Does your GE coffee machine only make steam? Has it stopped gurgling water up into the brew basket? Can you notice any other malfunction? Check out the tables below for easy, simple repair solutions. The tables contain advice from the GE troubleshooting experts, which is safe and fool-proof.

GE 12 CUP DIGITAL coffee maker troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Coffee leaks around filter
basket (20) /drip stop valve
(18) overflows
Filter basket is not
mounted correctly or not
tightened sufficiently
There are coffee grounds
on the edge of filter
Coffee is ground too finely.
This will clog the filter
When using drip stop
valve function, hot water
continues to flow into
filter basket and may
overflow if carafe
is not returned to keep
warm plate within 30
seconds
Insert filter basket
correctly
Clean around the filter
Clean the filter. Use
another type of coffee
Make sure carafe
is fully seated on keep
warm plate or
returned to keep warm
plate within 30
seconds when using drip
stop valve function.
Coffee maker does not
brew or heat
Power cord is not
firmly plugged into a
power outlet.
Insert power plug
into power outlet.
Water does not run
through
1) No water in the water tank.
2) The filter is blocked or
coffee grounds are too fine
or tamped down too hard.
1) Fill the water tank.
2) Clean the filter and try
coarser coffee.
Water runs through too
quickly
Coffee grounds too coarseTry finer coffee
Lots of water on coffee
grounds
Insufficient quantity of
ground coffee
Increase quantity of
ground
3 beeps sound and E:rr
flashes on LCD display
1) "prog" was pressed
before clock time was set
2) "auto" was pressed
while no program was
stored
3) TSB was pressed
before brew cycle was
complete
1) Set clock time, then set
the program
2) Set the program first.
3) Wait until brew cycle is
complete and 2 beeps
sound

GE 169122 coffee maker with BUiLT-in Grinder troubleshooting

During operation, if the water tank cover or grinder box cover are not in place, the motor (if on) will be cut off and the LeD display will flash. the LeD will display according to the following:
(1) if the tank cover is not in place, the display will show “oP1”.
(2) if the grinder box is not in place, the display will show “oP2”.
a) if in the process of grinding beans, replace the grinder box, and close the water tank cover within 5 seconds, the appliance will continue to grind beans, if the time exceed 5 seconds, the appliance will stop.
b) if in the process of heating, replace the grinder box and water tank at any time, the appliance will continue to work.

General electric coffee urn troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Coffee urn does not
brew or heat
1) Power plug is not firmly
plugged into power outlet
2) Mineral deposits have
built up
1) Insert power plug into
power outlet
2) Clean the urn following steps in
How to remove mineral deposits
and buildup
Water does not run
through
No water in the water
tank
Fill the water tank
Coffee not strong
enough
Insufficient quantity of
ground coffee
Increase quantity of ground
coffee
Condensation forms
inside coffee level
indicator window
Steam created during
brewing cycle
Condensation does not indicate
a defective unit. Steam/
Condensation will eventually
evaporate

General electric 5 CUP DIGITAL coffee maker troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Coffee leaks around filter
basket
1) Filter basket is not
seated correctly.
2) Coffee is ground too finely.
This will clog the filter.
1) Insert filter basket correctly.
2) Clean the filter. Use another type of coffee.
Coffee maker does not
brew or heat.
Power cord is not firmly.
plugged into a power
outlet.
Insert power plug into a power outlet.
Water does not run
through.
No water in the water
tank.
The filter is blocked or
coffee grounds are too fine or tamped down too hard.
Fill the water tank.
Clean the filter and try coarser coffee.
Water runs through too
quickly.
Coffee grounds too coarse.Try finer coffee.
ERR message appears on display when prog key is pressed.The time must be set prior to using the program function.Set the current time.

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