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LG doesn't spin!

My LG washer doesn't spin. It turns manually but no by itself. I received a LE error!

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  • gbolanos12 Nov 04, 2008

    Actually the washer was working fine untill a week ago that all the sudden stopped. Washer is 3 and 1/2 years old.

  • gbolanos12 Nov 04, 2008

    Actually the washer was working fine, and all the sudden stopped and I received the LE error message. The washer is 3 and 1/2 year old.

  • gbolanos12 Nov 05, 2008

    Thank you everyone for all your suggestions and comments. I really appreciated!



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Just has this exact washer repared by PC Richaard technitian today(luckally I had warranty). I had exactly the same problem - does not spin with LE error code.
Problem is in the broken sensor in the motor. It took 5 min to repare. He removed a back panel from the washer, unscruded sentral bolt and 6 bolts fixing a motor to the washer. The sensor is inside and it connected by 6(or 8) pin cable.
Now works like new.

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Have you had this problem from the beginning? I would also take a good look at the flooring where the machine is located. If the flooring is weak or not as solid as concrete you may have a hard time keeping it from shaking. One of the other common things that I see is most people don't put a full load in the machine. Since this is a front loader, it will have a better chance of going of balance with a smaller load than a larger load. If the floor shakes (on a wood floor or similar material) then the answer would be to strengthen the flooring, or take it to a place in your house where you have a solid concrete floor and try to spin it out. If you are already on concrete then the previous suggestion or possibly an issue a tech should look at.

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  • Steven Haney Nov 05, 2008

    My apologies, I must have confused this with another problem. LE error code usually is an over loaded load , maybe oversudsing, but my LG washer usually needs the filter cleaned out . If you have an access door on the bottom left corner of the front of the machine , inside that access door is the clean out filter. I will double check the model you have to see if it has something on the error code . Do you have the manual? If so does it tell you what that code means?

  • Steven Haney Nov 05, 2008

    Just checked the manual and it shows an overload in the motor mine did this and I let it cool down, unplugged the unit, then restarted. My son had washed a full-to-the-gills load of all socks. If you havent had a large load or something and restting it doesnt work then you might need to call a tech.



Are the 4 shipping bolts taken out of the back of the machine?

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