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Washing Machine Does Not Drain?

Washing Machine Does Not Drain

Your washer won’t drain? There are several reasons for this very common issue.
The washer drains out the water, but does it very slowly, then goes dead.
The washing cycle breaks at a spin and drain cycle, and the water stops draining.
The washer does drain out the water, but not at each washing cycle.
The water is drained out only during the washing cycle, but not during the rinse cycle.
The washer goes dead after the water is drained out.
The drain pump filter is clogged.
The sump hose is clogged (the hose connecting tub with the pump).
There is an obstruction inside the pump, the impeller got jammed.
The pump failure.
The drain hose is clogged.
The interceptor or waste pipe is clogged.

How to fix it?

Unplug the washer

Turn off the power to the machine. Never start working until you unplug the washer.

Check the drain pump filter

drain pump filter.jpg
The pump filter is located near the base, under the door (to the right side or to the left side). Before you unscrew the filter, place a small bowl next to the machine. Now open the small access door with a screwdriver or coin, then turn the drain pump filter counter clockwise, detach it and let the water pour into the bowl. If the filter is clogged, clean it out. Reinstall the filter and return the access door to its place.

The drain hose blockage

drain hose blockage
If you have removed the filter, but the water from the tub does not drain, it means that there may be a blockage in the sump hose. You can reach it by undoing the clip holding the sump hose in place. Now release an end of the hose and place it into the bowl so as to remove the water. Carefully check the hose for any foreign objects and remove them. Reverse the steps above and fit the pump and sump hose back on using the clip.

Impeller got jammed

If there are no problems with the drain pump filter and the sump hose, but the washing machine does not drain, you need to check whether the impeller (located just behind the filter) turns properly. Use a small screwdriver to turn the impeller: it should be reasonably free. Even a small foreign object (like a button or a hairpin) can lead to the impeller blockage.

The pump failure

The pump failure
Finally, it’s time to check the drain pump – this is the last step. Start the rinse/spin cycle on your washer and shine a torch into the hole. If you do not see any object that could have jammed the impeller, but the impeller does not turn, it means that the pump is broken and needs to be replaced. To do this, disconnect the whole drain unit from the washer, then disconnect the pump from the wires and the sump hose. All the washing machines manufacturers use standard pumps that can be purchased separately.
If you have performed all these steps, everything is working, and the impeller turns with the filter out, but the water still does not drain, there are two possible reasons. Either the pump has lost its power and now it cannot turn the impeller efficiently (cannot move water), or there is a blockage in the drain hose or waste pipe. In these cases the pump should be replaced, the drain hose or pipe should be cleaned.

The final check

Carefully inspect all the connections: clips, screws, wires. Turn on the washing machine and check whether every cycle runs smoothly. Turn it off and once more ensure the connections do no leak. If needed, work with the faulty connection until the leakage disappears.

Samsung washing machine error code de

Samsung washing machine error code DE

The Ed sign on the washing machine display informs the owner about issues with the door. Quite often, the cause of the error is not in the breakdown of the equipment, but in inattention when using the washer and in careless use of the door.

The washing machine can be usually restored without professional help.

Signs of the problem

Error code Ed is a rarely seen one. This designation was used in the models manufactured before 2008. In the modern line-up, error Ed on the Samsung washing machines has been replaced with the symbols De.

The code can be supplemented with numbers. The complete list of possible errors is as follows:

  • De;
  • De1;

In some models of Samsung washers, error codes with an additional letter “c” are used:

  • Dc;
  • Dc1;

Some Samsung washing machines use verbal designations, instead of error codes – like “door error” or just “door”.

In machines that do not have a display, similar error are signaled by the flashing of the LEDs and the illumination of all water temperature indicators at once.

What if the washing machine fails and displays one of these symbols? We will try to explain.

Possible issues with Ed

When Ed appears on the Samsung washing machine control display, a number of difficulties may occur with the washer:

  • the door fails to close;
  • if the machine generates error Ed at the end of the wash, the door cannot be unlocked;
  • the door may be closed, but the lock does not work.

Depending on the operation of the washing machine, the problem may be both insignificant or the one that requires professional repair.

For the initial inspection of equipment:

  • make sure the washing machine is tightly closed;
  • check if there are any foreign objects between the door and the body that do not let the door close.

Check the control unit

Error code Ed on the display can indicate issues with the electronic control unit. Try to make the washing machine “reboot” itself by switching it off for a few minutes. If such trick did not help to reset the error, the problem is in the door locking mechanism.

