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Siemens dishwasher error codes - what they mean

Browse Siemens dishwasher error codes and resolve issues

Is your dishwasher displaying an error code?

If your dishwasher displays an error code ("E..."), browse the Siemens list of dishwasher error codes to find out what it means and what action is necessary.

The dishwasher's digital display informs you about the machine's status. Dishwasher error codes indicate that there is a problem. Browse the list of Siemens dishwasher error codes to find out what problems they refer to, potential reasons for the problem, and what you need to do to try and resolve them. Please be aware that the dishwasher error codes only appear if your dishwasher has a digital display. The codes and recommended actions may not apply to the dishwasher you have at home. In this case, please check the user manual for your appliance.

E01, E02, E03, E04 or E05 is shown in the display of your dishwasher?

Your dishwasher is showing a dishwasher error code relating to faulty electronics. This probably means a technical error has occurred or the programme has been interrupted. Your dishwasher might need repairing.

Solution: Before you contact Siemens Service, restart your dishwasher. To do this, please switch off the appliance using the on/off switch, wait a few minutes, then restart the appliance. If the dishwasher error code is still there, close the water tap and disconnect the dishwasher from the power supply. It is easy to book repairs using Siemens Service.

Dishwasher error code E06

The dishwasher has detected a faulty door sensor or faulty electronics. Please contact Siemens Service and quote the Siemens dishwasher error code "E06".

Siemens dishwasher error code E07

There is a fault in the dishwasher’s drying system. Please contact Siemens Service and quote the Siemens dishwasher error code "E07".

Siemens dishwasher error code E08

The dishwasher reports that 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.

Siemens dishwasher error code E09 or E11

There is a fault in the dishwasher’s heating system. Please contact Siemens Service and quote the Siemens dishwasher error code that is displayed.

Siemens dishwasher error code E10

E10 means there is a fault in the dishwasher’s drying system. Please contact Siemens Service and quote thethe Siemens dishwasher error code "E10".

Siemens dishwasher 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.

Siemens dishwasher 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. Your dishwasher has a problem with water, as indicated by the Siemens dishwasher error code E14. Check the water inflow and make sure the corner valve flow-through and inlet hose are not kinked.

Siemens dishwasher error code E15

The dishwasher signals that water is in the floor tub. Turn off tap. Call customer service and quote the Siemens dishwasher error code "E15".

Siemens dishwasher 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 (make sure the corner valve flow-through and inlet hose are not kinked). If the problem occurs frequently the appliance probably has a fault. This fault can only be remedied by an experienced technician. Please contact Siemens Service.

Call Siemens Service and quote the the Siemens dishwasher error code "E16".

Siemens dishwasher error code E18

The appliance has detected a fault 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 on “Dishwasher water supply”. Make sure there are no kinks in the water hose.

Siemens dishwasher error code E19

This generally involves a fault in the dispenser. Call Customer Service and quote the Siemens dishwasher error code "E19".

Siemens dishwasher error codes E20 or E21

The appliance reports an error with the rinsing circuit, which could be caused by a fault in the circulating pump. Call customer service and quote the relevant Siemens dishwasher error code.

Siemens dishwasher error code E22

The dishwasher filter system is soiled or clogged. Please check the filter system and see the notes on "Cleaning your dishwasher filters”

Siemens dishwasher error code E23

This dishwasher error code indicates a fault with the dishwasher waste water pump. Please contact customer service quoting the Siemens dishwasher error code "E23". This error can only be remedied by Customer Service.

Siemens dishwasher error code E24 or E25

The dishwasher is not draining properly. Possible causes: a drain hose is clogged or kinked; the siphon connection is sealed; the pump cover is not on properly; the sewage pump is blocked.

Check the hoses: Set the programme selector to "Off". 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 (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.

Caution: water may be scalding hot!

Check the pump: set the programme selector to "Off". 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.

Siemens dishwasher error code E26

There is a problem in the water circuit caused by a defective component. Please contact Customer Service, quoting the error code, as this problem can only be remedied by Customer Service.

Siemens dishwasher error code E27

The dishwasher indicates a fault in the power supply or that 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. More info you will find in the user manual.

Siemens dishwasher error code E31

There is a fault in the dishwasher’s drying system. The water does not heat up during operation. The dishwasher does not dry. Please contact Customer Service, quoting the Siemens dishwasher error code, as this fault can only be remedied by Customer Service.

Water tap (LED ) / Water inlet check

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: The Aqua-Stop safety device contains an electric valve. Do not immerse in water! Instructions:

1. Turn the tap off.
2. Take the hose off the tap.
3. Clean the filters using a small brush.
4. In appliances without an Aqua-Stop, remove the hose from the back of the appliance, take out the filter with pliers and clean it.
5. 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 (not salt tablets).

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 (utensils, fragrance dispenser) are protruding over the basket and preventing the door from closing.

Refill indicator for salt and/or rinse-aid is lit up

This may be caused by: a) No rinse aid b) No salt c) Sensor does not detect salt tablets. In these cases a) Refill rinse aid. b) Refill with special salt c) Use different special salt

If Refill indicator is switched off or there is enough special salt/rinse aid available, please check the user manual, section on water softening system/special salt or rinse aid

A different dishwasher error code is displayed: E01 - E30

A technical fault has probably occurred. In these cases please switch off appliances with the ON/OFF switch. Wait a few minutes then restart the appliance. If the problem recurs, turn off the tap and disconnect from the mains.

Please call Customer Service and quote the relevant Siemens dishwasher error code.

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