Most modern appliances, including washing machines, have displays. Numbers or letters may appear on the display to indicate a washer error code. Thanks to this you can understand what in the washer is faulty or needs to be replaced. But it is worth remembering that some washer errors should not be repaired yourself and it is better to call an appliance repair specialist, such as SAR Cooling & Appliance Repair. The Most Common Washer Error Codes and Resolutions.
If the washer is misused or worn out and the operation is blocked a fault code will appear on the display. Each symbol indicates a specific breakdown that needs to be repaired. We’ve made it easy for you to find it and have collected the main codes of popular washer brands to help you decipher them and work out how to fix them. Some problems can easily be fixed by a non-professional. But most failures require the intervention of professionals.
What do the codes on the washer mean?
The errors and codes on the washer can show us the faults and other information about the condition of the appliance. Some of these faults can be repaired by you, while others require contacting professional appliance repair technicians. Without experience and special equipment, it will not be possible to restore the operation of a complex washing machine problem. Let’s look at the most popular washing machine errors of some brands.
Samsung washing machine error code
|Samsung washing machine error code nF/4E||Water fill error. This error appears if your WM fills for 40 minutes or when the water level won’t change after six minutes. In this case, check if the supply valves are open. During cold seasons, check if they have frozen. In addition, make certain the valves aren’t clogged up. If everything is okay, try the inlet valves. If they are damaged, have them replaced.|
|Samsung washing machine error code OE||Overflow error. If the WM is overfilled, unplug it in order to understand whether it keeps filling when unplugged. If so, replace the inlet valve as it is unable to shut off the water flow. If the WM isn’t overfilled, replace the sensor due to the inaccurate detection of the water level.|
|Samsung washing machine error code E2||Button error. This problem may occur when a button is stuck. First, try freeing the button. Press the top of all buttons on the panel. If it does not help, then press down off-center on all buttons. If the button won’t get free, the control board must be substituted.|
|Samsung washing machine error code IE/1E||Failure of the water level sensor. If this error appears, follow the steps: 1. Unplug the WM. 2. Examine wire harness connections between the EC board and the water level sensor. 3. If everything is all right, the water level pressure sensor must be replaced.|
|Samsung washing machine error code LE||Water level error. This error appears when the water level is lower than the reset level during the rinse/wash cycle. In this case, inspect the tub and its elements for leakages. In addition, check the drain system installation. Note, that if water can’t siphon out of the WM, the WM is installed improperly.|
Whirlpool washing machine error code
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F5E2/F5E3||Problem with the door lock. Make sure the door’s lock tab isn’t cracked or malfunctioning. If the tab is fine, a multimeter should be used to test the door lock.|
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F0E1||Main control is damaged. Reset your washer by turning it off and on. If that doesn’t work, call a technician.|
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F25||Problem with the drive motor’s tachometer. Examine the connections’ contacts. Straighten them out if they’re twisted, bent, or out of the groove, then firmly insert them into the socket.|
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F3E1||Broken pressure switch or sensor. Check for clogs or kinks in the pressure sensing hose. If it’s blocked, clear it out. If the hose is in good condition, the pressure sensor should be checked.|
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F3E2||Problem with the temperature sensor. Check the wires that connect the temperature sensor to the control board. Fix them if they have become damaged.|
|Whirlpool washing machine error code F6E2M||Communication error. Make sure that the wiring between the main control board and the user interface is in good working order. Any damaged wiring should be replaced. If no damage can be seen, examine the connections with a multimeter.|
Kenmore washing machine error code
|Kenmore washing machine error code F11||Problem with the motor control unit. Examine the wire harness between the main electric board and the motor control board after disconnecting the washer from its power source. Replace the wire harness if damaged, and reconnect all the loose wires. If your washer’s wiring is in good condition, replace the motor control board with a new one.|
|Kenmore washing machine error code F20||Insufficient water supply. Make sure the water supply faucets on your washer are completely open. Look for any kinks in the water fill lines. You should also examine the water inlet valve to confirm that it is in good working order. If the water valves remain closed when activated, you need to replace them with a new water inlet valve assembly.|
|Kenmore washing machine error code F21||Water drainage problem. Examine your washer’s draining channel for blockages. Remove any obstructions. If your washer’s drain pump does not drain water when it is turned on, it must be replaced. You should also check your pump’s electrical connections to make sure everything is in working order.|
|Kenmore washing machine error code F23||Heating element is damaged. Disconnect the power supply to your washing machine and check the wire harness from the main control board to the heating element. If there is a loose wire, try to fix it, and if the wire harness is damaged, replace it entirely.|
|Kenmore washing machine error code F24||Water temperature sensor is faulty. Examine the wire harness link between the display control board and the temperature sensor after disconnecting the washer. Replace the wire harness if it is damaged, and tighten all of the loose wires in your washer. If your wire connection is fine, you’ll need to replace the temperature sensor with a new one.|
|Kenmore washing machine error code F25||Problem with the drive motor tachometer. Disconnect the washer from the power supply and check the wiring harness. All loose wires should be reconnected, and all damaged harnesses should be replaced. If your washer’s wire connection is ok, replace the drive motor. In this case, it is better to get help from professionals.|
LG washing machine error code
|LG washing machine error code IE||Problems with inlet water supply. Inspect supply valves to make certain they are open. During cold seasons, check fill hoses for freezing. Also, inspect the inlet valves. If they are damaged, replace the assembly. If they are all right, the electronic control board is to be replaced.|
|LG washing machine error code FE||Water overflow. When you see this code, it means that the drain pump runs constantly. To solve the problem, inspect the inlet valves. They should shut off the water supply completely as soon as the WM is filled with water. If IVs are damaged, replace the IV assembly.|
|LG washing machine error code 0E||Slow draining. Make sure that your washer is not clogged up. Inspect hoses for any types of blockage. Unplug your washer and inspect the wire harness connection between the EC board and the drain pump. If there are any loose wires, reconnect them. Replace wires if they are damaged. If the drain pump does not run after activation, call a specialist.|
|LG washing machine error code LE||Issues with the motor. Unplug your washer and press the Start/Pause button for five seconds before reconnecting it. If the problem persists, call a technician.|
|LG washing machine error code PF||Power failure. Failure might occur during the cycle. As a result, the cycle cannot be finished properly. The user must launch a new cycle.|
Do-it-yourself repair requires certain skills and a set of tools. You should consider contacting a qualified technician. If you have an error on your washer, contact SAR Cooling & Appliance Repair. Simply call us on +1(727)350-9322 or use our online booking system and we will send a technician to your home. Our master will diagnose the problem and tell you the cost of parts and labor. If you agree to the price, they will earn the privilege of repairing your household appliance. And because we are committed to customer satisfaction, we hope you will take the time to leave us a positive review on Yelp or Google!