One of the most frustrating situations is when you finally decide to take care of those chores you have been avoiding all week and you discover that the appliance isn’t working properly. Almost all brands are prone to these issues and a Samsung dishwasher is no exception.
This feeling can be especially frustrating when you don’t know what the issue is and what to do about it.
Whenever your Samsung dishwasher is facing an issue, it will let you know about it through an error code.
If the error code is ‘LC’ in a Samsung dishwasher it means that there is a leakage issue in your machine. This is either due to a faulty error system or if your machine is facing an actual leakage because of a drain pump and/or if there is some moisture stuck in the bottom pan.
Let’s take a look at what you can do in these situations..
What Does LC Error Code Mean In A Samsung Machine?
An ‘LC’ error code indicates a leakage issue in your machine. It is important to make sure what the issue is exactly before you do anything to address it.
One of the most common reasons for a leakage error is if some moisture has accumulated in the bottom tray. Another major issue can be if your drain pump is leaking water.
One way to check whether this is the case is to take apart the metal panel from either sides (it’s usually located on the right), through this you will gain access to the drain pump and you can check whether there is an issue or not. Make sure you unplug the device before doing this.
When you are doing this, try to see if there is some leakage from any of the other water lines or hoses. Don’t try to fix this yourself though, especially if you don’t have experience with appliances.
If either of these factors do not apply to your appliance then one of the other reasons can be if you have moved the dishwasher from some other place and there was some accidental water splash while doing so.
Sometimes when a new garbage disposal is attached to your dishwasher, the appliance can show the LC error code, especially if you didn’t remove the cap on the garbage disposal.
Adding too much detergent can also result in a LC code, try to remember if you put too much detergent in the appliance by mistake or if there was some spillage around the dishwasher.
If the washer is not turning off by itself then there is no need to be alarmed. If the leak sensor detects any water or moisture, it will try to drain it by itself and the appliance tends to turn itself on to do so.
What Are Some Of The Other Less Common Reasons For The Leakage To Occur?
Some of the rarer reasons for a leakage can be if there is an issue with the door of the washer. If the door is not being sealed properly then some water may get splashed near the leakage sensor.
There might be an issue with the water tank situated in the appliance. If this is the case (and it is pretty rare), you might have to get the whole washer replaced or get it fixed by a professional. If this is the reason than it might cost you a bit to get it fixed.
There can be a problem with the cleanser of the washer which might lead to foam formation which can trickle down to other parts of the machine as well.
How Do I Fix My Samsung Dishwasher With LC Error Code?
If you were successful in figuring out what the problem was, then you have one less thing to worry about as you can specifically try to address that issue.
If there was some problem with the moisture being collected in the bottom tray, then all you need to do is let the water dry out. You can expedite the process by patting a cotton cloth on the tray.
You might need to take the dishwasher out from its place and turn it over to gain access to the bottom tray. Keep in mind that there might be a bowl like object in the tray where water tends to get collected and this triggers the water leakage error.
If all the water from the tray has been dried out, you can even move the leakage sensor up a bit to make sure the error is not shown again.
If the drain pump has a leakage, then you should contact the customer service immediately, especially if you don’t have experience in dealing with such issues. Tampering with the electronics or the components can void your warranty that will just end up costing you a lot of money.
Try removing the cap from the garbage disposal system if you didn’t do that before, this might have been the root of the problem all along. Also make sure there is no extra detergent in the machine or outside of it.
How Do I Reset The Code On My Samsung Dishwasher?
If you don’t think that there was any leakage in the first place you can try to disconnect the appliance from its power source and wait for about 15-20 minutes before plugging it back in. This can reset the error code appearing on the machine.
If the error code is still flashing, then you might need to call for some professional help to fix the issue as there might be some other reason for the leakage.
How Do I Fix The Leak Sensor On My Samsung Dishwasher?
If there was no visible reason for the LC code to appear on the washer, there might be a problem with the sensor itself. Luckily there is an easy way to replace it.
When you have access to the washer (I explained how to do this above), the sensor is usually attached to the tray itself and you can disconnect it from there pretty easily.
If you are having difficulties to do so, it’s a good idea to call a professional and have them take a look at it.
Is There A Reset Button On a Samsung Dishwasher?
There is no dedicated button provide by Samsung to reset the entire machine, but doing so is pretty easy by itself.
All you need to do is unplug the machine for about 15 minutes or so and plug it back in. This usually resets the error code.
As you can probably tell, there can be a lot of reasons for your Samsung Dishwasher to flash an LC error code.
Some of these issues are easy to fix and you can probably do it on your own and some more complex issues with require you to call the customer care or a professional.
If you are unable to pinpoint the exact issue then don’t be bothered, usually a Samsung executive can take a look at your machine either free of charge or for a nominal fee.
Make sure to contact the company if the problem persists for a longer period.
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