Electrolux dishwasher error codes

Electrolux

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Electrolux dishwasher. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dishwashers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
Er-01

Water leak detected

Check/Repair

A sensor under the dishwasher detected a leak. Shut off power to the dishwasher. Inspect all hoses, pumps and the tub to find the leak. Replace the leaking parts.

Possible parts
Drain hose, drain pump, recirculation pump
Er-02

Thermistor/turbidity sensor failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the thermistor/turbidity sensor circuit. If the wiring is okay, replace the thermistor/turbidity sensor.

Possible parts
Thermistor/turbidity sensor failure
Er-03

Wash motor failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and then check the wiring for the wash motor. If the wiring is okay, check for an obstruction in the pump. Replace the wash motor if the pump is clear and the wiring is okay.

Er-04 or Er-05

Upper fan/vent failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the upper fan/vent. If the wiring is okay, replace the upper fan/vent.

Possible parts
Upper fan/vent
Er-06

Lower fan failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the lower fan. If the wiring is okay, replace the lower fan.

Possible parts
Lower fan
Er-07 or Er-11

Drain valve failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the drain valve. If the wiring is okay, replace the drain valve.

Possible parts
Drain valve
Er-08

User interface control failure

Check/Repair

A switch on the user interface is defective. Replace the user interface.

Possible parts
User interface control
Er-09

Communication failure between the user interface control and the electronic control board

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check for loose wire connections between the user interface control and the electronic control board. If the wires and connections are intact, replace the user interface control. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
User interface control, electronic control board
Er-10

Electronic control board relay failure

Check/Repair

A relay on the electronic control board failed. Replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic control board
Er-12

Drain valve position error

Check/Repair

The drain valve activated when it should be off. Shut off power to the dishwasher. Check the drain valve wiring for a short. If the wiring is okay, replace the electronic control board because the drain valve relay likely is stuck. If the problem continues, replace the drain valve.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic control board, drain valve
Er-13

Electronic control board failure

Check/Repair

The electronic controlled board has an internal component failure. Replace the electronic control board.

How-to help
Possible parts
Electronic control board

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

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Main causes: improper loading, low water temperature, improper detergent dosage, detergent dispenser failure, spray arm or pump problems
Main cause: damaged rack height adjuster
Main causes: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure
Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan failure
Main causes: broken door spring, detergent dispenser failure, cabinet mounting brackets loose or broken
Main causes: light switch beside the sink turned off, lack of power, bad dishwasher door switch, control system failure, wiring problem
Main causes: damaged or stuck spray arm, leaking door seal, damaged door hinge, leaky heating element water seal, cracked water supply line
Main causes: broken door latch, tripped circuit breaker, broken heating element, faulty vent fan, sensor failure, control system problem
Main causes: clogged kitchen sink drain, clogged drain hose, drain check valve damaged, drain pump failure, control system problem

Repair guides common to all dishwashers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dishwasher.

October 1, 2016
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dishwasher vent and fan assembly

If the control panel goes blank, the fan could be to blame. Replace the vent and fan assembly using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
April 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dishwasher door outer panel

If your dishwasher door is dented or you want it to match your cabinets or other appliances, this guide shows how to replace the dishwasher outer door panel.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
April 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a dishwasher control panel

Learn how to replace a dishwasher control panel. Learn which tools and parts you need and get step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all dishwashers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your dishwasher.

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Dishwasher not cleaning dishes video

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These tips will help your dishwasher clean your dishes better.

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January 16, 2015

How to fix rust spots on a dishwasher dishrack video

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