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Would it be difficult for me to replace the hall sensor myself and how would I do it?

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Hi just read your posting.Now what is the model number of your machine and is it a front loader?If it is a front loader remove the back of the machine so you can see the motor and reply back and I can guide you the rest of the way.Looking forward to your reply.

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LE error (checked stator and replaced HAll sensor already)

If the control board does not receive the input it will not operate does the door lock? However:
The attachment shows how to diagnose and repair a failed hall sensor, the usual cause of
an LE error code.

DO NOT replace the stator until the hall sensor has been tested. 98% of LE error codes are
caused by failed hall sensors.

[DD motor SVC check process ]

Pre Check
1) Gentle wash cycles, such as Perm Press, Delicates, Hand Wash, and Wool/Silk should only be used for
smaller loads. Because these cycles are more gentle in tumbling and spinning, putting too much in the
drum can register an issue with the motor. Remove items, reset unit and test with a Rinse/Spin cycle.
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Check the hall sensor as shown in the new process.
O have a file I can send but can not upload here if you want it, contact me please put hall sensor in subject line. Thanks

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LE error in your LG front load washer is displayed when either the motor is not working or the control board thinks that the motor is locked up. A Hall Effect sensor is used in these washers which monitors the speed and direction of the motor and then forwards this information to the control board. Hope you understand by now that this LE error is displayed when there is an issue with the motor or when the Hall Effect sensor sends wrong signal to the control. Conclusion is you'll have to check both motor and hall sensor and replace the part# that is bad, usually I have seen the sensor going bad. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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Some cycles work but not consistently so oe error occurs repeatedly and le occurs every day for last year with the door. But now can't do wash so have done everything from checking all fitlers, clogs,...

That would be the first part to replace. The hall sensor is located in the motor and it's not too difficult to replace. You will need a 17mm socket to remove the center bolt holding the rotor and a 10mm socket to remove the 6 bolts holding the stator assembly. Good luck.

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LE code comes on for past 7 months. Have onely been able to get a few loads done in 7 months. Service repair men have been here 4 times. LG gives them their opinion and after $400 in repairs the problem...

This is a recurring problem with the LG machine. Typically the problem is caused by a faulty hall sensor. The hall sensor is easily replaced. You will have to remove the rotor and stator to access the hall sensor. When replacing the rotor, you will probably need an assistant hold the drum while you push the rotor onto the shaft, otherwise the drum may move forward enough to make replacing the bolt difficult. The drum should also be held while the bolt is tightened.

Before you would replace the hall sensor, check the connector on the main board. It's the red connector closest to the heat sink. Pull the connector off and verify that the board is receiving the signal from the sensor.

I am sorry to hear about the problem that you are having and hope that this information helps you. Like I said, this seems to be a common problem on these washers, but it is usually corrected by replacing the hall sensor. Hope things work out for you and best wishes.

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I fixed this myself. I found an on-line LG service manual and bought the hall sensor (about $30). It took all of a half an hour to repair this myself. I read that too much soap and fabric softener will make the circuits on the mother board heat up and short out the hall sensor (gunk and resistance on the wash drum). It is running like a top again. The local parts store said to periodically run bleach and water through the soap, and softener despenser to help keep it clean.

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Jdphilpo, I would recommend that you first check the Hall Effect sensor which determines the mixer’s speed.  I had this exact problem with my 575 watt 600 series. I went out and bought another Hall sensor for about $13.  I replaced the original sensor and made sure that the connection between the sensor and control board was nice and snug. My mixer worked as good as new! But I was curious to know if my original sensor was defective, so I put it back in mixer and again made sure all of the connections were tight.  Guess what?  My original sensor also made my mixer work!  There was nothing wrong with the original Hall Effect sensor except the connection between the control board and sensor was not tight--unfortunately I didn't check the connection before I decided to buy another sensor. My guess is that the connection between the control board and the sensor probably loosens or comes undone over time from use and vibrations.  1.  Download the mixer parts and diagrams from the Kitchenaid website to see what the Hall Effect sensor looks like. BTW the part number is 9703312 for my model.
2.  You'll need a phillips head screwdriver to open up the mixer gear case cover.
3.  Make sure that the connection between the control board and sensor is absolutely tight and snug.
4.  Also, make sure that the orientation of the sensor is correct.  It's difficult to tell which way the sensor should be connected because the control board has three prongs and the sensor can attach facing up or down. After you've made the connection, run the mixer. If it still doesn't work, disconnect the sensor, reconnect it with the prongs facing the opposite direction and try it again.  I actually found the right sensor orientation through a little trial and error.  But by going through this trial and error, I also had my Eureka moment when I realized that the original sensor probably would also work if it were reconnected with correct orientation.  
5.  This whole process probably takes less than 10-15 minutes to perform.
6.  Use your common sense and make sure to unplug the mixer before checking, connecting or disconnecting anything.

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Hall sensor

No. Actually, the Hall sensor, part number 6501KW2002A, is covered by a 7 year part warranty.

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The hall sensor is located in the back of the washer.  You need to get through the back panel to get to the hall sensor.

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