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What does the error code 3E mean on my front loader washing machine?

What does the error code 3E mean on my front loader washing machine?

Samsung wf1752wpc

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Guest [Entry]

For me it was just a matter of replacing the brushes on the motor. Found a set on eBay for $29.95. 10 min job to replace them.
Guest [Entry]

"Hi Luke,

I had this problem too - exactly as you described. E3 error. wiggled all the connections and it ran happily for a few washes then faulted again. It turned out to be the noise filter on the mains power. I have bypassed it for now and the machine works just fine. I have also ordered a replacement which i will install when it arrives."
Guest [Entry]

Fens on pump are prob broke causing it to pump some but not enough.
Guest [Entry]

"Mine is a front loader model WF8802RPF. I believe there is a design fault with the circuit board as I’ve had to fix this issue twice on my machine.

Fault presents as error code e3. Water will drain out but drum will not spin. Turn off power and gain access to the control circuit board by removing the top cover. Disconnect the plugs and remove the front panel. The circuit board is coated in clear silicon and stuck in a plastic housing. The circuit board needs to be removed to get access to the solder side. Cut the rubber coating around the edge and carefully prize the board out. The solder side is also coated in silicon. Mine has an orange relay (a rectangular shaped box) located near a socket with 6 pins (in a 3x2 configuration.) Carefully remove the silicon rubber covering the solder joints under that relay and examine the solder joints. What I found was what is called ‘dry joints’ where the solder shows cracking around some pins or even damage to the track. Often the solder can also look dull. This needs repair by resoldering (and track repair if damaged). (I suspect the electrical load is more than what the pads can handle, and that’s what causes the dry joints and hence the failure. ) Ideally after repair you should put silicone back in where you have removed it to cover the repair but I didn’t worry. Re-assemble and test."