Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
I tried a solution I found elsewhere - worked great. I had turned my drum enough to cause the display to turn on (a glitch in their program, I think), then I got the LE code on the next cycle.
Unplug for 10 minutes. Turn back on and press the Rinse & Spin button, then set Spin Speed to No Spin. Run this cycle, which should work fine. Afterwards, you should be able to run your machine as normal. If this doesn't work, replacing the Hall sensor would be the next step.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
Here is text of very helpful email from LG
When you receive the LE error code, unplug the machine for approximately 15 - 20
minutes. This will reset the microprocessor.
The LE error code can be an indication of several different issues.
The most common cause is over-sudsing in the machine. Many times owners
experiencing the LE error code are using regular detergent. It is recommended to
use a high efficiency or low sudsing detergent. Many of the leading detergent
manufacturers have a high-efficiency (HE) selection. The HE detergents are
designed for lower suds levels and enhanced cleaning performance in
Overloading the wash with too much laundry may also cause the LE error code. A
good rule is to load the washer until the clothes in the drum are no more than
three-fourths of the way up the window of the door. This will allow them
sufficient room for tumbling. The clothing having sufficient room to tumble is
more important than either the weight or the number of items in the washer. It
is the tumbling action that provides the washing effect.
Lastly, a breakdown in the signal between the microprocessor and the motor may
cause the error code. This can occur if there is a loose wire, dislodged ball
sensor, or if the shipping bolts are removed prior to situating the washer. . In
this case, a servicer would need to take a look at the unit. In this case, you
will need a service center to look at your unit. For service assistance, please
visit our website at us.lgservice.com Click on "Service Center". Enter your
zipcode and product type. Click search.
In the event that you cannot find a service center, please call 1-800-243-0000
for assistance. There, an agent will be able to provide you with an Authorized
LG Service Center in your area.
Please have your model and serial number available along with your zip code when
you call. If you have a customer service issue, please let the agent know and
they will set up a customer service file for you. If your unit is under the
factory warranty, your purchase receipt will validate the warranty.
Business hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I have taken the liberty of providing some hints and additional information that
may be helpful concerning your LG washer.
If you must use a regular detergent, you will only need to use 1/2-1/3 the
amount you would normally use in a conventional top-loading machine. However,
the HE and the conventional detergents are different formulae, and your machine
will not perform as efficiently or effectively. Using half the required amount
of regular detergent will
give half the cleaning performance. As the new LG washers accept a larger than
usual load, the cleaning performance could be further reduced. In addition to
the reduced cleaning, there will be oversudsing. The excess suds will cause the
washer to stop and rid itself of the suds before continuing its cycle. Getting
rid of the detergent will further reduce cleaning performance.
Using too much detergent can cause a build-up on the outer drum over time, which
can result in mold and even mildew growth in your washer. Should this occur, do
a load of whites on the SANITARY cycle. Use the extra rinse and stain options.
Use NO detergent and use a liquid bleach. This will remove the build-up and any
odors accompanying it. This procedure may need to be repeated a couple of times
depending on the degree of build-up.
The washing time may vary by the amount of laundry, water pressure, water
temperature, and other using conditions.
The 'SenseClean Washing System' has a built-in turbidity sensor that measures
the detergent/suds residue in the water during the rinse and then makes an
adjustment of time and water usage based on the detected residue level.
The machine will detect an imbalance and attempt to correct it. If the imbalance
is detected or if the suds removing program operates, the wash time will be
A built-in water heater in the washer assures that incoming water is the correct
temperature to optimize cleaning performance. Most laundry detergents must be
activated at certain temperatures to work correctly. We use thermisters
(electronic thermostats that have a high degree of accuracy) to detect incoming
water temperatures. Our 1000-watt heater adjusts the incoming water to ensure
superior thermal action performance.
You won't see a "visible" water level in the window of the unit. The water is
pooled in the inner drum. RollerJets are built into the baffles of the washer.
The holes in the baffle collect water and re-circulate it during the wash. This
increases the mechanical action to achieve best cleaning performance. The
rollers gently move fabrics
along in the wash cycle.
This action aids in reducing the amount of water required for thorough
cleansing. In contrast with a top-loading machine, which always fills the
machine to a precise measured level of water, depending on the size of load you
select (small, medium, large), the LG machine will "sense" the size of the load
and only recirculate a minimal amount of water, thus making it very energy
efficient, efficient in the use of detergents, and extremely efficient in its
Forced Water Circulation in the washer pumps water during the wash. It
recirculates it back up and over the laundry to further increase mechanical
action and cleaning performance.
With front loading washers, the door seals so very tightly unlike a conventional
machine, that it is recommended to dry the seal when you are done with your
laundry for the day to prevent an atmosphere where mold and mildew can grow.
