LG Washing Machine Error Codes

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Consumers love the new LG washing machines due to their state-of-the-art digital make, making them more user-friendly, efficient, and advanced. They possess an auto-diagnose system for a wide range of common LG washing machine problems, including power failure and drainage problems.

The cutting-edge automatic error-monitoring system is useful for DIY LG washer troubleshooting. The LG washing machine codes appear on the control panel display whenever the system detects a malfunction. This technology is super-convenient only if you can understand the washing machine language in the form of error codes and have the necessary tools to perform the fix. If you lack the understanding or repair tools, you’ll need a certified LG repair technician from RA Appliance Repair to help you fix the problem.

We’re an authorized LG repair service provider in Toronto and the GTA. Whether you have a top load washer or a front load washing machine, we have the tools & expertise to clear all types of LG washer error codes. We speak the washer’s language and can easily determine the problems different error codes indicate.
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Here’s a list of all types of error codes for LG top load & front load washers, what they mean, and how to clear them. Read on.

10 LG Front-load Washers Error Codes and How to Fix Them

A front-load washer might show different error codes from a top loader. These error code hacks will help you diagnose issues with your LG front-load washing machines and know-how to resolve them.

1. IE

Condition causing the error

  • The Inlet water supply is faulty. The washer is unable to fill in water.

DIY troubleshooting

Check if the washer is able to fill in water up to the expected maximum level within 25 minutes. Ensure the water faucets at the rear of the washing machine are fully open to let in water. Also, ensure there are no kinks in the fill hoses or frozen water during winter. Ensure the water inlet valves are not faulty. If they are defective, replace them with a new water inlet valve. If the valve is okay and the error persists, you’ll need to replace the main electronic control board.

2. OE

Condition causing the error

  • The washer is draining slowly

DIY troubleshooting

Ensure the washer drain is not clogged. The drain hose might have kink or debris; check to clear. The wire harness connecting the drain pump and the electronic control board might also be faulty. Unplug the washing machine to ensure there’s no issue with the electronic connection. Loose wires should be re-connected and if the harness is spoilt, replace it. If the drain pump doesn’t work even after ensuring any other part that might affect the drainage system is okay, replace it with a new one.

3. PE

Condition causing the error

  • Water level sensor malfunction

DIY troubleshooting

The problem might be a broken wire harness connection between the water level sensor and the electronic control board. You need to unplug your washer and see if there are any loose wires and re-connect them, and if the wire harness is damaged, you replace it. If the wire harness connection is not broken, you need to get a new water level sensor.

4. FE

Condition causing the error

  • Water overflow error
  • Faulty water level sensor

DIY troubleshooting

The problem might be a faulty inlet water valve that is unable to shut off the water supply when the washer is filled. Also, the water level sensors could be defective, making them incapable of notifying the inlet valve that the water is enough. If either the inlet valve or the water level sensor is damaged, you need to replace them. Normally, when the FE error code displays on your washer control panel display, the system makes the drain pump run non-stop.

5. dE

Condition causing the error

  • Door is left open

DIY troubleshooting

Shut your washer’s door. If the door won’t close freely, unplug your washing machine and check for any obstruction. The door wire harness might have disconnected wires which you’ll need to re-connect. If the door is damaged or the lock system is faulty, you need to replace them.

6. UE/UB

Condition causing the error

  • Unbalanced load

DIY troubleshooting

Check your LG manual for the right load to put in your washer. If you have a few clothes and put them on one side of the washer, it might cause an imbalance. You need to redistribute the laundry evenly in your washer or get more clothes to increase the load. Also, make sure your LG washer is properly leveled on the ground.

7. LE

The condition causing the error

  • Locked drive motor error

DIY troubleshooting

The wire harness connection on the motor and hall sensor might be faulty. Re-connect any disconnections and fix any repairable wiring problems. If the wiring system is okay, maybe the motor is faulty. Replace all faulty motor components or get a new motor. If the wiring system is sound and the motor is sound, but the error persists, replace the tachometer.

8. tE

Condition causing the error

  • Faulty heating sensor

DIY troubleshooting

The problem might be in the drum temperature sensor (thermistor). Unplug your LG washing machine and use a volt/ohm-meter to measure the resistance. The right measurements should be 40,000 ohms at 85 degrees F. If you don’t see these figures, you need to repair your thermistor or replace it with a new one. If the temperature sensor is sound, check the heating element for defects. If it’s worn out and damaged, replace it.

