Advise me how to reset Samsung Ecobubble washing machine

Knowing how to reset your Samsung Ecobubble washing machine can be your secret weapon in restoring its optimal performance.


You see, resetting the washer helps you in solving most problems that it might run into.

That is why, today, I will be guiding you on the different methods that you can use to reset your Samsung Ecobubble washer.

Additionally, I will guide you on when (and when not to) reset the washer – including which error codes require a reset and which do not.

How to reset Samsung Ecobubble washing machine

To kick us off, there are three routes that you can take when you want to reset your Samsung Ecobubble washer.

These methods are…

Method 1: Reset the washer by unplugging it from the power outlet

But, do not just unplug and re-plug the washer since this might not do the trick.

Instead, you want your washer to sit for at least one to five minutes.

By doing so, you will be allowing the electrical charges that might still be sitting in the capacitor and the control board to flow out.

That being so, to be sure, let the washer sit for at least five minutes before re-connecting it to the outlet.

You can now power on your washer and see if it stops acting up.

Method 2: Reset the Ecobubble by tripping the circuit breaker

At times, you might not be in a position to access the power outlet for one reason or the other.

But, that does not mean that you should forego resetting your washer.

Fortunately, you can still reset it by tripping the circuit breaker line to the washer.

Again, you will want to let the washer sit for up to five minutes before resetting the circuit breaker.

And, be sure to run a test program to see if your washer will stop acting up.

Method 3: How to reset Samsung Ecobubble washing machine using the control panel

Unlike most other models, Samsung Ecobubble washer models can also be reset using the control panel.

Pro tip: This method does not apply to all Ecobubble models. So, do not worry if it does not work for your model. After all, you still have the previous two methods.

With that in mind, below are the steps to guide you along:

  1. Press the power button to turn on the washer.
  2. Press the option button for around 5 seconds. This will take you to the System Function.
  3. Once the system function has been displayed, tap on Accept.
  4. Now, turn the dial until your washer displays the Factory Reset Typically, this option should appear after turning the dial two times.
  5. Now, tap on the Factory Reset option (some models might instead display Tap O to reset).
  6. A new message will now pop up: “All settings will be reset to default, continue?” Here, turn the dial to select Ok and tap to confirm your choice.
  7. Your washer will now reset to its default factory settings and once it’s done, it will power off.
  8. Once it has reset, proceed to turn on the washer and follow the instructions to calibrate your washer. Now, if the problem has been fixed, the washer should proceed to run smoothly.

If you prefer an audio-visual guide, then be sure to watch the video below as it illustrates the above steps:

Now, that we have seen how to reset your Samsung Ecobubble washer, when should you reset it? And when should you not?


When to (and when not to) reset your Samsung Ecobubble washing machine

Your washer might run into several problems during its lifetime.

And, you can easily fix a good number of these problems by resetting the washer. But, other problems will require extra troubleshooting steps.

As such, it goes without saying that you should know when to perform a reset and when not to.

Well, below are some of the most common reasons that will call for a reset:

  • The washer won’t start a wash cycle.
  • The washing machine is not spinning.
  • Your washer is not draining.
  • The control panel has become unresponsive.
  • The washer is stuck in an infinite loop of wash cycles.

Pro tip: Some error codes also do call for a reset…

On when to reset after washer displays an error code

Your Samsung Ecobubble washer might run into different problems with each having its own error code.

Now, according to Samsung, most error codes that will require a reset are usually communication error codes.

They include (but not limited to):

  • 9C6 – High temperature circuit error.
  • 9C8 – Software overcurrent error.
  • AE, AE6, AEb, AE8, AE3, AE4, AE5, AC, ACb, AC3, AC4, AC5, AC6, 1 AC, 1AC6 – communication error between the control board and another component.
  • tE, tE1, tC – temperature sensor error.
  • Sr, 5r – system relay error.
  • IE, SF, 5F, 1 SF, 5F1, 5F2, 5F3, SF1, SF2, SF3 – system error.

A word of caution: Not all error codes require you to reset the washer – some require you to troubleshoot the cause of the problem.

For instance, the SUd/Sd/SUdS error code indicates excessive suds and here, you should not reset the washer.

As such, it always comes in handy to have your manual nearby – it will guide you on which error codes require the washer to be reset and which do not.

That said, if you reset the washer but the error code still persists, do not perform a second reset.

This is because it means that a reset is not the solution.

Not to mention that the error code might be erased from memory making troubleshooting much harder.

Instead, try to find the root of the error code and troubleshoot that instead.

How to reset Samsung Ecobubble washing machine – final words

Resetting your washer can be a powerful troubleshooting tool that can swiftly resolve a variety of issues as we have seen.

Remember that a quick reset can often save you time and unnecessary headaches.

But, if nothing seems to work, troubleshoot for other potential causes of the problem. Alternatively, you can contact Samsung’s customer support team for additional help.


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