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LG Washing Machine has DE Error code

A DE Error Code is indicative of a "Door Error". This indicates that the washing machine door is not shutting, locking or opening

Is this happening mid-cycle or at the end of the cycle?

If this is happening mid-cycle or at the end of the cycle, try powering off the unit and unplugging it. Leave it unplugged for about five (5) minutes. Plug the machine back in, power it on and see if the door latch releases. If it does not, service will be required.

Is any item caught in the door?

If an item is caught in the door, this could cause e DE error code to appear. Unplug for about five (5) minutes. Plug the machine back in, power it on. If the door will not unlock still, it could be that the item caught in the door could be pushing up or down on the door, preventing the latch from unlocking. May need service.

Has unit been paused in cycle to allow item to be added?

During the Cycle, the unit will draw in hot water to help activate detergent, even on a cold cycle (no damage to clothing will result, as it is a small amount). When the unit is paused, if it detects that the water in the unit is to warm, it will not unlock the door immediately (takes a minutes) This is a safety feature.

Is the door or gasket warped or damaged?

If the door is warped, it will prevent the unit form latching or locking properly. This can result in DE error code. Also, if the gasket is damaged it could cause this problem as well. Make certain the latch on the door is not broken. Refer to warranty policy to determine coverage under the LG warranty.

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When you see the DE error code, it means a "door error". This is a sign that either the door is not shutting, locking or opening. Most of the time, this is a simple fix and service is probably not needed. Check for something stuck or lodged in door. Check door gasket. Check door latch.

May 13, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Hi! My LG washing machine is showing a "de" error code. It won't allow water into the drum. Please help


Hi, the error code "dE" signifies a door open error. This may simply be because the door is not all the way closed. This indicates that the washing machine door is not shutting, locking or opening. This means that there is something faulty with the door switch and locking mechanism . You should get this replaced or you may have water where you do not want it, though it could also represent a number of other problems. There may be a faulty door switch, a malfunctioning electrical connection or a damaged gasket.

Jun 24, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

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my lg has a code of de


A DE Error Code is indicative of a "Door Error". This indicates that the washing machine door is not shutting, locking or opening.

Oct 05, 2010 | Washing Machines

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THE DE ERROR CAME ON MY WASHER WHAT DO I DO/


Hi,
A DE Error Code is indicative of a “Door Error”. This indicates that the washing machine door is not shutting, locking or opening

If happening in mid cycle power of the unit and remove the power cord and wait for 5 mins.Then plug it. Check whether the door opens if not you require the service people


Check anything is caught on the washer door.


If you passed it they door may not open if the inside water is warm.It is a safety feature.It unlock after sometime


Thank You

Sep 09, 2010 | LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer

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