GE CleanSpeak dryer error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your GE CleanSpeak dryer. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dryers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
F01 or F03

Inlet thermistor (temperature sensor) is defective

Check/Repair

The inlet thermistor is on the inlet duct at the back of the dryer. Unplug the dryer and measure the inlet thermistor resistance using a volt/ohm meter. If the resistance isn't 47.6K to 52.4K ohms at 77 degrees F, replace the inlet thermistor.

How-to help
Possible parts
Inlet thermistor
F02 or F04

Outlet thermistor shorted

Check/Repair

The outlet thermistor is on the blower housing at the front of the dryer. Unplug the dryer and measure the outlet thermistor resistance using a volt/ohm meter. If the resistance isn't 98K to 102K ohms at 77 degrees F, replace the outlet thermistor.

How-to help
Possible parts
Outlet thermistor
F05

Control board internal failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and replace the control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Control board
F06

Stuck button

Check/Repair

Press all the buttons on the control panel to attempt to free the stuck key. If the key remains stuck, replace the control panel.

Possible parts
Control panel
F07

Power supply is miswired

Check/Repair

Unplug the dryer and properly wire the power cord according to the directions in the installation manual.

Possible parts
F08

Door switch stuck closed

Check/Repair

The door is not seen being opened after 5 consecutive completed cycles. The control expects to see the door opened after each completed cycle. If the control sees the door closed for 5 consecutive cycles, the control assumes that the door switch is defective. Unplug the dryer and reconnect any loose wires on the door switch. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wires are okay, replace the door switch.

How-to help
Possible parts
Door switch
F09

Long dry times

Check/Repair

Clean the lint filter. Clear the exhaust vent duct system of any clogs or restrictions. Unplug the dryer and reconnect any loose wires on the heating system. Replace any damaged heating system components.

How-to help
Possible parts
Heating system components
F010

Empty drum

Check/Repair

The controls detect that a cycle started and the dryer drum is empty. The code clears when you add garments to the drum and start a new cycle.

Possible parts
F011

Dry load

Check/Repair

The controls detect that a cycle started and the garments inside the drum are dry. The code clears when you add wet garments to the drum and start a new cycle.

Possible parts

Symptoms common to all dryers

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Main causes: door switch failure, lack of power, broken belt, blown thermal fuse, bad drive motor, control system failure
Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad power cord, wiring failure, bad control board, blown thermal fuse, bad door switch
Main causes: bad drum support roller, damaged idler pulley, broken blower fan blade, worn drum glide bearing, bad drive motor
Main causes: bad gas valve coils, broken heating element, tripped safety thermostat or fuse, bad operating thermostat, control failure
Main causes: bad timer or electronic control board, door switch failure
Main causes: clogged exhaust vent, bad motor relay, loose dryer door catch, bad door switch, control system failure, faulty drive motor
Main causes: damaged door strike, worn door catch
Main causes: clogged exhaust system, heating system failure, deposits on moisture sensor, control system failure

Repair guides common to all dryers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dryer.

How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in an electric dryer

The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. Install a thermal cut-off fuse kit to replace both parts.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in a gas dryer

The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. The thermal cut-off fuse kit includes both parts.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
August 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dryer door switch

The dryer won't start if the door switch isn't working correctly. You can install a replacement dryer door switch in less than half an hour, following these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

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