Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
If you are getting a LE error code from your LG Washing machine, there are a couple of reasons why the error code would be displayed.
The main cause for this error code is because you used too much or the wrong kind of detergent in your washer. This code is set off by too much suds in the washer. Not only will this set off the alarm code, but it may also cause your washer to leak and even start to have a bad smell from the dampness getting where it should not be.
To remedy your problem if you do get this code you must first just let your washer sit for a half hour or so to let the suds disperse. Unplug the washer to erase the code and also to make sure it does not run. Then plug the washer back in and press the power button. Then press the spin button until the no spin/drain only cycle is selected. When all of the water is drained from the washing machine, remove all of the clothing and run a rinse and spin cycle to remove the excess soap from the washer. Then you can finish washing the clothing, but do not add any more soap.
Always make sure that you use the proper amount of detergent and use detergents that are low sudsing.
Other causes for this code can be a large load on a gentile wash cycle. This will cause a miscommunication to the motor. If this happens, lighten the load, reset, and restart the washing machine.
Just plain overloading the washing machine can also cause this error code. The motor will get too hot trying to handle the large load and cause the fault code. If this happens, unplug the washing machine and wait thirty minutes before attempting to wash again.
If you get this code immediately on the start up of a new washing machine, it is best to try to just reset the machine. Unplug the machine and hold the start/pause button in for five seconds. Then plug the machine back in and restart the washing machine.
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