LG Appliance Repair

LG Appliance Repair

LG Appliance Repair

LG appliances are renowned in the electronical arena for their authenticity, craftsmanship, and innovative appliances. These appliances are the perfect harmony of functionality and intuitive design.

Even though LG appliances are highly reliable and hardly ever break down, their parts might need repairing in cases of wear out. If your LG appliances such as refrigerator, dryer, washer, dishwasher, and oven need to be repaired, then we’d be happy to get them into top shape!

What are the Problems Encountered with LG Appliances?

Understanding the issues found in your LG appliances can help you identify what’s wrong with your appliance and take the necessary action to fix it. Here’s an example of some of the major problems you can encounter with your LG appliances and how our experts can help!

LG Refrigerator

Faulty Linear Compressor: The most common problem reported by LG appliance users is a problem with the linear compressor. Our licensed technicians can help you diagnose and fix this cooling problem.

Defective Condenser Motor: If your fridge makes strange noises and shows signs of overheating, then this may be the issue. Our technicians can help check the refrigerator coils for any collected debris and fix the airflow.

Faulty Fan Motor: Any clogs or debris buildup in the evaporator fan motor can also affect the cooling of the fan. Our technicians will vacuum any debris out of the fan motor and fix it instantly.

LG Washer

Water Not Draining: A faulty drain pump can be the reason behind this problem. You’ll typically encounter this problem with the washer 5-6 years after purchasing the appliance. A noisy drain pump is the classical sign of a defective pump. Our pro techs will examine the machine’s draining pump based on its model and assess the problem promptly.

Broken Motor Sensor Wire: Due to the extensive vibrations of the LG washer, the motor wire harness of the machine might break down leading to unusual noises. Our technicians will assess the washer for any broken and burnt wires in such a case and replace them accordingly.

Leaking Washer: Sometimes your washer might leak due to a defective water inlet valve. The reason behind this could be wear and tear of the valve or calcium buildup. The valve solenoids can also fail and result in water leakage. We can help replace such defective valves and make your washer as good as new!

LG Dryer

Overheating: This problem occurs due to the breakdown of the thermal fuse on the appliance’s heater assembly. It is a critical issue to fix, commonly done by replacing the burnt fuse and reconnecting the wires – and our techs are well-versed in that.

Drum Roll Seizing: If your dryer has been making unusual grinding and tumbling noise, then it’s probably because its drum rollers have been seized. Our technicians fix this problem by promptly replacing the rollers in your dryer.

LG Dishwasher

Blockage: One of the most common problems with dishwashers is caused due to food particles or foreign body blockage in the drain hose or the filter. Other common causes can be – faulty flapper, kinked draining hose, or a defective pump. Our experts will carefully analyse the problem in your device and replace the defective parts in such a case.

Leakage: This is caused due to a defective door seal, water inlet valve, drain hose, or dishwasher pump. We will first diagnose the location of the leak and then replace any defective valves or hoses.

Unusual Noises: Your dishwasher can make continuous buzzing or squealing noises if the water inlet valve of the device is defective. A grinding noise can be heard if the chopping blade assembly isn’t functioning properly. A simple solution to this problem is letting our pro techs analyze your machinery and replace the parts that are defective.

Apart from the appliances listed above, we also specialize in fixing other LG appliances such as stovetops, ovens, and other appliances under the LG range.

Doesn’t matter when and from where you’ve bought your LG appliances, our technicians will immediately work to find out the cause behind the breakdown and get on with repairing the appliance. We provide leading LG appliance repair services in the country and our experts will surely diagnose the problem with your LG appliance promptly!

LG Washer Not Draining

A common problem with LG washers is that they will not drain because of a faulty drain pump. The drain pump usually becomes defective after 4-6 years. If the drain pump is failing, you will likely notice that the drain pump is noisier than usual. To determine if the drain pump is defective, it will need to be tested with a multimeter for continuity (a continuous electrical path).

Drain pumps can also become blocked due to foreign objects or small items of clothing that get through the washer’s filters and clog the pump. The drain pump’s impellers may also become damaged and stop the pump from working correctly.

Accessing the drain pump will depend on the type of washer and model number. The drain pump with front-load washers is usually accessed by removing either the rear access panel or by removing the front panel from the washer. The drain pump on top-loader washers is usually accessed by laying the washer on its back to access the drain pump underneath the washer. Check your washer’s manual for drain pump access instructions.

To check the drain pump:

  1. Disconnect the washer from the power source.
  2. Disconnect the water supply to the washer.
  3. Remove the relevant access panel.
  4. Disconnect the drain pump wire connector.
  5. Use pliers to release the clamps that secure the drain hose to the pump. Remove the drain hose.
  6. Use a 5/16-inch socket to remove the drain pump mounting screws.
  7. Remove the pump from the washer.
  8. Check the pump for damage or obstructions.
  9. Test the pump for continuity with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, replace the drain pump.

LG Washer Broken Motor Wire Harness or Position Sensor Wire

Another typical problem with LG washers is that some wires in the motor wire harness break due to the vibrations of the washing machine. The issue will usually cause the washer to make unusual noises during the spin cycle.

Similarly, the wire attached to the position sensor will sometimes break with LG washers. The position sensor communicates the exact position of the motor to the control board.

With both the motor wire harness and position sensor wire, a broken or damaged wire can cause communication issues between the control board and motor, which can cause the washer not to work as it is supposed to.

To check the motor wire harness and position sensor wire, the washer’s motor will need to be accessed. If there are any broken or burnt wires, the wire harness or the individual wire will need to be replaced.

Like the drain pump, access to the motor and position sensor will depend on the type of washer and the model number. With front-loaders, either the rear access panel or the front panel will need to be removed. With top-loader washers, the motor and sensor can be accessed by putting the washer on its back to access the motor and position sensor underneath the washer. Check the washer’s manual for the location of the motor or position sensor for your specific LG washer.

To check the motor wire harness and position sensor:

  1. Disconnect the power to the washer.
  2. Disconnect the water to the washer.
  3. Remove the relevant access panels to locate the motor wire harness.
  4. Unthread the mounting nut for the rotor assembly and remove the rotor assembly.
  5. Use a socket to remove the stator mounting bolts.
  6. Check the motor wire harness and position sensor for burnt or broken wires.
  7. Replace the wire harness or the individual wires that are damaged.

LG Washer Overfilling or Leaking

Another issue common with LG washers is that the water inlet valve becomes defective. The valve can become defective due to a buildup of calcium or through normal wear and tear.

If there is a calcium buildup, the valve becomes stuck, causing water to appear in the tub or excess water to leak from the washer. If you are noticing excess water, particularly if the washer has not been used, there is likely a problem with the water inlet valve.

Similarly, over time the water inlet valve solenoids can fail, which can cause excess water and water leakage. The water inlet valve can be visually checked for damage and tested with a multimeter for continuity. If the water inlet valve is defective, it should be replaced instead of trying to repair it.

Access to the water inlet valve will depend on the washer type and model number. With front-loader washers, the inlet valve can usually be accessed by removing the top of the washer. The top can be lifted off once screws at the back of the washer have been removed. With top-loader washers, the control panel will need to be removed and the washer cabinet lifted off.

