What does 5E mean on Samsung Washer? Is your Samsung washing machine showing the error code 5E or SE? If your Samsung washer is in the middle of a drain cycle and the 5E error code shows on your washers display, it means that the water is not properly draining out of the washer. Something may be clogged, jammed, or blocked and thus preventing water from draining out of the washer. The 5E error code can be confused with SE, as the digital display on your Samsung washer may look like an S or a 5…. The official error code is 5E. Here is what to do when you get the 5E or se error code on your Samsung washer…
The Samsung washing machine will display the 5E error code if the water is not draining out in the allotted time. To alert you of this, the Samsung washer will make a buzzing sound if the water does not drain out of the washer within 15 minutes. At this time the timing indicator will display the “5E” error code.
Here is what YOU can do to fix the 5E error code issue and get the washer working again:
Step 1 – Clean out the drain filter at the bottom of your Samsung washer.
(If the debris/drain filter is clogged, the water cannot drain and the 5E error will display)
Step 2 – Be sure the drain hose located on the back of the washing machine is not bent, kinked, or clogged.
(Remove the drain hose from the back of the washer and run water through it to be sure it is not blocked or clogged)
Step 3 – Be sure the washer drain hose is installed so the end of it is not too far down the standpipe.
(If the washer drain hose is inserted into the standpipe in the wall too far or not far enough, the washer may not drain properly, be sure the drain hose is positioned correctly)
Step 4 – Check the drain pump that is located inside the washer to be sure it is not blocked and that it is receiving power.
(If the drain pump that pumps out the water in your Samsung washer is clogged and cannot pump, it may need to be cleaned out or replaced. If the Samsung washer drain pump is not working electrically, it will need to be repaired or replaced)
Here is a video for how to get to the drain pump in a Samsung washer and also how to remove and replace a washer drain pump if needed…
Washer Not Draining? Samsung Washer Drain Pump Replacement
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the drain pump on a Samsung washing machine.
Common reasons for replacing the drain pump is if the washer is not draining and unclogging the pump and hoses does not fix the problem.
This 5E error code applies to Samsung washing machines with the model numbers: WA85BWPEH/XTL, WA90BWQEH/XTL, WA95BWBEH/XTL, WA90BWMEH/XTL, and WA95BWPEH/XTL.
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