Question about LG Dishwashers
Not always the engine to blame. Check the wire harness: look for loose or damaged wires and/or connections
Posted on Apr 12, 2019
It looks like the LE code means the motor is under a larger load than expected.
I am not sure but it may be worth checking the impeller that pumps water at the bottom of the unit. I had one that made contact with the bottom of the filter cover and melt the plastics to each-other which caused a different error code that basically translates to the motor failed. In this case my motor wouldn't move at all, Yours may still be moving, but the additional friction could be throwing the code and stopping the load.
The easiest way to check is to remove the drawers in the unit and open up the sending unit cover in the bottom (as if you were going to replace the impeller), It is usually somewhere around 8 screws and should come off relatively easily, If not, look for missed screws. Check the top of the impeller and the bottom of the impeller cover for any signs of contact. I had signs on the bottom of the filter, I scraped the melted plastic off of the cover and the impeller, reassembled and my issue went away. Hopefully yours is the same. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 25, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem. Take off the black box at the base and check to see if any of the wires broke lose from the connectors, mine did. One pair of wires was alot shorter than the rest, so when the previous owner disassembled the crossbow he lifted the unit too far before disconnecting the wire connectors thus braking the two wires from the connector. Simply remove the remaining wire bits from the connector with something sharp (unplug machine from the wall). Then take the broken wires and push them down into the connector terminals with a butter knife. The terminals will cut through the wire insulation and make a contact with the wire. Problem solved.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
Hello Albert, On the Jenn-Air dishwasher you have, you have to hold down the "Heated Dry" button for 3-5 seconds to unlock the control panel.
This should unlock the controls so you can again use the dishwasher normally.
Since you''re likely going to have this dishwasher for some time, I've included a link where you can download a free owner's manual for it.
I would print out a copy for your future use and reference. I also have a file on my computer that I title "Home Appliances and Equipment" which is where I download and save an electronic copy so I always have a backup copy saved, since manuals aren't always readily available on the web, as the appliances get older.
The info on locking and unlocking the dishwasher can be found on page 13 of the manual.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the detailed info about my question, VtToolMan, I greatly appreciate it. However, I tried to unlock it that way, but it didn't work. "
LE indicates a fault with the motor on the appliance.
LG suggest you switch off, wait for a minute, unplug the appliance.
Wait 15 minutes then plug it back in again.
Try the machine again.
If it's still faulty, you can try changing the Hall Sensor in the motor, this can sometimes cure the problem.
Unplug the machine and remove the rear cover. There are 4 Philips head screws. Take them out and remove the rear cover.
You should now see the rear of the motor, which is mounted to the back of the drum.
In the middle is a large bolt which holds the stator cover.
You'll need a 17mm socket and a ratchet to remove this bolt.
Remove the stator cover and place aside.
Toward the bottom-left, you will see a couple of wire bunches held to the motor by three screws. One holds a metal bracket, one actually holds a ground wire, and the last is through a plastic bracket toward the bottom. Remove these three screws and don't lose them.
Through the motor there are 6 bolts holding it onto the back of the drum assembly.
You'll need a 10mm socket and ratchet to remove them.
You will now have the motor off the back of the drum.
Disconnect the two wire harnesses from the motor.
Looking at the surface of this motor that was facing the DRUM (not the outside), you'll see two small pieces clipped onto it, toward the bottom.
The sensor you are looking to replace is the one that looks like a kitchen magnet.
It is attached by small clips. You'll see how it goes on. It's easy to remove.
Go to google and search for part number 6501KW2002A.
This will bring up an LG sensor assembly.
Double check with the supplier that this is the sensor for your appliance.
When you receive the sensor, simply reverse steps 1 through 5.
Once re assembled, try the machine again.
If still the same after this you'll need to replace the motor and/or control board.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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