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What does le meen on my lg washer model wm2277hw

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  • rons68cougar Jul 19, 2009

    for that code LE is the motor that is bad i no because i just replaced it note remove the back cover of the washer and turn the reg.. cycle and spin the motor it will then work that is what i did to find the motor to be bad replaced the motor it works good

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LE means Load Error.

First try unplugging the machine for a few minutes and then retry a cycle. If you still get the LE error:

The Hall sensor (part number 6501KW2001A) has failed. The hall sensor is rather easy to replace, and is covered by a seven year part warranty (in the US). Take the back cover off. Take the big nut off and remove the motor rotor. Remove the bolts holding the motor windings. Remove the electric plug on the sensor and unclip it from the motor winding. Snap new sensor on and reassemble. Usually takes under a half hour. On a difficulty scale of 1 - 10, it might rate a 4. This should be a Fix-Ya for your machine, and at basically no cost!
In the US, find a service provider using your zip code at http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp or call LG at 800-243-0000

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Jul 19, 2009

    OK, you asked what LE means. I told you. I even told you how to fix it for practically nothing. Why the low rating?

  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Jul 19, 2009

    By replacing the motor, you also replaced the hall sensor, which is the only part which needed to be replaced. That's kind of like replacing the engine on your car if the thermistat is bad. Over kill.

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