Question about GE 106591 Coffee Maker
Cleaning cycle started then coffee maker stopped working. Coffee maker will not run through cleaning cycle and sill not accept any other setting . How can I get it to reset ?
*** HOW TO RESET THE GE 169164 COFFEE MAKER ***
After endless online searches yielding the same results (nothing useful), I figured out how to reset this coffee maker.
While coffee maker is plugged in and the evil little blue light is mocking you relentlessly, press and hold the 1-4 button and the TSB button simultaneously for 3 seconds or so. This will cause the device to exit it's error status and allow normal use of it.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
I downloaded the manual for the GE 169164 coffee maker. The cleaning cycle takes approximately 1 hour. Here is what to do. It worked for me.
1. Pull the chlorine stick filter out.
2. Fill the carafe with 4 cups vinegar and 4 cups water & mix. Pour into urn.
3. Push "Clean" button/(Blue Lamp) hold for 3 seconds (Push hard and hold)
4. Blue lamp should now be blinking.
5. Leave alone for one hour. Machine goes through many short cycles.
6. When done, 8 cups of hot water & vinegar mix will be in the carafe. Blue cleaning lamp is out.
7. Flush carafe and fill urn with 12 cups of clean cool water & run through, You're done!
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The clean light above the display is actually a button push it in for 3 seconds and the light goes out.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
I found similarly sized (and shaped) charcoal filters here:
I ordered tham and will attempt to squeeze them into the little filter basket for my GE coffee pot cleaning. This solution should work.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Just an FYI the model most of you are posting about has been recalled. apparently there were overheating/fire issues. If you go to the gehousewares website there is a link on the recall
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
I have a ge model 169164 coffee maker. The clean light is on. It will not go away. I cannot make coffee. Help!!
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
I had this problem today too. Mine stopped after about four cups of water had run through it.
I unplugged the coffeemaker and removed the wand with the marshmallow looking charcoal filter doo-hickey. While the machine was unplugged I pushed in the clean button and with it still depressed, I plugged the coffee maker back in.
I let go of the clean button and the coffee maker finished the clean cycle and reset. I put the wand back in but without the filter.
Now I have to go find more little filter blobs, apparently mine was full of sediment and not letting enough water get by.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
I think the solution is to let it run through the one hour cleaning cycle with the charcoal filter removed, and as I have not been able to find a replacement charcoal filter just leave it out. Though I would put the filter holder back in.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
For the problem of the plate not heating up, there is a fuse, not user servicable, if you know what you are doing, there are 2 fusible links, under the warming plate that can be replaced. they are 218c fuses, very hot so like i said, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING!! They are a safety limit so theres a reason they blew. otherwise either return it to walmart or buy a new one,
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
I bought the GE 169164 coffee maker from Walmart, I also got the cleaning problem, I found and downloaded the manual from this link http://www.gehousewares.com/Browse_Product.aspx?category_id=12 Automatic clean function is explained in page 11. Fill reservoir with water, press cleaning light which is also a button for 3 seconds until it flashes and wait to cleaning to finish.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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