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For LG WM2233HW, Error Code OE. Already check drain hose and filter, all clean. Try different cycles, TUB CLEAN, SPEED WASH. Same error code. No drain.

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    washes as normal but will not drain I have drained it manually through the hose at the bottom and removed the filter at the bottom to check it was clean

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Replace the water pump. Because the water can not pump out, the machine idles for a while then stops with the error code OE. The technician said, the drain hose should be hang high before curse down to the drainage so air can not go to the hose.

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Good Morning Sir/Ma'am, We own an LG WM2233HW with an "error code of OE" which means "Drain hose is bent or clogged" and/or "The drain filter is clogged". I have checked both. I straightened the drain hose...


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http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

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