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I got the tE error code and need to access the thermistor on a LG WM2688H to replace it. I wish there was a video or pictorial taking me step by step.

The machine is only 5 years old and hoping I can fix it myself because the nearest appliance repair person is too far away - would cost $350 with the trip fee. I just want to make sure I know exactly what I need, what everything is and how to remove, replace, reassemble. Apparently, I need to take the entire front of the machine apart just to access this and still not sure where it is.

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The thermistor will be located on the heating element. Remove the back panel on the machine to see if the element is not located there first.
To strip down the front of the machine there is a video on youtube which may help, it may be a diiferent machine to yours but should'nt be that much different in the strip down. If you go on youtube and type in LG WASHER DISASSEMBLY you should find one on there by Repair Clinic, this should help you. It does'nt show the thermistor on this video but other videos about a washing machine thermistor will. Only a small bullet type fitted in to the heater element.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

  • Sally Hampton Jan 01, 2013

    Hi Morgan, thanks for replying. I removed the back panel and the heating element is not in the back. From what I have read, the thermistor on this machine is in the front and can only be accessed by taking apart the front cabinet, which is not so easy. Per your suggestion, I am going to check out the videos of other washing machines with thermistors to see if I can get any helpful tips before I do this. Thanks!

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