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Te error code

The error code appears and the machine won't work, UNLESS I jiggle the laundry soap drawer. Then it works. Is the thermistor related to that drawer? Or does this indicate the problem may be some other sensor? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    i get a te code error and my machines stop working till i restart it.

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    Thank you for the input. Please tell me, is the thermistor something my handy husband can replace? Is it a part we can order and take care of ourselves? We live in a small town and I cannot find an appliance repair person here to help us. Thanks.



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Btw...the thermistor can be found easily by tilting the machine on its back. It is mounted to the back of the drum housing. I removed mine after getting a "tE" error and cleaned it and replaced...no problems since!

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You have a thermistor problem but it's not related to the soap dispenser.  Have the thermistor replaced and it should resolve your issues.

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My 2 year old LG was showing the te error and my husband, who is very handy, was able to download a service manual, open the machine up and remove the thermistor. There are actually 2 on the model I have. One of them had a loose wire and he connected it again. Machine runs great now. Saved us $72 to have a service guy come to "just look" at it and who knows how many more $ to swap out parts until he finally got a good one. My husband did say he can see a way to modify it if it happens again. Like I said, my hubby is VERY handy.

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