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Le code I have a lg lds 5811st that is 3 years old, the le comes on after 3 minutes. any ideas? Bill

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  • larryghill Sep 17, 2008

    The problem is the dishwasher will fill up with water and set for 2-3 minutes and nothing. error code is LE. I then turn off the dishwasher and turn it back on the water will drain and then refill and nothing error code LE. The Items is almost two years old

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same LE code after 2 minutes. The machine has only been in place for less than a year and the first time I had to have it fixed the repair man said he gets more calls for LG than any other dishwasher. Next time I'll research the product instead of buying the cutest one!

  • ptmuller Oct 13, 2008

    Background info:
    04/08 unit was dead - control board was replaced, unit ok
    06/08 not filling, error code IE.
    replaced fill valve, then not draining, while replacing drain pump found obstruction to impeller - unit ok.
    New problem:
    10/08 upon starting- tub drains ok, tub fills ok, wash pump doesn't come on, then, there was a faint click every 45 sec from wash motor and 3 min later error code LE displayed.
    I checked ground fault on motor - all readings between motor leads and chassis gnd ok, motor field coil test a little unusual: 500 ohms between motor leads instead of 15 ohm spec. Nozzle arm inside tub turns freely. Took sump apart impeller turns freely. float switches and door switch all ok.
    Ran test mode - wash pump does not come on. Hooked DMM to motor leads and got "OL" when set to ac, got rising voltage to 50ish vdc then 'OL' when set to dc.

  • Truckeeite Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. LE error code after 3 min. I will investigate impeller turning ease and wiring in door. Thanks for the advise.



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We had this same problem about 3 months ago. I read that sometime the LE error can be casued by some melted wires inside the front door panel.

We did not find any broken wires and our motor also turned freely. We ended up replacing the motor assembly and all is fine.

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You should check for that the pump motor turn freely. You will have to remove the sump cover in the bottom of the dishwasher and manually turn the pump impeller. (note: screw holding the impeller on the motor shaft is a left hand thread) There may be an object there or at the cutting blade a bit lower down that is preventing the motor from turning. Motor should turn easily, smoothly, and quietly. There have been issues with magnets in the motor windings cracking, resulting in hard to turn or noisy motors. Also, models produced with serial numbers 501KW_____ to 702KW_____ may have wiring which has become embedded in the door insulation material, softening the wiring insulation, and causing a short to the motor. The fix for that is to replace the wiring harness and outer door liner with one with a different type of insulation. (not much fun to do)
In your case I suspect the motor first.

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