Now, you may find that your Samsung dishwasher displays LC code and then you think of resetting this LC code to fix it. How to reset it? Or, if it does not need to be resetted, how to fix this issue? Let’s find out about it here.
Resetting/ Fixing LC Code in Samsung Dishwasher
If you access Samsung forum at us.community.samsung.com, you will find the same problem as you may be experiencing now. In that forum, there was a user who found that her/his Samsung dishwasher was set to the LC code. He/she claimed that she/he had solved the problem and he/she found that there was no leak. However, the machine kept flashing the LC code and did nothing. Then, the machines began pumping itself out and the code would not stop flashing. He/she thought that he/she needed to reset that code and had the machine start once again.
One of the answers to this question was from Samsung Moderator. On that post, Samsung Moderator posted the thing that she/he did if LC code appeared. This is also the thing that you have to do when LC code appears in your Samsung dishwasher.
First, you have to see whether there is a leak or not. If you find that there is not a leak, here are the things that you have to do.
- If the dishwasher is recently moved, there may be some water which may have splashed near the sensor. So, you have to dry it by giving it time. If you are also bothered by the noise of the dishwasher, you are able to unplug it or turn it off at the circuit breaker.
- Let’s say that you have recently connected the dishwasher to garbage disposal. If so, you have to make sure that the garbage disposal cap is removed.
- Another thing that you have to make sure of is to never overfill the detergent dispenser with the detergent and never give extra detergent outside of the dispenser.
However, if you find that there is a visible leak, you have to do the things below.
- You have to run a cycle to help find the source of the leak. You have to look and feel for moisture to find the source of the leak. However, you need to know that the moisture will only be there right after a leak happens. So, you need to run a test cycle to find the source of the leak. It is important for you to know that you have to turn the dishwasher off at the circuit breaker as soon as you confirm visible signs of a leak or the dishwasher shows an error.
- When you are checking it, you have to look and feel for moisture, loose connections, damage or gaps between the assembled parts. You have to make sure to check things like where the hose connects to the dishwasher, where the hose connects to your home and the whole length of the hose. The water supply hose is sold separately and it is not covered by service. If you find that it is the source of the leak, you can reinstall it to seal up any gaps or loose connections. If it does not work, you are able to replace the hose. It is recommended for you to use a 3/8 inch stainless steel hose. It is because if you use plastic hoses, it will be more prone to leaks. A new hose is able to be purchased from a local hardware store or at SamsungParts.com.
- You have to check the drain hose as well. The drain hose is part of the dishwasher. Let’s say that it is not connected to the home properly, so it is not considered an issue with the dishwasher and it is not covered by service. If you find that the connection of the drain hose to the home is where the leak is coming from, the thing that you have to do is to install the drain hose correctly. You just have to tighten the connection.
- You have to check the rubber seal. Occasionally, the rubber seal is able to be pushed out of alignment. If it occurs, you have to push it back into the channel. You also need to know that the seal is very clean. If there is any foreign material on the seal, it could have a potential to create a gap big enough for water to leak out. To clean it, you are able to use a towel with mild soap.
- You have to make sure that you only use dishwasher detergent and not dish soap.
- You have to level your dishwasher.
- You have to verify the sides of the tub are not bowed or stretched.
- You need to check the water nozzles.
- You need to set up a service. You can visit the Support Center of Samsung to request service if your dishwasher is still leaking.
If the steps above cannot help, you are able to choose some service options as explained below.
Some Service Options If The Methods Above Do Not Work
If you have tried the methods above, but then you find that no one works for your Samsung dishwasher, you can choose some service options below.
- If you just bought your dishwasher recently, you are able to check with your retailer on their return/ exchange processes.
- If there is an extended warranty that you have, you are able to reach out to them to have service set up.
- Are you within the one year warranty? If so, sending a private message to one of Samsung moderators can be done by you with your full model and serial number to have service set up.
- Is your unit out of warranty? If so, you are able to use this link to request service https://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/. Alternatively, you are also able to contact the phone support line of Samsung at 1-800-Samsung to have service set up for you.
That’s the explanation that I found in the Samsung forum about resetting or getting rid of LC code in your Samsung dishwasher. For more information, you are able to access Samsung website, Samsung community forum, or other sources to get more information about it.
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