Other Samsung washer error code:

Samsung washing machine error code uc

Samsung washing machine error code uc

The Samsung washing machine sometimes display error codes UC, 9C, 9E1, 9E2, which indicate issues with electricity.

When the error occurs

If you wish to find out what error UC means, you need to find out when it appears on the display. The Samsung washing machine displays the error:

  • After the start of the wash, when the door is locked, and you press the start button;
  • After the first fill of water;
  • After the heater heats up;
  • During the spin cycle, when the drum is just starting to spin.

Error 9C may appear on the display at any other time during operation. The solution of the problem depends on the correct detection of the cause.

Errors 9E1, 9E2, 9C, UC indicate issues with power supply. If the washing machine faces an increase or decrease in voltage, it shows the error during the washing process.

Error 9E2 appears on the display of the washing machine when the anomalous voltage lasts for 30 seconds and the system detects it.

Samsung models, released before 2012, did not react at voltage jumps from 175 to 270 V. Modern models are equipped with super-sensitive surge protectors. Therefore, many residents of small settlements have faced the problem of how to solve the problem when the 9E1 indication takes place.

With a short voltage surge, the UC code disappears by itself. The washing machine continues the washing program automatically.

Why the error occurs

When the display of the washing machine shows error 9E2, the causes are:

  • Faults in the power outlet;
  • The use of improper or low quality extension cord;
  • Sharp voltage surge;
  • Voltage which does not meet the standards;
  • Short-term failure in the control unit;
  • Control unit malfunction.

When error UC is on, it can often be fixed independently. Sometimes you might need to address the serviceman, because there was a breakdown.

How to fix the problem

You can make the error disappear by simply “resetting” the washer; after that, you will see whether the fault code reappears. You will need to:

  • Turn off the washer by pressing the appropriate button and removing the cord from the outlet;
  • Wait 5 minutes;
  • Plug it in and start the washing machine again.

If after that, the machine works fine and no longer displays code UC, then it was a short-term voltage failure. If the code reappears on the display, then it is necessary to look for the cause further in order to eliminate the malfunction.

Other Samsung washer error code:

Samsung washing machine 5d error code

Samsung washing machine 5d error code

If you noticed code 5D, SUD, SD during washing, it means that the level of foam in the washing machine is too high. You can see it in the drum or outside the machine – on the powder tray.

What does the 5D error mean?

Samsung washers are equipped with a foam control function. If there is too much of it, the machine turns to a mode that suppresses foam formation. The resulting error 5D indicates the impossibility of reducing the amount of foam – the washer waits for the foam to settle naturally. This process usually lasts a long time and depends on the concentration of the powder diluted in water.

All three codes – 5D, SUD, SD – indicate the same malfunction. The code depends on the model of the machine.

Why the error occurs

If error SUD appears on the display, you must first find out the cause of the problem. Such code appears if:

  • You used the powder which is not good for automatic machines;
  • An overly concentrated powder was used – the machine could not cope with it;
  • The use of a poor quality powder;
  • A dose of detergent for one wash cycle was exceeded;
  • The foam sensor has failed;
  • The water level sensor broke;
  • The hose for water drainage, the nozzle, the sewage system are clogged;
  • There was a serious failure of the control unit (but in this case the washing machine displays error 5D very rarely).

First of all, check the washing powder – opting out for another one is often enough to solve the problem.

How to fix the problem with your own hands

If the Samsung washing machine displays code 5D during washing, and the amount of foam in the drum is big, then it is necessary to take the following actions:

  1. Wait a little until foam settles down. The wash will automatically resume by itself. Some models of Samsung washers require you to press the wash button;
  2. At the end of the wash cycle, clean the drain filter;
  3. Remove the remaining powder – you need to start the washing machine without laundry, choosing a long wash and high temperature;
  4. Change the powder if there is constant appearance of a large amount of foam in the drum.

Other Samsung washer error code:

Se or 5e error code on samsung washing machine

Se or 5e error code on samsung washing machine

If the Samsung washing machine displays error code 5E (it looks like SE on the display), then there is a problem with the drain of water. In washing machines without a control display, this code is indicated by a combination: the indicator 40 ° C and indicators of all modes flash.

What the error says and why it occurs

The code 5E in Samsung washing machine is a common error. In 50% of cases, it does not require the help of professional serviceman. This is what error 5E on the display means – there was a problem with the drain of water.

If you have an old model of the machine, do not confuse the error of the drain with the heating element malfunction – E5.

