Stop Beeping From GE Geospring Heat Pump Water Heater

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The purpose of this procedure is to remove the filter reminder beeper alarm
that will sound even upon clearing the faults. This is due to some poor workmanship or poor quality parts used by GE. First see if GE will repair or replace the parts under your warranty. If you are like me, I was out of warranty and found that the heater operates fine except for the annoying beeping every 30 seconds. Many owners of this water heater are fully aware of the issue, but I had not seen this procedure anywhere on the internet so i figured I'd share what I did. In the end, you still have the filter light flashing, just no sound coming from it.

Step 1: Shut Off Power and Remove the Control Panel

Safety first: shut off power to your water heater at the circuit breaker. and verify the unit is off. Then remove the one screw shown and remove the control panel. You need to slide it downward then it swings out. Rotate it to completely remove the pivot points from the heater opening.

Step 2: Test for Power, and Open the Control Panel

Use a non-contact meter and verify there is no power in any of the wires entering the panel. Remove one screw on the top to open the metal back cover.

Step 3: Unplug the Wires From the Outer Board

Unplug the small wires by gently grasping them and pulling straight off. Firmly grip the connectors of the heavy wires with pliers and pull them off their connectors. Only the heavy wires exiting the panel need to be removed, as shown in the picture in the next step.

Step 4: Remove the Outer Board

Gently pry the plastic tabs to swing the outer board out of the way to access the inner board.

Step 5: Remove the Inner Board

Remove two screws securing the inner board. Then gently release the tabs holding it in place. You should be able to remove both boards now.

Step 6: Pry Off the Piezo Disc

Use a small screwdriver to gently work the outer cap off the piezo beeper. Once removed, you can decide where to save the metal disc in case you ever need to reinstall it. Removal will likely void any warranty you have so it might be smart to hang on to it. At this point, you have disabled the beeper, and all that is left is to reverse the other steps to reinstall the circuit boards and reconnect all the wires on the proper terminals. Be careful to match the proper color wires where they came from following the colored paint dots.

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    DWYSW

    13 days ago

    Thanks so much !!! I was on the same thought process. I bought this water heater four years ago on a special sale for only $400 so that I'm not putting any money into it in regards to repairs. I pulled out the buzzer and ripped out the red light and it's working just fine and I don't care what the underlying problem is. I'll use it until it dies and then I'm going to go with a 75 gallon Canadian brand that is rated down to 0 degrees amibent Temp. The fan is moving a lot of air so it doesn't seem to be a fan issue. Filter clean like new. I'm in the Northeast so my basement is always around 50° perhaps it's struggling too much to pull heat from the basement but I put in hybrid mode so if it wants to use its resistive heating elements it can do that.

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    Greasyfingers60DWYSW

    Reply 8 days ago

    Glad it helped! Here is a little update: I eventually replaced the temperature sensors and the fan motor (called GE and ordered the replacement parts) and that corrected the fault errors. It's hard to say that it actually works any better, but I think the fan is running faster than before.

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    TimJ107

    8 months ago

    This fix works on the same principal as making a baby quit crying by shoving a sock in its mouth, it will give you the result you want but it does not cure the problem.

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    Greasyfingers60TimJ107

    Reply 8 months ago

    You are correct. And I can attest to say that the water heater continued to degrade in performance until I finally replaced the fan motor, which would have been the proper fix from the start. The repair manual is available online, and goes through all the steps, so an instructable is not needed.

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    MelanieS117

    10 months ago

    Thank you so much for making this instructable! Saved my sanity!! Our model is a bit newer but the guts are still the same so this worked perfectly!

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    AdamG222MelanieS117

    Reply 10 months ago

    I am glad you liked it, and happy I could help. As a follow-up to my original issue, I should say that eventually my water heater stopped working and I ordered about $100 in parts recommended by GE service. Replacing the fan motor did the trick, and it’s been working fine for a year now. The service manual can be found online, and that covers how to do the job.

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    Swansong

    2 years ago

    Good instructable, thanks for sharing :)