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OE Code keeps coming on screen LG Dishwasher LDS5811WW

Have checked all the water lines and taken off the lower spray arm and taken out pump. Water drained, ran DW again and the same problem. When I turn it on, it sits there, grinning at me as if to say I am up the creek. I thought LG products were a good product...I am starting to wonder.

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    Start washer in the normal mode it washes dishes fine and starts drying then the OE light comes on with 29 minutes remaining of drying time left on the clock. Open and close door and it completes it's cycle this is a LDS5811 sometime when we open the door the bottom is full of water. other times is dry,The lines are clear.

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OE error message is listed in the manual as a drainage problem so first I would check for a clogged line

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