Samsung Washer 4E error code indicates that there is a problem with the water supply. Samsung recommends checking if the hose is blocked or kinked, and if it’s not, then try another outlet.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to contact Samsung for further assistance. It’s a Samsung washing machine, so you know it’s going to be reliable and long-lasting. But Samsung doesn’t make them indestructible. And Samsung Washer error code 4E is one of those signs that your washer needs some help from an expert.
This blog post will teach you how to fix the Samsung Washer errors with the right tools and knowledge.
What Does The Samsung Washer 4E Error Code Mean?
With a digital display on nearly every appliance available today, it would seem like electronics are taking over. However, when those appliances are working improperly, there is a good chance they will give off error codes that users need to know how to decode. Samsung washing machine owners will have no problem at all seeing the 4E error code in their washers because it tells them exactly what is wrong with their machine.
A Samsung washer with a 4E error code indicates that the machine has detected a problem with the water supply. This is usually due to kinks or blockages in the water supply hose — simple enough to fix. You can also check the pipes under your sink for leaks, which can result in similar errors.
If you’ve ever received a 4E error on your Samsung machine, you know how confusing it can be. The error code is unspecific and can cover several different issues with your washing machine.
Samsung even mentions that it could be an issue with the clogged or kinked hose. You’re not alone in receiving a 4E error, as many customers have encountered this issue.
If you suspect that your Samsung washing machine isn’t working as it should, there are some things you can check before calling for help. Checking whether the machine’s display panel is lit will confirm whether its power button is pressed. If you have a smart control and the screen isn’t illuminated, ensure that the circuit breaker is switched to the “On” position.
This error message indicates that water is not washing into the tub or drum as normal. If a small amount of water is washed in during the spin cycle, you need to check all of the hoses, pipes, and connectors. It’s also possible that the pump could be malfunctioning — which would necessitate Samsung service center assistance.
How To Fix Samsung Washer 4E Error Code
If you find yourself facing a 4E error message, try to restart the machine and listen carefully. If water is sucked in as the drum turns, something may have become stuck inside the machine and block the drainage system. Unplug your washing machine, open the lid, and check that there’s enough water in the machine and make sure that it is not overloaded with clothes.
What To Do If You Hear the Sound of Water
If your Samsung washer displays an error code 4E, check your load of laundry for a pair of jeans or a set of sheets — these items tend to cause problems with the temperature on this model. To correct the issue, break up items by type and load them separately.
Washer is Overloaded
If clothes are overfilled during a wash cycle, the machine can’t do its job. When you’re washing clothes in a Samsung washing machine, be sure to separate laundry into appropriate loads that fit into the drum and match the washing mode selected. The maximum weight of each load should not exceed the washer limit.
Laundry is Absorbing Too much Water
If a washing machine runs out of water, a sensor in the drum will send an alert: “Low Water Level.” But because some items absorb significant amounts of water — such as sheets, towels, and duvets — simply adding more water may not solve the problem.
To fix this problem, try removing laundry that absorbs a lot of water from the drum. Also, check the washing machine’s water pressure. If the pressure is low, you will see the error.
What To Do If You Don’t Hear the Sound of Water
If you don’t hear any water filling into the machine, there’s a problem with the machine and it may need repairs. If you’re still having problems, check the following:
- Is the water supply turned on?
- Is the water supply hose clogged?
Let’s check all the issues that are causing the Samsung Washer 4E error code.
Clogged Mesh Filter
If you have trouble with your washer, the first thing you should check is the mesh filter screen. These screens capture debris in the water supply and protect your washer’s internal parts. If the screens get clogged, it could cause further damage to your washer or impede the proper functioning of other components.
Sometimes, screens are simply damaged or worn out. Periodic inspection can help you spot problems in advance, preventing damage to your cabinets or the machine itself.
Cleaning the mesh filter is simple, but there is a little trick to it. The mesh filter screens on the washer can be difficult to remove. The most important thing is not to pull them out quickly — doing so can cause them to tear, stretching the mesh beyond the point of usability. Instead, gently squeeze and rotate when you pull upon them. If they are particularly stiff, apply a little pressure with your thumbs, being careful not to damage them.
If you can’t remove your washer mesh filter screens without damaging them, don’t worry — you can simply buy new ones for very little money. Clean the old screens with running water or an air compressor, pick any stubborn particles out with a utility knife, and get your washer back on track.
Kinked or Clogged Hose
Before you begin, make sure that:
- The hot and cold water valves are turned on.
- The water fill hoses from the water valves to the washing machine are not bent, crimped, or clogged.
- When you slide your Samsung washer back into its place, the water hoses aren’t getting bent or crimped behind it.
Once the washer is back in place, check the drain hose for crimping. Check from all angles and also reach underneath the machine to ensure no kinks have developed in the hoses.
Check Water Inlet Valve
Water is vital to all washers, but for washing machines to function, they need a steady supply of clean, heated water. When there isn’t enough water coming into your machine, your laundry won’t get clean — and that’s why it’s important to diagnose and fix problems with the water valve.
The water inlet valve is responsible for turning on the supply of water to a washer during its wash and rinse cycles. Broken or faulty water inlet valves can often cause a laundry machine to leak, not fill with water, not drain, or leak from the bottom.
To check for this problem, unplug the Samsung washer and then use a multi-meter to see if the solenoids are still working by checking for continuity in the wires.
When water valve solenoids fail, usually it’s not possible to purchase only the solenoid — you will need a new valve. It is cheaper to purchase an entire valve than to replace only the solenoid.
Clean the Washer Soap Dispenser Drawer
If your laundry detergent is not dispensing properly, then it can trigger the Samsung Washer 4E Code or 4C code. In this case, you may need to clean the dispenser drawer.
To do this, remove the drawer from your washing machine — this varies depending on whether you have a front-load or top-load model. Next, use warm water and mild dish soap to wipe down the drawer. Finally, let the drawer dry before putting it back into your washing machine.
Faulty Selector Switch
The water temperature selector switch is a crucial part of your front-loading washer. The switch tells the water inlet valve when to open, allowing hot or cold water to pour into the machine until the preset temperature is reached.
If this part is malfunctioning, you might notice an error code on the washer’s display screen, and your clothes may come out unclean or wetter than you expected. If the solenoids on the water inlet valve don’t receive power from the selector switch, then it could be a problem with the switch itself or an issue with the water inlet valve.
To test, unplug your washer’s power cord, unscrew the panel on the front of the Samsung washer, and use a multi-meter connected to the “continuity” setting to check for power on the terminals on the selector switch that connects to the water inlet valve.
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