Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
We've had this machine about 18 months and have never had a problemwith it before. A coupld days ago it stopped draining and we get error OE which the documentations says means drain error. After reading some of the other entries on the site I doublechecked and it it definately "OE" vice "DE", and the laminated chart says Drain Error. So we cleaned teh filter and squirted water into the little hole in the back of the filter housing and removed a lot of gunk. We poured water into the holes just behind the door and got out more gunk, and then we disconnected the drain hose and blew into the outlet (not a pretty site) and got even more gunk out. Water we drain out the little tube near the filter runds clear now, and the filter is completely clean. But we continue to get the same error and the water will not drain. Suggestions??
The impeller may have come off the pump motor shaft. Generally, you will notice a louder sound when the pump runs if this happened.
Unplug the machine. Remove the filter recess by removing the one screw inside and using a putty knife at the left and / or right edge and popping it out. Pull the machine out about 18 inches and tip it back, resting it against the wall. Remove two more screws behind where the recess was holding the pump housing on. Reach under the machine and remove pump. There is a tab to depress under the pump housing to release it from the base. The pump motor is held onto the housing by three screws. Remove them and inspect the impeller to see if it has come off the shaft. If it has, pushing it back on will not solve the problem, as it will come off again. Install new pump motor and reassemble. Clean washer tub with the longest, hottest cycle and three Ah-fresh tablets, Whirlaway hot tub cleaner, Smellywasher cleaner (smellywashercleaner.com) or Tide washer cleaner. Repeat. From now on, use only 1 tablespoon of HE laundry detergent per load (1/2 T if 2X concentrate) and only 1 teaspoon of fabric softener per load if you use it. (these machines use very little water, and thus require reduced amounts of additives to work properly)
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Thanks for the great write up / advice MNTECH. My WM2016CW was making a horrible mechanical grinding sound when it was trying to drain water from the washing cylinder. After reading your post I decided to attempt the repair by myself and I found a hair pin in the pump impeller. After inspecting the assembly I removed the pin and reassemble the pump and it is working like a champ.
My advice to any WM2016CW owners is if your machine is not draining properly and your trouble shooting has narrowed it down to a broken or clogged pump the repair or replacement is a snap and it will save you a bit of money. Once again thanks MNTECH.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
I had the same error, BUT I found a quicker fix. (unplug the machine first) After I cleaned the filter, I took my shop vac (wet dry vac)and used the blower end on the filter hole. I turned it on and the washer filled with stuff. GET READY as soon as you turn it off the water and debris will come flooding out. So after that happened I vacuumed the tub ALL AROUND EVERY hole. Vacuumed the filter hole again and then put the machine on tub clean. The error code OE is gone and it is working perfectly!!!
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
On a front load lg washer, the panel on the lower front left there is the filter which we clean and to the left of that a quarter inch black tube what is this black tube?
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Question for you guys, I'm getting a noise during the spin cycle, would a clogged drain pump cause a noise during the wash cycle or during the spin cycle?
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