Samsung Dishwasher Error Codes







Samsung dishwasher displaying an error code? Newer style Samsung dishwashers have built in diagnostic systems. If your dishwasher finds, sees, or detects a fault or error in the system, it will show an error or fault code. The error code will display where the usual numbers are on the display screen. When an error code is displayed, your dishwasher is telling you a specific fault. You can also search YouTube or get advice from your dishwasher owners manual when your Samsung Dishwasher Is Displaying An Error Code.

samsung dishwasher error codesSamsung dishwasher error codes

Error Code: 0E
Reason For Error Code: OVER-FLOW ERROR Overflow error
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power. If water continues to fill the tub, replace the water inlet. If filling stops when you disconnect power than replace the main power board assembly.
Parts Needed: Water inlet valve or Main power board assembly








Error Code: 4E
Reason For Error Code: WATER SUPPLY ERROR No water detected in the tub for 5 minutes after start of dishwasher
Repair and or check: Make sure that the water supply valve for the dishwasher is open. Unplug the dishwasher and shut off the water supply. Disconnect the fill line and check the water inlet valve. If the inlet screen is blocked, replace the water valve. Check the wiring connections on the water inlet valve and secure loose connections. If the water valve won’t open when activated then replace it.
Parts Needed: Water inlet valve

Error Code: 4E1
Reason For Error Code: Water entering the dishwasher is more than 175 degrees
Repair and or check: Check the temperature of the hot water at your faucet. If the temperature is over 120F degrees then lower the setting on your water heater. If the water temperature is below 175 degrees then the thermistor (temperature sensor) is defective. Replace the thermistor. If the problem keeps happening then replace the main power board assembly.
Parts Needed: Thermistor or Main power board assembly

Error Code: 5E
Reason For Error Code: WATER DRAIN ERROR Not draining or not draining fast enough
Repair and or check: Clear any blockage from the sink drain. Unplug the dishwasher and clear blockage from the dishwasher drain hose and drain pump. If the drain hose or the drain pump is damaged then replace it.
Parts Needed: Drain pump or Drain hose

Error Code: 6E
Reason For Error Code: WATER DRAIN ERROR Not draining or not draining fast enough
Repair and or check: Clear any blockage from the sink drain. Unplug the dishwasher and clear blockage from the dishwasher drain hose and drain pump. If the drain hose or the drain pump is damaged then replace it.
Parts Needed: Drain pump or Drain hose

Error Code: 9E
Reason For Error Code: Low water level error
Repair and or check: Empty any deep dishes that flipped and have filled with water. Restart cycle. Adjust the feet on the dishwasher if it is not level. Reconnect any loose wires on the wire harness for the water level sensor. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness connections are okay than replace the water level sensor.
Parts Needed: Water level sensor or Wire harness


9E Error code on Samsung Dishwasher

How to fix the problem by cleaning the fresh water fill reservoir

Error Code: bE2
Reason For Error Code: Stuck button on the control panel
Repair and or check: Press all the buttons on the control panel to attempt to free up the stuck key. If keys remains stuck than replace the control panel.
Parts Needed: Control panel









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Error Code: HE
Reason For Error Code: WATER HEATER ERROR Heater failure
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher and check the wiring on the heater. Replace the heater if it’s damaged. If the heater is in working order than replace the main power board assembly.
Parts Needed: Heater or Main power board assembly

Error Code: HE1
Reason For Error Code: The thermistor (temperature sensor) detects 176 degree water or above in the tub
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power. Open the dishwasher door and check the temperature of the water in the tub. If the water is close to 175 degrees, the heater relay on the main power board assembly is stuck in the closed position – replace the main PBA. If the water is less than 175 then the thermistor (temperature sensor) is probably defective. Replace the thermistor. If the problem persists than replace the main PBA.
Parts Needed: Thermistor or Main power board assembly

Error Code: Flashing “Heavy”
Reason For Error Code: Water leak
Repair and or check: Drain hose
Parts Needed: Drain hose or Tighten drain hose


Samsung Dishwasher Flashing “Heavy” Error Code Repair Samsung

Error Code: Lights Highlighted – Heavy, Delicate and Quick
Reason For Error Code: Temperature Sensor error
If lights are Highlighted above the Heavy, Delicate and Quick button, but not over the Normal button, this means that your dishwasher has a Temperature Sensor problem.
Repair and or check: Run an empty dishwasher cycle with detergent. If the lights still display the same way, replacement part is needed.
Parts Needed: Temperature Sensor









samsung dishwasher errors using cycle lightsSamsung dishwasher errors using cycle lights

