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GE Dryer error code E61

Hey there, bought this dryer in novermber 2006, i have a problem. one day i came home and the wanted to use to dryer and there was an "E61" error code on the dryer. can you tell me what might be the problema and how i can fix it. thank you. i would really love to get this machine fixed

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  • kbossie May 26, 2008

    same problem; went to use the dryer and saw the E61 code in the display window. I unplugged the dryer and plugged it back up; checked my fuses and circuit breakers, and got no results. I also checked the voltage to see if I was getting the correct amount, that was fine too. Please someone HELP!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    same problem

  • azaustin Aug 19, 2008

    I had error code e61 now i just have err

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    Dryer stop and would not turn on I reset Breaker and came in and the Dryer had E61. So I went back to the breaker and put it to off and waited for couple of minutes before turning it on but when I did and came back to the Dryer it just does not do nothing does not come on.



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E61 means you have the neutral and the L2 wire either reversed or in the wrong position. ENTER TEST MODE SEQUENCE by doing the following . 1.Disconnect thepower for 30 seconds.2.Reconnect the power and within 30 seconds press the sequence of buttons listed below.3.Press the "SIGNAL"button.4.Press the "DELAY START"button.5.Press the "SIGNAL"button.6.Press the "DELAY START"button. Now after you have fixed the reveresed wiring problem you will need to remove the fault code fromt he memory otherwise the machine will not work. To remove the fault code do the following ENTER TEST MODE
SEQUENCE (cont.)
You will notice "t01". To choose the test mode that you want toverify, turn the knob to the desired test mode setting.
Push the start/pause button.To cancel the test mode, press on "power".
You will be able to choose another test mode and again press on "start/pause".
The display error codes test allows the service technician to examine and clear the fault log.
The display error codes test allows the service technician to examine and clear the fault log.
The control shall display the most recent error in the fault logupon entry into the display error codes test. If there are no errors in the fault log, the no error code “E00”shall be displayed on the 7-segment display.
The control shall clear the displayed error from the fault log if the start key is pressed during the display error codes test. After clearing thedisplayed error from the fault log, the appliance shall display the next most recent error from the fault log.
After clearing all errors from the fault log, the control shall display the no error “E00”code on the 7-segment display.
The control shall log the last 8 error codes in the non-volatile memory stored in a circular list.
The control shall avoid logging multiple instances of the same error code. now unplug the appliance for about 30 seconds and replug and everything should be fine

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    Worked like a charm! Thank you so much for not only saving me a service call, but teaching a sinlge mom how to do it on her own :)


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I cant remember what e61 stands for off the top of my head but if u unplug the dryer take the top off you should find the tech sheet in it and it will have a list of error codes and faults if u find that write back with what e61 means if im not mistaken and i might be off of memory i think it had something to do with the control board

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Customer received an E-61 error code from faulted (ground) door switch. Noted harness was disconnected at 3 wires! If you have a "Grounded Fault" with power and you "fix" the switch and power again, with the existing non-connected wiring harness. You are almost certain to have the NEW ground go through your control board! Guess what? They typically do not handle ANY surged electrical load (not on dryers, washers etc...) Folks, these are NOT military (the highest) or Hospital grade electronics. They have an impedance toleration that is VERY limited. Any unsecured ground going through the Machine's main board is almost definitely fried or it becomes the ground and needs to be replaced! Ebay maybe you can get one for $2-300 dollars. Manufacture would want top dollar up to an including installing it around $700! Buy another machine.

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