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How do you fix an OE code on an LG Washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The oe code on an LG washer is a drainage error code. This code indicates that the washer is not draining properly. There are a few possible reasons for this code to appear, such as a clogged drain hose or a blockage in the drain pump. If the oe code appears, it is important to check the drain hose and pump for any blockages.

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1. Check the washer's owner's manual for instructions on how to clear the code

  1. Remove the top cover by removing the four screws that hold it in place.
  2. Locate the control panel and unscrew the two screws that hold it in place.
  3. Lift the control panel up and remove it.
  4. Locate the "Water Level" and "Cleaning" buttons on the front of the machine.
  5. Push the "Water Level" button up and hold it while turning the "Cleaning" button to the off position.
  6. Disconnect the water hose from the machine.
  7. Open the drain valve on the machine and pour 3 cups of water down the drain.
  8. Reconnect the water hose to the machine.
  9. Push the "Water Level" button all the way up and release it.
  10. Turn the "Cleaning" button on and wait until the machine completes its cycle.
  11. Turn the "Cleaning" button off and remove the water hose.
  12. Remove the drain valve and pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain.
  13. Replace the top cover and screws.
  14. Test the machine by filling it with water and turning on the "Water Level" button.
  15. If the code is still present, repeat the steps outlined in the washer's owner's manual.

2. If the code cannot be cleared, unplug the washer and plug it back in

  • If the code cannot be cleared, unplug the washer and plug it back in in order to fix the code on the LG washer.
  • Remove the front panel of the LG washer.
  • Locate and remove the two screws that hold the control board in place.
  • Remove the control board.
  • Locate and remove the two screws that hold the water inlet hose in place.
  • Remove the water inlet hose.
  • Locate and remove the three screws that hold the water pump in place.
  • Remove the water pump.
  • Locate and remove the two screws that hold the water motor in place.
  • Remove the water motor.
  • Locate and remove the two screws that hold the water pump cover in place.
  • Remove the water pump cover.
  • Locate and remove the pump cover.
  • Locate and remove the code reader.
  • Remove the pump cover seal.
  • Insert the pump cover seal into the hole on the side of the code reader.
  • Locate and remove the screws that hold the pump cover in place.
  • Remove the pump cover.
  • Locate and remove the washer hoses.
  • Remove the washer hoses.
  • Locate and remove the washer.

3. If the code persists, try unplugging the washer for 30 minutes and then plugging it back in

  1. Check if the code is on the washer or the dryer.
  2. If the code is on the washer, try unplugging it for 30 minutes and then plugging it back in.
  3. If the code is on the dryer, try unplugging it for 30 minutes and then plugging it back in.

4. If the code still persists, contact LG customer service for further assistance

If the code still persists, contact LG customer service for further assistance in order to fix the code on the washer.