Doing laundry is an important part of home maintenance. But when your GE front load washer isn’t working the way it should, it can be a real hassle. If you’re having trouble getting your machine to respond, resetting it may be the best option. Resetting a GE front load washer is a fairly simple procedure that can be completed in just a few quick steps.
Identifying the Model of Your GE Front Load Washer
Knowing which model you own allows you to make sure that you are using the most accurate instructions for resetting the machine. Without knowing this information, you could be at risk of damaging your washer or voiding its warranty. Fortunately, identifying your GE front load washer model is quick and easy.
Start by checking the owner’s manual that came with your washer if available; the model number should be listed right on the first page. If not, try looking at any stickers or labels on the back of your washer for a number such as “GFA28VYK0” – that is your model number!
Locating the Reset Button on Your Washer
Whether you’ve encountered an error code on your machine or simply want to restart a cycle, the reset button fix is easy to locate and use. Here’s how to find and press the reset button on your GE front load washer in no time at all.
The reset button can be found at the bottom right-hand side of the control panel. You’ll need to open up the control panel door which is located just above the detergent dispenser drawer, then look for a small hole with a red switch inside. This is your reset button – press it once with a pen or paper clip and hold for three seconds until you hear two short beeps indicating that reset has been successful.
Powering Off and On Your Washer
Turning off and on your washer is an easy process and should only take a few minutes of your time. To begin, make sure the appliance is unplugged from its power source and all water connections are disconnected as well. Once this has been done, press down and hold the “power” button for 10 seconds or until the display panel goes blank. After that, plug it back into its power source and reconnect all water connections if necessary.
Finally, press the “power” button again to turn it on. If you have followed these steps correctly, the machine should now be reset.
Performing a Soft Reset
Performing a soft reset on a GE Front Load Washer can be an effective way to restore the machine’s original factory settings. This can help solve common problems such as unresponsive buttons, erratic behavior and improper draining. The process is simple and only requires a few minutes of your time.
The first step in performing a soft reset is to shut off the power to the washer by either unplugging it or using the breaker switch. Once the power has been disconnected, press and hold both POWER SCRUB PLUS and EXTRA RINSE buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. This will help clear out any residual power from within the washer’s system memory. Then turn back on the power supply while still holding down both buttons until all lights appear on display panel of the washer control board.
Performing a Hard Reset
A hard reset is a last-resort effort to fix a malfunctioning appliance. It requires an owner to manually reset the appliance’s internal components, and can be done with just a few steps. Performing a hard reset on a GE front-load washer is no different, however it’s important to note that this should only be attempted as a last resort effort after all other options have been exhausted.
A hard reset will restore the washer to its factory settings, erasing any stored information in the process, so it’s recommended that all saved cycle settings be noted down prior to performing the procedure. This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to correctly perform a hard reset on your GE front load washer and get it back up and running again.