LG WASHER IE ERROR CODE = WATER INLET ERROR = NO WATER ENTERING WASHER is the definition of the IE or 1E error code on your LG washing machine.
If your LG washer is getting the IE error code, there can be a few reasons why the IE or 1E error code can display. The IE error code on the LG washers display is indicating water did not fill the tub or it did not fill properly in the allotted time. This can be from a faulty water inlet valve, drain hose issue, bent water hoses, the water valves to the washer are not “open”, or there may be a communication or wiring harness issue. All these issues can cause your LG washer to display the error code IE. Below we will show you what to check and how to fix and clear the IE error code.
When your LG washer shows the IE error or fault code, this means WATER INLET ERROR. This error code is telling you the washer tub did not fill with water in a specific time. The error means the water did not reach the correct level within 8 minutes.
LG Washing Machine = IE Error Code = NOT FILLING WITH WATER = WATER INLET FAULT
What to check and how to clear the LG washer IE or 1E error code:
1 – Check to be sure the drain hose is not stuck too far down the standpipe. (If it is too far down then the WATER MAY FILL AND DRAIN AT SAME TIME)
2 – Check and be sure the HOT and COLD water supply valves are fully open.
3 – Check that the HOT and COLD water supply hoses are not bent, damaged, or clogged with hard water.
If the above 3 simple fixes all checked out good and no issues, next remove the water hoses to check for proper waterflow…
To check that water is flowing without interruption to the washer:
1 – Turn OFF the HOT and COLD water supply valves on the wall.
2 – Remove the HOT and COLD water supply hoses FROM THE WASHING MACHINE. (Do not remove the water lines from the wall)
3 – While the water hoses are removed, check where the hoses connect on the washer and be sure the INLET VALVE FILTER SCREENS are not clogged.
4 – Get a large bucket to hold a few gallons of water.
5 – Place the ends of both the HOT and COLD water valves into the bucket.
6 – Turn the water valves on the wall to OPEN and run water through the hoses to test water flow and pressure.
7 – If water flows with no issues then you may have an issue with the water inlet valve.
If all the above checked out, next you need to check the water inlet valve. You will need to get to the water inlet valve and check to be sure it is secure and the wire harnesses to power it are secure and connected properly. You can test the valves with a multimeter to determine if it is faulty. If you find that the water inlet valve is not working, you should replace it.
NOTE: If you get water fill and both water inlet valves are working properly and you still get the IE error code, this MAY indicate a problem with the water level pressure switch. So check the pressure switch to be sure it is operating properly.
LG Washing Machine Displaying Fault Code IE or 1E = The official error code is IE but may look like 1E. So if your LG washer shows IE or 1E error or fault code, you know the washer is not receiving water.
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