Error Code: Lights Highlighted above Delicate and Quick
Reason For Error Code: Dishwasher thinks that the door is open.
Repair and or check: Close the door properly and see if the lights go away. If not the door switch is faulty.
Parts Needed: Door Switch

Error Code: LE
Reason For Error Code: Water leak detected
Repair and or check: Check for water leak under the dishwasher. Check the hoses, drain pump and tub. Replace any leaking components.
Parts Needed: Hoses or Drain pump

Error Code: oE
Reason For Error Code: Overflow error
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power. If water continues to fill the tub, replace the water inlet. If filling stops when you disconnect power then replace the main power board assembly.
Parts Needed: Water inlet valve or Main power board assembly

Error Code: PE
Reason For Error Code: Half-load error
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher. Reconnect any loose wires on the distributor plate motor and microswitch. Replace the wire harness if it is damaged. If the wires are not damaged, replace the distributor motor assembly. This includes the distributor plate motor and the microswitch.
Parts Needed: Distributor motor assembly

Error Code: SE
Reason For Error Code: WATER DRAIN ERROR Not draining or not draining fast enough
Repair and or check: Clear any blockage from the sink drain. Unplug the dishwasher and clear blockage from the dishwasher drain hose and drain pump. If the drain hose or the drain pump is damaged then replace it.
Parts Needed: Drain pump or Drain hose

Error Code: tE1
Reason For Error Code: Thermistor (temperature sensor) error
Repair and or check: Unplug the dishwasher and reconnect any wires on the on the thermistor wire harness. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is in working order, replace the thermistor. If the problem persists then replace the main power board assembly.
Parts Needed: Thermistor or Main power board assembly or Wire harness

samsung dishwasher display top of doorSamsung dishwasher – error code display at top of door

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1 Gerald March 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Samsung Dishwasher – No error code when running, but does not fill. We have a DW80J755 series dishwasher that will drain and the after about 30 seconds, shows “End,” not starting the fill cycle.
I can run the Inspection mode, and it will fill the 4 liters which rules out the inlet valve.
In the inspection mode, the first quirky thing we run into is in the n1 sequence, it should give a turbidity voltage reading of 3.2V to 32V, but we’re getting 0426.
Started at 0429, moved down 0427, 0426 and staying there for several minutes–don’t know if that’s voltages, or what that is; my service manual lists about 16 different models and 3 series of dishwashers.
I finished the test and all seemed normal except for the voltages I mentioned, so conceivably, i could run the dishwasher with the test mode, but it will only drain and then not start normally.
And I swapped-out the Main PCB Board to no avail, still drains but will not fill (and start wash cycle).

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2 Steve March 9, 2017 at 5:24 am

Just installed A Samsung Dishwasher DW80K5050US.
Upon power up ALL lights on panel blink in unison and i can get no operation at all.

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DIY Project Help Tips 3 DIY Project Help Tips March 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Steve,
Try unplugging the Samsung Dishwasher for 5 minutes.
If that does not stop ALL lights from flashing, try pressing and holding the RESET button.

Most Frequent Causes for Samsung Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking

Heating Element
The heating element heats up the water to temperature.
If the water doesn’t reach the proper temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel may start flashing.

Drain Pump
The drain pump forces water through the drain hose.
If the drain pump is not working correctly, a light on the control panel might start flashing.
To be sure the drain pump is faulty, check the pump motor for continuity using a meter.
If the motor does not have continuity, replace the drain pump.

-RR

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4 Tasha March 8, 2017 at 4:06 am

I have a DW80H993US dishwasher. No matter what cycle I choose 10 seconds into it a grinding sound starts and then by about the 30 second mark it beeps 3 times and the handle light flashes 2 times. No lights or codes appear on the top. It will not complete a cycle or get past this part. I’ve tried reseting the circuit breaker, I’ve also used the manual hold the start button for 5 seconds to restart. Is the chain that pulls the water wall thing replaceable?

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5 Stacie Ward January 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

I have a DW800F600, I had difficulty with flashing overfill error lights, I found a reset code by pressing two things on the panel several months ago which worked for us and the dishwasher worked better then ever. Now its back and I can not remember the code or the two panels to push to reset. Can you help me to reset my machine to reset it again.

