How to Reset Washing Machine

How to Reset Washing Machine? Fix it Yourself (All Brands)



New washing machines have a reset feature which allows you to reset your washing machine if you get an error code or fault. These fault may caused from a power failure, overloaded wash cycles or power spikes. If your washing machine does not have a reset button, you can unplug the washing machine and then plug it back and generally this solves the problem. Some washing machines have a reset button which reset the washer’s motors.

In this article we will show to reset the different washing machine brands. So whichever washing machine brands you use, you can find the right instructions for your washing machine.

Washing Machine brands in this article:

1. Samsung Washing Machine

Samsung washing machines are reliable washers in home appliances. They have various smart home features, programs and sensors. Beside washing your clothes, Samsung also car efor your laundry, which maket he brand reliable and unique. But when you load lots of laundry in your washing machine, you can get an error code. But don’t worry. If you learn how to reset your Samsung washing machine, you can easily solve your problem.

How to Reset Samsung Washing Machine?

How to Reset Samsung Washing Machine
How to Reset Samsung Washing Machine?

Samsung washing machine can be restarted in two different ways. First way is to remove the IC memory. In the second way, you don’t need to remove the IC memory.

Resetting your Samsung washer is easy. You just have to unplug the washing machine or turn off the power in the circuit breaker. Then you have to wait for some time until the washing machine get the electrical charge back to clear out of the washer. This usually takes 1 to 5 minutes at most. Then you can power your machine up again. This is all it takes to reset your washer.

Samsung washing machines have more than 10 error codes. These error codes are different from each other.

Resetting the Samsung Error Codes

Error CodesProblem and Solution
DCError code dc is one of the most common error codes in Samsung washers. This error code appear if your washing machine’s spins is blocked by function. Overloading decreases the washing machine’s performance. But Samsung washing machines have an load detector sensor for unbalance loadings. If you overload your washing machine, sensor pf the washer detects this and blocks the spinning process. If you experience this situation, you have to reset your Samsung washing machine’s programs.

To reset, you just need to open your washer’s door and disperse the loading inside the washtub. Then press the Cycle selector and reset the Error Code dc. Don’t forget that when you load large and heavy laundry like bedsheets or large towels, it is hard for the laundry to spin on their own. You can add extra one or two laundry with them.
DLWhen you get this error code, your washing machine stops function or spinning. It is similar to Error Code dc. This is caused if the washer is running and the door of the washer becomes unlocked. Don’t forget to lock your washer’s door.

When you get this error code, you have to reset the programs. Make sure that you door is closed. You can also check your loading if you overloaded. Then just press the power button and your washing machine off. After waiting 15 to 30 second, turn the machine back. Now the programs are reset and you can use your washer.
DSThis error code appear if your washer’s door is unlocked. It is similar to the Error Code dl. First, make sure you closed your door completely. Then press the power button and restart the program. And your washing machine is ready.
FLThis error code is also related to your washer’s door. If your washing machine fails to lock its door, you get the FL error code. First, make sure nothing is blocking the door. Then lock the door tightly. And then press the power button and restart the washing machine.
HrTo function well and complete a washing cycle, Samsung washing machine require both hot water and cold water. This error code is related to the temperature related functions. If the temperature of your washing machine is out of control, you get the Error Code Hr.

But don’t worry, it is easy to reset the washer and solve the problem. Firstly, check the washer’s hoses to see if they are connected or not. Hot water hoses must be connected to the hot water connection. And, the cold water hoses must be connected to the cold water connection. Also make sure that room water heater works properly.
LEError Code Le is related to the water level of your washer. When your washing machine does not get enough water to start a washing cycle, you will get this error code. This means that your washing machine needs a definite water level to work properly. To reset the program, you have to make sure that your home water supply has 20psi pressure at least. You also make sure that the water inlet valve of the washer is working properly.
LOThe Error Code LO is the opposite of the Error Code FL. When you get this error, you will experience a problem with the door locking. If your washing machine is too hot, the internal fan of thw washer runs until it becomes cool enough to remove the washing. This process saves the internal heater from a fault. Afrer waiting a few minutes to cool down your washer, you can unlock the door and remove the washing.
E3After you give all the instructions, the spinning process is not starting, then you get this error code. This error code means that the motors is not working and it doesn’t allow thw washing machine to spin. But the solution is simple. You just need to reset the wash cycle by pressing the Cycle Selector and your washer is ready to wash.
nDThis error code means that your washer fails to drain the dirty water and it is filled with water. But don’t worry, the solution is quite easy. Make sure that the drain hose is connected properly. Then reset the cycle. You also have to clean the lint filter every once in a while to not get this error code.
nFThis error code appears when your washing machine fails to fill the water. This means that this code is opposite of the nD code. It is not a big problem and easy to solve. First, make sure the faucets of the washer are open. Then, check the inlet hose if it works properly. And amke sure that your water supply line is proper.

