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Posted on Sep 12, 2007

LG WM2688H Front Load Washer

1 yr old geting a error code TE when in cycle & shuting down.

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  • jlbouchie Sep 13, 2007

    where is the thermistor located and can I do this on my own.

  • Piglito Feb 17, 2008

    I have the same problem too. I would like to clean the contacts on the thermistor - where can I find them?

  • bmtasch01 Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem and I went as far as replacing the main control board and put 12-15 thermistors in. I would like to know why is this machine burning them out or do I have a different issue somewhere.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    2007 2 year old Steam washer, tE error after purchase, 1 year later had the main board replaced, and Thermister. 1 year later still occurs. Now its out of warranty and they want to put another Main Board in.. $$$$? Any Solution? or is this by Design?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    I have LG wm3677hw an error code tE keeps shutting down the machine.  The repair man is at a loss.  It was not fixed with any of the parts/suggestions of LG's and now there is nothing else do be done.  I will never buy this brand again.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    I have an Lg front load washer in blue this machine is a disaster. Continuous te codes and smelly tub no matter how many times you clean it.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how to fix


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I do not have a solution, but have the same exact problem and would like to know if you ever found out where the thermistor is and if you were able to fix it.

Thank you,



Te means the thermistor is not in circuit,( contacts could be dirty disconnect plug and reconnect )should work on cold water or if it is washer dryer combo the thermistor on the dryer could be faulty


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A tE error code on the display of the washer indicates a heating error, usually caused by a faulty thermistor.
  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet for 10 seconds.
  2. Plug the washer back in and press the POWER button and then the SPIN SPEED button until No Spin is selected. Press the START/PAUSE button.
  3. Once the washer has drained, restart the wash cycle.
  4. If the tE error code appears again, close the water taps and unplug the washer. The washer will require repair service.

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TE is a Therrmistor error, The thermistor senses the water temp. As with any error code it could be the part, Wiring Harness or Computer which is causing the issue. If you try cold temp wash the cycles may work. Geeks should OHM out the part to see if that is at fault. LG has 2 different Thermistors. 1. Thermistor is part of the heat element.
2. Thermister is separate. LG part# 6322FR2046C.
Quick easy fix.

Hope this helps.

My LG washer is displaying the te error code and it keeps shutting down. What do i do?

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
'te' for an LG normally means 'heating error' (Temperature).
(It might be worthwhile trying this but sorry, no promises 1)
This could be that the element is coated in calcium. I suggest you run the contents of a couple of sachets of proprietary limescale removing powder/fluid through it. The most efficient way is to put the contents in an empty washer and pour a kettle or two of boiling water into the drum then leave overnight. In the morning run just a spin; the water mix will then go through the drain filter and drain motor impeller blades, doing absolutely NO harm whatsoever, in fact some good!
You could also consider repeating the action ;-0)

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

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Are you sure it is not an "tE" error code. Sounds like a thermistor error. A $6 part. Kinda easy to replace but must turn washer on its back or side to get to. Answer back with a comment to this answer if you want more info or repair guidance.

Te code is showing up. how do i fix this

Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

The te code means a defective thermistor. but thermistors rarely fail in LG washers.

The most likey cause of the "te" error is:

1) Loose wiring at the control panel (directly behind the CYCLE SELECTOR KNOB)
2) Broken wire at the THERMISTOR (located at the bottom /front of the tub)

Test the washer. If the "te" error still occurs--it will be neccesary to remove the FRONT PANEL as well (two sets of special plier-type tools are needed).

Inspect the THERMISTOR closely--with good lighting. If there's a break in the wire it will be at or near the black sheathing / heat shrink material.

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According to the manual, this is a control error, more than likely a sensor such as a thermistor. Call for service.

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TE is a Thermistor error.

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If you have a washer with steam function. It could also be the steam generator's thermistor and or a bad heater element. The steam generator is located just behind the dispenser’s housing on the top left side.

I can get you part numbers is you need them.

Error code tE

tE is a thermister error. (temperture sensor) Located at the water heater element.
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