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LG washer FE error fills with water and door opens.

I have this LG washer... in the past couple weeks it has intermittently thrown an "FE" error code on the LCD. After the first time I replaced the hot water valve as was recommended by many on different forums. This seem to fix the error but it occurred today. This error has occurred during Sanitary and Allergiene cycles. Also will note after the error code has shown up the water level was unusually high so I initiated the spin down and drain mode as per the manaual. However, I left the room and the machine ran for a bit then finished and unlocked the door and the water that never draind spilled out into our basement... this was a lot of water not a little. Very frustrating. There was still some residual water in the tub so I tried the spin down and drain again and the following atempts work. Has anyone had this kind of behavior happen before? Seems intermittent, what else can I check or replace?

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I am having this issue right now. BUT it was -42°C outside and my washer is in my poorly insulated back porch. The drain pipe is blocked off with ice,so my washer is full of water and it doesnt want to drain. Working on heating the ice blockage to get it running again. It did this on the coldest day of the year last year as well. Just hoping again to be lucky and not have any permanent damage due to the ice

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    And it worked. No issues now that it was defrosted out.


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Filter may be blocked

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  • Marvin Nicholson Jan 12, 2014

    I think I found the problem... the cold water inlet valve assembly sometimes does not shut off during the rinse cycle. I witnessed this last night. Forturnately I had order a cold water inlet valve when I replace the hot water inlet valve. I just replaced the cold valve and am trying a test load now to see how it goes. The only troubling thing... why did the washer not sense that there was water still in the tub and act like the wash cycle was over even though water was coming into the tub at the same time from the faulty inlet valve? Once the cycle was done the door unlocked and the water in the tub push the door open spilling water all over my basement floor.

  • john Jan 13, 2014

    before you spend any money check the drain pipe from tub to exit then take the pump apart if you do not find a blockage you may need to replace the pump if more then about two or three year old



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SOURCE: Troubleshooting your problem LG Washer

you may find that you need to dismantle the pump as you can get things inside the impellor area causing intermitant problem

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SOURCE: intermittant 'OE' error code

OE means it has not fully drained with in 10 minutes. Check your button trap and make sure nothing is there. If you want, make sure there is nothing in the unit and you can put it into test mode and check out to see if the drain pump is working.
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SOURCE: LG WM0642HW washer gives error during spin cycle and stops.

I have this problem and you can find the solution on this same web page by searching. It is likely the Hall Sensor that needs to be replaced (see proflevy posting on Jul 16, 2008). According to the postings, it is from soap build up on the sensor and replacing it costs $18 for the part and is easy (many responses on this). I am waiting for the part and will try to fix mine soon.

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