April 19, 2023

Washer error codes

Error Code

When something goes wrong with a washing machine that has a digital display, the washer flashes an error code you can use to narrow down the possible causes. For example, a Kenmore front load washer displays error codes such as UE or dc when its control detects an unbalanced load.

Below are common error code tables for the most popular brands, along with an explanation of what the code means, possible repair parts you might need and DIY advice. Visit Sears PartsDirect’s repair help section for more DIY advice for washers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your appliance, search for your model number.

Brand
Error Codes
Washer

Symptoms common to all washers

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January 10, 2024

Main causes: unbalanced load, loose spanner nut, worn drive block, broken shock absorber or suspension spring, debris in…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: worn agitator dogs, bad clutch, broken motor coupler, shifter assembly failure, broken door lock, suspensio…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interf…

January 10, 2024

Main causes: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control b…

January 10, 2024

Main causes: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve a…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: water heater failure, bad water temperature switch, faulty control board, bad water valve, faulty water tem…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: no water supply, bad water valves, water-level pressure switch failure, control system failure, bad door lo…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system…

Articles and videos common to all washers

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

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June 16, 2023

How to use your washing machine efficiently

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How to repair broken or damaged wires video
October 26, 2016

How to repair broken or damaged wires video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.…

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video
January 18, 2016

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working…