How to fix Washing Machine Errors (Brand wise)

The washing machines from popular brands have become quite smart, thanks to the advancement in their technology. These machines can now identify any fault in any parts of the system and display the relevant error code on the screen. These error or fault codes vary from one brand to another.

As a washing machine owner, you should have a list ready to identify the issues with your washing machine from the error code. The following is that comprehensive list of error code with cause and solution for washing machines of popular brands.

LG Washing Machine Error Codes

Error Code

Cause Of Error

Solution To The Issue

IEIssue with the water supply of the machine.

1. Check the inlet hose that connects your machine to the tap.

2. Remove any clog or kink inside it and wash it thoroughly.

3. If the problem persists, replace the hose.

OEIssue in draining the water out.·         1. Check the drain hose for any clog or kink.

·         2. Check the washing machine filter and remove any blockage.

·         3. Check whether the drain itself is clogged or not.

·         4. Use a plunger to clean and remove any object.

UEUnbalanced load. It is either under-loaded or over-loaded making it out of balance.·         1. Check if there is enough laundry in the drum or not. You can check the manual to understand the minimum load required.

·         2. Otherwise, you might have loaded too much laundry in the drum. Remove some and try again.

·         3. If you are washing heavy clothes with lightweight clothes say t-shit, blouse always spread the laundry weight evenly.

dEThe door is not properly closed.Make sure the door is closed properly.tE, TE1, TE2, TE3, TE4Problem with the thermistor.It is better to unplug the machine immediately and call customer care for an inspection.FEWater is overfilling due to a fault.It is better to close the water tap, unplug the machine and call customer care for help.PEWater level sensor is malfunctioning.1. If you can, check the wire between the main control board and the water level pressure sensor for any damaging or loosening.

2. If the wiring is perfect, you may change the water level pressure sensor.

3. If it still does not work, call the customer care.

CEError in the electric current in the machine.

It could be due to a short circuit within the machine or any other issue with the electric system of your home.

For the latter case, you need an electrician and for the former case, you need to get to the customer care.

Before that, plug the appliance into another electric socket and make sure that the plug is connected perfectly.

LEProblem with the motor.Switch off the appliance, cut the water supply and contact the customer care.PFPower failure during the cycle.Try to restart the wash cycle.AEWater leakage detected by the washing machine.·         1. Switch off the machine immediately.

·         2. Disconnect the water supply completely.

·         3. Contact LG customer care.

E6Problem with the clutch. This happens when an object is stuck between the tub and the pulsator.1. Remove all items from the tub.

2. Check the bottom of the washer as well as the seam between the pulsator and drum.

3. Remove anything and everything that is stuck in between using a plier.

CLIt is not exactly an error code. It indicates that the child lock is activated. Therefore, the control panel and other settings modification are disabled.To deactivate the child lock, press and hold the child lock button for a few seconds.tCLThis indicates that it is time to run the tub clean cycle.1. Remove everything from the tub.

2. Insert bleach in the detergent dispenser.

3. Run the tub clean cycle.

Once done, restart the appliance.

4. If you still see the code appearing, contact LG customer care.

DLThis means the door latch switch is malfunctioned. It could be due to an item caught inside the door.1. Remove all the items.

2. Switch off the machine for a minute.

3. Restart the machine and the cycle.

4. If the error code is still displayed, it may be due to the damaged door latch and you have to contact the customer care for replacement.

DRIt is not an error code. It indicates that the operation is timed out and that the machine is draining water.

This generally happens when you pause a cycle and leave it idle for long.

No action is needed.UBUnbalanced load.·         1. Check if there is enough laundry in the drum or not. You can check the manual to understand the minimum load required.

·         2. If you have put small clothes with large and heavy clothes try to distribute the weight evenly inside the drum.

·         3. You might have loaded too much laundry in the drum. Remove some and try again.

D3This indicates that a part of the machine is malfunctioning.You need to contact the customer care for repair service.

Samsung Washing Machine Error Codes

Error Code

Cause Of Error

Solution To The Issue

1EProblem with the water level sensor.1.     Turn off the machine and wait for 30 seconds.

2.     Turn it on and proceed with a new program.

3.     If the problem still exists then please contact the customer care team.

3E

3E1

3E2

3E3

3E4

Defect in the motor.1.     Switch off the machine and restart after half a minute.

2.     Begin a new program and see if the problem exists or not.

3.     Please call the customer support team if the problem remains.

E4Problem with water supply. The machine cannot detect when it is filling water.1.     Confirm if the water supply is on and if the water pressure is at a suitable level of 0.5 to 8bar.

