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When to know if the motor is going out ?

On one or more spin cycles the dreaded LE code appears (Motor Overload) Checked all connections and reset andunplug etc. After a few minutes (empty) it codes again "LE" power down 24 hrs and replug, checked for restrictions, bearing seems good drains some agitation but no spin. Sounds like motor arching from rear of drum before several attempts to spin then codes. Motor spins free bearing feels good? On a normal wash cycle it fills does some agitation but a few minutes into the wash codes again LE. Can't find service manual or diagram never the less parts hard to come by also. Washer is two years old. Could of bought a car for the money spent on it, now trouble. Please help email me f1360@comcast.net Thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    LG wm2277 spins slower than normal and than stops and reverses direction.will not reach speed to drain properly.

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    eric bosman Apr 15, 2008

    It is an easy fix. 99% of the time it is indeed the hall sensor.

    Go to sears on line and they have the parts on line. Type in the washer type and look for the hall sensor lokated in the tub section. attached to the stator ( ring with coils) sometimes called sensor assy.

    Order and replase. Very easy. 99% fix of your problem

  • ntms Jul 30, 2008

    LE error message. Drum is free and rotates easily by hand. Machine produces two distinct sounds - hissing "sssss" (the drum does nothing) and a muted "angry bear" sound, about 20Hz "ghrrrrrrr" (the drum revolves).... then the LE error message appears.

  • ntms Jul 30, 2008

    The Sears on line does not provide ANY sensor for this machine

  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    LE code on and off for a year now and so we ordered a sensor but before we received it the power went out on it. No lights, noise or movement! Model WM2032HW Anyone with similar problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I have same problem. Our washer is just over a one year old....

  • cot10 Nov 01, 2008

    I had the same problem with my WM2032HW. This answer was the solution. Further details. Use 17mm wrench to remove the bolt for the rotor (hubcap like object). This was hard to do since the bolt was very tight and the drum turned with it. The rotor was hard to pull off. The manual makes it look like you turn counterclockwise, but this does not seem to be the case. Pull HARD. It has a ring of magnets that hold it on. For the six bolts inside use a 10 mm wrench. This circular ring will still be attatched by some wires and so swings down horizontal. It was helpful to have something supporting it while I unsnapped the hall sensor.

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This fix below completely fixed my LG front loader issue of the drum "freezing" and "studdering" on fill and a lot of times giving a LE (motor overload) error. Bought position sensor as described and doing a load right now!

Wolfster you are awesome...you saved me probably $200.

Definitely sounds like the position sensor is faulty. I had this happen to my WM2277HB recently. Motor would start to turn, then jerk, hum, and not move, eventually gives LE code. Powering down, all the other tips had no effect. Very unlikely that the motor itself is bad if it still turns freely. You could confirm the stator wiring is OK by unplugging it and taking resistance readings across the stator terminals of the 3-pin connector (any combo of two should be 7-15 ohms). I was able to order the part from an online electronics supplier (www.mcminone.com, P/N 6501KW2002A, description is "sensor assembly") and several other places may have it as well. You can download a basic but somewhat helpful service manual here http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM2277.htm that has some disassembly instructions and exploded view diagrams, explains the troubleshooting mode. Don't even bother calling LG or a service tech unless it's under warranty. If you're here you probably have some basic repair skills and toolsWhen to know if the motor is going out ? - 4.gif and can easily replace it yourself for about $20. My washer was about a year and a half old when the sensor went out, now it runs great again.

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Definitely sounds like the position sensor is faulty. I had this happen to my WM2277HB recently. Motor would start to turn, then jerk, hum, and not move, eventually gives LE code. Powering down, all the other tips had no effect. Very unlikely that the motor itself is bad if it still turns freely. You could confirm the stator wiring is OK by unplugging it and taking resistance readings across the stator terminals of the 3-pin connector (any combo of two should be 7-15 ohms). I was able to order the part from an online electronics supplier (www.mcminone.com, P/N 6501KW2002A, description is "sensor assembly") and several other places may have it as well. You can download a basic but somewhat helpful service manual here http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM2277.htm that has some disassembly instructions and exploded view diagrams, explains the troubleshooting mode. Don't even bother calling LG or a service tech unless it's under warranty. If you're here you probably have some basic repair skills and tools and can easily replace it yourself for about $20. My washer was about a year and a half old when the sensor went out, now it runs great again.

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Thanks to all of you for saving me money! The directions were complete from part number (6501KW2002A) to locating the part www.mcminone.com to the detailed directions as to how to replace the Sensor Assembly. My LG washer is a WM2032HW. It is 3 years old and up and running again! THANKS SO MUCH!!! I appreciate that you have taken the time to help someone like me who wouldn't otherwise have a clue!

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I had the same error code along with the drum "freezing" up. The first unit that was delivered 2 years ago leaked water from the detergent compartment and they sent a second unit. I have only had this unit for 2 years and I am very disappointed in the LG product. LG was no help on the phone and I the only people that could service it were 45min away from were I live. I took the advice of a posting on this website that it could be a part called the sensor assembly (#6501KW2002A) and ordered it from an online electronics store (www.mcminone.com). To get to the sensor assembly, you first unplug and take off the back plate that has 4 small screws. Next, unscrew the big bolt in the middle and take off the hubcap looking part the bolt was securing. Next unclip the two sets of wires on the bottom of the circle you are looking at (the set of wires to the right are connected to the sensor assembly you want to replace). Next you will unscrew the 6 or so smaller bolts to take off the circular piece that the sensor assembly is snapped to. Take it off, unclip the old sensor assembly and clip on the new one – and reassemble. This worked perfectly for me and the part only cost $18 bucks plus shipping. When working, this product works well but I will not be purchasing any LG products in the future.