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6 Cynthia Masson January 27, 2017 at 3:27 am

Samsung dishwasher is showing two lines and will not turn on. It just beeps… any ideas what’s wrong as it’s only 3 years old.

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7 Brenda macdonald December 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

My Samsung dishwasher shows an LE code, even after we’ve replaced the sensor and the drawing hose. Any ideas why ? Model #DMT 610XXX

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DIY Project Help Tips 8 DIY Project Help Tips January 20, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Brenda macdonald,
Samsung Dishwasher Error LE = Water leaked into the base pan below the dishwasher.
Uninstall the unit and tip the dishwasher on it’s left side to drain all the water out.
Then reinstall the dishwasher and see if the error comes back.
If it does then that requires the main circulation pump assembly to be replaced to fix the error.
-RR

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9 Edward Eaccarino December 1, 2016 at 12:31 am

I have a series DMT 400 Samsung dishwasher.
Does not start.
The code has both the heavy and smart auto light flashing.
What is the problem, and how do I fix the problem?

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10 Brandon November 13, 2016 at 4:46 am

I have Samsung dishwasher DW80J994 series. It’s made a little noise for last couple months but seemed to work fine. Just today the front led light started flashing about 1mn into running and at same time it beeps 3 times. No error code but it does really run the cycle. After a few mins i’ll open the door and timer is same at start i also haven’t noticed any lights on. I’ve checked nozzle clearance and bottom drain filter. No issues. Extra note: I put about 3 cups of water in the bottom and it worked fine.

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11 Tasha March 8, 2017 at 3:55 am

Did you get this issue resolved? I am having the same issue on my waterwall dishwasher

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12 gary November 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm

I have a Samsung dmt400rhs dw turns on then 5 to 10 minutes later it turns off and the delicate light flashes.

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13 Uriel November 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

As usual, it starts draining but after the 30 usual seconds even though all water is gone it still tries to drain.
No water enters at all and same lights flash while it keeps trying to drain.
Can’t turn it off unless I use the breaker.
Following the wrong suggestion (by Samsung!) I already replaced the drain pump.
As you suggested, I took the control board out.
Everything looks good, nothing is disconnected unless there is a pro way to test it, I’m the most amateur guy you’ve ever talked to.
What’s the next step/suggestion?
Do I have to replace the control board even though visually looks good? It’s $161.
There is no version model between the model # and SN. Model is dw80f600uts/aa.
I saw online that the replacement is the one that has the same sticker inside that says R4 F600, I checked mine against the pic of that one and they look exactly the same.

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DIY Project Help Tips 14 DIY Project Help Tips November 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm

Uriel,
It is possible the board is faulty even though it is visually okay.
You don’t see any burnt spots on the board?
No fried melted parts on the board?

Have you checked all wire harnesses and make sure all components are getting power?

Do you know how to use a multimeter?
You could check the board out but most likely if you have checked absolutely everything, the the board is the fault.
-RR

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15 Tarek November 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Here’s my how-to fix for the oE error without the need for any parts.

https://youtu.be/V04PvdyWVTM

Works if the problem is not the water inlet valve.

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16 Uriel November 1, 2016 at 10:53 pm

My Samsung dishwasher model is DW80F600UTS/AA.
The Smart Auto and Heavy lights flash right after trying to run it.
The first thing done was to turn the breaker off for 20 minutes without success.
After checking in the manual and speaking to a Samsung tech support person we all agreed that there was a draining issue.
By that time there was some leftover of water at the bottom.
Since what needed to be done was cleaning and replacing the drain pump, I did it myself following some good detail explanatory videos.
Now that everything under the sump filter and also everything under it was cleaned and the drain pump was replaced, it still shows the same error code but there is no water at the bottom.
What can it possibly be the issue if it’s not the drain pump?
While lights keep flashing, the unit still tries to drain but there is no water left inside.
There is no sign that there is water draining to the sink’s pipe (usually I can hear the water draining).
Right after I set it up to run the lights start flushing and it doesn’t even start.

