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How can I fix the OE error code on my LG washer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

"OE" on an LG washer indicates that there is an overflow error. This error can happen for a number of reasons, such as a clogged drain hose or a malfunctioning water inlet valve. If the error is not resolved, it could lead to serious damage to the washer.

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1. Check the inlet hoses to the washer for kinks or blockages

  1. Open the washer lid and check for obstructions in the inlet hoses. If there are any blockages, use a hose cleaner to clear them.
  2. Open the washer drain hose. If it is kinked, use a straightened wire hanger to free it.
  3. Open the water inlet valve on the back of the washer.
  4. Open the water inlet valve on the front of the washer.
  5. Check the water pressure at both the inlet valves. If it is low, replace the water inlet valve on the front of the washer.
  6. Check the washer water supply lines for leaks. If there are any leaks, replace the lines.

2. Clean the inlet screen filters on the washer

  1. Remove the front panel of the washer by removing the two screws at the top and bottom of the front panel.
  2. Remove the inlet screen filters by removing the three screws at the top and bottom of the inlet screen.
  3. Clean the filters with a damp cloth and a mild soap.
  4. Reinstall the inlet screen filters by screwing them in place.
  5. Replace the front panel by screwing it in place.

3. Check the drain hose for kinks or blockages

  1. Remove the front panel of the washer.
  2. Locate and remove the drain hose.
  3. Inspect the drain hose for kinks or blockages.
  4. If there are any kinks or blockages, fix them.
  5. Reinstall the drain hose.
  6. Reinstall the front panel of the washer.

4. Clean the drain pump filter on the washer

  1. Remove the cover from the drain pump filter on the washer.
  2. Clean the filter with a brush and a solution of baking soda and water.
  3. Rinse the filter with water.
  4. Replace the filter cover.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Run a maintenance cycle on the washer.