GE Universal Remote Codes Programming Guide

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GE Universal Remote Codes Programming Guide

Key Points

  • GE universal remotes require correct programming using specific codes for different TV brands.
  • If the manual programming method doesn’t work, GE remotes have an auto code search function that sends multiple codes to the TV until the correct one is found.
  • Common troubleshooting tips for programming issues include checking the batteries, disabling HDMI CEC, following the correct process, ensuring a clear line of sight between the remote and TV, and considering the possibility of defective parts.

Universal remotes are amazing gadgets to have. Whether you’re getting tired of using an endless number of remotes or you’ve lost your original remote, these devices can save the day. If you’ve got your hands on a GE universal remote, you’re going to need to program it correctly. We’re going to give you the remote codes you need for your GE remote in this article, show you how to program it, and how to troubleshoot it in case something isn’t working.

Universal Remote Codes for GE Remotes

For brevity’s sake, the code table below contains the codes for the most popular TV brands that are compatible with the latest models of GE remotes. These are the V3, V5, and CL3-CL6 remotes that are newer than 2012 (you can see the model of your remote on a sticker inside the battery compartment.) Simply locate your TV brand in the left column, and you’ll find the compatible codes on the right. If you’re looking for other remote codes for a specific TV brand, follow the links.

Remote Codes By TV Brand

TV BrandGE Codes
Element1091, 1651, 1741, 2401, 2891, 4111, 5341, 5361, 5411, 5421, 5471, 5831, 5841, 6021, 6171
Element (Roku)6171
Hisense0001, 0671, 1651, 1741, 2081, 2141, 2211, 2891, 3671, 4381, 4391, 4671, 5331, 5341, 6161, 6171, 6251
Hisense (Roku)1741, 2891, 6171, 6251
0001, 0131, 0251, 0611, 0761, 0931, 1181, 1221, 1471, 1501, 1741, 1911, 2891, 3001, 3021, 3091, 3221, 3281, 3311, 3811, 4731, 5271, 5501, 5511, 6021, 6171
Philips0001, 0161, 0181, 0201, 0321, 0421, 0541, 0661, 0701, 0791, 0911, 1021, 1151, 1171, 1381, 1391, 1601, 1741, 1801, 1961, 2151, 2321, 3031, 3131, 3151, 3171, 3371, 3391, 3431, 3541, 3591, 3861, 3911, 3971, 3981, 4191, 4261, 4761, 4791, 5741, 6051, 6171, 6221, 6241, 6261
Philips (Roku)6171
Philips-Magnavox0181, 0681, 0911, 1171, 1961, 2321, 3591, 4791, 4991
0001, 0051, 0091, 0131, 0141, 0251, 0261, 0361, 0551, 0691, 0811, 0891, 1001, 1131, 1221, 1331, 1371, 1421, 1521, 1691, 1731, 1741, 1851, 1921, 2011, 2061, 2111, 2121, 2131, 2141, 2151, 2251, 2301, 2361, 2371, 2381, 2481, 2851, 2951, 3421, 3431, 3571, 4011, 4921, 5781, 5961, 6171, 6401, 6411, 6441, 6451, 6461, 6581
RCA (Roku)6171
Sharp0001, 0341, 0461, 0681, 0691, 1221, 1291, 1441, 1741, 2031, 2201, 2261, 2731, 2891, 3181, 3191, 3201, 3461, 4105, 4751, 4991, 5341, 5421, 5941, 6001, 6011, 6171, 6251
Sharp (Roku)1741, 2891, 6001, 6171, 6251
Sony1071, 1641, 1731, 1901, 2161, 2741, 3531, 3891, 4101, 4981, 5321, 5811
TCL0091, 1521, 1691, 1741, 1851, 2011, 2061, 2111, 2301, 2891, 3421, 3431, 3571, 4291, 5771, 5961, 6031, 6171, 6201, 6651
TCL (Roku)1741, 2891, 6171
1471, 1741, 2021, 2901, 3351, 3651, 3741, 3851, 4081, 5561, 5571, 5581, 5591, 5601, 5611, 5621, 5631, 5651, 5661, 5671, 5681, 5691, 5701, 6111, 6121, 6131, 6471, 6511

GE Universal Remote Programming Guide

Overall, programming a universal remote isn’t too hard once you know how. But the method differs depending on which remote you’re using. Below, you’ll find the step-by-step process for GE remotes.

