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No or infrequent spin and LE message

We bought our LG used and have had it for 5 months. We had been out of town for a month and so it was unused. Tried to use it with a medium size load and it won't spin. I can hear the motor trying to spin, the timer counts down, but no spin. Finally, when it gets to the dry cycle, the LE message comes on. Technician came out and was pretty useless. He said it was probably overheating and we should let it cool down between loads. Obviously, when I ran a new load after he left, the same problem occurred with the exception that now it sort of agitates every 10 attempts, but still no proper spin cycle and the LE message again comes on with the dry cycle. Help, please!

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The problem here is the Hall sensor, which is located on the motor. You need to get service and get this replaced and the unit will work once again. Make sure you are using a HE branded detergent.

Sgt 48

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • Andrew Lauder Jun 04, 2008

    if you have the ability you can test it yourself.



    Sgt 48

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We cleaned our filter and unblocked a pipe at the back of the machine and found that it worked

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