Modern Samsung washing machines have an integrated electronic module that continuously analyzes the operation of the unit. If a failure occurs in any of the systems, then a message with an error code is displayed immediately. In our review, we will dwell in more detail on what the appearance of an error with the LE code means, what are the causes of its occurrence and how to establish a breakdown.
What does it mean?
It happens that you put dirty laundry in the drum, plug in the machine, set the desired mode, press “start”, and after a few minutes you find that the floor is covered with dirty water, and the LE or LE1 error lights up on the screen of the unit. It also happens that the error makes itself felt already during the washing process, but no visual signs of malfunctions were found. Any washing machine has a pressure switch. This is a sensor that analyzes the volume of water in a tank. If for several minutes he notes a drop in liquid below the level necessary to carry out a certain washing cycle, then the machine immediately gives an appropriate error.
In the technique, in which the “Aquastop” option is provided, a special sensor in the form of a float usually reacts to a leak; it is located in a pan . If, for one reason or another, the process of water intake and discharge is disrupted , the pan immediately overflows and the sensor floats to the surface. In this situation, the operation of the equipment immediately stops, and an error flashes on the display.
We pay special attention to the fact that the LE error coding is typical for modern Samsung washing machines, such as Diamond, as well as Eco Bubble. Models manufactured before 2007 with a similar failure show the E9 code.
If the machine does not have a monitor, then you indicate a problem with the flashing of all the washing mode indicator sensors and the cold wash indicator signal at once. If for several minutes the pressure switch detects abnormalities in the operation of the unit, it immediately loads an automatic fluid drain. Do not be afraid of this - in this way the control system tries to prevent the occurrence of excessive loads.
The LE error information code indicates to the user that a serious water leak has occurred. The causes of this unpleasant phenomenon can be very different:
- improper installation of the drain hose - for example, its location is too low;
- incorrect connection of the hose to the sewage system or the machine itself;
- abrasion and leakage of the sealing layer;
- mechanical damage to the housing or drum, which leads to the formation of cracks and the weakening of the seal;
- breakdown of the pressure switch;
- burnout of contacts and pressure connection sections;
- malfunctioning control module.
Error LE1 may occur when the drain filter is leaking, if it is loose, or when leaking internal hoses. The cause of the malfunction can also be damage to the cuff or leakage of water from the cleaning powder compartment.
How to fix it?
If the LE error is displayed on the screen of your Samsung washing machine, you should not immediately look for a master - in the vast majority of cases it is quite possible to correct the violation on your own . When the problem is the operation of the drainage system, first of all, to determine the cause of the malfunction, it is necessary to inspect the hose through which the drainage is going - most likely, the problem is in it.
If your SM after switching on for several minutes simultaneously fills and drains the water, and then the LE error is displayed, then the hose is probably located below the tank level - this should not be. The hose must certainly form an upper loop. Correct his position - in most cases after that the machine will work in the right rhythm.
If you yourself lengthened the hose, then check the attachment area of the “additional fragment” with the factory one - it is likely that the leak is there. In this case, it is worth disconnecting the extension cord, and bring the hose into the sink or bathroom until the cause of the malfunction is fully clarified. It is possible that the damage concerns the drain filter, be sure to make sure that it is well bolted.
If the error signal is accompanied by the fact that the liquid starts to ooze from the powder dispenser, then most likely its valves are clogged with remnants of detergents and conditioner. And if instead of water, foam appears from there and the LE error is not reset, then there is an incompatibility of the selected powder or its significant overdose. Try changing your cleaner to a better one.
Do not forget that when washing porous linen and fluffy products, the amount of powder must be reduced by half.
Check the quality of the connection of the pipes from the tray to the tank, as well as from the tank to the pump - it is likely that water flows in the connection areas. Sometimes a malfunction is associated with the failure of the CM control unit, in which case you should give it a break - turn off the power for 20-30 minutes and then turn it on again. Once again, carefully examine your SM in order to detect deviations from the standard state. If you are visually unable to determine the cause of the breakdown, and none of the methods listed above helped you, you will have to go to the workshop.
It is possible that the case is a mechanical puncture of the drain pipe, which was damaged by a sharp object - as a rule, in this case the element is completely replaced. If after turning on the machine for several seconds the washing did not start, and the LE error appears on the display, then with a high probability there is a malfunction of the water sensor. In this case, blowing the pressure switch usually helps. If these measures do not take effect, then you will have to completely change the sensor.
An unfortunate mistake can make itself felt during washing, this indicates a failure of the control panel microcircuit. Usually, the decision to repair directly depends on the degree of breakdown - both a small repair and a complete replacement of the element are possible. It is possible that the leakage sensor itself has completely worked out its life, so it started to work even when there is no leakage. This problem is solved by replacing the sensor with a working one.
The LE error can be displayed on a Samsung typewriter in case there is a leak from the back of the CM. This often happens when the drain hose is worn; it must be replaced with a new one. It happens that the error does not light up constantly and sometimes disappears - this is a clear sign of problems with the electrician. Most likely, the machine has poor-quality contacts of loops of nodes responsible for the amount of water. All damaged parts must be replaced or spliced.
Particular attention should be paid to the state of insulation.
The LE error in Samsung washing machines can also indicate such serious breakdowns as:
- damage to the laundry container with sharp objects or in areas where it is fixed with bolts;
- disconnecting the heater (heating element) from the mount;
- notch cuff seals.
In such cases, self-repair is allowed only with the appropriate skills, any initiative will only lead to a worsening of the situation.
Summarizing all of the above, we can conclude that the LE error signal does not always mean some serious problem. Knowing in what situations such a code may appear, you can try to find out the source of the problems yourself and make the correction on your own. However, if your efforts have not led to the desired result, then you should contact a specialist. If you do not fix the problem promptly, you can simply flood the neighbors from below and thereby suffer serious financial losses.
On how to resolve the error with the LE code of the Samsung washing machine, see further.