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Washer stops with 'LE'

My Tromm WM0532HW stops a wash cycle with a flashing "LE"
I do not have the manual, so I don't know what is wrong to fix it.
Please advise.
Les

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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    My washing machine LG Tromm won't start. Screen flashes Te on it. I have no manual.

  • Michelle4d May 27, 2008

    My LG Tromm has a flashing OE and won't spin. The door stays locked, and I have tried turning the machine off and on to get the lock to unlock so I can take out the blanet and even out the load (in case of out of balance), but no go, what should I do?



    I lost the manual to a minor flooding that happened when we were installing the machine 6 months ago.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    will not fill with water, gives "LE" error. what do you suggest?

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    wm0532hw fault code of "LE" control and drain pump has been replaced

  • rhunt506 Jul 02, 2008

    The water will run in but the machine will not spin. Then LE flashes. If I put it on no spin it will get rid of the water.



    I unplugged it for 30 minutes, turned it on and didn't press any cycle and chose no spin and start. Then I turned on rinse and spin cycle. It still will not spin and LE flashes.



  • rhunt506 Jul 02, 2008

    My washer will not spin and it flashes LE.

  • mikir2 Jul 12, 2008

    stops running flashes le

  • esabella Aug 02, 2008

    my machine stops shortly after washing and flashes LE what can I do it is fairly new and I have no receipt of purchase

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    MY LG WASHER FLASHES LE AND WONT RINSE OR SPIN THE CLOTHES I  HAVE TURNED OFF POWER AND RESET IT AND STILL TURNS ON THE LE AFTER A WHILE , IT DID GIVE OFF A MILDEW SMELL AND NOW ITS SMELLS LIKE BURNT RUBBER.


    WHAT CAN I DO.. HELP.


    THX. 

  • ahsile11 Oct 13, 2008

    I am also getting an "LE" reading and the machine. My machine just started having this issue today.I had just finished a load and was about to start another. I loaded the machine as usual and closed the door. All of the lights are on and when I press the start button,it clicks the door to lock and then the LE reading appears. It started to fill with water and then it stopped.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I Have the same exact problem.. it keeps on flashing LE and  i really need help!! 

  • bamusical Feb 04, 2009

    Restarting it and resetting the washer by holding the power button for two seconds solved the problem for me.

    I was getting an LE error everytime I tried to do a load. I came to the internet and googled "le error lg washer", which brought me to this website. The solution that seems to have solved my problem was listed on the page. A lot cheaper than calling out a tech!

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Most likely lack of flow in drain water. Pump inlet could be restricted. I'm guessing it must be sudding up in the rinse cycle and shuts down when it spins up... This is from all the water in the tub.

1. pull the access door on the lower left. You will need a blade (flat) head screw driver for this.

2. You should see a hose. and a knob. Get a small bucket, or 1L soda bottle. Pinch the hose, pull the cap and let the hose drain the water. You might have to pinch the hose and cap it if your bucket gets too full so you can empty it. If you skip this and just open the pump trap, be ready for water to come out, unless it is the inlet port of the pump housing that is blocked

3. After the water is out, you can open the knob for the trap to the pump housing.

4. Make sure the trap is clean. If it isn't, then this is most likely your problem. If it's clean then you want to look into the pump housing before putting the trap back in. Use a flash light. I found a bottle cap ontime holding back the water, when i pushed it water came gushing out.

5. If you can't see a block from this method, either of the follow could be the problem.

A. Pump motor not working or power not starting the pump motor.
B. inlet or outlet hose have a major restriction or blocked.

In this case it will come down to fixing it yourself or calling someone.

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You can download the manuel and codes such as LE from the internet at LG.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

I have an LG 1815CS that has had this problem twice in the past year. The solution is to reset the motor as follows:

1. Un-plug the machine
2. Press and hold the Start button for at least 2 seconds
3. Plug the machine
4. Wash clothes :-)

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I have the same problem with my washer machine. Use the free web link below to troubleshoot your problem. I narrowed my machine down to two faults. Stator Assy or Main PWB Assy. Good luck


http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM2042/WM2042xx_Service_Manual.pdf

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Thermal overload protection circuit in the motor has been tripped. You need to call for service. Hope you are under warranty.

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