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LE error code

Hello, can you send me the pictures of sensor position and installation? I hope I can fix it before I call for the service. Thanks.

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You dont need to call the service I will give you the link. The LG service manual does not give you the part number but sears parts list does
It is part 351 part number 6501KW2002A
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrieveSubComponentPartsAction.action?diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=DRUM%20&%20TUB&documentId=K0712012&modelNumber=WM2277HW&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=3204&modelName=WASHER&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components
Order and your problem is gone

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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