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joel crispin Posted on Jan 01, 2007
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EI error code.

The EI error code comes up. The model i actually have is a LG LD-14AT2. I have checked the manual and it says this is a water leakage problem. There are no obvious signs of water leakage. Does anybody know what i can look at to try and resolve this problem?

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    We have an LG LD-14AW2 (approx 5 years old) that was running perfectly until we removed it to lay floorboards. Upon re-installation it would not fill and began to leak . We put in for repair but was told it ran perfectly. Filled normally everytime and did not leak once.

    We have once again hooked it back up and after about 2 - 3 cycles of running perfectly, same problem occurred. Would not fill and water leaking. Any idea what would be causing this problem when The service man could see nothing obvious wrong with the unit??? We have had to rip floor boards up twice now and are very apprehensive in connecting the dishwasher again.


  • costumier Jul 21, 2008

    I also have the LG LD-14AT2 model giving the EI error code, after three years of trouble-free operation. The code comes up about 4 minutes after the cycle starts. After the error code comes up and, and I pause the machine, and open the door, water continues to trickle into the machine from the vent about half-way up the left-hand interior side of the dishwasher; this then drains freely away. There is no external leaking.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Set dishwasher to go and comes up with same

  • colijn Mar 14, 2009

    Set machine to go & comes up with same code and alarm rings continuously. Does not proceed to wash dishes.

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E1 on any LG d/w means the water pressure is insufficient due to the wash motor being faulty and /or the capacitor connected to it.

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Open door and note if snough water is in chamber. if not possibly water pressure related or possibly faulty flow switch if it uses one,also check sieve for partial blockage. Take note if drain pump motor comes on as this typically denotes a leak in the sump which has activated the flood float limit.

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I just had a service tech from Best Buy tell me I don't have sufficent water pressure to fill the dishwasher in its alloted time. so it times out and says there is a water leak. I'm waiting to hear from LG about this before I call a plumber.

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