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My GE Profile refrigerator has a code of 88 and flashing

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My GE Profile refrigerator has a code of 88 and flashing 08/88 on the screen. This is a 26 inch model with a non-LCD panel. This problem occurred after a power outage and after two days has not returned to normal. Water will not dispense and ice is no longer being made. A GE repairman just replaced the Duct Door Assembly two weeks ago.The model number is ***** serial number RS900626. Is there a way to reset this? Pressing the Adjust Freezer and Energy Saver buttons does not work.Should I call for service?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

This 08/88 is an error code and it means that your water tank heater has failed. Try to reset the error by pressing and holding the Energy Saver and Alarm buttons together for 5 seconds. If the error won't reset then the water tank heater back by the water reservoir behind the crisper drawers inside your refrigerator would need to be replaced to resolve the issue.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

The water tank heater is part number WR51X10117 and it costs about $60.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?