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LE ERROR CODE ON LG WM-2277HW

Water will not drain and spin cycle will not start. Washer shuts down a few minutes into the cycle.

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  • jbluscombe Nov 03, 2007

    I have tried all the things that lg has suggested and my washer still has the le on after a few min into cycle. can anyone tell me what to do?? any help would be welcome thanks, Barb

  • ollysha Nov 10, 2007

    My LG front load washer keeps flashing OE after it goes through the cycle and needs to go into RINSE/SPIN.

  • ollysha Nov 10, 2007

    THE SOLUTION POSTED WORKED FABULOUSLY!!!! I FOUND A HUGE AMOUNT OF GUNK IN THE FILTER. I ALSO DECIDED TO PULL BACK THE GASKETS AROUND THE DOOR RIM AND FOUND ALL KINDS OF STUFF IN THERE TOO!!! --ALSO SINCE I COULD NOT GET TO THE BACK OF MY MACHINE SINCE IT IS STACKED I JUST TURNED MY BREAKER OFF TO GET IT TO RESET. I AM SOOOO HAPPY!!! IT WORKED IT WORKED IT WORKED!!

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    Water will not drain and spin cycle will not start. Washer shuts down a few minutes into the cycle.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    Water will not drain and spin cycle will not start. Washer shuts down a few minutes into the cycle.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    Water will not drain and spin cycle will not start. Washer shuts down a few minutes into the cycle. OE lightup

  • jamejace Apr 11, 2008

    LE keeps popping up, washer will not drain or spin, shuts down only after about 1 minute running..help

  • griffinszone Apr 28, 2008

    I get the same error on my LG and I tried unplugging and cleaning the filter which I have done on a regular basis since owning my washer.

  • Andrew Lauder May 29, 2008

    You need a service call. The Hall sensor, located on the motor, is bad. Must be done by a qualified tech, but do this and your problems will be solved. Make sure you are using a 'HE' branded detergent, and not too much, less is best.

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    LG Guy

  • elwitten Jun 20, 2008

    I've had this problem in the past and had a service call. I was told I was using too much detergent. In order to solve the problem, the service man used a programming technique to force the machine just to spin. The problem has just happened to me again and I can't remember what he did. I guess I assumed it would never happen again. Does anyone know so I an avoid another service call for the same problem?

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    LE error code popped up

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    The code LE has come up.  It did this at the end of the spin cycle with my daughter's load.  She didn't tell us, so we put a load in, it filled, but won't spin--just shuts off and registers LE.

  • tsullivan812 Aug 30, 2008

    Washer is giving me the LE code, again. I have changed the hall sensor and cleaned the filter. We were using the washer for awhile after the first sensor. Can't get it to do any spinning what so ever now. Even tried the service diagnostic cycle and no spinning. Anything else I can try? Hate to spend $70.00 for the service call if I can avoid it. Thanks.

  • schuster996 Feb 01, 2009

    We have the exact same problem. The water does not drain and it shows the LE error message a few minutes into the problem. Our dealer/repair man said we are putting too much of the HE detergent in and to run several loads with no detergent to clean it out. We kept doing this until the LE error message would come up again and it started to go longer each time until we got a full cycle in again. This helped for a couple of weeks, but it is doing it again and we have be VERY careful not to use the smallest amount of detergent.

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Don't call service, they will rip you off!
See posted titled "LG Tromm WM2277HW will not spin"

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This a common problem for all front loaders. Your washer will not drain or work 'cause your outlet filter is clogged. Usually this small door is on the left side front below of your washer. Expect some water to come out when you open the door, etc. Clean out your filter and refit.....things should be fine.

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Listen to profylevy He is the washmachine god. I followed your instructions to the letter, even though you did label the picture wrong, ordered the part you said and it fixed my machine for $25.00 including shipping and 30 minutes of my time. Thanks

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Thank you so much! This worked great!

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Thank You!! It worked great. With my husband deployed this was a laundry life saver.

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There's no small door on my washer. Could it be in a different location?

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Model: LDS5811ST, purchased at Home Depot 3/7/07 for $782.81. The LE error code appeared for the second time in just over three years. Troubleshooting revealed the motor (Part#
4681ED1004A) has failed again. First failure 5/08/08. Second failure 7/10/10. LG covered the first repair under warranty. However, this second repair they will not cover because "repair parts have no warranty" according to the customer service representitive I spoke with. Needing a dishwasher immediately, I researched Consumer Reports and purchased another model. What I found interesting though was LG has the worst reliability rating among all the manufactures tested, including all the big names and a few others I never heard of.
Recommendation: Avoid LG products. Other brands offer much better relaibility and cost less.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the second time it happened to me and I had a repair man come out the first time. You need to have a shop vac with you so you can just pull the plug.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

This a common problem for all front loaders. Your washer will not drain or work 'cause your outlet filter is clogged or an unusually heavy load. The small door is on the left side front bottom of your washer. Remove the door with a putty knife or thin butter knife inserted in the middle top of the access panel door. Drain the water from the filter housing by pulling the tube out of the clip and unplugging, allow it to run into a bucket while the machine is in spin only mode. This mode is acheived when the washer is first powered on press the spin button until no spin is reached then run. Run in this mode until no water is draining from the tube in the bucket. Keep the tube as low as possible. When water has stopped coming out of the tube turn off the washer and unplug from the wall. This step is important because this resets the fault. Expect some water to come out when you open the filter housing by turning counterclockwise until you can pull the filter from its housing. Clean out your filter, return to housing turning clockwise until seated and recap the tube and place in the holder, refit the cover and plug back into the wall. Fixed. You may also need to lighten the load a bit but I always try full on load anyways. If it fails again just lighten, unplug wait >1 minute then replug and run.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

Thank You, It Worked!!!!!!!!!!!

