Home Appliances Error Codes To The Rescue
Time goes on, technology develops, and the easier and more convenient to work with them, the more complicated their inner workings are.
16:24 22 December 2020
We see large reputable brands introducing “new generation” models of home appliances several times a year, and with each release, the washing machine or refrigerator gets smarter and the number of their functions makes us doubt if we can deal with them.
The more scared we get when our super-smart dishwasher starts blinking with red lights and shows a combination of letters and digits in its fancy touchscreen.
Household appliance error codes are a way to recognize problems that have occurred. Knowing the error code you can cope with the problem much faster, moreover, some failures can be eliminated even by a person who does not have special skills in working with electronics. The self-diagnostic system on the new models is great! Often it can eliminate errors before serious consequences occur.
There are different error codes for each manufacturer, type, and model. In some cases, they overlap, but it is better to reinsure and watch the meaning of the error code in the source.
All modern washing machines, dishwashers, hobs, ovens are equipped with a self-diagnostic error code system and can detect malfunctions during the process of cycling when one or another element does not work or does not turn on. Diagnostic systems are different as to the error codes, depending on the class of the device and brand, but the principles of operation are similar.
Many websites have entire collections of error codes clustered by specific topics. You can also find error codes for your appliances in the appliance manual. If you bought your appliances without a manual or lost them, you can always find the original online - just know the name and model of the appliance. Large appliances, such as washing machines or refrigerators have special stickers on the back with detailed information about the model. By typing the code into the search engine, you will get detailed information about the device and can download the manual, for example, from the official website.
For example, your perfect Bosch dishwasher refuses to work, indicating an E22 Error code on the display. You know the brand, you see the code, so just go to washingcodes.com and see what the meaning of this alphanumeric combination is. Congratulations, it's a clog! One of the malfunctions, that is very easy to manage on your own.
Quite often there are breakdowns of washing and dishwashing machines, which are possible to eliminate yourself without calling the master at home. Of course, to do this you must have at least some skills with screwdriver and pliers, but if you also know electronics, then the self-repair of washing machines is quite up to you.
Usually, error codes are prescribed in the instruction manual, but not infrequently they are not there and then have to look for them on the Internet. It should be noted that the error codes of different washing machines are different, that is, for example, the error code of the Samsung washing machine will not coincide with the codes for Bosch. One more thing: you are lucky if you have a washing machine with a digital display, and if there is no such, then it will be necessary to look for additional information on how to read the blinks and lights combination on the machine without the display.
Ok, dishwashers and washers are not a problem anymore, but what to do if your refrigerator shows a code? If it is a bigger appliance, does this mean the problem should also be bigger? No worries, it is almost all and the same.
The owners of the refrigerators of the past generations had only to guess why the unit suddenly became very noisy and stopped properly fulfill its functions. The modern models are equipped with electronic systems and supplemented with various convenient options. The electronic module installed in the refrigerator not only controls the work of all the nodes but also constantly diagnoses their activity. In case of a failure or malfunction, it displays the error codes. This "diagnosis" makes it possible to immediately determine the cause of the problem and to address it.
Modern models of refrigerators have a lot of functions, which the owners of units of the previous generation could only dream of. Today's devices can keep the temperature in the chambers for a long time in case of power failure, can freeze instantly the food, are equipped with No Frost system, which excludes the appearance of frost on the walls of the chamber and provides air circulation.
All these features provide convenience in the use of the refrigerator. But any malfunction in such a unit should be promptly eliminated. Otherwise, a serious malfunction will not be avoided. It is important to operate the device correctly to avoid the occurrence of malfunctions. Significant help is provided by the diagnostic function.
If you are a happy owner of a Bosch refrigerator, look up 100refrigerator.com for the most common malfunctions of the brand’s appliances. They have all the info you may need. Having information about the meaning of the codes appearing on the display, you can:
- eliminate the error in operation;
- make simple repairs by yourself;
- call a master for correction of serious malfunctions.
Error codes on the display allow you to notice the existing problems in time, to eliminate the malfunctions, and to prolong the appliance operation life.
To summarize the above: the error code indicates not only the problem with this or that element but also a faulty element in the control circuit. Do not buy spare parts if you are not sure of their malfunction. Do not try to fix the broken element, if this is the first time you are seeing a screwdriver. Can cope with a clog? Brilliant! But if you are unsure, better call a professional, this will save your nerves, time, and make the life of your kitchen helper longer and happier.