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DE door switch problem

The LG washer keeps flashing DE on the error code and won't release the door latch. From reading I am guessing it's the door contact/switch that registers when it's closed. Is this something I can replace or is a service call needed? In Las Vegas they quote $100 to come and $25 per 1/4 hour plus parts to work on it. I guess the one shop is the 'exclusive' service center. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have same problem...i have been able to get it to work if i push hard against the door and pres start several times. I believe it is the contactoe in the latch. I am looking on how to get to it to replace.

  • WinDance8860 Feb 17, 2009

    I have had the same problem and was pushing on the bottom of the door with my foot while restartiong. It was a temporary fix and I seemed to be the only one, service tech included, who could step on it just right.

    The problem wasn't with the door switch, it was with the door hinges. Problem solved when I removed the rubber gasket inside the door to access the door hinges. Sprayed the hinges with WD40 and it has closed without a hitch ever since.



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I bought a switch in Portugal by €7,5 and ...nothing. I bought a drain pump €18 and still not working. I have consult one tecnical expert by phone were i bought the pices and he said tha could be the pwc board (€75). Here in Portugal they quote €25 to come and €30 per first hour...I decided and I bought a new Lg with direct drive but I stored the old Lg (6 years old, without problems, and working 2 times per week)...if you try... and it works tell me ok ? Good Luck.

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