Electrolux is a trusted brand when it comes to appliances. Their products are known for their efficiency and reliability. However, like any other appliance, even an Electrolux dryer will sometimes show an error code, a combination of letters and numbers.
The Electrolux dryer EHO error code appears when there’s a fault in the electronics. You’ll need to check the power source and ensure it provides enough power to the dryer. You may also need to check the wiring to see any loose connections. If nothing worked, seek the help of a service engineer.
Most dryers have an error code, and it’s important to know what the code means. Most are straightforward and easy to understand, but some may require professional help. In the rest of this article, I’ll explain what you need to do if your Electrolux dryer shows an EHO error code.
Electrolux Dryer EHO Error Code
When you start a dryer, you expect to do laundry in a few minutes. It can be scary when your dryer says EHO, and nothing seems to be happening.
The error message EHO (EH0) indicates a problem with the power supply. This can be anything from a loose wire to a failed component.
Possible causes include:
- An overload in the power cord or an electrical interference within the area.
- A faulty fuse or circuit breaker — especially if an appliance has been recently added to the circuit or replaced with a new one.
- A loose connection or frayed wire in the outlet.
How To Fix Electrolux Dryer EHO Error
There’s nothing worse than tossing a load of laundry into the dryer only to have it come out as damp as when it went in. However, fixing this issue can be even worse since dryers are notoriously difficult to open up and work on. Many homeowners don’t tackle the repair themselves because they’re wary of breaking something else or wasting their time trying to figure out what went wrong.
If you’re not confident with your repair skills, it’s probably best to find a local service engineer who can take care of the problem for you. However, if you want to give it a shot yourself, here are some basic steps to troubleshoot and fix the Electrolux dryer EHO error code.
Electrolux is aware of this issue and has provided three possible ways to fix it.
1. Check the Power Supply
The first thing to do is ensure the problem isn’t with the power supply. Try plugging another appliance into the same socket you’ve used for your dryer. If that device doesn’t turn on either, then the problem isn’t a wiring issue.
If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to check if there are any loose wires behind the appliance. If so, reconnect them, making sure they’re securely fastened into place. If you can’t reach them, you might need to unplug the appliance and remove its back cover.
Below is a helpful YouTube video demonstrating how to disassemble your Electrolux machine properly and safely.
2. Reset/Restart the Dryer
A reset or restart is a simple process of turning off your Electrolux dryer and turning it back on. If you turn off your Electrolux dryer and wait 5 minutes before turning it back on, you can reset the control board and start fresh.
3. Seek the Help of a Service Engineer
If the error code continues to appear even after resetting or unplugging the appliance, request a visit by a service engineer. This can be done through the manufacturer’s website, or you can call them directly and ask for help.
The service engineer will usually arrive on your doorstep within 24 hours, and depending on what they find during their inspection, they may:
- Fix your problem right away
- Schedule a time for you to bring in your appliance so that it can be repaired at their facility
You can either book with a warranty or without. Make sure to read the full FPR Terms & Conditions.
For DIY lovers, the detailed YouTube video below will walk you through how to troubleshoot and fix EHO errors on your own.
Similarly, if you have an Electrolux dishwasher and you’re encountering error codes, here’s an in-depth article I wrote about how to fix them. The article covers all the possible error codes you can get and what they mean.
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Electrolux Dryer Still Running When the Cycle Is Finished
If your dryer continues to run after the cycle is finished, there could be one of three things going on:
- You’ve got a faulty timer or thermostat.
- You have an ongoing electrical problem.
- Your dryer is still in the “anti-crease” phase.
Let’s talk about anti-creasing and how to fix it if that’s what’s happening. In short, anti-creasing keeps your clothes from wrinkling while they tumble around. If you’re not in the middle of a cycle and open the door and close it again, this process should end quickly.
However, if it doesn’t stop on its own, it’ll continue for about an hour or so after the cycle has ended. This isn’t a huge deal as long as you don’t mind manually turning off the dryer when you’re done using it.
To fix the issue, turn off the power at the circuit breaker box and unplug the dryer for about 10 minutes. Then plug it back in and test your settings by turning the timer dial and checking to see if your machine is running a full cycle.
If your dryer runs longer than 2–3 hours, it may have difficulty measuring moisture. You can check through the manual:
- Make sure you have chosen the correct load type and drying level. If not, press the relevant button until the desired setting is displayed.
- If your washing machine has a drying function, ensure it’s switched on and selected.
- Check that your laundry is not too wet: remove wet items from the drum before starting the drying cycle.
If you’ve checked all these things and the dryer still doesn’t seem to be stopping when it should, you may need to call a service engineer.
Ultimately, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the error codes displayed by your dryer. If you ever have an EHO error, try troubleshooting before calling for service. This can help save you some money in the long run. However, if your problems persist, there’s no shame in calling for professional help. Not everyone is an expert in household appliances — even experienced DIYers will agree — and it’s better to be safe than sorry.