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!
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!
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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As many suggest, the tE error means there is a thermistor error. On my machine, simply unplugging the machine, tipping the machine backwards (careful! ... I put a few blocks under the front legs so I could work under the machine)...and the thermistor was under the drum, with a 2-wire lead going to it. It was easy to unplug, tighten the plug (squeezing the connector), plugging it back in. The machine has now worked fine ever since this simple procedure with no failures.
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.
I had the tE or te error (an L with a line through it) error on my LG front loader and my local appliance store sold me the thermistor for $7. I layed the unit on its side and accessed the thermistor through the bottom. It plugs into the bottom of the tank. Blue and white wires. No screws and 1 tie-wrap. (Leave the rubber grommet in - just pull the thermistor rod out.) Works like a champ!
There is a drawer on the top left hand side, next to the circular dial. Pull it out and it is labeled. For liquid soap, there is an insert that goes in the soap area. Don't use liquid soap unless that is present!
TE error code stands for thermistor error. You have to remove the front panel and ohm out the heating element. If you have continuity most likely it will be fine. There is a thermistor located next to the heating element that will probably need to be replaced. LG's are the only machine besides GE ref's that I have ever seen thermistors go bad on. There is probably an ohm reading you should get through the thermistor but unless you have an analog meter or a fluke most standard digitals wont read into mega-ohms. Removing the front panel is model specific. But i can tell you the spring around the front boot (drum gasket) needs to be removed and there will be some hidden screws at the bottom by the pump where the access panel is located.
Simple, Unplug washer, lean it back against the wall, brace it so it won't fall while you crawl under it. The thermistor is on the bottom front of the tub, some units twist out. Some you have to unscrew one or two screws. Download this, http://184.108.40.206/contents/Laundry/WM2277/WM2277xx_Service_Manual.pdf and look at page 28. The thermistor is to the right of the heating element. Make sure the connections are tight. Replace if you are still getting an error codefor a thermistor problem. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
LG Tromm Washing machine te error. The manual says to call for service. Not much help there. The reason for the error is the thermistor circuit (resistive element that becomes less resistive as it increases in temperature). The thermistor acts as a heat sensor. In many cases, the error occurs because the wireing harness is too tight at the bottom of the drum and one of the wires in this circuit becomes disconnected with all of the movement of the drum (unbalanced load, normal cylcing etc).
1. Unplug the washing machine from the wall. The thermistor circuit is at line voltage (110 in the U.S.) and it will bite! So do this first before proceeding.
2. Move the washer out so you can get access to the back of it.
3. Remove the stainless panel (the one that is not painted, it is large (aprox. 16x18 inches). It is held in place by 4 phillips screws.
4. Locate the thermistor connection block near the bottom of the machine, at the center of the wash drum. It is the small white connector that has two wires running to it. One wire is dark blue, the other is light blue. Insure that neither wire has pulled out of the connector. If either of them have, repair the connector and provide enough extra wire ( aprox. 2") to provide cable relief.
5. If the cable connector and wires are ok, there are other solutions here that recommend either cleaning or replacing the thermistor.
Thanks so much for the tip regarding flipping the machine on its side. I was about do the lengthy process of disassembling the front and I tipped the machine over instead. Lo and behold, there was the problem in plain sight right away -- the wire to the thermistor had simply come off the connector! I restripped the tip of the wire and crimped it back on the connector, problem solved. Didn't even need a new part!
thermistor error, so actually it is temperature related. the thermistor is located at the bottom of the tub asm. with the heater element. check wires and replace thermistor. the tech paper in the washer may give the proper ohms to check it with a meter.