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LG Washing Machine OE Error Code

Your LG Washing Machine has stopped and is giving you an OE error code. What does this mean?
If you are getting this code it is because your washing machine has tried for at least ten minutes to drain the water out of the machine. If you are even a little bit handy, there are a couple of things that you can do to try and avoid a service call.

If you have a LED model you will see this


If you have a LCD model you will see this


The most likely cause of this problem is that you have a plugged pump filter or you have something stuck in the pump filter. Some common obstructions are detergent build up, hair, coins, etc…

First make sure that you unplug your washing machine.

To clean out the pump filter you must empty the washing machine water. The best way to do this is to manually drain the water into a low bucket or basin. Then lay a towel down to catch to remaining small amount of water. Remove the pump filter, clean out any debris, and wash out the filter. Then plug your washer back in and restart the washing machine.

Here are some other things to check if cleaning the filter does not solve the error code.

Check the drain hose to make sure that your do not have it installed too high up. The pump will not push water up much higher then 1 meter.

Check that your machine is properly leveled. A washer that is too far out of level may not drain properly. Make sure that you are level front to back as well as side to side.

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The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.


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http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

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LG themselves have some information on this error code..

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

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