2.     Check if there is any kinking of water hoses and also the inlet filters of the water valve.

3.     If everything is clear, then please contact customer care team.

4E1

4E2

Water temperature is either too high or too low.1.     See if the water hose is linked to cold water, which is denoted by a blue tap. Hot water connection should not be there.

2.     If the problem continues then please contact the customer care team.

5EProblem with water drainage which means water is not draining out properly.1.     See if there is any blockage in the drainage pump filter such as coins, lint, or hair.

2.     Check the waste connection and the drain hose for any kind of blockage or twists.

3.     Drain the remaining water with a spin cycle.

6EWater heater not functioning properly.Please contact the customer care team.6FNot an error code.Please contact the customer care team.8E Overpowering issue.1.     Turn off the machine and give a wait for half a minute.

2.     Turn it on and start a new program.

3.     Please call the customer support team if the error continues.

9E1Power issue.1.     Turn the machine off and restart it after waiting for 30 sec.

2.     Start a new program.

3.     If there is still the error then please contact the customer care team.

9E2Power error.1.     Stop the machine and turn it off for 30 seconds.

2.     Restart it and proceed with a new application.

3.     If the problem continues then please contact the customer care team.

AEError in Signal transmission between Main PCB and Sub PCB.1.     Stop the appliance and restart after half a minute.

2.     Proceed with a new program.

3.     In the continuity of the error, please contact the customer care team.

bEMoisture is detected.1.     Make sure you turn off the machine for 30 minutes.

2.     Turn it on and begin a new program.

3.     When there is still the error, please contact the customer care team.

bE1Power button issue.1.     Confirm if any of the buttons have been stuck.

2.     Disconnect the power supply and clean the buttons with a lightly damp cloth.

3.     Please call customer support team if the problem persists.

B2/bE2Control button issue.1.     Check if any of the buttons are stuck.

2.     Detach the main power supply and clean it with a light dank cloth.

3.     If the error exists then please call the customer support team.

bE3Defective buttons.Please contact the customer care team.CEWater temperature issue.1.     Ensure that the water hose is not on hot water. The connection must be with a cold supply.

2.     A blue tap confirms the same.

3.     If the issue exists, please call the customer support team.

dE

dE1

Problem in the Door.1.     Ensure that the door is fully closed.

2.     Remove anything that is blocking the door.

3.     Make sure that there is no overloading.

4.     Please call the customer support team if the above did not help.

dE2On/off switch defect.1.     Disconnect the machine from the mains power supply.

2.     Restart the machine again after five minutes.

3.     Please contact the customer care team if the problem exists.

FEError in the FanPlease contact the customer care team.H1

HE

Water temperature issue.Please contact the customer care team.HE1Water heater is not functioning properly.Please contact the customer care team.HE2Dryer heater malfunctioning.Please contact the customer care team.HE3Error in steam function.Please contact the customer care team.HOTUnit is too hot.It is not an error as it helps to prevent heater faults.

The fan continues to run to make the machine cool.

The door will unlock when it reaches below 55-degree C.

LE

LE1

Water leakage or natural draining and low water level detection.1.     See the level of the drain hose is not above the machine’s base.

2.     Confirm if there’s any water leakage. If there is no water, then turn off the power and reconnect.

3.     If you still face the issue then please call the customer support team.

OE

OF

Water overflowing issue.1.     This usually happens when there is more washing powder or liquid.

2.     Restart the machine after a gap of 30 seconds that will allow the drain pump to function.

3.     If the error continues, please contact the customer care team.

t1

ee2/t2

tS

The machine is in test mode.1.     Turn off the main power supply and wait for 30 seconds.

2.     Turn it on and begin with a new program.

SUD (sometimes misread as 5UD)Foam Overflow.1.     This is a self-curing issue and not a fault.

2.     In case it does not, then run the 90-degree C Cotton cycle or Eco Drum Clean cycle without washing load or detergent.

3.     To minimize the error, you can reduce the quantity of the detergent.

tEThis indicates a temperature sensor issue.1.     Turn off the machine for half a minute and turn it on.

2.     Begin with a new program.

3.     In the case the problem does not resolve, please call the customer support team.

tE1

tE2

tE3

This indicates a temperature sensor issue.Please contact the customer care team.UCToo much voltage fluctuations.1.     Make sure to turn off the appliance for 30 seconds.

