Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher
We have a new LG LDS 5811BB dishwasher, that has only been functional for about a month and a half. All of a sudden I have an error code of LE. What does this mean? It ran fine the day before yesterday.
Yes this certainly is a sticking point, the inside of the panel is coated with black insulation, when it heats up the wires stick in it and eventually the wires break. The fix is as stated, splice the broken wires together, as well take some of the white insulation and put it in between the wires and the liner.
The errors that can arise from the sticky wires are numerous, LE, IE, etc. EI though is more than likely a siphoning problem. If your unit is noisey during operation, open the door, what is the water level? It should be at the second rim. If not, that is your first clue that the unit is siphoning. Make sure you have your loop in the drain hose.
Posted on May 30, 2008
Well...... I have 3 major points to make!
1) This web site is fantastic. My daughters LG 5811 had failed and we went shopping for dishwashers last night. We have a Bosch and I pointed her that way. But before we made a purchase I suggested to her that I should check the internet and see if this is a common problem (weird codes). That is when I found this site. I did as others have done, and removed the six screws which holds the lower door panel on her LG. Lo and Behold, there were the burnt wires, which were melted into the black tar. It was, at most a 20 minute job of soldering, taping and tie wrapping the bad wires. In addition, I took an old bicycle tube and wrapped the entire wire harness in the door so that the melting will not happen again. Thanks to all here, it has saved my daughter from $700.00 to $1,200!
2) LG has a MAJOR design flaw in this dishwasher. I retired from aerospace manufacturing and this design is so bad, I would call it a "Bad Design" if it was used in an "Out House"! LG should stand up to their obligations to build a product that works most of the time. I am not saying that it must be a great design. Just a design that works must of the time, and is NOT a HAZARD, as this design surely is! We were considering a LG LCD flat panel TV. Even if their flat panel LCD are decent, I would not purchase on today, based on their corporate ethic! I am going to persure this issue with LG and will post later on the reaction I get!
3) And in closing, my daughter thinks I can "Fix Things"... but all the thanks goes to those here that took the time to make the posts! Thanks again.
Try the fix..... remove 6 screws and you can see if the burnt wires are your issue. It is easy and clean to complete this task.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
The most common reason for repair on an LG dishwasher LDS5811ST is the inner door panel and its insulation on the back side. When the dishwasher heats up in its cycle the tar like insulation on the inner door panel softens and the wires sink into the substance. After the cycle completes and the insulation cools back down it then has the wires locked in place so when you go to open the door the wires cant give any slack and snap. Depending on which wires break depends on your error code. If it is a wire going to motor you will get an LE error which suggests a motor issue but is actually a wiring issue. Since the issue has arrived LG has added a fabric between the wires in the door and the insulation to order for repair but have done nothing on behalf of their customers as far as a rework or a recall regarding the issue. This whole thing is not only frustrating to a customer but dangerous. I have seen doors that shock you when touched and even a internal fire or two due to the broken wires. Plus most people fight tooth and nail to have LG pay for the design flaw and end up with more of a headache and no help. If anyone reads any of these tips DO NOT simply repair the broken wires cause the issue is still there. Make sure you put something between the insulation/tar like stuff and the wires so the wires dont sink back into the stuff again and your back at square 1.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
I had a LE code on my LDS5811WW LG dishwasher.
I did what everybody says and open the door panel to find a
broken wire. The plastic wire holder edges cut it off. Just splice
the broken wire then re-attach them with a **** splice connector
did the trick. While door is off, check for other wires that can be
damage and cover them with electrical black tape. As a final
touch you should cover the edge of the wire holder with a foam
glued inside. Only the edge cause that what causing the wire
to get cut.
Thank again to every one who posted here, now i have a
Posted on May 20, 2008
Same problem - found melted/broken wires engulfed in the black (tar) insulation. I soldered them and inspected the rest for damage. Also put a barrier between the wires and black insulation to prevent recurrence.
