Samsung WaterWall dishwasher error codes

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These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Samsung WaterWall 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
tE

Thermistor (temperature sensor) failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher and reconnect any loose wires on the thermistor wire harness. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, replace the thermistor. If the problem persists, replace the main power board assembly (PBA).

Possible parts
Thermistor, Main PBA, Wire harness
HE1

Heater failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the heater. Replace the heater if it's damaged. If the heater is okay, replace the main PBA.

Possible parts
Heater, Main PBA
HE

Water temperature too high

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher and reconnect any loose wires on the thermistor wire harness. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness is okay, replace the thermistor. If the problem persists, replace the heater.

How-to help
Possible parts
Heater, Thermistor
bE2

Stuck button on the control panel

Check/Repair

Press all the buttons on the control panel to attempt to free the stuck key. If the key remains stuck, replace the control panel.

How-to help
Possible parts
Control panel
bE3, AE, 3E or AE6

Communication failure

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher and reconnect any loose wires on the main PBA and the control panel. Replace the main power board or the control panel if damaged.

How-to help
Possible parts
Control panel, Main PBA
LE

Water leak detected

Check/Repair

Check for a water leak under the dishwasher. Examine the hoses, drain pump and tub. Replace any leaking components.

How-to help
Possible parts
Hoses, Drain pump
OE

Water overflow detected

Check/Repair

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher to disconnect electrical power. If water continues to fill the tub, replace the water inlet. If filling stops when you disconnect power, replace the main power board assembly (PBA).

How-to help
Possible parts
Water inlet valve, Main power board assembly (PBA)
1E

Low water level

Check/Repair

Empty dishes that filled with water and restart the cycle. Adjust the leveling feet if the dishwasher isn't level. Reconnect any loose wires on the wire harness for the water level sensor. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness connections are okay, replace the water level sensor.

Possible parts
Water level sensor, Wire harness
4E5

No water detected in the tub after starting the dishwasher

Check/Repair

Fully open the water supply cut-off valve for the dishwasher. If the valve is already open, unplug the dishwasher and shut off the water supply, and then disconnect the fill line and examine the water inlet valve. If the inlet screen is clogged, replace the water valve-don't just clean the screen, because debris could enter the valve body, causing the valve to stay open, resulting in flooding. Check the wiring connections on the water inlet valve and secure any loose connections. If the water valve won't open when activated, replace it.

How-to help
Possible parts
Water inlet valve
9E1

High or low voltage supply

Check/Repair

Have an electrician check the voltage supply for the dishwasher and resolve any problems.

Possible parts
7E

Water wall vane motor error

Check/Repair

Remove the packing tape on the water wall vane if not removed during installation. Reconnect any loose wires on the water wall vane motor and vane sensor. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Replace the water wall vane motor or vane sensor if defective.

Possible parts
Water wall vane motor, Vane sensor, Wire harness

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

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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: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure
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
Main causes: glass or popcorn kernel stuck in the chopper blade, drain line vibrating against the cabinet, debris in wash pump or drain pump
Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan failure

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