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LG Washer dryer error dE

WD12126RD 1200RPM. LG Washer/dryer dE when starting up. Manual says door needs closing. Opened and closed to make sure several times. Door is definitely closed. How do I get rid of the error code? Many thanks.

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Unplug the machine.

Plug back in (maybe 10 seconds later).

Mine had several dE messages. Unpluged, waited 10 seconds, when pluged back in, it remembered which cycle and parameters I had it on, then locked the door and continued with no problem.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

  • donjumpsuit Apr 12, 2009

    As an update to this, Mine continued to show dE even after my solution.

    The fix is easy. The door has a switch to lock it into place when it is closed. This switch has a circuit board attached and then a wire and plug attached to that. After shaking around for years, this plug had become detached from the circuit board that sits on the door switch.

    To solve take the rubber gasket off the front of the washer (a steel ring with a spring should secure this) Once its off you can access the switch and reach in and try to plug the plug back where it goes. This solved my problem, but if you are unsure or can't find the correct area to plug it in, the door latch is secured with two screws which should allow for the switch to be removed and then you can see what you are trying to do. Just be careful when unscrewing the doorswitch/circuit board, so you don't loose any pieces in the bottom of the dryer.


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Thanks for your help, donjumpsuit. I took the switch and cleaned it, while also moving it from side to side and cleaning its spring. I plugged the washing machine, and it started from 1st attempt ! Thanks a lot.

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This solved my dE error too. Thanks.

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    Daniel Popescu Dec 30, 2014

    This solved my dE error too. Thanks.


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