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Dishwasher error codes, lights and symbols

When your Siemens dishwasher has detected a problem, it will display an error code or flash a symbol or light. It can be difficult to make sense of these error codes, symbols and lights, so we have listed below the most common ones, what they mean and how to resolve them. If you can't find the error code you are looking for here, please call Siemens customer service on 0344 892 8999 and our helpful customer service team will be able to assist you futher. Alternatively you can email us using our online contact forms by clicking here.

Error codes E01, E02, E03, E04 and E05

These dishwasher error codes are related to faulty electronics, which probably means a technical error has occurred or the programme has been interrupted. Your dishwasher might need repairing. Before you contact Siemens customer service, try restarting your dishwasher. To do this, please switch off the appliance using the on / off switch, wait a few minutes, then turn on the appliance. If the dishwasher error code is still there, close the water tap and disconnect the dishwasher from the power supply. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E06

The dishwasher has detected a faulty door sensor or faulty electronics. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E07

There is a fault in the dishwasher’s drying system. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E08

The water level in the rinse bath is too low and the water level is too low. Please check the position of the dishes. If bowls or pots have tipped over and water has collected in them, there may be too little water in the appliance for the rinsing process. It could also be that the dishes are covering the water intake opening in the interior so that the water flow is restricted.

Error codes E09 and E11

There is a fault in the dishwasher’s heating system. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E10

A fault has occured in the dishwasher’s drying system. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E12

The dishwasher’s heating element is calcified or soiled. Please descale the dishwasher following the descaling instructions. More information about cleaning your dishwasher can be found in the dishwasher guide.

Error code E14

The appliance has activated the water protection system because there is a fault in the filling system or a faulty water supply has been detected. Check the water inflow and make sure the valves and inlet hose are not blocked or kinked.

Error code E15

The dishwasher signals that there is water in the base of the appliance, which will require inspection and repair by a Siemens engineer. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E16

A fault has been detected in the filling system or the water inflow. Turn off the water tap. Check the water inflow and make sure the valves and inlet hose are not blocked or kinked. If the problem occurs frequently then the dishwasher probably has a fault which can only be remedied by an trained and qualified Siemens engineer. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E18

A fault has been detected in the water inlet. The cause may be a bent supply hose, or a closed, jammed or calcified water tap. It is also possible that the filter is clogged at the water inlet. Please check the water inlet, and also see the information about water supply in your dishwasher's instruction manual. Make sure there are no kinks in the water hose.

Error code E19

This generally involves a fault in the dispenser. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error codes E20 or E21

An error has occured with the rinsing circuit, which could be caused by a fault in the circulating pump. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E22

The dishwasher filter system is soiled or clogged. Please see the video on the right which explains how to clean your dishwasher filter.

Error code E23

A fault has occured with the dishwasher waste water pump. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error codes E24 and E25

The dishwasher is not draining properly. This could be caused by a drain hose that is clogged or kinked, a sealed siphon connection, a pump cover that is not on properly, or a blocked sewage pump.

To check the hoses, firstly set the programme selector to off and pull out the mains plug. Check the drainage hose has been installed without kinks. Loosen the hose clip on the siphon. Carefully remove the drainage hose and any residual water. Clean the drainage hose and siphon spigot. Hold the end of the hose in a bucket and select the "drain" programme. Connect the drainage hose to the siphon and check for leaks. Hold the end of the hose in a bucket and select the "drain" programme. Be careful as the water may be scalding hot!

To check the pump, set the programme selector to off and pull out the mains plug. Remove the filters. Remove the pump cover. Remove any residues. Check that the pump impeller rotates freely. Replace the pump cover. Replace the filter unit.

Error code E26

A problem has occured with the water circuit caused by a defective component. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Error code E27

A fault has occured in the power supply or the mains voltage is too low. There is no problem with the appliance, the problem is with the mains voltage. Please check the mains voltage and the electrical installation. You can find more information about electrical requirements in the dishwasher's instruction manual.

Error code E31

A fault has occured in the dishwasher’s drying system, resulting in the water not heating up during operation and the dishwasher not drying. Your dishwasher might need repairing. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

Water tap symbol / light

The water supply filters or aqua-stop hose are blocked. The dishwasher waterflow is too slow. The tap might be jammed or calcified causing low water pressure, or there is a kink in the supply hose / water hose. Please check the water inlet. Clean the water supply hose filters. Please note that the aqua-stop safety device contains an electric valve. Do not immerse in water!

  • Turn the tap off.
  • Take the hose off the tap.
  • Clean the filters using a small brush.
  • In appliances without an aqua-stop, remove the hose from the back of the appliance, take out the filter with pliers and clean it.
  • Reconnect the hose and check it for leaks.

 

Check the tap water pressure using a bucket. About 10 litres of water per minute should flow out of a fully opened tap. Contact your plumber if the water pressure is too low. Ensure there are no kinks in the supply hose.

Sensor does not detect salt tablets

The dishwasher sensor does not detect salt tablets. Please use a different salt.

Display is flashing

Your dishwasher door is not closed properly. Try carefully closing the door again. If this doesn’t work, ensure that no objects, such as utensils, are protruding over the basket and preventing the door from closing.

Salt refill indicator or rinse-aid is lit up

This may be caused by no rinse aid, no salt, or the sensor not detecting the salt tablets. Depending on which is the case, either refill the rinse aid, refill with special salt, or use different special salt. If the refill indicator is switched off or there is enough special salt or rinse aid available, please check the section on water softening system and special salt or rinse aid in the dishwasher's instruction manual.

A different dishwasher error code is displayed

A technical fault has probably occurred. In these cases please switch off the dishwasher, wait a few minutes , then restart the appliance. If the problem reoccurs, turn off the tap and disconnect the appliance from the mains. To book a repair please call Siemens customer serivce on 0344 892 8999 and choose option one, or you can book online. For more information about booking a repair please click the "arrange an engineer visit" link below.

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