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Lg Washing machine error code LE

LG washer model # WM2016CW When we try and run a wash cycle we get an error message LE. We believe it's the motor. After speaking with a Sears REP they told us to come here. Is this a pump motor or drum motor? One is covered under warranty the other is not.

Posted March 02, 2012


Alina F. , March 02, 2012

i understand that your lg washer is giving you the error code le. while you are waiting for an expert to respond, i have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. have a great day!

Lyle W , March 05, 2012

that le code pertains to the drive motor. i provided a technical description of that code in the first image below. that code can be caused by a failed drive motor or a number of other problems. here are some basic troubleshooting steps that you may consider taking before scheduling service:

try to reset that control board by unplugging the washer for 5 minutes and then plugging it back in. there are times when a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines will cause the electronic control board in the washer to malfunction or lock up. unplugging the washer to completely disconnect electrical power will reboot that control board and will occasionally clear a code if you do not have a component or wiring failure. that basic troubleshooting step should not be overlooked.

with the washer off and empty, open the door and spin the basket inside the drum and see if you detect any restriction or resistance. it should spin relatively freely. if not, you could have an item caught in between the spin basket and the outer tub that is preventing the motor from running. this is another basic troubleshooting step that could help you resolve that le problem. if you detect resistance and need help resolving that type of problem, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

a wiring connection problem could also cause the le code. i provided a wiring diagram in the second image that shows the harness connections between the main machine control board in the top of the washer and the drive motor in the bottom of the washer cabinet. if you are comfortable with opening the washer cabinet, then you may want to unplug the washer and check those wiring connections before scheduling service. the 3rd image shows how to access that main machine control board. the 4th image shows how to access the motor connections. pull that back panel off of the washer to access that motor.

if the wiring connections are okay then you will probably need to schedule service. i see the 7 year parts warranty on that drive motor. if that motor is defective, then the motor parts should be covered. you will normally have to pay for the labor of the service provider to visit your home and diagnose that failure. you can refer to your owner's manual for details of that warranty and contact information or obtaining that service.

i hope that this information helps. if you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

Lyle W , March 05, 2012

here is the 4th image. be sure that the washer is unplugged when accessing internal components.

jan, December 19, 2012

i also get the same l.e. error code. i was able to start a short cycle and found that the pump did work and drain the tub. but when it started to go into spin cycle the error code came up. sounded like the motor was trying to run, but it did not spin the tub. any thoughts? also the last wash we did run the tub filled with smoke, thought something was burning. i cleaned out the drain filter and a bunch of hard strand like material came out, looks all clean now, but i can only get the pump to work.

Lyle W , December 19, 2012

check to see if the spin basket inside the tub will rotate freely. if you detect resistance when you rotate that spin basket, then you probably have some of that hard strand like material in between the spin basket and the outer tub that is interfering with the rotation. you will probably need to have a service technician examine and repair the washer in this situation. you can schedule service through this link: sears home services . if you want to fix this problem yourself, you will probably need to take off the front panel and remove that spin basket. let us know if you want to attempt that repair and we will assist you further.

Kim, September 20, 2013

hello, i have a wm2010cw with the same problem. when washing, the machine does not turn the drum much and it always ends with an le error and no spinning at all at the end. i've already tried to reset the machine by keeping it disconnected for a while, and measured resistance at the motor connector (9.8ohms at any combination). the drum turns freely when the machine is off. i also put the machine in diagnostics mode and tried spinning but it didn't (showed 0 on display). the in diagnostics mode i disconnected the motor and measured the voltage. it was 195-198v between center and either of the connectors, but between the outer connectors the voltage was less than 1v. is this normal or does it indicate some problem? thanks in advance! kim

Joey S, September 23, 2013

kim: below are some of the possible failures that can cause the le error code: • the connector (3-pin, male, white) in the motor harness is not connected to the connector (3-pin, female, white) of stator assembly. • the electric contact between the connectors (3-pin, male, white) in the motor harness and 4-pin, female, white connector in the main pwb assembly is bad or unstable. the motor harness between the stator assembly and main pwb assembly is cut (open circuited). • the hall sensor is out of order/defective. the hall sensor assembly is located behind the rotor. check the hall sensor connections. after removing the bolt from the center of the rotor, pull the rotor off carefully. the magnets inside the rotor will make hard to pull off and be aware the rotor is heavy.

Kim, September 23, 2013

thank you for your reply. sounds i need to start taking the machine apart :( is the motor harness that piece in the back that seems covered by a plastic bag? also, did those ohm and voltage readings i measured make sense to this model? thanks, kim

gordon chinnery, October 08, 2013

hi there..im new to this site,but lookin for some help with my lg washing machine wt5101hv..with le code...i have replaced hall sensor and pcb is new too...i checked resistance between motor and pcb on all 3 terminals is good...have checked wiring continuity between sensor and pcb...drum also spins freely and coupler is good too..any ideas??thanks

Ron H , October 09, 2013

gordaon, see attachment for le code and instructions test and fixes. if you are unable to determine the failure i strongly recommend call for service. 1-800-469-4663 ron h.

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