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· Check water supply to machine
· Replace water inlet valve
. or clean the pipe if block

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My LG dishwashing machine model LD 2131 SH displays a F error. What does it indicate?


Inlet error.
Condition: Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 min. water supply.
Possible causes:
  1. The Water Tap is not opened.
  2. The Inlet Hose is twisted.
  3. The Filter of inlet valve clogged by impure water.
  4. The Inlet Water Valve is normal ?
  5. The water pressure is very low. ( below 0.5 kgf/ )
  6. Inlet valve is blocked by safety device for leakage sensing.(In case of Inlet Valve).
    • Open the Water Tap.
    • Repair the Inlet Hose.
1.Close the Water Tap.
2.Unscrew the Inlet Hose (Inlet Valve side)
3.Clean the Filter of Inlet Valve.
> Replace or repair the Inlet Valve.
> Check the water remain on the base.
1.Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
2.Disconnect the inlet hose to dishwasher to unlock the safety valve.
Drain error.
Condition: Not fully drained out in spite of 5 min. drain operation.
Possible causes:
  1. The Filter clogged.
  2. The Drain Hose twistec or blocked.
  3. The Drain Pump/Motor or circuit is troubled.
    • Clean the Filter.
    • Remove the cause of twist or block.
    • Replace the Drain Pump/Motor or repair the Circuit.
Leakage error.
Condition: The water level in Tub goes down during operation.
Possible causes:
  1. Water leakage in Hose connections.
  2. Water is leaked by damages.
  3. Impeller of the washing Pump is worn away.
  4. The Thermal Protector of the washing motor is functioned
    • Replace the connections of Hose.
    • Check the point of damages and repair or replace the related parts.
    • Replace the washing pump.
    • Check the applied voltage.
Excess error.
Condition: Excessive water is supplied than normal water level.(Automatically drain Pump operated.).
Possible causes:
  1. The Inlet Valve is troubled.
  2. The Air Break is troubled.
  3. The Sensor Assembly is troubled.
  4. The Controller is troubled.
    • Replace the Inlet Valve.
    • Replace the air breaker.
    • Replace the sensor assembly.
    • Repair or replace the controller.

Jul 09, 2017 | Washing Machines

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cold water isn't coming on inside washing machine, but cold water supply (hose and faucet) check out fine

Two things will cause that problem. 1) Switch water off and remove pipe off of the machine side. You will see the inlet to the water valve. Normally the small sieve in the oriface is blocked. You need to pull sieve out with long nosed pliers.once out, blow sieve and clean. If it is clean, then 2) Cold water valve needs to be stripped and serviced.There will be dirt build up in there. Clean it out then replace and test.

Aug 12, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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front load washer will not fill with cold water and will just stop at the rinse cycle and buzz

Check your inlet pipe on cold water supply, When you dissconnect look inside where pipe fits onto machine you will see a small filter, if it is blocked take it out with great care and clean. always replace it. if your water supply is ok and filter is clear then it will be a faulty water valve. Good luck and feel free to give feed back ok.

Sep 03, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I have a LG washing machine, model WM2277H. Ready to wash clothes, put the machine on but no water is entering the machine. water valve is open, cleaning the filter inside the hot and cold tubing to the back of the machine. machine spins for a few seconds, then stops. does it again and again until I get "IE" on the read out which, according to the manual, means no water getting in. what else can I check? thank you.

Kinked inlet hose. Screened hose washer in inlet hose plugged. Frozen water supply pipe(s). No power to washer inlet valve(s). Old inlet hoses with separated layers, blocking water flow under pressure.
Turn off valves, remove from machine end, put in bucket and turn on valves to make sure you have water up to machine. Now work back to find why you are not getting water into machine.

Jan 02, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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washer J14535 comes up with 4E error but there is no problem with the water feed all filters are clean and wastpipe is not blocked any advice?

there is problem with inbuilt water filter which is get choked,which is located inside water valve where inlet pipe attaches.remove inlet pipe from inlet valve by hand,remove filter inside the valve clean & refix it check the pressure in detergent box

Jun 01, 2008 | Samsung Washing Machines

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