Modern washing machines are not only ready to save us from unpleasant and hard physical work. They are also able to diagnose themselves and signal faults that have occurred - albeit in their own machine language. Although in most cases you cannot do without the help of an experienced craftsman who can provide professional assistance to a smart mechanism, but in some situations you can help your washing machine (hereinafter - SM) on your own, if you understand what it "asks" for. Smart technology can issue an error code using the LCD display (if any) or through flashing indicators. Below are the error codes of the most popular brands (Atlant, Gorenje, ASKO, Samsung, Indesit, Ariston, Hansa, Candy, Kaiser, LG, Electrolux, Zanussi).
Error codes washing machines Indesit, Ariston
F01 - Signal of problems in the operation of the drive motor due to a short circuit in the control circuit
F02 - The system notifies about the absence of a signal about the operation of the motor from the tachogenerator to the electronic controller
F03 - Problems in the operation of the temperature sensor (sensor malfunction or sticking of the heating element relay)
F04 - The system signals a malfunction of the pressure switch (water level sensor)
F05 - The washing machine does not drain the water - problems in the operation of the water drain system (the water level sensor is faulty - does not give the signal "Empty tank" after draining the water, or the drain pump does not function)
F06 - Malfunction of buttons in the CM series "Ariston Dialogic"
F07 - The system notifies that the heating element (TEN) is not immersed in water
F08 - This code indicates a malfunction of the heating element (relay sticking): in this case, the sensor simultaneously generates 2 signals "Empty tank" and "Overflow"
F09 - The system informs about a failure in the electronic control system (this may also be a problem with the non-volatile memory of the processor)
F10 - Malfunctions of the water level sensor: the system did not receive a signal about the state of the working tank (the tank is neither empty nor full)
F11 - The system has problems in the operation of the drain pump - there is no information about its status (check the pump connection)
F12 - There is no communication between the control system (electronic controller) and the display module (selector)
F13 - Signal about problems in drying operation (series CM "Margarita 2000"): control network t0 is faulty
F14 - Signal about problems in the drying operation (CM series "Margarita 2000"): drying does not turn on
F15 - Signal about problems in the drying operation (series CM "Margarita 2000"): drying does not turn off
F17 - Problems with the blocking lock (not tightly closed or open the door of the hatch)
F18 - Microprocessor malfunction
Candy Washing Machine Error Codes
E01 - The system has detected a malfunction of the SM door locking device (the hatch is not blocked, the indicators do not light up)
E02 - Signal of problems in the water filling system (the water level does not reach or exceeds the nominal), possible causes: valve malfunction, filter clogged
E03 - Signal of problems in the water drain system (there is no drain or the drain time is exceeded)
E04 - Signal of problems in the water filling system (the water level exceeds the established norm)
E05 - The system signals problems with the temperature sensor - there is no water heating, washing does not stop
E07 - The system signals about problems with the drive motor - the tachogenerator is faulty
E09 - The system signals problems of the drive motor (the shaft does not rotate) - control problems
ASKO washing machine error codes
E 01, "Motor fault" - General error: there is a malfunction in the drive drive
E 02, "Water inlet fault" - Water intake problems
E 03, "Draining fault" - Water drainage problems
E 04 - CM cannot provide sufficient water supply (it is recommended to check the condition of hoses, filters)
E 05, E 06 - There were problems with water heating
"Door lock fault" - Check the state of the lock door (the door is not closed tightly enough)
"Floaming" - The system signals increased foaming
"Overfilling", "Over flov" - Notification of excessive water level (overflow) in the CM working tank
"Termistor fault" - Faulty temperature sensor
"Pressure sensor error" - Faulty water level sensor
SAMSUNG washing machine error codes
E 1 - An error occurred while collecting water
E 2 - CM notifies of problems that arose when draining water from the system (the time for draining water does not correspond to that set by the manufacturer)
E 3 - The system warns that the "Overflow" level has been reached when filling water
DE, DOOR - Check the lock of the hatch (the door is not closed tightly enough)
E 4 - The amount of loaded laundry in the snare drum does not correspond to the established norms
E5, E6 - Water heating problems
E7 - The water level sensor does not function
E 8 - The temperature regime is not observed (t0 of the water does not correspond to the established norm)
E 9 - This inscription will appear if the system detects a water leak or spontaneous draining was performed 4 times in a row (to a safe level for the heater)
LG washing machine error codes
PE - An error was detected in the operation of the water level sensor
FE - The system reports the overflow of the working tank with water
dE - Door lock: check if the door is closed tightly enough
IE - Problems with water intake (CM cannot collect water into the tank)
OE - Drainage Problems (check the condition of the hose and filter)
UE - Drum malfunction (imbalance)
tE - Temperature mode violated
LE - Locking mechanism error detected
CE - The system notifies of an overload of the drive motor
E3 - System cannot detect boot
AE - Failure in the automatic shutdown system of the CM
E1 - Sump water leak detected
HE - Breakdown of the heating element
SE - Drive Motor Switch (Hall Sensor) Error Detected
KAISER washing machine error codes
E 01 - The system did not receive a signal to close the door from the limit switch of the blocking lock - the washing will be stopped in this case.
