The GE front load washer could be having power problems if it is normally powered off while it is still in service mode. Correct this by problem by disconnecting the power for a few seconds and then reconnect it. Next, press signal, delay start then signal and delay start until it powers up.
There's nothing wrong with the outlet, there's power there. Somewhere between the plug and the control panel there's probably an electical problem. You might also check the door switch. If the switch is bad, on some machines that will shut the thing down completely.