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DIY Project Help Tips 17 DIY Project Help Tips November 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Uriel,
Does water enter into the Samsung dishwasher at all?
Is the drain pump turning ON at the correct moment, but keeps running even after all the water has been pumped out?
If so it may be a faulty control board that is causing the drain pump to run continuously.
Have you opened up the front panel and visually inspect?
There could be a stuck or faulty relay on the control board.
-RR

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18 terry October 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Heavy light stays on, keeps draining,can’t reset, no water present. Can’t turn off without cuting power supply off.

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19 greg stockman October 19, 2016 at 11:23 pm

I turned the breaker off for 30 minutes.
The model # is DMT300RFW.

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20 greg stockman October 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

My Samsung dishwasher has an error with the normal, heavy and quick lights flashing.
Can you tell me what this means?

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DIY Project Help Tips 21 DIY Project Help Tips October 19, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Greg stockman,
Can you please give us the model number of your Samsung dishwasher?
Have you tried to simply unplug it from power or the “mains” to reset the board?
-RR

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22 Annestha September 21, 2016 at 5:49 am

THANK YOU!!!! This explains why it works after we transported it to our tech guy!
And can you please help me with a reason why the salt light doesn’t go of after a refill. Sometimes the dishes look like it have a mist-cover and have a salty taste…(with the salt light on!)

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23 Annestha September 20, 2016 at 6:12 am

My Samsung dishwasher gives an error code F3. Technician guy doesn’t know what it means. Somehow he resets the machine and send it back TWICE. The salt-light doesn’t go off, even after a refill.

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DIY Project Help Tips 24 DIY Project Help Tips September 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Annestha,
Samsung Dishwasher F3 error code message = Water leak in the base.
Water overflowed into the dishwasher and leaked into the base.

-Pull the dishwasher out and tip it 45 degrees backwards.
-The water will then drain out so use some towels or a small bucket.
-After you remove all of the water in the bottom of your Samsung Dishwasher, the antiflood switch will reset itself and the dishwasher will work.

-RR

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25 Mike Calloway August 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm

I have a Samsung Dishwasher DW80F600 Series. I am having a blinking code “Delicate”. It states a drain error. Is this the same as a SE error? I have checked and the drain is not clogged or folded. What else should I check and is there any YouTube videos? I appreciate any and all help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 26 DIY Project Help Tips August 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

Mike Calloway,
There is a sensor in that particular Samsung DW80F600 Series dishwasher.
The error code relates to a DRAIN issue but it has been known to be a dirty sensor if the dishwasher is draining with no problem.

To fix this error code on your Samsung Dishwasher:
Remove the sensor and you will most likely find some buildup on it.
Clean the sensor off and put sensor back into place.
You can access the sensor by removing the sump filter at bottom.
If you have issues finding the sensor, check your Samsung dishwasher DW80F600 manual here.
-RR

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27 Josh August 13, 2016 at 3:51 am

Just purchased a Samsung black stainless steel dishwasher model: dw80j7550ug about 6 months ago. When I press the power button, the unit powers on, I can select a wash cycle, then press the start button.

The display shows a “1” then proceeds to I believe move the arm that moves back and forth to make sure nothing is blocking it’s way, once the arm gets back to its “home” position, the display says “End” then sings it’s little song and does not start the wash cycle.

Trying some more troubleshooting. I poured some water into the bottom of the dishwasher, then I pressed the power button, then pressed start and closed the door.

The display showed “1” again, then the pump started to run and pumped all of the water out of the bottom of the washer and stopped for a second or two, then either the pump started to run again or the arm was trying to move to make sure nothing was blocking it. It sounded like the pump was running again, then the display showed “End” again and did nothing after that

I have tried looking for a code of “1” but the book does not show that error code and have not been able to find the code on the internet. There is correct power and water to the unit, there is nothing causing a blockage, I removed all dishes from the washer just to be sure, I cleaned the little filter located at the bottom (although it was not dirty or clogged), no buttons are stuck as it has the top buttons and door is closed.

Any ideas of what could be the issue? I didn’t expect problems out of this very expensive dishwasher already?

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28 Robin August 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm

My Samsung DW7933LRASR dishwasher starts and then stops after about 5 min and flashes the “quick” light repeatedly. We turned off the power at the breaker a few times for up to an hour but, when we start the dishwasher again, the same thing happens. Any ideas for what the problem might be?? Thanks!!

