The error code appears and the machine won't work, UNLESS I jiggle the laundry soap drawer. Then it works. Is the thermistor related to that drawer? Or does this indicate the problem may be some other sensor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Btw...the thermistor can be found easily by tilting the machine on its back. It is mounted to the back of the drum housing. I removed mine after getting a "tE" error and cleaned it and replaced...no problems since!
My 2 year old LG was showing the te error and my husband, who is very handy, was able to download a service manual, open the machine up and remove the thermistor. There are actually 2 on the model I have. One of them had a loose wire and he connected it again. Machine runs great now. Saved us $72 to have a service guy come to "just look" at it and who knows how many more $ to swap out parts until he finally got a good one. My husband did say he can see a way to modify it if it happens again. Like I said, my hubby is VERY handy.
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As many suggest, the tE error means there is a thermistor error. On my machine, simply unplugging the machine, tipping the machine backwards (careful! ... I put a few blocks under the front legs so I could work under the machine)...and the thermistor was under the drum, with a 2-wire lead going to it. It was easy to unplug, tighten the plug (squeezing the connector), plugging it back in. The machine has now worked fine ever since this simple procedure with no failures.
Disconnect first the mains, power plug off the wall. You could have a clog in your soap drawer; pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer to remove. Clean the soap drawer with an old tooth brush. The usual block could be old soap, softener, etc. (you could also be using too much soap powder). I usually use just above 125ml (my measure cup says ml, I use front loader powder for the 5.5kg load) The wash is very gud. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing. Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Next could be one of hoses has become loose, should be re-fixed. Examine by removing top of the front loader; this will give you a gud view of the pipes.If helped, click.
I had the tE or te error (an L with a line through it) error on my LG front loader and my local appliance store sold me the thermistor for $7. I layed the unit on its side and accessed the thermistor through the bottom. It plugs into the bottom of the tank. Blue and white wires. No screws and 1 tie-wrap. (Leave the rubber grommet in - just pull the thermistor rod out.) Works like a champ!
There is a drawer on the top left hand side, next to the circular dial. Pull it out and it is labeled. For liquid soap, there is an insert that goes in the soap area. Don't use liquid soap unless that is present!
TE error code stands for thermistor error. You have to remove the front panel and ohm out the heating element. If you have continuity most likely it will be fine. There is a thermistor located next to the heating element that will probably need to be replaced. LG's are the only machine besides GE ref's that I have ever seen thermistors go bad on. There is probably an ohm reading you should get through the thermistor but unless you have an analog meter or a fluke most standard digitals wont read into mega-ohms. Removing the front panel is model specific. But i can tell you the spring around the front boot (drum gasket) needs to be removed and there will be some hidden screws at the bottom by the pump where the access panel is located.
Simple, Unplug washer, lean it back against the wall, brace it so it won't fall while you crawl under it. The thermistor is on the bottom front of the tub, some units twist out. Some you have to unscrew one or two screws. Download this, http://22.214.171.124/contents/Laundry/WM2277/WM2277xx_Service_Manual.pdf and look at page 28. The thermistor is to the right of the heating element. Make sure the connections are tight. Replace if you are still getting an error codefor a thermistor problem. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Thanks so much for the tip regarding flipping the machine on its side. I was about do the lengthy process of disassembling the front and I tipped the machine over instead. Lo and behold, there was the problem in plain sight right away -- the wire to the thermistor had simply come off the connector! I restripped the tip of the wire and crimped it back on the connector, problem solved. Didn't even need a new part!
thermistor error, so actually it is temperature related. the thermistor is located at the bottom of the tub asm. with the heater element. check wires and replace thermistor. the tech paper in the washer may give the proper ohms to check it with a meter.