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OE Error Code - Front Load Washer

Troubleshooting Washer Dryer Combos, Washers Last Updated 08/20/2015
OE Error Code - Front Load Washer

An OE error code indicates that the washer was unable to drain the water it used during the wash cycle. The following reasons can trigger OE error code on your machine:

  • Clogged Drain Pump Filter

  • Kinked Drain Hose

  • Clogged Standpipe

A clogged drain pump filter is one of the main causes of OE error code appearing on your washer's display. To fix this, watch the interactive video below or follow the step-by-step guide underneath.



The step-by-step guide to follow:

  1. Press the POWER button to turn the washing machine OFF and remove the plug from the power outlet.

  2. Open the drain pump filter cover.

    Drain Pump Filter Cover

  3. Unclip the drain hose and remove the plug from the drain hose to drain the remaining water in the wash tub. Drain the excess water into a bucket or shallow pan.

    Unclip the Drain Hose

  4. After the remaining water is drained from the drain hose, twist the pump filter counter-clockwise to remove the pump filter from the washer.

    twist Pump Filter Counter-Clockwise

  5. Clean the pump filter and filter opening with a soft-bristled brush and warm water.

    Note: Do not wash this pump filter in a dishwasher.

    Clean Pump Filter with Water

  6. Place the cap back into the drain hose and reattach the hose to the washer.

    Place Cap Back on Drain Hose

  7. Insert the drain pump filter back into the washing machine, making sure it is inserted securely.

    Insert Drain Pump Filter Back

  8. Close the drain pump filter cover.

  9. Run a new cycle to see if the OE error code is cleared. If the OE error code appears again, the unit may require a repair service. Please visit our Request a Repair page for a professional service.

  • A kinked drain hose will prevent the water inside the wash tub from draining properly, causing an OE error code to appear on the washer's display. Check behind the washer to be sure that the drain hose is not kinked. Run a spin cycle again if any kinks in the drain hose were straightened.

  • Items you may need:

    1. Pan or bucket to hold up to 3 gallons of water.

    2. Towels

    Steps to follow:

    1. Remove drain hose from the standpipe.

    2. Place end of drain hose into the bucket because the water should siphon out.

    If the water does not siphon out, then there may be a clog, either at the pump or the drain system. If the water siphons out, take a jar of water and pour it slowly into the standpipe to check for clogs.

    If you have tried all the solutions explained on this page and the issue persists, the unit will require a repair service. Please visit our Request a Repair page for a professional service.

Author - Sanmi Ajanaku

Sanmi is a Home Appliance expert and author of this help library article. Please leave him feedback below about the page.

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