GE Universal Remote Codes: How to Program Any Device

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If you’ve misplaced your TV remote, or it’s gone kaput, don’t worry – you can still control your TV using the General Electric universal remote. We explain the codes you need to program any device using a GE universal remote and how to set them up. So whether you want to control your DVD player, cable box, or satellite, we’ve got you covered.

What is a GE universal remote codes controller and what are its features?

A GE remote is a universal remote control that can be used to operate your TV, DVD player, cable box, and satellite. All you need to do is sync your GE universal remote to the device you want to program. The good thing about using a universal remote control is that not only can you use it to control your TV, DVD player, cable box, and Satellite, but it can control them all at the same time.

How to program a GE universal remote

The GE remote control is a versatile tool that can be used to operate a wide variety of electronic devices. In order to program the universal remote control, you will need to have the correct code for your device. Codes can be found in the GE Remote Control Codebook, which is available online or from your local GE retailer. Once you have the code for your device, follow these instructions:

  1. Press and hold the “Setup” button on the remote until the “TV” button blinks twice.
  2. Enter the code from the code finder into your remote. The red light will blink twice again to confirm that you’ve entered the code correctly.
  3. Press the “Power” button to test your code. If it does not work, repeat steps 1-3 using a different code until you find one that works.
  4. With these simple steps, you can program your universal remote codes controller to operate almost any electronic device in your home.

Most common GE Universal remote code

The most common code for a GE TV is 10047. To program your GE TV with this code:

  • Press and hold the “SETUP” button on your remote until the red light blinks twice.
  • Enter the code 10047 into your remote. The red light will blink twice again to confirm that you’ve entered the code correctly.

The most common code for a GE DVD player is 11695. To program your GE DVD player with this code:

  • Press and hold the “SETUP” button on your remote until the red light blinks twice.
  • Enter the code 11695 into your remote. The red light will blink twice again to confirm that you’ve entered the code correctly.

The most common code for a GE Cable box is 11687. To program your GE Cable box with this code:

  • Press and hold the “SETUP” button on your remote until the red light blinks twice.
  • Enter the code 11687 into your remote. The red light will blink twice again to confirm that you’ve entered the code correctly.

The most common code for a GE Satellite is 11864. To program your GE Satellite with this code:

  • Press and hold the “SETUP” button on your remote until the red light blinks twice.
  • Enter the code 11864 into your remote. The red light will blink twice again to confirm that you’ve entered the code correctly.

Common GE Universal Remote Codes List

GE universal remotes come with a set of pre-programmed codes that make setup a breeze. But if you have an older model GE universal remote, you may need to enter the GE remote control codes manually.

Here’s how to do it. First, find the code for your devices in GE remote control codes list below and write it down. Next, press and hold the SETUP button on your GE universal remote until the LED light blinks twice. Then, enter the code for your device using the number keys on the GE universal remote.

Finally, press the POWER button to test the code. If your device turns off, it means you’ve programmed the GE universal remote successfully. But if not, repeat the steps and try another GE remote code from the list below until you find one that works for your device.

Common code list

  • TV: 10047, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009,  004, 007, 013, 025, 029, 036, 048, 060, 073, 127, 135, 172, 179, 180, 236, 237, 238, 255, 257, 261, 262, 263, 267, 280, 283, 297, 310, 311, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 326, 331, 332, 337, 338, 340, 343, 345, 346, 348, 349, 352, 353
  • DVD player: 11695, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 
  • Cable box: 11687, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003 
  • Satellite: 11864
  • Stereos: 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003.

Troubleshooting tips for common problems

If you’re having trouble programming your GE universal remote, here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you get started.

  • Make sure you’re using fresh batteries in your remote. If the batteries are low, it can affect the performance of the remote.
  • Double-check that you’ve entered the code correctly. The code should be entered into the remote exactly as it’s listed in the code finder or user manual.
  • If you’re still having trouble, try resetting your GE universal remote by pressing and holding the SETUP button for three seconds until the light blinks twice. Then enter code 0060 to reset all codes on the remote. You can also try code 0000, which is a master reset code that should work with all GE universal remotes.

Frequently Asked Questions about GE universal remotes

Do GE universal remotes come with code lists?

GE universal remotes are designed to work with a wide range of electronic devices. This makes them convenient to control all of your home entertainment equipment with one simple remote.

Most GE remotes come with a code list that includes the most common codes for the most popular brands of televisions, DVD players, and other types of equipment. However, if you can’t find the code list for your GE remote there are a few other ways to get the codes that you need. Take a look at our list of codes in this article – if can’t find a code that works head over to the GE website provides a list of codes for various types of equipment. Many retailers that sell GE remotes also provide code lists.

In addition, most GE universal remotes have a “code search” feature that allows you to find the codes for your specific device by trial and error. With a little patience, you should be able to find the codes that you need to use your GE remote with just about any type of electronic equipment.

How do I know if a code is working?

The best way to test a code is to enter it into the remote and then try turning on the device you’re trying to control. If the device turns on, it means the code is working. Alternatively, try the following options:

  • Check the code against the GE remote control code list. The lists are available online and in GE user manuals.
  • If you have a GE TV, you can use the GE TV code checker. To do this, press and hold the “TV” button on your remote for five seconds. The green light on your remote will blink twice, then stay lit. Enter the code you want to check, then press the “Power” button. The green light will blink twice if the code is correct. If the code is not correct, the red light will blink twice. 
  • If you have a GE Universal remote, you can use the GE Universal remote code checker. This is a free online tool that lets you enter a code and see if it works with your GE device.

What do I do if I can’t find a code that works for my device?

GE remote control codes are used to program GE universal remote controls. If you cannot find a code that works for your device, try the following:

  • Press and hold the Code Search button on the GE universal remote until the red light blinks twice.
  • Release the Code Search button.
  • Point the GE universal remote at the device you wish to control.
  • Press and release the Power button on the GE universal remote. The red light will blink once and then remain lit.
  • Enter the code for your device. The red light will blink twice. If the code is entered correctly, the red light will turn off. If it does not, repeat steps 4-6 with a different code.

How do I auto code My GE Universal remote?

GE remote controls come with a set of codes that enable them to work with a wide range of devices. In order to auto-code your GE universal remote, you will need to find the code that corresponds to your specific device. The codes can be found in the GE Universal Remote Control Code Booklet, which should have come with your remote control.

Once you have located the code, simply follow the instructions in the booklet to program the remote or our step-by-step guide in this article. If you have lost the code booklet, you can also find the codes online on the GE support website. With just a few simple steps, you can easily program your GE universal remote control to work with your desired device.

Using the GE universal remote with a cable set top box

GE remote control codes are used to set up your cable set-top box. The first step is to find the code that corresponds to your specific model of GE remote control. Once you have found the code, you will need to enter it into the GE Universal Remote Control Code Book.

This can be found in the GE Remote Control User’s Guide. Once you have entered the code, follow the instructions in the GE Remote Control User’s Guide to complete the setup process. If you have any trouble finding the right code or completing the setup process, contact your cable provider for assistance.

Where to buy a GE remote

GE universal remotes are available at most electronics stores, as well as online retailers such as Amazon.com. You can also find code lists and code checkers on the GE website. 

How much do GE remote controls cost?

GE universal remotes range in price from about $15 to $50, depending on the features and number of devices they can control. Code lists and code checkers are usually available for free on the GE website.

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