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LE Error message

The washer panel is blinking LE on front panel and washer won't work.

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Re: LE Error message

"LE" means overload in motor. When we first got our LD washer we had similar problems. I evenually concluded it was related to adding too much detergent. My suggestion is remove everything and run the machine thru the cycle empty a couple of times with just water. If you cannot get it to run, try draining the water though the drain at the front lower corner. Then using a jug add some hot water in the soap dispenser to flush some of the detergent, and drain that. See if the machine will now run thru a cycle with just water. In our case we were able to get it to run after it sat for a day, perhaps the motor need to cool, I am not sure why. It was tough to get the machine going but once we flushed it and used a LITTLE high efficiency soap with loads we have had no more problems except once when my son did a load with lots of detergent. Then we followed the steps above and were back in business. Hope this help you.

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Fix for Error Code "LE" on LG Front Load Washing Machine
I just had an interesting experience with our LG washing machine today. I found some hints for the solution online buried in some user forums, but I thought posting my particular solution here in a less cluttered blog might make it easier to find.
I had just run a load of laundry, emptied the machine, and reloaded. I put the detergent in and started the machine. After sitting for about 2 minutes with no activity, a "LE" error message appeared.
While the online forums indicated this might be a problem with a sensor, I was able to solve the problem by doing the following:
1. Press the Power button
2. Manually rotate the hopper 4 times clockwise and 4 times counter-clockwise.
3. Press the power button and run the machine normally.
Don't know if this will work for everyone, but it worked for me. If I keep getting the error message, I'll have to call LG and find out about this sensor I was reading about.

May 30, 2014 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Washer won't spin. LE Error

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

'LE' stands for 'Lock Error' indicating that there is a problem either with the door lock or the door locked sensor requiring a service call, sorry ;-0(

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John C

Sep 19, 2011 | LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer

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LE error and the Model number is WM2277HB. What is the difference in the last two numbers?


The 'LE' error message indicates the control board has detected that the motor is either not turning, or has locked up for some reason. Monitoring the motor is the job of the hall effect sensor board which constantly determines the direction and speed of the motor and feeds that information back to the control board. If there is a problem between what the motor should be doing and what the hall effect sensor says the motor is doing, the 'LE' will be displayed and the cycle will be stopped.

This error can sometimes present because of a miscommunication between the control panel and the wash motor. In this instance, the washer simply needs to be reset.

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.

Please get back to us if you have further query or else please accept the solution.

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Sep 03, 2011 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Drum starts to move then stops then Le appears and a slight hissing noise from direct drive motor. Looks like intemittant fault

The LE error message means "locked motor error" which means the control is not seeing the motor running.

The problem can be caused by a broken wire or loose connection but the most likely cause of the problem is a bad hall sensor.

The sensor can be accessed by removing the rear panel and the rotor assembly. See the image below for help with this. Remember to unplug the washer first.

Make sure the rotor and drum rotate. Anything blocking the tub rotation might trigger an LE code.

Aug 11, 2011 | LG WD-1080FD Front Load Washer

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I'm getting the error message LE which says motor overload. I've read some comments on line that people have drained the water unplugged the machine for a couple of hours and the error message went away...


LE code stands for locked motor error. When this error code appears in your front load washer it indicates a fault in the motor unit.

1 . Check the connections to the Coil/Stator at the rear of the unit possibly it should be something like a broken wire.

2 . Coil/Stator Assembly will be defective preventing the drive to operate.You should go for a replacement of that assembly.


Jul 14, 2010 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

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Washer display LE error. We have Washer/Dryer LG WM3632HW and sounds like other LG Washers have same problems.


I managed to locate the users manual for your machine here:

I took the following text from the manual (it also gives you a step by step guide to cleaning the filter):

The water inlet filter
• "lE " error message will blink on the control panel when water does not enter the dispenser.
• If your water is very hard or contains traces of lime deposit, the water inlet filter may become clogged.
We recommend cleaning it every few months.

I hope this helps you out.

Best regards,


Nov 29, 2009 | LG Washing Machines

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Hello remrama,
Please use this link to access the service manual on your display code message ( page 18 ) elaborates on the cause of that message. You should be able to determine which of the few causes may be the culpret,...

Hope this helps you..

Feb 22, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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error LE Overload in motor.unplug for 1 hour plug back in. motors going bad or over loaded with stuff.

Jan 15, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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