Understanding Appliance Error Codes

Is one of your appliances throwing an error code, but you aren’t sure exactly what it means? Appliance error codes hold the keys to making the repair or modification necessary to get the appliance working again. The problem for many homeowners is that they need to figure out where to turn to learn more about specific error codes or what a particular code means. 

For more guidance on how you can interpret fault codes, keep reading:

Where Should You Look for an Appliance Error Code?

You know that your appliance isn’t functioning at the moment, but you aren’t sure why or where to look to get to the bottom of things. Error codes usually appear in a set place across all appliances. For example, refrigerators typically display appliance error codes on the bottom around the grate. 

Here are a few other places you might want to look for fault codes: 

  • Washer: Behind the front panel or on the bottom
  • Dryer: Under the front panel or on the back
  • Dishwasher: Underneath the bottom panel
  • Stove: Back of the oven

We’ll take a targeted approach that starts with looking at the error code and going from there.

Finding Your Common Error Codes

Every appliance manufacturer has a different set of fault codes that impact how its appliances function. If you see a code but you don’t know what it means, it’s time to do a little digging. The good news is that understanding error codes is easier than ever; all you have to do is find your model number and manufacturer. 

From there, you can do a quick online search for the list of error codes from that manufacturer or appliance model number. You can also find these codes if you still have the manual from the initial purchase of the appliance. 

Once you know the problem and fault code, you can relay that information to an appliance repair service; this will help estimate the costs for parts and labour.

Get Professional Help for a Fault Code

If your oven’s temperature isn’t working or the washer door lock seems broken, it might be time to defer to a professional. When you need Winnipeg appliance repair services, Mike’s Quality Appliance Repair is here to help. We give you honest opinions and feedback about what might be wrong so that errors are fixed quickly and easily from the beginning. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can minimize your frustration and make your appliances run smoother!