Samsung Washer Error Code FE
Error code meaning: Fan error
The FE error in Samsung washing machines indicates a malfunction in the drying fan. It doesn’t rotate. As a result, the drying of clothes stops or even doesn’t begin. Then, the FE error code appears on a screen. It happens only in the Samsung washing machine models, equipped with the option of drying.
How to fix the FE Error?
The FE error may be caused by several reasons and depending on the right deter-mination some of the parts have to be fixed or replaced.
- The capacitor connector moves from its place when the top cover is installed.
- The electrical circuit of the fan is damaged, so the fan does not start.
- The impeller’s blades are blocked or the bearings are not lubricated enough. If this malfunction occurs, the fan does not start.
- The failure of the starting condenser. In this case, the malfunction cannot be de-tected with the tester. The starter condenser must be replaced.
Though there are some steps you can do on your own, which will help you to whether get rid of the error or to exclude one of the possible reasons.
The error code may appear on the display due to a self-diagnostic failure of the machine. So to make sure the FE combination was not provoked by a system glitch, switch your appliance off and unplug it from the power, letting it rest for 10-15 minutes. Then switch it back on and check whether the code is still displayed.
When rebooting the appliance does not help, it means that the FE error indicates a serious fault, and you have to contact the service center, as you may need to repair or replace the fan, or it’s the impeller, fix the wire-connections and the connector itself. In the worst case, the Error is caused by the failure of the control unit and only a professional diagnostic can say whether it can be repaired or has to be replaced