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Regarding solution #4: This has worked for me in the past, but now it is not working. The water in my washer/dryer is refusing to drain. I can drain it manually through the drain but there is nothing clogging the area that I can access by removing the filter housing. Has anybody experienced this? Could it be clogged further into the system and - if so - any idea of how to handle it? The washer will fill and wash, but errors out when it is time to drain.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

  • kaoscapt Oct 08, 2010

    I began getting the LE error this summer just after I moved. Here's something I've noticed. I tend to get the LE error during the heat of the day when my garage (where my washer

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Regarding the "LE" : there is a chip that must be replaced. You will need to contact a service person.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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LE error on LG 2277HW


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.

Oct 15, 2012 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Lg Tromm front loading washing machine. Model # WM0532HW.I keep getting the UE and IE codes. Also makes alot of noise in the spin cycle....warranty is done....should I not bother & get another


IE: Water level (246) was not reached in 8 minutes
UE: Imbalance: Load too small, too large objects between tubs
OE: Drain problem took longer than 10 minutes to drain
FE: Overflow issue drain pump running to comp
PE: pressure sensor (sensor out)
dE: door error. open door. switch is out
LE (with a a slash in the
middle of L. Upside down F) Thermistor out
CE: Over amping Too much soap wrong soap
LE: hall sensor shorted/destroyed from sudslock
bE: Ball sensor loose connection/out of order
EE: eeprom out test mode only
PF: power failure momentary interruption of shocktricity

Service notes and manual

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LG washer WM 2277HW Wont spin LE on control panel


LG error codes:
IE: Water level (246) was not reached in 8 minutes
UE: Imbalance: Load too, small too large
OE: Drain problem took longer than 10 minutes to drain
FE: Overflow issue drain pump running to comp
PE: pressure sensor (sensor out)
dE: door error. open door. switch is out
LE (with a a slash in the
middle of L. Upside down F) Thermistor out
CE: Over amping Too much soap wrong soap
LE: hall sensor shorted/destroyed from sudslock
bE: Ball sensor loose connection/out of order
EE: eeprom out test mode only
PF: power failure momentary interruption of shocktricity

LG washer notes:
Problem:
An occasional LE error but always a slow or no spin.
Solution:
A Red wire going to the Hall sensor was intermittent. You can test this from the main board connector down to the connector on the hall sensor by checking continuity. There is an intermediate connector down by the motor/hall sensor so you can isolate the problem even more. Problem was in the short wire harness that connects directly to the motor and hall sensor. Could not find the open point of the wire so added a new red wire and integrated it into the harness.

Your service manual and more LG washer notes HERE

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Mar 07, 2011 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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LE code


IE: Water level (246) was not reahed in 8 minutes
UE: Imbalance: Load too, small too large
OE: Drain problem took longer than 10 minutes to drain
FE: Overflow issue drain pump running to comp
PE: pressure sensor (sensor out)
dE: door error. open door. switch is out
LE (with a a slash in the
middle of L. Upside down F) Thermister out
CE: Over amping Too much soap wrong soap
LE: hall sensor shorted/destroyed from sudslock
bE: Ball sensor loose connection/out of order
EE: eeprom out test mode only
PF: power failure momentary interuption of shocktricity

WM-2277HW service manual and more HERE

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Jan 07, 2011 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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What does LE mean?


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.

Nov 28, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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I keep getting a code le why?


Hi,
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

Has the washer been overloaded?


Thank You

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Code LE, will not finish the spin cycle


It's very important not only to use "HE" (High Efficiency-Low Suds) type detergent--but to use the correct amount.
Nearly all brands of "HE" detergent have incorrect dosage instructions.

The correct amount is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Washload

HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon

This reduces/prevents:

1) Musty Odor

2) "LE" Error/Interrupted Cycle

3) L-O-N-G Cycle Times (longer than time displayed)

4) Insufficient Cleaning Results

5) Small Water Leaks from the air vent behind the washer or at the
front door gasket

6) Damaged Hall Effect Sensor (on 2007 or older LG washers)

7) Reduced Spin Speeds (laundry not spin-dried effectively)

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Unplug your machine for a few minutes or more and plug it back in. This will fix the LE error most of the time.

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Lg washer 2277, spin cycle


The humming noise is probably the drain pump working to remove the water out of the tub.  It is normal.  

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