Question about LG WM2077CW XL Front Load Stackable Washer with 7 Washing Programs
I have a model WM2077CW LG washer. The LE error is displayed shortly after the drum "trys" to spin. It does this after the water fills then turns about a 1/4 turn and hums. It cycles through this "try" about 5 times then displays the LE light. Could this be a sensor problem?
LE indicates a fault with the motor on the appliance.
LG suggest you switch off, wait for a minute, unplug the appliance.
Wait 15 minutes then plug it back in again.
Try the machine again.
If it's still faulty, you can try changing the Hall Sensor in the motor, this can sometimes cure the problem.
Unplug the machine and remove the rear cover. There are 4 Philips head screws. Take them out and remove the rear cover.
You should now see the rear of the motor, which is mounted to the back of the drum.
In the middle is a large bolt which holds the stator cover.
You'll need a 17mm socket and a ratchet to remove this bolt.
Remove the stator cover and place aside.
Toward the bottom-left, you will see a couple of wire bunches held to the motor by three screws. One holds a metal bracket, one actually holds a ground wire, and the last is through a plastic bracket toward the bottom. Remove these three screws and don't lose them.
Through the motor there are 6 bolts holding it onto the back of the drum assembly.
You'll need a 10mm socket and ratchet to remove them.
You will now have the motor off the back of the drum.
Disconnect the two wire harnesses from the motor.
Looking at the surface of this motor that was facing the DRUM (not the outside), you'll see two small pieces clipped onto it, toward the bottom.
The sensor you are looking to replace is the one that looks like a kitchen magnet.
It is attached by small clips. You'll see how it goes on. It's easy to remove.
Go to google and search for part number 6501KW2002A.
This will bring up an LG sensor assembly.
Double check with the supplier that this is the sensor for your appliance.
When you receive the sensor, simply reverse steps 1 through 5.
Once re assembled, try the machine again.
If still the same after this you'll need to replace the motor and/or control board.
Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 28, 2015 | Washing Machines
May 03, 2011 | LG WM2016C
Apr 15, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Apr 01, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
May 31, 2009 | LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer
May 27, 2009 | LG WM2077CW Laundry XL Front Load...
Mar 14, 2009 | LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer
Apr 27, 2008 | LG WM2077CW XL Front Load Stackable Washer...
Dec 22, 2012 | LG WM2077CW XL Front Load Stackable Washer...
549 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: