How to Fix Samsung Dishwasher Error Code HE

Samsung Dishwasher Error Code HE

Are you spotting a Samsung dishwasher HE error? If so, you might be worried that something is seriously wrong with your dishwasher. This is usually something that shows up if there is something wrong with the heating element or heater relay. If your dishwasher is not able to generate enough heat, then it will not be able to dry your dishes. Therefore, you need to know how to address this issue appropriately. What do you need to know to clear this error code from your dishwasher?

Is This an Actual Error Code HE for the Heating Element?

The first thing you should do is make sure the code is accurate. There are some situations where this code might actually be showing up by mistake. Therefore, you should start by unplugging your Samsung dishwasher. Then, leave it unplugged for 10 to 15 minutes. After this, plug the Samsung dishwasher back in. Give it a few minutes to boot up, and try to run a wash cycle. Then, see if the HE code shows up again. If the code does not show up again, then you have fixed the issue. If the coach shows up a second time, then there is actually something wrong with the heating element or heater relay. 

Why Does an HE Error Code Appear?

There are several reasons why you may be having issues with your heating element or heater relay; however, one of the most common issues is an instant water heater. If you have a tankless water heater, then the minimum water flow rate may cause problems for your dishwasher. As a result, the washer heating systems are activated; however, your washing machine is not actually getting any hot water. This could happen when you run the dishwasher, causing the heater relay and heater element to eventually fail.

This is one of the most common reasons why you may be seeing this error on your dishwasher. You should take a look at the flow rate of your dishwasher and compare this to the flow rate of your water heater if you have a tankless water heater.

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How To Fix the HE Code 

If you have verified that the Samsung dishwasher HE code is legitimate, you need to unplug the dishwasher. Then, pull it out from underneath the counter. There is a metal panel on the right side of the dishwasher. Remove this and take a closer look at the heater relay for a possible repair of the temperature sensor or control pump.

Are the Heating Elements Leading to the Drain Error?

You may need to compare this to pictures to see if there is something wrong with your heating element or your heater relay. If the heater relay looks like it is still intact, then put the dishwasher back together and put it back under the counter. If it looks like there is something wrong with the heating element, you should call a professional to fix the appliance with a professional service that can handle the problem. 

To Repair or Replace?

You need to figure out if you should repair or replace your dishwasher. You should get a few quotes from professional repair services. Then, you can compare the cost of the repair to the cost of replacing the entire dishwasher. In some cases, it may be relatively inexpensive to fix the problem. In other cases, the dishwasher could be on its last legs, and you may be better off replacing the entire dishwasher. Always place safety first when it comes to these repairs.