If you have a Samsung washing machine, you expect it to work properly. Unfortunately, Samsung dishwashers can develop errors from time to time. Therefore, you need to know how to fix them. One of the error messages you might see is called the Samsung dishwasher error code 6E. What does this error code mean and what do you have to do? There are several important tips to keep in mind.
The Samsung Dishwasher 6E Error Code Is a Switch from Earlier Generations
First, understand that the error code 6E on your dishwasher is a slight switch from earlier generations. In general, this error code shows up when there is a stuck button on the control panel. If one of the buttons has been pressed for more than 30 seconds, the error code will show up.
In the past, this error code was called a bE error code and could have even shown up as a bE1 or bE2 depending on how serious the problem was. Now, this error code is 6E and indicates there is something wrong with one of the buttons.
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What Are the Potential Causes of an Error Code 6E?
Even though a stuck button is the most common cause of this error code, it is certainly not the only cause. There are several common reasons why this error code may show up. They include:
- There is an issue with one of the control buttons on the control panel.
- There is an issue with something called the thyristor switch, which could be out of order.
- There is an issue with the wiring or the controls beneath the control panel in your Samsung dishwasher or washing machine.
Before you are able to address this issue, you need to figure out what the problem is.
Unplug the Samsung Dishwasher First
If the error code has been displayed for several minutes, the button has not come unstuck on its own. Therefore, the first thing you have to do is unplug the dishwasher. Leave it unplugged for a few minutes, and then plug it back in.
If you are able to run the dishwasher, this is a sign that the error message has resolved itself. There is nothing else you need to do at this point. On the other hand, if the error code shows up again, this is a sign that there is an issue with the controls.
Address the Common Causes of the Error Code 6E
If the error code is still displayed, there are a few other issues you may want to address. These include:
- Take a look at the socket outlet malfunction. If there is an issue with the current supply, it can cause issues with Samsung electronics. You may need to try a different socket to address this problem. Unplug the washing machine plug it into a different outlet.
- There may also be insufficient contact between the buttons and whatever is underneath them. What you should do is hold the key down for approximately one minute. Then, release the button and see if the contact issue has been resolved.
- Finally, there may also be an issue with something called the hall sensor or the motor relay. If that is the case, you will need to call a professional to address this issue.
These are a few common reasons why you may be getting a 6E code. If you see this code 6E, then give these troubleshooting options a try. If these simple fixes do not address the issue, then you need to call a professional to see if you should repair or replace one of the parts. You may even need to get a replacement Samsung dishwasher.