Error codes are very handy for troubleshooting an appliance. They allow you to quickly know the reason of a breakdown. There was a time when large household electric appliances, such as washers, dryers, fridges, etc., were considered to be efficient household helpers but not very "smart". Compared to printers, photocopiers and other electronic devices, they were less sophisticated on the computer side. Today, for medium to high range products, home appliances are computerized and more ... communicative.

"Passive" error mechanisms

Appliances are partially automatic, even almost autonomous. Once plugged in, a refrigerator and a freezer function almost on their own; they maintain their internal temperature thanks to a simple system of self-regulation (thermostat). As for electric washing machines and clothes dryers, once started, they follow different cycles of operation (according to the parameters determined by the user) and automatically produce the desired result. However, it can be said that basic appliances are rather passive: they wait for orders.

Initiative and reaction thanks to embedded computing

For a long time, home appliances stopped or malfunctioned when a break or malfunction occurred. This type of minimal "reaction" relegated them to a lower technological level (roughly from the 1980s) compared to computers that could display on-screen instructions to fix the problem (bug) that had occurred.

Small computer system integrated with household appliances

However, thanks to what is called embedded computing (itself dependent on the increase in the power of electronic circuits (cards, processor, memory, etc.) and their miniaturization, appliances have evolved. Embedded computing is software and microcontrollers located inside devices or devices that are not computer-oriented, like a dishwasher for example, which makes them more retroactive (the device modifies its operation or tries to find a solution) and more "sensitive" to the environment (including informing in real time).

Error messages (or fault codes) for household appliances

An illustration of this evolution of home appliances is given by their ability today to detect and communicate to the user what is wrong. This is commonly called error messages. Of course, not all appliances have a large touch screen, but most can display information. This can be through a small LCD display or, at a minimum, by flashing LEDs (lights) or beeps (sounds).

Error codes leading to instructions

Whether it is for an electric stove, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer or a duo washer and dryer, the communication man / machine is simplified in the case of standard household appliances. It follows an audible or visible code that refers to the user guide of the device (instruction manual).

Different error codes for appliances and appliance brands

Depending on the appliance manufacturer and the model, the "fault codes" vary. For each product, the main error messages give an explanation of the problem and provide information on how to repair the machine.

Lists of error codes by appliances and appliance brands

As shown in the tables below, each brand has its own way of identifying failures and helping identify the defective part to be replaced.

List of error codes for refrigerators

Brand of refrigerators

List of error codes

Amana  Amana refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Blomberg  Blomberg refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Fisher & Paykel  Fisher & Paykel refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Frigidaire Frigidaire refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
General Electric (GE) GE refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Haier Haier refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Kitchenaid Kitchenaid refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
LG LG refrigerator error codes
Maytag Maytag refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Samsung Samsung refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Whirlpool Whirlpool refrigerator error codes (coming soon)
Other brands


List of error codes for stoves

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List of error codes for dishwashers

Dishwasher Brands List of Error Codes
Amana Amana dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Asko Asko dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Blomberg Blomberg dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Bosh Bosh dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Electrolux Electrolux dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Fisher & Paykel Fisher & Paykel dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Frigidaire Frigidaire dishwasher error code (coming soon)
General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Ikea Ikea dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Jenn-Air Jenn-Air dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Kitchenaid Kitchenaid dishwasher error code (coming soon)
LG LG dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Maytag Maytag dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Samsung Samsung dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Thermador Thermador dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Whirlpool Whirlpool dishwasher error code (coming soon)
Other brands (coming soon)

List of error codes for washers

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List of error codes for dryers

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List of error codes for microwave ovens

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