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Error code LE

I have the LG dishmasher model LDS5811WW but the manual and the LG web site both don't show what the error code LE means. Any ideas.

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Hello and welcome,

Display Condition LE = Motor Error

Possible Cause For Error Occurrence:

Wiring connection is OK?
The Impeller of Washing Pump is
The rotor of Washing Motor is
The Blade is locked.


Check the wiring connection.
Replace the cause of restriction.
Replace the Washing Motor.
Replace the PCB.

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LE means locked in motor ..which means replace the motor ....$80 just for motor !

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Check for dirty filters

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