Edgestar  Laundry Center  Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your EdgeStar laundry center. For repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for washing machines, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find laundry center replacement parts.

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
E10 Water fill problem The control detected that water level did not change for 7 minutes. Make sure the water supply faucets behind the appliance are fully open. Check the water fill lines for kinks or freezing (in the winter). Check the water inlet fill valves. If the valves don't open to fill the tub when activated, replace the water inlet valve assembly.
Water inlet valve assembly
E11 Water left in tub Check the drain hose for kinks and clogs. Clean debris from the coin trap. Replace the drain pump if it doesn't run when activated. Unplug the washer to clear the error code.
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Drain pump
E12 Water overflow The water level sensor detects an overflow condition. Unplug the washer and, if the washer is overfilled, check the water inlet valve assembly for proper shut-off of water flow. If the water inlet valve assembly doesn't shut off water flow with the washer unplugged, replace the water inlet valve assembly. If the washer is empty when this error code appears, replace the water-level pressure switch.
Water inlet valve assembly, water level sensor
E20 Drain cycle error The drain pump never cycled on to drain water. Check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the drain pump. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the drain pump. If the problem continues, replace the main control board.
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Drain pump, main control board, wire harness
E21 Slow drain The main control board didn't detect water level change for 6 minutes or longer. Check the drain hose for kinks and clogs. Clean debris from the coin trap. If the drain pump doesn't run when activated, check the wire harness connections between the drain pump and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the drain pump. If the error continues, replace the main control board.
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Drain pump, main control board, wire harness
E30 or E31 Door lock failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and door lock assembly. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the door lock assembly.
Door lock assembly, wire harness
E33 Water level sensor failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the water level sensor and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the water level sensor.
Water level sensor, wire harness
E34 or E35 Water heater sensor failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the water heater sensor. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire harness connections are okay, replace the water heater sensor.
Water heater sensor, wire harness
E36 Water heating element failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the water heating element and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Measure the resistance of the water heating element using a multimeter. You should measure about 14 ohms of resistance through the heating element. Replace the water heating element if you measure infinite resistance, indicating the heating element is broken.
Water heating element, wire harness
E37 or E38 Inlet air temperature sensor failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the inlet air temperature sensor and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the inlet air temperature sensor using a multimeter. You should measure around 5,000 ohms at room temperature. If resistance is off by more than 1000 ohms, replace the inlet air temperature sensor.
Inlet air temperature sensor, wire harness
E3A Dryer heating element failure Unplug the appliance and check the wiring harness connection between the dryer heating element and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the dryer heating element. You should measure 13 ohms of resistance through the heating element. If the heating element and wiring is okay, replace the main control board. Replace the dryer heating element if you measure infinite resistance, indicating the heating element is broken.
Dryer heating element, main control board, wire harness
E40 Main control board EEPROM error The Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) on the main control board is corrupted. Unplug the appliance for 5 minutes, restore power and see if the code clears. If not, replace the main control board.
Main control board
E52, E53 or E54 Main control board error Unplug the appliance and replace the main control board.
Main control board
E55 High motor current Unplug the appliance for 5 minutes to reset the main control board. If the code returns after restoring power, check to see if the spin basket rotates freely. If the spin basket rotates freely, unplug the appliance and replace the main control board. If you detect resistance when rotating the spin basket, unplug the appliance and remove the drive belt from the motor pulley. Spin the drive motor pulley. Replace the drive motor if the motor pulley doesn't spin freely. If the drive motor pulley spins freely, check again for resistance when rotating the spin basket with the drive belt removed. If the spin basket won't rotate freely, check for an item stuck between the spin basket and the outer tub. Remove any item found. If you find no item caught between the spin basket and the outer tub, then the spin bearing seized up. You'll need to replace the appliance because the spin bearing isn't available as a replacement part.
Main control board, drive motor
E56 or E57 Motor inverter control board drawing too much current Overloading the appliance can cause this error. Reduce the load if overloaded. If the load is normal size, unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the motor inverter control board and drive motor. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the motor inverter control board. If the problem continues, replace the drive motor.
Motor inverter control board, drive motor, wire harness
E58 Motor inverter board failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the motor inverter control board and drive motor. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the motor inverter control board.
Motor inverter control board, wiring harness
E59 Main control board overload Check to see if the spin basket rotates freely. If the spin basket rotates freely, unplug the appliance and replace the main control board. If you detect resistance when rotating the spin basket, unplug the appliance and remove the drive belt from the motor pulley. Spin the drive motor pulley. Replace the drive motor if the motor pulley doesn't spin freely. If the drive motor pulley spins freely, check again for resistance when rotating the spin basket with the drive belt removed. If the spin basket won't rotate freely, check for an item stuck between the spin basket and the outer tub. Remove any item found. If you find no item caught between the spin basket and the outer tub, then the spin bearing seized up. You'll need to replace the appliance because the spin bearing isn't available as a replacement part.
Main control board, drive motor
E70 Stuck start/pause button Unplug the appliance and replace the start/pause button. If the problem continues, replace the main control board.
Start/pause button, main control board
E71 Detergent dispenser failure Unplug the appliance and check the wire harness connections between the dispenser housing and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the detergent dispenser housing.
Detergent dispenser housing, wire harness
E74 Detergent dispenser empty Add detergent to the dispenser.
E75 Fabric softener dispenser empty Add fabric softener to the dispenser.