How To Reset A GE Universal Remote?

Resetting a GE universal remote is a straightforward process that can solve many common issues and restore its functionality. Whether you’re facing difficulties with your remote’s programming, experiencing unresponsive buttons, or simply want to start from scratch, a reset can often provide a simple solution.

In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process to reset a GE universal remote to factory settings (Hard reset), ensuring that you can regain control over your entertainment devices quickly and effortlessly. By following these instructions, you’ll be able to enjoy seamless operation and uninterrupted access to your favorite shows and media in no time.

Restoring is the primary step you can do when your GE remote won’t work with your device. Be aware that, once you reset, all the settings will be lost, then you need to re-program it with a code for the devices you want to control.

How To Reset A GE Universal Remote?

Method 1

  • Press and hold the SETUP button on the GE remote till the red LED light is ON and release the key. you need to long press for 2 – 3 seconds.
  • Then press and release the “OK” key so that at the time of pressing red light will blink once
  • Then press and release the “0” button (Zero key) and the red light will blink two times.
  • You have successfully reset your GE universal remote. Program new devices to it and enjoy

If the above-given method is not working, then try the second method. But in most cases, you won’t need to go for the second method. You’ll succeed in the first method itself.

Method 2

Remove the batteries from the remote control for 10 minutes. This is what we call power recycling. After that, press all the keys 2-3 times rapidly. Then insert the batteries, and all programmed functions will be cleared.

Because we removed the batteries from the compartment for 10 minutes, all the residual charges would dry out and subsequently the remote got reset.

The red light not blinking when resetting the GE remote, what to do?

When each time you press any button on the remote control, the RED light will blink. The RED tiny bulb will blink in DIM when there is no sufficient charge on the inserted batteries. So, you should replace them with a pair of fresh batteries, most probably, the GE remote needs 2 AAA batteries.

To make sure that the issue is with the batteries, you can insert some spare batteries at your home.

Do I need to reset the GE remote every time I add or program devices to it?

If you have a 4-device remote, it means that you can program that particular remote control for up to 4 different devices. For example, it can be paired to control 4 TVs.

You don’t need to reset the remote each time you pair it with a new device. Once the quota is reached, and you want to pair it with an additional device, you should unpair one device before pairing it with the new one.

Unfortunately, the GE remote won’t allow us to unpair the devices separately. Here’s what you can do instead: reset it, so that all the connected devices will get unpaired. After that, re-program the remote with the devices you want to control.


Hope you have reset your GE universal remote to factory settings. Re-program it for your desired devices with the proper code now, get the code based on the code version. Identify whether your remote belongs to any one of the following CL3, CL4, CL5, or CL6 categories.

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