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LG WM1812CW PROBLEM

Error code is LE.  Can move drum reasonably freely.  Make a hissing noise and attempts to rotate drum but seems stuck.  Tries to move drum in both directions without success.  Stops trying and hissing noise stops.  This repeats every minute or so.  Have tried different cycles and options without success including power off and retry.  Please send potential solutions to:

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    I've got the same problem. I also see an LE come up on the screen after it keeps trying to spin. Called LG and they didn't think it was anything big...tried to fix over phone. No luck. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    Having same problem with Lg,code LE.I am tring to get part number for hull sensor ,but i'm not having any luck.Please forward part number and were I can order part,my model is (wm1815cs)

  • anjandjan May 11, 2010

    Actually, I believe the Ball Sensor in the repair manual is meant to detect load imbalances; it mounts next to the dampers (see part A495 in the Cabinet parts explosion on page 34). I cannot find the Hall Sensor listed in the manual as a separate part, although it is pictured as an integral part of the Stator in the Drum and Tub Assembly explosion on page 35.
    The Repair Manual simply says to check the resistance between poles on the motor, and to replace the Main PWB if the resistances are within tolerance. It does not mention the Hall Sensor at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Drum / motor locked , can not tuen drum

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Just had this same problem on my LG wm1832CW machine. Sensor assembly was replaced and all is well..
Simple and fairly inexpensive to replace.

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We figured out LE problem. It is the speed sensor and it can be ordered from Repair Clinic.com. Item number is 1268237. Cost is $22.90. Hope this is helpful.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    Wanted to thank this web site and the people who have posted info.,without this it would have cost me hundreds of dollars and many,many trips to the laundry mat!I fixed the (LE code)in about twenty min. and only cost me $22.00.I did call 4 different companys and they didn't want to even look at it becouse it was a LG product.Next time i spend that kind of money i will do my research... Thanks again

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Good luck! It's a Hall Effect Sensor or more commonly on rotating machines a "speed sensor."
http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM1814/WM1814_Service_Manual.pdf
They call it a Ball Sensor in the manual.

Never assume they know what they are talking about.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

  • cmtek Jun 29, 2011

    The Ball Sensor is another sensor used to determine unbalanced loads. The Hall Sensor is attached to the stator and the part # for model WM1814 is 6501KW2001A. Thanks for making the service manual available to others.

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My LG washer was having a hard time spinning. It was making a high pitched noise and would move sometimes and sometimes not. I was not getting an error code. After messing with it a while it stopped spinning altogether and then I got the LE error code. I replaced the old "Hall Sensor" part #6501KW2001A with a new #6501KW2002A. It works perfectly again! Look on youtube for the part number above and watch the video posted by "repair clinic". They show you step by step how to replace it. It's really very easy. The only hard part for me was removing the main bolt. I really had to torque on it while holding the drum from spinning.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014

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Call a authorized Lg Repair and have the "Hall Sensor"
replaced.

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