GE  Washer  Front-Load Model Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your GE front-load washer.  For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for washing machines, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find washer replacement parts

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
E22 No fill or slow fill Make sure that both water supply valves behind the washer are fully open. In winter, check the fill lines for freezing. Check the drain system for a siphon problem. If the water inlet valve assembly is defective, replace it.
Water inlet valve assembly
E23 Washer overfilled with water Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled with water, check the water inlet valve assembly for proper shutoff of water flow. Replace the water inlet valve assembly if the washer continues to fill with water while electrical power is disconnected. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water level sensor.
Water inlet valve assembly, Water level sensor
E30 No drain Remove excess suds; the washer can't drain excessively sudsy water. Unplug the washer and check the large-item filter in the drain pump for a clog. If the drain pump is defective, replace it.
Drain pump
E31 Draining timed out Unplug the washer and check the large item filter in the drain pump for a clog. If the drain pump is defective, replace it.
Drain pump
E38 Dispenser error The dispenser can't move into position. You usually hear the dispenser system shifting constantly before this code is displayed. Unplug the washer and check the mechanical linkage on the dispenser housing. Repair or replace any damaged parts.
Dispenser assembly parts
E39 Dispenser won't move The dispenser can't move into position or the dispenser switches aren’t opening and closing. Unplug the washer and check the mechanical linkage on the dispenser housing. Repair or replace any damaged parts.
Dispenser assembly parts
E42 or E45 Drive motor drawing too much current Reduce the size of the load if the washer is too full. Rotate the spin basket to see if it spins freely. Remove any foreign objects trapped between the spin basket and the outer plastic tub. Unplug the washer and check the drive motor for loose wiring connections. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor. If the problem persists, replace the inverter control board, which is next to the motor and manages drive motor speed.
Drive motor, Inverter control board
E43 Inverter control board defective The main control board detects a defect in the inverter control board, which manages the drive motor speed. Replace the inverter control board.
Inverter control board
E46 Drive motor overheating Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections to the drive motor. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor.
Drive motor
E47 Inverter control board is overheating Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections to the drive motor. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor because it’s making the inverter control board overheat. If the problem persists, replace the inverter control board.
Drive motor, Inverter control board
E48 Drive motor defective (open winding) Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections to the drive motor. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor.
Drive motor
E49 Drive motor overloaded Reduce the size of the load if the washer is overloaded. Rotate the spin basket to see if it spins freely. Remove any foreign objects that may be trapped between the spin basket and the outer plastic tub. Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections to the drive motor. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the drive motor. If the problem persists, replace the inverter control board.
Drive motor, inverter control board
E57 or E58 Main control board failure Unplug the washer for 3 minutes to reset the main control board. If the code returns after restoring power, unplug the washer and replace the main control board.
Main control board
E60, E61, E63 or E64 Door lock assembly failure Check the door lock assembly for damage or a loose wiring connection. If there are no problems, replace the door lock assembly.
Door lock assembly
E65 Water level sensor failure Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections on the water level sensor. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the water level sensor.
Water level sensor, Wire harness
E66 or E67 Water temperature sensor is defective Unplug the washer and reconnect any loose wiring connections on the water level sensor. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the water temperature sensor.
Water temperature sensor, Wire harness
E70 Stuck key on the control panel Unplug the washer for 3 minutes to reset the control board. If the code returns when you plug the washer in, replace the control panel.
Control panel
E71 Defective main control board Unplug the washer for 3 minutes to reset the control board. If the code returns when you plug the washer in, replace the control panel.
Main control board