Fault codes, also called error codes or fault codes, allow your device to automatically report an internal malfunction. Below you will find the list of fault codes for your Siemens dishwasher and their meaning: this will give you an indication to best diagnose the origin of the malfunction of your appliance.
The error code can be read directly on the front panel of your Siemens dishwasher. Depending on the model, you can read this code on a display (for example, “Err 01”) or by observing the number of LED flashes (for example: 4 LED flashes = “Err 04”).
Refer to the user manual for your Siemens device to find out the exact meaning of the fault code displayed or the lights that flash. The number of flashes often corresponds to the error code number, but there are specificities linked to each model and brand.
ERROR CODE E1 – POWER MODULE
Several causes are possible:
- Uninterrupted electrical connection to pumps
- Voltage drop due to faulty mains connection
- Defective power module (internal pump power supply)
For this, there are solutions:
- Check cables and connectors on pumps and power modules.
- Check the connectors of the connection cable at the rear and the socket.
- Replace the power module if the connection is good
ERROR CODE E2 – POWER MODULE
This fault code indicates an internal fault in the power module.
Several causes are possible:
- Resistor short circuit
- Defective working relay resistor
- Zeolite resistor short circuit
- Defective zeolite resistance working relay
There are solutions:
- Change the resistance/cycling pump
- Change the zeolite resistance
- Change the power module
ERROR CODE E3 – POWER MODULE
This fault code indicates an internal problem with the power module.
- Possible cause: Overheating at the mains connection.
- Solution: Change the power module and the mains connection cable
ERROR CODE E4 – HEATING SYSTEM
This fault code indicates a fault in the heating system.
Possible causes :
- Resistance short circuit to ground.
- Zeolite resistor shorted to ground
- Defective safety relay resistor
- Change the zeolite resistance as a priority
- If the problem persists, change the cycling pump/resistance or power module
In certain cases, this fault code may also concern a fault in the alternating arm switcher.
ERROR CODE E5 – TRIAC
This fault code indicates a fault in the water diverter motor triac. To do this, the power module must be replaced.
ERROR CODE E6 – HALL-SENSOR
This fault code indicates a fault in the door hall sensor. To do this, check the connections and replace the part if necessary.
ERROR CODE E8, E9, E11 AND E12 – HEATING
This fault code indicates a heating fault. To do this, check the resistance, the temperature probe and the OWI probe.
ERROR CODE E10 – HEATING
This fault code indicates a heating problem with the zeolite resistance. The Zeolite tank needs to be replaced.
ERROR CODE E13 – HEATING
This fault code indicates a heating problem on your washing machine (temperature too high, above 83°C)
Check the hardness and temperature of the water supply.
ERROR CODE E14 – FILLING
This fault code indicates a filling problem.
The flow meter does not detect the passage of water. Check the water tap and the aquastop and the electronic board.
ERROR CODE E15 – FILLING
This fault code indicates a filling fault in your dishwasher.
The bottom bin safety switch is active. Find the cause of the presence of water. If there is no water, check the cables and connectors.
ERROR CODE E16 – FILLING
This fault code indicates a filling fault. To do this, check the filling valve and its supply.
ERROR CODE E17 – FILLING
This fault code indicates a filling fault in your dishwasher. This corresponds to too much water. To do this, you must check the flow regulator in the filling valve.
ERROR CODE E18 – FILLING
This fault code indicates a filling fault in your dishwasher. To do this, you must control the water supply.
ERROR CODE E19 – HEAT EXCHANGER
This fault code indicates a problem with the detergent drawer/heat exchanger valve in your dishwasher.
- Check the product drawer
- Check the heat exchanger valve (approximately 7 K Ohms)
- Check cables/connectors
- Replace the element in question if necessary.
- Check the water box or laundry box solenoid valve
ERROR CODE E20 – ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT
This fault code indicates a break in the electrical circuit of the cycling pump.
ERROR CODE E21 – CYCLING PUMP
This fault code indicates that the cycling pump is blocked
Check for foreign objects in the cycling pump. Change it if necessary.
ERROR CODE E22, E24 AND E25 – DRAIN
This fault code indicates a draining problem. To do this, you must check the condition of your filter, the drain pipe, the non-return valve and the drain pump.\
FAULT CODE E23 – DRAIN
This fault code indicates a draining problem. To do this, you must check the condition of your filter, the drain pipe, the non-return valve and the drain pump.
Also check the tightness of the lower distributor nut.
ERROR CODE E26 – WATER DIVERTER
This fault code indicates a problem with the water flow of your machine. To do this, check if water is coming out of your tap and the filter located on the aquastop.
ERROR CODE E27 – SWITCH
This fault code indicates that the tank bottom float switch is activated. This indicates a leak under the tank. To do this, check the components under the tank (drain pump, pressure switch, flow meter, etc.).
ERROR CODE E28 – AQUASENSOR
This fault code indicates an aquasensor fault on your dishwasher. Replace the aquasensor probe.