Step 1: Switch On TV Set

To begin, you need to turn on your TV set manually.

The “Code Search” button will be at the top of your remote. Press and hold this until the LED light turns on. Then, release it.

Step 3: Press “TV” button

Next, press and release the “TV” button. The light should blink but remain lit.

Step 4: Try Your Code

Now’s the time to start testing codes. Enter the code using the number keys. If the code is correct, the light on your remote will turn off. Otherwise, the light will stay on, and you need to try another code.

Step 5: Confirm the Code

At this stage, you can press the power button to test your remote. The TV should turn off.

How to Program Automatically

If you can’t get a code to work, there is another way. Luckily, GE remotes have an auto-code search function. To use this, follow the first three steps as before, then check the steps below.

Step 1: Press and Release the Power Button

The power button should flash 10 times if you do this, meaning 10 codes have been sent to your TV. If a code isn’t found, wait a few seconds, and then press and release the power button again. Repeat the process until the TV turns off. This means the code series has been found.

Step 2: Turn On TV and Use Volume-Up

Now you need to turn the TV back on at the button, and then press and release the volume-up key every three seconds. Each time you do this, your TV tests one code in the series. Eventually, you’ll isolate the correct code, and the TV will switch off. Lastly, press the “TV” button to save it.

Troubleshooting Guide

Hopefully, you will find your code pretty quickly. However, if you’re having problems, there is hope. Here are the most common issues and how to solve them.

  • Low batteries: This may seem obvious, but remotes often have dud batteries. Try replacing them as the first port of call.
  • HDMI interference: If you have multiple devices connected to your TV via HDMI, turn off “HDMI CEC” in your TV settings to prevent interference. This may resolve the issue.
  • Incorrect process: Entering the code can be simple, but you need to follow the steps exactly. Make sure the remote’s LED lights up.
  • Interrupted signal: TVs can take a while to communicate with remotes, especially universal ones. There can be a few seconds of lag time between entering a command and receiving a response. It’s best to make sure your remote is pointing directly at the TV, and then wait a little while before turning away. This makes sure that the signal is being sent and received correctly.
  • Defective parts: This is more unlikely, but if nothing is working on your remote or TV, something may be damaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the codes for my GE remote?

We’ve provided the remote codes for modern models of GE remotes in the table above for the most common TV brands. All you have to do is find your TV brand in the left-hand column, and then you’ll see corresponding codes in the column on the right. Start by testing out one code, and move on to the next if that one doesn’t work. Eventually, you’ll have the correct code. You can potentially find a list of codes on the manufacturer’s website, but you’ll likely still have to do some testing as each code is unique to a particular TV model.

How do I find out the model of my remote?

The fastest way is to remove the batteries and check inside the compartment for a sticker displaying the model number.

What do I do if the code doesn't work?

If the code you’ve tried doesn’t work, the simplest thing to do is to move on to another code. You should be able to find a code in the table that works. However, you can also try the auto code search function if you’re having problems. If all else fails, check out our troubleshooting section for quick fixes to common issues.

How do I stop my devices from interfering with each other?

If you’re using HDMI to connect several devices, it’s best to try disabling “HDMI CEC” in your TV settings. This will help you determine if device interference is the culprit.



How do I program my remote automatically?

You can follow the first three steps from our manual programming guide, but instead of entering a code, press and release the power button to try out codes automatically. You can repeat this process once the button stops blinking until the TV turns off. Then, turn it back on and use the volume-up button every three seconds until the TV switches off. Lastly, press the TV button to save the code.

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