Question about LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer
Unplug machine. Remove back panel (4 phillips head screws). Remove large bolt in center of motor. Pull motor rotor off shaft. Remove phillips head screw(s) holding wire protector and possibly ground wire at bottom of motor area. Remove metric bolts from motor coils and remove coil assemble. Unplug 4 wire harness from Hall sensor. Unclip Hall sensor from coil assembly. Install new Hall sensor, and re-assemble. Plug machine back in. There. Done, and it only took 10 minutes!
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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no you do not have to replace the motor when replacing the hall sensor. unless the motor is not reading on the hall sensor. most of the time it just the hall sensor that needs replacement
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
LE indicates a fault with the motor on the appliance.
LG suggest you switch off, wait for a minute, unplug the appliance.
Wait 15 minutes then plug it back in again.
Try the machine again.
If it's still faulty, you can try changing the Hall Sensor in the motor, this can sometimes cure the problem.
Unplug the machine and remove the rear cover. There are 4 Philips head screws. Take them out and remove the rear cover.
You should now see the rear of the motor, which is mounted to the back of the drum.
In the middle is a large bolt which holds the stator cover.
You'll need a 17mm socket and a ratchet to remove this bolt.
Remove the stator cover and place aside.
Toward the bottom-left, you will see a couple of wire bunches held to the motor by three screws. One holds a metal bracket, one actually holds a ground wire, and the last is through a plastic bracket toward the bottom. Remove these three screws and don't lose them.
Through the motor there are 6 bolts holding it onto the back of the drum assembly.
You'll need a 10mm socket and ratchet to remove them.
You will now have the motor off the back of the drum.
Disconnect the two wire harnesses from the motor.
Looking at the surface of this motor that was facing the DRUM (not the outside), you'll see two small pieces clipped onto it, toward the bottom.
The sensor you are looking to replace is the one that looks like a kitchen magnet.
It is attached by small clips. You'll see how it goes on. It's easy to remove.
Go to google and search for part number 6501KW2002A.
This will bring up an LG sensor assembly.
Double check with the supplier that this is the sensor for your appliance.
When you receive the sensor, simply reverse steps 1 through 5.
Once re assembled, try the machine again.
If still the same after this you'll need to replace the motor and/or control board.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
As long as that Tide HE is not 2x or 3x concentrated, that would be the maximum amount of detergent for a large, heavily soiled load. Lighter soiled and/or smaller loads should be about 1 tablespoon. If 2x concentrate soap, use only half that. The reason this could cause an LE error is that suds between the inner and outer drum will cause excessive drag on the inner tub, with the possible result of an LE error. I'd try to run a load on Sanitary, heavy soil level, with no clothes, and a washer cleaner such as Affresh, Washer Magic, Whirlaway hot tub cleaner, Smellywasher cleaner, or Tide washer cleaner to remove any possible build up of soap residue from the outer tub area.
Sometimes, cycle selection/ loading level/ load type can cause LE errors. 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.
Another possiblility would be a loose electrical connection dealing with the Hall sensor, at the sensor, the control board, or (much more unlikely) the wire connecting them.
On rare occasion, the main control board can be at fault, but generally, replacing the Hall sensor does take care of the problem. (over 90% of the time)
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
Testimonial: "Right on with the solution...After fully disassembling the washer ohming all the wires checking all connections. It turns out a loose hall sensor."
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.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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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 washer 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 their 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 sesor 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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