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Oe code on LG dishwasher following garbage disposal replacement

Hi, just had garbage disposal replaced today, then tried to run LG dishwasher, ran for 1 minute started beeping/bell and flashing OE, now has water standing in bottom. Any suggestions for me to try tonight? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    my dishwasher keeps stopping after a couple of minutes and Beeps with OE error?

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Well, there is the plastic block in the garbage disposal where the drain hose goes on (as not every disposal will be attached to a dishwasher). Punch this out with a screwdriver, fish the plastic plug out with your hand and reattach the hose. You are good to go.

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Hi. I just had the same trouble. Your garbage disposal comment there gave me an idea. The drain hose from your dishwasher likely goes to the garbage disposal and then out the drain. My hose had a little blockage at the joint where the hose goes into the disposal. I was able to clear it just by giving it a wiggle....all is well now.

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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