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Understanding The FE Error On Your Samsung Dishwasher

Samsung dishwashers, like many modern appliances, use error codes on their digital displays to indicate issues needing attention. These codes help diagnose problems much like the warning lights on a car’s dashboard. Understanding and interpreting these error codes can often lead to simple fixes such as resets or adjustments. However, some errors may point to a malfunctioning or obstructed component, necessitating professional Samsung appliance repair.

FE Error Code Explained

Among various error codes, the FE code, standing for “Fill Error” or water overflow error, is significant. It usually means the dishwasher continues to fill with water, causing the drain pump to run incessantly. This issue often arises when the water inlet valve fails to stop the flow into the tub, leading to continuous drainage to prevent overflow.

Addressing the FE Error Code

Before calling for Samsung appliance repair, here are steps to troubleshoot the FE error:

  1. Turn off the dishwasher.
  2. Switch off the circuit breaker linked to the dishwasher.
  3. Wait for 10 seconds.
  4. Turn the circuit breaker back on.
  5. Restart the dishwasher and initiate a new cycle.

Check the water inlet valve after performing these steps. This valve should cut off the water supply once the dishwasher reaches the specified level. Continuous filling might indicate a malfunctioning valve.

Clogged Water Inlet Valves

A common issue is the clogging of these valves with grime or debris. Detach the hoses connected to the valve and inspect for obstructions. Cleaning the valves can often resolve this problem.

Faulty Water Inlet Valves

If the water inlet valves still don’t function correctly after cleaning, they might be faulty and need replacement.

If the FE error persists despite these efforts, or if you’re unsure about handling the water inlet valve replacement, professional assistance from a Samsung appliance repair service is advisable.

For residents in Toronto and the GTA requiring dishwasher repair, iCare Appliance Repair offers 25 years of experience in fixing various appliance brands and models, including Samsung, with same-day services. Contact us at (647) 370-2828 for your dishwasher repair needs.

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