How To Reset A BEKO Washing Machine

There will be some times when you need to reset your Beko washing machine so it pays to know exactly how the reset procedure works on a Beko washer.

In this article we take a close look at Beko washing machines and reveal the 3 different ways a Beko washer can be reset. Along with other tips to get your appliance running properly again.

Keep reading to find out more.

Do Beko Washing Machines Have A Reset Button?

The answer to this question depends on the model Beko washing machine you own. Some definitely do have a reset button and if yours has one it will be clearly marked “start/reset”.

It will be the same button that you use to start a wash cycle. On other Beko models you will have either a “start/pause” button or a “start/pause/cancel” button. Both of which will allow you to reset your washer.

All you need to do is press and hold the “start/reset”, “start/pause” or “start/pause/cancel” button for around 5 seconds. On those models that have a countdown timer, keep the button pressed until the countdown reaches 0.

How To Reset A Beko Washer Using Test Mode

The main reason for a washing machine needing to be reset is because of an error or problem. Using the test mode allows you to make a note of the error code, then clear it. Which resets the appliance.

All you need to do is;

  1. Turn the appliance off
  2. Turn the dial to “cottons”
  3. Press & hold the “start/pause” button
  4. Whilst keeping the “start/pause” button pressed, turn the appliance on
  5. An error code will appear
  6. Make a note of the error code and then release the button
  7. Then turn the appliance off

When you turn the washer back on again after this, it should have been reset. But before you use your washer, you should check out that error code and fix whatever problem it signifies.

This will prevent the same problem from occurring next time you use your washer.

Common Beko Washing Machine Error Codes

Error CodeProblem Indicated
E1Defective thermistor
E2Defective heater
E3Heater issues
E4Water fails to fill the drum
E5Drainage issues (possible  blocked filter or kinked drain hose)
E6Defective motor, drum not spinning
E7Level sensor fault (machine not level or defective sensor)
E8Water detected where it shouldn’t be
E9Defective or faulty door or door mechanism
E10Defective door or door mechanism
E11Defective motor
E17Too much detergent used, too many soap suds detected
E18Imbalanced load

If your Beko washing machine is displaying any of the above error codes, you will need to deal with the underlying problem before reusing your appliance. Some of these problems can be solved easily while others will need a technician to fix.

How To Perform A Hard Reset On A Beko Washing Machine

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If neither of the above actions fail to reset your appliance, you will need to perform a hard reset. This done in the following way;

  1. Disconnect the power supply by removing the plug from the wall socket or flipping the circuit breaker to the “off” position
  2. Allow 10 to 15 minutes to pass to give the residual power time to discharge
  3. Reconnect the power supply once the allotted time has passed

The washer will have cleared any error codes and reset. However, if a similar problem happens again, you might need to contact a technician to get to the root of the problem.

How To Reset The WiFi Or Bluetooth On A Beko Washer

If you need to reset the WiFi or bluetooth on your Beko washer simply use one of the methods above. I suggest you start by pressing and holding the “start/reset” button for 3 to 5 seconds or if your model has a countdown timer, until it reaches 0.

If this fails to reset your washer’s WiFi or Bluetooth, move onto the hard reset.

What Is Likely To Cause Your Beko Washer To Need A Reset?

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There are several issues that could cause your Beko washer to need a reset. Some of these issues are beyond the skill set of the average washing machine owner and these will need to be dealt with by a technician.

However, there are other problems that can easily be solved without needing to call in an expert. These include;

Drainage Issues

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If your washer fails to drain at the end of the cycle, or the E5 error code is displayed, there are a few checks you can perform to possibly solve this issue. Firstly, check the drain hose for any twists or kinks that could be preventing the wastewater from leaving the drum.

Then carefully check the filter which is located on the front of the appliance near the bottom behind a flap. Place a container in front of the filter before gently unscrewing the filter partially.

Allow the water to flow into the container and once the container is full, close the filter and empty the container. Repeat this action until all of the water has been removed from the drum.

Then remove the filter and remove anything that might be blocking it. Items like;

  • Buttons
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Hair Clips
  • Hair Bands
  • Face Masks

Once any offending items have been removed, give the filter a good wash under a fast flowing tap. You can scrub any stubborn stains using a soft bristled brush like a toothbrush.

Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness of the filter, replace it into its housing.

Water Detected Where It Shouldn’t Be

You might have noticed a pool of water under your washer or the track marks of water running down the front of your machine. Or maybe the first you knew of any problem was when the E8 error code was displayed.

Either way, if there is a water leak or moisture getting to an area where it shouldn’t be, it needs to be dealt with. The first thing to check is that all hoses and connectors are tight and not leaking.

Unfortunately, other than that, you’ll most likely need an expert to help solve this problem.

No Water

tap water from kitchen sink

If your laundry comes out of the washer dry, or the error code E4 is displayed, it’s most likely to have been caused by water not being able to enter the appliance. If you have just installed your washing machine, this could be due to the inlet hose being twisted or kinked or the inlet tap not being fully opened.

These are easy to fix issues, however, if there is no apparent reason for the lack of water, you will need to investigate further. Check the water pressure in your home.

Modern washing machines need a water pressure of at least 20 psi and you can check this by filling a 1 gallon (4.5 litre) bucket with water from the cold tap in your kitchen. If the bucket takes 30 seconds or less to fill, your home’s water pressure is fine.

If it takes longer than 30 seconds, you will need to contact your local water authority. 

In some cases the problem can be caused by a defective water inlet valve which will require the skills of a technician to fix.

Imbalanced Load

Two people putting clothes in a laundry basket from the washer

If your washer has started moving across the floor or vibrating far more than is normal, it is most likely caused by an imbalanced load. You might also see the E18 error code displayed on the LED display screen.

This is typically caused by the drum having all of the laundry stuck on one side. Which causes the drum to spin awkwardly.

The reason is usually due to large items tangling together and sticking to one side of the drum. You will need to stop the machine and rearrange the contents of the drum.

You might need to remove a few items to remedy this issue.

Door Or Control Buttons Stuck

open washing machine door

If you’ve had your Beko washer for a while or you have children that like to mess with the controls on your washer, you might have a stuck button. Or the door could be malfunctioning.

If either of these are the problem you’ll likely see an error code displayed on the screen. Either  E9 or E10. If the cause is a stuck button, you can often free it using a soft cloth dipped in soapy water and a toothpick or cocktail stick.

Give all of the buttons a wipe with the cloth and then press each button in turn until you find the one that’s stuck. Then gently poke around the edge of the button using the toothpick.

If the door is stuck you should try resetting the washer before trying to open it. But be warned, if the drum is full of water and you manage to free the door, you’re liable to get wet.

Ways To Help Prevent Washing Machine Problems

person changing the program on washing machine

Nowe that you have solved any problems you had with your Beko washing machine, here are a few tips to help prevent similar problems in the future.

  • Never use more than the recommended amount of detergent (to prevent too many soap suds)
  • Never overload the drum
  • Leave the washer’s door open after every wash (to prevent mould, mildew and bacteria from forming)
  • Remove and clean the filter every month
  • Run a hot 90oC service wash once a month ( to remove residual detergent, fabric softener and limescale)
  • Inspect the hoses for twists or kinks every month
  • Ensure the washer is balanced and use the adjustable feet to level it up (this is particularly important if you have recently moved the washer for cleaning)

As you can see, it’s fairly easy to reset your Beko washing machine which is a good thing because you’re bound to need to reset yours at some point.

SEE ALSO: What Is The Fast+ Function On BEKO Washing Machines (Fast Plus)? 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I clear the fault code on my Beko washing machine?

You can clear a fault code on your Beko washing machine by simply pressing and holding down the “start” button for around 5 seconds. However, be advised that you really need to deal with whatever problem the error code signifies before clearing the code.

Where is the reset button on a Beko washing machine?

Different Beko washing machines have different reset buttons. On some you need to press and hold the “start/pause” button, on others you need to press and hold the “start/pause/cancel” button. If all else fails you will need to perform a hard reset by disconnecting the power supply for 10 to 15 minutes.

How do I cancel a programme on my Beko washing machine?

The best way to cancel a programme on your Beko washing machine is to press and hold the “start/pause/cancel” button for 5 seconds. This will cause the washer to drain and end the cycle.

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