How to Fix Error Code SE on Samsung Washing Machine

5E or SE error code on Samsung washers/washing machines is related to drainage system of the washer.

This guide explains how to easily fix it.

Please note that error code SE and error code 5E are same. It’s just that they look identical when appears on the Samsung washer display.

What Causes Error Code SE or 5E on Samsung Washers?

The error code SE/5E is could be due to one of these reasons:

  • Clogging of drain filter
  • Drain pump malfunctioning
  • Blockage in the drain filter

How to Fix Error Code SE or 5E on Samsung Washers

Here’s how to fix error code SE or 5E on Samsung washing machines:

  • Inspect and tighten the drain hose
  • Reset your washing machine
  • Check and inspect the drain pump

Inspect and Tighten Drain Hose

The drain hose is where the used water is pumped out of the Samsung washer. If your washing machine cannot drain the water, the door won’t open.

So, when your Samsung washer displays error code SE, then it’s most probably due to the drain hose, which is either damaged or loose.

To check the drain hose, first, disconnect your Samsung washing machine from the power source. Then, access the drain hose and make sure it is properly tightened in its place. Also, check it for any clogs or obstructions.

Follow the DIY instructions in the below video on how to access the drain hose:

Reset your Washing Machine

Resetting your Samsung washer will restore factory settings, which can fix many annoying and random errors, such as a error code SE.

Here’s a detailed guide on how to reset Samsung washing machine.

Inspect the Drain Pump

If none of the above works, your washing machine drain pump may have malfunctioned. As its name suggests, the drain pump is the central part responsible for draining the water from the washer.

If your Samsung front loader washing machine is under warranty, then you can get the drain pump replaced for free. However, if its warranty period is over, you will have to contact a repair technician to inspect and fix it for you.

If you still have issues with your Samsung washing machine, contact Samsung support or call them at +1-800-726-7864. You could also reach out to them on Twitter.