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  • bikkle Nov 17, 2007

    I am having the same problem, repairman came out took something out of pump, it worked once, am now back to washer not emptying, wont spin ahd displaying OE. Help.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    the machine will not empty or spin and oe is flashing , what does oe mean

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    I've had the same OE problems twice now. The first time, I was still covered by extended warranty and had the engineer come out to fix it. He changed the electronic board and tinkered around some more and fixed it.

    A few days ago I had the same problem again, and only found help on this site as there is no manual for this model online.

    I opened up the filter as suggested after draining the water, and bingo! found a 50p coin and a sweet wrapper. The washing machine is now working again.

    Thanks for the advice. Was on the point of giving up on LG and buying a new washing machine.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    OE showing. Have checked drainage hose - not kinked and water is pumping through it, and have also checked drain pump filter - fine. Washing cycle cant seem to get onto the spin stage. Please help. Steve.



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Had the same problem and there was a $2 coin stuck in the hose that empties the water from the barrel to the pump. Couldn't find the problem initially, but after numerous times emptying the front drain pump filter (little carriage you pull out) I felt inside where the pipe empties into this carriage and felt the coin. Had to get underneath and pull off the pipe that attaches to get it out. Hope this helps.

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  • Pschsuze Dec 05, 2007

    More Info...........OE means a drainage problem. In the manual it tells you to check the drain hose (is it kinked or clogged) and check the drain filter (is it clogged). Poured water down the drain hose and checked it was running out through the drain filter at the front. The $2 coin was stuck in the pipe running to the drain filter from the barrel.



THANK YOU!!! Your comment about the filter just saved us a lot of money. I really appreciate you posting the information! We had the OE issue and it ended up being huge lint build up! THANK YOU!

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