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I have a WM2277HB that is giving me the LE code, everything that i have read says that it this the stator senor. is there anyway to make sure that is the problem? i put in a load last night and when the washer filled with water and i guess it was suppose to to start rotating it would give me the LE code about two mintues in it. the drum would not even rotate.

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Here's a link to order the original sensor assembly for this model (WM2277HS) from a major parts distributor:

LG WM2277HS Replacement Part Sensor Assembly

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I will start by say thanks to Wolfster and diyrocks!
I have an LG WM2277HB. Bought it from Best Buy on 9/2005, and the 3 yr extended warranty. Called for service once last year, a hose was leaking through a hole that was rubbed into it. The service technician did not have a replacement hose, had to order one and then set up another service call. In the mean time I went to OSH, bought a high pressure hose and fixed it myself. I kept the other replacement hose from the service tech as a backup. At this time I had one daughter, so having the washing machine out for a week was a nuisance.
Last sunday, 12/14/2008, the washing machine LE error comes on, the day before by youngest son (I have two kids now) starts vomiting after every meal, and 3 months earlier the extended warranty on the washing machine expired (naturally). I feel very lucky to have found Wolfster and diyrocks on fixya.com. I ordered the sensor assembly (part #6501KW2002A) from lge.andrewselectronics.com, they are the Western USA authorized LG parts distributor. The part was $19.39, and 2 day shipping was $17.95 (priceless when one kid is vomiting all over the house). Following the directions I found here, it took me about 20 minutes to replace the part, and so far, after two critical loads, everything is running smoothly. I can only imagine what a service technician would want to replace, how long it would take, and how much I would be billed. I am very happy to have found all the information here. Thanks again!!!

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LG front load starts fine but the motor makes grinding noises and turns only one way with resistance the other a couple minutes later stops with an LE message. is the moter gone? spins fine manually with no noise or resistance.

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Wm2032 left off for two days will complete wash on speed wash. Go to speed wash again, cycle only continues for 20 min, then LE error code. Any ideas? 

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

Well here is how i fixed my lg LE error.

i just replaced the main pcu and all better now. it was not the hall sensor nore the rotor on the motor or the bearing or even the power soap
it was the main computer. for about 170 bucks and took about 5 min to change out it was all done and wroking fine

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I had the same problem with the drum "freezing" up. I ordered the hall sensor from MCM on line like above and washer is working great now. The only issue I had was I ordered on Sunday and MCM didn't ship until Tuesday. I didn't get it til Friday. I should have just bought it in the town I live in and could have had it up and running sooner. My fault. This is a great web site and the first time used it. Thanks so much to the other posters and their detailed description of the problem they were having. That is what really helped me to fix the machine and save the money I did. Keep up the good work.

Posted on May 25, 2008

This solution worked for me and was a relatively easy repair. many thanks to this forum for sharing their experiences

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How do you manage to unscrew the big bolt the middle of the motor assembly while the motor assembly is spinning?

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    I just installed the "sensor assembly" as suggested by others here and my WM2032hw washer is working again.


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Diyrocks, dondon, Happynow had it right on.
I had the same problem with my 3 yr old WM2032HW.
I got my new sensor from repairclinic.com, their part # 126283. $22.90+8.47 for FedEX 2 day shipping.
6501KW2002A is also correct to search for.
In less then an hour I was up and running again!
Thanks for the great Help Guys!
P.S. It is a "Hall Field" sensor. It has to do with sensing magnetism and current flow.

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Wolfster hit the nail on the head with this one!
I'd only add this:
That "Hubcap" looking thing is actually the outer part of the motor, the part that contains the magnets. so YES you are disassembling the motor! It's either the Stator or Rotor part you are first removing. I'm thinking Rotor, as it rotates. Secondly, that next part you are taking off is the copper (Stator?) part and the sensor clips inside of that. Yes, you have to take that part off too.
Other comment is you are trying to unscrew a bolt on a rotating assembling. The only way I could do it was to wack the wrench with a rubber mallet. Keep in mind this thing is torqued for a reason, that washer spins at high RPMs. You'll also notice the bolt has a thread lock compount on it. It would be probably wise to put fresh blue locktite on that bolt before you put it back in.
The other confusing this is this - if you look at the exploded view model of the washer, there's another part called "Sensor Assembly PN 6501FA2462C" that's something different. I kept second guessing thinking they sent me the wrong part. I further couldn't believe the Wolfster had me tearing the motor apart. I really didn't bargain for that.
Including swearing, fighting with my wife and moving the washer in and out, I'd say the whole thing takes 2 hours. Most could do it in 45 minutes.
Thanks Wolfster! No more laundry mat for me!

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If the motor attempts to spin, but seems to seize up trying, it is likely the motor position sensor. I paid $75 to have it fixed, (the part was still under warranty). If LG would have shipped me the part I easily could have replaced this myself! Good luck.

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Unfortunately LG washers have a direct drive motor fitted round the back of the drum, I think that is your problem

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