Samsung Washing Machine Says… [Issues & Solutions]

If your Samsung washing machine says various things on the display, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. we’ll be explaining some of these messages and error codes to you. We’ll also show you how to fix them.

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Samsung Washing Machine Says HOT

You don’t need to worry if your Samsung washing machine displays the message HOT. It’s not necessarily what you would call an error code. It simply indicates that the washer is too hot for you to take out your clothes.

It only occurs whenever you do a boil wash. Once the machine cools down to to about 50 degrees Celsius, you will be able to take out your clothes.

Samsung Washing Machine Says DC

If your Samsung washing machine is displaying the error code DC, it indicates that the drum can’t spin. This is often caused by filling the washer with an unbalanced load. If you stuff too many items of clothing into your washing machine, the drum won’t be able to turn as it should.

Conversely, if you don’t fill the washer with enough items of clothing, the machine will give you the DC error code. The amount of clothes you should put in will depend on the size of your washer.

It is advised that you consult your owner’s manual to learn the recommended quantity of clothes you should put in the washer.

When loading your washer, it is good practice to distribute the weight of the clothes evenly in the drum. Another thing to do in order to avoid is problem is to put your washer on an even surface. If the machine is tilted at an angle, the drum won’t be able to spin as it should.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says SUD

An SUD code on a Samsung washing machine indicates that there is excessive foaming going on in the drum. This caused by using too much detergent when washing. Consult your owner’s manual to learn the recommended quantity of soap to use per wash.

You should also keep in mind than not all detergents are for washing machines. Regular detergents tend to foam a lot; you should only use High Efficiency detergents. When washing. They are made specifically for washing machines, and don’t foam as much as regular detergents.

Samsung Washing Machine Says NF

If your Samsung washing machine displays the error code NF, it indicates that there is an issue with the water supply. Here’s what to do in order to fix this problem…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Disconnect your water inlet hose from the back of the washer. Some washer’s have two hoses.

Step 3. Using a pair of pliers, pull out the little mesh filter inside the water inlet port at the back of the washer. If your washer has two hoses, you will need to remove a filter from each of the two water inlet ports.

Step 4. Rinse the filter (or filters) thoroughly by running tap water through them.

Step 5. Once the filter is clean, put it back in place.

Step 6. Get a plumber to take a look at your home water pressure. It should be no less than 20psi for your washer to function normally.

Step 7. Take the water inlet hose (or hoses) to a tap.

Step 8. Try running some water through the hose. If water doesn’t flow freely through the hose, it means that there is a blockage somewhere.

Step 9. Get some garden wire (any thin, durable wire should work too) and pass it through the hose.

Step 10. Use the hose to push out anything that may be clogging it. You can also try blowing through the hose.

Step 11. Run some water through the hose again to see if it still blocked. If it is, repeat the process above. If not, continue with the following steps.

Step 12. Once you are sure that the hose has been cleared of any blockage, you can connect the hose back to the washing machine.

Step 13. Ensure that you securely connect the hose to the washer in order to avoid leaks.

Step 14. Turn on your washer’s power and water supply. Ensure that the water valve are fully opened.

Step 15. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Samsung Washing Machine Says UR

A UR code on a Samsung washing machine means “unbalanced and retrying”. This occurs when you overfill the washer’s drum with items of clothing. This makes it difficult for your washer to spin properly.

This issue can also occur if you don’t put enough items of clothing. It is important that you always put a moderate quantity of clothing in the washer. It is advised that you consult your manual to learn the recommended quantity of clothes you should put in your washer.

Another thing you should take note of is where you put your washer. If your machine does not sit on an even surface, the drum won’t be able to spin as it should. Ensure that you put your washing machine on a leveled surface.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says ND

An ND code on a Samsung washing machine means “Not Draining”. This means that there is an issue with the washer’s drainage system. Here’s how to fix this issue…

My Samsung Washing Machine Says ND – Front Loaders

Here’s what to do if water isn’t draining from your Samsung front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn of your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get some towels or rags.

Step 3. Place the towels on the ground in front of your washing machine.

Step 4. Press the little panel in front of your washer at the bottom to open it.

Step 5. Pull out the little capped hose underneath the panel a few inches.

Step 6. Place a container under the hose.

Step 7. Pull the cap off the hose and let any water in the washing machine drain out.

Step 8. Once all the water has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on, and push the hose back in place.

