Question about LG Washing Machines
Cleaned, Inlet Hose filters, Cleaned Dischsrge filer, and drain. Checked Outlet hose, still making adeep noise, and then slowly drains, then drains ok.... Worried a pump is going?
I had the same problem. Loud noises during draining operation. It turned out to be the drain pump motor. The impeller that pumps the water wears out on the shaft, and then starts to flop around creating vibrations, and in turn the noises you hear. The pump is a very inexpensive part. $35-50. There is some work involved to get to it, and to replace it, but not overly complex. Just watch the motor wire connections. Take a picture with your camera/phone of the connections. I would recommend watching the youtube video in the link provided on how to get to the motor, as some of the steps can be challenging, especially the drum seal retaining ring removal and reinstallation steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cPl22OC9f4 .
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check inside the filter housing with a flashlite for debris that got around the filter. If it is clean, you have a bad pump and it needs to be replaced.
Posted on Jan 27, 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 18, 2010
SOURCE: F02 Error Code on Kenmore
Hello, welcome to FixYa.
Based on your information posted I understand you have the Kenmore HE3t washer, correct ?
Reading your description and factoring in all you've done and inspected, it may in fact be a faulty pump...(the F02 ultimate worse case) even if it is draining slowly it does not rule it out, trust me I've seen many of them.
By reading your post I've gathered you are pretty thorough so I don't expect you missed it, but I must mention it or I wouldn't be thorough either, I think you can appreciate that, have you checked the back-flow/check ball ?
If not, here's how...
Pull the boot off if you have not and just see if anything has got in there to obstruct the "ball" from working correctly. It is shown here...(this is from the back, but you can do it from the front...just not as easily...in my opinion)
Undo the clamp and inspect inside...if you have not already.
It's amazing how often I find this ball "stuck" or the bellows clogged with debris of all sorts of items...definately worth looking into before declaring the pump has failed. Good luck. Let me know how you make out as I said and if I can help you in any manner going forward I will do whatever I can.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2011
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