Is your Electrolux washer displaying an E10 error code? If so, it indicates there is a problem with the water supply or the draining system that will need to be fixed before you can use your washing machine again.
To resolve the underlying cause of the error code, simply follow our step-by-step instructions in this guide.
The following Electrolux washer models are covered in this guide:
Step 1. Reset the washing machine
The first step is to try and reset your Electrolux washing machine. Sometimes, the E10 error code can show by mistake, and a simple reset will remove the error code. All you need to do is turn the power off for 60 seconds and then turn it back on again. You can then turn your washing machine on and check if the error code has gone. If it is still being displayed, move on to step 2.
Step 2. Check the water pressure
The next step is to check the water pressure to ensure it’s entering your washer at a high enough level. When it isn’t, water might not be able to enter your washer properly, which will cause the E10 error code to show. If you have a water pressure gauge, you can use that to test the water pressure, but if you don’t have a gauge, there is a way to test the pressure that only requires you to have a 10L bucket.
Here’s how to test the water pressure:
- Turn the inlet hose tap off.
- Unscrew the hose from your washer.
- Grab a 10L bucket and then put the hose into it.
- Turn the inlet hose tap on again and fill up the bucket with water. If the bucket fills up within 1 minute, this indicates that the water pressure is strong enough and isn’t the cause of the error code. You can now reattach the hose to the washer and move on to the next step. If the bucket doesn’t fill up with water within one minute, you will need to have your water pressure adjusted by a plumber.
Step 3. Clean the inlet hose filter
The next step is to clean out the inlet hose filter. The filter is in the hose, and its purpose is to pick up any loose debris so they don’t get stuck in the water supply. If they do get clogged up, water will not be able to enter your washer and the E10 error code will show.
To check the inlet hose filter, you need to:
- Turn the water supply off so that water doesn’t pour out when you disconnect the water hoses.
- Disconnect the water hose from the washer and the tap. Be careful that water doesn’t drip out onto the floor. It’s a good idea to have a bucket handy to put the hose into and for an extra precaution put a towel down on the floor.
- Once removed, check the filters at the ends of the hose for any loose debris. If they are blocked, remove the debris and flush the hose out with hot water.
- Once you’ve cleaned the hoses out, reattach them to the washer and the taps. Make sure that the hoses are not kinked or bent in any way as this will restrict water flow.
- Turn your washing machine on and check if the error code has gone. If not, you’ll need to check the drain hose (see below).
Step 4. Check the drain hose
The drain hose might be blocked, which will cause the E10 error code to appear. The first thing you need to do is take the drain hose off and make sure it isn’t blocked. Pay special attention to the filters at the ends of the hose. If the drain hose is blocked in any way, give it a good clean before reinstalling it back onto the washing machine.
When you reinstall the drain hose, make sure that it is installed correctly. The drain hose needs to be between 60 and 100 cm above the base of the washer. If it isn’t within this range, it might struggle to operate correctly. Once you’ve checked and adjusted the drain hose you need to check the next component.
Step 5. Check the pump filter
The next step for how to fix an Electrolux washer that is displaying an E10 error code is to check the pump filter. The pump filter can sometimes become clogged with loose debris, which will stop it from working correctly.
To check the pump filter, you need to:
- Locate the drain pump (it should be at the bottom of the washer).
- Remove the drain pump filter. Clean out any loose debris and then give it a thorough clean with hot soapy water.
- Once the filter is clean, put the filter back into the washing machine and then turn the washer onto a hot wash to flush out the drainage system (if possible).
- Once the wash cycle has ended you should be good to go. If you are unable to run a wash cycle due to the error code still being displayed, you will need to get a qualified technician to come and inspect your washer.