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Offline nick g

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LG washer displaying OE code
« on: July 08, 2011, 05:10:48 PM »
My washer has recently started to display an OE drain error code. I started by cleaning the drain pump filter. I started the machine over, and the machine displayed OE again. Next, I checked the drain hose and the clear trap connected to the drain hose. They were dirty, but water flowed through them. I tried the machine (after manually draining it) again and the OE code was still there. I then took off the hose connecting the pump/filter assembly to the clear trap to check that, and it was clear of any debris, as was the hose connecting the tub to the pump/filter. I took off the pump/filter from the washer and checked the pump to see if it was bad. I did this by taking the pump off and running 110 volts into it, and it spun nicely.

If the pump works and all of the drain hoses are clear, what else should I do?

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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 05:37:53 PM »
Clothing traped between the tubs can cause the OE error also
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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 11:08:30 PM »
OK, so I checked between the tubs and I did not find anything. I also found that the small hose connected to the drain (that is accessible from the front of the washer to manually drain the water - the drain plug?) was filled with debris. I cleaned it out and hooked everything back up.

The water is draining now, but very slowly. I can feel the vibration from the pump trying to drain the water. The machine still times out and displays OE again.

Do you have any other suggestions? Could the pump be failing? Is there somewhere else that might have a clog?

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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 11:23:23 PM »
If the water pump is running and nothing is plugged you may need to replace the water pump. I would remove all hoses connected to the pump to check them. Also when you have the hose between the pump and tub removed feel up inside the tub were you removed the hose to see if anything is up in there plugging it.

Here is the pump for your washer.

LG 4681EA2001D Drain Pump Assembly, AP4440742




You could also remove the old one and see if the impeller is busted off the shaft.
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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 11:31:03 PM »
You removed the drain filter from the front of the washer and cleaned it out?

This is what it looks like.

LG 383EER2001A Filter and Cap Assembly, AP4440367




It's behind the little door located in the front of the washer at the bottom corner.
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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 10:30:29 AM »
Take the pump out and take it apart. probably strings and such in it.
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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 10:54:03 AM »
If the unit is timing out and your getting the code and the drain line is clear as AJ says replace the pump.

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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 05:36:57 PM »
thanks, all.
I ordered a new pump and am waiting for it to arrive. I will definitely repost if this does not clear up the problem.

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Re: LG washer displaying OE code
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 05:39:52 PM »
thanks, all.
I ordered a new pump and am waiting for it to arrive. I will definitely repost if this does not clear up the problem.

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