ERROR CODE E29 – INTERNAL FAULTS
This fault code indicates internal faults. The code is accompanied by stopping in the current position of the device. It also happens that it does not work or that the functions are defective, giving poor washing and/or drying results.
The source of the problem is too low a mains voltage (below 170 V/190 V) and not a fault in the device.
ERROR CODE E30 – OVERVOLTAGE
This fault code indicates an overvoltage in your dishwasher (value greater than 290 Volt).
Call an electrician.
ERROR CODE E31 – WATER PROBE
This fault code indicates a water probe fault in the zeolite resistance.
This may come from a defective resistance or zeolite tank, excess foam in the device or an overload.
ERROR CODE E32 – INTERNAL FAULT
For this fault code, contact the manufacturer’s after-sales service.
FAULT CODE E07
This code indicates a problem with the drying fan, this could be:
- Or the fan module (electronic board) may be defective
E034: Steam Vent Blockage
The steam vent, which releases steam at the end of a cycle, is blocked or malfunctioning, leading to excessive moisture within the dishwasher.
E035: Glass Protection System Error
The system designed to protect delicate glassware is not working effectively, risking damage to fragile items.
E036: Half Load Sensor Error
The sensor meant to detect a half load for energy-efficient washing is malfunctioning, leading to potentially wasteful cycles.
E037: Sanitize Function Failure
The sanitize function, meant to eliminate a high percentage of bacteria and germs, isn’t achieving the desired temperatures.
E038: Door Hinge Friction
Increased resistance or friction is detected in the door hinges, making the door difficult to open or close smoothly.
E039: Racks’ Height Adjustment Fault
The adjustable height mechanism for the dishwasher racks is jammed or not functioning correctly.
E040: IntensiveZone Feature Malfunction
The IntensiveZone feature, meant for cleaning heavily soiled pots and pans, is not providing the expected high-pressure washing.
E041: VarioSpeed Function Error
The VarioSpeed function, designed to reduce cycle time, isn’t completing cycles in the expected time frame.
E042: Water Softener System Error
The integrated water softener system, which prevents water spots on dishes, isn’t functioning effectively.
E043: Touch Control Unresponsiveness
The touch controls of the dishwasher are either unresponsive or too sensitive, leading to operational difficulties.
E044: Odor Detection System Alert
The system designed to detect and eliminate odors within the dishwasher is malfunctioning, leading to lingering unpleasant smells.
E045: Internal Camera Fault
Models equipped with internal cameras for monitoring wash cycles are not transmitting images or are showing unclear visuals.
E046: Proximity Sensor Error
The proximity sensors, which might be used in some advanced models to detect the presence of a user, are malfunctioning.
E047: Water Hardness Calibration Error
The dishwasher’s ability to calibrate itself to the hardness of the incoming water supply is compromised.
E048: Cycle Interruption Error
Unplanned interruptions are occurring during wash cycles, leading to incomplete washing.
E049: Auto Door Opening Fault
The automatic door opening feature, used for better drying results, is not functioning as expected.
E050: Third Rack Detection Error
Issues are detected with the third rack’s positioning or alignment, affecting the washing performance.
E051: Drying Element Overheating
The element responsible for drying dishes is reaching temperatures beyond the set threshold, posing a potential risk.
E052: Salt Level Sensor Malfunction
The sensor meant to detect the level of salt for water softening is not providing accurate readings, affecting washing quality.
E053: Water Filtration System Error
Issues detected with the water filtration system, leading to compromised cleaning results due to unfiltered water.
E054: Cycle Time Variance
The actual cycle time is varying significantly from the expected duration, causing inconvenience.
E055: Door Balance Error
The mechanism to ensure balanced door movement is malfunctioning, making the door lean to one side.
E056: Water Leakage Sensor Activation
A potential leak is detected by the sensor, causing the dishwasher to halt operations as a precautionary measure.
E057: Cycle Sequence Error
The dishwasher is skipping or repeating certain parts of the cycle sequence, affecting cleaning and drying performance.
E058: Sound Insulation Deterioration
The insulation meant to dampen operational sounds is deteriorating, causing the dishwasher to operate louder than expected.
E059: Detergent Tablet Release Fault
The mechanism meant to release detergent tablets at a specific time in the cycle isn’t functioning properly.
E060: Child Safety Lock Malfunction
The safety feature meant to prevent unintended door opening by children isn’t engaging or disengaging properly.
E061: Display Screen Glitch
The digital display screen is showing glitches or unreadable text, affecting user interaction.
E062: Start/Reset Button Failure
The start/reset button isn’t functioning, preventing users from initiating or resetting wash cycles.
E063: Eco Mode Inefficiency
The eco-friendly mode isn’t achieving the desired energy or water savings.
E064: Water Turbulence Sensor Fault
The sensor meant to monitor water turbulence and adjust it for optimal washing is malfunctioning.
E065: Door Alignment Error
The dishwasher door is misaligned, causing it not to close or seal properly.
