The Samsung Dishwasher OE Error Code is a common error that you’ll see on Samsung dishwashers. It usually means that there’s an issue with the drainage system in your dishwasher, and it’s preventing water from draining properly. This can cause problems because not all of the food particles will have been removed from dishes before they are placed into the dishwasher for cleaning.
This Error most often occurs when there are food particles or grease buildup in the dishwasher’s Fine Filter System and Sump. Fortunately, this error code has an easy fix that you can perform yourself without having to call a technician out for service.
What Does The Samsung Dishwasher OE Error Code Mean?
An OE error code on your dishwasher means that there is more water in the machine than usual. This usually means that there is a clog or blockage in your drainage system. The sensor inside the machine catches this issue and will prevent any damage from happening to the machine.
If you see the OE error code, don’t fret: there may be an easy solution for this common problem. This message can appear when starting up the machine or when it’s in use. The display will be accompanied by a beep or a flashing “Smart Auto” light.
How to reset your Samsung dishwasher?
- Turn the circuit breaker or unplug the dishwasher for 10 or 15 minutes
- Plug the dishwasher back in and turn it on
- Press the power button to turn the dishwasher on
- Now start a new cycle without dishes.
This resets the dishwasher’s memory, which stores any error codes that might have been stored.
If you see the error code OE on your Samsung washing machine, check to ensure no water flows from outside the machine. Also, check that there are no loose connections on the drain hose of the machine. If the drain hose connections are intact and there is no apparent liquid spillage, then the error is likely caused by an unintentional liquid spillage.
If the error code still doesn’t disappear, then do the following:
- Unplug the appliance, close the water supply
- Tilt the appliance at a slight angle to drain excess water.
- Dry the inside of your dishwasher thoroughly by removing all items and allowing it to air dry for a couple of hours before turning it back on.
- Once it is completely dry, secure connections and run a cycle without any dishes to ensure the error code disappears.
How To Remove Samsung Dishwasher OE Error Code
In some cases, an error code OE may indicate a hardware failure. To troubleshoot this fault, you will need to shut off the power to your dishwasher. With the closed valve in place, we will then perform a thorough inspection of your appliance.
Clogged or Kinked Drain Hose
In the event that your dishwasher displays OE code, first, check if there’s a kink in the drain hose. These lightweight, ribbed plastic hoses tend to be weak in spots and can become easily compressed under objects in the sink. If something has been shoved into the bottom of the sink, it could be resting on top of the hose.
If you find your drain hosing kinked up or possibly tangled up, you should try and straighten them out as much as possible. If the hose begins to constantly kink up in the same spot, replacing it is probably the best option.
Before you tackle any issues with the hose, you should thoroughly check it for clogs. To clear a clog, blow through the hose. If there isn’t any air coming through, there’s an obstruction in the line. Whatever’s causing the problem is usually at one end of the line or another — either in the hose itself or a long distance away from it.
To get rid of common clogs, you can first try to unclog the hose by blowing through it. If you still have a problem, then you can try to clear the clog with a thin wooden rod or other implement.
If you can’t find the clog and the clog isn’t near the end of a connected hose, you will probably have to replace the entire hose.
Faulty Inlet Valve
A dishwasher’s water intake valve allows water to flow into the dishwasher tank. It also features a sensor that analyzes the water level. The control unit then issues an instruction for the valve to open or close, depending on the water level.
If the water inlet valve is malfunctioning, the dishwasher will not be able to get water. As a result, it displays the Samsung Dishwasher ОE Error Code. Power off your dishwasher and close the valve.
As your water inlet valve ages, it’s possible for wear and tear to occur. If your solenoids won’t stay engaged, then it notifies you that you need to replace your valve. Solenoids are crucial for the functioning of a water inlet valve and must function properly in order for the valve to do its job.
Plugin the multitester. Change the setting to ohms x 1. Touch each wire probe to the terminals. A low reading means it is working well, and a higher reading means there is a fault.
Pressure Relay Issue
If the dishwasher’s discharge cycle continues to run even when the tank is not full, it means that a pressure regulation problem exists. This controls the level of water in the tank and sends an impulse to the circuit if it senses any excess liquid.
When there is damage to the membrane or a short circuit, improper functioning occurs. In this case, the error code OE will appear on the screen.
Check the electrical connectors around the unit to be sure they are free of corrosion and touching anything else. If there is a problem with the electronics, you’ll need to check each part of the circuit individually using an ohmmeter to see if it is working correctly.
Using a multimeter, measure the resistance of the electrical part. If it’s not within manufacturer specifications, you may need to replace it.
You may hear clicks when the membrane pressure sensor is activating due to debris in the air chamber or rubber tube. However, if you do not hear any clicks, there may be an issue with the tube. To resolve this issue, follow the instructions in the manual for cleaning the tube.
- Safely blow air through your tubes and over the membrane pressure sensor to clean any debris that may be clogging your tubing.
Check Water Level Sensor
One of the main signs of a faulty water flow sensor is your dishwasher’s inability to load water into the dish machine. If this happens, the machine will not proceed with its cycle and instead will display an OE error on the screen. Other indications, such as your dishwasher, don’t run a cycle or simply won’t turn on. These problems can all be caused by a faulty water flow sensor.
The Open-circuit faults can be caused due to discontinuity, blown, or weak contact. Due to this, the control unit receives a false signal about overflow from the Samsung dishwasher water level sensor.
Faulty Electronic Regulator
If you see an OE error code on your dishwasher, there is likely a problem with the control unit, which runs all of your set cycles. In order to fix this issue, try unplugging the dishwasher for an hour and then plugging it back in. Some advanced models have self-repairing software, so try updating your dishwasher’s software if possible.
If there is an error, it’s critical to find out what caused it. Any problem can be attributed to several different factors:
- The electronic chip may have a short circuit.
- A protective resistor may have blown out.
- The wires themselves may have been damaged.
However, if the electronic chip has been damaged beyond repair in the process, then you need to replace the regulator.
The Samsung dishwasher OE error code usually means that the unit can’t get water. If you find your drain hosing kinked up or possibly tangled up, you should try and straighten them out as much as possible—other symptoms of a faulty regulator, water inlet valve, and false sensor data.
If you need help with your Samsung dishwasher, let me know in the comments below. I’m happy to offer some tips on how to troubleshoot and fix any error code that may pop up.
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