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LE error code LG washing machine

A local appliance technician from Ottawa explains the issue.

 The LE error code shows one of the common problems with LG washing machine frontal models. I will explain how I diagnosed and repaired this malfunction. First, I like that the LG washer has an electronic system that helps with diagnostics. So, when my clients tell me that the washing machine drum doesn’t turn but shakes and shows the error code, I quickly understand the problem. 

The LE error code usually means a motor sensor dysfunction. The motor sensor regulates the motor’s moving speed. This code usually occurs at the beginning of any cycle when the washing machine finishes filling up with water and should start to run. You can see that the washer’s drum makes shake moves instead of turning around. The error code will appear in a few seconds. 

Otherwise, the error code may show up when other problems affect the motor’s speed. That could be stuck objects (clothes), a cracked drum shaft, or damaged motor or motor wires. It does not happen often, but if it does, it will also lead to the LE code. So, turn the drum by hand and check if it moves slightly, doesn’t stop, has no horizontal moves, and doesn’t make any noise; that speaks about the drum problems rather than a motor. Read what the LG company advise about the blocked drum issues.

To replace the motor sensor, we need to remove the motor. This direct-drive vertical washing machine motor is at the back of the hub. I know how to take it off without damaging the motor wires. There are two types of sensors, and I always have them in my car to repair the LG washer LE error code issue on the spot.

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LG washer and dryer in the bathroom
LG washing machine and dryer
LG washing machine motor disassembled. LE error code repair.
Direct drive motor with its sensor
Motor sensor of the LG washing machine.
Motor sensor

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