2. LG Washing Machine

When you have to stop a wash cycle to add an extra laundry in your Lg washer, pressing the power button is the most simple and easiest way. When you turn your washing machine off, it cancels the setting and reset itself for use. But if you get an two-letter error code, this signify different issues and require different instructions to reset the washing machine.

How to Reset LG Washing Machine?

Firstly, press Power button and turn the machine off. Then unplug the washer from the power socket and turn the circuit breaker to system off. While the power is disabled, press and hold Start/Pause button for 5 seconds. Then plug your washer back in.

 

How to Reset LG Washing Machine
How to Reset LG Washing Machine?

LG washing machine has four different error codes. Each error code signify one or two problem with your washer. The codes, DE, OE, LE and UE indicate peculiar problems that occurs during the wash cycles. When you identify these problems, you can easily solve these without needing a technician.




Resetting the LG Error Codes

Error CodesProblem and Solution
DEDE error code indicates a problem with the washer’s door. It means that the door is not locked or closed properly. You may get the DE error code during or at the end of a wash cycle. This error code may also caused by overloaded machine’s pressing against the door, something caught in the door or the door gasket is fault. Unplug your machine and wait for about 5 minutes before plugging it back. The washer will reset itself and it is ready to wash.
OEThe OE error code signify an issue with the drain system of the washing machine. A blockage, wrong positioning, clog, bent drain hose, blocked drain pump filter can generate this issue. First, make sure that the drain hose is 3 feet higher than the washing machine’s base at most. To adjust the height of the feet, you can use a wrench and a level . Check out the drain line for any clog, and level the washing machine. After draining the washer into a bucket, unplug it and plug it back after five minutes to reset the washer.
LEThe LE error code indicate an issue with the motor of the washer. But you can also get this error code after a new install. The motor and the control panel of the washer don’t connect at first, and cause this error code. To reset the problem, unplug your washing machine, and press Start button. Wait for 5 seconds before the washer restore the power. This error code may also caused by overloaded some gentle wash cycles. These cycles are Wool-Silk, Perm Press, Hand Wash and Delicates. These cycles areonly for smaller loads.
UEThe UE Error Code signify an unbalanced load and generally don’t require a complete reset of the washer. Press the Start-Pause button and wait for the door to unlock. When the door is unlocked, distribute the heavy items in the machine. Then restart the wash cycle by pressing the Start-Pause button again.

3. Bosch Washing Machine

When the Bosh self diagnosis system identify a problem or malfunction, the error code can’t be removed from the display even you repair the washer. Firstly, you have to repair the failure, then you have to reset the error code on your washing machine. After you follow these instructions, your washer will start to work properly again. But, unlike other washing machines, Bosh washer does not have a Reset button. But you still can interfere a wash cycle and change your wash settings in any moment.

How to Reset Bosch Washing Machine?

How to Reset Bosch Washing Machine
How to Reset Bosch Washing Machine

First, press the Start/Pause button. Close the door and turn the dial to the off position. Then, turn the dial to the 6 o’clock position. Press on the spin button and at the same time, turn the dial to the 7 o’clock position. After holding the spin button for almost 5 seconds and then release. Turn the dial back to the off position.

Resetting the Bosh Error Codes

On Bosh washing machines, error codes are displayed in the form of E-code. It includes various numbers, letters or LED lights which are linked to a particular faults. Below, there is common Bosh error codes and simple steps to apply to repair your washer.

