When a washing machine encounters internal problems, it tells you the reason for its malfunction via a message called a fault code, error code or fault code . This same code is specific for each type of failure encountered by the device. A list is provided below to show you the meaning of each error code for your Ariston washing machine.
To find out if your Ariston washing machine is experiencing this type of problem, rely on its display. If an “Err 01” type message appears, this is the error code in question. Otherwise, lights can also flash to indicate the fault number: 5 flashes, for example, refer to the fifth error.
To identify error codes, you can also take into account what the Ariston washing machine user manual indicates. Each model or brand of device may have a different meaning of the fault code: the user manual will give the precise meaning.
ERROR CODE 01 – TRIAC
This fault code indicates that the motor triac is in poor condition due to a short circuit. To repair your washing machine, check the connectors on the motor and on the electronic board. If the fault does not come from the connectors, change the triac or the electronic card.
ERROR CODE 02 – MOTOR ROTATION
The problem may come from the motor rotation of your washing machine. To repair it, check the power supply, the motor windings as well as the tachometer value (Between 115 and 170 ohms). If these parts are in good condition, you must replace the electronic card.
ERROR CODE 03 – TEMPERATURE PROBE
This code indicates that the temperature sensor in your washing machine is defective. Check its value , approximately 20 Kilo-ohms at 20°C.
ERROR CODE 04 – WATER LEVEL
This code indicates that the water level is too high. Check the compression chamber, the pressure switch and its connections.
ERROR CODE 05 – DRAIN
This fault code indicates that there is a draining problem: your washing machine is not draining correctly. To ensure that your washing machine drains properly, check the compression chamber, the drain pump, the pressure switch and the drain pipes.
ERROR CODE 06 – PROGRAM SELECTOR
This code indicates that the program selector no longer provides information. Check the selector and its wiring
ERROR CODE 07 – WATER HEATING
This code indicates that your washing machine is no longer heating properly. Check the resistance, it should be around 25 ohms . In addition, check the wiring, connectors and the temperature sensor.
ERROR CODE 08 – WATER LEVEL CHECK
This fault code indicates that there is a problem with the water level control. If the latter is inaccurate, check the connections, the compression chamber and the pressure switch. Furthermore, if you notice that the water level in your washing machine is not rising enough, please check the inlet flow rate.
ERROR CODE 09 – MEMORY
The EPROM memory is probably defective, or even unprogrammed.
ERROR CODE 10 – WATER LEVEL CHECK
This fault code indicates that there is a problem with the water level control. If the latter is inaccurate, check the compression chamber, the pressure switch and the wiring.
ERROR CODE 11 – DRAIN PUMP
This fault code indicates that there is a draining problem: your washing machine is not draining correctly. To ensure that your washing machine drains properly, check the winding, wiring and connections of the pump.
ERROR CODE 12 – INFORMATION
This error code indicates that the electronic card and the display are not transmitting information correctly. You just need to check the status of the card as well as the connections.
ERROR CODE 13 – DRYING PROBE
This code indicates that the drying probe of your washer-dryer has a fault. It is necessary to check its connections and its value, i.e. 20 kilo-ohms at 20°C.
ERROR CODE 14 – DRYING TEMPERATURE
This code indicates that the temperature during drying is abnormal or the drying is cold. To repair your washer-dryer, check the wiring, thermal safety and drying resistance.
ERROR CODE 15 – DRYING TEMPERATURE
This code indicates that the temperature during drying was abnormal or that the heat was constant throughout the drying cycle.
To repair your washer-dryer, check the wiring, thermal safety and drying resistance.
ERROR CODE 16 – DRUM JAM
This fault code only concerns the top washing machine. If there is a blockage in the drum of your washing machine, please check the drum positioning system on the pulley.
ERROR CODE 17 – LOCK
This code indicates that the door lock on your washing machine is defective. Check several spare parts such as connectors, door lock, wiring and the lock as a whole.
ERROR CODE 18 – ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
This fault code indicates that your washing machine has an electronic communication problem. To repair your washing machine, replace the EPROM memory as well as the electronic card.
This spare part is essential for the proper functioning of your washing machine. Indeed, if it is in poor condition, your device will behave strangely.
E21: Anti-flood Device Activation
A safety feature has activated due to potential water leakage, preventing the machine from further operation to avoid flooding.
E22: Noise Level Anomaly
The washing machine is producing sounds or vibrations outside of the typical operational range, suggesting mechanical or balance issues.