To check the water inlet valve:

  1. Disconnect the power to the washer.
  2. Turn off the water to the washer.
  3. Disconnect the water hoses to the washer.
  4. Remove the relevant access panel.
  5. Take a photo of how the water inlet valve is connected to assist with the reassembly of the washer.
  6. Remove the solenoid wires attached to the old inlet valve.
  7. Use pliers to release the clamps and remove the four hoses connected to the water inlet valve.
  8. Remove the mounting screws that hold the water inlet valve in place, and remove it from the washer.
  9. Check the water inlet valve for damage and debris blocking the screens inside the water inlet valve.
  10. Test the water inlet valve for continuity with a multimeter. A healthy water inlet valve should show between 500 and 1,500 ohms of resistance.
  11. Replace a defective water inlet valve. Note that most washer repair technicians recommend replacing the water inlet valve instead of trying to repair it.

LG Dryer Thermal Fuse On Heater Assembly Burns Out

One of the most common LG dryer problems is that the thermal fuse on the heater assembly blows or burns out.

LG dryer thermal fuse

This problem is incredibly important to fix since the thermal fuse prevents the machine from overheating and protects your appliance and home from catching on fire.

Typically, you can tell that a thermal fuse is burnt out whenever the dryer isn’t getting hot at all or if it is not getting hot enough to dry clothes properly.

However, don’t assume that the fuse is burnt out immediately because there are other, less costly reasons why your dryer isn’t getting sufficient heat.

To troubleshoot, do the following steps to determine exactly why your dryer isn’t getting hot enough to dry your clothes:

  • Unplug Dryer: Before troubleshooting your dryer, make sure to unplug the dryer so you can safely check the fuse.
  • Find The Fuse: Use your user’s manual or look online to find the fuse.
  • Remove Access Panel: Use a screwdriver to remove the access panel disconnect wires from fuse.
  • Test Fuse Using A Multimeter: Use a multimeter to see if the fuse is blown.

If you find that the fuse is blown, buy a new fuse that is an exact match as your existing fuse.

Make sure that the dryer is unplugged when you install the new fuse and reconnect the wires.

If the fuse is not blown, contact a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.

LG Dryer Heating Element Burns Out

Another common problem of LG dryers is that the heating element burns out.

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Whenever the heating element burns out, the dryer will not be able to properly heat up or dry your clothes, making the appliance useless.

LG dryer heating element burnt

The easiest way to see if the heating element is burnt out is to check to see if any of the heating coils are detached or broken.

A detached or broken heating coil is an obvious sign that the heating element has burnt out.

With that being said, you can’t always detect a burnt out heating element from looking.

Instead, you will need to perform a continuity test. A continuity test will tell you whether or not a continuous electrical path is present in your heating element.

If the element has continuity, then the heating element works properly.

You can use a multimeter to perform the continuity test. When using the multimeter, make sure than the tool is calibrated to the heater.

More so, remove the heating element from the dryer before performing the test. Touch each terminal with a probe.

If the reading is between 0 and 50 ohms of resistance, then the element works properly.

If the needle or the reading does not change significantly, then the heating element is burnt out. Replace the heating element if it is burnt out.

LG Dryer Drum Rollers Can Be Seized

Many LG dryer owners experience a drum roller that is seized. What this means is that the drum doesn’t tumble properly.

You can easily detect that a drum roller has been seized when it makes a loud, grinding noise.

If the drum roller is seized, then you will need to replace all four rollers, even if only one of them has seized.

The reason for this is that worn rollers are often the cause of a drum roller that fails to turn.

Replacing all the rollers ensures that the roller tumbles freely and prevents from any other premature seized rollers.

When you are installing new rollers, you can reuse the existing roller shaft if it is in new condition.

If you reuse your roller shaft, make sure to clean it thoroughly before installing new rollers.

If the roller shaft is in poor condition, then replace that part before installing the new rollers.

LG Dryer Main Control Board Motor Relay Stuck In ON Position

Another problem of LG dryers is that the main control board motor relay gets stuck in the ON position.

This causes the dryer to continue spinning, even after the dryer cycle is concluded.

The only way to then get the drum to stop rolling is to keep the door open or unplug the appliance.

If you are finding that the drum continues to roll unless the door is open or the appliance is unplugged, then you probably have a problem with the main control board motor.

Dryer wont turn off unless door is open

For a problem of this kind, you will need to install a completely new main control board.

To install a new main control board, make sure that the dryer is completely unplugged before repair.

Then, use a screwdriver to disconnect the top from the main cabinet. Slide the top back and lift it off the dryer. You will see the main control board.

Begin to remove the main control board by removing the wires from the retaining tabs and disconnect the wires.

Unscrew the mounting screws to remove the old port. Now, install the new port in the slots on the side panel.

Slide the new port into place and reconnect the wires. Finally, put the top back onto the dryer and secure it into place.

LG Dryer Blower Housing Thermostat Burns Out

Finally, the last most common problem of LG dryers is that the blower housing thermostat burns out.

This is a major problem since the blower housing thermostat controls the temperature of the air inside the dryer.

You will know that the blower housing thermostat is burnt out when the dryer won’t start, but just clicks.

If a blower housing thermostat is burnt, you will need to replace the burnt part with a new one.

Luckily, this is easy to do, although you will need to disassemble many parts of the dryer to access the thermostat.

First, begin by unplugging the dryer. Then, remove the top of the dryer using a screwdriver. Pull off the top lid.

Disconnect the wire harnesses on the control panel and remove the panel console using a screwdriver.

Set the panel aside. Disconnect the front panel by removing the wiring harness and removing the screws connecting the front panel to the housing. Set the panel aside.

Now, remove the silver brace by removing the wiring harnesses and holders. Then, remove the bracket by unscrewing them.

Lift the panel up and set it aside. Disconnect the wire harness that goes to the moisture sensor.

Once released, take the bulkhead off using a screwdriver. Remove pulleys to put slack in the belt and remove the dryer drum.

The part will be located on the backside of the blower housing. Remove the wires and unscrew the thermostat. Place in the new thermostat and reconnect the wires. Reassemble the dryer.

LG Refrigerator linear compressor is not working

As technology advances, so do our new appliances, coming out quieter, more efficient, and easier to repair. One component LG is always working on upgrading is the linear compressor, which is now available in select models. It only works when the appliance needs it and is energy efficient as well as quieter than conventional compressors.

Unfortunately, many LG users have reported that they have had problems with their compressors. The most common culprit is a faulty seal, which can stop the compressor from being able to run. So, if your fridge is running but not cooling, then there is a good chance you have an issue with your compressor. If this is the issue, you will need to call in a licensed technician to repair it.

LG Refrigerator not cooling

While LG is hugely popular and found in many households, LG fridges are not the best-performing brand when it comes to cooling capabilities. In fact, there have been customer complaints of their fridges ceasing to cool completely.

There are a lot of different components that need to work in harmony for your fridge to cool down and stay cool. If any of these components have issues or stop working, it can cause the LG fridge to stop working altogether.

To troubleshoot these issues, you will need a rough idea of your fridge’s symptoms/issues.

A faulty compressor

Your fridge compressor works to keep the food inside your fridge cool and fresh. It is a very delicate setup, and so faults or issues with the compressor can prevent the fridge from cooling properly or from staying too warm. In most models, a compressor is located at the bottom of the back of the fridge.

You will need to remove the back panel to access the compressor. Make sure you consult your owner’s manual if you have any issues. You should hear a running/humming noise if it is working properly. If you are unsure, you should have a licensed technician diagnose the issue.

A defective condenser motor

Another important component is the condenser motor. If the motor is not working correctly, you may notice your fridge making strange sounds, overheating, or higher than normal energy bills.

The first thing to do is to check your condenser coils for debris or any buildup that may be interfering with the fan blades.

If there is significantly reduced airflow, your refrigerator and freezer may end up shutting down. If you are still experiencing issues after cleaning off the coils and ensuring the fan blades are free to rotate, you might need a new compressor motor.