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29 Jason August 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm

I have a Samsung DMT400RHS/XAA and all four (Normal + Heavy + Delicate + Smart Auto) lights are flashing.
Checked the owner’s manual and elsewhere online for what this combo means, no hits so far.
None of the buttons respond, even using Heavy+Delicate+Power to enter troubleshooting mode.
Dishwasher is on dedicated circuit, flipping the breaker does nothing.
Also hear the drain cycle for about 10 seconds when I turn the breaker back on, then nothing.

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DIY Project Help Tips 30 DIY Project Help Tips August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Jason,
Most dishwashers will FLASH all buttons or icons if you inadvertently press another button while starting the dishwasher.
Either that or the start button was pressed 2 times and it is in a delay or pause mode.
Have you tried unplugging for 10 minutes, plug back in, shut dishwasher door, let sit 30 minutes…. What happens? Still all 4 flashing?
-RR

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31 Jason August 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm

All buttons on the panel appear unresponsive when powering off/on from the breaker. When the dishwasher has power from the circuit, the four lights flash in unison and I cannot manually power the unit off/on from the buttons, door open/closed, letting it sit idle for time, etc. I’m stumped…

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32 Jason August 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

I’m inclined to think something has went wrong with the circuit board. That would explain the strange error light pattern. Thoughts?

33 Jason August 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Update 08/13: Replacing the PCB Main Board (DE92-02256C) did not resolve any of the symptoms. When I restore power, all four touch panel lights still flash in unison, touch panel does not respond to touch, drain still activates intermittently.

Will attempt to replace the touch panel next.

34 Jason August 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

UPDATE: Replaced the Control Touch Panel and that resolved the issue. Cycled the dishwasher, no issues.
For future reference & searchability: DMT400RHS/XAA with all four (Normal + Heavy + Delicate + Smart Auto) lights blinking means the touch panel is faulty. Must replace with part DD97-00104C Dishwasher Control Panel.

35 Kimberly July 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm

The normal light is blinking. my Samsung dmt400rhs turns on then stops and the light starts blinking

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36 Kimberly July 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Sorry not normal light….the smart auto light. We’ve been having issues with it and have pulled it out and cleaned out the overfill sensor

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DIY Project Help Tips 37 DIY Project Help Tips July 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm

Kimberly,
Did anything change after you pulled the Samsung dishwasher out and cleaned the Overfill Sensor?
Is the dishwasher still starting, stopping and then the normal light is blinking?
-RR

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38 kimberly Davis July 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Yes! Still starting up and seems to be draining then stops. Then the SMART AUTO light blinks.

39 james July 6, 2016 at 12:18 am

Samsung dw80f600uts/aa
error code: normal and heavy flashing

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40 Liz July 3, 2016 at 2:42 am

Have a b3 code on my samsung dishwasher what dose it mean

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41 Jason June 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

I have a new Samsung dishwasher model: DW80J7550US which has the waterwall feature. From the start it did not wash anything on the bottom rack well at all and it seems the waterwall was not cycling. After a few service calls the following things have been replaced: Main bored, Vain assembly, Nozzle cover, lower nozzle assembly, and rail assembly. (not in that order). After the last call it doesn’t run at all. Looking into it more it seems that the waterwall cycles (loudly) but no water comes on. I put my phone in to verify and the waterwall will move forward and back. it sounds like the water is trying to come on but nothing. Then the same error pops up that the waterwall cannot cycle. I know the water is getting from the line to the dishwasher. Any ideas? There can’t be too many more things to fix…..

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DIY Project Help Tips 42 DIY Project Help Tips June 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Jason,
Why was the Water Inlet Valve not changed? That is what supplies the water into the dishwasher. Did you forget to mention that was replaced?
Check the water line for bends or crimps.
To be sure water is getting into the dishwasher, turn the water supply to it off, then remove the water line from the bottom of dishwasher. Then using a bucket to collect the water, turn on the water supply to be sure it is flowing. If it is, then the water inlet valve is bad or something is clogged up.
-RR

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43 Jason June 8, 2016 at 11:21 am

I will try the water inlet value. I did already make sure water was getting to the dishwasher by the above method. I then poured that water into the dishwasher to verify it was draining, which it did fine.
Do you happen to have a PN on the water inlet?

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DIY Project Help Tips 44 DIY Project Help Tips June 9, 2016 at 1:56 am

Jason,
If you have the Samsung dishwasher model: DW80J7550US…
We need the full model number to give you the correct part number for the water inlet valve.
An example would be DW80J7550US/AA-0000.

