I have no idea what ‘OE’ stands for on my washing machine but that is what was displayed over and over yesterday as I kept trying to get a load to fininsh. I would restart it and the when it had 17 minutes left it would display ‘OE’ and flash it at me in an rather insulting sort of way. How dare it.
I dug through the cobwebs of my brain trying to figure out what ‘OE’ could possibly stand for. Keep in mind that we’re in Asia and it’s not always logical.
Over Extended – nope, that’s me not the washer
Overly Exhuberant – nope, that would be Anna
Over Easy – nope, the washer is not an egg.
Overuse Error – we could be on to something with this one.
I gave up. It hurt my brain.
I moved the washer out thinking that the drain might be clogged and jiggled that a little only for a darn lizard to riggle past me. Yuck!!
I unplugged and replugged thinking that might reset whatever ‘OE’ meant.
Then!! I saw a little door at the bottom right corner with a slot and it just begged for me to open it. I got a kitchen knife to pry it open and there was a round knob just begging me to unscrew it. I did and “woooooshhhhh”. The water drained out like an open fire hydrant and this came out as well:
Who knew that ‘OE’ means that a Shout Color Catcher (which had obviously done its job) and a few dollar coins are stuck in there somewhere??? So a kitchen knife and some really wet feet is all it took. Works like a charm now.
I guess it must mean ‘Open the Exit”.
I did look it up and the manual says this:
OE : Drain Hose is Kinked or clogged or The Drain Filter is clogged – Clean and straighten the drain hose / clean the drain filter.
Told you. Not logical. Still don’t know what ‘OE’ stands for. So we’ll just stick with “Open the Exit” or “Ok, there’s an Error”.