Ecobubble technology is designed to make doing the laundry less of a chore! Mixing air, water, and detergent and creating bubbles that wash clothes at cooler temperatures it reduces your energy bills and still removes stains, all at super speeds.
But even the most powerful technology can experience issues. When your Samsung ecobubble washing machine shows error codes on the display then there’s a problem. What does Samsung Ecobubble SE code mean? Read on to find out more…
Samsung ecobubble fault codes
Samsung Ecobubble 8kg fault codes include:
Error code SE
This typically appears on Samsung Ecobubble washing machines when the programme has finished the wash cycle and should start the rinse. When your appliance is unable to drain the dirty water this SE error code will display.
There are several actions you can take to source the problem and resolve the error code as the usual causes are a blocked filter, obstructed drain hose, or a faulty drain pump.
Clean the pump filter
You should be able to access the filter via a panel on the front of your washing machine. Press on the cover and locate the black rubber drain hose. Remove the white drain plug and drain the water into a container.
Depending on your washing machine model you should be able to remove the pump filter by turning it anti-clockwise and pulling it out. Then you can clean it with soap and water using a soft brush to remove any lint and debris. Return the filter and replace the hose plug and hose to the mounting clip and close the panel.
Inspect the drain hose
The drain hose must be correctly installed in order for the water to drain away properly. If the drain hose outlet is submerged in water it won’t be able to drain, and if the hose is blocked this will cause the same issue.
You can check that the hose is connected and there aren’t any bends or kinks in the hose itself. If the hose is blocked you should disconnect the power and turn off the water supply. Then you can disconnect the hose from your washing machine and wash the hose out with a solution of hot water, white vinegar and baking soda. Reconnect the hose and turn the water and the power back on.
Check the drain pump
The drain pump can fail electrically, the impeller could be damaged or there may be a small object lodged in the pump hose. After disconnecting the power and turning off the water supply you can remove the rear access panel and locate the drain pump. You’ll then need to disconnect the drain pump wire connector.
Inspect the wiring harness to ensure there’s no damage, then using a pair of pliers release the clamps that secure the drain hose to the pump and remove it. Remove the drain pump from its mounting screws and check for obstructions or damage. You can use a multimeter to determine if the drain pump has a continuous electrical path in the motor, if it doesn’t it will need to be replaced.
Examine the pressure switch
The job of the pressure switch is to tell the control board when to drain the washing machine or fill it with water. If the signals it’s sending are faulty the drainage cycle will be affected. Again, this part can be tested for continuity with a multimeter.
If the SE error code consistently appears after all your hard work it may be due to a defective timer or control panel which will need solving by an experienced appliance repair technician. Bear in mind that the Samsung Ecobubble 4E warning also indicates that your washing machine has detected a problem with the water supply. Your experienced engineer will be able to fix this issue for you too!