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When the 3E error appears on the display, the washing stops. The process does not resume until the fault code’s eliminating. This code corresponds to a tacho sensor error – a weak or missing signal.

Samsung washing machine error code 3E by MyApplianceRepairHouston.COM

When does the 3E error code appear in the Samsung washer by MyApplianceRepairHouston.COM ?

The 3E code has analogs with a similar decoding. It is about the next error codes: 3E1, 3E2, 3E3, 3E4, 3C, 3C1, 3C2, 3C3, 3C4, EA, 8E, 8E1, 8C, 8C1. The appearance of EA is typical for Samsung washing machines of 2008 production. 8Е, 8Е1, 8С, 8С1 error codes appear in the devices, manufactured before 2013.

If your machine does not have a display, pay attention to the burning lights: 60°C and 40°C. The mode indicators flash.

Samsung washer error code 3E without display by MyApplianceRepairHouston.COM

Without any reason, Samsung washing machine issues the 3E error quite rarely. Most often, such code appears at specific stages of washing. It means a certain pattern. The washer shows the problem when the 3Е, 3Е1, 3Е2, 3Е3, 3Е4, 3С, 3С1, 3С2, 3С3, 3С4 code lights up. It happens during:

What does the error mean?

Hall sensor Washer Samsung by MyApplianceRepairHouston.COM

What if Samsung washer displays the 3E, 8E, EA code? Most often, it indicates a malfunction in the operation of the hall sensor or engine. The analogs of the 3E code have the next decoding:

The reasons for the error

Hall (tacho) sensor Samsung washer by MyApplianceRepairHouston.COM

The washer can show the 3E error when:

Such common things as drum overloading with laundry can lead to the e3 error code occurrence. If you put too little clothes, the 3E error may appear. This code signals the jamming of the drum due to foreign objects stuck between the tank and the drum. Еhe engine does not have enough power to overcome jamming.

Complete tacho sensor burnt out and breakage of connection with it can cause the 3E error. If Samsung washer is equipped with a vibration sensor instead of the hall sensor, the same problem occurs.  Also, the 3E error can indicate the loss of engine power due to the worn out brushes or broken windings.

Tacho sensor may provide incorrect signals. It refers to oxidation of the magnetic ring or of the motor shaft. Also, dirt gets between the motor shaft and the ring of the hall sensor. It causes the same problems. The attenuation of the tacho sensor signal or its periodic disappearance may refer to the poor attachment of this sensor to the motor. All of this can also generate the 3E error code.

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A weakened drive belt is one of the rarest causes of the 3E error and its analogs occurrence. Because of this problem, the engine can start rotating and spin the drum. So, the self-diagnosis system of the washer takes it as problems with the motor. Thus, it issues the 3E fault.

How to solve the problem

Having found out the reasons for trouble codes in the washer, learn how to troubleshoot by yourself. Here’s what you need to remove the error:


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Inner magnetic ring of the Samsung before and after cleaning

Conclusion

If the motor tacho signals are inputted less than 2 for 2 seconds after main drive motor started, this error will occur on normal brush motors and direct drive motors:


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