Electrolux dishwasher error codes



Modern Electrolux dishwashers are equipped with perfect and reliable control and self-diagnostics systems. They check all the nuances of the device’s operation in real time. An error code appears on the dashboard display in an alphanumeric form. See the first two photos for an example.

electrolux dishwasher display


The early models of Electrolux dishwashers were not provided with any displays, so the error code was indicated by a flashing LED. An End electrolux end indicator was a typical one for the most models. The error code is presented by the number of flashes at a rate of 2 Hz every 5 seconds. Flashing is complemented by the same number of sound signals. The three bottom photos show examples of a control panel the display with the End indicator. In the last photo, it is exactly in the middle in the far right row of indicators.

Although more modern models display an error code, some models still report an error by flashing the End indicator. The first photo shows the control panel without this indicator, the second one – the panel with the indicator. Still, this rule is not universal. For example, an Electrolux ESL 66010 dishwasher detects a filling error in the operation mode. Then the i10 code is displayed along with the flashing Tap indicator. If there is a draining problem or a leak – the current program indicator flashes continuously (i20 and i30 codes respectively).

Note that you will not see all the errors of Electrolux dishwashers in the normal operation mode. The system will warn you only about the problems you are likely to solve (for example, an i10 error code means “No water supply”). All other codes, including their details, can be viewed only in a special test mode of the device. (Many codes have sub-codes that specify the nature and location of the fault.) In the table below, we will mention which codes are available to users on most models.

Water gaining, draining and heating up errors

The most widespread breakages and failures of a dishwasher of any brand are connected with water gaining and draining processes. In the majority of cases, it is caused by improper connection to water supply or sewerage and especially by the violation of the rules of operation.

Please note! Don’t muddle English letter I with figure 1 which lightens up on a dishwasher’s display

The dishwasher is not filling: the required water level is not reached during the maximum time

Number of flashings: 1
Code availability, mode: Normal

i10 error code or single blink of an indicator with a five-second delay informs that water can’t enter a device. If in a minute storage tank is not filled with a certain amount of water, the problem appears. It can be caused by a closed water supply tap, a water supply hose bending or a clog in the filter that is located before the filling hose. Such reasons can be fixed independently and easily, without any difficulties.

Be sure to check:

  1. Litter in the nozzles, responsible for water supply.
  2. Filters clogging, if these elements are provided by the design of a particular model.
  3. Replacement of the device of the inlet is required.

The LED flashes once. The error signals about the problem when water doesn’t enter a device (in one minute, the predetermined level is not reached).

The drain pump turns on immediately, and the washing cycle is stopped.

  • The water tap is closed, the water pressure is weak
  • The filling hose is defective: it is clogged, pinched or damaged. An airlock may occur as well
  • The drain hose is installed improperly, so the water is drained automatically. See the manual
  • The inlet electrovalve is faulty, or its filter is clogged
  • The water level sensor is broken. It requires replacement or cleaning of the water inlet path

The system is failing to drain dirty water. After the maximum time, the water level switch hasn’t signaled the empty tub

Number of flashings: 2
Code availability, mode: Normal

i20 code or two blinks inform about no draining in a dishwasher (level relay for the time set by the program hasn’t triggered). If during the certain period of time a device can’t drain water causing the i20 error code, so most of all the cleaning filter is clogged, the drain pump is broken, the drain hose is bent or the water level sensor is out of order. As a rule, in order to get rid of the i20 problem, all you need is to clean the filters that are often clogged with food remnants, bones, and sometimes even with bits of broken dishes.

Please examine the next elements:

  1. The drain system is littered.
  2. The pump is out of order.
  3. The pump impeller pump is damaged.
  4. Malfunction of a device’s management module.

The washing cycle is stopped. The possible causes are the following ones:

  • First you need to inspect the drain hose. It could be clogged, pinched or damaged
  • Another obvious reason is the dirty drain filter. See the manual for the cleaning instructions
  • The drain pump is malfunctioning. Call a handyman.
  • The water level switch is faulty, or the control circuit of the sensor is open. If you have checked the circuit, and it is functioning, then you need to replace the sensor

The float sensor of the “Aqua-Stop” system has sent a signal indicating a leak

Number of flashings: 3
Code availability, mode: Normal

i30 code or three blinks of an indicator mean that water leakage protection system has reacted. To be more precise, the water got into the drip tray, the float has triggered and a valve in the Aquastop system opened the water supply. To eliminate this error, it is necessary to drain the water from the tray and change the Aquasto phose (if it is mechanical). Also, you can just drain the water and bring the float out of the “water” position, tilting a dishwasher for it.

