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GE WattStation Problem Thread (Was: Dead on Day 2 of use.)

Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:06 pm

My Ge Wattstation has a big red exclamation point and I have tested the fuses and the outlet so I know it has ground also there is nothing wrong with the panel. This is occuring even when not plugged into a vehicle.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Looking in the manual it could be
  • Contactor closed when not charging Fault, Non-correcting
  • Self-Test Fault, Non-correcting
  • Fan Fault, Non-correcting


I called the tech support number and it was absolutely no help whatsoever. I got shuffled off to some guy's voicemail.

I've already power cycled it several times.

I'm so pissed right now mostly because I know that nothing is going to happen with this for several days and that means I can't use my car which I just got 2 days ago.

[MOD note: Edited title to reflect this thread as the go-to thread for GE WattStation problems -drees]
Last edited by DaveEV on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited title to reflect this thread as the go-to thread for GE WattStation problems -drees
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:09 pm

Well, remember GE's motto! "Profit is our most important product!"
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:44 pm

jms wrote: I'm so pissed right now mostly because I know that nothing is going to happen with this for several days and that means I can't use my car which I just got 2 days ago.
Why not use the 120V EVSE that came in the trunk of your Leaf?

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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:49 pm

On the off chance...did you try shutting off power at the breaker and leaving it off for an extended period of time?
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:46 pm

I used the included L1 for 5 months driving an average 50 miles per day. Just drive.
Send the GE back for exchange or refund.
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:01 pm

I have a 60 mile roundtrip. I am getting home with 10-20 miles to spare. I get home around 9pm and leave around 6am. It is just not enough time. I started charging it today around 5pm on level 1 and I'm at 33% now with 11 hours to go and I leave at 6am. I've asked my boss to let me charge at the office but I won't know until tomorrow. I also don't expect to him to say that it's ok.

Besides I'm not upset by level 1. I'm upset that I paid around 1K to have a hunk of metal sit in my garage and do nothing.

I did leave the breaker off for a few hours and try it and I'm still getting the same thing. Big red exclamation point mocking me and frustrating me.
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:16 pm

TomT wrote:Well, remember GE's motto! "Profit is our most important product!"
They only make profit in foreign countries so that they can keep it all off shore and not pay taxes on it. Who else would you want for a top presidential adviser?

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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:46 pm

And Ford's motto: Quality is job 1.1!
LakeLeaf wrote:
TomT wrote:Well, remember GE's motto! "Profit is our most important product!"
They only make profit in foreign countries so that they can keep it all off shore and not pay taxes on it.
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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:19 am

Don't forget about Chrysler - that German company that was purchased by a Canadian investment group so they could take billions in US tax payer dollars to build Jeeps and pickups.
TomT wrote:And Ford's motto: Quality is job 1.1!
LakeLeaf wrote:
TomT wrote:Well, remember GE's motto! "Profit is our most important product!"
They only make profit in foreign countries so that they can keep it all off shore and not pay taxes on it.

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Re: GE Wattstation Dead on Day 2 of use.

Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:55 am

jms wrote:Besides I'm not upset by level 1. I'm upset that I paid around 1K to have a hunk of metal sit in my garage and do nothing.
Do you have an electric dryer outlet you could use? For $379 evseupgrade will send you an upgraded L1 that will plug in and work reliably on both 120v and 240v. That price includes a 120v adapter, a 240v pigtail adapter, and advanced replacement service. While you are waiting for the shipment to arrive, go to any hardware store and get a plug matching your dryer outlet. Ship your GE unit back as defective and ask for a refund.

Like hundreds of other LEAF owners I use my evseupgrade for all of my home charging. It has never let me down. This is a very professional upgrade by Ingineer, one of the most respected contributors to this board.

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