How to Fix Washing Machine Errors

A washing machine is a widely used common home appliance all over the world. Washing machines can detect an error in any part and display the error code on the screen. The error codes are different for every brand. If you have a washing machine then having a list of these codes to identify the issue and fix it by yourself (if possible) will be helpful.

The following is a detailed list of error codes with cause and solution for washing machines of popular brands.

Whirlpool washing machine error code list

Error codeCause of errorSolution of error
dETCannot detect the detergent cartridge in the dispenser.1. This problem is noticed on selected models. Try using single load doses of detergent to avoid getting this message.

2. Double-check that the cartridge is inserted properly and close the dispenser drawer completely.

IntThis indicates the cycle is paused or discontinued.1. It takes 20-30 minutes to drain the washer, the error code may display at that point of time.

2. Press the pause or cancel button twice, and also the power button once. If it is not fixed yet, then unplug the washer for about a minute.

rL or F34This means an item is detected in the washer during the clean washer cycle.Clear the drum and then restart the cleaning cycle.
Sud or SdToo many suds detected in the washing machine.1. The excess foam can make the washer to stop spinning. Make sure the detergent you use is of high efficiency and let the machine automatically extend the rinse time to remove the sud.

2. Be sure to check that the drain hose is not clogged.

3. Also, check how to install the drain hose.

F5 E2The door is not locking properly.1. Put your clothes in the washer carefully and make sure none of them are blocking the door.

2. Pressing the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once will make the error go away.

F7 E1This means there is a motor speed sensing error.1. First of all, remove all the shipping bolts.

2. Make sure the washer is not overloaded.

3. At last press the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once respectively.

F8 E1 or LO FLThis indicates there is a low flow of water.1. Ensure to check that both the cold and the hot water valves are fully open.

2. Check if the inlet hoses are not kinked.

3. Make sure there are no anti-flood hoses connected to the washer.

4. Press the pause or cancel button twice and the power button once to clear the error.

F8 E2Problem with the dispenser system.This problem is on a few selected models. Make sure the detergent drawer or detergent cartridge is not clogged with detergent.
F9 E1This indicates when the drain time is taking longer than usual (typically 8 minutes).1. Check for the drain hose and make sure it’s not clogged.

2. The height of the standpipe should at least be 39 inches to 96 inches.

3. This also happens due to excessive suds. Make sure to use high-efficiency detergent to avoid this error.

Other F# E# codeThis indicates an unknown error.1. Disconnect and reconnect the washer after a minute.

2. Reselect the cleaning cycle.

3. If the error is not fixed yet, then contact a qualified technician to diagnose the washer.

IFB washing machine error code list

Error codeCause of errorSolution of error
E01The door is not closed properly.Open and close the door properly.
E021. The water tap may be turned off.

2. Sieve/filter may be blocked in the water inlet hose.

3. Water pressure may be too low.

4. Water inlet hose may have been damaged.

1.  Turn the water tap on.

2. Clean the water inlet hose mainly sieve/filter part.

3. Replace the water inlet hose with the damaged one.

E031. The power supply cable plug not fitted properly to the socket.

2. The power supply rating is not suitable.

1. Fit the plug properly/replace the socket with a standard one.

2. Connect to 230V, 15A sockets that have proper earthing.

E04This means the washing machine is overloaded.1. Restart the machine after half an hour.

2. Unload some of the laundries and restart.

E05Wash time is extended due to low voltage or low inlet water temperature.1. Turn off the machine and wait for the voltage to become normal.

2. If the water temperature is the issue, then water for some hour before it normalizes.

E061. The coin trap may be blocked.

2. The exhaust hose is clogged.

1. Clear the coin trap area.

2. Remove any blockage from the exhaust hose.

r in5 HOLdThe code is displayed at the rinse hold step.Try pressing the start/pause button or select the drain program.
dLAYThis means there is a delay in start mode.It will go away automatically, if not then contact customer care.
doorDoor not locked properly.Open and close or lock the door properly.
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.
dLErDoor not getting unlocked.1. Switch off the program selector for 2 minutes.

Do not try to open it forcibly.

