Samsung Dryer Error Codes Explained

Fred's Appliance
January 31, 2023
Dryer Repair

Samsung dryers are a line of clothes dryers produced by Samsung Electronics. These dryers typically use a combination of heat and a spinning drum to dry clothes, and often come with features such as multiple drying cycles, adjustable temperature settings, and moisture sensors. Some Samsung dryers also have smart features, such as the ability to be controlled and monitored remotely via a smartphone app. 

Samsung dryers come in various sizes and styles, including top-loading and front-loading models, as well as electric and gas-powered options. They also come in different colors and designs to fit in with most home decors.

Samsung error codes 

Here are some common Samsung dryer error codes and their meanings:

Error code: 9C1, 9E, 2E, 9E1

What it means: Voltage error 

These error codes occur when there is a problem with the voltage or power being supplied to the dryer. This can usually be fixed by checking if the power chord is correctly plugged in. This may involve removing a faulty extension cord or confirming the correct voltage is being supplied to the dryer. If these steps do not resolve the issue, an electrician may be required to fix the problem. 

Error code: bE, bE2, bC2, 6E, 6E2, 6C2

What it means: Jammed button 

These error codes indicate that one of the control panel buttons is stuck. This usually occurs when the machine detects that a button is being continuously pressed. This can usually be resolved by first powering off the dryer, then pressing each button individually to release the jammed button. If this does not resolve the issue, it may be that a button is broken. This often requires a repair person to solve the issue. 

Error code: dC, dE, dF, do, d0, 1 DC, 1 dF

What it means: Door error 

These error codes indicate a problem with the opening or closing of the dryer door. This may happen if the door does not remain closed properly. If these error codes occur, the best thing to do is to check the latch is free of any clothes and is able to hold the door closed properly. If there is damage to the latch, this will likely need to be repaired by a service person.  

Error code: tS, t5, tC, tO, t0, tE, tE3, tC5, tCS, 1 tC, 1tC5, 1tCS

What it means: Temperature control error 

These error codes suggest a problem either with the temperature control or the sensors that measure and adjust the temperature. These codes usually occur when the lint screen is clogged or the vent is not clear, causing the dryer to overheat. The best way to resolve these issues is by cleaning the lint screen and ventilation system. 

Error code: HC, hE, HC4, 1 HC

What it means: Heating problems 

These codes can occur when the dryer is overheating. This can happen when there is a blockage in the dryer that is preventing the heat from escaping. This can be resolved by cleaning the lint screen and vent system. 

Although less common, these codes may also indicate that the dryer is not reaching the temperature it is set for. This may occur when there is a problem in the voltage supply to the dryer. The best course of action in this case is to contact an electrician to diagnose and solve the issue if cleaning out the lint screen does not work. 

Error code: AC, Et, AE, EEE, AE4, AE3, AE5, E3, 1 AC

What it means: Communication error 

These codes suggest that there is an issue with the dryer’s internal components, resulting in a breakdown in communication. If these error codes do not clear by turning the dryer off for 60 seconds before turning it back on, contact a service repair person. 

Error code: FC, FE, 1 FC

What it means: Power issue 

These codes suggest there is a problem with the power source frequency. If this code remains after restarting the cycle, contact a service repair person to diagnose and solve the issue. 

Error code: Clg, Cl9, Cg, C9, C80, C8o, C8, C90, C9o, Ct

What it means: Vent blockage 

These error codes all indicate that there is a blockage in the vent system. Error codes CIg and Cg indicate that there is a blockage in the vent. C80 or C8 show that 80% of the vent is clocked, whilst C90 or C9 show that around 90% of the vent is clogged. Error codes C1 or CL1 show that there is laundry inside the drum. These can usually be solved by removing the clothes and cleaning out the vents. 

Caring for your Samsung dryer 

There are a few ways in which you can prolong the lifespan of your Samsung dryer. Here are some tips for properly caring for your machine:

  1. Clean the lint filter after each use: This will help improve the dryer’s efficiency and reduce the risk of a fire.
  2. Clean the dryer drum and interior: Use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the drum and the interior of the dryer to remove any built-up lint or debris.
  3. Clean the venting system: Make sure the venting system is free of lint and debris by cleaning it out at least once a year.
  4. Check the door seal: Make sure the door seal is clean and free of debris to ensure a proper seal when the dryer is in use.
  5. Use the right drying cycle: Different fabrics and garments require different drying cycles. Be sure to use the appropriate cycle for the items you are drying to prevent damage.
  6. Avoid overloading the dryer: Overloading the dryer can cause uneven drying and damage to clothes.
  7. Keep the dryer in a well-ventilated area: Make sure the dryer is in an area with good ventilation to prevent overheating.
  8. Have it serviced: Have your dryer serviced by a professional at least once a year to check for any potential issues and to ensure it’s running at its best.

Following these tips will help prolong the life of your Samsung dryer and ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible.

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