LG Washing Machine Says…[Quick Fix]

If your LG washing machine says different things on the display, don’t worry; we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll be giving you quick and easy ways to handle different error messages on your washing machine.

So, without further ado, let’s begin…

LG Washing Machine Says SUD

If your LG washing machine says SUD on the display, it means that there is excessive foaming going on inside the washer’s drum

This issue is caused by putting too much detergent into the soap drawer; it can also be caused by putting the wrong type of detergent into your washer.

To avoid this error code, make sure to only use High Efficiency (HE) detergents when doing laundry. HE detergents were made specifically for washing machine. They also produce less foam than normal detergents.

Also make sure to regulate the quantity of soap you use per wash. If you are using powdered or liquid detergent, ensure that you never fill the soap dispenser past the MAX line.

LG Washing Machine Says UE

If your LG washing machine displays a UE error code, it means that the load inside the washer is not balanced. This prevents your washing machine from spinning. Here’s how to fix this problem…

Step 1. Open your washing machine’s door.

Step 2. Put a moderate quantity of clothes in the washer (the recommended quantity of clothes to put will vary depending on the size of your machine).

Putting too many clothes will cause an unbalanced load. The same will occur if you don’t put enough clothes. Consult your manual to learn the proper quantity of clothes to put in.

Step 3. Spread the clothes evenly in the washer’s drum. This will help distribute the weight evenly.

Step 4. Ensure that washing machine is sitting on a firm, even surface. If the washer sits tilted at an angle, the weight of the clothes will be resting on only one side of the drum.

LG Washing Machine Says OE

If your LG washing machine says OE on the display, it means that the washer is being prevented from draining water. Here’s how to fix drainage issues on your LG washing machine…

LG Washing Machine Says OE – Front Loaders

Do the following to fix drainage issues in your LG front load washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Place some old towels or rags on the ground in front of your washing machine.

Step 3. Flip open the panel in front of your washer at the bottom.

Step 4. Under the panel, you will find a black hose with a cap; pull the hose out.

Step 5. Place a container under the hose.

Step 6. Pull the hose’s cap off and let any water remaining in the washer’s drum drain out.

Step 7. Once all the water has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

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Step 8. Turn the knob beside the hose counterclockwise and pull it out. This is known as the drain pump filter.

Step 9. Take the filter to a sink and rinse out any lint or debris that may have accumulated in it.

Step 10. Once the filter is clean, inspect the drain filter housing for any debris or lint and clear them out.

Step 11. Put the drain pump filter back in the housing and turn it clockwise to lock it.

Step 12. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 13. Inspect the drain hose at the back of the washer for any kinks or bends and straighten as needed. A bent or kinked hose can prevent water from flowing out of your washing machine.

Step 14. Ensure that the drain hose isn’t inserted more than 8 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted into the drain less than 6 inches.

Step 15. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 16. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

LG Washing Machine Says OE – Top Loaders

Do the following to fix drainage issues in your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power and water supply to avoid electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Open the lid of your washing machine.

Step 3. The lint filter is mounted on the wall of the washer’s drum. To take the filter out, press the tab above it and pull the filter assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 4. Take the lint filter to a sink.

Step 5. Open the cap on the filter and clear out any lint that may have accumulated inside it.

Step 6. Rinse the filter thoroughly by running some tap water over it.

Step 7. Once the filter is clean, put the cap back on and pop it back in place inside the washing machine’s drum.

Step 8. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 9. Inspect the washer’s drain hose for any bends or kinks. If you notice any, straighten as needed. A bent hose restricts water flow from the washer.

Step 10. Ensure that the drain hose isn’t inserted less than 6 inches into your home drain. It also shouldn’t be inserted more than 8 inches. This will help ensure that water flows freely out of the washer..

Step 11. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 12. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

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LG Washing Machine Says FE

An FE error code on your LG washing machine indicates that your washer is overfilling with water or isn’t filling enough. This issue is caused by a defective water inlet valve. Here’s how to replace this part…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution and water leakage.

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Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Disconnect the water inlet hose from the back of your washing machine.

Step 4. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screws at the back of the washer holding the top panel.

Step 5. With the screws removed, slide the top panel back a bit and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 6. The water inlet valve is located at the washer’s rear on the other side of the water inlet port. Take note of the positioning of each solenoid wire connected to the valve and disconnect them.

Step 7. Using a pair of pliers, press the metal clamps holding each of the black hoses to the water inlet valve.

