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HOW CAN LE ERROR ON LG WASHER MODEL WM1832CW?

I HAVE UNPLUGGED, I HAVE RESET BY HOLDING START PAUSE BUTTON FOR AT LEAST 10 SECONDS, BOTH AS SUGGESTED BY LG AGENTS. THE WASHER RUNS WATER IN,THEN THE TUB WILL TURN (AGITATION, SO TO SPEAK), THEN AFTER A FEW MINUTES THE LE ERROR CODE WILL APPEAR. I CAN PRESS START/PAUSE BUTTON AND MACHINE WILL START WHERE IT LEFT OFF, THEN AFTER A FEW MOMENTS THE LE ERROR CODE SHOWS BACK UP. SHOULD I JUST CALL A REPAIRMAN AND IF SO IS THIS AN EXPENSIVE ORDEAL?

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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.



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Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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  • tylerspot Jan 29, 2011

    This was exactly my problem. The machine would fill with water and try to turn the motor one direction as though it was locked even though I could freely spin the drum when the washer was not on. Eventually I would get the LE (Motor Locked) error code.

    I ordered the Sensor Assembly direct from LG for around $34 CAD after tax and shipping and followed the detailed instructions above and the washer was up and running again after about a 30 min job.

    Thank you blueextc3221 for the great set of instructions.

  • Osbornekl1 Jun 16, 2011

    Back in buisness! Thank you sooo much. My washer is spinning again. I found the part with the part number recommended from repairclinic.com. It was a whopping $18.65 and with the express shipping in 3 days and tax it came to $27.62. Very easy directions to follow. Now I have to get a bunch of laundry caught up. Thanks again.

  • Glentok Jul 22, 2011

    Thanks for the clear, concise instructions. I have no idea what a Hall sensor is but replacing it brought my washer back to life (at the low, low cost of $25 delivered) - Glentok

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    JPSL Dec 14, 2013

    How did you guys remove the one large bolt in the middle. when i tried to loosen it the entire rotor turns. Thanks!

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I have an LG wm2032hw which has had this issue intermittently for YEARS! I have replaced the hall effects sensor twice, used the spin four times counter clockwise then clockwise steps, unplugged over-night, unplugged and pressed the start/pause button and/or the on/off button, and traced all wires to ensure that there are none that appear broken or as though they may have warn through insulation due to vibration.

Today I ordered a new motor stator, however I have held off on this due to the issue being intermittent. When it gets LE code, it will get it for many attempts to run. However, then it will run for many days or weeks before doing it again. So, this to me does not logically point to the motor stator which is hard wired.

It could be something in the logic boards. Yet, again I would expect more consistency, we are talking logic.

One other item is that the electrical outlet is a three pronged outlet, however I do not think it is actually grounded. There is a wire coming out of the wall as though maybe it used to go to the water pipe. No bracket to indicate it did. Could lack of a grounded outlet cause this?

I'd like to cancel the stator order if it is not going to fix the issue.

Thanks in advance!

Posted on Feb 15, 2013

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error LE Overload in motor.unplug for 1 hour plug back in. motors going bad or over loaded with stuff.

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SOURCE: I have Model WF-S6607?WF-S6607TC. Washing Machine.

This might be Lid cover open protection. There is a small magnet at the edge of the lid cover, housed in some sort of a catch.
If the plastic housing cracked, the magnet might have dropped into the washing drum. To overcome this, place a magnet on the position where the plastic catch will contact the washer when the lid is close.

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An LE error code on the washer's display indicates that the motor is locked, possibly due to a heavy wash load.
Large and heavy sized loads will put a strain on the motor, causing the LE code to occur. Performing a reset on the washer will normally resolve this error.
To reset the washing machine:
  1. Press POWER to turn the washer off
  2. Unplug the washer from the power outlet. If the outlet cannot be reached, turn the circuit breaker to the unit off.
  3. With the power disabled to the washer, press and hold the START/PAUSE button for 5 seconds.
  4. Plug the washer back in, or turn the circuit breaker back on.
The washer should now be reset and the LE code cleared. If washing a heavy or large load, reduce the load size and attempt to restart the cycle.
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LG, the electronics and appliances conglomerate, manufactures a variety of high-efficiency washing machines. Whether you have a front- or top-loading model, your LG washer is equipped with an error-monitoring system. When the LE code appears in your display, it indicates a problem with the motor. The problem can be related to several different issues. In order to clear the error, determine which issue is at hand.
New Installation The LE error code may appear in an LG washer's display if installation issues exist. It indicates a miscommunication between the wash motor and the control panel. In most cases, you can simply reset the washer to solve the problem. Unplug your washer before pressing and holding the Start/Pause button for approximately five seconds. Plug it back in and set the washer to a rinse-spin cycle to see if the code has cleared. If the code reappears in the display, contact LG at the phone number in your owner's manual for assistance.
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Excessive Suds If your washer detects excessive soap suds in the drum, the LE error code can appear. Typically, excessive sudsing occurs when you use too much high-efficiency detergent or a detergent that's not specifically high-efficiency detergent. Always follow the guidelines in your owner's manual and on the detergent label to determine what type of detergent, and how much, to use. To get rid of soap suds in the drum and clear the code, unplug your washer and let it sit for a half hour so the suds can dissolve. Plug the washing machine back in and turn it on, hitting the Spin Speed button and selecting "No Spin." Press the Start/Pause button to turn on a drain only cycle. When the cycle is completed, remove the load from the tub. Start a rinse-spin cycle to clear away any residue. You may need to repeat the cycle to remove all of the suds.
Load Issues The LE error code can appear in an LG washer's display due to certain load conditions. If you are washing a large load, don't choose a gentle cycle like Delicates, Hand Wash, Perm Press or Wool/Silk. Reserve them for smaller loads. To reset the washer, unplug it and press the Start/Pause button for five seconds before plugging it back in. The LE code can indicate that the washer has been overloaded; large loads and bulky items can strain the motor. Remove a few items from the washer to reduce the load size and restart the cycle. If the code appears again, let the washer sit for a half-hour so the motor has time to cool down before you restart the cycle.

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Step 1: Unplug the washing machine.

Step 2: While the washer remains unplugged, press and hold the [Start/Pause] button on the front panel for 5 seconds.

Step 3: Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the LE code is cleared.



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Step 3: Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the LE code is cleared.

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Step 1: Unplug the washing machine.
Step 2: While the washer remains unplugged, press and hold the [Start/Pause] button on the front panel for 5 seconds.
Step 3: Plug the unit back in, and run a rinse and spin cycle to test if the LE code is cleared.

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Step 1: Unplug the washer and allow the unit to sit for 30 minutes to give the suds time to dissolve.
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