Samsung washer error code LC/LE

If your Samsung washer has the LC Error code on its control panel, it means that there is a leak or your device is self-draining the water from the tank. This error is reflected by LC, LE or LE1 codes on the modern devices and E9 on the older ones. On the models without a display, this error will be indicated by the blinking of Bio,  60°C and cold washing light along with all the mode bulbs.

What can cause the LC Error?

Codes LE, LC, E9, LE1 mean the same thing — the danger of the leakage or drainage of the water from the tank. If the water-level detector recognizes the level in the drum dropped 4 times in a row for several minutes, the LC error will light up.

In the models equipped with an Aquastop system, the leak sensor (float), which is located in the tray under the washing machine, also responds to the leak. If water gets into the tray, the float pops up, the appliance stops operating and displays the code for this error on the screen.

The LE error can lead to serious problems that require professional knowledge and experience, as for the trivial problems — they can be corrected on their own.

The most common explanations for the LC/LE Error are:

  • Improper connection of the hose;
  • Damaged tank;
  • The drain pump filter is not fitted;
  • The leak sensor malfunction;
  • The powder dispenser failure.

How to fix the LC Error?

To begin with, check if the error was caused by the temporary failure of the electronic board. Switch the device off and unplug it for 10-15 minutes. If the code is still there after you switched the machine back on, proceed with inspecting.

Check the drain hose, make sure it is connected tightly to the body of the machine. Also examine it for any visible damage and clogs. Clean it from the inside if neces-sary.

It is possible that you have cleaned the drain filter after the previous washing cycle and didn’t install it back correctly. Make sure it is attached properly.

Samsung washing machines drain filter

If there is a lot of foam in the drum of your appliance — inspect the cuvette. Clean it from dirt and clogs.

Check the connections of the nozzles inside the washing machine: from the tray to the washing machine tank and from the tank to the pump. The clamps may have loosened and connections may be leaking.

Examine all the contacts and connections of the wires that go to the pressostat and the leaking sensor in the pallet (for the models equipped with Aquastop). They may have been out of order and need to be replaced.

If the above tips didn’t help in solving the LC Error issue, it means there is a breakage and your device needs professional repair.