E066: Rinse Cycle Inconsistency
The rinse cycle isn’t being executed consistently or thoroughly, potentially leaving residues on dishes.
E067: Overloading Detection System Fault
The system meant to detect and warn users of overloading is malfunctioning.
E068: Underloading Detection System Fault
The system designed to detect underloading and adjust water/energy usage accordingly is malfunctioning.
E069: Water Intake Time Exceeded
The time taken to fill the dishwasher with water has exceeded the expected duration, indicating a possible inlet issue.
E070: Circulation Pump Fault
The circulation pump, responsible for moving water through the dishwasher, is malfunctioning or operating at reduced efficiency.
E071: Load Sensor Calibration Error
The system meant to calibrate the washing intensity based on the load is not working properly, potentially leading to under-washing or over-washing.
E072: Inconsistent Draining
The dishwasher is either not draining water completely or draining at inappropriate times.
E073: Spray Arm Obstruction
An obstruction or blockage is detected in one or more of the spray arms, affecting water distribution.
E074: Rinse Aid Dispenser Fault
The rinse aid dispenser isn’t releasing the rinse aid effectively, which could lead to spots or streaks on dishes.
E075: Error Saving Custom Settings
The dishwasher’s system is unable to save custom washing settings provided by the user.
E076: Faulty Anti-Bacterial Mode
The mode designed to eliminate bacteria and sanitize dishes isn’t reaching the required temperature or duration.
E077: Internal Thermometer Error
The internal thermometer, meant to monitor and regulate water temperature, is giving inaccurate readings or not working.
E078: Door Gasket Leakage
The door gasket meant to prevent water leakage is damaged or misaligned, causing minor leaks when the dishwasher is operating.
E079: Control Panel Freezing
The dishwasher’s control panel is becoming unresponsive intermittently, requiring restarts to function.
E080: Water Softening System Regeneration Fault
The system meant to regenerate the water softening mechanism is failing, affecting the prevention of limescale buildup.
E081: Fault in Pre-Rinse Cycle
Issues detected during the pre-rinse cycle, leading to dishes not being adequately pre-washed before the main wash cycle.
E082: Heating Element Fluctuation
The heating element’s temperature is fluctuating erratically, causing inconsistent washing and drying results.
E083: Lower Rack Detection Error
The sensors meant to detect the positioning or loading of the lower rack are malfunctioning.
E084: Upper Spray Arm Jam
The upper spray arm is jammed or not rotating freely, causing uneven water distribution.
E085: Incorrect Detergent Dosage
The detergent dosage mechanism is releasing more or less detergent than needed for the selected cycle.
E086: Bottom Filter Clogging
Excessive debris has been detected on the bottom filter, reducing the water flow and potentially affecting washing performance.
E087: Energy Saving Mode Inefficiency
The energy-saving mode is not providing the expected reduction in energy consumption, suggesting a potential calibration issue.
E088: Delayed Start Failure
The delayed start feature, which allows users to delay the washing cycle start, is not activating properly.
E089: Error in Self-Cleaning Cycle
The self-cleaning cycle, meant to clean the dishwasher’s interior, isn’t completing as expected or is being interrupted.
E090: Middle Spray Arm Jam
The middle spray arm isn’t rotating freely due to a jam or blockage, potentially affecting cleaning performance.
E091: Error in Turbo Drying Function
The turbo drying function, designed to quickly dry dishes post-wash, is malfunctioning or not producing the desired results.
E092: Faulty Zone Wash Selection
The system meant to allow users to select specific zones for intensive cleaning is malfunctioning, leading to inconsistent washing.
E093: Interior Light Malfunction
The internal light meant to illuminate the dishwasher’s interior is flickering, dimming, or not turning on.
E094: Touch Panel Sensitivity Issue
The touch panel is either too sensitive, registering unintended inputs, or not sensitive enough, requiring multiple attempts to register an input.
E095: Water Reuse System Fault
The system designed to reuse water for consecutive washes to save water is malfunctioning or not saving the expected amount of water.
E096: Salt Dispensing Inconsistency
The salt meant to aid in water softening is being dispensed unevenly or not at all, affecting wash quality in hard water areas.
E097: Cycle Phase Indicator Error
The indicators that show the current phase of the washing cycle (e.g., washing, rinsing, drying) are displaying incorrectly or not updating in real-time.
E098: Unintended Cycle Pausing
The washing cycle is being paused without user intervention, leading to interruptions in the washing process.
E099: WiFi Connectivity Issues
Models equipped with WiFi capabilities are having difficulty connecting to networks or maintaining a stable connection for remote operations.
E100: Detergent Residue Detection
Residues of detergent are detected on dishes after the completion of the wash, indicating incomplete rinsing or overuse of detergent.
E101: Temperature Sensor Misalignment
The temperature sensors inside the dishwasher are misaligned or dislodged, leading to inaccurate temperature readings.
E102: Drain Hose Kinking
The drain hose is detected to have kinks or bends, impeding the smooth flow of waste water from the dishwasher.