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LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« on: December 16, 2009, 08:00:03 PM »
I've got the same error code, same dishwasher - LDS5811BB and I looked for a cut wire - none.

I just pulled the inside apart - nothing odd found - darn o-rings hard to put back together!

My motor - the one with the knife blade on it - didn't turn freely - is it suppose to?

I did turn it with a small pliers - is that bad?

Once I got it all back together - I started a rinse cycle and so far it's running through it - 4 min left.  But the motor's making noise that it never use to before - very audible!

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Mike
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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 09:17:06 PM »
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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 07:47:07 AM »
Even a rookie technician would surmise that the motor has internal issues and would replace it. I advise you to do the same. Remember that parts purchased thru these links are returnable.
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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 09:19:56 AM »
Thanks for the reply - I might be a mechanical engineer but am very much a rookie tech when it comes to appliances.  I figured it was the motor - it finished the quick rinse but then I tried a quick wash and it never finished it - LE code again.  So I'll be replacing the motor, and probably the o-rings.  Which vendors/links are you talking about?

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009, 09:23:24 AM »
Over on the left side of every page here is a link to order parts by model number or part number. I know that RepairClinic has certain LG parts in stock...not sure about Appliance partsPros but you can paste your model into their lookups and find out.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2009, 09:47:58 AM »
Even a rookie technician would surmise that the motor has internal issues and would replace it. I advise you to do the same. Remember that parts purchased thru these links are returnable.

Is it the big vari motor that needs to be replaced?  I'm guessing there's a different motor that drains the water as that works fine - I think the one that provides the water pressure for the spray action is the one that doesn't work.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 11:55:24 AM »
According to the repair manual the LE code means the main motor is locked or has something in it. Have you dug in there for stuff blocking the impeller?

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 12:10:19 PM »
According to the repair manual the LE code means the main motor is locked or has something in it. Have you dug in there for stuff blocking the impeller?

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Yep - nothing blocking it that I could see from the top - and I removed all the plastic and screens.  Had to use a pliers to move the shaft.

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Re: LG Dishwasher with LE error code
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 03:39:59 PM »
You is gonna need another motor then
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