Samsung Washer Quick Troubleshooting Guide With Fault Code Definitions







Samsung washer error code list with all error code definitions. Find the fault – Fix the problem! This Samsung washing machine error code explanation guide will show you what the error code means and what part or component is causing the code to appear on the display. The error code relates to a part in the washer that is faulty or has malfunctioned. When you identify which part is causing the error, you can troubleshoot it yourself and repair your washer.

Samsung Washer Quick Troubleshooting Guide - Error Code Definitions

TIP 1: Most error codes that display are related to installation, maintenance, and general use such as washer not being level, not cleaning the debris filter, not cleaning the inlet water supply mesh filters, and using too much detergent.









TIP 2: If your Samsung washer will not start, be sure the Delay Start function has not been activated. When the Delay Start is in use the display will show a number followed by an H (1H, 2H, 3H). The Delay Start icon will be illuminated. (The Delay Start Icon looks like a stopwatch, see below for the icon image)

Samsung Washer Delay Start IconSamsung Washer Delay Start Icon

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: nd
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = no drain
If “nd” is showing on the display, it is an indication of a no drain condition.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: This is caused by the debris filter being clogged or the drain hose installed improperly. Make sure the drain hose is not pushed too far into the drain/stand pipe. A unit that is not level, unbalanced, or overloaded may not drain properly also. Drain pump could be faulty. (nd error code repair here)

Samsung washer drain pumps

Samsung washer drain pumps

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: nF
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = washer not getting enough water
If the machine is not getting enough water, a “no fill” (nF) error code will be displayed after 16 minutes of trying to fill. This does not mean there is a defect in the unit.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Be sure the water valves are fully OPEN. Verify the door is tightly closed. Verify the washer is plugged in. Check the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. Verify the debris filter is not clogged. How to clean the debris filter. Top Load washers do not have external debris filter access. Water inlet valve may be faulty. (nF error code repair here)

Samsung washer water inlet valve









Samsung washer water inlet valves

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: DC or UC or UE
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = unbalanced load or board voltage error
This error represents an unbalanced load error or a main PCB (main board) voltage error.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Turn off the washer and open the door. Verify the washer is not overloaded and redistribute the load. Verify the washer is level. If the washer has Calibration Mode, re-calibrate the washer using your users manual or find one online. (dc error code repair here)

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: SUDS
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = over-sudsing condition
If your washing machine has the word “SUDS” on the display, it has detected an oversudsing problem, and will stop for a short period to allow the suds to dissolve. This error code is usually caused by excess detergent or the wrong type.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Use HE (High Efficiency) detergent. This detergent is made for high efficiency front loader washing machines. HE detergent has high efficiency cleaning with low sudsing. Non “HE” detergent normally have high sudsing properties, and will cause excessive amounts of suds in your washer. If you are already using “HE” detergent and your washing machine is displaying the “SUDS” error code, you are using too much detergent.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: 8e or 8e1 or 8e2
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = connection error on circuit board
The 8e error represents a connection error on the washing machines main circuit board.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: If 8e, 8e1, 8e2 is displayed on the washer check connections to main board. Check wire harness connections.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: FE Diagnostic Code
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = fan motor – main PCB – fan blower fault
The FE error represents a fan motor, main PCB, or fan blower fault.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Troubleshoot the above parts and replace as needed.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: dC Diagnostic Code
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = unbalanced load
The dC error represents an unbalance load or a cabinet bump has been detected during the spin cycle. This prevents the drum from spinning over 400 RPM.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Verify the unit is level. During the spin cycle, press on each corner of the machine. If any one corner moves, the machine is not level and needs to be leveled. Adjust the unit for vibration. Cut power to the unit by unplugging it or switching it off at the circuit breaker for 1 minute then restore power. Press the power button to turn on the unit and see if the error returns. If the error returns, troubleshoot issue or service is required. If the error does not return, the issue has been fixed. (dc error code repair here)









SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: 5E
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = drain pump problem
The 5E error code appears when there is an issue with the drain pump. This can occur because of a drain pump or Main PCB malfunction.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: This happens when the debris filter is clogged or there is an issue with the drain pump. How to clean the debris filter.

Samsung washing machine drain pumpSamsung washing machine drain pump

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: 4E or 4E1 or 4E2
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = water supply issue
When 4E, 4E1, or 4E2 are displayed, this represents a water supply error due to one or more of the following:
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Possible improperly installed water supply hoses or leaking hoses. Make sure both supply hoses are connected to each water source – Hot to Hot and Cold to Cold.

Samsung washer water supply hoses

Samsung washer water supply hoses

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: bE or bE1 or bE2 or bE3
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = button on control panel sticking – faulty main PCB relay
The bE, bE1, bE2, and bE3 error codes represent a button on the control panel being held in or sticking for too long, or a faulty main PCB relay.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: If any of these errors are displayed, you need to troubleshoot the issue, replace the main control board or panel, or service is required.

