Samsung  Washer  Error Codes for Front-Load Models

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your Samsung front-load washer. 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 washing machine replacement parts.

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
nd, 5E Won't drain The washer failed to drain within 15 minutes. Check the washer drain path for a clog or restriction. Clear the large item filter in the drain pump. If the drain pump doesn't drain the water when activated, replace it.
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Drain pump
LO Door unlock error The door fails to unlock after 7 attempts. Unplug the washer and open the door, using force if needed (using force often damages the door lock/switch assembly). Replace the assembly if it’s damaged or defective.
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Door lock/switch assembly, Electronic control board
nF, 4E Water fill problem The washer fills for 40 minutes or the water level doesn't change after 6 minutes. Make sure the water supply faucets behind the washer are fully open. Check the water fill lines for kinks and freezing. Check the water inlet valves. If the valves are defective, replace the water inlet valve assembly.
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Water inlet valve assembly
FL Door lock error Door fails to lock after 7 attempts. Unplug the washer and check the wiring harness connections to the door lock assembly. If the wiring connections are sound, replace the door lock assembly.
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Door lock/switch assembly
LE Low water level Water level drops below the reset level during the wash or rinse cycles. Check for leaks in the washer tub and connected components. Check the installation of the drain system; water can siphon out of the washer if it’s not installed properly.
Outer tub, Hoses
lE, 1E Water level sensor failure Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections between the water level sensor and the main electronic control board. If the connections are good, replace the water level pressure sensor.
Water level sensor
OE Water overflow If the washer is overfilled, unplug it to see if it continues to fill while unplugged. If it does, replace the water inlet valve assembly because the inlet water valves aren't shutting off water flow. If the washer isn’t overfilled, replace the water level sensor because it isn't accurately detecting water level.
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Water inlet valve assembly, Water level sensor
dc, UE Unbalanced load The load is detected as unbalanced during the final spin. The basket won't spin over 150 rpm when this code is displayed. Cancel the cycle or let it end. Adjust the load and see if the washer spins properly. If not, inspect the suspension system and replace any defective parts.
Suspension system components
E2, bE2 Stuck button A button on the control panel is stuck. Try to free the stuck button. Press down directly on top of all keys on the control panel. If that doesn't free the stuck key, press down slightly off-center on all keys. If you can't free the button, replace the display control board.
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Display control board
ds Door is open during locking The control detects that the washer door is open while it’s being locked. Use the diagnostic test mode to check the door lock/switch assembly. If the door lock/switch assembly is defective, replace it.
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Door lock/switch assembly
tE, tE1 Water temperature is too high or too low Use the diagnostic test mode to determine what water temperature the electronic control board measures. If the actual water temperature is significantly different, replace the the temperature sensor (also called the thermistor).
Temperature sensor (thermistor)
3E No signal from the drive motor tachometer Unplug the washer. Check the wire harness connections between the drive motor and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the motor tachometer. If the problem continues, replace the drive motor.
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Drive motor tachometer, drive motor, wire harness
Hr Heater relay failure The heater relay is a component on the main electronic control board. Unplug the washer for 5 minutes to reset the electronic control board, and then plug in the washer. If the code returns, replace the electronic control board.
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Electronic control board
nF1, 4E2 Hot and cold water connections are reversed Connect the hot and cold water fill hoses correctly.
2E Internal control board failure Unplug the washer for 5 minutes to reset the electronic control board, and then plug in the washer. If the code returns, replace the electronic control board.
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Electronic control board
Sud, SUd Excessive suds Excessive suds is detected during the cycle. The cycle goes into a suds kill routine by filling the tube with water and then tumbling the clothes. If this routine doesn't eliminate the suds, the control displays the Sud code. Use the right amount of high-efficiency (HE) detergent with future loads.
HE detergent
AE Communication error between the main control board and the display control board Unplug the washer and check the wire harness connections between the main control board and the display control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the main control board, If the problem continues, replace the display control board.
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Main control board, display control board, wire harness
SF Electronic control board error Unplug the washer for 5 minutes to reset the electronic control board, and then plug in the washer. If the code returns, replace the electronic control board.
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Electronic control board
dE or dE1 Door lock failure Unplug the washer and check the wiring harness connections between the door lock assembly and the main control board. Reconnect any loose wires or replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wire connections are okay, replace the door lock assembly. If the problem continues, replace the main control board.
Door lock assembly, main control board, wire harness