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Won't drain during cycle, drain motor noise before stopping with OE drain error?

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  • swinghustle Sep 03, 2010

    Dear Heatman101, Thank you for the tip. I tried it but it still don't drain during cycle. I tried to open top and front panels of machine to check drain motor but could not reach to see it w/o detaching the drum from door panel. Is there a way to do this so if I have to replace the drain motor I can order the parts and do it myself. Appreciate if you can help me. Thanks again.

  • swinghustle Sep 04, 2010

    TY again for responding to my inquiry. I have the skematic diagram sent to me by the authorized parts dept of LG. Send me your email address to swinghustle@aol.com so I can send the diagram for you to analize. TY again and hope to hear from you soon.

  • Tom Shpak
    Tom Shpak Jun 20, 2011

    Can you post the diagram so I can look at is also?

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more detail about how to fix the OE code on LG washers....

LG Washing Machine OE Error Code
heatman101

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Sep 04, 2010

    Hi,

    I tried quickly to see if I could find an exploded view of your machine and it seems that the model is not coming up...

    If you check around you should be able to find a diagram of how that comes apart...that would be better then me misleading you...by trying to communicate that without being right there...

    But the bottom line is that many of those machine are not repair friendly... they are a pain in the **** to work on...



    heatman101

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