It's definitely a design flaw and when I spoke to LG the ONLY thing they had to say was it's beyond the warranty period.
Bottom line LG is banned from our family and we'll make sure friends are aware of their lack of customer responsibility.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
I wish I had looked at thei post a couple of days ago -
My error code was "OE".
After taking everything apart, looking for a broken impeller, burned out motor, or clogged drain I had to call in the service guy.
$85 later, he found two broken wires which he fixed with a wire nut and tape!
This problem needs to be headlined on this site for all to find!!
Posted on May 15, 2008
I have had the same problem twice. My husband found this site and thanks to you guys he fixed the problem. I found information that there is a recall on this dishwasher? Does anyone else have any information on this. There was very little information.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
I think I spent $900.00 on a lemon. I have lds5811st I too, have an error code LE. Which they tell me is a computer error and it needs to be replaced or the pump. I have had mine 15 months. I ordered my dishwasher but didn't take delivery until all appliances came in. So I have to eat the expenses myself. A 900.00 dishwasher, Less than 2 years old and now I have to pay to have it fixed. The best part no one will service where I live. Gurantee I will not reccomend this to anyone else. The best part I can affect this, I work for a national retailer who sells them.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
It is a problem that exists in the inner door liner with the wires. There is also a recommendation from the company that the harness and motor be replaced as well. We have had our dishwasher for one year and this is the problem we are facing now. LG's customer service SUCKS and they are not standing behind the fact that this happened due to a liner issue! Good luck - I would suggest getting rid of it and avoiding LG for anything!
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
We purchased our LG lds5811ww in 2005. Our error code is "HE" (heating circuit failure). Our repairman found the same black goo and melted control board wires and replaced the entire control board and wire harness (control board under warranty, wire harness not). Anyway - This all didn't start until about 2008 and continues until this day. We;ve had three control boards put in and no help whatsoever from LG. A crappy company, a crappy product ... I'll never buy from them again! We've thrown enough money away - we're going this weekend to buy a new dishwasher.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
On September 15, 2009, I purchased a LG Dishwasher Model LDS5811WW. Four months later the dishwasher stopped working due to an "EO" error. The Owner's Manual in the Troubleshooting section states that an "EO" error means there is drainage trouble. After finding this website and reading about the problems and salutions others had with the wiring in the front panel, I removed the six screws on the back of the lower front panel and found no wiring issues. To further investigate, I removed the eight screws on the back of the top panel to inspect the wiring in the upper section. Once again, I found no wiring issues. I then reinstalled all the panels on the unit and began to probe deeper. I disconnecting the water supply and draininage hoses and the electrical plug from where they were all connected under my sink. I also removed the two screws which secured the dishwaster under the countertop. Before removing the unit from the cabinet, I found it the easiet to connect a wet-vac to the disherwasher drainage line using duct tape to **** out the water which remained in the bottom of the unit. Finally I pulled the dishwater out completely from the cabinet and laid it over face first to expose the bottom of the unit. I removed the two screws which secured the silver bottom plate to the unit to expose the water pump as well as all the other components, hoses, and wiring. I removed the three screws which secured the water pump to the bottom manifiold and low and behold found a rubber crommet (origination unknown) lying in the base which seemed to prevent the pump from working properly resulting in the "EO" error. Once the grommet was removed, the water pump and bottom plate re-installed. I stood the unit back up and re-installed it in the cabinet, reconnected the hoses and electrical connection, wallah, it worked fine.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
I have a LDS5811 dishwasher, and I had the same problem with the flashing "LE" on the display, and yup, two broken wires on the harness behind the front panel. Easy fix. Thanks to everyone who took the time to post the solution to this seemingly common problem with the burnt and broken wires. Definitely a design flaw from LG, which they should be ashamed of !
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
Ok I fixed it. 2 broken wires in the door stuck in the black sticky stuff. Soldered them together and taped them. Works fine now.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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