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I have a wm2016cw washer and can't find the manual. It is giving me an OE msg. I know that means drain error but how do I fix it?

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Here is the knowledge base information. http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273


If you check all these, and still getting the error, you'll need to get the drain motor replaced. This is not a simple task, as the entire front of the unit must be removed to access the drain pump area.

Top must come off, control panel detached, door gasket outer ring needs to be removed, door lock also much be unplugged. The front panel of the unit also needs to be removed as well.

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