To get the best results, sort clothes into loads that can be washed with the
same wash cycle. Different fabrics need to be washed in different ways. Always
sort dark colors from pale colors and whites. Wash separately as dye and lint
transfer can occur causing discoloration of white clothing. If possible, do not
wash heavily soiled items with lightly soiled ones.
Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items
should not be more than half the total wash load. Do not wash single items. This
may cause an out-of-balance load. Add one or two similar items.
Hope This help
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
After reading most of these postings (THANK YOU ALL!!) I have my own solution that worked for me:
I emptied my washer and made sure it was completely drained and the filter was cleared. I unplugged it and while it was unplugged I opened the door and spun the drum. Even though it was unplugged, it still made the same sound as when I push the power button. I think this reset something because it works perfectly now..
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
After reading above, I knew exactly why I was getting the LE error code. I had just washed a load of towels & there were a couple of small washcloths clinging to the side of the drum, so I spun the drum around to see if there were any more. In doing so, I triggered the LE code. After reading the comments above, I unplugged the washer, but I only waited a minute or two, plugged it back in & started a quick cycle, just to see if the washer was working properly, which it was, so I was able to stop the quick cycle & start the cycle I needed. The washer reset itself & worked fine after just unplugging for a couple of minutes.
Posted on Jul 25, 2012
LE,,,,,means level error.....check ur machine ballance,,,,,,,,or some time its a lid at the drum door,,,just put a magnet inbetween the door nd the control board
Posted on Nov 23, 2014
Sorry folks, your answers do not apply to my Tromm 2277 washer. We previously had replaced the Hall Sensor and Stator Assembly. It would work for several washings, but the dreaded LE light would reappear. Then the control board burned out. We ordered a new one. After several more washings, the new control board burned out also. We decided it was time to replace the machine. My Tromm was about 11 years old and I guess it just wasn't fixable. We replaced it with a LG Model WT1101CW top loader. This washer has a large 4.3 Stainless Steel Drum. It has no agitator and is a water miser. Runs quite and doesn't use much detergent. Has settings for large or small loads an will adjust water usage. Even plays a melody when the load is finished. Both Lowes and Home Depot were having a sale. I also got a $25.00 rebate from Georgia Power.
Kathy in Georgia
Posted on Oct 28, 2014
Ive tried all these and nothing worked. what do i do now?
Posted on Mar 23, 2013
SOURCE: LE Error Code on Tromm
http://126.96.36.199/contents/Laundry/WM2277/WM2277xx_Service_Manual.pdf page 18 of this service manual elaborates on the LE error code and what to check.. Hope this helps you..
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
Here are few troubleshooting tips that i have found. If you acquire further assistance please let me know...
Is this a new installation?
In new installations, this error can sometimes present because of a miscommunication between the control panel and the wash motor. In this instance, the washer simply needs to be reset.
Step 1: Unplug the washing machine.
Step 2: While the washer remains unplugged, press and hold the [Start/Pause] button on the front panel for 5 seconds.
Step 3: Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the LE code is cleared.
Are there soap suds visible in the drum?
Over-sudsing is the main cause of LE error codes. Using non-HE (high efficiency) detergents or too much detergent will cause stress on the motor. In addition, detergent residue can also cause leaking and odor. Follow these steps to resolved an LE error code caused by over-sudsing.
Step 1: Unplug the washer and allow the unit to sit for 30 minutes to give the suds time to dissolve.
Step 2: Plug the washer back in and press [Power] to turn on the washer.
Step 3: Do not choose a washing cycle. Press the [Spin Speed] key until "No Spin" is selected.
Step 4: Press [Start/Pause] to begin a drain only cycle.
Step 5: After the drain only cycle has completed, remove the clothing items from the machine. Turn the power back on and select [Rinse and Spin] and then press [Start/Pause]. This will remove excess soap suds and light residue from the drum. Repeat this step until no visible suds are in the drum of the washer.
Has a large load size been used with a gentle wash setting?
Gentle wash cycles such as Perm Press, Delicates, Hand Wash, and Wool/Silk should only be used for smaller loads. Because the cycles are more gentle while tumbling and spinning, too many items in the drum can register as an issue with the motor. In this instance reset the unit and run a test rinse and spin cycle.
Has the washer been overloaded?
Single bulky items or large loads can add extra weight to the drum and place stress on the motor. Remove some of the clothing and restart. If the issue is still present after a few items have been removed, unplug the washer for 30 minutes to allow the motor to cool and then restart the cycle.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
LE means "Overload in Motor" Unplug the washer, remove clothes, wait 15 minutes for motor to cool down. try again. If problem persists you'll need a certified technician.
Posted on May 31, 2009
LE indicates the motor is locked. Check the 3 pin connector at the motor and check the 4 pin connector at the main control if they look good ( no corrosion and fit tight) replace the Hall Sensor. You can enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com for diagrams and illustrations.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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