Samsung washer 4e code but full of water [Fixed!]

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This troubleshooting guide will help you resolve the Samsung washer 4e code but full of water

Previously, we have seen how to fix 4c/4e in Samsung washers – when the washer is not getting enough or any water at all.

As a continuation, in this article, we shall look at a Samsung washer that displays the 4e code but it is full of water.

With that in mind, let us have a look at what might lead to this happening.

Samsung washer 4e code but full of water -How to fix

Several washer parts can cause this and each has its unique fix.

That being so, we shall look at all the potential troubleshooting steps individually…

Inspect the drain hose

At times, it could be that the washer is not filling up since it is draining the water as it enters the washer.

That being so, start by confirming that the drain pump is not running as the washer fills.

If the drain pump is running as the washer fills, then, it is faulty and you should consider replacing it with an OEM Samsung washer drain pump.

On the other hand, if the drain pump is not running, chances are that it is a drain hose problem.

As such, confirm that you have installed the drain hose properly.

Quick tip: the drain hose should drain into a laundry tub or standpipe that is at least 39” high.

Here’s the thing…

Installing the drain hose below 39” high will create a siphoning effect and this will lead to water draining off from the washer even when the pump is not running.

As a result, your washer will display the 4e error code.

Having said that, confirm that you have installed your drain hose at least 39” high from the floor.

And still on the hose, at times, it could be that it has worked itself loose due to the tumbling and vibrating of the washer.

When this occurs, water will drip from your washer to the floor.

Therefore, remove the four back panel screws and check if the hose is properly connected to the tub – if it isn’t, reconnect it and use a tighter crimp bracket to hold it firmly in place.


Check the pressure sensor hose

This is a clear plastic hose (around 0.5cm in diameter) that connects the tub to the pressure sensor.

With the continuous vibrations of the washer, this hose might pop off from the tub or the pressure sensor.

Bearing that in mind, disassemble your washer and inspect to see if this hose is loose.

If it turns out that the hose has completely fallen off but it’s still in good shape, reconnecting it should fix the issue.

To prevent it from slipping off in the future, you might consider wrapping a small zip tie or a tiny hose clamp around it.

This is because the little clamp that comes with it does not withstand a lot of pressure or vibrations hence it might pop off frequently.

On the other hand, if the hose has not popped off, carefully inspect it for any holes that might be leading to air leaks.

If there are, you should seal the leaking part.

Alternatively, you might consider getting a replacement water hose.

Note: if your washer is a HE model, you should get a ¾” hose instead of the smaller ½” used in most supply lines. Bearing that in mind, we recommend this stainless steel water hose replacement.


Inspect the pressure switch/sensor

And while still on pressure, it could be that the pressure sensor has gone bad.

When this occurs, the sensor will not signal the electronic control board that the washer has filled up with water.

As a consequence, the washer will blink the 4e code even when it is full of water.

With that in mind, follow the steps in the instructional video below to test the pressure sensor:

Quick tip: the quickest way to test if the pressure sensor or its hose is faulty is by running an empty wash cycle. Once the water stops filling, there should only be 3 to 4 inches of water. Anything more than that means that either the sensor is not reading the level correctly or the control board is not receiving this signal.

Dispenser drawer

Though not a common cause, it can be likely that the detergent drawer is clogged.

This will lead to a slow fill hence the washer will display the 4e code.

Having said that, you should take out and clean the dispenser drawer.

Also Read: How to clean Samsung washer dispenser drawer.


Inspect the electronic control board

Finally, when all the above fails, chances are that there is a communication error between the pressure sensor and the control board.

In other words, it could be that the board is not receiving the signals from the sensor indicating that the water has reached the required level.

This will result in the washer displaying the 4e code even when it is full of water.

With that in mind, first reset the washer to see if this fixes the issue.

To reset the washer, simply unplug it from the power outlet and let it sit for five minutes.

Once done, plug it back and see if the error clears.

If the problem persists, you should consider getting an OEM control board replacement.


Samsung washer 4e code but full of water – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does code 4e mean on a Samsung washer?

Together with 4c, this code means that the washer is not getting enough water.

It could also mean that the pressure sensor or control board is not detecting the correct water levels.

How do I clear the 4e code on my Samsung washer?

First, inspect for water supply issues.

If this does not resolve the code, inspect the water pressure sensor as it can be faulty hence not detecting the water levels.

Samsung washer 4e code but full of water – wrapping it up

As we conclude, let me mention that you should calibrate your washer every time you replace an internal part such as the pressure sensor or the control board.

Calibrating it ensures that the control board calibrates with the new part/washer. This prevents communication error codes.


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