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MACHINE SHUTS DOWN. TRIED SEVERAL TIMES KEEPS SHUTTING DOWN.THE LG PEOPS SAID IT WAS AN OVERLOAD CODE , CHECKED SCREENS , ALL CLEAR. MACHINE IN SERVICE 9 MOS. BUT OUT OF WARRANTY BOUGHT IN JUNE '06 ANY POSSIBLE REMEDIES?

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    LG Dishwasher flashes LE code and shuts down.

  • RLOPEZ24 Feb 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Seemed to be working this morning, an now it wil try to run for about 5 minutes, then LE...



    I am tried to reset the system by turning off the pwr, and it keeps doing it.



    Any thoughts?

  • REW4554 Feb 09, 2008

    Dishwasher seems to start normally in Normal settings, but after about 3 minutes it beeps and the LE error message comes on. This error is not mentioned in the Owner's Manual, so I don't know where to begin with locating the problem. I read that oversudsings may contribute to this problem, but I don't think that is our case. Not only do I use the recommended amount of detergent, but we had relatively hard water.



    This is the 4th replacement LG dishwasher for this model in the 2+ years we've had it. It is awful, and the service from Home Depot, even during the warranty period, was nonexistant. I have been without a dishwasher so frequently since I bought this one that I may as well never count on being able to use it.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Our LG dishwasher is flashing the LE error code too.  Washer won't drain and won't run.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    Ran great until warranty expired (13 months) now will start cycle (filling with water) then flash LE error when wash cycle tries to start

  • ILv2Xlr8 Jan 31, 2009

    We had an issue with this LDS7811 dishwasher not long after it was installed, and also had the LE code. The drain line was crimped at install. They replaced the motor and was find for about a year.

    Now our dishwasher made lot of noise before quiting, and now has the LE code again?

    What is the issue with these washers?


  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    I WENT TO RUN MY DISHWASHER AND THAT LE CODE CAME ON. CAN THIS BE RESET? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO FIX THIS? I HAVE A DISHWASHER FULL OF DISHES AND NEED TO GET THIS FIXED BUT, DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO? DO I HAVE TO CALL IN A PLUMMER OR WHAT?

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I had the same problem...after running for several minutes, I received the LE code in the control panel. I checked the owner's manual...but did not see the code listed. After looking at this website and reading a few posts, I decided to take the door off and look at the wiring. Sure enough, two of the wires had been severed due to the extreme heat within the door. I twisted the wires together and taped them up. Added some insulation under the wires to keep them cool. Put the door back on and everything runs fine. This seems like a gross oversight on their part...but an easy fix.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    LE dishwasher, just a couple of years old, quit working. Displayed LE error code. Repairman found SIX wires that were broken and imbedded in insulation due to overheating. Splicing the wires seems to have solved the problem. It's worrisome, though, that the appliance overheats so dangerously, and I'll probably be replacing it soon.

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This problem started to occur for me about a week ago in about the same way as others have indicated, AND about 16 months beyond the expiration of the warranty. This CANNOT be a concidence. What a tick off! Also, the 800 number "help"line is a joke.At this point I am about ready to file a class action lawsuit, or at the least bad mouth this product to whomever, in or out of the media, will listen. Can I get an AMEN?

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Thank you guys!!!! (LE Code)

I ripped open my LDF7810ST and found a broken wire. I connected it in no time but took some time getting the door panel in place again..lol

In amazement my dishwasher now works again...WOW!!!

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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Came home from work tonight and was informed that my LG dishwasher was displaying the "haunting LE code" . This is the second time that I experienced this in the past 2 years that i've owned this P>O>S>..... The first time I unplugged the unit and waited 2-3 min. for the computer to reset (I don't know why turning off the circuit breaker doesn't do the same thing , but unplugging it and waiting seems to work.)... This time I pulled the front panel off, No broken wires, took the screen off and vacuumed all the water out .... now what I did find was that the drain hose was kinked in one spot... this would definitly put a strain on the discharge cycle and eventually damage the pump, LG probably would not have this problem with pumps if they made the discharge hose LARGER in DIAMETER !!!!!! I might add that I did, as before, unplug the unit and wait a few minutes to restart the washer. Well it worked again and I'm using the dishwasher as I write this note. my wife keeps asking me why I'm writing this and I've explained that we need chat groups like this to help each other through these tough times. I might add that I'm a power tool mechanic by trade and so I've seen my share of problems with appliances and power tools. I hope this helps... J.D. Colchester Conn.

