My dishwasher drains the water properly (I have check for blockages). It does not let any clean water in (the inlet solenoid valve is brand new), but the dishwasher continuously still tries to drain water even if there is no more water to drain.. After 4 minutes it gives me an E3 error.
I have had an E3 error on our 2012 Samsung DMS500TRW dishwasher and I have found the problem. There is a number of items that can lead to this error. Blocked pipes, open circuit heater, and a micro switch which sits on the back of the heater housing. This switch operates off a diafram that tells the unit that the water has pumped out. (with my unit it was this micro switch that had failed) I hope this helps.
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Re: My dishwasher gives an E3 error
The E3 error code is not a defined error for this dishwasher. If you are sure it is E3 then best option is to give the controller a reset. This is done by
Press the Delay Start + Normal + Power keys at the same time for two seconds to enter Service Inspection Mode.
- "ALL" is displayed for the first three (3) seconds and then "t1" is displayed.
Press OFF at this stage. Do not attempt to run the inspection as this could damage the dishwasher unless you are familiar with the what each mode does.
If the Error E3 keeps coming back then call the Samsung technician.
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ERROR CODES; FAULTS & REMEDY
ERROR DISPLAY [IE] Inlet error. Condition: Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 min. water supply. Possible causes:
The Water Tap is not opened.
The Inlet Hose is twisted.
The Filter of inlet valve clogged by impure water.
The Inlet Water Valve is normal ?
The water pressure is very low. ( below 0.5 kgf/ )
Inlet valve is blocked by safety device for leakage sensing.(In case of Inlet Valve).
Open the Water Tap.
Repair the Inlet Hose.
1.Close the Water Tap. 2.Unscrew the Inlet Hose (Inlet Valve side) 3.Clean the Filter of Inlet Valve. > Replace or repair the Inlet Valve. > Check the water remain on the base. 1.Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts. 2.Disconnect the inlet hose to dishwasher to unlock the safety valve. ERROR DISPLAY [OE] Drain error. Condition: Not fully drained out in spite of 5 min. drain operation. Possible causes:
The Filter clogged.
The Drain Hose twistec or blocked.
The Drain Pump/Motor or circuit is troubled.
Clean the Filter.
Remove the cause of twist or block.
Replace the Drain Pump/Motor or repair the Circuit.
ERROR DISPLAY [E I ] Leakage error. Condition: The water level in Tub goes down during operation. Possible causes:
Water leakage in Hose connections.
Water is leaked by damages.
Impeller of the washing Pump is worn away.
The Thermal Protector of the washing motor is functioned
Replace the connections of Hose.
Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
Replace the washing pump.
Check the applied voltage.
ERROR DISPLAY [ F E ] Excess error. Condition: Excessive water is supplied than normal water level.(Automatically drain Pump operated.). Possible causes:
Hi Gilgol, The link below is a Bosh Dishwasher list of error codes, I believe your error code is E3....CHEERS.. http://removeandreplace.com/2015/10/09/bosch-dishwasher-error-codes-how-to-clear-what-to-check/ Bosch Dishwasher Error Code E3
Fault Condition: Not filling with water
Repair or Check: If the water supply cut-off valve on the dishwasher is completely open but the dishwasher will not fill with water then shut off the water supply and unplug the dishwasher. Remove the water fill line and check to see if the water inlet screen valve is plugged up. If so then replace the water valve. Cleaning the screen can make the issue worse so always replace if the screen is clogged. The valve can get stuck open from gunk and therefore flood or overfill.
Parts Required: Water inlet valve Bosch Water Inlet Valve Assembly for Dishwasher
(1) Check Water Supplier Tap, should be properly in on position
(2) If there's any leakage in the Pipe, get it okay
(3) Door Latch, Float Assembly, Inlet and Drain Valves should be checked
(4) Valve Screens should be checked for blockage(s)
BUT MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF YOUR DISHWASHER FROM MAINS BEFORE DOING ALL ABOVE. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL OF HAZARDOUS ELECTRIC SHOCKS.
