Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811ST Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
You do not have an "OE" error, it is actually a "DE" error. (Drain error) If after 5 minutes of drain time the pump motor RPM's haven't gone up the dishwasher knows that there is still water in the tub and throws the "DE" error. Often times the problem is the controller, but I have found more often that the problem is a long and/or restricted drain line. If someone had to extend the drain hose to reach a drain the extra resistance from the splice and pushing all the extra water in the long drain line prevents the dishwasher from pumping out within the time limit.
In some cases it is possible to correct this condition by first making sure the drain hose has a high loop to prevent siphoning, then running the drain line through the floor and into an open trap. (again, to prevent siphoning) Do not use extensions on the dishwasher drain hose supplied with the unit.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Yes, we also had this problem but fortunately purchased a three year extended warrantee when we bought it. Matt, poor Matt the technician came out SEVERAL times to work on it--twice had received broken parts from LG---replaced the pump and motor twice! We finally got store credit to buy a new machine----a Kitchen Aid this time---my LG washer/dryer and fridge are great but the more I research the more I find the dishwasher was a lemon for more than a few people. I also wonder if it is either a faulty sensor or something in the control board. My advice? With the money you spend on a machine like that, another 80.00 to 100.00 for an extended warrantee would be a wise move, viewing my own experience and now seeing that we were not the only ones to have so much trouble with this particular dishwasher!
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
OE errors are often a faulty controller PCB.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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