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Offline Foose

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LG Washer Error Code CE
« on: March 31, 2010, 02:23:12 PM »
We are staying with a friend temporarily and he has an LG WM2032HW front load washer.  My wife was washing a load and in the middle of the cycle is started flashing a "CE" error code.  I would like to try and repair for my friend without him calling a technician.  

1) Is there a way to reset the washer?  Can this fix the problem?
2) I have downloaded the service manual, but is this error code narrowed to 1 or 2 things wrong?  What are they?
3) Can this be fixed by a handy, mechanical type guy (me!).

Thanks for all your help!

Foose

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 02:25:28 PM »
Sorry . . . in my haste . . . it is a WM2432HW. 

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 02:26:46 PM »
Holy Crap . . . I'm a 'tard . . . I was correct the first time . . . WM2032HW . . . .  :D

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 03:56:10 PM »
Overcurrent error. Caused by an obstruction in between tubs, too many clothes, too much detergent, wrong detergent. Clean out soap dispenser, remove lodged items. Lessen clothing in tub make sure tub turns free.  See page 17
Never use the detergent fill line as a guide for detergent. OOpz. Quote from our resident Guru John: The correct amount is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Washload

HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon

This reduces/prevents:

1) Musty Odor

2) "LE" Error/Interrupted Cycle

3) L-O-N-G Cycle Times (longer than time displayed)

4) Insufficient Cleaning Results

5) Small Water Leaks from the air vent behind the washer or at the
    front door gasket

6) Damaged Hall Effect Sensor (on 2007 or older LG washers)

7) Reduced Spin Speeds (laundry not spin-dried effectively)

Most consumers were doing what is *normally* the right thing to do, which is to follow directions on the detergent label. In this rare case--those directions should be entirely disregarded.

Additionally--in many LG washers--the liquid dispenser cup (blue cup) has a "MAX" line on the white siphon cap.
This was a very big *faux pas* on LGs part--this "MAX" line has NOTHING to do with measuring detergent and should never be used as a guide for determining correct detergent amount.
The "MAX" line indicates how much liquid must be in the blue dispenser cup before it DISPENSES from the bottom of the cup.
This is a very,very frustrating mistake that gives owners much grief.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 04:02:22 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 08:45:41 PM »
We are staying with a friend temporarily and he has an LG WM2032HW front load washer.  My wife was washing a load and in the middle of the cycle is started flashing a "CE" error code.  I would like to try and repair for my friend without him calling a technician. 

1) Is there a way to reset the washer?  Can this fix the problem?
2) I have downloaded the service manual, but is this error code narrowed to 1 or 2 things wrong?  What are they?
3) Can this be fixed by a handy, mechanical type guy (me!).

Thanks for all your help!

Foose

This is a *rare* error.

It's highly unlikely the motor is at fault.

Detergent overuse triggers an "LE" error rather than "CE".

UNPLUG THE WASHER...

First--inspect all wiring connections at the MAIN BOARD (see below instructions). If good...

Inspect the wiring at the motor--remove the rear service access panel.

Remove the 17mm bolt at the center of the rotor--this can be tight as threadlocker is used (I use an 18 volt Dewalt Impact drill).

Pull off the round shaped rotor. Use some care--this rotor has magnets lining the inside of it--it's not super fragile but can crack if hit sharply.

Inspect the two plug connections to the motor for loose or frayed wiring. Also inspect the wiring which runs from the base (bottom) of the washer-to-the-motor. Once or twice--I have found wiring frayed from the gyrating tub assembly (repair as needed).


If no obstruction such as a nail or similar object can be seen in the drum (small holes in tub)...if the drum turns freely by hand--the most likely fault will be the MAIN BOARD has failed.

This job is very simple:

Remove (3) screws at the top of the control panel.

Pull the control panel towards you & upward.

Remove the screws that attach the MAIN BOARD to the Display Board. Install new MAIN BOARD.

I cannot find a part number--but will contact LG Parts Research and post it tomorrow.

Let us know if you have any questions--good luck.


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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 07:14:38 AM »
Thanks for the responses guys.  I checked for anything lodged in between the tub and found nothing.  I cleaned out the trap and drained every ounce of water.  The tub turns freely and easily by hand.  Tonight I will check all wiring as suggested.  If nothing, then I guess I will try replacing the main board.  John63 . . . if you can find a part number that would be fantastic.  Also if you know the best (and by best I mean least expensive!) that would be fantastic.  Thanks for all your help!

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 10:50:35 AM »
LG WASHER

Model: WM2032HW

MAIN CONTROL BOARD part #: 6871ER1032Q

I'd try:

www.repairclinic.com

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 11:44:15 AM »
Thanks for the part number and all your help!

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 02:52:02 PM »
Your very welcome---let us know how things turn out.

John

Offline Leon Greenjeans

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Re: LG Washer Error Code CE
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010, 04:29:43 PM »
check noise filter for correct voltage between filter and MB



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