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Other Error Codes - Front Load Washer

Troubleshooting Laundry Accessories, Washer Dryer Combos, Washers Last Updated 05/10/2018

Other Error Codes - Front Load Washer

An error code on the display of the washing machine can usually be resolved by performing a few simple troubleshooting steps. Select the error code from the list below that is appearing on the washer's display:

CL or Child Lock Display
CE Error Code
FE Error Code
PE Error Code
PF Error Code
tE Error Code
dE1 or dE2 Error Code
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CL or Child Lock Display

A CL code or CHILD LOCK reading on the washer's display is not actually an error code, but rather an indication that the Child Lock feature is active.

For most models, press and hold the key labeled CHILD LOCK for 3 seconds to disable the Child Lock feature.

NOTE: When the child lock feature is active, the control panel is disabled and settings cannot be adjusted.

CE Error Code

A CE error code on the washer's display indicates there has been an overcurrent in the electrical circuit of the motor caused by a short circuit, loose connection, ground fault, or power surge.

  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet for 10 seconds.

  2. Plug the washer back in and restart the cycle.

  3. If the CE error code is displayed again, close the water taps and unplug the washer. The washer will require repair service.

FE Error Code

The FE error code on the display of the washer indicates a fill error. This code will display if the water level inside the washer is too high. This could be caused by a faulty inlet valve, causing the washer to possibly fill with water even while it is turned off.

  1. Close both the hot and cold water taps to the washer.

  2. Drain the washer by powering the washer on and press the Spin Speed button until No Spin is selected and press the START/PAUSE button.

    If the error code is preventing the washer from draining, the washer can be drained by unplugging the hose behind the door at the bottom of the unit. NOTE: DO NOT remove the filter without draining all of the water from the washer first.

  3. The washer will require repair service.

PE Error Code

A PE error code on the display of the washer indicates that the water level sensor has malfunctioned.

  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet for 10 seconds.

  2. Plug the washer back in and restart the cycle.

     

  3. If the PE error code appears again, the washer will require repair service.

     

PF Error Code

A PF error code on the display of the washer indicates a power failure. This can occur if the power to the washer is interrupted during a cycle from a power outage

If the PF error code occurs, simply restart the wash cycle.

tE Error Code

A tE error code on the display of the washer indicates a heating error, usually caused by a faulty thermistor.

  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet for 10 seconds.

  2. Plug the washer back in and press the POWER button and then the SPIN SPEED button until No Spin is selected. Press the START/PAUSE button.

  3. Once the washer has drained, restart the wash cycle.

     

  4. If the tE error code appears again, close the water taps and unplug the washer. The washer will require repair service.

     

dE1 or dE2 Error Code

The dE1 error code indicates that the washer door is open and not locking. The dE2 error code indicates that the washer door is closed, but not locking.

  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet for 10 seconds.

  2. Plug the washer back in, making sure the door is completely closed and restart the cycle.

     

  3. If the dE1 or dE2 error code appears again, close the water taps and unplug the washer. The washer will require repair service.

     

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