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LG Washing Machine LE Error Code or Fault Code

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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wm2077cw le error is there a reset button for that code


Your LG washing machine's motor is controlled by the main circuit board. This is the brain of your washing machine. Depending on the selected program and which cycle is currently running, the PCB will tell the motor which speed to run at and which direction to turn. The Hall Effect sensor on the main circuit board is fed operational feedback from the motor. If there is any difference between what the motor should be doing and what it is actually doing - the appliance will stop operating and display an "LE" error.
For example: if the main circuit board tells the motor to rotate clockwise at a certain speed and the motor doesn't start, the monitoring sensor will relay this inactivity to the main PCB and a "LE" error will persist. The same error would be displayed if the motor rotates in the wrong direction or runs at the wrong speed. It should be evident there are many faults that could produce the "LE" error code. Failure of one of the major components or a fault in the monitoring and feedback loop, could all lead to this problem. It is true however, some faults occur more regularly than others. Test for the most common causes of failure, eliminate them, and move on to more unlikely faults.
Many causes for the "LE" error are thought to stem from LG's manufacturing process. Many customers found the wiring damaged or completely severed in their washing machine's motor drive and feedback loop. If the wires were installed too close to a moving part, they may be vulnerable to mechanical wear once the machine starts to operate. A washing machine vibrates a lot during a spinning cycle, so it is conceivable wires could be damaged in this way. Check the cables feeding the motor for any obvious signs of damage. If you cannot see any problem, disconnect those wires and check for conductivity with a multi-meter. There should be almost no resistance detected in the wire.
If you find a damaged wire, replace it and ensure the new wire is well out of the way of any moving parts. If the wire is faultless you will have to move on and continue fault finding. Try and turn the motor's rotor by hand, if there is any real friction or if the rotor is seized - you will have to replace the motor. Faultless wiring and a washing machine motor - with the existence of an "LE" error code, indicates a fault in the main system board. It should be noted though; this is unlikely to be the cause of the problem. Almost all "LE" errors indicate faulty wiring - so ensure you have properly checked this before installing a new PCB.
Here is a link to the PCB board.
Pcb Assembly display

Mar 03, 2014 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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LE error on washer. What can I do without a tech?


The *dreaded* "LE" error is overwhelmingly caused or triggered by incorrect type detergent **OR** too much *HE* detergent (a special low sudsing detergent).
In all LG washers-when too much detergent has been used-this will cause the "LE" error to be displayed & the wash cycle will be interrupted. Unplugging the washer for more than one minute will cause the MAIN BOARD (computer) to power down and re-boot when the washer has been plugged back in.
On LG washers built *before* 2008-after several "LE" error events-the error *cannot* be reset by unplugging the washer. This indicates that the HALL EFFECT SENSOR has failed and will need to be replaced.
On all LG washers built during and after 2008-a more robust resistor was used in the HALL EFFECT SENSORS-which eliminated damage caused by higher electrical loads placed upon the sensors due to oversudsing. HALL EFFECT SENSORS virtually never fail in 2008 and newer LG washers but the "LE" error will still occur if too much or the wrong type of detergent is used. This will be "resettable" by unplugging/replugging the washer.
The CORRECT amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent to be used is as follows:
HE : (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load
HE 2X : (1) Tablespoon
HE 3X : (1) Teaspoon
USE THESE AMOUNTS RELIGIOUSLY-NO EXCEPTIONS-IN ALL FRONT LOAD WASHERS WITH 3.0 cu ft DRUMS AND LARGER

Read more: The Dreaded LE Error Code in LG Washing Machines: Diagnosis / Troubleshooting, Root Causes, and Repair ' Washer Repair ' Fixitnow.com Samurai Appliance Repair Man http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/08/03/the-dreaded-le-error-code-in-lg-washing-machines-diagnosis-troubleshooting-root-causes-and-repair/#ixzz2nlabX1Gv
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What does it mean when it flashes LE on the display?


Hi, 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

Take care

May 24, 2010 | LG 24 in. LDF 7811 Stainless Steel...

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Display pannel on LG Washing machine ''TROMM'' shows letters LE what is wrong? Does not work stuck on Wash cycle


This is usually a communication error, unplug the machine for 20 minutes and then see if it returns when power is restored.
but if this does not helps then the actual reason of LE error code is as follows:--


LE LOCKED MOTOR ERROR

• The connector (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS is not connected to the connector (3-pin, female, white) of STATOR ASSEMBLY.

• The electric contact between the connectors (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS and 4-pin, female, white connector in the MAIN PWB ASSEMBLY is bad or unstable.

• The MOTOR HARNESS between the STATOR ASSEMBLY and MAIN PWB ASSEMBLY is cut (open circuited).

• The hall sensor is out of order/defective.


The hall sensor seems to be part of the motor.
The 'LE' error message indicates the control board has detected that the motor is either not turning, or has locked up for some reason. Monitoring the motor is the job of the hall effect sensor board which constantly determines the direction and speed of the motor and feeds that information back to the control board. If there is a problem between what the motor should be doing and what the hall effect sensor says the motor is doing, the 'LE' will be displayed and the cycle will be stopped.

Motor lock can be caused by several things from a loose connector, to a bad motor, or even the hall effect sensor failing or dislodging from it's mount. Any one or more of these components could have caused this error.



You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com

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Dec 27, 2009 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

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washer is showing a le code and will not work


Your LG washing machine’s motor is controlled by the main circuit board. This is the brain of your washing machine. Depending on the selected program and which cycle is currently running, the PCB will tell the motor which speed to run at and which direction to turn. The Hall Effect sensor on the main circuit board is fed operational feedback from the motor. If there is any difference between what the motor should be doing and what it is actually doing – the appliance will stop operating and display an “LE” error.

For example: if the main circuit board tells the motor to rotate clockwise at a certain speed and the motor doesn’t start, the monitoring sensor will relay this inactivity to the main PCB and a “LE” error will persist. The same error would be displayed if the motor rotates in the wrong direction or runs at the wrong speed. It should be evident there are many faults that could produce the “LE” error code. Failure of one of the major components or a fault in the monitoring and feedback loop, could all lead to this problem. It is true however, some faults occur more regularly than others. Test for the most common causes of failure, eliminate them, and move on to more unlikely faults.

Many causes for the “LE” error are thought to stem from LG’s manufacturing process. Many customers found the wiring damaged or completely severed in their washing machine’s motor drive and feedback loop. If the wires were installed too close to a moving part, they may be vulnerable to mechanical wear once the machine starts to operate. A washing machine vibrates a lot during a spinning cycle, so it is conceivable wires could be damaged in this way. Check the cables feeding the motor for any obvious signs of damage. If you cannot see any problem, disconnect those wires and check for conductivity with a multi-meter. There should be almost no resistance detected in the wire.

If you find a damaged wire, replace it and ensure the new wire is well out of the way of any moving parts. If the wire is faultless you will have to move on and continue fault finding. Try and turn the motor’s rotor by hand, if there is any real friction or if the rotor is seized – you will have to replace the motor. Faultless wiring and a washing machine motor - with the existence of an “LE” error code, indicates a fault in the main system board. It should be noted though; this is unlikely to be the cause of the problem. Almost all “LE” errors indicate faulty wiring - so ensure you have properly checked this before installing a new PCB.

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Jul 10, 2009 | LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer

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