CALL AUTHORIZED SERVICE IF YOU CAN'T CURE THIS YOURSELF.
3E error in Samsung dishwashers normally relates to high temperature error. This means the dishwasher is detecting over 80deg C water temperature. However if it is 5E that means drain error. If your dishwasher is draining correctly then please check the error again.
You have a blockage in the drain line someplace. If you have a garbage disposer, check to see that it is clear where the dishwasher connects to it. Also check and make sure that the drain hose is higher then the inlet to the disposer to prevent water draining back into the drain line from the disposer. If that's clear you have a blockage somewhere in the drainline. Best to unit from cabinet and check it
1. Make certain the water supply valve is turned
on. Check the inlet hose for any kinks or bends in the line that could
prevent unit from filling properly. Check drain hose for proper
installation. If water drains immediately, unit will display an IE
Error Code. 2. Check the water supply valve and make certain that it is turned on and open fully or this code will display. 3. Check
the inlet valve filter for buildup of mineral deposits. If the inlet
valve filter is clogged it will restrict water flow is restricted into
the dishwasher, resulting the IE Error. Clean filter with small brush
to remove any accumulated mineral deposits that may have accumulated. 4. If
inlet hose is kinked, water flow into the dishwasher, is
restricted resulting the IE Error. Straighten any bends or kinks in the
inlet hose.If the drain hose is not installed
properly and the water drains out of unit, this could cause premature
draining, which results in IE Error Code. In this case it will be
necessary to reinstall the drain hose according the instructions in the
installation guide. 5. If the
water pressure is not 20 - 120 psi, water will not fill properly. This
will result in IError Code. If water pressure is too low, it may be
necessary to call for service. 6. During
winter, parts of the dishwasher that are installed outside may freeze.
Melt the frozen part by soaking a towel in warm water and wrapping it
around the part. This should allow the dishwasher to operate. 7. If
the unit is not leveled properly, the IE Error may occur. Use a level
to check the sides and top of the unit. If the unit is not level,
adjust the leveling feet in the front and back. Use the leveling kit
packaged with the dishwasher. Check mounting brackets. If one is
tightened more than the other, it will offset the cabinet. * Note:
To adjust leveling legs on the front, use a 1/4" square drive wrench.
Turn clockwise as needed to adjust level. To adjust rear legs, use a
standard Phillips head screw driver. On the left side rear, turn the
screw counterclockwise to lower the leg and raise the rear. To adjust
right side rear, turn the adjusting screw clockwise to lower the leg
and raise the rear of dishwasher. Using a level while adjusting the
legs will help aid in proper leveling.
Did the owner of the LG LD-14aw2 that was giving the OE error get the problem resolved?
With an OE (Drain Error), it means that the dishwasher is not fully drained out in spite of 5 min. drain operation. First step of the trace the entire path of the drain hose to the sink drain. Be certain that ther is no blockage in any of it.
It that does not resolve the problem, remove the lower spray arm and the screws that hold the sump area down. Open up the area and inspect everywhere for debris that could be blocking the drain area.
Next step would be to replace the drain motor.
With the LG dishwasher that is giving an IE error:
Double check that the water valve supplying the dishwasher is fully open. Next, with the water turned off, open the connection between the inlet pipe (hot water) and the dishwasher inlet valve. Clean the screen of all debris/minerals that often build up there.
If problems continue, check and replace the inlet valve.
Thanks for reporting back what you have found. Good Luck!
Hi. The above machine stops mid cycle and drain/fill light is on, also
error code F3E, have cleaned both hot and cold water inlet filters, also
checked drain pump and drain line, all ok. Machine drains with no
issues and fills with hot water, runs for a while then shuts down.
Error Code E3 relates to a problem with the fill. Specifically that the water level has not been recognized at the middle water sensor. This can be caused by a problem with the drain system as you describe, or by low water pressure to the machine (should be 15-25psi flow), or bad wire connection to this middle sensor.
Check for proper water pressure first (should be a gauge on the machine) during the fill. Then check / repair drain as needed. These will probably eliminate the problem