How To Reset And Fix GE 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker 169164

Posted by Dad | Coffee Makers | Sunday 17 January 2010 9:40 am
Many of the Walmart GE 12-Cup Digital Coffee Maker 169164 get stuck in the cleaning mode. Here is how to fix your coffee machine controls if they stick or lock up.



With the 169164 coffee maker plugged in and the small blue light stuck on or flashing at you, press and hold the 1-4 button and the TSB button at the same time for 4-5 seconds or so. This will cause the frozen Coffee cooker to exit it’s error status and return to its normal working functions.

Your GE Coffee maker should now be back in it’s just out of the box state.

Update: Nearly 1 million General Electric coffee makers sold at Walmart are being recalled after dozens of reports of overheating, smoking, burning and fires.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, said Walmart has received 83 complaints about the GE-branded coffee maker, including three reports of minor burns to consumers’ bodies.
The reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall, said the CPSC.
The recall involves about 900,000 GE 12-cup digital coffee makers sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.
The coffee makers, with the GE logo printed on the base, were sold in white or black from March 2008 through January of this year. The model numbers involved are 169164 and 169165.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using these coffee makers and return them to any Walmart for a full refund.



8 Comments »

  1. Comment by throttlekitty — March 18, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

    Thank you for this info! My unit is still stuck; it won’t brew or run the hot plate after this however.

    Coffee Dad: Don’t know what else to do. Possible return to wallyworld for swap-out. They usually will without a receipt.

  2. Comment by walter pace — June 26, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    need to know how to set timer so coffe is ready in the morning

    Coffee Dad: Update: Nearly 1 million General Electric coffee makers sold at Walmart are being recalled after dozens of reports of overheating, smoking, burning and fires.
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, said Walmart has received 83 complaints about the GE-branded coffee maker, including three reports of minor burns to consumers’ bodies.
    The reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall, said the CPSC.
    The recall involves about 900,000 GE 12-cup digital coffee makers sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.
    The coffee makers, with the GE logo printed on the base, were sold in white or black from March 2008 through January of this year. The model numbers involved are 169164 and 169165.
    Consumers are advised to immediately stop using these coffee makers and return them to any Walmart for a full refund.

  3. Comment by PERRY — August 28, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    i need a filter basket with a drip stop cant find any part number need one can ya help

  4. Comment by Tammie Johnson — October 16, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    I have model #169209 and I kept getting errors, I would unplug it to reset it like my insturctions said and now the pot lights up but it won’t perk now. What do I need to do. I have had my pot for 3 months. I always use this brand and the last coffee maker I had for around 2 years, so I don’t think this is normal. The error was mainly #3 for about a month, so I would push the TBS to get it to finish brewing. What is my next step? I don’t have the money to go out and purchase another one.

    Coffee Dad: This new model is having many problems like the old one that was recalled. Take it back to Walmart and they should replace it.

  5. Comment by Michelle — May 29, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I need to know how to set the timer on Model# 160164 GE coffee maker

  6. Comment by Brooke Gunter — October 22, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    I also have model #169209. ERo5 comes up rather frequently on my display. I live in Europe and the tap water here has a high amount of calcium, etc. I’ve found through trial and error that if you fill the pot up diluted 1/1 of vinegar water solution, pour it in, and hold down the clean cycle button for 5 seconds, it will take out the impurities which have built up inside. After that, I can expect to be error message free for atleast a month. Also, you may want to consider bottled water for coffee making.

  7. Comment by john — November 25, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    what is the 1- 4 button

  8. Comment by Tiffany — February 21, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    y coffee maker beeps in the middle of brewing coffee & on the digital display it says error 5. Is this the same thing? If so, I dont see a 1-4 button, where is it located?

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