The LE1 error code in Samsung washing machines means that water leak has occurred. Thus, the system signals about the malfunction.
Reasons for the LE1 error in Samsung washing machines
The LE1 code (some models show the LC one) appears on the screen if there is water leakage from the tank. Along with that, the water level drops sharply. If this error occurs, the machine stops to prevent the heating element from turning on. The point is that if the heating element heats without water, it will burn.
There are many reasons for such a spontaneous leakage of water. Let’s list them:
- Fastening of the heating element has broken.
- The air tube has disconnected. So water flows out during the spin.
- Bolts have damaged the water tank in the joints.
- The detergent hose connection is wrong.
- Incorrect connection and positioning of the drain hose.
- Drain hose damage.
- The drain filter is not properly closed.
The most often, the LE error appears on the washing machine’s display before rinsing.
How to eliminate the LE1 error code
When the machine issues the LE1 error, you must immediately de-energize the device. First, press the off button on the control panel of the washing machine. Next, pull it out of the socket.
Now we have to determine the error cause. You can start by checking the drain hose. To prevent water leakage, you need to fix it properly. One end of the drain hose is located inside the machine. This part is attached to the bottom, so you do not need to get to it. Direct the other end upwards and fix the hose to the hook. The manufacturer took care of this element and mounted it on the top of the machine. Put the remaining part of the tube down to the sewer pipe branch of the shell.
The hose connection to the drain pipe must be well sealed and located at the height of at least 60 cm from the floor.
Important! It is not recommended to join the drain hose to increase its length. An extra connection point can cause water leakage. Besides, when pumping a too long tube, the drain pump will quickly fail.
Checking the drain filter is easy. Open the lid by turning it counter-clockwise. And then close it again, turning it clockwise. The filter cover must fit snugly and close the drain hole.
In some cases, there is an internal failure. For example, the LE1 fauld reports heater disconnecting or a crack in the tank. If this happens, you need the help of a professional. The master will select the necessary details and install them correctly.
Other errors related to water leakage
The LE1 error is quite severe. The water drained from the device can flood the neighbors if you live in a multi-story building. But this is not the only mistake related to the water discharge. So, for example, if the water does not drain at all, then the 5e error appears on the washing machine screen.
To summarize, we should note that eliminating the LE1 error on the washing machine requires patience and some skills. Before anything to unscrew, evaluate your real capabilities. Perhaps, you should immediately turn to specialists and not exacerbate the problem.