E23: Drum Rotation Sensor Fault
The sensor responsible for detecting the drum’s rotation speed or direction is malfunctioning.
E24: Water Heating Element Failure
The heating element responsible for warming the water during certain wash cycles is not functioning correctly.
E25: Internal Battery Low
The washing machine’s internal battery, which maintains settings during power outages, is running low.
E26: Door Seal Wear
The seal around the washing machine door, ensuring water doesn’t leak out, is wearing out or damaged.
E27: Unexpected Power Loss
The washing machine experienced an unexpected power loss, possibly due to power cuts or internal electrical issues.
E28: Detergent Overload Detection
The machine has detected an excessive amount of detergent, which may impact washing efficiency and rinse quality.
E29: Connectivity Issue
For smart washing machines, there’s a problem connecting to home networks or servers.
E30: Control Panel Calibration Error
Touch or button inputs on the control panel are unresponsive or do not correspond with the intended command.
E31: Steam Function Fault
For models with a steam function, there’s an issue generating or using steam during the wash.
E32: Delay Start Failure
The delay start feature, which postpones the washing cycle’s beginning, is malfunctioning.
E33: Lint Filter Clogging
Lint or debris in the washing machine’s filter is restricting water flow and needs cleaning.
E34: Internal Lighting Fault
For models with interior lighting, the light is not functioning, making it challenging to load or unload in low light conditions.
E35: Overload Protection Activation
The machine detected an overloaded drum and halted operation to prevent mechanical damage.
E36: Anti-crease Feature Error
The feature that periodically rotates the drum post-wash to prevent creasing is malfunctioning.
E37: Water Quality Sensor Fault
Sensors designed to detect the cleanliness or quality of rinse water are not functioning correctly.
E38: Eco Mode Efficiency Drop
The washing machine’s eco mode, designed for power and water-saving, isn’t working efficiently.
E39: Fabric Softener Dispenser Issue
There’s a problem dispensing fabric softener during the rinse cycle, possibly due to blockages or dispenser faults.
E40: Hardware Incompatibility
For smart washing machines, a newly installed hardware component is incompatible with the machine’s software or firmware version.
E41: Load Detection Inconsistency
The washing machine’s load sensors provide inconsistent readings, affecting the machine’s ability to adjust water and energy usage.
E42: Water Recirculation Pump Fault
The pump responsible for recirculating water during the wash cycle is malfunctioning, impacting washing efficiency.
E43: Control Module Memory Error
The control module is having difficulty retrieving stored data or settings, indicating a potential memory issue.
E44: Unexpected Door Opening
The door of the washing machine unexpectedly opened during a wash cycle, posing a safety risk.
E45: Oxidation Detection on Internal Components
Early signs of oxidation or rust are detected on internal components, potentially affecting machine longevity.
E46: Electronic Pressure Switch Failure
The switch responsible for monitoring water pressure in the drum is malfunctioning.
E47: Motor Control Error
There’s a problem with the module controlling the motor’s speed and direction.
E48: Cycle Completion Signal Fault
The signal indicating the completion of a wash cycle is not functioning, causing confusion about cycle status.
E49: Spin Speed Selector Malfunction
The user interface or control logic for selecting spin speed is not responding or setting the speed incorrectly.
E50: Machine Self-test Failure
The washing machine’s self-diagnostic test, initiated during startup or on user demand, failed to complete successfully.
E51: Vibration Sensor Error
The sensor monitoring machine vibrations, for ensuring stability during spin cycles, is malfunctioning.
E52: Detergent Residue Detection
The machine detects detergent residues post-rinse, suggesting ineffective rinsing or detergent overuse.
E53: Thermal Fuse Trip
A thermal fuse, safeguarding against overheating, has tripped and halted machine operation.
E54: Unexpected Power Surge
The washing machine experienced a power surge, potentially endangering its electronics.
E55: Load Imbalance During Rinsing
An imbalanced load during the rinse cycle may result in detergent streaks or incomplete rinsing.
E56: Wi-Fi Module Malfunction
For smart washing machines, the Wi-Fi module responsible for network connectivity is malfunctioning.
E57: Drain Hose Position Error
The drain hose is positioned too high or too low, affecting efficient water drainage.
E58: Inadequate Internal Lubrication
The machine detects friction levels suggesting a lack of lubrication in certain moving parts.
E59: Emergency Stop Activation
The machine’s emergency stop feature has been activated, either by user input or automatically due to safety concerns.
E60: Firmware Integrity Check Failure
For smart washing machines, a routine integrity check of firmware revealed potential corruption or tampering.