LG Washing Machine Error Codes: Explained & Resolved

LG Washing Machine Error Codes

LG appliances are known for their reliability and efficiency, but like all machines, they can experience problems from time to time. LG washing machine error codes can be confusing, as each code indicates a different type of issue. In this article, we’ll explain the meaning behind LG washing machine errors and provide some troubleshooting tips on how to fix them. So if your LG washer is displaying an error code, read on to learn what it means and how to resolve it!

List of LG Washing Machine Error Codes

Fault Location
How to solve


Washing Machine is overfilling

Inlet water valve assembly

  • Turn off the taps.
  • Restart your washer
  • Drain the machine.
  • Restart the Cycle.


Clogged drainage hose

Drain hose or drain pump

Straighten out the drain hose & clear out any blockage.


Insufficient Water Level

  • Improperly installed inlet
  • Closed water taps
  • Kinked or broken inlet hose
  • Clogged filter
  • Examining the inlet filter for any blockage.
  • Ensure your drain hose is set up properly
  • Check that water supply taps are open

UE or UB

Unbalanced Load

Drum unit of the washer

Evenly redistribute the clothing to ensure an even load


A reminder for the child safety lock.

Child safety lock

Press and hold the child lock button for 3 seconds


The motor has been disabled by extra load

Washing machine motor

Lighten the load and reboot the machine.


Alert for the clean tub cycle

Washing machine tub

  • Drain the machine
  • Add cleaning solution or descaler to the detergent dispenser
  • Run the clean tub cycle


Three distinct codes – dE, dE1, and dE2 – will appear when a door fails to lock.

Door locking mechanism

  • Turn off & unplug the machine
  • Press & hold the Start/Stop button until the beep sound
  • Restart the machine


An electrical malfunction within your machine has likely resulted in a short circuit.

Wiring, motor or power control board.

  • Turn off the machine
  • Wait for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Restart the machine


Too much soap in the machine resulting in a ‘suds-reducing cycle’.

Water hose or water line

The Sud error could occur due to outlet blockage. Clean the pipe & restart the cycle.


An alert indicating a cool-down period after a drying cycle.

Electronic control panel

No action is required


Malfunctioned water level sensor displaying inaccurate readings.

Water level sensor

Unplug the machine & restart it after 5 minutes.


A disrupted power supply

Washing machine cord or external power supply

  • Restart the machine, the code should be gone.
  • If not then check for a tripped power breaker.


Warning of a heating malfunction

Defective Thermistor sensor, which detects and regulates temperatures.

Unplugging the machine for 2 minutes. Restart & press the spin speed button until ‘No Spin’ appears onscreen.

Time Does Not Advance

This can occur due to several issues, such as the load size, weight, or even suds or water temperature.

A lid switch, timer, motor, water level controller, drain pump, and water inlet valve.

Solve individual issues by reducing the size or wight of the load. Reduce the amount of detergent in the given load cycle.

Buttons Do Not Respond

The button you’re attempting to press is currently disabled or cannot be used.

Control panel malfunction, child door lock enabled.

Use one mode at a time. For instance, you can switch on the child door lock option and see if that helps.

Common Troubleshooting Fixes

Here are some common issues that may occur with an LG washing machine and some potential solutions:

Washing machine won't start

  1. Make sure that the washing machine is plugged in and that the outlet is functioning properly.
  2. Check the door to ensure that it is closed properly and latched.
  3. Check the control panel to make sure that all the buttons are working properly.

Washing machine won't drain

  1. Make sure that the drain hose is not clogged or kinked.
  2. Check the pump filter to ensure that it is not clogged.
  3. Make sure that the drain hose is properly connected to the drain pipe.

Washing machine is making strange noises

  1. Make sure that the washing machine is level and that all four feet are in contact with the floor.
  2. Check the drum to ensure that there are no loose items stuck inside.
  3. Check the hoses to ensure that they are not kinked or clogged.

Washing machine is vibrating excessively

  1. Make sure that the washing machine is level and that all four feet are in contact with the floor.
  2. Check the load to ensure that it is balanced and not overloaded.
  3. Check the hoses to ensure that they are not kinked or clogged.

Washing machine is leaking

  1. Check the hoses to ensure that they are not damaged or loose.
  2. Check the seals and gaskets to make sure that they are not worn or damaged.
  3. Check the tub to ensure that it is not damaged or rusted.

If you have tried these solutions and your LG washing machine is still experiencing issues, it may be necessary to call a professional for further assistance.

Tanmay Gupta

Tanmay Gupta is a tech expert and product reviewer with a passion for staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest technology. He has extensive experience testing and reviewing a wide range of tech products, from smartphones and laptops to home appliances and smart home devices. In his writing, he combines technical expertise with clear, concise language to help consumers make informed decisions about the products they buy. When he's not reviewing the latest gadgets, Tanmay can be found sharing his knowledge and insights with tech enthusiasts through his popular blog and social media channels.

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