We will assume that is your Samsung dishwasher model number (DW80J7550US/AA-0000).
The part number of the Water Inlet Valve for Samsung Dishwasher DW80J7550US/AA-0000 from SearsPartsDirect is here. (Water valve Part #: DD33-01001A)

Also here is the User Parts Manual for your Samsung Dishwasher DW80J7550US/AA-0000.
There are other parts near the valve that may be causing the issue. Check the user manual link above to see all parts.
Hope this helps, let us know what you find.
-RR

45 Jason June 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Any idea where I can get parts locally? (Sears?) the online lead times are over a week…

46 Jason June 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

So, here is an update. I ordered the water inlet valve and installed it… nothing changed. I then started to evaluate what else it might be.
-I looked around for anything unplugged (nothing that I could see)
-I removed the hose from the back of the valve, turned on the dish washer to see if the valve was being turned on. no water was being passed through the valve when I turned on the dishwasher.
-I connected the valve to power to ensure the valve was indeed functioning correctly and it is.
-Lastly I turned on the dishwasher and then connected the valve to power. water would flow into the dishwasher through a side wall opening but no water would flow through the bottom waterwall or either of the top sprayers. I tired multiple combinations of when I connected the valve to power during the cycle and I came up with the same result. (I used my phone inside Zip-Lock bag to confirm the waterwall was moving and where the water was coming in.) I’m not sure how I could attach them or if it would help but I have video. Also, the water coming in on the side wall was on the left about 1/3 of the way up. I’m guessing it was an overflow.

47 Me July 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

So, here is an update. I ordered the water inlet valve and installed it… nothing changed. I then started to evaluate what else it might be.
-I looked around for anything unplugged (nothing that I could see)
-I removed the hose from the back of the valve, turned on the dish washer to see if the valve was being turned on. no water was being passed through the valve when I turned on the dishwasher.
-I connected the valve to power to ensure the valve was indeed functioning correctly and it is.
-Lastly I turned on the dishwasher and then connected the valve to power. water would flow into the dishwasher through a side wall opening but no water would flow through the bottom waterwall or either of the top sprayers. I tired multiple combinations of when I connected the valve to power during the cycle and I came up with the same result. (I used my phone inside Zip-Lock bag to confirm the waterwall was moving and where the water was coming in.) I’m not sure how I could attach them or if it would help but I have video. Also, the water coming in on the side wall was on the left about 1/3 of the way up. I’m guessing it was an overflow.

48 Paul Mooney May 23, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Samsung dishwasher lights flashing are: auto, normal, delicate… Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 49 DIY Project Help Tips May 24, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Paul Mooney,
That is s HIGH TEMP error.
Replace the ECS sensor.
-RR

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50 L May 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm

My samsung has normal, heavy, and quick lights blinking. Stops mid cycle. We have cleaned all the traps and fixed the seal. Please help. Thank you!

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DIY Project Help Tips 51 DIY Project Help Tips May 13, 2016 at 7:20 pm

L,
Samsung Dishwasher – The Normal, Heavy, and Quick Lights Are Blinking…
If the Normal, Heavy, and Quick lights are blinking the dishwasher is registering a low-level water error.
This means there is an issue in the float sensor.
Check the float to see if there is something blocking it.
If not, replace the float sensor.
-RR

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52 Georgia Goodwin May 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm

I have a new Samsung dishwasher, Model # DMT300RFW. When I go to start it water will start to fill, then it stops and flashes on the Heavy and Quick buttons and it won’t drain back out. I didn’t find that specific code above. So can you tell me whats wrong.

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DIY Project Help Tips 53 DIY Project Help Tips May 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Georgia Goodwin,
On your Samsung Dishwasher: The heavy and quick lights flashing means Over Water Level Error.

Unplug your Samsung Dishwasher.
Remove the screen from inside the dishwasher.
There will most likely be some water underneath with something blocking it.
This causes it to not drain properly which then flashes the HEAVY and QUICK button lights for Over Water Level Error.
Check to see if there are any foreign objects that may be blocking the drain.
Remove anything that may be causing a blockage and run a test cycle to see if that solved the problem.