E 02 - This code will appear if the filling time of the working tank has exceeded 2 minutes. In this case, the SM continues the washing program, but blocks the filling mode above the nominal level (an error is issued after the washing operation is completed).
E 03 - It took more than 1.5 minutes to drain the water. At the same time, the washing continues, the CM automatically reduces the spin speed to 400 rpm and issues an error code at the end of the program.
E 04 - Problems with water filling: when a problem is detected (the level sensor detects "Tank overflow"), the system stops washing, issues an error code and starts the drain pump. If the pressure switch gives a signal "Empty tank", the drain pump is automatically turned off, otherwise the pump continues to work.
E 05 - Problems with water filling: the error is displayed if, after 10 minutes from the moment of filling the working tank, the system does not receive the signal from the "Nominal level" sensor. The wash stops.
E 06 - Problems with water drainage: the error is displayed if, after 10 minutes of operation of the drain pump, it does not receive the signal from the "Empty tank" sensor. The wash stops.
E 07 - The system has detected a water leak into the CM pan (the AqvStop mechanism is triggered). The washing stops and the drain pump turns on and runs until the signal "Tank empty" is received.
E 08 - CM warns that the parameters of the supply network do not correspond to the norm (the manufacturer recommends a voltage of 190-253 V with a frequency of 50-60 Hz)
E 11 - Malfunction in the door lock system, washing is interrupted
E 21 - There are problems in the drive system (no signals from the tachogenerator). The wash is interrupted
E 22 - The system detects the unauthorized rotation of the drive motor (in the absence of a start command). Washing stops
E 31 - The occurrence of a malfunction of the temperature sensor (short circuit in the circuit). The error is displayed after the end of the washing program
E 32 - The occurrence of a malfunction of the temperature sensor (open circuit). The error is displayed after the end of the washing program
E 42 - Malfunction - after the end of washing, the door is blocked for more than two minutes
Error codes for washing machines ELECTROLUX and ZANUSSI
SM with control system EWM1000
E 11 - Problems with water filling (the required level in the working tank was not reached within the time specified by the manufacturer)
E 13 - The system detected a water leak in the CM sump
E 21 - Problems with draining: water has not been removed from the working tank for 10 minutes
E 23 - Problems with drainage: the system detected a breakdown of the triac (control element) of the drain pump
E 24 - Drainage problems: the system has detected malfunctions in the drain pump triac circuit
E 33 - The system signals a faulty (inconsistent) operation of water level sensors (level I sensor and a sensor that warns against turning on the heating element in the absence of the required amount of water)
E 35 - Problems with water filling: in fact, the water level in the working tank is higher than the permissible
E 36 - Breakage of the sensor, warning against turning on the heating element in the absence of the required amount of water (AB S)
E 37 - Breakage of the water level sensor I (L1 S)
E 39 - Breakage of the water overflow level sensor (HV 1 S)
E 41 - The error notifies that the SM door is open or not closed tightly
E 42 - The system recorded malfunctions of the hatch lock
E 43 - Breakage of the control element (triac) of the lock
E 44 - Detected breakage of the hatch closing sensor
E 45 - The system signals detected violations in the control circuit of the hatch lock (in the electronic controller)
E 51 - Problems with the drive motor (short circuit of the control element - triac)
E 52 - Lack of contact between the electronic controller and the tachogenerator
E 53 - The system signals detected violations in the drive motor control circuit (in the electronic controller)
E 54 - Detected "sticking" of one of the two contact groups of the reversing relay of the drive motor
E 61 - Violation of the temperature regime: when heating, the water does not reach the temperature set by the program in the standard time
E 62 - Violation of the temperature regime: when heated, the water reached a value above + 880C in 5 minutes
E 66 - Fixed a malfunction of the heating element relay
E 71 - The system notifies of the inadequate operation of the temperature sensor (increased resistance)
E 82 - Problems detected in the operation of the selector (device for the selection of programs and cycles)
E 83 - An error was detected when reading data from the selector (the code is displayed only in diagnostic mode)
E 93 - CM configuration error detected
SM with control system EWM2000
E 11 - Signal about problems with water filling when washing clothes
E 11 - Signal about problems with water filling when drying clothes
E 21 - Signal of problems with water draining
E22 - Signal about problems with draining water in drying mode
E31, E32, E33, E34 - Signal of problems associated with inconsistent operation of level sensors (prossostats)
E41, E42, E43, E44, E45 - Signal on malfunctions of the sunroof locking system
E51 - The system signals a malfunction of the drive motor control element
E52 - A malfunction was detected in the operation of the tachogenerator
E53 - A malfunction was detected in the operation of the electric motor control system
E54 - A malfunction was detected in the operation of one of the electronic controller relays
E61 - Violation of the temperature regime: the system detected a slow heating of water in the working tank
E62 - Violation of the temperature regime: the system recorded an unregulated high t0C of water in the working tank
E63 - The system displays problems in the operation of the CM in the drying mode (insufficient heating)
E64 - The system displays problems in the operation of the CM in the drying mode (overheating)
Hansa washing machine error codes
SM RA series
E01 - Malfunction of the door lock (no blocking). The washing program is interrupted (if there is no blockage - after 2 seconds, if the limit switch fails - after 10 seconds)
E02 - Malfunction of the water level sensor: there is no signal about reaching the I water level, washing stops.
