LG Front Load and Top Load Washer Troubleshooting and Error Codes

This article will help you narrow down your search and limit your troubleshooting if you focus on DIY repair for your appliances. Here is a table of a few most common error codes that LG Front Load Washing machine will have in its life cycle. Remember that we do not recommend tweaking and checking electrical components by yourself unless if you have an experience and necessary tools. Those codes will help you estimate how serious your issue and if it’s worth repairing it yourself vs. buying a new one.

Common LG Washing Machine Error Code messages on LED display

Each model will have its own tech sheet with Error Codes related to that specific unit but they are more or less generic across all different LG models, however, if you need to access the diagnostics mode of your model try to find a user manual or tech sheet under a kick plate of your washer or under the top cover.

If you are not sure where to look, call Signal Appliance repair and schedule your headache free washer repair for a very affordable price with the confidence that you are covered.

Error codesFault message descriptionTroubleshooting options
AEOverflow or leakThe AE error indicates a problem with a leakage inside the appliance. Note: the appliance has a safety mechanism installed to prevent flooding the floor. If a water leakage occurs
CdCool DownThe Cd error is a notification that the program is finished. Explain that when Cd is displayed
CECurrent ErrorThe CE error indicates a problem with the Direct Drive motor control. Note: the appliance has several detection mechanisms to control the Direct Drive motor. The current control is one of them
CLChild LockThe CL error is a notification that the appliance is locked for program changes by the customer. Note: when CL is displayed
dE , dE1 , dE2 , dE4Door error faultThe dE error indicates a problem with the door lock system not closing the power circuit loop.
Also could be an open door after program start: a not completely closed door: a faulty door lock: a faulty Main PCB
dE1 , dE2 , dE3Door error codeDoor or drawer issue
dHEDry Heater ErrorThe dHE error indicates a problem with the overheating protection system. This protection will signal for high temperature and shut down the appliance. (Specific for the Combo)
Also wrong or failing water supply
dLTop Load Door Lockdoor lock switch , check balance of lid
E6Clutch ErrorTop loader clutch error
E7Stacking switch ErrorThe E7 error indicates a problem with the stacking switch (accessory separation detection). The appliance is stopped as it cannot continue in the program. Note: the Mini- Washer is not intended to run without a Main WM.
Also could be a missing separation key: a faulty separation switch: a faulty harness: a faulty Main PCB
E7 ( for side kick)Incorrect operationOperated without a full size washer or stacking switch is not working properly
EEPCBEEPROM Error
FEFill ErrorThe FE error indicates a problem with water overfilling. In normal operation the drain pump is activated to prevent leakages.
Also could be a customer filling the appliance with additional water
FFFreezing FailureThe FF error indicates a temperature problem in the tub. The tub temperature dropped below 1 degree Celsius due to a cold environment.
Component if frozen due to cold environment. Check drain hose/supply hose/drain pump frozen
IEInlet ErrorThe IE error indicates a problem with the water supply. Note: the appliance has a water inlet detection and correction system. Also check if frozen water tap: a kinked inlet hose: a clogged inlet (hose) filter after a longer period of use: a clogged dispenser. Faulty water inlet assemblies: a faulty Main PCB
LELock ErrorThe LE error indicates a problem with the Direct Drive motor control. Note: the appliance has a load detection and correction system. If any overload is detected. Hall Sensor at fault.
LE1Foreign ObjectCheck for coins pins, clips, etc caught between wash plate the inner basket
nEWi-Fi communication errorThe nE error indicates a problem with the connection between the Display PCB and the Wi-Fi module. Not connected: a faulty harness: a faulty Display PCB: a faulty Wi-Fi module
nFWi-Fi module problemThe nF error indicates a problem with the Wi-Fi module. Self Check function Error. Unplug the appliance. Wait for 60 seconds and restart the appliance if error reappears maybe a faulty Wi-Fi module.
OEOutlet Error: Draining ProblemThe OE error indicates a problem with draining the water. Note: the appliance has a drain detection and correction system
PEPressure ErrorThe PE error indicates a problem with the Pressure switch ( water level sensor). The appliance will stop as it cannot continue in the program. Could be a problem with the water level sensing: a problem with foam in the air chamber hose: a faulty pressure switch: a faulty Main PCB
PFPower FailureThe PF error is a notification that an external short power outage has occurred. Restarting the appliance restores it to the stage where it has stopped.  
PF ( combo units)Restricted dry fanalso used to indicate a restricted dry fan in a washer dryer combo
SESensor ErrorThe SE error indicates a problem with the BLDC motor rotation and force detection. The tacho sensor cannot provide a proper signal to the controller. Also could be a faulty tacho sensor: a faulty Main PCB
SubFoam ErrorNot an Error code. User error.
tCLTub CleanNot really an error code, it’s just a notification that the appliance should run a maintenance program to clean the tub. Note: This program runs with a higher water level
tEThermistor ErrorThe tE error indicates a problem related to the heating system. The appliance has stopped to prevent further damages. Also could be a failing heater protection: a faulty Main PCB
UEUnbalance ErrorNot always a machine error, usually it’s a user error. The UE error indicates a problem with balancing of the load. Note: the appliance has balance detection and correction system with an automatic untangles process. If the untangling of the load did not result in an even distributed load
uEUnbalanced ErrorSame as UE (see UE error). Distribution required for the load.
VSVibration Sensor ErrorThe VS error indicates a problem with the vibration sensor. Note: the appliance has a mechanism that protects it from getting seriously damaged due to for example an unbalance. The sensor monitors vibrations and normally causes the appliance to be switched off automatically if these vibrations persist or are too heavy. Usually a faulty vibration sensor