2. If you cannot open the door and error code is displayed continuously, please contact the customer care.

tAP1. The water tap may be turned off.

2. The water pressure is too low.

3. The water inlet hose is blocked especially sieve/filter.

4. The water inlet hose may be bent or damaged.

1. Turn off the tap and wait till water pressure is optimal.

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

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

 tACO / trCCloth stuck between the drum and door area.1. Turn the program selector off for 2 minutes.

2. Run the drain program.

3. Rearrange your clothes and restart the program.

4. If the same message appears again, please contact customer care.

dPEr1. When water is not drained.

2. The filter may be blocked.

3. The exhaust hose is clogged or damaged.

1. Restart the drain program.

2. If not fixed, switch off the program and drain the water using a drain plug.

3. If the exhaust hose is clogged then clean it or if it is damaged, then replace it with a new one.

HEAtThe water temperature is above 60C at the start of the program.1. Drain the water by selecting the drain program and switch off the program.

2. Start a new program after some time, if the same message appears again then contact customer care.

OFEr / Pr5The water sensor is not working.Switch off the program for 2 minutes and then restart it. If the error is still displayed, please contact customer care.
ACH?This means the input voltage is very high.1. Switch off the machine for and restart it after some time.

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

2. If the problem still persists, contact an electrician to locate the fault in the electrical system and rectify it.

ACLoThis indicates the input voltage is very low.1. Switch off the machine for and restart it after some time.

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

2. If the problem still persists, contact an electrician to locate the fault in the electrical system and rectify it.

UnbLThe laundry load is out of balance.1. Make sure there is enough space in the laundry load.

2. Remove some laundry from the drum.

LG washing machine error code list

Error codeCause of errorSolution of error
IE1. Water supply issue.

2. A kink in the inlet hose(s).

3. Clogged hose(s).

1. check the inlet hose and make sure it is connected to the tap.

2. Remove any blockage.

3. If the issue is not solved yet, replace the hose(s).

DEWater draining time taking longer than usual (typically takes 5 minutes)1. Check the drain hose for any clog.

2. Check the drain filter and remove any blockage (if any).

UEUnbalanced error. The washer is either under-loaded or over-loaded.1. Make sure there is enough laundry in the drum.

2. You might have loaded too much laundry in the drum.

dEDoor not closed properly.Make sure to start the washing process only after you have closed or locked the door properly.
tE, TE1, TE2, TE3, TE4An issue with the thermistor.Unplug the machine instantly and call customer care for help.
FEWater overflow issue.A faulty water valve tends to lead towards the overflowing issue. Close the tap and contact customer care.
PEWater level sensor malfunctioning.1. Check for any faulty wire between the mainboard and the water level sensor.

2. If the wiring is intact, then close the water tap, unplug the machine and contact customer care.

CEMotor overloading issue.Unplug the washer and contact customer care for help.
LEMotor related problem.Switch off the machine, cut the water supply and call customer care.
PFPower failure during the washing cycle.Restart the washing cycle after a while.
dHEDry heating error.1. Switch off the machine and unplug it for 10 seconds before plugging in and powering up again.

2. If this does not solve the problem then please call customer care.

AEWater leakage detected.1. Turn off the machine immediately.

2. Cut the water supply.

3. Call LG customer care for help.

EHE/ELEAn issue with the heating element.Unplug the machine and call customer care.

Samsung washing machine error code list

Error codeCause of errorSolution of error
1EDetected water level sensor problem.1. Turn off the appliance and wait for 30 seconds.

2. Turn it back on and start a new program.

3. If this does not solve the issue then please contact the customer helpline.

3E

3E1

3E2

3E3

3E4

Defect in the motor.1. Switch off the machine for 30 seconds and then turn it back on.

2. Start a new program to see if the problem is resolved.

3. If it is not solved yet then contact customer care.

E4Water supply problem. The machine is unable to detect when the unit is filling with water.1. Make sure the water hoses are not clogged.

2. Check the water supply is turned on and the water pressure is at a suitable level of 0.5 to 8 bar.

3. If everything is working fine then contact customer care.

4E1

4E2

The water temperature is not stable.1. The water hose should be connected to a blue-colored cold water tap. Hot water must not be connected.