Start relay fault

A faulty start relay can also result in your refrigerator’s compressor not working properly. This is an easy issue to troubleshoot. All you need to do is test the relay’s continuity.

Start by taking off the unit’s back panel, which will allow you to access the relay from the bottom. Once you have located the relay, test it for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, you will need to replace the relay.

Faulty evaporator fan motor

The evaporator is responsible for circulating cool air from the freezer into your refrigerator. An issue with your fridge cooling may also be an indicator that there is a problem with the evaporator fan motor.

You should start by ensuring there is no buildup or clogs that are preventing the fan from spinning. You should also ensure that the motor is running freely and eliminate any debris or buildups by vacuuming it.

LG refrigerator leaking water

Water leaking from your appliance is never a good sign, especially when it is coming out of your fridge. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common issues with any fridge. Water leaks occur most often when the door is closed. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can follow that will fix a leaky fridge in most cases.

Frozen/clogged drain line: A leaking fridge is a hazard for a variety of reasons, it can spoil the food inside, and if water overflows, it can cause damage to the cabinetry below the fridge and even leak onto your floor. One sure-fire way to prevent this is to check and make sure your refrigerator drain is not frozen or clogged. If so, you will need to melt the ice or clear out debris with hot water.

Faulty tank assembly: Another cause of interior leaks is faulty tank connections. If you notice leaks, you should visually inspect them and ensure it is replaced if there is any damage. The same goes for your water inlet valve and the housing. Look for cracks or damage and replace it asap if you find any.

How to reset an LG Refrigerator

If you do encounter any of these common issues or any other issues, a good thing to know is how to reset your LG fridge. First, open the doors of the appliance, then press and hold the refrigerator and ice plus buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, your panel should begin to blink, indicating your fridge has been reset.

LG Range Problems

These days, plenty of homeowners have opted to equip their houses with LG electrical appliances.

That comes as no surprise, seeing as how the Korean manufacturer has proven itself to be the top choice with a wide range of high-quality appliances. And none are more famous than LG electric ranges.

Still, as fantastic as they are, people occasionally face a few common problems with these LG electric ranges.

Some of the more common LG electric range problems include the oven light going out, control panel becoming faulty, stove heating elements not working, and incorrect oven temperatures.

Don’t fret! In this guide, we’re going to take a deep dive into these common LG electric range problems. By the end of this guide, you’ll discover the causes behind these common problems and how you can solve them.

Let’s get started.

Know Your LG Electric Range

Before we look at common issues you might face with your electric range (sometimes called an electric stove), it’s essential to know the sections of the range itself.

To understand the problems that you’re currently facing or might one day face, it’s beneficial to think of your LG electric range according to the following sections:

  • The cooktop.
  • The oven.
  • The controls.

Of course, the electric range may also have a drawer area and the rest of its exterior. However, the cooktop, oven, and controls are where most common LG electric range problems happen.

LG Oven Light Goes Out

Let’s start with one of the most common but also most straightforward problems to address with LG electric ranges: an oven light that won’t turn on.

Regardless of the specific model you own, the ovens on electric ranges have at least one light bulb inside of them to light up that space.

With a working light, you can clearly see everything going on inside and keep track of whatever you’re cooking or baking.

Just like any other lightbulb in your house, however, there will come a time when the oven light will stop working sooner or later.

If that light is the only thing that’s not working, you can still cook with that oven.

However, it’s going to be very frustrating when you can’t see the space clearly with your own two eyes. So this is a problem that you’ll want to fix sooner rather than later.

If the oven light goes out on your LG electric range, the problem may be in one of these three parts:

  • The light bulb itself.
  • The socket that holds that bulb.
  • The assembly that houses the bulb and the socket.

The Oven Lightbulb

The first thing you should do is see whether or not the lightbulb has burned out. If you’ve got a multimeter at home, you can also use that to confirm that there is a supply of power going to the bulb.

If the bulb is indeed the problem here, then you’re in luck. All you’ll need to do is buy a replacement, put it in, and you’re good to go again!

The Light Socket

Sometimes, the problem isn’t with the bulb, but with the light socket into which you plug that lightbulb. A multimeter will come in handy if you have it so that you can see whether or not the socket is receiving power.

If the socket isn’t working, then you’ll need to replace that instead.

The Light Assembly

If the lightbulb is fine and you find nothing wrong with the socket, you may be looking at a problem with the whole assembly instead.

That might cost a bit more to replace compared to just a socket or a lightbulb, but you’ll know it’s worth it when your oven is well-lit again.

Control Panel Not Working

Some people also experience problems when it comes to the buttons or controls on their LG electric ranges.

Perhaps nothing happens when you press on the buttons you want to use. Or, even more confusing, you may find that some buttons work while others do not.

Well, if you’re experiencing this, there are two areas that need troubleshooting:

  • The control panel itself.
  • The printed circuit board (PCB).

The Control Panel

At first glance, it’s normal to assume that the problem may be with the control panel itself.

Perhaps it’s been through some rough use, or the person who put it together didn’t do it correctly.

If this is the case, you may have to replace the entire control panel. Unfortunately, you can’t replace individual buttons, as the control panel comes as one big piece.

Believe it or not, though, your issues with the control panel might have nothing to do with the panel at all!

Remember: the control panel is just the part where you put in your ‘instructions’ to the electric range.

That panel needs to connect to something inside the range, and that’s the printed circuit board or PCB.

The Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

You see, almost all home electrical appliances rely on printed circuit boards or PCBs. That includes your LG electric range as well.

Think of the PCB as the brain of your electrical appliance that tells it what to do based on instructions that you provide by using the control panel.

Sometimes, the contacts on the PCB might get dusty or suffer from water seepage which happens over time. As a result, the control panel becomes useless.

If this is the case, the PCB may require cleaning to remove dust. Some people also use contact cleaner to ensure that the connectors can work correctly.

In more severe cases, however, the entire PCB may have burnt out. That would require a total replacement.

Whatever the case may be, always remember one thing. It’s safer to get a trained professional to inspect and repair it for you, especially when it comes to electrical parts like the control panel or PCB.

LG Stove Heating Elements Not Working

Another common issue that you might come across is when your stove heating elements don’t heat up.

This can be very frustrating since it’ll interrupt any cooking activities you have planned.

Here, the source of the problem may be with one of the following:

  • The surface element board.
  • The heating element.
  • The wiring.

The Surface Element Board

On an LG electric range, the stovetop heating elements rely on electricity to generate heat.

That’s where the surface element board comes into play. That is the component which regulates the flow of power and how much heat is generated, based on your settings.

When the surface element board becomes faulty, you’ll usually see that two or more heating elements stop working as they should, assuming any of them work at all.

Multiple burners failing at the same time is a clear sign that the problem is with the surface element board.

However, if you notice that only one heating element isn’t working, that might narrow down the problem somewhat.

The Heating Element

If a single heating element isn’t working, then it might just be that heating element that’s faulty.

Once you’ve confirmed that the heating element is plugged in properly (and not loose), your next step would be to use a multimeter to check if there’s any power flowing to it.

If the meter shows that power is flowing as it should, then the problem might be with the heating element itself, which may need replacing.

The Wiring

Another possibility is a problem in the wiring itself. Any wires carrying electrical power are at risk of burning out.

Besides that, those wires may also be loose somewhere along the way.

Everything else may work perfectly fine, but if the wires can’t effectively conduct the electrical power to the heating element, then you won’t get the heat that you expect from it.

