What does OE mean on a Samsung washer? There are many different reasons why the OE error code can display on your washer. Samsung washer getting the OE error code – The OE error code on the Samsung washing machine display is an indication of an OVERFILL issue. The different Samsung washing machine error codes that may appear are OE, OF, E3, or OC. All 4 of these error codes indicate an OVERFLOW problem. The 3 issues that may cause the fault code “OE” is a faulty water inlet valve, too much soap or detergent added, or a faulty water level sensor which causes the OVERFILL ERROR. All these issues can cause your Samsung washer to display the error code OE. With all these different reasons, checking all 3 will ensure the error is fixed on your Samsung washing machine.
3 parts (things) you need to check on your Samsung Front Loading Washing Machine when OE error code appears are:
1 – Water Inlet Valve(s) (Faulty Mechanically or Electrically)
2 – HE Detergent Soap (Too much has been used or the wrong type for your HE washer)
3 – Water Level Sensor = aka Water Level Pressure Switch (Faulty Mechanically, Electrically, or Clogged)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If the washer IS OVERFILLED and you get the OE error code then check the Water Inlet Valve(s). If the washer IS NOT OVERFILLED and you get the OE error code then the water level sensor most likely needs to be removed and replaced.
The 3 conditions that will cause the OE error code on your Samsung Front Load Washer are:
1 – The Water Inlet Valve may have a intermittent stuck solenoid or may be damaged causing OVERFILL.
2 – Adding too much HE detergent or washer soap may cause the water level sensor to believe there is an OVERFILL.
3 – The Water Level Sensor may be blocked, have an electrical issue, or be broken.
To check or replace the washer water inlet valve:
First remove power to the washer by unplugging it. Turn OFF water to washer. Remove rear panel. Access the Valve and check it for signs of damage. Check with a meter to be sure it is working properly. Here is how to remove and replace a Samsung Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve…
Samsung Washer Water Inlet Valve Replacement
Step-by-step instructions for replacing the water inlet valve on Samsung washing machines.
The most common reason for replacing the water inlet valve is if the washer is noisy when the washer is filling or when the OE error code is displayed.
If you have added too much detergent to your washer here is how to drain the suds out:
An excess of washing powders or detergent liquids may have been added by mistake. Turn off power to the washer and wait at least 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the power back on to the washer. The drain pump should turn ON and fully drain the washing machine and the excess suds or soap.
To check or replace the washer water level sensor or pressure switch:
First remove power to the washer by unplugging it. Turn OFF water to washer. Remove panel. Access the Sensor and check it for signs of damage. Check with a meter to be sure it is working properly. Check that it is not blocked or clogged within the tubing. Here is how to remove and replace a Samsung Washer Water Level Sensor…
Samsung Washer Water Level Sensor (Pressure Switch) Replacement
Step-by-step instructions for replacing the pressure switch on Samsung washing machines.
The reason for replacing the pressure switch is when the washer is overflowing and testing the pressure switch proves it is faulty.
Do you have questions concerning your Samsung front load washer that is getting the OE error code? Please leave a comment below and we will be happy to assist you.
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