Step 9. Turn the knob beside the hose counterclockwise and pull it out. This is the drain pump filter.

Step 10. Remove any debris or lint in the filter and rinse it thoroughly in sink.

Step 11. Put the filter back in place and turn in clockwise to lock it.

Step 12. Push the panel back in place.

Step 13. Go to the back of the washing machine.

Step 14. Inspect the main drain hose at the back of the washer for any kinks. Clogs, or bends. Straighten and clean as needed. If you notice any damage to the hose, you will need to replace it as soon as possible.

Step 15. Ensure that the drain hose hasn’t been inserted less than 6 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted more than 8 inches.

Step 16. Ensure that you don’t form an airtight connection between the drain hose and your home drain.

Step 17. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 18. Run a wash cycle to see if the error code is gone.

Note: If the fix above didn’t work for you, it is advised that you contact a washing machine technician to further diagnose the situation.



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My Samsung Washing Machine Says ND – Top Loaders

Do the following if water isn’t draining from your Samsung top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get a container and a sponge.

Step 3. Using the container, scoop out as much water as you can from the washer’s drum and empty it into a sink.

Step 4. Once you can’t scoop out any more water, use the sponge to soak up the remaining water.

Step 5. Run a spin cycle to thoroughly dry the drum.

Step 6. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 7. Remove the drain hose from your home drain.

Step 8. Inspect the drain hose for any signs of damage. If you notice any, you will need to replace the hose.

Step 9. Ensure that your drain hose isn’t bent or kinked, as this can restrict water flow.

Step 10. Ensure that the drain hose isn’t inserted more than 8 inches into your home drain. Also ensure that it isn’t inserted less than 6 inches.

Step 11. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 12. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says UB

If your Samsung washing machine is displaying the error code UB, it means that the load in the drum is not balanced. Here are the things that could cause this issue…

Too Many Items In Washer

If you load your washing machine with a large quantity of heavy clothes, the drum won’t be able spin as it should. Each washing machine has the recommended quantity of laundry you put in per wash. It is advised that you consult your manual to learn your washer’s.

Not Enough Items In Washer

Surprisingly, this issue can also occur if you don’t put in enough clothes in the washer. As said above, each washer has the recommended quantity of clothes you should put in.

Washer Not Sitting On Even Surface

If your washing machine sits tilted at an angle the drum will not be able to turn properly. Make sure to put your washing machine on a flat, even surface.

Tip: To reduce the chances of this error code popping up, always distribute the weight of your clothes evenly in the drum.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says LC

If your Samsung washing machine is showing LC on the display, it indicates an issue with the pressure switch. Before you conclude that your washer has a serious issue, you should try resetting the system first.

From time to time, your washing machine might display false error codes as a result of a temporary system glitch. To reset your washer, simply turn off its power source and wait for about 10 minutes before turning it on again.

If this didn’t fix the problem, you will have to replace the pressure switch. Unfortunately, depending on your type of washer, the replacement process will vary. In order to avoid damaging your washer’s components, please consult a professional washer repairman.

However, if you are sure that you are up to the task, refer to the video below to learn how to replace your washer’s water pressure switch…

Samsung Washing Machine Says Self Clean

If your Samsung washer displays Self Clean on the display, it simply means that the machine is in Self Clean mode. In this mode, the washer spends hours cleaning the drum by filling it with water, spinning and then draining.

Samsung Washing Machine Says OE

The OE error code on a Samsung washing machine indicates that the drum is being overfilled with water. There are two things that could cause this problem; a defective water inlet valve, or a faulty water pressure switch. Here’s how to deal with this problem…

Replacing Water Pressure Switch

Here’s how to replace a water pressure switch on a Samsung washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine.

Step 3. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the washer’s top panel.

Step 4. Slide the panel back a bit, and lift it out of place.

Step 5. You will find the pressure switch mounted on the wall inside the cabinet.

Step 6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the pressure switch.

Step 7. Using a pair of pliers, press the tabs behind the switch in order to remove it from the cabinet frame.

Step 8. You will find a black hose connected to the pressure switch. Slide the clamp on the hose out of place.

Step 9. Disconnect the hose from the water pressure switch.

Step 10. Get your new water pressure switch.

Step 11. Attach the new pressure switch to the hose.

Step 12. Slide the retaining clamp back in position to hold the hose to the pressure switch.