Washing machine interrupts the washing and does not drain the water if:

  • The drain filter is clogged with debris which is why the water is not able to get into the drain hose;
  • The drain hose is clogged, or there is a lot of debris clogged up at the junction with the filter or siphon;
  • The drain hose is kinked;
  • The drain pump contacts were removed;
  • There was a failure in the electronic controller;
  • The pump is out of order.

When the washing machine displays error 5Е, it is necessary to find out why the drain of the water is impossible – only then it will be possible to reset the error and resume the normal operation of the washing machine.

Carefully check the drain filter and the hose – straighten it if it is bent or kinked.

How to fix the problem with your own hands

Here is what to do if your Samsung washing machine displays error SE due to a clogging of the drain filter:

  • Turn off the washing machine;
  • Open the plastic cover which hides the hose and filter for emergency drain;
  • Remove the cap from the drain hose and let the water drain into a suitable container;
  • Unscrew the filter screw by turning it counterclockwise and pull it out;
  • Clean the filter from debris and sludge;
  • Put the filter back, fasten the screw and cover the hose with a cap;
  • Put the cover back.

After this, the washing machine should drain the water normally.

Perhaps there was a “bug” in the control unit, so you need to switch off the washer, and then turn it on again after 5-10 minutes.

If you see error code 5E which is associated with a clog in the drain hose, you should act as follows:

  • Disconnect the drain hose from the washing machine;
  • Rinse it with a powerful stream of water;
  • Bend and unbend the hose during flushing to remove all dirt and reset the error.

When you should call the serviceman

If the washer displays error 5E during operation, then sometimes the code indicates:

  • Issues with the drain pump. You will need to replace it;
  • Broken electronic controller. It is necessary to replace the burnt elements of the microcircuit or to solder the burnt contacts;
  • Damage of the wiring connecting the drain pump and controller. The gap needs to be restored or the cable with the wires needs to be completely replaced.

Other Samsung washer error code:

Bosch dishwasher error code e21

Bosch dishwasher error code e21When a Bosch dishwasher displays error E21, it means it has problems with the drain pump. Let us find out how to detect and fix the problem with your own hands.

Causes of malfunction

Why Bosch dishwasher can display icons E 21:

  1. The impeller is blocked. This happens when the appliance is treated carelessly. Late cleaning of the drain leads to clogging of the filter and the impeller with food leftovers, small particles and bones.
  2. Pump failure. Such an outcome is possible with a long service or a burnout of contacts and wiring.
  3. Problems with the rotor. If it gets stuck due to a lack of lubrication, then the impeller will not rotate.

How to restore the work of the dishwasher? Let’s consider possible solutions.


If the error is on again, then you should carry out an inspection:

  1. Disconnect the machine from all communications and unplug it from the power grid.
  2. Open the door and remove the rack.
  3. Unscrew the drain filter from the sump.
  4. The pump is located behind the filter.
  5. Loosen the screws and remove the cover by pulling it towards yourself.
  6. Check the impeller for debris that could block it.

Now you need to check the drain pump. Turn the machine upside down, remove the bottom cover by unscrewing the screws or moving the clamps. The pump is located next to the circulation unit. Unscrew the mounting bolt and disconnect the wiring leading to it. Take the pump and turn it counter-clockwise.

The pump can be inspected visually, while the diagnostics of the electronic part will require the use of a multimeter.

Other Bosch dishwasher error code:

Bosch dishwasher error code e20

Bosch dishwasher error code e20Error E20 in a Bosch dishwasher indicates an issue with the circulating pump, its parts, or winding.

Causes of malfunction

The circulation unit fails extremely rarely, so before you disassemble and inspect the element, you need to check the drain system. There might be a clogging in the filter, or the impeller of the pump is blocked with sludge. These are also the reasons why the system displays code E 20 on the display.

What could have affected the failure of the circulation pump:

  1. Voltage drops could lead to a breakage of the winding.
  2. Water got on the electronic parts.
  3. The heating element has burnt out.

How to fix the damage yourself

  1. Open the door.
  2. Remove the rack.
  3. Unscrew the drainage filter located in the sump.
  4. Wash it with water or clean it with a brush.
  5. The drain pump is located behind the filter.
  6. Pump the water out of the hole with a sponge.
  7. Remove the mounting screws.
  8. Pull out and remove the cover.
  9. Check the impeller for clogs.