Thankfully, wires can be replaced, and it won’t take long before you’re using the stove as you usually do.

Incorrect Oven Temperature

Now, let’s look at the belly of the LG electric range: the oven. Here, one common problem that people tend to face is that the oven doesn’t correctly heat to set temperatures.

That can spell disaster if you plan on baking or cooking anything that requires precise temperatures!

As you’ll see, problems with the oven have many similarities with those involving the stovetop heating elements.

Typically, the cause of incorrect oven temperatures is somewhere among these three components:

  • The heating element or board.
  • The temperature sensor.
  • The air circulation motor.

The Heating Element Or Board

Just like on the stovetop, the oven also relies on a heating element and a board that controls its flow of power.

If either of these components is faulty, that could cause the oven to heat up to a temperature that’s different from the one that you’ve set.

Thankfully, the heating element in the oven is much easier for you to inspect yourself. Look at it closely for any breaks or blisters to figure out whether or not it needs replacing.

Similarly, a faulty control board can also cause the oven’s temperature to differ from the settings you’ve chosen.

The Temperature Sensor

Inside the oven, there’s a sensor that monitors the temperature inside at all times.

That sensor works together with the oven’s control board to make sure that you have the correct temperature inside.

Simply put, if the sensor detects that the temperature has dropped too low, it’ll tell the control board to send more power to the heating element, so the oven gets hotter inside.

However, if the temperature sensor isn’t working correctly, it might never send that signal to the control board.

The Air Circulation Motor

Here’s something that many people overlook: the air circulation motor. Inside the oven, there’s a motor that helps to circulate hot air throughout the oven to help cook your food items more evenly.

As with any mechanical part, there’s always a chance that the motor will stop working at some point.

Without sufficient airflow, the temperatures inside the oven may become unbalanced.

That could affect the temperature sensor’s readings. As we’ve seen earlier, that could affect the oven’s ability to reach the temperature that you’ve set.

Troubleshooting LG Oven Problems

The first step in troubleshooting your LG oven problems is to check the basics before you dig in deep. Sometimes, a simple error can be overlooked. Take a moment to check a few basics and then we’ll dive into more complex troubleshooting for your LG oven problems.

Oven Settings – Check your oven settings to be sure you set everything the way you needed it. If you accidentally set the temperature to 250 degrees instead of 350 degrees, that’s an easy fix!

Oven Door Ajar – most oven models have a little “catch” before the oven door closes completely. When we are in a hurry, it’s not uncommon for the oven door to remain slightly open. If you oven door is ajar, it may sound an alarm, present an error code on display, or simply not allow the oven to maintain an accurate temperature. If your LG oven is not heating, this is one of the first things to check.

Error Codes – If you discover an LG oven problem, check to see if you have an error code displayed. These codes indicate some type of malfunction and will direct you on how to resolve the problem. Your owner’s manual should have a list of error codes to reference for your model.

It’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment with a licensed technician if your initial checks don’t solve the problem. Even if you know you’ve got a technician coming, it’s not a bad idea to do further troubleshooting so you are informed about what to expect from the technician. So, if you are still experiencing LG oven problems, here are some common issues to explore.

LG Oven Not Heating

If you find your LG oven not heating, there are a few things to look at.

Igniter – Check to see if the igniter is working. The igniter gets red and lights for about 30-60 seconds- this light is reflected inside the oven cavity. If the igniter is not working, the oven will not heat. Observe the igniter when the oven is on. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is defective and needs to be replaced.

Bake Element – When the bake element is heating properly it glows. If the bake element is not glowing red, inspect it for holes or blisters to see if it has burned out. If you don’t see any visible signs of damage, use a multimeter to test the bake element for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace it.

Spark Electrode – The spark electrode is used to ignite the gas on the burner. If there is no spark, the gas will not ignite. Inspect the spark electrode to make sure there is no damage to the tip nor cracks in the porcelain housing. If you have visual indication the electrode is broken or worn out, replace it.

LG Oven Temperature Not Accurate

If the oven temperature is not accurate, or you feel like food won’t bake evenly, we’ve listed common causes for this below.

Bake Element – When the bake element is heating properly it glows. If the bake element is not glowing red, inspect it for holes or blisters to see if it has burned out. If you don’t see any visible signs of damage, use a multimeter to test the bake element for continuity. If there is no continuity, replace it.

Igniter – draws electrical current through the gas safety valve to open it. As the igniter weakens over time, it takes longer to open the gas valve. Consequently, the oven temperature may drop too low before the burner reignites, resulting in the oven temperature not being accurate.

Temperature Sensor – The temperature sensor works with the oven control board to regulate the temperature of the oven. If the oven is not maintaining an accurate temperature, you may be able to recalibrate it on your own up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Refer to the owner’s manual for instructions on how to calibrate the oven.

LG Stove Burner Won’t Light

Among the common LG oven problems is having a stove burner that won’t light, although this is certainly not exclusive to any particular brand of appliance.

Spark Electrode – The spark electrode ignites the gas in the burner assembly. If the spark electrode is defective or worn out, it may be too weak to ignite the gas. When this happens, the spark electrode will make a clicking sound when the burner is turned on, but the burner won’t light. If this is happening, replace the spark electrode.

Spark Wire – Check to make sure the spark wire is not loose or disconnected. This will prevent the spark electrode from effectively igniting the gas. If the wire is visibly burned or damaged, replace it.

Spark Module – If you have already determined the spark electrode and wire and safe and in good repair, you may have a defective spark module. The spark module provides power to each surface burner spark electrode. If the burner produces a weak spark, or if the burner sparks intermittently, the spark module might be defective. Replace the spark module if it is defective in any way.

LG Oven Light Is Out

Light Bulb – Check to see if the current light bulb is simply burned out. You can test the bulb with a multimeter for continuity, or simply replace the bulb to see if that does the trick.

Light Socket – If the light bulb itself is not the problem, try using a multimeter to test the light socket to make sure it’s receiving power. If the light socket does not have continuity, replace the socket.

Light Assembly – If both the light bulb and socket are in working order, the light assembly may need to be replaced.

Lg Refrigerator Ice Maker Problems

Your LG refrigerator ice maker was working, but now is not making ice? In this article, we will show you the most common LG Refrigerator Ice Maker Problems and how to test ice maker.

The most common LG refrigerator Ice Maker problems caused by temperature fluctuations (in the ice maker compartment), a faulty water inlet valve, a broken ice maker, a malfunctioned control board, or a faulty ice maker fan in the freezer section.

Let’s start with a simple diagnostic test you can run that may provide some insight on what that problem could be.

Please see Updates at the end of this post ” How To Troubleshoot Optical Sensors On The Ice Maker?”

Lg Refrigerator Ice Maker Troubleshooting

To run the ice maker test mode, first of all, pull the handle to open the ice room and remove the ice bucket.

Lg Refrigerator Ice bucket removing

There are two styles of LG refrigerator ice makers. On this first model, this is the power button.

Make sure it is turned on. The test button is underneath.

 

Here in the ice room put the towel to catch water or ice that may fall when you run the test mode.

Lg Refrigerator Ice room

Press and hold the button for about 3 seconds and the ice maker will begin to turn. If water or ice were to fall from the tray, the towel is there to catch it. The tray only holds about 4 or 5 oz of water.

Here’s a another style of ice maker on this model. There’s no power switch and no tray. Even though there’s no tray you should still place a towel below the ice maker before running the tests.

Lg refrigerator New ice maker

On this type of ice maker, there is a tiny hole on the left side. This is a Test Button. So press and hold the button for about 3 seconds until the arm starts to turn.

