Question about Washing Machines
- Pressing the buttons to change the spin and temperature and sometimes the start button operate intermittently. Machine 5 years old. Is this a known fault and is there a quick fix.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unidentified buzzing noise in top loader machines is often due to a jammed or seized drain pump, especially if the pump has its own motor - sometimes just opening the front of the pump (usually under a panel at the base of the front, possibly behind a small - 3-4 inch - panel to one side or other) will clear it. behind the pump cover will be a sealed plug or similar, usually needs a half turn to undo. small pieces of wood or plastic sometimes are the cause, and may be "floating" on the drum side of the drain pump so may not be visible immediately. Make sure the machine is unplugged and check with your fingers to see if the pump blades rotate freely - they will have some resistance, but should not feel like you are pressing against something solid. If you still have the manual for the machine, somewhere you would expect to find detailed instructions for a user to clear the pump - it is not usually a difficult or complicated job however some machines have a very different drain system. You may have a certain amount of water comes out over the floor - this is normal. On an optimistic note, many of these machines are still functioning after more than five years with no problems, so it is likely to be minor. If you suspect the electronic control to be the reason for the problem, it may just be that it will not continue a cycle without properly draining, even if the drum appears to be draining adequately - check the drain pump. The pulley attached with string is slightly unusual - perhaps this is as a result of an old bodged repair and needs to be resecured - without more detail or a photo this is hard to say. Best solution for that would be if you could find a similar machine, possibly in a second-hand shop and ask to look at the base to see if there is anything obviously different with your machine.
Posted on Feb 17, 2007
If it is leaking from the waste pump area it may be blocked by a small piece of clothing like a sock or something similar! This will also cause it to take too long to complete a cycle. Remove the rubber hose onto the waste pump and check inside the hose and the pump, make sure the pump spins freely and that nothing is stuck in the hose pipes leading to the pump
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
all lights are flashing on bosch classixx express no thinh working no water intake door is locked what is the problem and can i do it myself
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.
LG themselves have some information on this error code..
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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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.
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