The washing cycle is stopped. The drain pump is activated. The possible causes are the following ones:

  • If it is the drain pump that is leaking, it is likely to be beyond repair. You need to install a new pump
  • Carefully examine all the places in the dishwasher the water can leak from: the inlet and outlet hoses, the door, the detergent drawer, the inner pipes, and the tub
  • The float sensor is defective. It requires diagnosis and replacement

The water is not heated or is heated very slowly or, conversely, overheated

Number of flashings: 6
Code availability, mode: Normal

i60 code or six blinks signal that a device doesn’t heat up water or conversely warms it above the set temperature level.

Therefore, temperature problems are right here. In this case, the error code can be caused by:

  1. A heating element has burnt;
  2. Electrical wiring is damaged;
  3. A temperature sensor is out of order;
  4. The small amount of collected water;
  5. Breakage of the circulation pump or control board.

It is worth checking:

  • The heating element is out of order. It can be caused by a damage to the case, a breakthrough of the spark between the terminals, the resistance between them and some other moments.
  • The temperature sensor is out of order and sends the wrong data to the module. Another option is that the information is not sent at all.
  • The water level inside the circulation pump is below the permissible limit.
  • The control board has a malfunction.

If you have even a small experience of working with technics, you’ll be able to change the heating element independently. Nevertheless, it’s much more complicated to diagnose a malfunction of wiring and control board. That’s why in most cases this responsible process is trusted to a specialist.

The washing cycle is still on at the temperature that was achieved. The possible causes are the following ones:

  • The temperature sensor or water level sensor is defective. A broken sensor is usually replaced
  • The control circuit of the electrical heating element is defective. Fix the wiring and secure the contacts
  • The heater has burnt irreversibly. It is beyond repair
  • The electronics is buggy. The controller board shall be replaced. Call the service shop

The water hasn’t filled the basin to the prescribed level during the washing stage requiring some extra water

Number of flashings: 14
Code availability, mode: Test

Speaking about dishwashers that are not equipped with a screen, iF01 code is shown as fourteen blinks of an indicator. This error is related to exceeding the permissible time of water filling, i.e. water in the dishwasher was typed too long. Despite this problem, the machine continues to wash the dishes with a small amount of water until the water is drained, after which the error is eliminated.

The washing cycle continues “as is”, that is, with the available amount of water.The water is not heated just in case. The error resets after the drying cycle

  • During the washing cycle, the dishes have shifted in the basin, and they obstruct the filling process
  • The filling filter is clogged
  • The foam is excessive during the washing cycle. Usually, that’s the case due to the wrong detergent
  • The pressure switch is faulty, or its circuit is open


The Errors Related to Electrical Wiring and Sensors

This group of errors is considered to be more difficult in both diagnosis and elimination criteria. These error codes are related to Electrolux dishwashers:

Other error codes for the Electrolux Dishwasher

Alternative error codes for Electrolux dishwashers

Error codesFault ConditionParts RequiredRepair or Check
01Water Leak Is Detected (Sensor under the dishwasher detected a leak)
  • Drain Hose
  • Drain Pump
  • Recirculation Pump
Remove power to the dishwasher. Check hoses, pumps, and tub to find the leak. Replace any parts leaking
02Thermistor Sensor FailThermistor SensorRemove power power to the dishwasher and check the thermistor sensor circuit wiring. If the wiring checks out then replace the thermistor sensor.
03Wash Motor FailWash MotorRemove power to the dishwasher. Inspect the wiring for the wash motor. If the wiring checks out then check for an blockage in the pump. Replace the wash motor if the pump is not blocked and the wiring checks out.
04Upper Fan FailUpper FanRemove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the upper fan. If the wiring checks out then replace the upper fan.
05Upper Fan or Vent FailUpper Fan or VentRemove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the upper fan vent. If the wiring checks out then replace the upper fan vent
06Lower Fan FailLower FanRemove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the lower fan. If the wiring checks out then replace the lower fan
07Drain Valve FailDrain ValveRemove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the drain valve. If the wiring checks out then replace the drain valve.
08User Interface Control FailUser Interface ControlA switch on the user interface is possibly defective. Replace the complete user interface.
09Communication Fail From User Interface Control TO Electronic Control BoardUser Interface Control – Electronic Control BoardRemove power to the dishwasher and check for any loose wiring connections between the user interface control and the electronic control board. If the wires and connections check out then replace the user interface control. If the problem persists then replace the electronic control board.
10Electronic Control Board (Relay) FailElectronic Control BoardA relay on the electronic control board possibly failed. Replace the complete electronic control board.
11Drain Valve FailDrain ValveRemove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the drain valve. If the wiring checks out then replace the drain valve.
12Drain Valve Position (Drain valve has activated when it should be turned off)Electronic Control Board – Drain ValveRemove power to the dishwasher. Check the drain valve wiring for an issue. If the wiring checks out then replace the electronic control board. (This is because the drain valve relay on the control board is stuck) If the problem persists then replace the drain valve.
13Electronic Control Board FailElectronic Control BoardThe control board has a component failure. Replace the complete electronic control board.