For the first 2 hours, the refrigerator has been plugged in, the ice maker test can only be run once. If you wish to run the test mode a second time, unplug the unit for about 30 seconds to reset the ice maker.

Why Lg Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Filling With Water

1.Water Filter – If during the test mode your ice maker didn’t fill with water, then check your water filter.

Without filter or when the filter installed not properly in the filter housing, water will not flow to the ice maker and water dispenser.

You just need slide filter into the housing, PUSH and TWIST to lock it.

If you recently changed the water filter and you noticed the ice maker started to leak, the problem can be with water pressure.

With a new filter, water will flow more freely and when it reached ice maker it may create a splash.

Some amount of water will leak in the ice maker compartment to the very bottom and eventually will be on the floor.

If you have ball-type water tap behind the fridge, try to decrease incoming water pressure to the fridge by turning at 45 or less degrees. You need to play with it, to reach reasonable water pressure.

To do this adjustment, turn water tap to 45 degrees and let somebody will push water dispenser using big cup or something like that.

This way you will be able to decrease water pressure to desirable level.

Another problem can be when the ice maker leaking, its when ice maker dumping ice in the bucket, some ice cubes might stuck in the tray.

And when fresh water will fill ice maker, it actually will overfill and some amount of water will spill over the tray.

In this case, pull the ice maker out and clean inner side of the tray from the calcium build up.

2. Inlet Valve – When the water inlet valve failed, you will not have water as well. In order to check the inlet valve, you just need Multimeter.

But keep in mind, that LG fridges have 2 inlet valves. Main valve on the back of the fridge, secondary(for the ice maker) in the left door.

You need to check them both. Secondary valve getting water from the main valve. But from my experience, secondary valve causing most of the problem with the ice maker.

3. Water Hose – Behind your LG fridge there is a water hose connected to the inlet valve. If the water hose is kinked, it will restrict water flow to the inlet valve.

4. Ice Maker – If ice maker failed to perform diagnostic test and you not able to run it, then most likely ice maker motor failed.

5. Control board – Every LG refrigerator has a control board. If the control board not sending power to the ice maker or one of the relays on the control board failed, then the ice maker will not run.

Important: If all components mentioned above in the article are ok and ice maker working ONLY when you press RESET button (ice maker should make a full turn and not making ice in automatic after that), then there is a problem with the main control board or optical sensors on the ice maker.

Make sure the control board will fit with your model of the fridge !!!

Why Is Ice Maker Not Producing Ice?

One of the reasons is malfunctioned ice maker fan, which is located in the freezer compartment.

This fan blows cold air into ice maker compartment and freezes up water.

If the temp in the ice maker compartment will be high than -12C, ice will not be produced.

In order to check if this fan is working, you need to apply a magnet to simulate a closed door ( see top side of the door where the magnet is located)

If you feel cold air coming out from the vents, fan is good.

This is a picture of back panel in the freezer compartment with evaporator and ice maker fans.

Ice maker fan part# ADJ72911303

What Should My LG Freezer Be Set At To Produce Ice?

-2°F or -20°C is the recommended temperature setting for normal ice production. In order to adjust the temperature: Press the FREEZER button to cycle through the range of available settings and set it to the desired temperature.

How To Reset LG Refrigerator Ice Maker

In order to reset ice maker, unplug your refrigerator or turn breaker OFF for at least 30 sec. This procedure will reset the ice maker.

What Does Ice Plus Mean On My LG Refrigerator?

When all the ice in the LG refrigerator is used, it will take 2 hours to produce the next bunch of ice cubs. Some LG models are equipped with an “Ice Plus” feature. This feature just speeds up the freezing process and allows it to produce ice cubes 2 times faster.

How Long Does It Take For LG Fridge To Make Ice?

It depends. If you just bought and installed LG refrigerator then it may take about 24 hours. But if your refrigerator works more than 24 hours, in this case, every 2-3 hours ice maker will produce new ice cubes.

UPDATE: This is how ice maker works when releasing ice cubes and it’s normal to twist ice tray. For those who didn’t know that, it seems like the right side of the ice tray been jammed.

Update: How To Test Optical Sensor On The LG Ice Maker?

Optical sensor malfunctioning, one of the reasons why your ice maker may complete Harvest Cycle, but not working in Automatic Mode.

The first thing you need to do is to check optical sensors:

  1. Remove Ice Bin from the compartment
  2. Close the left door
  3. Wait for 3 minutes
  4. Freezer Door stays open
  5. Push Refrigerator button and Lock button at the same time

If ETY is shown on the display after the procedure above, Ice-detecting sensor is normal.

If FULL is shown on the display after the procedure above, Ice-detecting sensor is abnormal.

When it shows FULL with empty ice bin, something wrong with these sensors. As long as they are part of the ice maker, one of the options is to replace ice maker and see if it will solve the problem.

You can get a new ice maker on the link below

How to Fix LG Wine Cooler Fridge Not Cooling

If you are a true-blue wine aficionado, then you probably have a wine fridge or a wine cooler at home. As the name indicates, this refrigerator is specially designed for storing wines, keeping them fresh, and preserving their flavours for extended periods. As a bonus, it also allows you to flaunt your beloved wine collection in style.If your wine fridge suddenly stops cooling properly, it can get frustrating. What’s going to happen to the bottles of wines you have amassed now? Don’t worry, there are ways about it. When your wine cooler decides to act up, don’t call appliance repair expert immediately. You can try to troubleshoot first, and see if you can resolve the issue the do-it-yourself way.

Reasons Why Your Wine Fridge Is Not Cooling and the Solution

Before anything else, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of how your wine refrigerator works first. Essentially, wine fridges rely on either a compressor unit or a thermoelectric system to keep the inside of the cabinet cool.

In terms of mechanism, compressor wine coolers are similar to standard refrigerators, except that they are built on a smaller scale. That is, they use a vapor compression cycle – the same technology used in air conditioning units – to expel the hot air inside the cabinet.

As for thermoelectric wine coolers, they get rid of the heat via the so-called Peltier effect, which derives its name from the French physicist who discovered it back in the 19th century.

During the thermoelectric cooling process, an electric charge is sent through two pieces of conjoined metal. This device – also known as the Peltier module – is made of different materials, creating a heat flux and causing the heat to transfer from one side to the other. As a result, one side of the module gets warm, while the other turns cold.

The hot side, which is attached to a heat sink, is meant to dispel the heat. Meanwhile, the cold side can be found in the cooler cabinet interior. As the warm air is absorbed from the inside, it passes through the Peltier module directly into the heat sink, and, ultimately, is ejected outside.

wine fridge rack

I. Compressor Wine Fridge

If your compressor unit is not cooling properly, something might be wrong with one of its components. Typically, you would have to check the condenser fan, evaporator, or thermostat.

1. Condenser Fan Is Not Operating

The condenser fan is one of the main elements of your wine fridge’s compressor cooling system. It is designed to cool both the compressor and the condenser coils as they work. This means that it should be running while the entire system is running. If not, the compressor and the coils may overheat, causing the cabinet interior to warm up.

How to Fix

The first thing you need to do is check if the condenser fan is running as it should. Ensure that no materials – such as dust and debris – are preventing it from spinning freely. If there are no obstructions, it may be an indication that the fan is already defective, requiring a replacement. Replacing the old fan is fairly simple to do, and typically involves unscrewing the nuts and detaching the component from the motor section. Then, it is just a matter of affixing the new fan.

