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E-5 error code and no draining or rinse cycle machine less than 3 months old

I have a Hobart lxih sanitizer, and is used at least 5-10 times daily. the washer does not drain when shut off and does not enter the rinse cycle. All that is seen is E5 and a wrench... help!

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  • GSA 6PFN Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem, My LXi is supposed to run a wash cycle in 85 seconds, but often takes more than 3 minutes. It will pause for 10 seconds, then continue the wash for another 30 seconds. Then it will pause again for 15 seconds, then display the E-5 and a wrench. When I power down the machine, it does not cycle out. When I push off, it just goes blank. Any ideas?

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E5 is a drain error - machine is not draining - check drain hoses - pull out machine if needed - check air gap. hope this helps. jimmy.

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I had a Hobart Technician come out and service my LXi. He first went after the power board, the control panel for the whole system, but the problem was simpler and cheaper. By replacing the probe inside the sanitizer, the system worked fine.

I know, how could a probe effect the drain system, right? I have no clue. But that was the solution to this problem for me.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • Cliff Hepburn Dec 06, 2011

    What is the probe inside the sanitizer? Do you mean the probe in the sump?

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Hobart LXIH stuck in Wash mode after running multiple loads. Shutting off breaker for several hours fixes problem until multiple loads have been run again and then it is once more stuck in Wash mode.


How long does it stay in the wash cycle? Indefinitely? Does the display continuously show "WASH"?. If it stays in the wash cycle indefinitely (i.e. continuously shows "WASH" for significantly beyond approx. 3 minutes), it's probably a control board malfunction. If it continues to wash after the "WASH" indicator goes out, it could be a shorted wash motor relay on the relay board or a fauly control board.

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