Step 8. Disconnect each hose from the water inlet valve (take note of the positioning of each hose).

Step 9. Remove the mounting screws holding the valve at the back of the washer (this can be done with a Philips screwdriver).

Step 10. Pull the water inlet valve out of the washer.

Step 11. Take your new water inlet valve out of its pack.

Step 12. Pop it in the same place as the one you removed and secure it to the washer with the mounting screws.

Step 13. Connect each black hose to its corresponding port on the new water inlet valve.

Step 14. Slide the metal clamps back in place to secure the hoses to the valve.

Step 15. connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the water inlet valve.

Step 16. Ensure that all connections are secure.

Step 17. Put the washer’s top panel back in place.

Step 18. Secure the panel by screwing it in.

Step 19. Connect the water inlet hose back to your washing machine (ensure that the connection is secure in order to avoid water leakage).

Step 20. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 21. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Note: Please keep in mind that the process of replacing this part will vary depending on the type of washer you have. If you could not follow the procedure above on your washer, please refer to the video below…

LG Washing Machine Says PE

If your LG washing machine says PE on the display, it means that there is an issue with the water pressure switch. Most times this can be fixed simply by unplugging your washer for about 10 minutes and plugging it back.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, you will need to replace the water pressure switch. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power and water supply to avoid electrocution and water spills.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel.

Step 3. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off the washer.

Step 4. The water pressure switch (also known as water level sensor) is mounted near the water inlet valve inside the washer. Disconnect the wire harness connected to the pressure switch.

Step 5. Using a screwdriver, remove the screw holding the pressure switch to the washer’s frame.

Step 6. Pull the water pressure switch off the washer’s cabinet frame and disconnect the small black tube connected to it.

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Step 7. Pull the water level sensor out of the washing machine.

Step 8. Take your new water level sensor out of its pack.

Step 9. Connect it to the small black hose.

Step 10. Mount the sensor on the washer’s cabinet frame and reapply the screw to secure it.

Step 11. Connect the wire harness to the new water level sensor.

Step 12. Put the washer’s top panel back in place.

Step 13. Reapply the two Philips screws at the back to secure it.

Step 14. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 15. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Note: Please keep in mind that process of replacing a water level sensor may vary a bit depending on the type of washer you have.

If you couldn’t follow the procedure above on your washing machine, it is advised that you contact a washer repair service to help you with this fix. You can also refer to the video below to learn another way to replace a water level sensor…

LG Washing Machine Says CL

If your LG washing machine says CL on the display, it means that the washer’s Child Lock feature is on. This feature prevents anyone from changing the washer’s settings during cycles. This is very useful for houses with little kids.

The process of deactivating the Child Lock feature will vary depending on your washer’s model. Here are some of the most common ways to deactivate this feature…

How To Deactivate Child Lock – Method 1

To deactivate the Child Lock feature on your LG washing machine, simply press and hold the Soil button. Repeat the process to turn it back on.

How To Deactivate Child Lock – Method 2

To turn off the Child Lock feature on your LG washing machine, all you need to do is press the Child Lock button and hold for about 3 seconds. If you want to turn it back on, repeat this process.

Note: If neither of the methods above worked for your washer, it is advised that you consult your owner’s manual to learn your machine’s specific controls.

LG Washing Machine Says DE

If your LG washing machine says DE on the display, it means that the machine is unable to properly lock the door. To fix this issue, all simply turn off the power supply and shut the washer’s door firmly (avoid slamming the door).

Once you are sure that the door is properly locked, turn on the power supply and try running a wash cycle again.

LG Washing Machine Says CD

You don’t need to worry if your LG washing machine says CD on the display. It’s not actually an error code. This code indicates that the washer is too hot for you to take your clothes out. This occurs when you do a boil wash.

All you need to do is give the washer an hour or two to cool down. You will then be able to take your clothes out.

LG Washing Machine Says LE

If your LG washing machine says LE on the display, it means that the machine’s motor is locked. Most times this occurs when you load your washer with too many clothes.

To fix this issue, turn off your washing machine and reduce the clothes in it. Leave the washer unplugged for a while and then plug it back in after about 10 minutes. You can then try running the machine again.

LG Washing Machine Says DL

If your LG washing machine says DL on the display, it means that the door isn’t locked. Here’s how to fix this issue…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power.

Step 2. Open your washer’s door and firmly close it again (don’t slam the door).

Step 3. Turn on your washing machine’s power.

Step 4. Try running a wash cycle again.

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