Motor Drive Error
A GE Washer displays a E42 error code when a Motor Drive Error has been detected by the internal electronic diagnostics.
GE Washer E42 Error Code Meaning
The motor drive operation is above design limits.
GE Washer E42 Error Code Possible Causes
- The shipping bolts have not been removed.
- The motor is jammed.
- The tub is jammed.
- The motor is defective.
- The motor drive or drum motor is defective.
- Loose wiring connection at the motor drive or drum motor.
The list of possible causes above may assist in determining the cause of the error code. Sometimes the error code cannot be resolved easily with the information on this page. For more information that may help diagnosis the error code visit the Appliance Repair Technical Support page of this website. Contacting a trained Appliance Repair Technician is another option if the if the issue is to difficult to resolve with the information provided.
A GE Washer displaying an error code can lock out the Washer or disable it from functioning normally. In order to regain normal functionality of the Washer the problem causing the error code will need to be resolved. Often the issue can be resolved with a simple repair or minor part replacement. This is much more cost effective and has a far less impact on the environment than a complete appliance replacement.
The information on this page may also apply to any of the following Washer manufactures under the General Electric GE brand.
- Haier Washer E42 error code.
- Hotpoint Washer E42 error code.
- Moffat Washer E42 error code.