Electrolux WTCS90ERB dishwashers error codes

Error codesCauseRepair or Check
A1No water
  • Check that the shutoff valve is open
  • Check that the water inlet filter is clean
  • Check the minimum main pressure is not less than 7.25 psi/50kPa
  • Check that the overflow pipe is inserted
B1Insufficient drainage
  • Check if the overflow has been removed.
  • Check for obstruction on the waste outlet pipe and the overflow aperture.
B2Tank water level too high
  • Check for obstruction on the waste outlet pipe and the overflow aperture.
C1…C8Call the authorized service center
E1…E8Call the authorized service centerThe appliance continues to operate, but appropriate checks by an authorized technician are recommended.

Electrolux Wt830m/pw1m dishwashers error codes

CodeDescriptionPossible cause
11The Air Gap was not completely filled within the max. filling time.
  • The air gap water supply cock is not open.
  • The water filling solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The water feed flow is too low.
  • The water inlet filter is not clean.
  • The boiler pressure sensor doesn’t work properly.
12The pressure sensor on the air gap does not work correctly.
  • The pressure sensor on the air gap doesn’t work properly.
  • The pressure sensor connector on the air gap is not correctly inserted.
  • The X7 connector on the rinse board is not correctly inserted.
13The Duo-Rinse tank was not completely filled within the max. filling time.
  • The impeller rotation is wrong.
  • There is a leak in the plumbing circuit that connects the air gap to the rinse jets.
  • There is a leak in the CU.
  • The non return valve on the air gap doesn’t work properly.
  • The DUO tank overflow is not inserted.
  • The Duo drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly and remains open.
  • The pressure sensor on the rinse board doesn’t work properly.
  • The rinse board doesn’t work properly.
14The pressure sensor on the Duo- Rinse tank does not work correctly.
  • The pressure sensor on the rinse board doesn’t work properly.
  • The rinse board doesn’t work properly.
15*The required temperature was not reached in the boiler within the max. heating time.
  • The rinse water flow is too high.
  • A heating element or a heating element branch doesn’t work properly.
  • The CU is not clean.
  • The boiler temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The boiler heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
16The water temperature in the boiler is too high.
  • The “Boil. temp, start” parameter (bt S) or the “Boiler temper.” parameter (bot) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the boiler heating elements starter controller is stuck.
17The boiler temperature sensor is short-circuited.The boiler temperature sensor is short circuited.
18The boiler temperature sensor is open.
  • The boiler temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The boiler temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the rinse board is not correctly inserted.
19**The required temperature was not reached in the Duo-Rinse tank within the max. heating time.
  • The Duo rinse heating element doesn’t work properly.
  • The Duo rinse temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The Duo rinse heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
20The water temperature in the Duo- Rinse tank is too high.
  • The “Duo temper.” parameter {dub) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the Duo rinse heating element starter controller is stuck.
21The Duo-Rinse tank temperature sensor is short-circuited.The Duo rinse temperature sensor is short circuited.
22 **The Duo-Rinse tank temperature sensor is open.
  • The Duo rinse temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The Duo rinse temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the rinse board is not correctly inserted.
23SHORT compact and modular: The rinse pump thermal protector has tripped.
  • The rinse pump thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The rinse pump doesn’t work properly.
  • The rinse pump impeller is blocked.
24 **The Duo-Rinse pump thermal protector has tripped.
  • The Duo rinse pump thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The Duo rinse pump doesn’t work properly.
  • The Duo pump impeller is blocked.
25 **The Duo-Rinse tank was not completely emptied within the max. emptying time.
  • The drain is blocked.
  • The drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The Duo rinse tank air trap is not clean.
30**The Air gap was not completely emptied within the max. emptying time.
  • The impeller rotation is wrong.
  • The non return valve on the air gap doesn’t work properly.
  • The pressure sensor on the air gap doesn’t work properly.
  • The air gap air trap is not clean.
31The wash tank was not completely filled within the max. filling time.
  • The wash tank water supply cock is not open.
  • The water load solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The water feed flow is too low.
  • The water inlet filter is not clean.
  • The pressure sensor on the wash tank doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash tank overflow has not been inserted.
  • The wash tank drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly and remains open.
  • The pressure sensor on the wash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash board doesn’t work properly.
32The pressure sensor on the wash tank does not work correctly.
  • The pressure sensor on the wash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash board doesn’t work properly.
33**The required temperature in the wash tank was not reached within the max. heating time.
  • A heating element or a heating element branch of the wash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash tank temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash tank heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
34The water temperature in the wash tank is too high.
  • The “Tank temper.” parameter (tut) or the “Sanit. temper.” parameter (t St) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the wash tank heating elements starter controller is stuck.
35The wash tank temperature sensor is short-circuited.The wash tank temperature sensor is short circuited.
36 **The wash tank temperature sensor is open.
  • The wash tank temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The wash tank temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the wash board is not correctly inserted.
37***The upper wash pump thermal protector has tripped (SHORT compact and modular machines only).
  • The upper wash pump thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The upper wash pump doesn’t work properly.
  • The upper wash pump impeller is blocked.
38**The lower wash pump thermal protector has tripped.

