How to Reset Beko Washing Machine (Step-by-Step Guide)

There are three different ways you can reset your Beko washing machine which I’ve detailed below, with some added tips and tricks to get your machine back up and running ASAP!

Is There a Reset Button on a Beko Washing Machine?

Yes, on some Beko washing machine models, you will have a reset button. If you have one, it will be called a ‘Start/Reset’ button and is the same one you use to start a washing cycle.

Some other models have a ‘Start/Pause’ or ‘Start/Pause/Cancel’ button which does the same job!

Washing machine control panel

How to Reset a Beko Washing Machine

The best way to reset your Beko washing machine is to press and hold the start/pause/cancel button or the start/reset button for 3-5 seconds or until the countdown timer (if your model has one) reaches 0.

Option 2 – Test Mode Reset

Your washer is likely in need of a reset because of an error or problem – this method allows you to see and clear the code, so have a piece of paper or your phone handy!

Turn the washer off > turn the dial to ‘cottons’ > press and hold the start/pause button, and keep this pressed as you also turn the machine back on > after a few seconds, you’ll see an error code flash up (E–) take note of this! > stop pressing the buttons in, and turn the washer back off. 

When you turn the machine back on, it should be back to normal. However, it’s worth checking what the error code means so you know what caused the problem and can resolve it. Otherwise, you’re likely to have the same issue again the next time you run a cycle.

Option 3 – Hard Reset

If the above options don’t work, try turning your machine off at the mains power for 5-10 minutes before turning it back on.

This type of hard reset works with most appliances, however, it will clear any error codes before you get a chance to see what they are – which might cause more problems later on if you have not fixed the source of the problem.

Can I Reset the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi on a Beko Washing Machine?

Yes – but not without resetting the whole machine. Follow the same steps above, starting with the most common method which is to press and hold the start/pause/cancel button or the start/reset button for 3-5 seconds or until the countdown timer (if your model has one) reaches 0.

Reasons for Resetting Your Beko Washing Machine

Instead of calling a repairman to diagnose and fix the problem, which costs money, it is worth trying to reset your Beko washing machine first to see if it solves the problem.

Here are some reasons for resetting your Beko washing machine:

Water Leaks

Whether you’ve noticed the leak or error code first (E8/E08), all this essentially means is there’s water or moisture somewhere it shouldn’t be… OR the moisture sensor is broken and sending off faulty signals.

You can fix this by tightening up any loose hoses or connections and checking that they’re all free-flowing, with no kinks or obvious blockages.

Machine Isn’t Draining

If your machine is stuck full of water and won’t drain (error codes E5/E05) – you might be looking to reset it. However, this usually means there’s either a blockage somewhere or a kink in the drainage hose so a reset alone won’t help.

The most common problem and easiest fix is with the filter – especially if you wear PPE masks, hair bobbles, or trainer socks as these are the most common culprits in my house.

You’ll need to look out 3-4 large towels to prevent a minor flood as when you remove the filter, you’re also going to release all the water from the machine.

Water Can’t Get In

If your machine is throwing an error (usually E4/E04) near the start of the cycle, it’s likely because it can’t get the water in to fill up the machine. This is most common if you’ve just plugged in the appliance or if you’re experiencing low water pressure due to a burst pipe in the area.

If your machine has been plugged in and worked before, check there’s not something wrong with the water in the rest of your house.

Run a cold water tap and see whether the pressure is what you think is normal. If the tap is dry or trickling, it’s likely a problem with the local water supply than the machine.

Wait until the supply is back to normal, then try starting the washing machine again after you’ve reset the washer.

If your appliance is new, double-check all the supply hoses, make sure hot-hot and cold-cold lines match up where needed, that there are no kinks in the lines, and that all the water valves are open.

Jammed Buttons or Door Lock

If you’ve got an older appliance or kids with sticky fingers, one of the buttons on your washer might be stuck in / jammed / constantly depressed, or you might not be able to get the door open (errors E9/E09/E10).

In some cases, it can be quite a quick fix for this one – turn the machine off, then give the buttons a good clean. Press them individually until you find the stuck one, then give that some extra attention. A small cocktail stick or interdental brush might help you release it if it’s proving tricky.

If the door is stuck, try resetting the machine and then leaving it powered off for 5 minutes before opening. Beware that if the machine hasn’t drained, it’s likely to leak everywhere so have plenty of towels to hand just in case. If the door still won’t open, you’ll need to call in an appliance technician to help.

Unbalanced Load / Excess Wobbling or Movement Across the Floor

If the machine has started ‘walking’ across the floor, is showing an E18 error code, or is vibrating more than usual, it’s likely the load is somehow unbalanced; it might be that some heavy items have become tangled, or maybe you’ve just put one too many jumpers in.

Try to untangle and rearrange the load if you can so that it’s more balanced, then restart the machine. If this doesn’t work, remove a few items and try again.

Washing Machine Maintenance Checklist

General Tips:

  1. Make sure to only use as much detergent as you need – overdoing it can lead you to need more maintenance than you otherwise would and clog up the machine.
  2. Don’t overload the machine. Each machine will have a maximum capacity, usually 6-10kg, and putting too much in can damage the appliance. 

After Each Load:

  1. Leave the machine door/lid open when you’re not using it. This helps to keep your machine fresh and odor-free. 


  1. Clean out the filter at least once a month; it’s usually in the agitator if you have a top-load or behind a panel on the bottom of the front if it’s a front-load machine.
  2. Run a cleaning cycle, sometimes referred to as a maintenance wash. Detergent, dirt, softener, and bacteria can build up in your machine – so it’s important to run a cleaning cycle regularly and clean out your door seal and detergent drawer at the same time.


  1. Check that your machine has enough space around it, ideally at least 3-4 inches between the back of the machine and the wall will help prevent damage to the fill and drainage hoses.
  2. Check the hoses, and make sure there are no obvious leaks, damage, or deterioration. Generally, these should be replaced every 3-5 years as part of routine maintenance.
  3. Check that the machine is level and balanced. If your machine is excessively vibrating or knocking against walls, check the feet underneath and adjust as necessary. You can use a spirit level to check, both side to side and front to back – this is easier with a helper!

To Wrap Up

Resetting your Beko washing machine is really easy and will no doubt be required at some point.

Regardless of how well you keep up with routine maintenance, issues like low water pressure or a clogged filter are often out of your control – thankfully, the process isn’t too taxing!

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