Question about Dishwashers
The dishwasher drains water properly but error code E3 does not go away.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
in the manual I have for this machine model E3 means: Longer heating time but not reaching requied temperature. The possible causes: malfunction of temperature sensor or of heating element
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Here are the error codes from Samsung's website:
Error Codes If your dishwasher is displaying an error code, please refer to your users manual for an explanation. If you don't have your users manual on hand, you can download it from Samsung's Download Center. To go to the Download Center and download the users manual for your dish washer, click here.
Common error codes caused by installation errors are:
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Normally if you have already checked the filters the next step for you is to check the drain hose and make sure that it is clear and if it is than you will hve to remove the side panel off the machine and check the extraction pump they can get clogged really easily this is what normally happens to these machines
And when they do this is what normally happens when it starts not to drain right
so please try all of these solutions and i think you wil find that the pump is clogged and needs to be removed and cleaned ok
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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E3 means the base is full of water. A quick fix is to tilt the machine back for 10 mins or so but you need to find the cause of the leak and repair it
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
My DW67s also did this. I assume they are very similar models. According to the instruction manual, E3 means longer than usual water heating time or water not heating.
The heating element is not like the conventional one like what resembles the element in an electric oven. Instead, the element wraps around a water pipe and heats the water while one of the pumps circulates the water. That pump can become stiff due to lack of use because of a rubber seal which can get dry and tight if not used for long periods of time. Ensure the machine is unplugged, tap is off and emptied of dish racks and water before laying it on its side. Access is via the underside cover. Simply free up the pump again by rotating it with your finger. A sensor which is screwed onto the side of the pump can be removed for finger access. If you feel much resistance in the rotation of the pump at first, then after it becomes looser, then you have probably solved the problem. If it is really jammed then perhaps you have a chicken bone or something stuck in it and requires further disassembly. If it was already freely spinning and the problem isn't solved then perhaps the water heater itself isn't working or the pump motor is burnt out or an electrical connection somewhere is faulty.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
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