( modular machines only )

  • The lower wash pump thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The lower wash pump doesn’t work properly.
  • The lower wash pump impeller is blocked.
  • The “Wash module” parameter (t t V) is not correctly set.
39**The CU (Condensing unit) fan thermal protector has tripped. (SHORT compact and modular machines only).
  • The CU (Condensing Unit) fan thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The CU fan doesn’t work properly.
40**The wash tank was not completely emptied within the max. emptying time.
  • The drain is blocked.
  • The drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The wash tank air trap is not clean.
51The prewash tank was not completely filled within the max. filling time.
  • The prewash tank water supply cock is not open.
  • The water load solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The water feed flow is too low.
  • The water inlet filter is not clean.
  • The load solenoid valve filter is not clean.
  • The prewash tank pressure sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash tank overflow has not been inserted.
  • The prewash tank drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly and remains open.
  • The pressure sensor on the prewash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash board doesn’t work properly.
52The pressure sensor on the prewash tank does not work correctly.
  • The pressure sensor on the prewash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash board doesn’t work properly.
53 **The required temperature in the prewash tank was not reached within the max. heating time.
  • A heating element or a heating element branch of the prewash board doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash tank temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash tank heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
54The water temperature in the prewash tank is too high.
  • The “Tank temper.” parameter (Pr t) or the “Sanit. temper.” parameter (PSt) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the wash tank heating elements remote control switch is stuck.
55The prewash tank temperature sensor is short-circuited.
  • The prewash tank temperature sensor is short circuited.
56 **The prewash tank temperature sensor is open.
  • The prewash tank temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The prewash tank temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the prewash board is not correctly inserted.
57 **The prewash pump thermal protector has tripped.
  • The prewash pump thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The prewash pump doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash pump impeller is blocked.
58 **The prewash tank was not completely emptied within the max. emptying time.
  • The drain is blocked.
  • The drain solenoid valve doesn’t work properly.
  • The prewash tank air trap is not clean.
60The CU temperature sensor is short- circuited (machines with heat pump only).The CU temperature sensor or the connection wires are short circuited.
61The CU temperature sensor is open (machines with heat pump only).
  • The CU temperature sensor or the connection wires are open.
  • The CU temperature sensor connector is not properly inserted.
  • The connector on the wash card is not properly inserted.
62The heat pump has generated an error (machines with heat pump only).Check the heat pump.
71 **The required temperature in the drying tunnel was not reached within the max. heating time.
  • The DT heating element or the DT heating element branch doesn’t work properly.
  • The DT temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The DT heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
72The drying tunnel temperature is too high.
  • The “Dt temper.” parameter (dt t) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the DT heating element starter controller is stuck.
  • The DT fan doesn’t work properly.
  • The DT temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
73The drying tunnel temperature sensor is short-circuited.The DT temperature sensor is short-circuited.
74****The drying tunnel temperature sensor is open.
  • The DT temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The DT temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the DT board is not correctly inserted.
75 **The drying tunnel fan thermal protector has tripped.
  • The DT fan thermal protector is not correctly set.
  • The DT fan doesn’t work properly.
76The gear motor supplied current is higher than the maximum value allowed for the “Max motor curr”.
  • The wire connected from the inverter ( Do terminal block) to the electronic board (X7-5) is short- circuited with the ground.
  • The inverter parameters are not correctly set.
77The gear motor supplied current is lower than the minimum value allowed for the gear motor current.
  • The wire connected from the inverter ( Do terminal block) to the electronic board (X7-5) is open.
  • The inverter parameters are not correctly set.
  • The gear motor is configured with star connection and it must be configured with delta connections.
82**The required temperature was not reached in the first boiler within the max. heating time.
  • The rinse water flow is too high.
  • A heating element or a heating element branch doesn’t work properly.
  • The CU is not clean.
  • The first boiler temperature sensor doesn’t work properly.
  • The first boiler heating element starter controller doesn’t work properly or its coil is not correctly connected to the rinse board.
83The water temperature in the first boiler is too high.
  • The “Boil. temp, start” parameter (bt S) or the “Boiler temper.” parameter (bot) has been changed.
  • The relay that activates the first boiler heating elements starter controller is stuck.
84The first boiler temperature sensor is short-circuited.The first boiler temperature sensor is short circuited.
85The first boiler temperature sensor is open.
  • The first boiler temperature sensor is open or disconnected.
  • The first boiler temperature sensor connector is not correctly inserted.
  • The connector on the rinse board is not correctly inserted.
89The temperature on the user interface is too high.
  • Presence of steam too hot on the user interface board.
  • The user interface doesn’t work properly.
90 (modular machines)Communication problems between machine electronic boards.
  • The bus connection cables are not correctly connected to all the boards.
  • One or more boards don’t work properly.
  • The “Appl. type” parameter (APt) is not correctly set.
  • The connector X6 is not correctly connected.
  • When alarm 90 appears, the display will show the name (modular rack type) or the number (compact rack type), of the electronic board that generated the communication error.
27The gear motor Inverter has generated an alarm (compact machines only).The Inverter or the gear motor doesn’t work properly. Possible machine alarms documented onPossible causeRemedy
1) OCF over current
  • ramp too short
  • inertia or load too high
  • mechanical locking
check the state of the mechanism.
2) SCF motor short circuitinsulation fault or shortcircuit at the drive outputcheck the cables connecting the drive to the motor, and the motor insulation.
3) InF internal faultinternal fault
  • check the environment (electromagnetic compatibility).
  • send the drive to be checked/repaired.
4) CFF configuration fault
  • The current configuration is inconsistent
  •  some parameters in the inverter have been modified
return to factory settings.
5) SOF over speed
  • instability or
  • driving load too high
  • some parameters in the inverter have been modified
return to factory settings.
6) CrF internal faultload relay control fault or damaged load resistorreplace the drive.
7) OHF drive overloaddrive temperature too highcheck the motor load and the environment. Wait for the drive to cool down before restarting.
8) OLF motor overloadtriggered by motor current too highcheck the motor load. Wait for the drive to cool down before restarting.
9) OSF overvoltage
  • line voltage too high
  • disturbed line supply
check the line voltage. The overvoltage threshold is 415 V on the DC bus.
10) ObF overvoltage during decelerationbraking too sudden or driving load.increase the deceleration time.
11) PHF line phase failure
  • drive incorrectly supplied or a fuse blown
  • failure of one phase
  • unbalanced load
  • check the power connection and the fuses.
  • reset.
12) USF undervoltage
  • line supply too low
  • transient voltage dip
  • damaged load resistor
check the voltage and the voltage parameter. The under voltage threshold is 230 V on the DC bus.
replace the drive.