2. Evaporator

The evaporator is responsible for producing the cold air inside the wine refrigerator, creating the optimal environment for proper wine storage. It works by drawing in the air from the condenser coils and cooling the cabinet interior. If the evaporator is malfunctioning, then it won’t be able to produce the much-needed cold air even if the compressor system is in full swing.

How to Fix

The evaporator also uses a fan. Hence, it may also go kaput due to blockage. You may have to let the ice melt first to properly inspect the component.

If you see any unwanted dust and debris, make sure to clear them out. Also, examine the fan’s blades to see if they are in tip-top condition. Otherwise, you will have to replace it with a new one.

wine rack fridge

3. Thermostat

If there are no issues with your compressor wine cooler’s condenser and evaporator, the unit’s thermostat might be defective. This element is in charge of supplying power to the compressor, condenser fan, and evaporator fan. Furthermore, it also enables you to regulate and adjust the temperature of the wine refrigerator. So, if it is faulty, you might not be able to keep the interior of the cabinet sufficiently warm, causing the wines to go bad.

How to Fix

Do you suspect that your thermostat is broken? Unfortunately, it can’t be repaired, and you will have to replace it with a new one. This process is a little tricky, and, if done incorrectly, can cause damage to your wine cooler. Hence, we recommend enlisting the help of a repair professional instead.

II. Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

Do you own a thermoelectric wine fridge instead of a compressor unit? If it has stopped cooling the cabinet interior, it is not necessarily defective. This type of wine cooler is largely affected by the ambient temperature, so if the room is too warm, then it may not work effectively. If the room temperature is not the issue, then there might be something wrong with the ventilation or the appliance’s fan.

1. Improper Room Temperature

Thermoelectric wine refrigerators work best if the temperature falls between 10 °C (50 °F) and 27 °C (80 °F). Anything beyond this range can cause your appliance to go kaput.

By and large, this is because the cooler’s Peltier modules are not good at maintaining a low temperature. Remember, this type of fridge does not come with a refrigerant system like a compressor model. Hence, if the environment is excessively warm, the Peltier modules will have a hard time cooling the interior.

How to Fix

If this is indeed the problem, then you are in luck because it is an absolute breeze to fix. All you have to do is turn on the air conditioner or move the refrigerator to a cooler room. Make sure to keep an eye on the room temperature, for good measure.

2. Lack of Ventilation

If there is nothing wrong with the temperature, then maybe the ventilation – or the lack thereof – is the culprit. Remember, the thermoelectric wine fridge forces the heat out of the system. This means that there should be ample space for the hot air to dissipate. If objects are blocking the heat sink, the unit won’t be able to eject the heat properly, which could cause the inside of the cabinet to warm considerably.

How to Fix

The solution to this problem is a no-brainer. You simply have to make sure that there is adequate ventilation. Ensure that the appliance does not have its back directly against the wall or other items. If you own a countertop wine cooler, make sure that it is away from home appliances that give off excessive heat, including a toaster or a microwave oven.

3. Defective Fan

The thermoelectric wine cooler also comes with built-in fans (located on either side of the heat sink). The fans help distribute the cold air inside the cabinet more evenly, and also dissipate the heat outside more efficiently. With that said, problems can arise if the fan has become clogged by materials or has disconnected from the assembly.

How to Fix

If your thermoelectric wine unit is not cooling properly and the temperature and ventilation are not the root cause, you might want to check the fan. Make sure that it is clean, free from obstructions, and securely connected to the fridge. If it has gone loose, all you need to do is re-attach the connectors to the motherboard. Finally, if the fan is already broken, then you will have to buy a replacement.

LG Dishwasher Maintenance

To keep the dishwasher at its best, LG recommends performing periodic maintenance. Dishwasher maintenance is as simple as putting 1-2 cups of white vinegar into an empty dishwasher and then running a normal cycle (once a month). The vinegar will break down the food particles and minerals that have built up inside the dishwasher, on the door, and on internal parts. Cleaning the spray arms, filters, and air gap will also make your dishwasher last longer and reduce dishwasher problems. Dishwasher-specific cleaning products can also be purchased.

LG Dishwasher Will Not Drain

Problems with the dishwasher not draining are common with most dishwashers. The cause of the issue is usually either food particles blocking the filter or drain hose, a defective pump, a kinked drain hose, or a faulty check valve (flapper). Occasionally, the solenoid kit may fail to open, or the dishwasher’s pump may fail.

To fix drainage problems:

  1. Clean out the dishwasher, including the filter, garbage disposal, and air gap if you have one.
  2. Check that the drain hose is not kinked. Check that if it is attached to the sink cabinet (a high loop), it is attached correctly and wastewater is not backing up back into the dishwasher.
  3. Disconnect the drain hose and make sure it is not blocked.
  4. Remove the bottom access panel or kickplate, and check the pump for signs of damage, particularly to the impeller. Inspect the check valve on the drain pump outlet or housing for signs of damage. Also, check the solenoid kit on the drain pump for faults.
  5. Test the pump and solenoid for continuity with a multimeter.
  6. Replace any defective parts.

LG Dishwasher Is Leaking

A leaking dishwasher is usually caused by a defective water inlet valve, door seal, dishwasher pump, or drain hose. To diagnose the issue, it helps to check where the leak is coming from. If the water does not appear to be coming from a worn door seal, removing the bottom access panel or kickplate should allow you to see which part is causing the leak.

Over time, dishwasher hoses (drain hose, pump hoses, water supply line) can become loose, or the seals may deteriorate. The hoses can also crack and cause water leakage. If you notice a problem with a dishwasher hose, it should be replaced.

The water inlet valve controls the amount of water that fills the dishwasher. If the valve becomes stuck open, it can cause the dishwasher to leak. The valve is connected to water supply hoses that bring water into the dishwasher and fill the dishwasher tub. If the water inlet valve is defective, it will need to be replaced.

If the dishwasher pump is defective, often because of a broken impeller, it can cause leaks and will usually need to be replaced. It is also best to replace a worn dishwasher door seal rather than try to repair it.

LG Dishwasher Is Noisy

If your dishwasher is making too much or unusual noise, it is usually because of a worn-out part. Food fragments, bits of glass, or other objects can also get stuck or cause a blockage that results in unusual dishwasher noise. A defective door latch can also cause the dishwasher to beep continuously.

To resolve dishwasher noise:

  1. Check that dishes and dish racks are placed correctly and securely. Make sure the spray arms can rotate without being obstructed.
  2. Check that the spray arm bearings, rings, and seals have not become loose or worn.
  3. If you hear a thumping noise, check that the drain hose is secure and not causing the issue.
  4. Check internal parts for faults that are causing the noise. A buzzing, squealing, or grinding noise during the drain cycle indicates a faulty drain pump. A dishwasher with a circulation pump will typically make a squealing or continuous droning sound during the wash cycle if the pump is defective. If the water inlet valve is defective, it will often make a loud buzzing or squealing sound. LG models with a chopper blade may be defective if you hear a grinding noise, which could be caused by food becoming stuck in the chopping blade assembly.

LG Dishwasher Will Not Operate

If your LG dishwasher will not operate, there may be a simple solution, or it may require the services of a trained professional. Typical causes include a tripped circuit breaker or a faulty door latch.

