What does OE mean on an LG washer? There may be a few different reasons why the OE error code can display on your washing machine. LG washer getting the OE error code? The OE error code on the LG washing machine display is an indication of a NO DRAIN issue. The 3 issues that may cause this fault code is a bent drain hose, the drain pump filter is blocked, or the drain pump may have foreign objects lodged in it making it unable to drain. All these issues can cause your LG washer to display the error code OE. With all these different reasons, checking all 3 components will clear the error and fix your LG washing machine.
3 parts you need to check on your LG Front Loading Washing Machine when OE error code appears are:
1 – Drain Pump Filter (Blocked or Clogged)
2 – Drain Hose (Kinked or Bent)
3 – Drain Pump (Objects inside are Blocking it from Draining)
The 3 conditions that will cause the OE error code on your LG Front Load Washer are:
1 – The Drain Pump Filter is Blocked or Filled with debris and needs to be cleaned out.
2 – The Drain Hose is bent and therefore water is unable to drain from the washer.
3 – Foreign Objects in Drain Pump will block the pump and therefore the washer is unable to drain.
To check the drain pump filter:
First remove power to the washer by unplugging it. Locate the filter on the front bottom of your LG washer. Remove the drain pump filter cover. Unhook the drain hose. Take off the small plug from the drain hose. Now drain the water that is still inside the tub. Use a small bowl to catch the water. Next twist the drain pump filter counter clockwise to remove it. Clean the drain pump filter by running it under warm water. Clean out the inside of the drain pump filter housing with a cleaning brush or rag. Put the cap back on the drain hose. Reconnect the hose to the washer. Slide the clean drain pump filter back into the washer. Be sure the filter is put back secure. Put the cover back on the drain pump filter by turning it clockwise. Once the filter is cleaned, re-secured, and free from any blockages, wash a small load to be sure the error code OE has cleared. Video of LG washing machine error code OE drain pump cleanout is below.
LG Washer – Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter
To check the washer drain hose:
Look at the back of the washer and check that the washer drain hose is not bent or kinked. If the washing machine was pushed back and the drain hose was crimped behind it, the washer drain hose may be bent and draining water cannot flow properly. Make sure the drain hose is straight and has NO blockage. Once the drain hose is straight and free from any blockages, wash a small load to be sure the LG front load washer error code OE has cleared.
To check the drain pump:
The drain pump is located inside the washer. It can be accessed by removing power to the washer, opening up the panel, and taking the hoses off the drain pump to check for blockages. This procedure should be done if you are completely confident you are able to take the washer apart and can be safe with electrical components. We will put a video below on how to remove a drain pump on an LG washer for you to see step by step how to access the pump. After watching the video you should be able to understand how to safely get to the drain pump and to check to see if it is blocked or clogged and therefore causing your OE error code.
LG Washing Machine – How To Access The Drain Pump
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