Did this solve your issue?
-RR

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54 Mary Ard April 15, 2016 at 1:57 am

My Samsung dishwasher model # DW80F600UTS/AA. Will run parts of a cycle and then stop and flash smart auto/ normal and tonight started flashing delicate too. What can I try to fix it. Have already had to have work done on it once and it is less than 5 yrs old.

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DIY Project Help Tips 55 DIY Project Help Tips April 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Mary Ard,
The flashing SMART AUTO / NORMAL lights on your Samsung dishwasher means a HIGH TEMP ERROR. To fix it you need to clean or replace the ECS sensor. The sensor is located under the sump, and can be accessed by removing a few screws. Remember to disconnect power when working on your dishwasher. The ECS sensor is around 30 dollars.
-RR

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56 D cangialosi April 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Samsung Dishwasher DMT400RHS/XAA is flashing Heavy and Delicate Lights. What does that mean?

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DIY Project Help Tips 57 DIY Project Help Tips April 5, 2016 at 11:06 pm

D Cangialosi,

On a Samsung Dishwasher, when the Heavy and Delicate lights are blinking, this means an error from the temperature sensor.

There are 2 reasons for this error:

1 – The water entering the dishwasher is not warm enough.
Try turning off power to the dishwasher for 15 seconds and then back on.
Before restarting the dishwasher, run hot water in the sink.
When the water from the sink is hot, turn off the faucet and start the dishwasher.
This should prevent the Heavy and Delicate lights blinking error from happening as hot water is now entering the dishwasher.

2 – The heater has failed during a sanitize cycle. Replace heater.

Samsung Dishwasher Flashing HEAVY and DELICATE Lights

-RR

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58 Kim June 22, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Thank you for this information.
Where can I buy a new heater?

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DIY Project Help Tips 59 DIY Project Help Tips June 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Kim,
Try searching your model number on SearsPartsDirect to find the heater.
-RR

60 John March 28, 2016 at 2:46 am

I have a Samsung dishwasher model DMT610RHS/XAC. It’s flashing error code CE.
Have turned off power to dishwasher to hopefully reset. Turned power back on, and once you touch the power button again the CE code appears again; the motor goes for a few seconds then stops, then it goes one for a few seconds more and again it stops all the while the CE code continues to flash. This d/washer has a pain from day one – I could say a lot more but that’s time I’ll never get back.
Hoping you can help me.

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DIY Project Help Tips 61 DIY Project Help Tips March 29, 2016 at 12:18 am

John,
Samsung dishwasher error code CE is related to the water temperature. Possibly the heating element or a thermistor may need to be replaced. Check to be sure your dishwasher is getting hot enough water from the start also.
-RR

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62 Angela February 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

My dishwasher has a light blinking above the delicate cycle. The washer stops mid cycle and blinks. Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 63 DIY Project Help Tips February 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Angela,
Before replacing parts or calling for service, try unplugging the dishwasher for 5 minutes and see if that may reset.
-RR

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64 Derek February 23, 2016 at 4:01 am

Samsung dishwasher DW80F800UWS is not draining – Error Code oE.

I have removed the drain hose and it is free of any debris and installed correctly.

Removed filter and assembly to clean. Removed some stuff, nothing serious.

Turned power off, attempted to run cycle, immediately turns to error code oE.

Is it the control module that needs to be replaced or a sensor? How can I drain the water before anymore invasive investigating?

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65 Kyle Glowacki August 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm

I’ve got the same thing. I discovered that my dishwasher works fine if I remove the upper rack. As soon as I put it back in and try it, boom oE code. Seems like the high pressure jet of water that is supposed to spin the upper rack sprayer causes the error code. Probably to do with the flow restricting as it enters the spinning bit.

I don’t know how to fix it yet, but at least I’ve got some idea on what is going wrong (in one case anyway).

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66 sue message February 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm

i have an LG dish washer model LD1415T1 when i turn it on it sounds like its trying to work
but comes up with 1E any idea what ths means thanks

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67 Cathy February 5, 2016 at 12:38 am

Our Samsung DW80J3020UBAA is stopping shortly after hitting start, it flashes Auto and Heavy….I can’t find what that means. Can you help.

