Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

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It doesn't work--there is an error message OE or it just beeps & shuts off w/o cleaning the dishes.

I have had this dishwasher since 3-25-08. It has been repaired 1x, played with daily to get it to drain--and the service center is unresponsive. I now just want this pos gone. I have had to shut it off and then turn it back on and just hit rinse to get it to drain. Why?

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  • civmel Oct 15, 2008

    my dishwasher beeps oe and will not drain, turned off and try to rinse but flashes oe again.

  • Richard Lew May 11, 2010

    Describe in detail what is it doing.  Any error messages being displayed??



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If you can get a repair-man to come out at least once or twice more and the problems aren't solved, you definately need to get on LG's case and have them replace it. My LG dishwasher was repaired about seven times before LG would do anything. I bought mine from an appliance dealer and they even had to fight just to get a response from LG. When LG finally agreed to replace the dishwasher (about a year after all the troubles began) my retailer allowed me to choose another brand of washer. I'd recomend a KitchenAid or Whirlpool, they have performed well in my home in the past and currently as well. The problem with your dishwasher right now is likely the motor. It seems to be the big thing that goes on all theses dishwashers. For me the motor was the last part to fail, it was having a hard time draining, the soap was not being disolved, and the dishes were always coming out dirty. My repairman told me that the LG products have been **** and he wouldn't recomend them. He told me this as long as I made sure his boss didn't find out. Good-luck with your fight against LG Customer Service, I hope you manage to resolve this faster than I did.

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