Samsung washer error code OE

SAMSUNG washing machine models without a display signal about the same error the next way. Two temperature indicators 40°C and Cold will flash simultaneously. Besides that, all the washing modes indicators will blink, too.

Samsung washing machine error code OE
Samsung washer error code OE

The meaning of the OE error code Samsung washing machines

In Samsung machines, the OE code indicates a water overflow error. The device receives a signal from the level sensor (pressure switch). According to that, water is more than necessary for the selected program. Therefore, the appliance stops washing and turns on the drain pump.

The OE error means Overflow Error. The OF encoding is the same word repetition OverFlow. Although the cause can be both a real overflow of water and incorrect readings of the level sensor (pressure switch). In Samsung washing machines, released before 2007, the error code looks like E3.

How to eliminate the OE error code

Cause 1 –  The washer’s owner applied too much washing powder or used an improper detergent

A large amount of powder or the wrong choice (for example, for hand washing) is the reason for the formation of abundant foam. It gets into the pressure switch tube and creates excess pressure. Because of this, the sensor sends a signal of the high frequency to the control module. The last one starts draining the water. Therefore, the OE code appears on the Samsung washing machine display.

To eliminate the error of the “false” overflow due to the foam, provide the next actions. Turn on the spin mode to completely drain water, remove the laundry and run the device in rinse mode. It will clean out the drum. Then, turn on the washing mode again without laundry and powder. This way, you can check the washer’s operating. If the OE code no longer lights up, then you have successfully eliminated the error cause.

Cause 2 – The machine is filled with water from the sewage system through the drain hose

It is possible that your Samsung washing machine is not properly connected to the sewer. Therefore, the water from the siphon sink or sewer gets into the appliance. If there is a lot of it, the level sensor detects it and displays an overflow error code.

To eliminate the cause of overflow, connect the drain to the sewer correctly. You can do it yourself or turn to the professional services of washing machines installing. Then drain the water by running the spin mode and then pull out the laundry. For a complete check, run washing without any clothes. With the correct connection of the hose to the sewerage, flooding with drains will stop. Therefore, the overflow code will no longer pop out.

Cause 3 – Control module failure

Electronic “brains” sometimes make mistakes and issue error codes without reason. You can fix the situation by restarting the appliance. Turn off the unit with the power button and unplug the cord. Leave it for five minutes. Then plug it in power and start the washing again. If the error is “invented” by the control module, the code will not light up anymore.

But what if the reset, cleaning out the powder and checking the drain hose connection do not help? The Samsung washing machine persistently issues the OE error. So, your technique requires professional inspecting and repair by a specialist.

Possible malfunctions requiring repair

There are a number of major breakdowns, which cause the OE code to appear on the display

Signs of an error Possible cause of occurrence Repair or replacement
After turning on the Samsung washing machine:

  • immediately shows the error code of overflow: the OE fault and so on.
  • Or not having completed the water set, the device interrupts washing and activates draining. The display shows the OE fault code.
The water level sensor (pressure switch) is defective. The cause for that is a short circuit or the membrane damage. Therefore, the sensor signals a high water level regardless of its amount in the tank. Replacing the pressure switch is necessary.
There is debris in the tube or the air chamber of the pressure switch. The tube is connected to a high-pressure chamber in the sensor. In this place, a membrane with a tip is fixed to control the relay. If there is dirt in the tube or the chamber, the membrane closes the relay. Then, the sensor gives a signal of overflow even with a small water level. One of the reasons for the contamination is a wrong washing powder causing excess foaming. “Blow” the tube and the air chamber of the pressure switch.
Samsung washing machine:

  • Blocks the door and does not start washing. The 0E code immediately appears on display.
  • or starts water draining at the same time as gaining. The appliance issues the OE overflow error code.
The electronic controller (control board) is out of order. The cause of the failure may be damage to tracks on the board, a burnt out resistor (fuse) or a breakdown (short circuit) of the microcircuits. Solder the damaged tracks to restore contact. Replace the fuse with a new one.

You can not repair a broken chip. Only the complete replacing of the controller will solve the problem.

Samsung washing machine gains a full tank of water for 1-2 minutes after starting any washing program. Then, an overflow error appears on display. Damage to the water inlet valve. A defective valve does not shut off the water after the stop signal.

Attention! In this situation, do not wait for the overflow error code to appear! You risk flooding the bathroom or kitchen with water. Turn off the machine and de-energize it. Also, turn off the water tap.

Replace the water valve.
After starting the washing, the appliance doesn’t gain water. After a few seconds, an overflow error occurs, and the Samsung washing machine shuts down. There is a breakage in the circuit of the water level sensor (weak contact, wire break). The control module receives incorrect information about the overflow. It happens because of a wire break in the pressure switch circuit or burnt out contacts. Rodents often spoil wiring in devices, especially in private cottages and cottages. You need to make a twist to connect the damaged wiring or put a new cable. Clean and, if necessary, solder the contacts.
Author: David Hoover