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Samsung Washing Machine Error Codes

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Samsung Washing Machine Error Codes


As Samsung's popularity grows and more consumers in the UK embrace their washing machines, the search for Samsung washing machine error codes is on the rise. We understand the increasing need for information, and our resource aims to provide you with the guidance you seek when encountering these error code.


Finding a comprehensive list of accurate error codes for your Samsung washing machine can be challenging, especially if you no longer have the accompanying manual. To assist you in this situation, we have compiled the correct error codes below for your convenience. However, please ensure you read our important notice at the end of this informative article.



Error CodeCauseSolution
1E, E7Water Level Sensor IssuePlease check the pressure hose system for any blockages, splits, or deterioration. If no damage is found, and the connection is ok, we recommend replacing the pressure sensor.
3E, 3E1, 3E2, 3E3, 3E4, EA, EBMotor DefectCould be an open/short circuit (please check wind resistence), a PCB fault, or a loose connector.
3E1Motor OverloadEnsure there isn’t too much laundry in the appliance, the hall sensor terminal isn’t connected, or a possible PCB fault.
3E2Motor Driving ErrorThe motor driving error from the PBA is weak, unstable relay operation. We recommend replacing the Motor PCB.
3E3Quiet-Drive Motor ErrorFaulty motor hall sensor, faulty PCB connection, or the Quiet Drive motor cover is out of place.
3E4Quiet-Drive Motor DefectThe PCB Housing terminal is not connected, there’s a PCB fault, or the Quiet-Motor drive is faulty.
4E, E1Water Supply Error (only occurs after 10 mins when the pressure sensor is not detecting the unit filling with water)Check the water supply is turned on and has adequate water pressure (Samsung recommends minimum of 0.5bar, and a maximum of 8bar), check for any kinks in the hoses, check inlet filters inside end of Water Valve, check water valve coil resistance, should be 4~5kΩ, check hose from the drum to the sensor. If this is split or cracked it MUST be replaced.
4E1, 4EDWater Temperature IssueCheck to ensure the waster hose is connected to a cold supply. It must NOT be connected to a hot supply.
4E2Water Temperature ErrorThe water is too hot for the selected wash.
5E, E2Water Drain Error (only occurs after 10 mins when water is not draining from the appliance)Check the drain pump filter for any blockages (for e.g. coins, hair clips, lint,etc.), check the drain hose and connection for any blockages or kinks.
6EWater Heater Not FunctioningCheck the heater resistance which should be around ~27Ω.
8EOver Current ErrorSwitch the appliance off at the mains and wait 30 seconds. Switch the appliance on and try again, if the appliance has an inverter motor check windings are not open circuit- causes juddering.
8E1MEMS Sensor ErrorCheck the connections to the MEMS sensor which is mounted on top of the tub. All they’re all secure then replace the sensor.
9E1, 9E2, PH1, PloPower ErrorCheck the supply voltage, check for loose power connectors or any with contact defects, check for defective noise filter and fuse.
AE, 13ESignal Communication Error (between the Main PCB and Sub PCB’s)Check all the connectors on the Main PCB and Sub PCB’s.
bEMotor TRIAC Short ErrorSwich off the power and then reconnect and try again. If the error persists then replace the PCB.
bE1, 12EPower Button FaultPower button held in for more than 13 seconds.
bE2, 14EControl Button FaultAny button (other than the power button) held in for more than 30 seconds.
bE3, 18ESwitch ErrorThere is a relay fault.
CE, E8Cooling Error (temperature of water has not dropped below 55°C in 30 minutes after the washer cooling operation)Check if water supply is connected to hot and if so change to cold only feed, check that the hot/cold water supply is not switched over, if the first two are OK then check the heater temperature sensor.
dE, EdDoor Open Error (door not closed correctly/properly)Door Open Error (door not closed correctly/properly).
dE1Door Lock Switch ErrorCheck that the door is closed, check the switch for any damage and if so please replace.
dE2On/Off Switch ErrorExcessive heat build up in the coil due to button being operated continuously
FEFan Error (Dryer or Air Refresh fan fault)Check start condenser/capacitor and fan motor connections, check to see if the fan is hammed, if no other fault then replace replace the start condenser/capacitor.
H1Incorrect Water Temperature/Water Temperature rises quicklyCheck the temperature sensor, check the pressure switch and hose.
HEAbnormal water temperatureThe temperature sensor has detected temperature over 100°C.
HE1, E5Water Heater Error (this occurs if the water temperature has not reached 50°C in 20 minutes or does not rise more than 2°C)Check the heater resistance which should be ~27Ω.
HE2Dryer Heater Error (occurs if the dryer heater circuit is open circuit)Check heater TCOs. One is resettable. if it needs to be reset; check fan for correct operation, check condenser water valve operation, check condenser for blockages.
HE3Steam Function FaultCheck steam function and TCOs.
HOTAppliance Too Hot (occurs if dryer is turned off early)This is not a fault - the appliance fan will continue to run until the appliance is cool enough for the washing to be removed. The door will unlock when it is safe.
LE, LE1, E9, 11EWater Leak (low water level detected during cycle)Check that the level of the drain hose is not lower than the base of the Samsung washing machine.
OE, E3Overflow Error (too much water/foam has entered into the appliance)Too much washing power/liquid may have been added. Turn the power off to the appliance, wait 30 seconds, and then turn on again. The drain pump should kick into action to drain the appliance. Also check the pressure system for any debris/foam.
OFOverflow Abnormal (water has reached the overflow level)Check for any water valves which have stuck in the open position, check for debris/foam in the pressure system.
SudExcess Foam DetectedThis is normal operation. The appliance will normally cure this condition on it’s own however if it doesn’t then run either an “Eco drum clean” or a 90°C cotton cycle with no detergent and no washing inside. If the problem persists then please check the pressure system and sump for any debris.
t1, t2, tStAppliance In Test ModeSwitch the appliance off at the mains and wait 30 seconds. Then, switch it back on and try again.
tE, ECTemperature Sensor Abnormal IssueSwitch off the power and reconnect and try again. Check all the temperature sensors for relative continuity.
tE1Water Heater Temp Sensor DefectiveCheck the connections to the sensor and PCB, check resistance which should be ~12.8kΩ
tE2Fan Housing Duct Sensor DefectiveCheck the connections to the sensor and PCB, check resistance which should be ~12.8kΩ
tE3Condenser Duct Sensor DefectiveCheck the connections to the sensor and PCB, check resistance which should be ~12.8kΩ
UCExcessuve Fluctuation In The Supply Voltage (voltage has fluctuated outside 176-286vAC)Check that the supply voltage is within specifications, reset the power supply to clear the error. If the error cannot be reset then please replace the main PCB.
UE, E4Unbalanced Error (the washing load in the drum is unbalanced i.e. clothes may have got trapped inside a large towel and resting on one side of the drum)This could be normal operation where the washing machine is stopping the spin for safety reasons. Please distribute washing more evenly. Check the weights and balancers for condition, check the shock absorbers for condition, check the springs for condition.




Please note that while the following list of Samsung washing machine error codes and their corresponding solutions is provided, it may not encompass every appliance model. Additionally, it's important to understand that not all recommended solutions should be attempted by consumers. While some basic troubleshooting steps can be performed at home, this information is purely for informational purposes.


We strongly advise against attempting any repairs unless you possess the necessary qualifications and expertise, as the risks involved outweigh the potential benefits. If your Samsung washing machine is experiencing faults, we recommend scheduling a repair with Repair Giant. Our team of engineers is extensively trained by Samsung and has ample experience in washing machine repairs.


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