ge air-conditioners

Information about the problems and breakdowns of GE air conditioners that were reported from 2011 to 2021.

Common problems: fire, leaking, mold, overheating.

Faulty modules: heat pump.


2 safety recalls announced

General Electric, Sharp Recalls GE Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Fire Hazard

  • Date: 6/14/2011

This recall involves GE Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps manufactured between January 2010 and March 2011, and are most often used in apartment buildings and commercial space.

GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire

  • Date: 11/3/2015

This recall involves GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units with listed serial numbers. These units are most often used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces.

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5 issues reported


  • Date: 12/2/2021

92 YOM consumer reports that the window air conditioner unit was spewing a black substance from the vent. Upon inspection they found black mold. This happened with the replacement unit as well. This is a potential health hazard for consumers.


  • Date: 8/20/2020

Consumer reports that the window unit air conditioner has mold on it and caused their 46 YOF wife to wake up with congestion and swollen eyes. The unit was inspected and nearly every surface of the unit had black mold spots on it. Very unsafe and a health hazard.


  • Date: 8/1/2020

Consumer reports that the instructions for the window air conditioner does not make sense and the diagram and terminology doesn't match. This causes the unit to not be installed safely. These units are for windows and could fall and cause injury.


  • Date: 6/20/2021

Consumer purchased two window air conditioning units & stated, that some air conditioning units either are leaking flammable refrigerant or at risk of doing so later and this is because at factory used very long screws that are drilled into radiator & refrigerant pipes.


  • Date: 8/27/2021

55 YOF consumer reports that the air conditioner caused the carbon monoxide detector to go off with readings of over 100 ppm. The fire department had readings of 240 ppm. The gas company determined the ac unit created negative air pressure in the home. CO poisoning hazard.

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