Follow these steps to get the dishwasher working again:

  1. Check that the dishwasher is plugged in and that a circuit breaker has not been tripped.
  2. Check that the water supply line is connected to the dishwasher, as it needs water to operate.
  3. Check that the door is completely closed, with the door latch working correctly. If the door is not closed correctly with the door latched, this safety feature will stop the dishwasher from operating. You can usually hear if the door latch is working correctly. To check the door latch, an access panel will need to be removed and the door latch tested for resistance with a multimeter.
  4. Check that internal parts are working correctly. If an essential part like the motor start relay, thermal fuse, or drive motor is defective, the dishwasher will likely not start. Internal parts can be checked for damage and tested with a multimeter by removing the bottom access panel or kickplate.
  5. Check the control panel and main control board. Faults with these parts are relatively uncommon, but if there is a fault, it will likely stop the dishwasher from working correctly. Resetting the dishwasher may solve the problem. Dishwasher reset instructions can be found in the dishwasher’s manual, although some models may have a reset button, or disconnecting the power may perform a reset. If the control board is failing, it will need to be checked by a trained professional and replaced if it is defective.

LG Washing Machine Error Codes

LG Washing Machine Error Codes: Meaning and How to Fix Them

FE Error Code

Condition:
The washer is overfilling. This is usually the result of a faulty water valve.
Parts where possible failure may take place:
Inlet water valve assembly.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Close both water taps. To drain out any trapped water, power the washer back on, press the spin button until no spin is selected, and press the start/pause button. Once the washer has drained, restart the washing cycle. If the FE error code persists the unit will require a professional service call.

OE Error Code

Condition:
The drain hose is probably kinked or clogged.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Drain hose or the drain pump.

How to fix the problem yourself:
If you notice an obvious kink in the drain hose, straighten the hose and it should fix the problem. However, if it doesn’t clear the error code, there may be a clog in the hose. Check each section of the hose for clogs, and if you find one, try to remove the clog from the hose. If neither of these solutions fixes the problem, it may indicate a faulty drain pump. At this point, it’s best to request our expert help.

IE Error Code

Condition:
The washer isn’t able to fill with water for the load.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The drain hose may be installed incorrectly, your supply taps may be closed, you may have a kinked or damaged inlet hose, or it could simply be a clogged inlet filter.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Start by checking for a clogged inlet filter. If this doesn’t work, check that your drain hose is installed correctly and that your supply taps are open. If you’re still unable to clear the error code, contact us for same-day help.

UE or UB Error Code

Condition:
The load is unbalanced.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Drum unit of the washer.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Stop the machine and open the door. Move the clothing in the drum so that the load is as evenly distributed as possible.

CL Error Code

Condition:
The CL error code isn’t actually an error code. It’s a message to let you know that the child safety lock has been activated.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Child safety lock.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Touch the child lock button and hold your finger in place for at least 3 seconds. This should clear the code and allow you to continue using the washing machine. If this doesn’t work, it’s an indication of mechanical failure, and it’s best to request a visit from one of our repairmen.

LE Error Code

Condition:
The motor is locked out. This usually means that the load in the machine is too heavy and creates too much stress on the motor.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washing machine motor.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Reduce the size of the load and hit the reset on the machine. If this doesn’t clear the code, we recommend contacting us for on-site service.

tCL Error Code

Condition:
The tCL error code is meant to let you know when to run the tub clean cycle. Over time, detergent and other residues can build up in the tub, which can mark your clothing.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washing machine tub.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Start by making sure the tub is empty, filling the detergent dispenser with bleach, and choosing the tub clean cycle option. If you still see the error code after running the cycle, contact Fix Appliances CA for further assistance.

dE Error Codes

Condition:
There are 3 different dE error codes, dE, dE1 and dE2. All are indications that the door was unable to lock for some reason.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Door locking mechanism.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Turn the machine off by pressing the power button and unplug your machine. Next, press and hold the Start/Pause button for 5 seconds. When you turn the machine back on, the circuit breaker will reset, and you should be able to close the door and lock it in place.

CE Error Code

Condition:
A short circuit in your machine.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Wiring, broken motor or power control board.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Power off your machine and unplug it for 10 seconds. Plug the machine back in and try to run a washing cycle. If this doesn’t clear the error code, it’s time to reach out for help.

Sud Error Code

Condition:
Too many suds in your load. The machine will automatically enter a suds reducing cycle, which can take up to 2 hours.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water hose or water line.

How to fix the problem yourself:
It’s possible that the Sud error code is being displayed because of a clog in your water hose or water line that’s causing a backup. First, clear the clog and rerun the cycle. If the problem persists, try reducing the amount of detergent you’re using in loads.

Cd Error Code

Condition:
CD is not actually a real error code. Instead, this is a message the machine displays to indicate the cool-down period after the drying cycle is complete.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Electronic control panel malfunction.

How to fix the problem yourself:
If your machine is functioning properly there really is no action needed by you. The code should clear once the cycle’s complete. If it doesn’t, it may indicate an electronic failure, and at that point, it’s best to request a service call. Before doing that, try unplugging your machine for 10 seconds first.

PE Error Code

Condition:
The water level sensor is not reading properly.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Water level sensor.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Unplug the machine for 10 seconds. Once you’ve done this, try and run another cycle. If the error code remains, contact us for service.

PF Error Code

Condition:
When you experience a power failure during your washing cycle, it’s a sign that the power to your machine has been disrupted during your load.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Washing machine cord, external power supply

How to fix the problem yourself:
This error code should clear on its own once power is fully restored — all you have to do is restart the cycle. However, if you continue to have a problem, check for a tripped breaker and confirm the cord is plugged in properly. If these solutions don’t help, the next step is to request a service call from Fix Appliances CA.

tE Error Code

Condition:
Indication of a heating error.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
The most common cause is a faulty Thermistor, which is a sensor that measures heat.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Unplug your machine for 10 seconds. When you plug the machine back in, hit and hold the spin speed button. Once you notice that No spin is highlighted, release the button. Once your machine is fully drained, you should be able to start a new washing cycle.

Time Does Not Advance Error Code

Condition:
The Time Does Not Advance error may happen for several reasons. For example, it may be because of the size of the load, the weight of the load, the amount of the suds or the water temperature. Any one of these can cause your washer to extend its cycle time, producing the error.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
A lid switch, timer, timer motor, water level controller, drain pump, and water inlet valve.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Reduce your load size and weight, use less detergent to reduce suds or unplug your machine for 10 seconds. Then, plug it back in and try again.

Buttons Do Not Respond Error Code

Condition:
The button you’re trying to press is not available for the current cycle or can’t be used at the same time as another option.

Parts where possible failure may take place:
Control panel malfunction, child door lock enabled.

How to fix the problem yourself:
Try to use certain options separately. For example, you may also have the child door lock enabled. Clearing this will remove the error code.

LG DRYER ERROR CODES

If you’re looking for help fixing your LG Dryer, look no further! Our comprehensive LG Dryer error code guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model’s error codes.

 

CODE: FO (Filter Out)
PROBLEM: Filter not installed properly
FIX: Check that the lint filter is inserted properly.

CODE: PS
PROBLEM: Improper voltage with the power cord
FIX: Be sure the white and red wire connections bare not reversed on the dryer’s terminal block. Remove power and rewire.

CODE: CL (Child Lock Display)
PROBLEM: An indication that the Child Lock feature is active.
FIX: Press and hold the key labeled CHILD LOCK for 3 seconds to disable the Child Lock feature.

CODE: tE1
PROBLEM: Thermistor failure
FIX: The control detects the temperature sensor is defective. Remove power from the dryer and measure resistance through the thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms. If the thermistor is defective then replace it.

CODE: tE2
PROBLEM: Thermistor failure
FIX: The control detects the temperature sensor is defective. Remove power from the dryer and measure resistance through the thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms. If the thermistor is defective then replace it.

