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Dishwasher Error Codes by Brands

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Dishwasher Error Codes by Brands

The majority of modern dishwashers will show you a certain error code when a malfunction occurs. Understanding the meaning of the code will help you spot the exact problem with the appliance and even solve it by yourself. Here are some of the commonly used codes for the most well-known brands.

Bosch Dishwasher Error Codes

These error codes will help you to troubleshoot a Bosch dishwasher. Search the necessary code in the table to identify the problem.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
E1Problems with heatingUsually this means that the heating element is malfunctioning. Replace the heating element if necessary.
E3Problems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
E5Problems with overflowingCut the power to the dishwasher to stop filling. If the water continues to flow, examine the inlet valve and replace it if needed.
E24Problems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.

Samsung Dishwasher Error Codes

Consult with the table to find out about your specific problem. If you are unable to find your code here, please refer to a handbook for Samsung dishwashers.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
4EProblems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
5EProblems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.
LEProblems with leakingInspect the bottom of the appliance and the pipes to establish whether there is a leakage. Replace the damaged parts.
HEProblems with heatingUsually this means that the heating element is malfunctioning. Replace it if necessary.

Frigidaire Dishwasher Error Codes

This is a helpful list of possible fault codes, which can appear on Frigidaire dishwashers. Look for your specific code to find a solution.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
i10Problems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
i20Problems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.
UFProblems with the fanCheck the wiring connecting the fan assembly and the control board. Make sure everything is wired correctly. Replace the assembly if needed.
CLProblems with the doorSee whether the door is shut tightly and the dishes do not obstruct it from closing.

LG Dishwasher Error Codes

This table includes some of the frequently appearing fault codes for LG dishwashers. You can check this list to find a code you require.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
OEProblems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.
nEProblems with the motorSee whether the wires connected to the motor are undamaged. If the wiring is in good condition, you should examine the motor itself. Replace this part if necessary.
FEProblems with overflowingCut the power to the dishwasher to stop filling. If the water continues to flow, examine the inlet valve and replace it if needed.
AEProblems with leakingInspect the bottom of the appliance and the pipes find out whether there is a leakage. Replace the damaged parts.

Electrolux Dishwasher Error Codes

The owners of Electrolux dishwashers might find the table below very handy. It contains some of the most widespread fault codes.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
Er-01Problems with leakingInspect the bottom of the appliance and the pipes in to discover whether there is a leakage. Replace the damaged parts.
Er-03Problems with the motorSee whether the wires connected to the motor are undamaged. If the wiring is in good condition, you should examine the motor itself. Replace this part if necessary.
Er-04Problems with the fanCheck the wiring connecting the fan assembly and the control board. Make sure everything is wired correctly. Replace the assembly if needed.
Er-13Problems with the control boardSuch a part is hard to fix, and it should be replaced with a new one.

Whirlpool Dishwasher Error Codes

To troubleshoot your Whirlpool dishwasher, you should check with the list of codes below and find the one displayed on your appliance.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
F2Problems with leakingInspect the bottom of the appliance and the pipes to see whether there is a leakage. Replace the damaged parts.
F8Problems with overflowingCut the power from the dishwasher to stop filling. If the water continues to flow, examine the inlet valve and replace it if needed.
FCProblems with hard waterThis issue can be easily fixed by adding special salt to soften hard water.
F9Problems with constant water flowVerify that the inlet valve is fully closed when the machine is not working. Replace the valve in case of malfunction.

Kenmore Dishwasher Error Codes

Examine this list of codes to find a solution to your specific problems. The list is not full, so consult with your Kenmore dishwasher manual if needed.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
1-1Problems with the control boardThis part is hard to fix, and it should be replaced with the new one.
5-1Problems with the doorSee whether the door is shut tightly and the dishes do not obstruct it from closing.
6-1Problems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
8-1Problems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.

Maytag Dishwasher Error Codes

Look through the listed codes to find the one displayed on your Maytag dishwasher. Check the advised solution to solve the problem.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
F2Problems with heatingUsually this means that the heating element is malfunctioning. Replace it if necessary.
F4Problems with a cleaning agentVerify that the detergent is loaded and the dispenser is not obstructed.
F0Problems with the control boardThis part is hard to repair, and it should be replaced with a new one.
1F4Problems with the water temperatureThe dishwasher will not work if the water is too cold. Check your handbook to find out the suitable temperature.

Viking Dishwasher Error Codes

The provided fault codes are the most widespread among Viking dishwashers. These can help you in identifying the issue and fixing it.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
Flash 5Problems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.
Flash 2Problems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
Flash 4Internal issueTry turning the dishwasher off and cutting the power. Switch it back on afterward.
Flash 3Problems with drainingExamine the filters and clean them from accumulated debris. Replace the part if needed.

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Error Codes

Sometimes Kitchenaid dishwasher owners can receive an error code. Search for your code in the table below and find out the solution.

CodeErrorAdvised solution
2-1write valueTry pressing all the buttons in case one of them becomes jammed. If this does not help pop it out you should replace the panel.
5-1Problems with the doorSee whether the door is shut tightly and the dishes do not obstruct it from closing.
6-1Problems with fillingVerify that the tap is fully open. If the machine still does not fill, examine the inlet valve. Ensure that it is not obstructed.
7-1Problems with heatingUsually this means that the heating element is malfunctioning. Replace it if necessary.