A Samsung Dishwasher displays a 5E error code when a Drain Error has been detected by the internal electronic diagnostics.
Samsung Dishwasher 5E Error Code Error Code Meaning
The dishwasher has not drained or the no water (switch open) status is not detected 3 minutes after the drain pump starts.
The drain pump is drawing more power than it should after 3 drain attempts.
Samsung Dishwasher 5E Error Code Error Code Possible Causes
- The drain pump is defective.
- The ECS sensor (thermistor) is defective.
- The drain pump is clogged.
- The drain hose is clogged.
- The drain pump is not connected to the wire harness.
- The main PCB is defective
- There is no feedback from the ESC to the PCB.
- The inverter PCB is out of order if 5C1 to 5C5 error codes have also occurred.
The list of possible causes above may assist in determining the cause of the error code. Sometimes the error code cannot be resolved easily with the information on this page. For more information that may help diagnosis the error code visit the Appliance Repair Technical Support page of this website. Contacting a trained Appliance Repair Technician is another option if the if the issue is to difficult to resolve with the information provided.
A Samsung Dishwasher displaying an error code can lock out the Dishwasher or disable it from functioning normally. In order to regain normal functionality of the Dishwasher the problem causing the error code will need to be resolved. Often the issue can be resolved with a simple repair or minor part replacement. This is much more cost effective and has a far less impact on the environment than a complete appliance replacement.
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