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Keep getting UE code

I absolutely hate hate hate this washer!!! when i get to the last 7 minutes of the cycle i get UE code , i've tried all the suggestions in the owners manual (adding clothes, removing clothes, repositioning clothes) i finally give up and put the DRENCHED CLOTHES in the dryer forever!!! I HATE WASH DAY!!!!

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  • klw0427 Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem right after moving with United. The Tech said it was because I wasn't using HE detergent; I was using regular liquid Tide. Not believable since a) I've used non-HE detergent in it for four years before moving with no problems and b) I've since used non-HE detergent and that's the only time I DON'T get the error code.

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You have a problem with the ball switch sensor in the back of the unit.  I have seen this problem where the delivery people actually dented the back panel so badly that the ball sensor was jammed up against the tub and kept going into UE error code.  Check to make sure that there is no large dents in the back of the unit.  If everything looks normal, then you will need to call and qualified LG technician to service this problem.

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I found the ball bearing senser on my own . I moved the switch around had to adjust it again so it was level. I always told my wife she was puting in to much laundry in the machine LOL!!!! It was not her fault at all. it is a easy fix . just took me a year of listing to her complain. now she loves the washer again!best of luck Bill in NJ

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I have a LG WM1814CW front load washer. I get UE when it trys to go on spin cycle. I re-arranged the load and still comes up UE. I also tried a cycle without anything in the washer and still the same...


The UE error code is nothing to worry about. It indicates an "unbalanced error"¬-your washer's way of saying that the drum is not spinning is a smooth rotation. It could be as simple as rearranging the load in the drum (click image for zoom). Here's why:

1) Small loads. Your washer operates better when the weight of the load is evenly distributed across the drum, but that is not always possible with small loads.
2) Mixed fabric loads. For example, if you're washing jeans and t-shirts, the jeans could be on one side and the t-shirts on the other, causing the unbalance. Try rearranging the items and spin again.
3) Large single items. Items like sheets, blankets and comforters tend not to spread out evenly, causing unbalance when the drum spins. Rearrange the item and start the spin cycle over.
4) Spin Sense Option. If your washer has the Spin Sense Option, it may try to adjust the load on its own. If that happens, the washer would slow down and tumble a few times slowly during the spin cycle and then speed up until the problem is resolved.

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Jun 24, 2011 | LG WM-2077C Front Load Washer

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I have a LG WM1814CW washer that has started giving me the UE error code. No matter what I do it does not solve the problem. I have even run the machine empty and the problem still comes up. It usually...


You may have a problem with the ball sensor. Look in the back of the washer. On the right side as you're looking at the rear, does the frame look slightly dented in?? If so, you will need to pound out the metal. The reason is that the ball sensor is located on the lower right side of the back panel and if it is pushed in enough, the spinning movement from the tub will knock the ball sensor causing the control board to display UE error code. Good luck

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I am having problems with my LG Washer. There is an error code that flashes at the spin cycle and this stops the cycle from being completed. The UE light flashes and the spin cycle stops and will not...


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Don't wait- follow these;-0)
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine, even when empty, has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)

Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.

If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning.

Good luck,

John C

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Screen reads UE? what is UE?


UE stands for Unbalance Error. If the washer has tried to spin numerous times, tried to redistribute the load itself between each attempt, and still not been able to get the load up to full speed without experiencing an off balance condition, it will finally stop and display the UE code. This is most often the case when a heavy / bulky item(s) are being washed and the spin speed is set very high. When washing these items, set the spin speed to low. The machine will most likely be able to handle that. If you want them spun out faster, then AFTER the washer has made it through the cycle on low speed spin do this: Turn the power back on. Without selecting any cycle, just press the spin speed button, selecting the next higher spin speed. Now press start, and your washer will just do a 14 minute or so pump and spin.
For super wet heavy loads, if you cannot even get the washer to go through a cycle on the lowest spin speed, you may have to wring a bunch of the water out of the clothes by hand before doing the 14 minute cycle thing.

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What does UE mean in the window of my washer


UE = Unbalance Error. If you are doing a large item and cannot add, reduce, or adjust the load, try adjusting the spin speed to a low spin speed setting. If the load is still too wet, you can run just a pump and spin by turning on power and then selecting the spin speed, one setting higher than the last one which ran the full cycle through without resulting in the UE code,(without selecting a cycle) and push start.

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Please help! My samsung 7kg J845 front loader keeps flashing UE on the error code (spin cycle) and I can't open the door. Sarah


Hi, I have the same washing machine and it flashes UE on the error code during spin cycle when I have one thing in there, or if the clothes are uneven. I usually have to wait until the lock light goes out, re-arrange the clothes and continue spin cycle. If it is just one item in there, I usually have to manually wring it out as it will keep saying error if I keep trying to spin.

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The machine stops after the wash cycle and won't finish.


The code is UE

load too small.
• Load is out of balance.
• The washer has an imbalance
detection and correction
system. If individual heavy
articles are loaded (bath
mat, bath robe, etc.) and the
imbalance is too great, the
washer will make several
attempts to restart the spin
cycle. If an imbalance is still
detected, the washer will stop
and the error code will be
displayed.
• Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
• Rearrange items to help balance the load.


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Aug 20, 2009 | LG Washing Machines

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After a wash cycle, the letters UE appeared in the timer window..


UE = Unbalance error.
try to use a low spin speed with loads like rugs, and try to get as even a load as possible. (ie: not just one rug) Don't wash rubber backed rugs, as the backing can break up and clog your machine.

Now, if you are successful washing with the lowest spin speed, you can hold the " Spin Speed " button in while pressing on the power button. Release power button. Now release the spin speed button. Now, press the spin speed button until the next higher spin speed from your last successful spin. Press start. Your washer should now pump out and attempt to reach the new spin speed, without adding any water. (usually about a 14 minute pump and spin cycle) Don't expect to be able to spin out rugs at a high spin speed.

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My machine is doing just the same! It is about the same age as yours. I cannot believe this is it working properly, but the manufacurers are no help.

I am seriously thinking of getting rid of it, and would be loathe to touch an LG again.
Linda

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