Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Error Code dE – How To Clear

What does de mean on an Samsung washer? There may be a few different reasons why the dE error code can display on your washing machine. Samsung washer getting the dE error code? The dE error code on the Samsung washing machine display is an indication of the DOOR IS NOT PROPERLY LOCKED OR CLOSED issue. The issues that may cause this fault code is the washer door is NOT CLOSED, a clogged or wrongly positioned drain hose, the drain hose may not be submerged in water and therefore causing the error, or the Door Lock and Switch Assembly is faulty. All these issues can cause your Samsung washer to display the error code dE. With all these different reasons, checking all the below components will clear the error and fix your Samsung washing machine.

Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Error Code dE – How To ClearSamsung Front Load Washing Machine Error Code dE – How To Clear

Why is the DE Error code displayed on the panel of my Samsung Washing Machine?
You may encounter a situation when your washing machine displays “dE” error.
MOST COMMON REASON FOR THE dE ERROR CODE: The washer door is not properly locked or closed.

If the Samsung Washing Machine is displaying the “dE” error code then check for the following issues:
-MAIN REASON: The door must be properly closed.
-You can check the end of the drain hose to see if it is too low
-Be sure the drain hose holder in the back of the washer is properly positioned.
-Check the end of the drain hose is submerged in water.

Washer Drain HoseWasher Drain Hose

To go more indepth to fix the Samsung dE Error Code:
DE ERROR CODE SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINE DEFINITION: The door fails to unlock after 7 attempts.

-Unplug the washing machine and then open the door.
-Use light force to open the door if it does not open.
NOTE: Forcing the washer door open can damage the door lock and switch assembly.
-Replace the complete door lock assembly if it is faulty or broken.

Samsung Washer Door LockSamsung Washer Door Locks

If the Door Lock and Switch Assembly does not fix the issue, you may need to replace the Main Electronic Control Board.
PARTS THAT MAY BE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED: Door Lock and Switch AssemblyMain Electronic Control Board

Samsung Washer Control BoardsSamsung Washer Control Boards

This Article Relates To Samsung Washer Models: WA95BWBEH/XTL, WA95BWPEH/XTL, WA88TPBEH/XTL, WA90VNKEH/XTL, WA90VPBEH/XTL.

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5 thoughts on “Samsung Front Load Washing Machine Error Code dE – How To Clear”

  1. My Samsung washing machine is showing force c
    What is the meaning of this and
    My Samsung washing machine front load 9/6kg
    How to solve the problem and this machine is not clean the clothes

  2. I have a WA13V9 top loader washing machine.
    When I wanted to do washing it gives me dE code, with no washing in, with washing in, if I close the door ,even before it ways the amount of washing.
    any ideas pls

    1. Door switch is proper, door is also proper, but still my samsung washing machine displays dE on the display pannel, pls suggest me

  3. I’ve got a Samsung WA13V9 Toploader washing machine. It shows the dE error on the panel after it drains the water and wants to start the spin cycle. I switch off the machine and try it again with an empty drum but get the same result. Any suggestions what could be wrong?

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