How to understand that the circulating pump is out of order: you will not hear the noise from the unit during the operation of the dishwasher. You will need to take the Bosch dishwasher apart to check or replace the part:

  1. Remove all racks from the tub.
  2. Disconnect the machine from all communications, unplug it from the outlet.
  3. Put the appliance on its back.
  4. Unscrew the bolts or unfasten the bottom panel clamps.
  5. Carefully inspect the wiring for any damages.
  6. Remove the drain pump and the heater, check their performance.

Other Bosch dishwasher error code:

Bosch dishwasher error code e04

Bosch dishwasher error code e04How to act if error E04 appears on the Bosch dishwasher’s display? It is necessary to understand the meaning of the code – it says that for some reason (for example, because of a clog) the flow sensor has failed.

What does the error mean?

The dishwasher can display error E 04 when the water flow sensor breaks down and if the sprayers fail. Due to clogging or hardness of water, water jets do not pass through the holes of the sprinkler well enough, which leads to the malfunction.

Water does not go in well, but such situation is not critical, so you can try to eliminate the damage yourself.

What should we do? You need to clean the sprinkler:

  1. Remove the spray arm from the seat.
  2. Rinse it under running water.
  3. Clean the nozzles (holes) with a toothpick.

Use a special salt for dishwashers. It enables to reduce the hardness of water and prevents the formation of calcareous deposits on the parts.

The parts are cleaned, but the error code appeared again? In this case, you will need to replace the flow sensor. It is designed to control the amount of water that passes through the nozzles. The part is installed in some models of Bosch dishwashers instead of the usual pressure switch. The stop signal is sent to the control module from the sensor and it instructs the machine to stop the water intake.

Other Bosch dishwasher error code:

Bosch dishwasher error code e01

Bosch dishwasher error code e01If your Bosch dishwasher displayed error E01, do not rush to panic – this is how the self-diagnosis system notifies you about broken heating element which you can fix on your own. You may have also noticed that the appliance stopped heating water, or that it suddenly stopped and does not start the washing cycle.

If you wish to find out why the Bosch dishwasher displays error E01 on the display, you can look at the instructions or read the information below.

The causes of error

Error code E 01 indicates an issue with the heater. Its contacts might have burnt; therefore the device does not receive a signal from the board that the element is on. Another cause is the burnt heater itself – this happens because of calcification caused by the use of hard water.

You need to check the heater to solve the problem. The difficulty is that the heater in Bosch dishwashers is a one-piece unit, with slots for hoses and nozzles. If it has no screws to take it apart, so you will have to replace the entire device.

How to fix the malfunction

What to do and how to fix the problem:

  1. Disconnect the appliance from the power grid, water supply and sewerage.
  2. Open the door and pull the racks out of the tub.
  3. Remove the lower spray arm and pull out the drain filter.
  4. Unscrew the screws around the perimeter that hold the nozzles
  5. Put the appliance upside down.
  6. Remove the screws and remove the back cover.
  7. Disconnect the wiring from the pump, turn it anti-clockwise and remove.
  8. Put your hand under the heater unit, detach the rubber mount.
  9. Disconnect the nipples and wires and remove the heater.
  10. Do the replacement in reverse order.

Other Bosch dishwasher error code:

Bosch dishwasher e14 error code

Bosch dishwasher e14 error codeError E14 in a Bosch dishwasher means issues with water flow sensor.

Causes of failure

Bosh dishwashers are equipped with self-diagnostic system, which makes it easier for the user to detect the cause of the breakage. When the machine shows the error E 14, everything is simple – it means that the flow sensor has failed. It controls the amount of water in the tub and is installed instead of the pressure switch in the models with a flow through heater.

The cause may hide not only in the sensor itself, but also in its wiring. If connections are broken, the element does not receive signals from the control module.

Error code E14 can appear on the display in the following situations:

  1. There is no pressure in the system (or the pressure is excessive).
  2. The intake valve is out of order.
  3. The electronic board has burnt down.

How to repair it

In order to get rid of the pressure issues, tilt the machine 15-20 degrees to the left for a few minutes. If it did not help, eliminate the system crash by resetting the icons on the display:

  • disconnect the machine from power supply for 10-15 minutes;
  • reconnect it after a short pause.

Additionally check the inlet hose and its filter:

You need to understand the location of the inlet valve in order to correctly inspect it. In the Bosch dishwashers, the part is usually located at the bottom, but can also be on top or on the side.

  • disconnect the wiring from the part;
  • Unscrew the fastening screw.
  • install the new valve.

Other Bosch dishwasher error code: