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GE Oven Error Codes

GE Oven Error Code: Bad Line

The GE Oven Error Code “Bad Line” serves as an indicator of a critical problem related to the electrical supply and wiring of your oven. When this error code is displayed, it signifies that the power has been applied to the unit, but there is an issue with the way it has been wired, which can jeopardize the safe and proper operation of the appliance.

  1. Mis-Wiring: This error typically arises due to incorrect or improper wiring of the oven. Electrical connections may have been made in a way that does not align with the oven’s specifications.
  2. Electrical Supply Issues: It could also be caused by fluctuations in the electrical supply or inadequate voltage, which may not meet the oven’s power requirements.

What to Do When You See the “Bad Line” Error:

  1. Safety First: The safety of your home and appliances should be your top priority. If you encounter the “Bad Line” error, immediately turn off the oven and unplug it from the power source.
  2. Do Not Attempt Repairs: This error code is not something that can be resolved through DIY efforts. It is crucial to avoid any attempts to tamper with the electrical connections yourself.
  3. Contact a Professional Installer or Electrician: To rectify the “Bad Line” error, it is highly recommended to seek the expertise of a qualified appliance installer or electrician. These professionals possess the necessary knowledge and experience to diagnose and resolve electrical wiring issues safely and effectively.
  4. Ensure Proper Wiring: The installer or electrician will examine the wiring to ensure it meets the oven’s specifications and that there are no mis-wiring issues. They will correct any problems with the electrical connections to guarantee safe and efficient oven operation.


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