My washing machine displays warning code EF0, EFO, EF3 or emits 15 beeps / 15 flashes

Last updated 20/05/2021 06:41


  • Washing machine displays warning code EF0, EFO, EF3
  • Washing machine emits 15 beeps / 15 flashes

Applies to

  • Washing machine


There is water trapped in the base of the machine follow the instructions below to tip the machine and drain the trapped water. 

  • Disconnect the appliance from the water and power supplies and then place a towel behind the washing machine on the floor. 
  • Tilt the appliance backwards a little, so that there is around 10–15 cm between the floor and the kickboard on the front. 
  • Hold the appliance in position for about 30–40 seconds to allow the water in the bottom tray to flow out onto the towel. 


To ensure you rectify the problem check route causes below and eliminate each to resolve your issue   

Lack of regular maintenance of detergent drawer

Leaks at the bottom - drain filter

Too much detergent

Leakage from the door seal

Leakage of the water from the inlet hose

Excessive foaming

Laundry caught between the door seal and door glass