General Electric dryers are programmed to display error codes that enable the owner to diagnose malfunctions. These codes are normally listed in the dryer service manual, but manuals for some models do not include the codes.

Identification

GE dryers use three-character codes that display on LCD screens. Every code starts with "E" and is followed by a two-digit number.

Power Failure

When your home loses power, the "E01" error flashes on the screen. Reset the dryer memory by unplugging the device, waiting 30 seconds and plugging it back in. The error code will disappear.

Thermistor Errors

Errors "E02," "E03," "E04" and "E05" are thermistor errors. The thermistor, when operating properly, reads the temperature of the dryer. Errors E02 through E05 indicate the thermistor must be replaced.

Effects

When there is an error with the door switch and sensor, the "E60" error code will appear. An unbalanced door will produce the E60 code. Try to close the door gently and listen for the click. If the error remains, the door switch may need to be replaced.

Control Board Errors

The control board sends signals from the controls to the dryer. When this fails, errors "E61," "E80" and "E81" appear. Contact GE service or install a new control board for the dryer.