When you want to cool large rooms, even extra-large rooms, on extreme summer days, GE window air conditioners like the AEE08AT are excellent options. This AC’s ability to cool effectively might be hampered by a variety of factors, including dirty filters, power problems, and incorrect thermostat settings. But the good thing is most of these problems can be resolved quickly yourself.
We’ll discuss Troubleshooting procedures in detail below to help you fix your AC, including how to deal with some GE air conditioner error codes.
STEPS TO TAKE IF THE AC ISN’T STARTING:
The Air Conditioner is Unplugged:
Ensure that the AC plug is fully inserted.
The power was out
After power is restored, the AC should restart itself using the last settings you used.
There will be a 3-minute (approximate) delay; this helps prevent compressor overload, which could result in the unit not cooling down enough until 3 minutes have passed after it was turned back on.
Fuse blown/circuit breaker tripped:
Check the circuit box, and if necessary, replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The interrupter device now in use has tripped. (What if it’s due to an overload?)
Reset it by pushing the RESET button on the power cord’s plug. If that doesn’t work, check the fuses or the breaker. If it still doesn’t function call the customer services
In case of a low voltage issue, push the reset button. However, 3-minute waiting is recommended.
Following are cases GE air conditioners might stop cooling and their solution:
Airflow is blocked
Remove any furniture, or blinds that may be obstructing the front of your air conditioner
The temperature control is not properly set.
Press the Decrease pad after making sure the AC is in the Cool setting
A clogged air filter
Clean the filter at least once every 30 days.
The space may have been overheated.
If the room was too hot, AC will take extra time to chill it down. The furniture, walls, and any carpeting in the room all emit heat, which the AC must first remove from the space.
Perhaps cold air is escaping.
Inspect the cold air returns and any open furnace registers.
The coils for cooling may have frozen.
For troubleshooting instructions, see the section below titled “Air conditioner freezing up.”
The window air conditioner from GE keeps freezing
This happens when ice restricts airflow and stops the AC from cooling your space.
The AC controls should be set at High Cool and the thermostat needs to be turned up.
Remote not working
This could mean that the remote’s batteries were put in improperly. A dead battery is another possibility.
Examine the batteries, and put them correctly If the GE air conditioner control panel is still not working, you will obviously need to replace the dead batteries
You might need to adjust the remote settings to the proper model if the remote control was originally configured for another air conditioner. This is a possibility, particularly if your air conditioner has recently been installed.
Water drainage problem outside:
Water tends to collect on the unit’s chilly interior coil because warm moist (humid) air from your room often flows over it while cooling. The water’s ultimate site of the collection is the base pan, from which it flows to the rear of the appliance.
For this reason, seeing water pouring on the AC’s outside side is rather common.
Water spilling inside
Although water dripping from the unit’s outside is typical, you should be worried if water dripping occurs inside (of the room).
If the unit was installed slightly slanted into the room, water would drop inside.
Filters that are dirty contribute to leaking moisture on the floor.
Things to do
To prevent extra water leaking, the unit should be leveled or tilted slightly to the outside. In this way, the water will drop out the back of the AC and outdoors.
Cleaning the filter is important because a filthy filter prevents air from circulating. For information about your model’s specific instructions, please refer to the owner’s manual.
The thermostat panel shuts off
This doesn’t necessarily mean the thermostat is broken. If a room is particularly hot, it will often take longer to cool down; therefore we advise giving the air conditioner adequate time to evaluate whether it can effectively chill the space.
Additionally, it’s always a good choice to change batteries first before worrying
Button failure on a GE air conditioner
You cannot raise or lower the temperature on your window unit if the + and – pads/buttons on the control panel are inoperable.
Disconnect the electricity to your AC for two to three minutes to fix the problem. This resets the electronic parts that could be the issue.
Error code 88 and flashing lights on GE window air conditioners
Error code 88 is usual when you initially turn on your machine. All lights will turn on instantly once you plug in the power cord, and for around two seconds, double “8s” will appear in the display, the same will happen in case of a power outage.
The important thing is, even if it displays 88 and all the lights are on, the unit should still react to any temperature modification.
Otherwise, a malfunctioning temperature sensor is another probable cause of this general electric AC code.
The GE window air conditioner constantly switches on and off.
The filter may be dirty so clean it first if it keeps going on and off.
Other potential reasons include a faulty compressor (replace it, after testing), low refrigerant (have it refilled), dirty coils, or frozen coils; you can use tools like a heat gun or a hair dryer to defrost.
Additionally, it could be the thermostat fault. In this instance, the thermostat incorrectly believes that your home is hotter or colder than it actually is, causing the AC to constantly cycle on and off.
Cool light on GE window air conditioner flashing
This might point to two problems:
It’s possible that the evaporator coils are icing over or that, they are excessively chilly.
Basically, it indicates that the evaporator temperature may be too low and that the compressor has to cycle off for a while, till the evaporator temperature rises. Now, this mainly happens when the AC is running and the outdoor temperature is too low (below 70F). Secondly, there is a possibility that there is a sensor issue (mostly the tube temperature sensor).it’s a good idea to check your sensors as well because the reason could be that the sensor was not put in properly.
Flashing red light/filter lights on the GE air conditioner
Once the fan has run for 250 hours, window-mounted air conditioners with a ‘Reset Filter’ pad (with LED) will switch on. It’s reminding you to clean the filter.
