Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Our 4 yr old LG WM-2277HW does not drain and makes a rattling noise (bottom left) during the drain cycle. It shows error code 0E ( or DE). We drained water ( through the horse bottom left) and cleaned the filter. it still makes a rattling nose during the drain cycle.
I am guessing either the drain motor is broken or some junk ( coin, pebble, etc) is stuck in the Drain motor. I am trying to check the drain motor if I can remove the junk. I am looking for information on how to remove junk from the drain motor and how to get to it. Am I on the right track?
You will need to replace the drain pump motor. The pump impeller has separated from the motor shaft. You can push it back on, but it will just come off again. I have not tried adding adhesive because I didn't want a call back. That may work if you want to try it. To replace pump motor:
Take the rectangular recess out by using a putty knife on the left or right side, Remove phillips screws mounting pump. Pull machine forward about two feet to allow you to tilt the machine back to lean it against the wall. Reach under to access the pump. It is held in place by a plastic tab you can depress to remove, but if you break the tab, don't worry, as the mounting screws will hold your pump in place just fine when reinstalled. Remove pump by disconnecting hoses and electrical plug. Change out pump motor (three phillips head screws)
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
Sounds like you have possibly a drain pump failure where the impeller meets the motor shaft. To gain access, you will have to lean the unit back and get underneith the unit. The pumping unit will be above you on the left hand side. Be known, many LG's (which probably includes yours) have 2 pumps, one for drain, one for recirculation, and they both attach to a chamber, so be sure you replace the right one. This chamber is held on by a couple of screws, then you can move the whole chamber around and bring it back to the hole your working in. Let me know if you need further information.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
I have an LG WM2277H that is displaying an OE code. I drained and checked for obstructions twice. When I tried it again, I put it on a rinse and spin cycle which started out at 31 minutes. It rattled pretty much from the onset and then stalled out at 25 minutes and then displayed the OE code again. After reading several posts, I followed all the recommendations and drained the water through the hose at the lower left of the front panel and pulled and checked the filter. All appeared clean. I disconnected and checked all the drain hoses for obstructions. Again, all is clear. Next, I removed the chamber that hold both the drain and recirculating pumps. I can't tell which one is which, so I ohm'd both of them out. I got 12 ohms on one and 22 on the other. I assumed from reading other posts that the rattling was the impeller that had come off of the shaft but when I pulled both motors from the chamber, they were both in place. HELP!??
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would guess that the impeller has come off the pump motor shaft. You can disassemble and push it back on, but it will come off again. I don't know if some type of adhesive would work, but I just replace the pump motor.
Drain water from small drain hose (or by removing filter) Remove the screw in the plastic recess by the filter, then use a putty knife on the left or right side to pop out the recess. Remove two more screws holding pump body to front frame of washer. Pull washer about 18 inches away from wall and tilt it back to lean against wall to allow access to the pump through the large rectangular hole in the base of the washer. There is a plastic locking tab holding the pump body to the plastic washer base, but don't worry if you break that, as the screws (removed earlier) will hold the pump back on just fine. Pump motor is held onto pump body with three more screws. Replace pump motor with a new one and reassemble. On a difficulty scale of 1 -10, this one might rate a 4.5 or a 5. Not too bad.
Leaking is rarely, if ever, caused by the drain pump. Small leaks can come from using too much soap, which backs up in the dispenser area and leaks down inside the machine, or larger leaks from a cut in the door gasket.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
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