Samsung washer main control board

Samsung washer main control board

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: PF or 9E or 9E1 or 9E2 or 2E
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = malfunctioning main PBA – power faults from electrical power
These error codes represent a malfunctioning main PBA or power faults related to an electrical power supply that is incompatible with the Samsung washing machine.
The electrical power requirements of Samsung washing machines are:
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Be sure you have a 3-Prong grounded 120 volt 60 Hz approved electrical outlet. 15-amp fuse or comparable circuit breaker is a requirement for all Samsung Washing Machines.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: AE or AE6
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = communication errors sub and main PBAs – main and inverter PBAs
AE and AE6 represent communication errors between the sub and main PBAs or the main and inverter PBAs.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: If either of these errors is displayed, troubleshooting is needed or service is required.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: 3E or 3E1 or 3E2 or 3E3 or 3E4
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = motor or hall sensor error
The 3E error code represents a motor or hall sensor fault.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Reset the washer by unplugging it for 30 seconds. If the reset does not work, and the error code returns, check motor and hall sensor or the washer needs service.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODE: CE
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = temperature sensor problem
The CE error code represents a malfunctioning temperature sensor.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: When this error is displayed, troubleshooting the temp sensor is needed or service is required.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: dE or dE1 or dE2 or DE or dS
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = door switch problem
The dE, dE1, and dE2 errors represent a door switch malfunction.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Power off the washer. Verify that the door is closed completely. Start another cycle. If the error is displayed again, troubleshoot the door switch or service is required. If the error is not displayed, the door was not closed completely when the first cycle started. (dS error code repair here)

Samsung washer door lock assembly

Samsung washer door lock assembly

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: HE or HE1 or HE2 or Hr
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = heater error or temp sensor error
The HE, HE1, HE2, Hr represent a heater error or a temperature sensor error.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: When these errors are display, the heater and temp sensors need to be checked or service is required.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: OE or OF
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = water overflow
The OE and OF errors represent an overflow error caused by either a malfunctioning water level sensor, a damaged internal water supply hose, or a malfunctioning water supply valve.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Check and troubleshoot the water level sensor, water supply hose, and water supply valve.

Samsung washer water level sensor

Samsung washer water level sensor

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: tE1 or tE2 or tE3
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = temperature sensors
The tE1, tE2, and tE3 errors represent malfunctioning temperature sensors.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Check temp sensors and replace as necessary.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: NF2 or 4E2 or 4C2
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = washer filling with very hot water
This error is displayed when the washer is filling up with very hot water. It is in place to protect delicate fabric that can be damaged by very hot water.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: This error is usually caused by the inlet supply hoses being backwards. The hot water supply hose is running into the cold water inlet valve on the back of the washer. The cold water supply hose is running into the hot water inlet valve. As soon as the unit detects the temperature is too high, it will stop and drain. It will then try to fill again. Check water hoses and switch the hoses to the correct water valves.

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: Eg or E9
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = software lock
The LO error represents a lock software error.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: Unplug washer for 1 minute and see if that resets.

Samsung washer main control boards

Samsung washer main control boards

SAMSUNG WASHER FAULT CODES: Le or 1E or Ie or lE
SAMSUNG WASHER ERROR DEFINITION = Oversudsing – water level error
If you see the words/letters “LE”, “Le”, “1e”, “1E”, “le”, “lE”, “Suds”, “SUDS”, or “sUDS” on the display, it is an indication of “oversudsing” or a water level error.
HOW TO REPAIR/CLEAR ERROR?: This is almost always caused by using too much bleach, softener, detergent or non-HE detergent. You may also have a problem with the water level sensor. (Le error code repair here)

If you are having issues with your Samsung washer door locking, not shutting, or not unlocking, here is a troubleshooting guide for Samsung Front Loading Washing Machine Door Problems

Need more help? Here is more detailed troubleshooting for your Samsung front load washer… Samsung Front Load Washer Troubleshooting

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dan B February 16, 2017 at 11:19 pm

Top load Samsung washer, model # WA422PRHDWR/AA has a fault that looks like an LE but the L has an extra line halfway up. The online manual says the code means “Temperature Sensor Problem”. What part do I need to replace?

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2 michael March 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm

I have the same strange error code. Is it a b with a missing line, or an L with an extra line?

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3 Tim Druding October 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

I have a Samsung top loader washer. I have a code LC and the door is on door lock.

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DIY Project Help Tips 4 DIY Project Help Tips October 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Tim Druding,
Samsung washer top loader error code LC is telling you that there is a WATER LEVEL ERROR.
Check that the washer is not filling too high or too low.
Can you tell us what exactly happens until you get the LC error code?
Does the washing machine attempt to fill?
-RR

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5 ewens August 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

please help me to delete red key symbol on samsung washing machine

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6 Rita Lata July 28, 2016 at 1:08 am

Still could not find the reason of power cut during rinse time in my Fisher Paykel washing machine.

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