Question about LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

LG WM2277H has the LE code on & will not work.

First the LG WM2277H was not even close to being overloaded but have the over loaded motor problem. I have removed the wet clothes and removed all the water and replugged the machine with the same results. I have unplugged it for a full day and of course that didnt help either. It will only rock a little before the code problem light comes back on. Is there a solution without calling a service tech? HELP.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    We've had the machine for about fifteen months. The only indication of a potential problem is that water always remains in middle groove of the rubber seal surrounding the door/access to the tumbler.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 113 Answers

Hi there,
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 
front-loading washers. 

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 
increased. 

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 
water usage. 

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
Good Luck!!!
neo

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does the code LE indicate?


The LE error code means that you have a motor sensor problem and the sensor may need to be replaced.

Jun 16, 2011 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

WASHING MACHINE NOT WORKING, SHOWING ON SCREEN MESSAGE "LE"


The LG website explains it:

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6250

"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."

Apr 21, 2011 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

2 Answers

I have an lg wm2277h washing machine, i keep getting LE error at display how can i fix this?


This is caused by a bad Hall Sensor. when it is bad it tells the computer that there is too much load on the motor, therefore giving you the LE code, otherwise known as a (Locked Rotor Error). It is cheap and fairly easy to replace, the part can be ordered at Sears Parts, using your model number. For information on how to perform your repair, please reply.

Thanks, Repairman45

Dec 20, 2010 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Le error code what is this


this code means a Locked Motor Error. you need to check the hall sensor it may be defective and you may also have to replace the Stator Assembly. this will require an appliance service call by a qualified LG technician.

Nov 07, 2009 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Error code LE on front load LG washer


This is a motor fault code. Sometimes it can be just a communication error, in which case you can try unplugging the machine for 20 minutes and see if it clears the problem up. More likely it is a fault in the motor itself. The most likely culprit would be a defective hall sensor. I will attach a photo of the sensor for you to see what it looks like. To access and replace the hall sensor, you have to remove the rotor and stator at the motor. Before going to this trouble, try the unplugging thing first and also check the connector on the main control board. It is the red connector next to the heat sink2.gif. Using a multimeter, check that the board is receiving a signal from the sensor. Hope this helps and best wishes.
64fa32e.jpg

Sep 02, 2009 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Le error code on my LG washer.


On LG Washers the code LE is for motor overload protection.
Ensure that you are not overloading washer, make sure to clean pump by draining at little door at lower left corner(check manual for instructions), unplug for 30 minutes to reset, now try running cycle again. if it fails again something else is causing the motor to work to hard and will require a professional.

Apr 25, 2009 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My lg wm2277h washing machine has a le error code. and where i can find the water circulation nozzle


This is the motor overload code. Most often it is caused by too much detergent. Really if you use more than a couple of tablespoons, you risk setting off this code. Anyway try unplugging the machine for five or ten minutes, then plug it back in . It should work. The techs have a series of button pushes that do the same thing followed by a too much soap lecture.

Nov 25, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

3 Answers

LGWM2277H LE light came on does the motor have a reset button i need to push


Hello momof3611
Welcome,

You said, Your LGWM2277H washer LE light flashes. Troubleshooting guide says overload in motor. Is there a reset on the motor that needs reset or does something else need done. washer was working fine until we put a big load of jeans in to wash. when we checked wash soapy water was in washer and I can't get it to rinse. drum is not turning.


If you overload, with to much clothes the weight will trigger this error your having in most washer.
Take some clothes out.

Then try this:
Unplug the washer for 5 minutes, or if you can't reach the plug, turn the breaker off for 5 minutes and then the system should reset itself!
Let me know.I'm looking right now for any reset code in the repair manual too!
Huuum
Please remember to leave a rating.

Oct 07, 2008 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Lg washer


From the manual - LE is overload in motor. Restart the cycle after 30 minutes. If LE is not released, call for service.

Jun 04, 2008 | LG WM2277H Stainless Steel Front Load...

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG WM2277H Front Load Washer Logo

1,512 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71694 Answers

Are you a LG Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...