Error CodesSolution
E16E16 error code identify a problem with the door. Your laundry may be blocking your door. Make sure your door is closed properly. Then press the Start/Pause button. If it is necessary, open your washing machine, and remove some of the laundry and close your door again. Also, you can try to switching the washer off and on again and set the programme.
E18E18 error code means a blockage in your washer. It can be a blockage in the washer’s filter, or blockage in the cold water inlet hose. But don’t worry. E18 error code is quite easy and simple to solve. First, check your drain hose. But if there are any blockage in the pump, you have to clean the drain pump.
E23E23 Error Code signify a leakage in your washing machine or it can be water in the base plate of your washer. If you think there is leak in your washer, you have to turn off the supply tap right away.
E32E32 error code is actually not an error code. Bosh washer system interrupt the spin cyle if the you distribute your laundry unevenly. You have to distribute small and big items separetely in the washer drum. If neccessary, you can spin the laundry once more.
E33E33 error code is designed to identify the excessive foam inside the washing machine. It means that you have to reduce the detergent amount for your washer. You have to cut back on the amount of detergent you are using. Excessive soap isn’t good for your washing machine as well as your laundry.

Child Lock

Child lock is one of the most common problems which prevent you to use your washing machine. But you can deactivate this setting easily. Depending on the model of the Bosh washer, there are different ways to deactivate a child lock.

When the child lock is activated, you will see a ky symbol or a CL symbol in the display. And you won’t able to use your washer.

To disactivate the lock, press and hold the start button for 5 seconds. Then you will hear a beep sound and the key symbol will be gone.

There is also different way to deactivate the child lock. Press and hold the rpm and finished ib buttons at the same time for three seconds. Then again, you will a beep sound and the key symbol will disappear.

Tap Symbol

If you see this symbol, it means that water pressure is too low or the supply hose is blocked. Check out the water pressure from the tap with a bucket. Make sure the supply hose is clear and not clogged.

4. Maytag Washing Machine

In Maytag washing machines, there is digital displays which shows the minutes left on a wash cycle. If you get an error code and your washing machine doesn’t function properly, you have to reset the machine. You can also reset your washer when you cancel a setting.

How to Reset Maytag Washing Machine
How to Reset Maytag Washing Machine

How to Reset Maytag Washing Machine?

First, press the Power/Cancel button . Select the appropriate button to start a new wash cycle. Then press Start/Pause button and your washer is reset and ready to wash now.

Resetting the Maytag Error Codes

Error MessageSolution
dETError code dET is only appear on some model of Maytag. It indicate a problem with the detergent dispenser. The dispenser cartridge can be in a wrong position or the detergent drawer is not closed completely. Make sure your detergent dispenser is positioned properly and your drawer is closed completely. To reset the code, press the Pause/Cancel button twice and the Power button once.
IntError code Int indicate an interrupt. If you pause or cancel a wash cycle while it is on, this code will appear. And the error code remains in display until the washing machine finishes its spinning and draining that can be 20 or 30 minutes.
Sud or SdError code Sud or Sd identify a problem with the excessive suds in the washing machine. When there is too many suds in the washer, it can’t spin properly and don’t tumble. There are different causes of too many suds in the washer. It can be because of the using normal detergent in a HE (Heigh Efficient) washing machine, using No Splash or Easy Pour bleach or it can be a blockage in the drain hose of the washer. Error code Sud clear when your washer remove the excessive suds and continue to washing. To reset the error code, you have to use only HE detergent if you are using an HE washer. Avoid using No Splash bleach. It thicken the laundry which is not good in the HE washers. If your washer still work properly, check out the drain hose for any clogs and remove these.
L or F34This error code signify that a laundry was left in the drum of the washer during a Clean Washer cycle. A clean wash cycle can only be done when the washing machine is empty. To reset this error code, empty your washer drum and restart the Clean Washer Cycle.
F5, E2This error code signify a problem with the door. It means that the door isn’t locked properly. Make sure that there are no items which blocking the door and it is closed completely. To clear the code, press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once.

5. GE Washing Machine

In GE washing machines, both Hydrowave and other models, the resetting the washer is pretty simple. By following the steps below, you can easily reset your GE washing machine.

How to Reset GE Washing Machine
How to Reset GE Washing Machine

To reset your washing machines, unplug your washer for a 1 minute from the power source. Plug your washer back in, then in 30 seconds, open and close the lid six times fastly. You have to do this in 12 second. And you should raise the lid at least 2 inches and be sure it is closed each time. This will reset the motor setting.

GE washers has a on board circuitry to display the detected faults. This system works efficiently with an inbuilt diagnostic mechanism.

