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LG Washer LE Error

LG Front Load Washer gets the fabled "LE" Error. I drain and clean the pump filter regularly. The event seems to be random, but it is annoying, have to unplug the machine and wait before restarting.

Is there a real fix, or, is this a persistent LG screwup?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Same problem. on the 2077CW model. Still searching for the final solution. Tried all the power off, reset circuit breaker, unplug overnight, still not fixing the problem. Before I call service, I'd like to find the solution so they can fix it the first time. I found some pretty good information about the Hall and Ball Circuits....

  • Hopps Mar 24, 2008

    Not only did the LE error light come on but the water won't drain from the washer. This is the first time it has done this. Any solutions I should try before I have to call someone to come service it?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    the washer had a error code and now it will not run

  • n1ch0las Apr 19, 2008

    i have LE code AE What does fhis mean

  • MeiaBird Sep 19, 2008

    I have the same problem again....I posted in May, replaced the sensor and here it is September with the same LE error code again. I love my washer but really! I have unplugged and replugged and cleaned and it looks like the sensor is gone again.

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    My LG Steamwasher is two-years-old now and about 7 months ago the LE code came on a few minutes into the wah so I called the extended warranty service and they sent out a repairman who said it was too much soap or too many clothes. He replaced the sensor and I have been very cautious not to overload clothes or detergent (not that I had ever done it but according to the repairman that is what was wrong). In March the LE code came up agin, another repairman saying the same thing, another replacement part, ditto for June and July. I am tired of repairmen telling me its me when I know how careful I have been with my washer. I have not saved money because I have to put smaller loads in the washer (when its working). I was speaking with the last repairman and asking about the rate of return on LG frontloaders and he replied "the return rate is about 2%, and the other 98% just gave up and shot themselves!"

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Same here...LE and washer won't work.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    can anyone explain how the additional soap can trigger the hall sensor. i've been having the LE problem intermittantly since i got the machine 3 months ago. i want to rule out soap except i did change brands and the problem happened again. planning on changing the sensor myself no matter what. such a pain

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have an extended waranty and have had them out 4 times. Finaly they replaced the motor. It is a overload (LE error) The washer is less than two years old. I also have a phanton leak that they cant find that only happens from time to tim. Also the dispenser tray leaks from time to time. The first three times they blamed all the problems I am having with using too much soap. I use half the recomended amount. I will never buy another LG product. We redid kitchen and have LG Refridge, Stove and microwave. All have had problems. LG stands for low grade. I just dont understand why they got such high ratings from consumers and other magazines.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    clean out pump filter on front load washer



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Solved LE error for my WM1832CW by replacing Hall Sensor. Bought part 5016501KW2002A for $Cdn 26 at Sears parts store. Thanks to TC at for instructions:
1 Open rear panel. Take 17mm nut off (it's the only one)
2 Pull off what looks like a goofy hubcap (it's held by magnets)
3 Unscrew the six 10mm bolts and gently lower the coils
4 Remove and replace the Hall Sensor (plastic comb looking thing)5 Plug in the sensor and re-install the coils and cover.
30 minutes for me.
Test spin cycle if desired by following chart on page 19 of service manual at
(note lower models skip step 10 (heater test).
Hall Sensor Part labelled as K351 in diagram on page 41 of service manual.

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  • spike0226 Apr 06, 2011

    I did those exact steps, even easier than you say and I am not mechanical. Thanks!!


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Hey mark1963, You nailed it right on the head. I have the LG WM2277Hb. Just recently gave me the LE code. In my case the washer drum would just make a hum sound and looked as if it was trying to spin but wouldn't. I found your solution on and decided to order the part and fix it myself. 6501KW2002A SENSOR ASSEMBLYSENSOR Very easy job to do. Took all of 20 mins to repair. Just wanted to say thanks. LG service is a joke. You saved me time and money.

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The most likely cause is a defective HAL sensor on the motor. The reason it's "random" is part of the problem is due to heat so it may not show up for several washes or it can be an intermittent connection that only opens once in a while. Either way you will have to have someone replace the HAL sensor. The new ones are improved.

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Just to let ya'll know in case you don't already hall sensor failure will cause a locked rotor when power applied to stator.As long as stator not energized rotor turns fine .Once power applied to stator rotor locks and low ping noise is heard.After a few seconds le.

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SOURCE: LG Washer LE Error

I replaced my hall effect sensor about two weeks ago and just hooked the machine back up a few dags ago. My wife ran about 5 loads through it and it shut down with the LE code again!!! I ordered the part from MCM Electronics and they are sending me a replacement part for free since the first one lasted only a day. Hopefully this is the last time I have to replace this part. It would be great if someone knew how to bench test one of those sensors so I could know for sure if my first one is really defective. I always have a hard time believing when a new part fails so soon.

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