E03 - Malfunction of the drain system: there is no signal from the sensor about the lack of water. SM blocks the hatch until the unit is completely shut down.
E04 - Overfilling of the working tank: in this case, the CM automatically interrupts the wash and turns on the drain pump. The hatch remains locked until the machine is completely turned off.
E05 - The system signals a malfunction of the temperature sensor: the water heats up for less than 40 after 10 minutes of operation of the heating element (due to a short circuit or an open circuit) or does not comply with software standards. Washing continues without heating the water.
E07 - The system detects in the washing mode the absence of contact between the control element (electronic controller) and the tachogenerator. Washing stops.
E08 - The system detects in the spinning mode the absence of contact between the control element and the tachogenerator. Stop the cycle.
E10 - The system detects a discrepancy in the parameters of the supply network (voltage, frequency). Washing stops.
E11 - A malfunction (short circuit) of the control element (triac) of the drive motor has been detected. Washing stops.
E12 - The system detects water leakage into the CM sump (thanks to the signals from the AQUSTOP sensor). The drain pump works, the hatch lock is blocked. The door opens after receiving the signal "Tank empty".
E14 - Failure of the electronic controller. Washing stops.
E15 - When the power is turned on or after selecting the washing mode, a malfunction of the electronic controller is detected.
SM series RS
E01 - The system signals the absence of a control signal to turn on the door lock
E02 - Signal of problems with water filling (the time for filling the working tank to the nominal level exceeded 2 minutes)
E03 - Signal of problems with water draining (the time for draining water from the working tank has exceeded 1.5 minutes)
E04 - Signal about problems with water filling (the pressure switch gives a signal about the overflow of the working tank)
E05 - Signal of problems with water filling (the time for filling the working tank to the nominal level exceeded 10 minutes)
E06 - Signal about problems with water draining (within 10 minutes the "Empty tank" signal does not come from the pressotstat)
E07 - The system detects water leakage into the CM sump (thanks to the signals from the AQUSTOP sensor).
E08 - The system detects a discrepancy in the parameters of the supply network (voltage, frequency).
E09 - Excessive foam formation in the "spin" mode, which the system could not cope with
E11 - The system reports a malfunction of the triac (control element) of the power circuit of the locking mechanism of the hatch
E21 - Malfunction of the drive motor (there is no communication with the tachogenerator, blocking of the motor)
E22 - Malfunction of the drive motor (unauthorized rotation)
E31 - Temperature sensor malfunction detected (short circuit)
E32 - A malfunction of the temperature sensor is detected (open circuit)
E42 - Malfunction of the locking mechanism
E52 - Failure of the autonomous memory of the machine
Error codes for washing machines GORENJE
F1 - CM is trying to tell you that there is an open or short circuit in the temperature sensor circuit
F2 - This code notifies that during the time set by the manufacturer, the required amount of water has not been supplied to the tank (check the condition of the hose and filter on the water supply)
F31 - Notification that the electronic controller does not receive signals (problems with the tachogenerator)
F32 - Problems in the drive motor control system
F4 - (temperature mode)
This code notifies that during the time set by the manufacturer, the water temperature in the working tank has not warmed up to the set level.
F41 - In this case, the actual temperature of the water in the tank has risen above the permissible value
F43 - CM reports that the rate of increase in water temperature does not correspond to the norm (above the permissible value)
F5 - Problems with drainage: in this case, the CM cannot ensure the drainage of water or within the allotted period of time the mechanism failed to reach the "Empty tank" position
F61 - SM failed to provide the specified drum rotation speed in the "Spin" mode
F63 - There were problems with the control: the electronic controller does not receive signals from the electronic mechanism of the drive motor
Error codes washing machines Atlant
"Door" - Everything is simple here: problems with the door - you could not close it tightly enough, so the machine does not want to wash. But this inscription may indicate a malfunction of the interlocking electric lock, and in the most severe cases - about problems with the electronic module.
F2 - Having issued such a code, the machine reports that there are problems with the temperature sensor (the most "harmless" option), with the heating element or with the control module.
F4 - The washing machine does not drain the water. Make sure that the drain hose is connected correctly, check if the drain pump filter is clogged, as well as the condition of the pump itself: the impeller must rotate absolutely freely.
F5 - Such an inscription can be displayed during the simultaneous intake and discharge of water. In this case, check the condition of the drain hose (similar to the situation described above) and ensure that the water supply is adequate. This means sufficient pressure - the reason may lie in the supply filter (make sure that it is not clogged).
F6, F9, F12 - Only the master can fix the breakdown: we are talking about problems with the electric motor or electronic control
F8 - In the CM tank - increased water level. Pay attention to the level sensor and the state of the solenoid valve.
SEL is shorthand for "selector"; interface module of your CM. The appearance of this inscription means that there are problems with the program switch (the CM can also signal this by flashing indicators, as it usually happens at the end of the wash).
F13 and F14 - There was a problem with the electronic module