How Do You Reset the Error Codes for an LG Washer?

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Reset error codes on an LG washing machine by unplugging the machine, pressing the start/hold button for approximately five seconds and reinserting the power plug into the outlet. Before unplugging the machine, take note of the error code it displays.

In cases where the error code is due to miscommunication between the sensors and control panel, resetting the machine usually fixes the problem. If the code reappears after resetting, the machine requires further action.

LE is one of the common codes consumers see on LG machines. This code indicates a thermal overload has tripped a switch that protects the motor in the machine. Overloading the machine with clothing or using too much non-HE detergent are two reasons the machine displays this code. This waiting time gives time for the motor to cool and allows the suds to settle. Once the time is up, setting the machine to a no-spin drain cycle manually drains the water inside. If the washer is overloaded, open the door at the end of the drain cycle and remove some of the load. If suds are the problem, run the load again without adding more detergent. In rare cases, the LE code indicates a problem with the motor that causes overheating and the machine requires professional service.