Reset Samsung Dishwasher Error Codes

If your Samsung dishwasher is not draining correctly or if an error code is on display, then a quick reset can solve such a problem in minutes.

Most of the time, unexplained electronic glitches, usually faced after power outages, can be fixed with a reset. However, you might need to go for additional troubleshooting if a reset doesn’t restart your dishwasher. Resetting your dishwasher might not even be a good idea in some cases.

Read on if you want to learn how you can get rid of your common Samsung Dishwasher Error Codes.

Let’s get right to it.

How to Reset your Samsung Dishwasher

It is straightforward to reset your Samsung dishwasher.

Unplug the device or turn off the power at the circuit breaker. After turning off the circuit breaker, it is essential to wait for 1 to 5 minutes to dissipate the electrical charge properly.

After 5 minutes, plug in the dishwasher again.

This will delete all the error codes from your dishwasher’s memory. Your Samsung dishwasher is now reset.

When Should You Reset Your Samsung Dishwasher?

You might think once you have reset your dishwasher, all your problems will be fixed. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

Most error codes that show up on your display indicate a problem with your Samsung dishwasher that you will have to address eventually. It is better to get to the root cause of the problem sooner rather than later.

If you perform a reset before dealing with the underlying issue, the code will likely show up again.

Examples of When you Shouldn’t Reset your Samsung Dishwasher

If the dishwasher is not starting because the door is not closing correctly, a reset won’t fix the issue. It could be an installation issue if a newly installed Samsung dishwasher is not turning on; a reset in such a case is also not recommended. Instead, you should have a professional installer review the installation process.

Another example of when you shouldn’t reset your Samsung dishwasher is when you have a draining issue, usually because of faulty drain hose installation. Resetting the dishwasher will not help unless you have dealt with the drain hose situation beforehand.

Some error codes will still be on display, even after you are done with troubleshooting. If the error code still pops up on the display after you have done what it takes to resolve it, then you should reset your Samsung dishwasher.

We will discuss and explain error codes in detail so that if you eventually reset your Samsung dishwasher after troubleshooting, it serves the required purpose.

Common Samsung Dishwasher Error Codes

Samsung dishwasher error codes

Many error codes only require light troubleshooting that can fix your Samsung dishwasher without having to reset it. Let us discuss what each error for the Samsung dishwasher means and how you can resolve it.

Samsung Dishwasher PC Error Code

This error is also know as the Zone Wash Error. It indicates an operating issue with the Zone Water function. Turn the dishwasher off and attempt to start the cycle again to resolve the issue.

Dishwasher Heavy Light Blinking

The heavy light blinking on indicates that there is too much water in the dishwasher. This is most likely related to a draining issue. In order to resolve this issue, check the drain hose to make sure that there are no clogs. If not, remove the drain filter, clean it and reinstall.

Dishwasher Express 60 Light Blinking

The Express 60 code indicates that the dishwasher either does not have the right amount of water or at the right temperature to run a complete cycle. Check your water supply first to ensure that the dishwasher is getting enough water. If the water supply is fine, make sure that the temperature is hot by running the hot side of your faucet.

Dishwasher Heavy and Express 60 Light Blinking

When your dishwasher is has both the heavy and express 60 light blinking, it means that the water level is too high and not being heated appropriately. Check your water supply and that your water heater is delivering hot water to the appliance

3C Error Code

This code is a pump operation error means that the pump has failed. To resolve, switch off the dishwasher and restart the cycle.

1E, IE Error Code

The 1E indicates that you have clogged filters. Clean the dishwasher filter. You can find it at the bottom of the device. Cleaning it should resolve this error.

3E Error Code

The 3E code is a high temperature water supply error. It means that that the temperature of the water is too high. Ensure the water temperature is not over 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

4C, 4E Error Code

The 4C and 4E code is a water supply error. It indicates that the water’s temperature and pressure do not meet the required need. To resolve, check that the water temperature and pressure are where they need to be. Also, verify that you are not using Floodsafe hoses. They are incompatible with Samsung dishwashers. Ensure that the water supply is on.

5C, SC, 5E, SE Error Code

The 5C, 5E code is a drain error. It indicates that the dishwasher can’t drain. To resolve, check the sink for the dishwasher’s connection and the drain hose. Open the tap for the sink that the dishwasher is connected to, and finally, make sure you clean the drain, filter, and sump in the tub.

7E Error Code

The 7E code is a Waterwall Reflector Error. It indicates that the reflector is unable to move correctly. Especially if you have a new dishwasher, make sure that the packing tape has been removed to allow the reflector to move freely. Check the installation position of the reflector, making sure it’s not blocked.

