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My LG WM-2277HW washer started beeping at the beginning of the wash cycle. It sounds like it's trying to rotate, but can't. I got an LE error code in the LED display

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  • jstokes510 Dec 14, 2008

    I trouble shot the problem to empty the drum and the thing started smoking. I unplugged the unit and called service. My husband bought it at Best Buy and thank goodness it's still under warranty. I'll post what repairs were done. Thanks for all the help.

  • jstokes510 Dec 15, 2008

    The smoke was mostly from the front..white smoke streaming out..alittle from the back too. The fumes made me cough. I unplugged it and called service. I was almost ready to get the fire extinguisher.

  • jstokes510 Jan 30, 2009

    it was all replaced and still under warranty!




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Sounds like you need to replace the HALL sensor.
(On a scale of 1 - 10 in difficulty, I'd rate this repair a 3.5) It is part number 6501KW2002A and is covered by a seven year part warranty (motor and sensor covered). (warranty may not apply to products purchased at Sears, but part is not all that expensive anyway) No labor coverage after the first year, but it is rather easy to replace.
Unplug machine. Remove back cover (4 screws). Take off nut in the center and remove the rotor, which is just a metal "can" with permanent magnets on the inside. Remove grounding wire and wire clamp. Remove bolts with 10 MM wrench allowing you to take off the electric coil thing. Unplug the sensor, un-clip it from the electric coil thing, and replace.
The new HALL sensor has heavier components to help prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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    Carl Schulzetenberg Dec 14, 2008

    Wow! Have never seen one that smoked yet. Let me know how this turns out. Was the smoke from the control area, or the (back) motor area?

    Again, the motor has a seven year (factory) part warranty, the control has a two year (factory) warranty, and one year labor + all parts (factory) on everything. Even if you were past factory labor coverage, the repairs for these items are not all that difficult. Sounds like you will be able to get this washer Fix-Ya 'ed!



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Lg front loading washer flasing LE and stops midcycle

In new installations, this error can sometimes present because of a miscommunication between the control panel and the wash motor. In this instance, the washer simply needs to be reset.

Step 1: Unplug the washing machine.

Step 2: While the washer remains unplugged, press and hold the [Start/Pause] button on the front panel for 5 seconds.

Step 3: Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the LE code is cleared.


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Over-sudsing is the main cause of LE error codes. Using non-HE (high efficiency) detergents or too much detergent will cause stress on the motor. In addition, detergent residue can also cause leaking and odor. Follow these steps to resolved an LE error code caused by over-sudsing.
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LE stands for locked motor error..
1 . check the connections to the Coil/Stator at the rear of the unit possible broken wire.
2 . Coil/Stator Assembly is defective hence no drive

Thank you !!

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Drum wont rotate

Code LE is a locked motor Error and it is caused by:

• The connector (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR
HARNESS is not connected to the connector
(3-pin, female, white) of STATOR ASSEMBLY.
• The electric contact between the connectors
(3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS
and 4-pin, female, white connector in the MAIN PWB
ASSEMBLY is bad or unstable.
• The MOTOR HARNESS between the STATOR
• The hall sensor is out of order/defective.

If you need a service manual for that you can find on Here.

Lg WM-2277HW

I hope this helps.

FixYa Support Team

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LE unfortunately is the fault code for a faulty Hall sensor or faulty Motor.The Hall sensor is attached to the motor. If you have or can borrow an electrical test meter the I can guide you throe the testing.80% of the time it is the Hall sensor.Hope this helps please reply for further help.

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