2. If the problem occurs again contact the customer care.

5EWater is not draining properly.1. Check if there is any blockage in the drain filters.

2. Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged.

3. Drain the remaining water with a spin cycle.

6EWater heater malfunctioning.Please contact the customer care team.
6FThis is not an error code. It is unknown.Please contact the customer support team.
8EOverpowering detected.1. Turn off the machine from the mainboard and wait for half a minute.

2. Start the machine and select a new program.

3. If the error code continues to display please contact customer care.

9E1Power error.1. Switch off the machine for 30 seconds.

2. Turn it on and start a new program.

3. If the problem persists please call customer care.

9E2Power issue.1. Unplug the machine for 30 seconds.

2. Restart it and proceed with a new program.

3. If the error code continues to display please contact customer care.

AEThis indicates signal transmission error between PCB and sub PCB.1. Turn off the appliance from the mainboard and wait for half a minute.

2. Start the appliance and proceed with a new program.

3. If this does not solve the issue then please contact the customer helpline.

bEDefect in the motor.1. Make sure you turn off the machine for a minute.

2. Turn it back on and select a new program.

3. If the problem persists please contact the customer support team.

bE1Power button issue.1. Check if the power button is stuck.

2. Unplug the machine and clean the button with a lightly dampened cloth.

3. Please contact customer care if this does not solve the problem.

B2/bE2Control button issue.1. Confirm if the buttons are stuck.

2. Detach the power and clean it with a lightly dampened cloth.

3. Call customer care if the problem did not solve.

bE3Defect in buttons.Please call customer call for further assistance.
CEWater temperature issue.1. Ensure the water hose is connected to a cold water supply.

2. Coldwater supply tap is blue-colored.

3. If the issue did not resolve, please contact customer care.

dE

dE1

Door issue.1. Make sure the door is closed properly.

2. Remove anything that is blocking the door.

3. Be sure not to overload the unit.

dE2Defective on/off switch.1. Turn off the appliance and wait for 5 minutes.

2. Restart the machine.

3. Please contact customer care if the problem did not solve.

FEDefective fan.Please contact the customer care team.
H1

HE

Water temperature issue.Please contact the customer care team.
HE1Water heater malfunction.Please contact the customer care team.
HE2Dryer heater malfunction.Please contact the customer care team.
HE3Steam function issue.Please contact the customer care team.
HOTThe appliance is overheating.It’s not an error. The fans will continue to run to make the machine cool.

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

LE

LE1

Probable causes are –

1. Water leakage

2. Natural draining issue.

3. Low water level.

1. Make sure the level of the drain hose is not lower than the washing machine base.

2. Check if there’s any water leak. If not, then disconnect and reconnect the machine.

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

OE

OF

Water overflowing.1. This happens when there is too much liquid/washing powder.

2. Unplug and restart the appliance after 30 seconds, allowing the drain pump to function.

3. If the problem did not solve then please contact the customer care.

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tSt

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

2. Restart and proceed with a new program.

SUD (sometimes misread as 5UD)Foam overflow detected.1. This is not a fault of the machine.

2. The appliance will fix this problem on its own.

3. If this does not then run the “Eco drum clean” cycle or a 90-degree celsius cotton cycle with no detergent.

4. Reduce the use of detergent to prevent this from happening again.

tETemperature sensor related issue.1. Turn off the machine for half a minute and turn it on.

2. Proceed with a new program.

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

tE1

tE2

tE3

Temperature sensor issue.Please contact the customer care team.
UCVoltage fluctuations.1. Turn off the appliance and wait for 30 seconds.

2. Restart and proceed with a new program.

UEUnbalanced load in the drum.1. This is not the machine’s fault. The appliance has detected an unbalanced load and automatically stopped spinning.

2. Distribute the laundry by adding or removing items to prevent this from happening.

3. Large/heavy items are unlikely to spin on their own. Add additional items and select another spin phase.

Conclusion

These are the error codes and solutions of respective brands. If you do not find any code on the table above, please visit the official website for more information. Also, you can always call the customer care team for their assistance. We suggest you call a professional technician to look into the matter if the matter is out of your depth.

Megha Kothari
 

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