9E Error Code

The 9E code is a low water level error. It indicates that there is not enough water in the dishwasher. To resolve, empty the dishwasher and add detergent. Now, run a normal cycle.

AP Error Code

This indicates that the dishwasher is in Access Point Mode to connect with a mobile device. If that’s not the case, turn off the dishwasher and turn it back on again, and the issue should resolve.

bE, 6E Error Code

This indicates that a button is stuck in the on or off position. Switch off the dishwasher and touch every button. If you identify a button not working correctly, call the Samsung support center to fix the issue.

CE Error Code

The CE code indicates a communication error. It shows that the control panel is unable to communicate with the dishwasher. In this case, turn the dishwasher off and try to start it again.

HC Error Code (Rotary Models)

This HC code indicates a High-Temperature Heater Error: This indicates that the internal temperature of the dishwasher is too high. Please turn the power off for 30 seconds at the circuit breaker and then turn it back on. Now, empty the dishwasher and fill the detergent draw before starting a normal cycle.

HE Error Code

The HE code is a Heater Error. This means that the internal dishwasher temperature is being detected incorrectly. Empty the dishwasher and add detergent. Running a regular cycle should resolve the issue.

LC, LE Error Code

The LC, LE code indicates that there is a leak. This indicates that the water reflector is blocked. The dishwasher will turn on and try to drain the water. During this time, it won’t turn off. If there is a leak, you can refer to the manual to troubleshoot. If there is no leak then, there may be some water near the sensor. Give it time to dry. If there is a lot of noise, turn off the device at the circuit breaker. You can unplug it too. If the dishwasher is connected to garbage disposal, make sure the cap is off. Ensure the detergent drawer is not overfilled.

OC, 0C Error Code

The OC code is the Over Level Water Error. This indicates more water than required in the dishwasher. To resolve, inspect the drain connection at the sink and the drain hose. Open the tap to run water in the sink connected to the dishwasher. Ensure the drain, filter, and sump are clean.

PE Error Code

This indicates a problem with the half load function. To resolve, empty the dishwasher, add detergent and run a half load cycle.

TE Error Code

The TE code indicates that there is a Temperature Sensor Error. This error displays when the internal temperature of the dishwasher is being detected incorrectly. Make sure the dishwasher is empty, then add detergent and run a normal cycle.

If, after troubleshooting all of the displayed errors, your Samsung dishwasher is still not working, then you should perform a reset.

Troubleshooting a Dishwasher without a Digital Display

Not all dishwashers come equipped with a digital display. In such cases, you obviously won’t be able to see any error codes. Instead, the dishwasher will use blinking lights to indicate any underlying problems.

A word of caution – dishwasher lights blink during regular use and should only be considered an error if the dishwasher is not operating correctly. Blinking lights combinations refer to different error codes, and the exact solutions that we have discussed above should resolve them.

Samsung dishwasher

For example, Auto and Express 60 combination refers to code bE, 6E – Button Error. Auto, Normal, and Express 60 combination also indicates the same error. Auto and Heavy combination refer to codes 5C, SC, 5E, SE – Drain Error or OC, 0C, or – Over-level Water Error; the Delicate light blinking also refers to the same error. Auto refers to code 4C, 4E – Water Supply Error; the Express 60 light blinking indicates the same error. The Normal light blinking refers to code LC, LE – Leakage Error.

On the other hand, you can rectify several errors displayed through different blinking light combinations by taking the same steps.

For example, the blinking combination Heavy, Delicate, Quick indicates a failing temperature sensor, whereas the combination of Heavy and Delicate lights blinking indicates a failing heater. The Normal, Heavy, and Quick combination indicates that there is not enough water in the dishwasher. On the other hand, the Normal and Quick blinking combination indicates that the dishwasher is too hot. For all these underlying problems, you need to follow the same troubleshooting steps. To resolve one or more of these errors, you should empty the dishwasher, add detergent and run a normal cycle.

If you see any other blinking light combinations other than the ones mentioned above, you can refer to the blinking lights manual by Samsung.

How To Perform a Network Reset

Remember that you can only perform a network reset on dishwashers with Wi-Fi functionality. If you are looking to erase all Wi-Fi and network information data from the dishwasher, follow the simple steps mentioned below.

Hold Smart Control and AP displays simultaneously for 3 seconds. Then, hold High-Temp Wash for about 7 seconds or until you hear a chime. Lastly, turn off the dishwasher.

In a nutshell, resetting a Samsung dishwasher is relatively simple, but it might not resolve several performance issues. It is always prudent to troubleshoot and then go for a reset if the errors continue to display.

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