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DIY Project Help Tips 68 DIY Project Help Tips February 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Cathy,
Samsung Dishwasher Error code “over fill” (flashing ‘smart auto’ and ‘heavy’ lights) cycle doesn’t start in time for water to reach over fill sensor. The easiest fix for this is to replace the ECS sensor.
-RR

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69 Clare January 5, 2016 at 10:22 pm

My Samsung won’t allow me to change the cycle anymore. Pressing the program button as previously does nothing. Consequently it’s stuck on a program I wouldn’t normally use. Has anyone any ideas on this one, please? Thanks so much 🙂

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DIY Project Help Tips 70 DIY Project Help Tips January 5, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Clare,
Can you tell us the model number of your Samsung dishwasher? We can help further from there.
-RR

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71 John Trembley December 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

My Samsung DMT800RHS dishwasher stopped during a normal wash cycle. The WASH light is rapidly blinking and the control touch pad is totally unresponsive. I cut power to the dishwasher using the circuit breaker but when the washer came back on in was still blinking WASH and unresponsive so not even power reset cleared the fault. What is causing this? Is it anything but the main control board?

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DIY Project Help Tips 72 DIY Project Help Tips December 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm

John Trembley,
Give it some time. At times the washer will blink when the door is shut. Try unplugging it again for 30 minutes. Plug back in and if the blinking persists, leave the dishwasher for a few hours. If the blinking does not stop, please let us know if any other buttons are blinking and if there is a pattern to the blinking. Is it a constant blink or is it blinking a number of times and then stops, and blinks again? Can you count the number of times it blinks if applicable? Let us know.
-RR

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73 John Trembley December 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

The blinking is constant at around 2 blinks per second. I’ve left it powered off for over and hour and problem still persists. Only the WASH light blinks. There is an audible clicking with each blink. I have removed the reinstalled both the touchpad and the main control board without any different result. There was no obvious damage to either board. It would help if I knew what diagnostics could be run on the boards with a multi-meter.

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74 Jim Anderson December 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Samsung dishwasher flashing lights – Smart auto and normal. Drains at start and then starts flashing code. Any ideas?

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DIY Project Help Tips 75 DIY Project Help Tips December 7, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Jim Anderson,
Have you tried unplugging the dishwasher from power to see if that will reset it? If the dishwasher drains when the dishwasher starts, that may indicate there is an issue with the control panel / board.
-RR

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76 Evelyn Server November 5, 2015 at 2:54 am

I have checked and cleaned all hoses thoroughly. I run another cycle with the dishwasher pulled out from under the cabinet, so there was no kink in the hose. It washes fine until time to drain and I get another SE code. Could there be a faulty sensor? We have also checked the pump and there is no problem with it.

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DIY Project Help Tips 77 DIY Project Help Tips November 5, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Evelyn Server,
Even though you are getting the error code SE on your Samsung dishwasher, does the dishwasher actually drain the water out at the end of the cycle or is the error code appearing and in reality, there is no problem with the dishwasher besides the error showing up?
OR
Is the dishwasher washing normally, rinses, but when it comes to drain, it DOES NOT drain and immediately after you receive the SE error code?
If the error code is showing, it MAY be possible that the sensor is not working as designed, but that is very unusual if that is the case.
We would think there still is a problem with the drain pump, hose or possibly in the wall where the water drains. Could there be a blockage down the line that is causing your issue?
You have checked ALL hoses, water lines, and taken the pump apart and checked for foreign objects stuck in it and also made sure the drain pump is getting power?
Is there will be an excessive amount of water in the bottom of your dishwasher after a cycle has been completed?

Dishwasher Drain Hose Bent Or Kinked

-RR

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78 Evelyn Server November 3, 2015 at 2:12 am

My Samsung dishwasher is flashing a SE code. I have made sure the drain hose is clear, I have checked the pump. The pump is okay. The machine goes thru the cycle until it needs to drain the water and that is when it displays the SE code.

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DIY Project Help Tips 79 DIY Project Help Tips November 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Evelyn Server,
Yes SE error code on a Samsung dishwasher means a drain error. What exactly did you check with the pump? Getting power, proper voltage, checked for foreign objects blocking it, wiring? The drain hose may be clear, but be sure it is not getting crimped or pinched when the dishwasher is back in place.
-RR

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DIY Project Help Tips 80 DIY Project Help Tips June 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Jason,
Your IP address shows us FINLAND.
Is this correct?
Where do you live?
-RR

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DIY Project Help Tips 81 DIY Project Help Tips August 1, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Kimberly Davis,
This is a common issue.
CHECK THE FLOAT SWITCH.
-RR

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