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How do I fix common washing machine error codes?

Published on December 30th, 2021 Updated: April 11th, 2022

Some common Washing Machine error codes are F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, and F6. These codes typically indicate that there is a problem with the washing machine's water supply, drainage, or electrical system. F1 and F2 codes usually indicate a problem with the water supply, while F3 and F4 codes usually indicate a problem with the drainage system. F5 and F6 codes usually indicate a problem with the washing machine's electrical system.

1. Check the power source: Make sure that your washing machine is plugged into a working outlet and that the circuit breaker or fuse controlling the outlet has not tripped

Locate the washing machine's power cord. This cord should be plugged into an outlet on the washing machine. If the machine has a cord wrap, remove the cord wrap. If the machine has a power cord, connect the cord to an outlet on the washing machine. Check the washing machine's power switch. This switch is usually on the front of the washing machine. If the machine has a power cord, connect the cord to an outlet on the washing machine. If the machine does not have a power cord, plug in an external power source, such as a wall outlet or an electrical adapter. Check the outlet. Make sure that the outlet is working and that the circuit breaker or fuse controlling the outlet has not tripped.

2. Check the water supply: Ensure that the water supply valves to the washing machine are turned on and that there is adequate water pressure

. Open the water supply valve to the washing machine and wait a few minutes for the water pressure to build up. If there is no water pressure, then the water supply may be blocked. If the water pressure is low, the water supply may be from a leaking faucet or hose, or the water supply line may be broken. If the water supply is from a leaking hose or faucet, then the water supply line may need to be replaced. If the water pressure is high, then the water supply may be from a broken pump or pressure regulator. If the water supply is from a broken pump or pressure regulator, then the water supply line may need to be replaced. If the water supply is from a broken water line, then the water line may need to be replaced. If the water supply is from a blocked water line, then the water line may need to be unblocked and drained.

3. Check the drain: Make sure that the drain hose is not clogged or kinked

  1. Open the washing machine door and make sure that the discharge hose is not kinked or clogged
  2. If the discharge hose is clogged, use a plunger to clear the obstruction
  3. If the drain hose is kinked, use a straightened wire coat hanger to fix the kink
  4. Reattach the drain hose to the washing machine
  5. Close the washing machine door and test the machine by filling a bucket with water and placing it in the frontloading zone
  6. If the machine drains the water properly, the error code should be cleared If the machine does not drain the water properly, the problem may be with the drain hose or the washing machine drain pump. In order to fix the issue, you will need to replace the hose or the pump.

4. Clean the lint filter: A clogged lint filter can cause error codes

  1. Disconnect power to the washing machine.
  2. Open the front panel of the washing machine.
  3. Remove the lid of the lint filter.
  4. Remove any accumulated lint and debris from the filter.
  5. Wipe the filter clean with a damp cloth.
  6. Replace the lid and close the front panel of the washing machine.
  7. Reconnect power to the washing machine.

5. Check for blockages: Blockages in the washing machine, such as in the pump or drain hose, can cause error codes

To check for a washing machine blockage, turn off the machine, unplug it, and wait 10 minutes for the water to drain. Look for any plugs in the hose, pump, or drain. If there is a blockage, it will need to be fixed before the machine can be used again.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Check the control panel: Make sure that the control panel is not damaged and that all the buttons are functioning properly.
  2. Check for loose wires: Loose wires can cause error codes.
  3. Call a technician: If you have tried all of the above and the error code persists, you may need to call a washing machine repair technician.