Even then, the light could still turn on even if the filter is clean. To reset the runtime and turn off the LED, switch off the AC unit first, and then try pressing the “Reset Filter” button. The AC may now be turned back on.
Additionally, if your model has built-in Wi-Fi, you could detect a red light behind the filter (on the right side). The internal Wi-Fi module’s status light only serves to indicate that it is operational.
The control panel for the GE air conditioner not working
Try resetting the device first if the buttons are not responding (follow the FAQ section).
If it doesn’t fix it, it can be a tiny fuse that is sometimes inserted between the control board and the touchpad. You might need to change it if your control panel isn’t lighting up.
Sometimes, the control may be defective on its own, so it’s best to replace it.
The temperature of GE’s air conditioner is inconsistent.
Check the control panel; it can be broken if the temperature setting continues changing on its own.
Another potential problem is the keypad, in this case, repeatedly disconnect and then re-plug the ribbon wire from the keypad. If the problem is a poor connection, it should stop malfunctioning. If not, replace the control panel completely.
Problem with blaring/lights flashing on the window unit
Try to reset it first if it is simultaneously beeping and all of the lights are blinking.
- Disconnect the AC.
- Remove the device’s power wire from the outlet. Wait a while
- Reconnect the cord to its socket.
- Now switch your device back on.
If all lights are still flashing and it is beeping try these steps:
- You see, leaves, dirt, and other debris can become trapped in particular parts of your air conditioner, causing it to fail. Check to see if there may be any blockages around or inside the air conditioner.
- If you haven’t cleaned the filter recently, you should do it right away. A dirty filter might cause problems.
- Check all internal connections and cables for damage or looseness. Replace any burned or broken cables. Also, Inspect the area surrounding your device
It is a possibility that the component under inspection may be faulty and needs to be swapped out. The thermistor may have malfunctioned. If your warranty is still valid, please get in touch with GE.
Won’t start/compressor won’t function
Well, if your GE window air conditioner’s compressor won’t come on but the fans are running, it can be because the evaporator and condenser coils are dusty or the filters are clogged. Immediately clean the filter if you have not done so recently.
If the filters or coils seem to be damaged, replace them.
Additionally, there is a chance that the compressor itself is broken (using an AC from a low-voltage outlet might do this).
The compressor itself must be tested and replaced by a professional due to the fact that it might malfunction if there is a leak and it is running short on refrigerant.
Troubleshooting/trouble codes for GE air conditioners
In AC controls, fault codes are often coded to aid skilled service workers in promptly identifying problems with the unit. To assist you too, here are some of the most typical error codes and what they indicate in case the unit’s electronic control shows one.
Error number E1
The electrical control panel can be an issue in this case, To reset the air conditioner’s electrical control board, unplug it for one to three minutes, then plug it back in.
Should this method be unsuccessful, the installation of a fresh electronic control board may be necessary.
Error number E4:
The water collection bucket has to be emptied since it is full.
Another potential issue is the bucket float switch; check it for damage and repair it if required.
Error code e8:
Depending on the model, the error code E8 may indicate an overload malfunction caused by a clogged filter or a low-temperature setting (if it’s too hot outside).
Quick Tip: Keep in mind that resetting the unit will erase the majority of GE window ac unit error codes. If your error code is not included above, I advise you to review askrepairbuddy.com’s guide on GE air conditioner error codes and troubleshooting.
Troubleshooting Useful Advice
Consider calling the GE parts department directly at 1-877-959-8688 to see if they have the item in stock if a component has to be changed and you are unable to source replacement parts, especially for GE window types that have been discontinued.
You can try to restart the connection setup procedure with the help of the GE Appliances App if you’re experiencing problems with the built-in WIFI setup. Get the most recent version from iTunes or Google Play and follow the setup instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reset my GE air conditioner?
To reset your GE air conditioner, shut off the power source for two to three minutes and then plug it back. This may assist in resolving some of the frequent problems.
Just by totally shutting off the power at the main circuit breaker for roughly 30 seconds, you can also attempt to reset the electronics.
The easiest method to reset the air conditioner might be to press the reset button on its power cord if one is present. Some of the newest GE air conditioners include reset buttons so that you may more quickly return them to their factory default thermostat settings without turning the appliance off.
How do I reset the WiFi on a GE air conditioner?
First, the AC should continue to function even if there is no WiFi connection, so you shouldn’t be too concerned.
The entire AC-Wifi setup can easily reset if necessary.
To reset, first, click the reset button on the power cable plug.
The next critical step is to attempt to connect to the GE Wi-Fi while erasing your personal home Wi-Fi in the settings menu.
The alternative is to uninstall the appliance, download the program again, and then reinstall it.
When: The AC will sound one beep.
The power cord is attached. The A button, which encompasses the remote control button, has been depressed while the power is on.
On the same point, if any button press—including those on the remote control—fails, the AC will beep twice.
What does EP on a GE air conditioner stand for?
A malfunctioning sensor (on the coils) may be the cause of an EP code on a GE air conditioner.
A qualified service technician will often need to examine this kind of issue, you can always try resetting before this.
This is a complete guide to help you troubleshoot but Of course, if the problem(s) persists, we advise you to stop using the air conditioner until a service specialist has examined it.
Remember that if your device is still covered by a warranty, it is advisable to.
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