9. EE

Condition causing the error

  • EEPROM error on main electronic control board

DIY troubleshooting

This error shows that the Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) located on the memory board has a malfunction. You can troubleshoot the error and possibly clear it by unplugging your LG washer for 5 to 10 minutes. If you plug it back in and the EE error code reappears, you need to replace the main control board.

10. PF

Condition causing the error

  • Power Failure error

DIY troubleshooting

This error shows that a power failure occurred during a cycle, so you need to start a new cycle. This is because the cycle may not have been completed as it should. You may not have noticed it, but the system did.
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9 LG Top-load Washers Error Codes and How to Fix Them

Here is a list of the 10 most common LG top-load washer error codes and how to clear them. Read on

1. IE

Condition causing the error

  • Inlet water supply is defective

DIY troubleshooting

This error code appears when your washer is unable to fill in enough water for the load. Check if the inlet valve is turned on and if the inlet filter is clogged. Also, check if the drain hose is installed properly, kinked, or damaged. Clear clog and replace any damaged part crucial to your washer’s inlet system.

2. dE

Condition causing the error

  • Lid left open

DIY troubleshooting

If your LG top-loaders lid is not closed, you’ll see a dE error. If this error appears when the lid is properly closed, unplug your washer and check for any wiring issue in the wire harness of the lid lock assembly. If the connections are okay, replace the lid switch.

3. dL

Condition causing the error

  • Lid Lock failure

DIY troubleshooting

There might be debris or restrictions preventing your lid lock from engaging. Remove them. Also, the lid lock wiring system may have connection problems. Open out and see if there’s an issue. If it’s sound, you need to replace the lid switch assembly.

4. FE

Condition causing the error

  • Water overflow

DIY troubleshooting

A faulty inlet water valve or a damaged drain hose may cause your LG washer to overfill, hence displaying this error. Unplug your washer and check both the inlet valve and the drain hose for any defects. Remove close or debris and try the washer again. If the washer still overflows, you need to replace the drain hose or the water inlet valve.

5. E6

The condition causing the error

  • Clutch error

DIY troubleshooting

There’s a defect with the clutch motor, so the system displays E6. You need to unplug your LG washer and check for any wiring issues with the wire harness connecting the clutch motor and the main electronic board. If there are no connection issues, you need to replace the electronic control board or the clutch motor.

6. uE/UE/UB

Condition causing the error

  • Unbalanced or small load

DIY troubleshooting

Open the drum and evenly distribute the clothes to create some balance. If the load is too small, add some more laundry. Also, ensure that your LG top-loader is level on the ground.

7. tE

Condition causing the error

  • Temperature sensor error
  • Heating error

DIY troubleshooting

Unplug your washer and check if the Heating element or the thermistor is faulty. If there are no errors, let it stay unplugged for 10 more minutes. Plug it back in, switch it on and press the spin sped button until you don’t see a No Spin error displayed. Drain your machine and see if you can start a new cycle. If the error still displays, you need to replace the thermistor or the heating element.

8. PE

Condition causing the error

  • Water level sensor failure

DIY troubleshooting

Unplug your washer and check for any issue with the wire harness connecting the water level sensor and the electronic control board. If there is any loose connection, re-connect, but if it’s sound, you need to replace the electronic control board or the water level sensor.

9. LE

Condition causing the error

  • Drive motor locked out

DIY troubleshooting

Overloading your washer could cause this problem. Reduce the load and reset your washer. Call (647) 477-0799 for professional support if the error still appears.

Other Common Error LG Washer Error Codes

1. Cd

Condition causing the error

  • Cool-down washer notification

DIY troubleshooting

This message indicates that your washer is cooling down after the drying cycle is over.

2. SUd

Condition causing the error

  • Suds reducing cycle
  • Too many suds in your load

DIY troubleshooting

Your LG washer will switch to a suds reducing cycle, which might take up to 2 hours. Also, your inlet water hose might have clogs. Unplug your machine and clear the clog, then rerun the cycle.

3. tCL

Condition causing the error

  • Your washing tub is dirty

DIY troubleshooting

The tub clean cycle error code shows you it’s time to clean your tub. Always keep your tub clean.

Professional LG Washer Appliance Repair in Toronto and the GTA RA Appliance Repair is your reliable LG appliance repair technician for all your top-loader and front-loader needs. Contact us today at (647) 477-0799 to clear all your error codes by fixing your LG washing machine on the spot!

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