LG Front Load washing machines and their All-In-One Combo washer/dryer has been a popular choice for many across NYC.
A very common repair request we get in the Park Slope and Williamsburg area is for a LG Washing machine that is not draining.
To clarify “not draining” means the appliance will fill with water and wash for a bit, but the water will not empty out of the unit for the washing function and final spin cycle.
A washing machine that does not empty the water from a cycle will cause newer electronically controlled appliances to present an error code. The LG washer “OE” code is short hand for “obstruction error.”
If “OE” seems familiar to you make sure to check your Drain Filter.
If you have the owners manual for the washing machine you will find instructions from LG on how to remove drain filter obstructions.
You should also be able to access the appliance owners manual on the LG website. Have your model number ready when visiting their site.
Make sure you secure the filter back in place and plug the small diameter hose with the cap you removed before turning the machine on.
The quickest way to test for proper drain is to pour enough water into the unit (use a pasta pot) by hand until there is pooling inside the tub. When you notice enough water inside close the door.
Press the following buttons and only the following buttons. (Do not turn the dial)
Now Press : Power 1x – spin speed 1x – start 1x
You may now see the water leaving the unit and the machine draining again. Hip-Hip-Hooooray!
If your washing machine is still not working, don’t worry— our appliance repair team can help in Brooklyn / Manhattan. Call for repair today – 718-266-2545
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