Question about LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer
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
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
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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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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