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Kitchen Appliance Fault Codes

Fault codes or error codes for appliances including washing machines, washer dryers, cookers, dishwashers and fridges.

Error codes for Siemens Washing Machine

  • Product Types: Washing Machine

Please do take care to read the information thoroughly as it is there to help you understand fault codes and to keep you safe. There are also some help, tips and hints with a lot of the fault codes published here that you usually will not find anywhere else and, as we learn, we add more information so if you can't find what you need please ask in the forums.

Before using this section please understand that fault or error codes are used as a diagnostic aid, they are not a replacement for diagnostic skill on the part of the person repairing the product and are not in any way usually going to point to the precise component that is faulty. All they do is give you an idea of where to start looking for the fault.

Fault Code 1

Door open after program has been started

Issue:
This error code may well not show up for a minute or so after you actually go to start the washing machine but the door can be closed and the program restarted.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 2

Water intake has failed

Issue:
Error after more than 10 minutes. Generally speaking this will be a failure of the water inlet valve or the water supply itself has been cut off somehow. This can be due to the water valve or supply as stated but it may also be worth checking the filters in the fill valves to ensure that they are clear.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 3

Heating time exceeds 105 minutes

Issue:
This would ordinarily indicate a fault with the water heating element or, certainly, the water heating circuit as the washing machine is indicating that it has failed to reach temperature.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 4

Takes longer than 6 minutes to drain.

Issue:
Very often you will see this error if the filter is blocked or obstructed or the drain pump is jammed or faulty. This error code can also be caused by the pressure sensor being blocked, a much discussed topic in the forums, by overfoaming from overdosing detergent or using a poor quality detergent as well as a pressure switch or sensor failure.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 5

Fault detected in motor or drive circuit

Issue:
Very often you will see this error if the carbon brushes or the motor fails. This error code can be generated by no tacho reading from the motor (the electronics cannot see the tach generator of the motor), a triac fault or short circuit or a faulty reversing relay on the control board. The washing machine will try to start the motor but after several attempts the program will be aborted with this error code which is again consider to be a "fatal error"
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 6

Unexpected heating

Issue:
This is a bit of an odd error code and not a common one to see, it indicates that the washing machine has attempted to heat at a stage in the program where it should not.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

Fault Code 7

NTC thermistor open circuit or short circuit

Issue:
Self explanatory really, either a faulty NTC or wiring. The washing machine will complete the program but will not heat.
Advice:
We add more information as we learn so if you can't find what you need please ask in the Repair forums. Alternatively you can book a repair online or call us on 0208 226 3633 to arrange an engineer visit. We offer fixed price Siemens Washing Machine Repairs in London.

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