GE window air conditioners, like the AEE08AT model, offer excellent options for effectively cooling spacious areas, even large rooms and extra-large spaces, on sweltering summer days.
Obstructed filters, power-related concerns, and improper thermostat adjustments are among the factors that may impede the efficiency of your air conditioner's cooling performance.
Thankfully, the majority of these issues can be resolved without requiring advanced troubleshooting or the need for professional assistance.
GE Window Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: Step-by-step fixes for the most common GE window air conditioner problems
GE Window Air Conditioner not starting
- AC is not connected: Ensure that the AC plug is firmly inserted into the outlet.
- Tripped Circuit Breaker or Blown Fuse: Examine the breaker box or house fuse and replace a blown fuse or reset the circuit breaker if it has tripped.
- Power Outage: If there is a power outage, the AC should automatically resume operation using the previous settings. Please note that there is typically a protective delay of approximately 3 minutes to prevent the compressor from overloading. Therefore, the unit may not start cooling until 3 minutes have passed since it was turned back on.
- Current Interrupter Device Tripped (due to overload): Reset the device by pressing the RESET button on the power cord's plug. If this doesn't resolve the issue, check the breaker and fuses. If the fuses and breaker are in working order, unplug the AC and contact a service professional.
Quick Tip: If there was a brownout, use the reset button to restart the AC. Wait for three minutes before doing so to ensure the compressor doesn't overload.
GE air conditioner not cooling (general electric window air conditioner not cooling or GE air conditioner not blowing air) issue
- Airflow Obstruction: Ensure there are no obstructions in front of your air conditioner, such as furniture, curtains, or blinds.
- Incorrect Temperature Setting: Double-check that your AC is set to Cool mode and press the Decrease button to set the desired temperature.
- Dirty Air Filter: Clean the air filter at least every 30 days as per your owner's manual for specific instructions.
- Room Temperature: If the room is exceptionally hot, be patient. The AC requires more time to cool the room as it first needs to remove heat from the surroundings, including furniture, walls, and carpeting.
- Cold Air Escaping: Inspect for open furnace registers and cold air returns, and make sure they are sealed or closed.
- Iced Cooling Coils: If your cooling coils have iced up, refer to the "Air conditioner freezing up" section for troubleshooting steps.
Pros and Cons of GE Window Air Conditioner
- Efficient Cooling
- Easy Installation
- Customizable Cooling
- Aesthetic Impact
- Limited Coverage
- Installation Challenges
Differences Between GE Window Air Conditioners and GE Appliances Dryers
GE Window Air Conditioner
A window air conditioner is designed to cool and dehumidify the air in a room or specific area, making it more comfortable during hot weather.
GE Appliances Dryers
A dryer is used to remove moisture from wet laundry, effectively drying clothes and other textiles.
Alternative to GE Window Air Conditioner
Portable Air Conditioners
These units are similar to window air conditioners but are portable and don't require a permanent installation. They can be moved from room to room and typically come with a window kit for venting.
Fixing GE window AC problems
GE Window Air conditioner freezing up
This issue arises when ice obstructs the airflow, hindering the AC's ability to cool your room.
What to do:
- Adjust the AC controls to High Fan/High Cool.
- Raise the thermostat to a higher temperature setting.
GE Window Air conditioner remote control not working
This could be an indication that the remote batteries have been improperly inserted or that they are no longer functional.
Here's what you can do:
- Check the batteries and ensure they are inserted in the correct direction: (+) and (–).
- If the batteries are dead, replace them to address the issue with the GE air conditioner control panel not functioning.
Additionally, in cases where the AC has been recently installed, it's possible that the remote control is programmed for a different AC unit. To resolve this, follow these steps: 3. Simultaneously press two or more buttons on the remote to access the options toggle and select the correct A/C model.
Lastly, if you can operate the unit manually but the remote remains unresponsive, consider the possibility that the remote itself may be non-functional. In this case, you may want to try a new remote if available.
GE window air conditioner dripping water outside
Warm, humid air from your room typically flows over the cold indoor coil of the unit during the cooling process, leading to the condensation of water on this cold coil.
The base pan serves as the ultimate collection point for this water, and from there, it is directed to the rear section of the unit.
As a result, it is entirely normal to observe water dripping from the outdoor side of the AC unit.
GE window air conditioner leaking water inside
While it's typical for an AC unit to release water on the outside, it's a cause for concern if you notice water dripping inside your room. If this occurs, the likely reasons are as follows:
- Incorrect Installation: Water may drip inside if the unit was installed with a slight tilt into the room.
- Dirty Filters: Dirty filters can lead to moisture accumulation and dripping on the floor.
Here's what to do:
- Ensure that the unit is level or slightly tilted toward the outside (about 1/4 inch) to enable excess water to drain outside rather than leak into the room. This typically involves tilting the unit backwards so that water drips out of the rear of the AC and outside.
- Clean the filter, as it may be dirty. Remember that a dirty filter can obstruct airflow over the AC's evaporator coil, causing it to freeze over. As the ice eventually melts off the coils, the drain pan will fill up and eventually overflow with water. Consult your Owner's Manual for specific instructions applicable to your AC model.
It's important to troubleshoot common issues with your air conditioner to ensure it functions efficiently. Regular maintenance and careful attention to factors like correct installation, clean filters, and proper settings can help you avoid problems and enjoy cool and comfortable indoor environments.
If issues persist or seem more complex, consulting your owner's manual or seeking professional assistance may be necessary for a satisfactory resolution.