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How to reset a GE universal remote control to factory settings

How to reset a GE universal remote control

If you’re experiencing issues with your GE universal remote control, such as it not working properly or not responding to your commands, resetting it may help resolve the problem. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to reset your remote control.

After resetting it, you will need to use these General Electric universal remote codes to reprogram your remote. Here’s a guide on how to reprogram your GE universal remote control.

Resetting a GE universal remote using the SETUP and MUTE button

This method works for GE universal remote controls that have both the “SETUP” and the “MUTE” buttons.

  • Step 1: Press and hold the “SETUP” button for approximately 4 seconds until the red indicator stays on.
  • Step 2: When the red indicator stays on, release the “SETUP” button.
  • Step 3: Press and release the “MUTE” button.
  • Step 4: Press and release the number #0 button.
  • Step 5: The red indicator light will flash twice to indicate that your GE universal remote control has been reset.

Reset a GE universal remote using the SETUP and OK button

Some models of the GE universal remote control don’t have the MUTE button. In such a case, you have to use the “SETUP” and the “OK” buttons to reset the remote. 

  • Step 1: Press and hold the “SETUP” button for approximately 4 seconds until the red indicator stays on.
  • Step 2: When the red indicator stays on, release the “SETUP” button.
  • Step 3: Press and release the “OK” button.
  • Step 4: Press and release the number #0 button.
  • Step 5: The red indicator light will flash twice to indicate that your GE universal remote control has been reset.

Resetting a GE universal remote by power recycling

  • Step 1: Open the battery cover of your GE universal remote control.
  • Step 2: Remove the batteries of the GE remote.
  • Step 3: Rapidly press and release each button of the GE universal remote to discharge any remaining power in the remote.
  • Step 4: Wait for at least 10 minutes.
  • Step 5: Re-insert the GE universal remotes batteries and the remote will be back to factory settings.

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