Samsung washers have stood the test of time to become a go-to-brand in the home appliance market. Homeowners and businesses like this brand for its durability, affordability, and user-friendliness. Samsung washer, in particular, is loved for its self-diagnostic ability and ease of troubleshooting. The washer’s self-diagnostic mechanism is a program with a set of error codes that show on its digital display screen when a fault is detected within the washer. Each of these error codes corresponds to a specific problem within your washer.
When your washing machine shows the dc sign on its display screen, it implies that the washing machine has an issue with its door. In most cases, this error is brought about by improper handling of the washer’s door. Most homeowners do not handle their washing machine’s door with a lot of care. When this happens over an extended period, the problem builds up to become a full-blown issue that needs repairs, sometimes, from an appliance specialist.
Signs of DC Error Code in Your Samsung Washer
In many Samsung washers, the dc error will be shown on the display screen as dc or de or door. Some models will further add suffixes to these letters. These suffixes might be numbers. These include error codes, De, De1, and De2. The dc error in other Samsung models shows itself on the digital display screen as dc, dc 1, or dc2. In addition to these, there are Samsung washer models that show the error codes on their display screen as full words like, door or door error.
There are washers without a digital display to show error codes. These washing machines use flashing diodes to display faults within the machine. Even though these lights are essential indicators of faults within the washer, they are not as effective as error codes. For instance, all the light-indicators of temperature faults light at once. Each of these lights has a definition written on the side. They are divided into three color codes, that is yellow, red, and white.
Potential DC Error Issues
DC problems are problems associated with your washer’s door. When the dc error code shows on your Samsung washing machine’s digital display, it might be indicating an existing technical problem within your washer. These issues may come about if a user can not close their washer’s hatch or the door cannot be unlocked, or your washing machine’s door closes, but its lock system does not work correctly.
The complexity of the issue depends on your washing machine’s behavior. If you troubleshoot the washer and qualify the problem as a complex issue, you will have to request a professional appliance repair service. However, if the problem is insignificant, you can fix it using a simple DIY process.
How to Troubleshoot the Problem
Important: As a homeowner, realizing that you need to waste another Saturday waiting for the landlord or handyman to come over to fix another damaged appliance is frustrating. It shouldn't feel like the norm to constantly have damaged appliances and systems in your home since it can come to a huge cost at the end of each year. If your Samsung washer displays the dc error code in the course of a wash cycle, carry out a simple inspection before calling a professional to restore your washer back to its optimum efficiency.
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To carry out the initial equipment test on your washer, you should ensure that it is tightly closed. It would help if you also examined the area between the door and the hatch for obstruction. The main aim of this activity is to ensure that there is no object stuck in this area and blocks the washing machine. You will have to remove your washer’s locking system (view on Amazon) in both cases and tightly close its hatch. If you do not find a lasting solution to this problem, you should inspect your washing machine for more complicated issues leading to the display of dc error code.
Inspecting Your Washer’s Electronic Module
The dc code can also indicate an issue with your Samsung washer’s electronic module. You can fix this problem by trying to force the machine to reboot. Please do this by turning your washer off from its power source either by switching off the breaker or unplugging it completely from its wall connection. This process should only take a few minutes. However, if it does not solve the problem by removing the error code from the display screen, the issue is probably a result of a mechanical issue with the washer’s door lock mechanism. Here is a list of the various meanings of dc error code, and what you need to do when they show on your washer’s display screen.
When your washing machine’s hatch is not blocked, but the dc error code shows on the machine’s display screen, or its analog signal shows on its technology display, and you can open the door after a wash cycle, the machine probably has a malfunctioning hatch. Fix this problem by removing the old electronic lock of your washing machine and install a new one. You should call an appliance repair specialist for help.
When the dc fault code shows on the display screen during the start of a washing process, your appliance might be having an issue with its microchip function. This part of the washing machine controls your washer’s indicating module. You should fix this problem by repairing the unit as well as soldering the resistors. If your appliance’s module has been damaged beyond repair or the resistor has burnt, you need to replace this part to restore your washer to its optimum efficiency.
Unmatching Hole to the Lock
Your washing machine may also fail to close its hatch because the hole in the washer’s body does not match its lock. This problem comes about when the Samsung VRT washing machine is mechanically damaged or completely worn out. Therefore, if you want to fix this issue, you need to change the door of your appliance. In some cases, replacing the loops of your door is enough to fix the issue and restore your washer back to its optimum efficiency.
Sometimes, you may attempt to close your washer’s door but not hear a click sound. Therefore, you cannot slam or bang your door. This issue arises because of a faulty main lock. You need to repair the main lock to fix this problem or replace this part completely.
The final issue that you might experience with a dc error code is when your washer’s error reset occurs, but your machine’s unit lights its dc indicator once more. This happens mostly because of worn-out or damaged wiring between your washer’s electronic module and the lock. To fix this problem, you need to replace your washer’s current conductivity or the plume.
In some washers, the DC or UE error code indicates an unbalanced load. It mostly appears during a wash cycle. In this case, this fault code does not represent a serious problem. It means that you have put more than enough loads in your washer, or the load has concentrated on one side of your washer, causing the unbalance. You might have put sheets and towels together with other clothes in the washer, and they have accumulated in one point. To fix this issue, you will have to stop the machine and redistribute the load. This should balance the load within the washer and make the wash cycle easier to complete.
It is important to note that some of these procedures pose a danger to your safety because you might get electrocuted as you carry out the repairs. Therefore, it is essential for you to take all the necessary precautionary measures to protect yourself against electrocution. Call an appliance repair in case you encounter a problem beyond your scope. It helps to get a specialist right from the start if you are not comfortable working around electrical parts. You should also interrogate the benefit of repairing the machine versus buying a new one if the unit you currently have has a lot of issues. A new unit might solve all your washing machine issues for a long time.