Electrolux ESL 65070R dishwashers error codes

Alarm codeProblem
  • The indicator of the set programme flashes continuously.
  • The end indicator flashes 1 time intermittently.
The appliance does not fill with water.
  • The indicator of the set programme flashes continuously.
  • The end indicator flashes 2 times intermittently.
The appliance does not drain the water.
  • The indicator of the set programme flashes continuously.
  • The end indicator flashes 3 times intermittently.
The anti-flood device is on.

Electrolux ESL 6115 dishwashers error codes

Fault code / malfunctionPossible causeSolutions
  • continuous flashing of the indicator light of the running programme
  • 1 intermittent audible signal 1 flash of the “end of programme” indicator light
  • The machine does not fill with water.
The water tap is blocked or furred with limescale.Clean the water tap.
The water tap is turned off.Turn the water tap on.
The filter (where present) in the threaded hose fitting at the water inlet valve is blocked.Clean the filter in the threaded hose fitting.
The water inlet hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water inlet hose connection.
  • continuous flashing of the indicator light of the running programme
  • 2 intermittent audible signals 2 flashes of the “end of programme” indicator light
  • The dishwasher will not drain.
The sink spigot is blocked.Clean out the sink spigot.
The water drain hose has not been correctly laid or it is bent or squashed.Check the water drain hose connection.

Most common breakdowns of dishwashers Electrolux