LG Dryer Troubleshooting and Error Codes

This article will help you narrow down your search and limit your troubleshooting if you focus on DIY repair for your appliances. Here is a table of a few most common error codes that LG Dryer will have in its life cycle. Remember that we do not recommend tweaking and checking electrical components by yourself unless you have experience and the necessary tools. Those codes will help you estimate how serious your issue is and if it’s worth repairing it yourself vs. buying a new one.

Common LG Dryer Error Code messages on LED display

Each model will have its own tech sheet with Error Codes related to that specific unit but they are more or less generic across all different LG models, however, if you need to access the diagnostics mode of your model try to find a user manual or tech sheet under a kick plate of your washer or under the top cover.

If you are not sure where to look, call Signal Appliance repair and schedule your headache free dryer repair for a very affordable price with the confidence that you are covered.

Error codesFault message descriptionTroubleshooting options
Ant  Anti CreaseThe Ant error is a notification that the program is finished and the Anti Crease option was selected. Note; as soon as you remove the clothes and switch off the appliance
CE1CompressorCompressor Error CE1 The CE1 error indicates a problem related to the compressor
CLChild LockThe CL error is a notification that the appliance is locked for program changes by the customer. Note: when CL is displayed
CdCool DownThe Cd error is a notification that the program is finished. Explain that when Cd is displayed
EHEElectric Heater ErrorThe EHE error indicates a problem with the heater using too much current. Note; this can result in a shutdown of the appliance by a tripped main fuse

ELEElectric Leakage ErrorThe ELE error indicates a problem with the heater using too much current. Note; this can result in a shutdown of the appliance by a tripped main fuse A faulty thermistor: a faulty heater: a faulty ELB (Electric Leakage Break) sensor: the motor taking too much current: a faulty Main PCB
IEInlet ErrorThe IE error indicates a problem with the water supply. Note: the water is used for the steam generator.
OE (dryers with steam or combo units)Outlet ErrorThe OE error indicates a problem with draining the water. Note: the water level should be below a preset level after 12 minutes. If not the appliance will stop to prevent further damages.
a full water tank: a kinked or clogged drain hose: a faulty control valve: a faulty drain pump: a faulty drain pump sensor: a faulty Main PCB
bEBelt ErrorThe bE error indicates a problem with the drum drive. Note; the appliance has a detection mechanism to prevent the laundry from overheating when the drum is no longer rotating. If the belt breaks
dEDoor ErrorThe dE error indicates a problem with the door lock system not closing the power circuit loop. Could be an open door after program start: a not completely closed door: a faulty door lock: a faulty Main PCB
dE4Door Error 4The dE4 error indicates a problem with the door switch. Could be a faulty door switch: a faulty Main PCB
tEThermistor ErrorThe tE error indicates a problem related to the heating system. The appliance has stopped to prevent further damages. Could be : a faulty thermostat: a faulty thermistor: a faulty heater: a faulty Main PCB
tE1Thermistor ErrorThe tE1 error indicates a problem related to the heating system
tE2Thermistor ErrorThe tE2 error indicates a problem related to the heating system
tE3Thermistor ErrorThe tE3 error indicates a problem related to the heating system
tE4Thermistor ErrorThe tE4 error indicates a problem related to the heating system
HSHumidity SensorHumidity sensor failure
PS , PF , nPPower InterruptionElectric dryer power cord is not connected correctly; or house power supply is incorrect. House fuse is blown; circuit breaker has tripped; or power outage has occurred.
d75 , d80 , d90 , d95Duct Work BlockageDuct work is about 75%, 80%, 90% to 95% blocked. Displays for two hours only DO NOT use the dryer until the exhaust system has been cleaned and/or repaired.
issue with duct work and/or ventingFLOW SENSE INDICATOR show four bards during drying cycle or display shows “d80” after dryingDuct too long or too many turns/restrictions; significant blockage of ductwork due to lint build up or debris; appliance detect a restriction in the external dryer venting
E5Water Supply pump(steam dryer) pump valve is less than 10 in test mode
EEEEPROM errorPower supply and operation is abnormal
nCNFC module errorNFC module open or shorted
nEModemModem is abnormal
nFWi-FiWi-Fi module is malfunctioning
9A5 (gas dryer)Gas Heat IssueGas to the dryer turned off, no heat.

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