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Offline y4697

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LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« on: November 30, 2007, 04:32:55 PM »
LG Dishwasher Model# LDS5811BB

DW will fill then stop with an error code of "LE" prior to wash cycle. Turn unit off, then back on, the drain cycle works to pump unit dry. I have tried cutting power to unit for about thirty minutes to clear, also with no change in condition.

Any suggestions on repairs?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 08:11:06 PM »
Hello and welcome,

Display Condition LE = Motor Error

Possible Cause For Error Occurrence:

Wiring connection is OK?
The Impeller of Washing Pump is
locked.
The rotor of Washing Motor is
locked.
The Blade is locked.


Remedy:

Check the wiring connection.
Replace the cause of restriction.
Replace the Washing Motor.
Replace the PCB.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 10:42:43 PM »
le means locked motor   disassemble the filter and work your way down to the macerator(steel chopper blade) remove it and see if the side labeled "this side up" is really up, its in english... dont think the chinese labourers paid attention to the warning cause i have seen alot that were wrong way

if it was installed correctly order the complete motor/sump assembly btw you do know LG d/w came with a 2 year warranty right? and some of the water distribution system had a longer limited warranty
read your manual, it states warranty, then price the part, then call warranty depot to ask them their service call and labour to install motor/sump

its not a fun job, you have to remove the machine from the cabinets and tip it over and back a few times to make it all work

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 10:55:23 PM »
i used to work for a company that did frigidaire and LG warranty, left there to work for a retail company, the frigidaire dealers followed me and courted my boss and now he has a friggy warranty contract (i dont mind the friggy product) but i warned him if he takes LG on i'm looking for a new job

it might be a quiet d/w but my noisey 20 year old maytag is always noisey most quiet LG are DEAD quiet half their 10 year life while they wait for parts

i'd spend the what.... almost one thousand dollars? on a maid instead of a machine that spits out motors

btw, take the front panel off your door and look for leaks, the vent tube on the blower is backwards and they all leak in time

sorry if i seem harsh but i expect more from a machine as pricey as an LG that is not servicable without removing it from the wall
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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 12:59:04 AM »
I'll bet you find the motor is either locked up or "chunky" when the shaft is spun by hand. I replaced a lot of d/w wash motors. The drain pump is a separate pump/motor from the main wash motor.
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 03:48:49 PM »
 :) ;) :) ;)

Lg dishwasher started getting LE error code!
High Five to the broken wire posts!

Right on the money! Took off the door panel and sure enough a broken wire! Mine was blue. Spliced it back together and works like a charm!

Thanks! Just save me $200.00 for a simple repair.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 03:53:58 PM »
Glad to hear you got it repaired.  O0
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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 10:14:55 AM »
I have the same problem, I contacted the service contract company to send a technician.  The Tech said it was low water pressure.  Does this sound possible?  Everything else I've read here and elsewhere says a problem with motor or wiring.  Was it just a lazy tech?  He barely looked at the dishwasher.

Help!

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 01:19:07 PM »
Our LG dishwasher was getting the same LE error code.  It turned out to be a simple fix, just a broken wire.  To fix it, first remove all the screws along the perimeter inside the door.  The front of door will come off, there will be some glue holding the insulation inside, just pull it off.  You'll see a bunch of wire at the bottom of the door running through a white plastic guide.  Just above that, a small grey wire and a blue thicker wire were kind of jammed into the tar-like coating of the inner door on ours.  The thin grey wire was broken, the blue one slightly cut.  The white plastic guide unclips to get access to both halfs of the wire. Just strip and solder the broken wire, wrap in some tape.  Simple fix.  I can't really see what would cause this problem.  Hope this helps.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2009, 01:23:11 PM »
dmont

Thanks for the posting what you found with your dishwasher, very helpful.  O0
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