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LE code on an LG front load washer can mean several things. One of them I believe is an unbalanced load. But my experience has shown me that the problem is at the wiring harness to circuit board connections behind the control panel. Next time you get the LE code and the ding-dong-ding-dong alarm in double time, remove the screws holding the control panel down on the top rear of the machine. You will then have to push the large start/stop cycle button in the center of the selection dial, and tilt the control panel forward so that you can see the harness and control board. I will bet money that if you one by one wiggle the plasic connectors (Modular plugs) that connect the wiring to the board one by one, that the drum will begin to rotate again when you hit the correct connection that has lost connection momentarily. They didn't put any dielectric grease or anti corrosion media on these connections, and the pins begin to oxidize from the high levels of humidity that you typically see in a laundry room. If yours is out in the open and not in a room, the oxidation should not be as much of a factor. But the connectors they used, along with the pin types, are cheap, and are vulnerable to vibration, like when it is in spin cycle. A WORD OF CAUTION!!! If you proceed with this test, please be aware that there is hazardous voltage present at this board, and you should only touch the plastic connectors with two fingers to wiggle them. Don't lay your hand across the board, or touch anything else while you are back there. The black fins that are on some of them are heat syncs, and are ok to touch if you want to rest your hand on them. I have done this several hundred times now, and I don't even look now. I just reach back there and wiggle everything I can get my hands on that feels like wiring. The screws that hold the control panel have been off of my machine for some time now, and I don't plan on putting them back any time soon.

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Sgt 48 Re: LE code-Thank you very much- It was a melted wire that was broken and there were several others deteriorating. I spliced and fixed the break and insulated all the wiring that was sticking to the door. Problem solved!!!!!

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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Lg has had some problems with the older dishwashers prior to mar 07 or serial 703kxxxx. The wires in the door can become imbedded in the insulation. Switch off power, remove door panel and inspect wires. If broken splice and put some insulation between and you should be good. It can be very hard to find the break as it could be internal. What you can do is use some pins and stick them into the wire above and below where it was stuck in the door and then do a continuity check.

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I found a broken wire behind the front door panel that stuck right out on my LDS5811ST
EASY FIX

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As a repairman I have seen this quite a few times. The wires are not overheating and melting. They are getting stuck in the tar-like sound dampening/insulating material on the inner side of the door. The material softens during the cycle due to the hot water, the wires get stuck to it and then opening/closing the door pulls on the wires until they break. When you splice the wires together make sure they are well conected and won't pull apart again and put something between the wire harness and the black, sticky insulating material to keep it from happening again.

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The most common cause is over-sudsing in the machine. Many times owners experiencing the LE error code are using regular detergent. It is recommended to use a high efficiency or low sudsing detergent. Overloading the wash with too much laundry may also cause the LE error code. Lastly, a breakdown in the signal between the microprocessor and the motor may cause the error code. This can occur if there is a loose wire, dislodged ball sensor, or if the shipping bolts are removed prior to situating the washer. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

  • Dov Dror Sep 13, 2007

    My first solution was relates to the LE code for the washing machine.
    I believe that your error code is "IE".If so,its relates to water input problem.
    Check first the filters on the inlet water line (both sides).
    Then, if problem still exist - check that the inlet water valve works(it is an electromagnet valve, located at the pipe's entrance to the machine)).
    If it doesn't work, test that it get power. In case it get power and doesn't work - You should replace it. Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before doing it !!!!
    Good luck

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I believe that your error code is "IE". If so,its relates to water input problem Check first the filters on the inlet water line (both sides). Then, if problem still exist - check that the inlet water valve works(it is an electromagnet valve, located at the pipe's entrance to the machine)). If it doesn't work, test that it get power. In case it get power and doesn't work - You should replace it. Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before doing it !!!! Good luck

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