How to Reset GE Washer in 3 Easy Steps

One of the first solutions we recommend to troubleshoot technical glitches and unexpected problems on GE washers is resetting them. But how? Is it easy to do it yourself? Absolutely YES!

This guide explains all the steps you must follow to quickly and easily reset your GE washing machine.

The instructions in this guide applies to both GE front loader and top loader washers.

Resetting Washer

Steps to Reset GE Washing Machine

Here’s how to reset your GE washer (Front/Top Load): First, disconnect it from the power source and let it dissipate the residual charge. Once done, plug it back in and turn it On.

Don’t worry. I will explain the above steps in detail.

Step 1: Unplug or Disconnect the Washer from Power Source

Washer Power Source

The first step to reset your GE washer is disconnecting it from the power source.

If your washing machine is hardwired, you do not need to un-plug it. Instead, turn off the socket-associated breaker.

The purpose is to disconnect the power source to the washer, so you can either unplug it or turn off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Hold down the Start / Pause button for 10 seconds

After unplugging your GE washing machine, look for the Start/Pause button on its panel and hold it for about 10 seconds.

After 10 seconds, release the button.

Step 3: Wait and Plug it back in

Since GE washers have capacitors and other components which hold the charge for some time, it is recommended to keep your washer disconnected for at least 5 minutes, so the residual charge is drained.

After waiting at least 5 minutes, power up your GE washing machine again.


When your GE washing machine displays a phantom error code or some other issue, resetting it is the best way of action.

Hopefully, after following the instructions mentioned above, you’d be able to reset your GE washing mahcine

If you need expert assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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