The only way you can tell if there’s a problem with your Samsung dishwasher is by paying close attention to the blinking lights. If they blink, there is a problem. In older models, there is no display panel and the error codes will be those of blinking lights.
The flashing of an error code can be alarming. To understand if there is a serious issue, you need to know the meaning behind the code. For example, Samsung Dishwasher Blinking Lights often come from regular use and are not a serious malfunction.
Auto and Heavy: Too much Water
Did your dishwasher give you an error code? This often means that the drain is blocked. It can also signify leaks or other problems that need to be solved. Here are the steps you should take:
- Check the dishwasher’s drain connection at the sink
- Run water in the sink and clear out any debris from the filters and drains.
- Inspect the drain base for any debris.
- Clean the drains and filters to get rid of any debris in the tub
Auto and Express 60: Panel Detects a Stuck Button
There is a button stuck in the dishwasher panel. The best way to fix it is to:
- Turn off the dishwasher
- Touch all the buttons to identify the one that’s stuck
- Turn ON the Samsung dishwasher
- If the error recurs, contact Samsung customer service for assistance
Auto and Normal: Dishwasher is Too Hot
When the dishwasher’s temperature is set to too high, an error will occur. You have to unplug it from the power source and empty it before running a normal cycle with detergent. If this still doesn’t work, professional help will be required.
Auto, Normal, and Express 60: Stuck Button Detected
In case the panel detects a stuck button, an error code will register. In order to fix this, you need to switch off the dishwasher and press all of the buttons. If one or more of these buttons are stuck, you might need to ask for help.
Auto: Wrong Pressure or Temperature
Every dishwasher has a specific water pressure and temperature. If the dishwasher is set to the incorrect water pressure and temperature, it will most likely cause an error with your dishes. To fix this error:
- Confirm that the water pressure and temperature meet the dishwasher’s needs.
- Be careful not to use flood-safe hoses. They’re incompatible with Samsung dishwashers.
- Make sure the water supply is ON.
If none of these things work, call in for professional help!
Delicate and Quick: Undetected Closed Door
This error code means that the sensor didn’t detect that the dishwasher’s door is closed.
The first step is to make sure the door is closed and locked properly. If so, the next step is to call in expert service providers.
Delicate: Dishwasher Fails to Drain
When the DELICATE error occurs, the issue is often that the dishwasher cannot drain.
- Machine connection: Check that the machine is properly connected to its drain.
- Drain hose: Is it drained? Is it clean?
- Sink water: Run water in the sink that is connected to the dishwasher.
- Tub: Clean and inspect the drain, sump, and sink in the tub.
Express 60: Incorrect Water Pressure and Temperature
Samsung dishwashers use a variety of methods to notify the user of an error. When temperature and pressure are off, the device will signal to the user that it needs attention. Here are some ways to fix the issue:
- Ensure that the water pressure and temperature are correct for your dishwasher.
- Avoid using floodgate hoses that are not compatible with Samsung dishwashers.
- Turn off the water supply to avoid water spraying up.
If the error persists, please contact the customer service center for further assistance.
Heavy, Delicate, and Quick: Failing Temperature Sensing
If your dishwasher’s temperature sensors are acting up, you need to take action. To fix the problem, first, empty the dishwasher, and then add detergent before running a new cycle. If that doesn’t work, please call the customer care service desk and they’ll be happy to help.
Heavy, Delicate, and Smart Auto: Failing Temperature sensing
If your dishwasher’s sensor is not working properly, first you’ll need to empty the dishwasher and run the cycle again. This may be enough to fix the problem. If not, you may need to replace the sensor.
Heavy and Delicate: Failing Heater
If your dishwasher is not working, you should first check the heating system. If your heater is out, the dishes will not wash fully. Dishes are not very clean if they are just rinsed with hot water. If this happens, then try running a dishwashing cycle again. If it does not work, then call for a plumber to fix it.
Heavy and Express 60: Unable to Heat
When your dishwasher is not heating the water, the appliance may not work properly. If this happens, please call customer support. A technician will come and diagnose and fix the problem.
Heavy and Quick: Too Much Water in the Dishwasher
If you notice too much water in your dishwasher, it’s usually because the water is stagnant and not moving. To fix this issue, start by inspecting the drain connection at the sink. Then check the hose and run water in the sink connected to the dishwasher. Remember to check the filters, drain, and sump of the tub. You should then clean the filter, drain system, and sump tub.
Heavy, Quick +, and Heavy Auto: Temperature Sensing Failing
When the dishwasher won’t start at all, there’s a high chance that you’ll need to call customer service. But if you want to try to fix it yourself, first empty the dishwasher and run a normal cycle. Then add detergent and try another time.
Heavy and Quick +: Dishwasher Fails to Heat
Your dishwasher isn’t heating water. Don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself unless you are a trained technician! The dishwasher can’t work at its best unless it heats water, so if the machine is struggling to heat the water, this may be the issue.
Do not try to fix any electric issues unless you are trained as a technician.
Heavy and Smart Auto: Too Much Water in the Dishwasher
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