2.     Restart and begin a new program.

UEUnbalanced load in the drum.1.     It is not an error and the machine automatically stops the spin to detect the unbalanced the load.

2.     Adding or removing items for a balanced load can prevent the issue.

3.     Single heavy items are doubtful to spin on their own. Add additional items and select another spin phase.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Codes

Error Code

Cause Of Error

Solution To The Issue

dETFault with detecting the detergent cartridge in the dispenser.1.     The problem persists only on selected models and usually does not happen when you use a single-load dose of detergent.

2.     Make sure that you insert the dispenser cartridge appropriately close the dispenser drawer completely.

IntThis indicates that the cycle is halted or cancelled.1.     The error code usually reflects after the washer takes up to half an hour to stop spinning.

2.     Press the ‘pause’ or ‘cancel’ button two times and also the power button.

3.     If the error continues, then disconnect the power for at least a minute.

rL or F34This happens when an item is detected in the washer tub during the ‘clean washer’ cycle.Empty the drum and proceed with the clean washer cycle.Sud or Sd

Too many suds in the machine.1.     The excessive foam will make the washer to stop spinning. Ensure that you use high-efficiency detergent to automatically extend the rinse time and remove the suds.

2.     It can also happen due to the delimited drain hose. Check there is no kinking of the drain hose.

3.     You can also check on how to install the drain hose.

F5 E2The door is not locked properly.1.     Make sure that there is no blockage when you close the door.

2.     Remove the code be pressing the pause button twice and power button once.

F7 E1Motor speed sensing error.1.     This blocks the motor to get the right speed.

2.     Make sure to remove all the shipping bolts.

3.     Check if there is no overloading in the washer.

4.     Follow it by pressing the pause button and power button twice and once respectively.

F8 E1 or LO FLLow water flow.1.     Ensure to turn on the water supply and both the water valves are completely opened.

2.     Check if the inlet hoses have no kinking.

3.     You will also find controls for ‘no anti-flood’ hoses.

4.     Press the cancel button twice along with the power button once.

F8 E2Problem with the dispenser system.It varies on selected models. Make sure the detergent cartridge has no clogging.F9 E1This happens when the drain time gets longer than usual.1.     Remove any kind of clogging or kinking of the drain hose. You can use the ‘U’-shaped drain hose form.

2.     The standpipe height must be in the range of 39 inches to 96 inches.

3.     It can also happen due to excess suds. Make sure to use high-efficiency detergent.

Other F# E# codeThis is an unknown error.1.     Disconnect the power line for 60 seconds and restart the machine.

2.     If the error continues, continue the Schedule Service Online to get the assistance of a qualified technician.

drnDraining system not working properly.It can be a result of inappropriate installation.HCHot and cold inlet hoses are installed in reverse.1.     This appears at the end of the wash cycle. This happens when you swap the cold water inlet with the hot water inlet and vice versa.

2.     Reverse the hoses by turning off the water supply. Confirm the same by running another cycle.

LdLLid is not properly locked.1. Check items under the lid if it is making any hindrance.2. You can also check the build-up of detergent around the lid lock.LdULid is jammed and cannot be unlocked.Remove any kind of object that is avoiding the washer lid from unlocking it.LF, Lo FL or F8 E1This happens when the washer takes more than usual time to fill.1.     It usually arises due to the water supply problem.

2.     Check the water supply and ensure and ensure that you open both the faucets for an appropriate fill.

3.     You must always supply both hot and cold water.

lidWasher lid is open.1.     Clear the display by closing the lid. Opening the lid for over 10 minutes will reset the cycle and the water will drain.

2.     Begin the cycle and make sure to add limited detergent.

OfbWasher load is out of balance.1.     When you see that the dial is flashing but the washer is not functioning, then redistribute the load and close the lid. Follow it by clicking the start or pause button.

2.     When there is vibration while spinning, then load the items in loose piles on an even basis.

3.     Unbalancing of the washer can also happen when there is more water or when you add wet items.

4.     Balance large items and avoid single items.

5.     If you are using bulky sheets, then check the user manual and seek information on “Cycle Guide”.

OLWasher is overloaded.1.     In the course of an overload, the washer will automatically drain the detergent and water.

2.     Remove the items and add high-efficiency detergent. Close the lid and press the start button.

PFThis happens when the wash cycle is paused due to a power failure.1.     Restart the washer cycle by long-pressing the start button.

2.     You can also press the power button and clear the display.

SudExcessive amount suds in the washer.Make sure you use high-efficiency detergent.

IFB Washing Machine Error Codes

Error Code

Cause Of Error

Solution To The Issue

E 01The door is open. It is not closing properly.Check the door and close it properly. It is better to open it once before closing it properly.E 02There could be various reasons for this fault code.

1. The water tap may be turned off.

2. The inlet hose may have blockage especially the Sieve/filter part.

3.The water pressures are too low.

4. The water inlet hose may have been damaged or bent.

1.     Turn on the water tap.

2.     Clean the water inlet hoses thoroughly especially the sieve/filter part.

3.     Replace the inlet hose with a new one if it is bent or damaged.

E 031.     The power cable plug may not be fitted properly to the socket.

2.     The power supply rating is not compatible.

1.     Fit the plug properly into the socket or replace it with a standard one.

2.     Make sure you are connecting 230 V, 15 A sockets that have proper earthing.

E 04This means the washing machine is running for too long or getting overloaded.1. Shut down the machine and restart it after half an hour.

2. If the problem persists, unload some of the laundries and restart after an hour.
If it is showing the same fault code, contact customer care.

E 05Wash time has been extended automatically by the machine due to either low inlet water temperature or low input voltage.1. You can shut down the machine and let the voltage normalize before starting again.

2. If the inlet water temperature is low, you can pause the washing for a few hours and resume it when the water temperature normalizes.

E 061.     Blocked coin trap.

2.     Exhaust hose twisted or clogged.

1. Clean the coin trap and the exhaust hose thoroughly. Remove any blockage.

2. If the exhaust hose has bent, replace it.

r ın5 HOLdThe code is displayed at rinse hold step.You should press the start/pause button or select the drain program.dLAYThe code is displayed during delay start mode.Nothing to do, it will go away automatically. If not, contact the customer care for assistance.P 01 / P 02… P 15These fault codes show in the display when you toggle the selector switch during a program.You need to move the program selector position back to its original program position.doorDoor not closed or locked properly.You need to open and then close or lock the door properly.dLErDoor is not getting unlocked.1. Toggle the program selector to off position.

2. Wait for a couple of minutes and then check if the door opens.

Remember, never try to open the door forcibly.

3. If you cannot open it and the error code is displayed continuously contact customer care.

tAPThere could be various reasons for this fault code.

1. Water tap is turned off.

2. Water pressure is low.

2. The water inlet hose is blocked especially the sieve/filter.

4. The water inlet hose is bent or damaged.

1.     Turn on the tap and make sure that water pressure is optimal.

2.     Clean the water inlet hose thoroughly especially the sieve/filter part.

3.     Replace the water inlet hose if it is bend or damaged.

tACO / trCCloth stuck between the drum and the door.1. Toggle the program selector to off position.

2. Wait for a few seconds and then run the drain program.

3. Once done, rearrange the clothes.

4. Restart the required program. If the error code persists, contact IFB customer care.

dPErThis could happen when

1. Water is not draining.

2. The filter is blocked.

3. The exhaust hose is clogged or damaged.

1.     Restart the drain program.

2.     If the problem persists, switch off the appliance and drain out the water manually using a drain plug.

3.     Clean the filter and the exhaust hose.

4.     If the hose is bent or damaged, replace it with a new one.

HEAtWater temperature is above 60-degree Celsius.1.     Drain out the water by selecting drain program.

2.     Switch the program selector to OFF position.

3.     Start a new program once the water temperature cools down to below 60-degree Celsius.

If the same error appears, contact customer care.

OFEr / Pr5Water sensor is not working properly.Simply switch the machine for a few seconds and restart it. If the error code is still displayed, contact IFB customer care.ACHıThis signifies that the input voltage is High.1. Shut down the machine and restart it after some time.

If the input voltage has normalized, the machine will start without any issue.

2. If it persists, contact an electrician to check the input voltage and repair the electrical system if there is any fault.

ACLoThis signifies that the input voltage is low.1. Shut down the machine and restart it after some time.

If the input voltage has normalized, the machine will start without any issue.

2. If it still persists, contact an electrician to check the input voltage and repair the electrical system if there is any fault.

UnbLLaundry load is out of balance.·         1. Check if there is enough laundry in the drum or not. You can check the manual to understand the minimum load required.

·         2. Otherwise, you might have loaded too much laundry in the drum. Remove some and try again.

Final Word:

If there is an error code that you cannot find in the tables above, you can head over to the official website and find out if the error code is present anywhere. Otherwise, you can always call up the customer care team of the respective brands, and you inquire about i

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *