
|PF||The power to the refrigerator has been interrupted.|
|CI||Check the icemaker for proper operation.|
|DE||Demo mode. This mode enables normal light and controls functionality while disabling the cooling system. To deactivate the Demo mode, first try unplugging the refrigerator from power for a minute or two, then plug back in. If DE code is still displayed, please Contact Us with the model number of your refrigerator.|
|dE||The defrost system has not operated properly in the last 24 hours.|
|CC||Check the temperature controls because the temperature for the refrigerator is incorrect.|
Normal Function Codes
The following codes may appear to be fault codes, but are normal. These codes appear on refrigerator models that offer a TurboCool and/or TurboFreeze feature. The code appears when the feature is activated.
- tC: If the temperature display shows a tC (could look like an EC, an upside down F with a C or something similar), this is not an error code, it is the Turbo Cool (tC) setting indicator. For more information about this feature, visit: Refrigerator - TurboCool Setting.
- tF: If the temperature display shows a tF (could look like an EF, an upside down F with an F or something similar), this is not an error code, it is the Turbo Freeze (tF) setting indicator. For more information about this feature, visit: Refrigerator - TurboFreeze Setting.
Refrigerator Repair Needed
If you see a fault, error or function code displayed in the dispenser control panel, sometimes disconnecting power to the refrigerator for a minute or two will reset the control panel and clear the code. However, there are some cases when service may be required to remedy the concern. For service, please schedule a repair appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service