Question about LG 24 in. LDS 5811ST Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
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?
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?
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
I found a broken wire behind the front door panel that stuck right out on my LDS5811ST
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
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.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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
SOURCE: trouble code LE
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
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
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If your washer was working previously please read below.
Thermal Overload Protection
Your washer may display the LE code if the thermal overload protection circuit in the motor has been tripped. The feature is designed to prevent the motor from overheating and causing permanent damage to the washer. To clear the error code, the motor must cool down. Allow the washer to sit for approximately half an hour before restarting the cycle. If the code reappears, the motor may have an issue that requires a service call. Unplug your washer and contact LG.
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