Step 13. Snap your new pressure switch into the washer’s cabinet frame.

Step 14. Attach the electrical connector to the new pressure switch.

Step 15. Take the washer’s top panel and slide it back in place.

Step 16. Reapply the two screws back to the top panel.

Step 17. Turn on your washing machine’s power and water supply.

Important Note: Please keep in mind that the replacement process of this part may be a bit different depending on your type of washer. If the process above didn’t work for you, please consult a professional washer technician to help you replace the part.

Replacing Water Inlet Valve

Do the following to replace a water inlet valve on your Samsung washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Disconnect your water inlet hose from the back of the washer.

Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the top panel of the washing machine.

Step 4. Slide the panel back a bit and lift it out of place.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be found on the other side of the inlet port at the back of the washer. Make sure to take note of the positioning of the valve’s electrical connectors.

Step 6. Remove each electrical connector from the valve. Remember to take note of their positioning.

Step 7. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the valve in place.

Step 8. Pull the valve out of the cabinet. You will notice some black hoses connected to the valve; take note of their positioning.

Step 9. Use pliers to release the clamps holding the hoses to the valve.

Step 10. Disconnect each hose from the valve.

Step 11. Get your new water inlet valve.

Step 12. Connect each hose to its corresponding port on the new valve.

Step 13. Slide the retaining clamps back in place to secure the hoses.

Step 14. Inserted the end of the valve through the water inlet port at the back of the washer.

Step 15. Screw the water inlet valve in place.

Step 16. Reattach each electrical connector to its appropriate terminal on the valve.

Step 17. Slide the washer’s top panel back in position.

Step 18. Screw the panel back in place.

Step 19. Reconnect the water inlet hose to the washing machine.

Step 20. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Note: Please keep in mind that the replacement process will vary depending on your type of washing machine. If the process above couldn’t be carried out on your washer, it is advised that you call a professional technician to do the repair.

Samsung Washing Machine Says UE

If your Samsung washing machine displays the UE error code, it means an unbalanced load has been detected. Here are the things that can cause this issue and how to fix them…

Not Enough Clothes In Drum

If the load in the washer’s drum isn’t big enough, the washing machine will give you this error code. You must ensure to always put a moderate quantity of clothes in the machine whenever you are doing laundry.

The proper quantity of clothes to put in a washer will depend on the size of your machine. It is advised that you consult your manual to learn your washer’s minimum and maximum capacity.

Too Many Clothes In Drum

This is probably the most common cause of this problem. Stuffing your washer with too many clothes will make it difficult for the drum to turn properly. As said above, consult your manual to learn the recommended quantity of clothes you should put in your washer.

Washer Not Sitting On Even Surface

If your washing machine is not sitting on an even surface, the drum will stand tilted at an angle. As a result, the drum won’t turn as it should. Ensure to keep your washer on level ground.

Tip: To reduce the chances of this error code popping up, always remember to spread the weight of your laundry evenly in the washer’s drum. This will help keep things balanced.



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Samsung Washing Machine Says SE

An SE error code on a Samsung washing machine indicates an issue with the drainage system. Here’s what to do to fix this problem…

Samsung Washing Machine Says SE – For Front Loaders

Do the following to clear the SE error code on your front loader Samsung washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get some towels.

Step 3. Place the towels on the ground in front of your washing machine.

Step 4. Press and open the panel in front of your machine at the bottom.

Step 5. Pull the short capped hose underneath the panel out a few inches.

Step 6. Place a container under the hose, and pull the hose’s cap off.

Step 7. Let any water in the washer’s drum drain out into the container.

Step 8. Once all the water has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

Step 9. Turn the knob beside the hose counterclockwise and pull it out. This is the drain pump filter.

Step 10. Remove any lint or debris that may have accumulated in the filter.

Step 11. Rinse the filter under a tap.

Step 12. Once the filter is clean, put it back in place and turn it clockwise to lock it.

Step 13. Put the panel back in place.

Step 14. Go to the back of the washing machine.

Step 15. Inspect the main drain hose for any kinks or bends and straighten as needed. Kinks in the hose can restrict water flow.

Step 16. Ensure that the drain hose hasn’t been inserted less than 6 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted more than 8 inches.

Step 17. Ensure that an airtight connection hasn’t been formed between the drain hose and your home drain.

