House­hold assis­tants have tight­ly entered the dai­ly life of a mod­ern, eter­nal­ly busy per­son, mak­ing it eas­i­er and eas­i­er. With the help of home appli­ances, you can solve many prob­lems that pre­vi­ous­ly required a lot of effort and ener­gy.

In par­tic­u­lar, this applies to the wash­ing machine, which cer­tain­ly has made a great con­tri­bu­tion to the release of heavy, time-con­sum­ing work — wash­ing. This is most clear­ly real­ized in those moments when the machine breaks down.

Description of the problem

Mod­ern Sam­sung wash­ing machines have built-in mini­com­put­ers that ana­lyze the sys­tem dur­ing oper­a­tion, and if prob­lems arise, they dis­play an error mes­sage.

Error codes may vary. Today we will focus on the error of the Sam­sung wash­ing machine, which is marked as le.

So, your Sam­sung wash­ing machine is flash­ing LE on a small dis­play win­dow. You have piles and moun­tains of laun­dry to be washed, and a faith­ful helper refus­es to work.

Many are famil­iar with this feel­ing of pan­ic, con­fu­sion, and the ques­tion that hangs in the air — what to do next. Sam­sung wash­ing machine repair tech­ni­cians advise first of all not to pan­ic, but to calm­ly ana­lyze the sit­u­a­tion and find out what the LE error code means, as well as sev­er­al key com­po­nents that need to be checked.

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Meaning of error code le


This error code on a Sam­sung wash­ing machine means “low water lev­el dur­ing wash cycle”.

As you can see, noth­ing glob­al or ter­ri­ble hap­pened to your faith­ful assis­tant. Below is a list of a few things you can check to resolve the error.

There are sev­er­al more errors asso­ci­at­ed with water leak­age. For exam­ple, if the water does not drain at all, then error 5E appears on the dis­play. For infor­ma­tion on how to fix this error, read the arti­cle Sam­sung wash­ing machine gives error 5E.

Causes of the le error

  • Check for leaks

When the water lev­el drops below the reset lev­el, this fault code is dis­played.

The first thing you need to pay atten­tion to is leak­age. Do you see water on the sur­face around the wash­er? Look behind the machine, around, under it, if pos­si­ble. If you see water, there is most like­ly a leak inside the wash­ing machine.

A few places that are most vul­ner­a­ble from this angle are the hose from the pump to the drum, as well as the drain hose.


The rub­ber boot that con­nects to the bot­tom of the tank and drain pump often leaks. It will pick up small things as it grad­u­al­ly fills up, and even­tu­al­ly, if some­thing sharp gets stuck, it will punch a hole in the rub­ber lay­er.

The drain hose may also be leak­ing. If one of the drain hose mount­ing clips is bro­ken, the drain hose may be dam­aged, allow­ing water to leak out.

This option is more com­mon on oth­er mod­els of wash­ing machines, but it is still pos­si­ble with Sam­sung.

  • Check drain hose

This is also a very com­mon prob­lem that caus­es the LE error code to appear on these wash­ing machines.

This prob­lem most often occurs imme­di­ate­ly after instal­la­tion if the tech­nol­o­gy has been bro­ken. The drain hose can become a water leak if it is placed far down the ris­er.


This usu­al­ly hap­pens when non-pro­fes­sion­als install the machine with the drain hose as far down the ris­er as pos­si­ble.

Check the drain hose by pulling on it, then lis­ten to see if you can hear water com­ing out of it. This usu­al­ly always means that the drain hose is far down the ris­er. Most man­u­fac­tur­ers rec­om­mend putting the hose in an 8–12″ tub­ing. The wash­er is usu­al­ly equipped with a small plas­tic loop with which you can attach the drain hose at the desired height. A small plas­tic loop pre­vents the hose from falling down and caus­ing a sim­i­lar prob­lem.

  • Cracks in drum or cas­ing

Sam­sung front load­ing wash­ing machines have an out­er plas­tic cas­ing and a met­al drum inside.

The out­er plas­tic pan­el may crack caus­ing this prob­lem. Check around the tank, look for leaks. This is not a com­mon prob­lem, but it is pos­si­ble.


Dou­ble check all hose con­nec­tions around the drum. If one of the hoses is dam­aged, an LE error code may be dis­played.

Troubleshooting le error on samsung washing machine

After you have checked all the pos­si­ble options for the occur­rence of this annoy­ing prob­lem, you need to fig­ure out what to do next in order to return the wash­er to work­ing con­di­tion in order to still wash the clothes.

Do-it-your­self trou­bleshoot­ing is not dif­fi­cult. Have you man­aged to spot a water leak? Con­grat­u­la­tions, half of the repair is already done. There is very lit­tle left until that joy­ful moment when it will be pos­si­ble to start the wash­ing cycle.

So, if the prob­lem is due to water leak­ing through the drain hose due to its incor­rect loca­tion, just change it. The plas­tic loop men­tioned above will help you here, with the help of which the hose is per­fect­ly fixed at the required height, as well as the desired posi­tion for the cor­rect oper­a­tion of the waste water drain.

Repair­ing leaks through the rub­ber cas­ing will like­ly require replace­ment when the dam­age is severe. The sit­u­a­tion is sim­i­lar with the replace­ment of the hose lead­ing from the pump. It is unlike­ly that you will be able to fix it your­self with­out chang­ing it.


The appear­ance of a crack in the drum or hous­ing will def­i­nite­ly upset you, since in this case the replace­ment of the entire part is def­i­nite­ly nec­es­sary. For its imple­men­ta­tion, it is still bet­ter to con­tact a ser­vice cen­ter, since this requires a spe­cial tool and expe­ri­ence.

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