The error code 88 on a GE air conditioner indicates that the unit is having problems with its flow sensor.
The flow sensor monitors the amount of refrigerant being drawn into the compressor and can be affected by blockages in the system, dirty filters, or incorrect wiring.
If you’re seeing this error code, it’s important to troubleshoot your AC unit as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
First, check for debris blocking the system’s airflow, like leaves or dirt.
Also, clean or replace your filters if they are clogged with dust and debris.
Finally, ensure all internal wiring is connected properly and not loose or damaged from wear and tear over time.
Once these steps are complete, resetting your AC unit should clear up any issues related to error code 88.
How Do I Fix Error 88 on My Air Conditioner?
A failed fan motor typically causes error 88 on an air conditioner.
To fix this issue, you should first check the fan motor’s voltage to ensure it’s receiving power.
If not, then you’ll need to replace the defective motor.
Additionally, if there are any loose wires or connections in your AC unit, these should be tightened and secured as well.
Finally, replacing the capacitor can also help resolve Error 88 issues.
Ge Window Air Conditioner Error Codes
If you are having trouble with your GE Window Air Conditioner, it is helpful to know the error codes that may be displayed.
Error codes can help diagnose issues and provide a starting point for troubleshooting.
Common error codes include:
P1 or H8: Water reservoir is full. Solution: Drain the water tank according to instructions found in the user manual.
E1 or F1: Ambient room temperature error. Solution: Restart the unit.
E2 or F2: Evaporator sensor error. Solution: Unplug the unit, wait 30 seconds, then plug the air conditioner back in.
E4: Display panel communication error. Solution: Power the unit off, then power it on again.
F4: Outdoor temperature sensor error. Solution: Remove any obstructions or blockages from the vents.
F0: Refrigerant sensor error. Solution: Unplug the unit and contact a technician.
E5: Overcurrent protection error. Solution: Unplug the unit and contact a technician.
H3: Compressor overload protection error. Solution: Restart the unit.
E8: Overload malfunction error. Solution: Unplug the unit and let the air conditioner cool before plugging it back in.
GE Window Air Conditioner Error Codes (LED Error Codes):
LED screen flashing “88”: A 2-second display of “88” is normal upon startup. Solution: No action required.
Cool LED light flashing: Frozen evaporator coils. Solution: Power the unit off and allow it to defrost before using. Clean the evaporator coils.
Red LED light blinking: Dirty air filter. Solution: Clean the air filters.
GE Window Air Conditioner Error Codes:
E1: Electronic control board malfunction issue. Solution: Reset the unit’s electronic control board.
E2: Temperature sensor error. Solution: Restart the unit.
E4: Drain pan is full. Solution: Remove water from the drain pan.
E8: Overload malfunction error. Solution: Reset the unit by unplugging the GE window air conditioner for 30 seconds.
GE Mini-split Air Conditioner Error Codes:
EP: Main compressor sensor malfunction. Solution: Replace the compressor sensor.
E0: EEPROM parameter error.
E1: Communication error between indoor unit and outdoor unit. Solution: Restart the unit to fix the error.
E2: Signal error. Solution: Restart the unit to fix the error.
E3: Indoor fan speed malfunction. Solution: Check fan motor and fan blades for damage. Replace any faulty components as needed.
E5: Open or short circuit of outdoor temperature sensor. Solution: Unplug the unit and call a technician/electrician.
E6: Open or short circuit of room temperature sensor. Solution: Unplug the unit and call a technician/electrician.
P0: Inverter module protection.
P1: Over or under voltage protection. Solution: Unplug the unit and call a technician/electrician.
P2: Compressor temperature protection. Solution: No action. Let the unit cool.
P3: Outdoor temperature too low. Solution: No action. Let the unit warm up.
P4: Compressor drive error (inverters only). Solution: Reset the unit.
GE Dehumidifier Air Conditioner’s Error Codes:
E0 (On 70 Pint models only): When water is not pumped out while the unit is running under the Pump mode, E0 and the pump light will flash on the display.
E1: Electronic control board function error. Solution: Check the electronic control board for any damages. Replace the faulty or damaged components.
E4: Water bucket is full or defective bucket float switch. Solution: Empty the collection bucket. Check for a pinched or damaged wire in the wires between the control panel and the collection bucket float switch.
88: When power is connected to the unit, “88” will be displayed. This is normal. Solution: No action required.