Step 18. Turn on your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 19. Run a wash cycle to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

Samsung Washing Machine Says SE – For Top Loaders

This error code shows mostly on front loaders. However, if your top loader washing machine displays this message, do the following…

Step 1. Turn off your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get a container.

Step 3. Scoop out as much water from the washer as you can using the container.

Step 4. Once you can’t scoop out any more water with the container, use a sponge to soak up the remaining water.

Step 5. Run a spin cycle to remove any water that may be left in the washer.

Step 6. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 7. Inspect the washer’s drain hose for any kinks or bends (this can prevent water from flowing through the hose). Straighten the hose as needed.

Step 8. Ensure that the drain hose isn’t inserted more than 8 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted less than 6 inches.

Step 9. Make sure not to form an airtight connection between the drain hose and your home drain.

Step 10. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 11. Run a wash cycle to see if the problem has been resolved.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says 4C

The 4C error code on a Samsung washing machine indicates an issue with the water supply. Here’s what to do when this issue occurs…

Step 1. Turn off your washer’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Disconnect your water inlet hose from the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Using a pair of pliers, pull out the little mesh filter inside the water inlet port at the back of the washer.

Step 4. Take the filter to a tap and rinse it thoroughly.

Step 5. Once the filter is clean, put it back in place.

Step 6. Check the pressure of your home water supply. If you don’t know how to do this please contact a plumber to help you. The water pressure should be no less than 20psi in order for the washer to work properly.

Step 7. Take your water supply hose to a tap.

Step 8. Try running water through the hose. If water doesn’t move freely through the hose, it means that there is a blockage somewhere.

Step 9. If there is a blockage in the hose, get some garden wire (or anything similar).

Step 10. Push the wire through the hose to clear out any debris that may be clogging up the hose.

Step 11. Run water through the hose to ensure that it is not clogged. If water still doesn’t flow freely through the hose, repeat the process above. On the other hand, if water moves freely through the hose, proceed to the next step.

Step 12. Once you’ve properly cleared the water supply hose, connect it back to the washing machine. Ensure that the hose isn’t bent or kinked.

Step 13. Turn on your washer’s water and power supply. Ensure that your water supply valve is fully opened.

Step 14. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says 5C

If your Samsung washing machine is displaying the 5C (often misread as SC) error code, it means that there is an issue with the machine’s drainage system. Here’s how to deal with this issue…

My Samsung Washing Machine Says 5C – For Top Loaders

This isn’t a common problem with top load washing machines. However, here’s what to do if your top loader washing machine displays the 5C error code…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get a container.

Step 3. Using the container, scoop out as much water as you can from the washer.

Step 4. Once you can’t scoop out any more water, use a sponge to soak up any remaining water.

Step 5. Run a spin cycle to get rid of any remaining water in the drum.

Step 6. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 7. Inspect the washer’s drain hose for bends or kinks. Straighten the hose as needed.

Step 8. Ensure that the hose hasn’t been inserted more than 8 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted less than 6 inches.

Step 9. Ensure that you don’t form an airtight connection between the drain hose and your home drain.

Step 10. Turn on your washing machine’s power and water supply.

Step 11. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

My Samsung Washing Machine Says 5C – For Front Loaders

Here’s what to do to get rid of the 5C error code on your Samsung front load washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Get some rags or towels.

Step 3. Place the rags on the ground in front of your washer.

Step 4. Press and open the panel in front of your machine at the bottom.

Step 5. Slowly pull the short capped hose underneath the panel out a few inches.

Step 6. Place a small container under the hose, and pull the hose’s cap off.

Step 7. Let any water that may be in the washer’s drum drain out into the container.

Step 8. Once all the water in the washer has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

Step 9. Turn the knob beside the hose counterclockwise and pull it out. This is known as the drain pump filter.

Step 10. Remove any debris or lint that may be in the filter.

Step 11. Rinse the filter thoroughly under a tap.

Step 12. Once the filter is clean, put it back in place and turn it clockwise to lock it in position..

Step 13. Put the panel back in place.

Step 14. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 15. Inspect the drain hose for any kinks or bends and straighten as needed.

Step 16. Ensure that the drain hose hasn’t been inserted more than 8 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted less than 6 inches.

Step 17. Ensure that an airtight connection hasn’t been formed between your home drain and the drain hose.

Step 18. Turn on your washer’s power and water supply.

Step 19. Run a wash cycle to ensure that the problem has been fixed.

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