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Le error cleaned front filter and will not start cycle again

Water drained out c=when I cleaned front filter, unplugged for a while tired to resatr cycle and continurously getthe le error again and again
I can not locate my manual please help

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LE on your machine means that the hall sensor or motor is faulty. 80% to 90% of the time it is the hall sensor. the hall sensor is located attached to the motor which is accessible if u remove the back panel. if you need any more help please reply.

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