Refrigerator Error, Fault or Function Codes

Fault codes are programmed in many electronic refrigerator dispenser controls. These error, fault and function codes help GE Appliance 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 will be accompanied by a beep. Here is a list of the most common error, fault and function codes and their definitions.

Fault Code Definition
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 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.


The following may appear to be fault codes, but are normal:

  • 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. 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. For more information about this feature, visit: Refrigerator TurboFreeze Setting


Before calling service, sometimes disconnecting power to the refrigerator for 30 seconds will clear the fault, error or function code; however there are some cases when further service may be required. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.