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.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: I got the tE error code and need to access the...
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.
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
i would guess you are getting a "tE" error code. that is a bad thermistor. pretty common. and it starts out as an intermittent error. it really is an easy fix. great online videos. check out appliancepartspros.com for both video and parts or repairclinic.com for video and parts. or youtube.com
I had the tE or te error (an L with a line through it) error on my LG front loader and my local appliance store sold me the thermistor for $7. I layed the unit on its side and accessed the thermistor through the bottom. It plugs into the bottom of the tank. Blue and white wires. No screws and 1 tie-wrap. (Leave the rubber grommet in - just pull the thermistor rod out.) Works like a champ!
TE is a Thermistor error. This can be a shorted Thermistor and or a bad heater element. These items are located at the front bottom of the washer's tub. If you have a washer with steam function. It could also be the steam generator's thermistor and or a bad heater element. The steam generator is located just behind the dispenser’s housing on the top left side. I can get you part numbers is you need them.
Thanks so much for the tip regarding flipping the machine on its side. I was about do the lengthy process of disassembling the front and I tipped the machine over instead. Lo and behold, there was the problem in plain sight right away -- the wire to the thermistor had simply come off the connector! I restripped the tip of the wire and crimped it back on the connector, problem solved. Didn't even need a new part!
btw...the thermistor can be found easily by tilting the machine on its back. It is mounted to the back of the drum housing. I removed mine after getting a "tE" error and cleaned it and replaced...no problems since!