How to eliminate E17 error in Siemens washing machine?
- Error: E17
- Description: Water supply problem.
- Solution: Check that the tap is open. Make sure the water pressure is not too low. Request information from the local water supply company. Check that the tap is not clogged. Make sure the entrance hose filter is not clogged. Make sure the entrance hose is not bent or twisted
The E17 error on a Siemens washing machine indicates a problem with the water supply.
Water Supply Time Exceeded
When the E17 error appears on a Siemens washing machine, it means that the water supply time has exceeded. In other words, the washing machine has attempted to fill up with water, but it has taken longer than expected to do so.
Checking Water Pressure
One of the reasons why the E17 error can occur is that the water supply is not correct. To check the water pressure, it is recommended to use a bucket and measure the amount of water flowing through the tap. Ideally, around 10 liters of water should flow per minute with the tap fully open.
If the water pressure is too low, it is advisable to contact the installer to fix the problem.
Water Inlet Filters and AquaStop Hose
Another possible cause of the E17 error on the Siemens washing machine is that the water inlet filters or the AquaStop hose are clogged.
To solve this problem, it is suggested to clean the water inlet filters in the supply hose. This can be done by removing the hose and cleaning the filters with running water.
How to Check if Water is Entering the Washing Machine
When a washing machine isn’t receiving enough water, it can cause problems in the washing cycle. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to check if your washing machine is receiving enough water for proper operation.
Checking the Inlet and Outlet Hoses
The first thing to check is the inlet and outlet hoses. Sometimes, these hoses can be twisted, bent, or blocked, which can prevent the proper flow of water into the washing machine.
Checking the Water Pressure
Water pressure is essential for the proper functioning of the washing machine. If the water pressure is too low, the washing machine won’t receive the proper amount of water for its operation. To check the water pressure, follow these steps:
- Before checking the water supply, turn off the washing machine and unplug the appliance.
- If your washing machine has an AquaStop system, close the water supply valve and remove the hose from the water supply valve. Clean the filter with water and a small brush. Then, reconnect the hose and check for leaks.
- If your washing machine doesn’t have an AquaStop system, locate the filter at the back of the appliance and clean it using pliers.
- Check that there are no kinks in the cold water inlet hose. If there are any kinks, unscrew them so that water can flow freely.
Checking the Door
Another common issue that can prevent the washing machine from receiving enough water is a blocked door. Check that the door has been closed properly and that there is no clothing stuck between the door and the casing that could prevent the door from closing properly. Also, make sure not to overload the washing machine drum.
Some washing programs specifically detect the load level after the program has started to calculate the optimal amount of water for the wash. This detection can take up to 2 minutes and no water is added during this time. Afterward, the water will enter.
If you continue to have problems with the water supply in your washing machine, be sure to contact an authorized service technician to fix the problem. Don’t attempt to make repairs yourself if you don’t have experience in this area.