Error CodesSolution
E22When you get this error code, your washer is probably pausing in the middle fo a wash cycle. If this error code is displayed, you have to check the water valves in your home’s plumbing. Then check your washer filter to see the filters if it is clogged. If they are, clean them. If the problem is not this, then it may be the inlet water valve. Check your inlet water valve.
E23This error code may be caused by and unbalanced load in your washer tub. Then, distribute the load in your washer again. But if there is water flowing into the washer when it is turned off, the you may need the replace the parts of your washer.
E30This error code signify a problem with the drain pump. It means that there is not an healthy communication between the control and the water pump. This can caused by a clogged pump, bad control board, or loose connection. Make sure the pumps work properly and it is not clogged.
E38-E39This error code signify an error with the dispenser. It means that the control board does not receive a good cummunication from the switch which is located in the dispenser motor. This error can be caused by a broken dispenser motor part. First, check these parts.
E31This error code means a slow drain. The washer takes longer than expected to drain. It may caused by a clogged drain hose or water pump.

6. Whirlpool Washing Machine

How to Reset Whirlpool Washing Machine
How to Reset Whirlpool Washing Machine

Knowing how to reset your Whirlpool washing machine is useful when your washer is not working the way it should.

First, turn of your washing machine. Then turn the dial mode to NORMAL. After that, turn the dial once to the left, three times to the right, a single counterclockwise turn and then turn it one more time to the right.

Once you followed these steps above, press the Start button. Wash cycles which indicate the lights should be illuminated. If they are illuminated, press the Start/Stop one time. Then rotate your dial until these three lights illuminated: Rinse, Wash and Stop. Turn off your washing machine and unplug it for then second. When you turn the washer on, it will be reset.

Resetting the Whirlpool Error Codes

Error CodesMeaning
F01This error code signify that the electronic circuit board has a fault. Unplug your washing machine from the supply for 2 minutes. Then, plug it back to supply and wait 30 seconds and try starting the washer again.
F02This error signify a motor circuit fault. If the drain time exceeds 8 minutes, the water valve of the washer is turned off and you get the F02 error code. Check the drain hose and be sure that it is not clogged. Also, check the electirical connections in the pump and be sure the pump is working properly. To reset the error code, press Pause/Cancel button twice.
F03Error code F03 signify a problem with the heater. During a wash cycle, it won’t be a drum rotation. You should replace your heater.
F05Error code F05 signify a problem with the pump or pipe blockage. The washing machine door will not open or even the door opens water can remain inside the drum of the washer. Check your pump filter for any blockage. Also check waste water hose for blockages.
F06Error code F06 is related to the door lock fault. When the door is not locked properly, the programs cannot be started. If your washing machine door will not close, first check for any blockage in the door lock.

7. Hotpoint Washing Machine

How to Reset Hotpoint Washing Machine
How to Reset Hotpoint Washing Machine

Hotpoint washing machines have a range of settings which allows you to decide the temperature of the water, speed of the spin cycle, or how long a load should wash.

If you encounter an issue with your washer, or you just change the settings, you can easily reset your Hotpoint washing machine.

How To Reset?

First, press Power to turn the washing machine off. Unplug the washing machine from the power source or turn the circuit breaker to the unit off. Then press and hold Start / Pause button for 5 seconds. Plug your washing machine back in and your washer should be reset now.

Resetting Hotpoint Error Codes

Hotpoint washing machine error codes are display with a fault code which starts with F0 as well as the illuminating lights. Below, there are a list of most common Hotpoint washing machine error codes and theirs explanations.

Error CodesSolution
F01Error code F01 signify a problem with the electronic circuit board of the washer. This error usually happens when you can not select one or two functions. Unplug your washing machine from the power source for at least 2 minutes. Then plug it the machine back and try again.
F02Error code F02 identify a motor circuit fault in your washing machine. If the drum of the washer is not rotating or intermittent during a wash cycle, this is the indicator of a motor fault in the washer.
F03This error code signify a problem with the temperature sensing. This temperature sensor fault can be because of the heating element. Check the connections and replace if neccessary.
F05Error Code F05 signify a pump issue or waste pipe blockage. If you get this error code, the washing machine door will not open or even if the door can be opened, water remains inside the drum. Check your pump filter for any blockage. Also, check your waster water hose for any bloackage. If you can’t find a problem in these parts, then it is probably there is a pump failure and you may need further assistance.
F06Error Code F06 signify a door lock fault in your washing machine. Wjen you get this error code, the door of the washer can not be opened or closed and when the door is closed, the programme will not start. If your door will not close, check for any obstruction in the door lock.

