Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have an LG SteamWasher that is displaying the OE error. My wife had washed a pillow that apparently had a tear somewhere and leaked a bunch of (this is a guess) soft cotton material into the washer. I drained the washer using the front access, then cleaned a bunch of this stuff out of the filter. Ran it again. It ran partially through the cycle and displayed the OE again....not unexpected. Repeated the drain/filter procedure and removed a bit more of this fiber. Now when I run the machine, the wash cycle never begins. It sticks on whatever the initial starting time is (say 55) and doesn't begin injecting water into the drum. Eventually comes back to the OE error. I think that I have gotten all of the fiber out. Is there potentially something clogged on the rear drain or has this stuff messed up the pump. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Posted by on

  • jqua Jul 16, 2009

    Is the filter on the front of the machine the only one I need to clear? I just want to make sure that I am not missing something with the drain hose on the back of the machine..

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 15,935 Answers

OE Error means drain error (outlet error)
Possible causes:
drain hose kinked,
filter blocked,
pump impellor blocked.
If you have cleared the filter multiple times - most likely there are fibers stuck in the impeller.
This will require removal of the pump to clear the debris (most likely wrapped around the impeller.

Thanks for using FixYa - please accept this answer to remove it from the work queue.

:D

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Jul 16, 2009

    no - thats the only one :D

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Water won't drain and it says oe


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

OE is a drain error and is displayed when the washer is unable to drain water. Please check the drain hose and drain pump filter for any clogs to clean the error. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Aug 10, 2011 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

IT DON'T GO THROUGH CYCLES COME UP WITH A CODE OE


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

OE is a drain error and is displayed when the washer is unable to drain water. Please check the drain hose and drain pump filter for any clogs to clean the error. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Jan 06, 2011 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

I have a problem with my LG Tromm front load washer. It will wash seemingly normally up to the point it gets to the spin cycle. Then a motor comes on and the machine does not spin or drain. The display...


The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.


LG themselves have some information on this error code..

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.!!!!!

Sep 10, 2010 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

The washer is displaying an OE. How do I fix this?


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more detail about how to fix the OE code on LG washers....

LG Washing Machine OE Error Code
heatman101

Sep 03, 2010 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

Washer machine erroe code oe


The LG error code OE simply means “the pump is blocked”. Presumably the water isn’t being emptied properly.A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.

Clean and straighten the drain hose / clean the drain filter.

Jun 30, 2010 | LG WM2688HWM TROMM SteamWasher

1 Answer

I have an LG TROMM wm1812cw washer. Out of the blue the machine will not spin or drain. It has given an an error code OE


The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.


LG themselves have some information on this error code..

http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Sep 27, 2009 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

My LG Clothes Washer has stopped mid cycle and is displaying an "OE" error code. How do I get the machine to finish the cycle?


oe means drain error (outlet error)
Poss causes:
drain hose kinked,
filter blocked,
pump impellor blocked.
Hope that Helped
Please Rate Me
George

Apr 29, 2009 | LG WM2688HWM TROMM SteamWasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

80637 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17328 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...