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LGWM2277H LE light came on does the motor have a reset button i need to push

LGWM2277H washer LE light flashes. Troubleshooting guide says overload in motor. Is there a reset on the motor that needs reset or does something else need done. washer was working fine until we put a big load of jeans in to wash. when we checked wash soapy water was in washer and I can't get it to rinse. drum is not turning.

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  • momof3611 Oct 15, 2008

    Thank You for your reply. After I sent you the message about the LE light. I took the back pannel of the washer off and found the washer motor was pretty much bult into the drum. and found no reset button.I did not unplug the washer but it was off for about 1/2 hr. I know some motors have overload protection and automatically reset after a few minutes. SOOO like you said, wait and try again. Yes this worked. We washed clothes for about a week. BUT NOW 10/15/08 A different Error came on and we cant wash any clothes at all. we tried to unplug for 1/2 hr This does not work. Error code looks like a upside down F with a E behind it flashing. Please help! Im sure I won't figure this one out before you get back with us. Thanks again!

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    We have a LG WM2677HM washing machine. We have an upside down FE code. Unplugged it and waited for a couple of hours, but when we plugged it back in the code was still there. Water doesn't drain when the code comes on as well.

  • dweis Feb 11, 2009

    i have an lg wm2487h. second time the upside down F and E error code came on. last time i removed panel on lower left side of machine and took plug out of tube and manually drained the water. then i cleaned filter in same compartment. Unfortunatley this solution does not work this time. any other suggestions ?

  • mmurgolo Mar 15, 2009

    Upside down FE error code comes on.

    What I have tried:

    1. unplug the unit for 1/2 hr

    2. cleaned the filter

    3. problem persists



    The manual is not that helpful which led me to surf the web for answers and hence I found this site.

    Any help is highly apprciated before calling for service. BTW, the unit is 2 yrs old.

    Model WM2487H*M

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My solution is to  NEVER NEVER buy an LG product again.   I have had nothing but problems with my washer and dryer.  The service company was terrible to deal with.  The first time I phoned them the agent said I would be better off buying a new one than getting it repaired.  I was upset with her because the machine was only 4 years old.   She was right.  In one year I have spent over $400 repairing the machine.  Once again it is not working.   I can not believe that Consumer Report gave this pile of junk such a good rating.   
If  your are having problems - get rid of it - as the agent said it will only nickel and dime you to death.

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I have a tromn lg front loader washer it has a 1e error code and i dont have a manual what is that. my email is lillyherron@yahoo.com

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Hello momof3611
Welcome,

You said, Your LGWM2277H washer LE light flashes. Troubleshooting guide says overload in motor. Is there a reset on the motor that needs reset or does something else need done. washer was working fine until we put a big load of jeans in to wash. when we checked wash soapy water was in washer and I can't get it to rinse. drum is not turning.


If you overload, with to much clothes the weight will trigger this error your having in most washer.
Take some clothes out.

Then try this:
Unplug the washer for 5 minutes, or if you can't reach the plug, turn the breaker off for 5 minutes and then the system should reset itself!
Let me know.I'm looking right now for any reset code in the repair manual too!
Huuum
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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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    Neil Golan Oct 16, 2008

    Do not just turn off the unit!
    Unplug or turn breaker off for 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This should reset the system. It's not enough to turn it off and restart it.
    It must be unplugged 10 minutes!!!
    And then do not over load the washer!!
    Start the water filling add soap and the n clothes. BUT not to the top!
    The overload of laundry load is more than likely what is causing this.
    Also not more than the recommended HE detergent. If you have no HE ( High Efficient ) Detergent, then only use half the amount of the regular detergent!
    To much detergent will cause some machines to stop also. This is the price of high tech appliances. The more features the more issues and problems that can go wrong!

    Unfortunately , HIGH TECH , needs a high tech tech!
    still let me know the progress till I read more!
    I'm still looking for the answers in the repair manuals.
    All the others with this problem did the 10 minute unplug and ran fine!
    Huuum


  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 16, 2008

    Repair manual says that this means you sould unplug the power cord and call service!
    as I copied it from there and pasted it below.
    Did the second unplug work???
    Huuum
    Error code looks like a upside down F with a E behind it flashing

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