Ok not really bliss, just something that works.
- My 20 year old well built Maytag just died. I'm locked into a top loader due to where it sits, alcove off the kitchen.
- Have low water pressure, on the second floor of a two floor house. When the downstairs tenant uses water, my pressure drops greatly. When he does laundry in the basement, I get no water at all while his machine is filling. (Already have low pressure, at a higher point in the city, have a hospital right across the street which likely draws a lot of water)
- Put those all together, and while the 20 year old worked ok - solenoids on the washer had to hold the valve open for long periods sometimes... A bit concerned about the new LG WT1201CW I just ordered.
Ok so I don't yet have the service manual for this model, but using this awesome forum I found another LG service manual that suggests the "IE" inlet error comes on:
"Correct water level (246) is not reached within 8 minutes after water is supplied or it does not reach the preset water level within 25 minutes."
The header in the error section service manual states:
"If you press the START/PAUSE button when an error is displayed, any error except "PE" will
disappear and the machine will go into the pause status.
In case of "PE", "eE", "dE", if the error is not resolved within 20 sec., or the in case of other errors,
if the error is not resolved within 4 min., power will be turned off automatically and the error code will
blink. But in the case of "FE" power will not be turned off."
Well to me that suggests if I lose water pressure for more than 8 minutes the machine will just shut down.
A call to LG was pretty much useless. The answer center basically just said that it should work fine (this was before I found a service manual)... I forget his exact response but it wasn't said with confidence and detail that made me feel like I could trust them. The people answering the phones really don't have substantial knowledge about the range of products they are supposed to be supporting.
So anyway - with the experts here I was hoping I could gain some insight as to whether what is printed in the text really occurs. And these machines will literally shut down if it has no water for more than 8 minutes?