8. Toshiba Washing Machine

How to Reset Toshiba Washing Machine
How to Reset Toshiba Washing Machine

Toshiba washing machine brand is a reliable and durable washer which many customers trust and prefer. Below, you can find to how to reset your Toshiba washing machine and the most common error codes of it.

How To Reset?

Unplug your washer from the power source for almost a minute. Reconnect the power to the machine. Press and hold the Super Spin Dry button. While you are still holding the Super Spin Dry button, you should hear the beep sound three times. Now your washer has been reset.

Resetting Toshiba Error Codes

Below there are common Toshiba washer error codes and tips to help you understand the cause and solve the problem.

Error CodesSolution
E1Error code E1 signify a problem with the water exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe may not be attached to the exhaust pipe. The pipe may be bent or the pipe’s mouth may be flooded. Check the exhaust, open and cloe the lid and press the Start button.
E2This code identify a problem with the washer door. An item may be stucked in the door or is damaged by a board. Make sure your door is closed tightly.
E3This error code signify an unbalanced washing machine. Open your washer door and distribute your laundry in the washing bucket evenly and properly.
E5, E51This error code signify a water supply error. The water supply may be clogged, the filter net may be damaged or the water level sensor may be damaged. This error code signify a water supply error. The water supply may be clogged, the filter net may be damaged or the water level sensor may be damaged.
E6, E7This error code may be caused if your laundry is too much in the washer or the water level is too low. Check your water level settings and distribute your laundry again properly.

9. Indesit Washing Machine

How to Reset Indesit Washing Machine
How to Reset Indesit Washing Machine

Indesit washing machines is a reliable and preferred brand today because of the various handy features. But if you experience a functioning problem with your Indesit washer, there is a simple reset procedure for you to follow and use your machine as new.

Unplug your washer from the power source first. Turn on the machine ON/OFF buttons. Then, set the timer control to a Zero Position. Plug your washer back in and switch on the power supplying the machine. No, the display lights should illimunate. Then, turn off the machine pressing the On/Off button. Select the programme you want and turn the machine back on.

Error CodesSolution
F01This error code signify a problem with the electronic circuit board. Your machine will not start. Unplug your washer from the mains supply for at least 2 minutes. Plug it back and wait for 30 seconds and start your washer again.
F02This error signify a problem with the motor circuit. If you get this error, the drum rotation will not be during a wash cycle or will be intermittent. It is recommended you to call a customer service.
F03Error Code F03 signify a problem with the temperature setting. It is reccomended for you to call a technician.
F05Error Code F05 identify a waste pipe blockage or a pump issue. When you get this error, the washer door will not be open. Check your pump filter for blockages. Also check for blockages in waste water hose.
F06This error cod means a door lock fault. Your washer door cannot be open or closed. First, check your door lock for any obstructions. If the fault still remains, then we recommend you to call a customer service.

10. Beko Washing Machine

How to Reset Beko Washing Machine
How to Reset Beko Washing Machine

Resetting Beko washing machines is quite simple. Press and hold the start, pause, and cancel buttons for three to five seconds at the same time. Your machine should be reset now.

Beko error codes system is quite simple. It goes from E1 to E18.

Resetting the Beko Error Codes

Error MessageMeaning
E1This error code signify that there is an NTC error in your washing machine. It means that there is a problem with the thermistor wiring in the washer. Check your thermistor and test the connection on Beko washing machines. it should read 4700 ohms with a temperature of 25˚C.
E2This error code means that there is an issue with the heater of the washer. It means that your water is not heating up properly and this will probably require the wiring to be checked out.
E3Error Code E3 is similar to the error code E2. It signify a problem with the heater in the maching machine. You have to check the control board relay fort he heater. But you may need a technician fort his problem.
E4This error may caused may a few different problems. But all the problems is related that the washing machine can’t fill up the water or empty. The door may cause a ja, it can be an issue with the water valve or because of the wiring of your washing machine.
E5Error code E4 is related to a drainage issue with your washing machine. There may be various reasons of this error code such as blockage in the pump filter of the washer or a problem with the control board in the washing machine. The machine doesn’t drain properly and take too long to finish a cycle or spinning. Check out these parts first.


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