CODE: tE3
PROBLEM: Error Condition = Thermistor failure
FIX: The control detects the temperature sensor is defective. Remove power from the dryer and measure resistance through the thermistor. It should measure about 10,000 ohms. If the thermistor is defective then replace it.

CODE: E13
PROBLEM: The drain hose is kinked, crushed, clogged, or the water in the sump is frozen.
FIX: Check that the drain hose is not kinked, twisted, or clogged with water at the end of the hose.

CODE: nP
PROBLEM: There is a problem with the electrical wiring in the home and no current is being detected at the heater.
FIX: Check power

CODE: dE
PROBLEM: Door switch error
FIX: Check the operation of the door switch. Do this by using the diagnostic test mode. If the door switch is defective then it needs to be replaced.

CODE: HS
PROBLEM: Dryer has detected an error with the humidity sensor. (The HS error code will cause the dryer to run for 2 1/2 hours, which may seem as though the dryer is not drying.)
FIX: Clean the sensors on the inside of the dryer that are located below the lint filter. Allow the sensors to fully dry before attempting another cycle.

CODE: Add Water
PROBLEM: There is a water supply error
FIX: Before using a steam cycle the steam feeder must be filled with water up to the MAX indicator lines. Check the steam feeder to be sure that it is full of water and that the drawer is completely closed.

LG Refrigerator Error Codes

Not every refrigerator problem requires the services of a technician. This list of LG refrigerator fault codes can help you diagnose the problem so you can determine if you can solve the issue yourself, or if you need professional home refrigerator repair.

 

Error Code Cause Solution
OF   F The refrigerator is in DEMO or DISPLAY Mode. LG Refrigerators have a feature which allows the refrigerator to be on, but prevents cooling. This is primarily for use in display models in a retail store. If your refrigerator is in DEMO or DISPLAY mode, it will not get cool. To deactivate demo mode:

  • Open the refrigerator door.
  • Press and hold the REFRIGERATOR and ICE PLUS buttons at the same time.
  • Hold the buttons until the control panel beeps. This takes approximately fize seconds.
  • Check the temperature display panel to confirm that DEMO mode is off.
Er 15
Er IS
The ice maker fan or sensor is disconneted or malfunctioning. Use your refrigerator manual to find diagrams of the component connections.

Check the connections between the control panel and the ice maker fan motor.

If you do not locate signs of damage, check the connections between the control panel and the ice maker sensor.

If the connections are solid, the ice maker sensor or fan motor may need to be replaced. Contact an LG refrigerator repair service for assistance.

Er 22 The compressor relay is malfunctioning. The compressor relay starts the compressor. A malfunctioning relay can’t be repaired, it can only be replaced. It is a fairly inexpensive part and can be purchased from
online retailers and local appliance part supply stores. To replace a LG refrigerator compressor relay:

  • Disconnect the refrigerator from the power and allow the refrigerator to remain powered down for five minutes before you begin your repair.
  • Access the compressor relay from the back of the refrigerator. The relay will be located near the compressor.
  • Replace the old replay with the new part.
  • Ensure the wires are connected securely to the new relay.
  • Return power to the refrigerator.
  • Allow the refrigerator at least ten minutes to start the compressor.
  • If the error returns, or the compressor does not start, conctact a refrigerator repair specialist for assistance.
Er 67 The door cannot close properly. Check inside the refrigerator compartment for objects that may prevent the door from closing fully. Make sure all drawers are fully closed. Inspect the area where the door connects to the refrigerator unit for potential obstructions.
Er CF The condenser fan is malfunctioning. The condenser fan discharges heat from the back of your refrigerator. This is necessary for your refrigerator to stay cool. This error displays when the main control panel detects a loss in feedback signal, or the feedback signal is less than 65 seconds when the fan is in operation. The parts that need to be checked are:

  • Condenser Fan
  • Condenser Fan Motor
  • Power Control Board
  • Wiring Harness

Inspect the parts for signs of damage or loose wiring. You can also check the part for functionality using a multimeter. If you need assistance contact a home appliance repair service for assistance.

Er CO
Er C0
The control board or display is malfunctioning. The control board is a small computer inside your refrigerator that tells your computer what to do. If the control board loses connection with the display, this error displays. The issue may be caused by loose or faulty wiring, a faulty control board, or a faulty display unit. Contact repair services for assistance.
Er dH The unit cannot defrost. During its defrost cycle, your refrigerator attemps to raise the temperature inside the unit to a predefined temperature. If the unit does not detect the appropriate temperature after an hour, this error will display. To fix the issue:

  • First, unplug the refrigerator from the power for at least five minutes.
  • Reconnect the power to the unit an allow the refrigerator to attempt a new defrost cycle.

If this does not work, there may be an issue with the defrost heater, control board, controller assembly, or relys.We recommend contacting an experienced refrigerator repair service to diagnose and resolve the issue.

r dH
F dH
Er dS
Er d5
Problem with the defrost sensor The defrost sensor has malfunctioned and will need to be replaced.

F dS – Replace the freezer sensor.

r dS – Replace the refrigerator sensor.

F dS
F d5
r dS
r d5
Er FF There is an issue with the freezer or icemaker fan. Frost buildup can prevent your refrigerator’s freezer fan from working properly. The most common causes for excessive frost are issues preventing the freezer door from closing completely.

First, check the gasket around the freezer door. Replace the gasket if you find holes, or obvious signs of wear and damage.

Ensure the refrigerator is level according to the guidelines for your LG refrigerator. If the refrigerator is not leve, the weight of the door may prevent it from closing fully.

Ensure the door is aligned to the refrigerator compartment. If the hinges are loose or damaged, the door may not align with the freezer compartment, which allows warm air to seep into the unit.

If the door is aligned, the refrigerator is level, and the gasket is intact, the freezer fan may be faulty. It should be tested and replaced if found to be defective.

Er FI
Er F1
Er FI
Er F1
Er F5
Er FS
The freezer sensor is not working. The freezer sensor may be shorted or faulty. There may be an issue with the control board or the connection between the control board and the freezer sensor. To troubleshoot the issue, test each part with a multimeter and replace the non-functioning part.
Er gF
Er 9F
This error indicates low water pressure, or a flow sensor error. It is fairly simple to determine the cause of this error.

If the ice maker is too full or overflowing, the flow sensor os not working properly.

If the water pressure is low, it will take a long time for the ice maker to produce ice, and water flow through the water dispenser will be slow.

Low water pressure can be resolved by increasing the flow of water to the refrigerator.

If the flow sensor is malfunctioning, it should be replaced.

Er H5
Er HS
There is a problem with the humidity sensor. The humidity sensor in your refrigerator measures the temperature and moisture level of the error. This error displays when the humidity sensor stops reporting data to the main control panel. The humidity sensor, wiring, and control panel will need to be tested for functionality.

LG RANGE ERROR CODES

If you’re looking for help fixing your LG Range, look no further! Our comprehensive LG Range error code guide will explain common issues, provide tips, and show you how to read your model’s error codes.

 

CODE: F-2
PROBLEM: Indicates door operating system not operating.

CODE: F-3
PROBLEM: Key Short Error.

CODE: F-4
PROBLEM: Indicates a shorted oven sensor.

CODE: F-7
PROBLEM: Faulty Wire Harness.

CODE: F-9
PROBLEM: Oven Not Heating.

LG dishwasher error codes:

Error Code AE (also E1): Possible Leak from the Unit

An AE or E1 error code can be triggered by excess water in the drain pan, an abnormally high circulation pump speed caused by not enough water in the tub, a faulty leak sensor, the wrong type or amount of detergent, or a dishwasher that is not level.

Action to take

  1. Check the dishwasher for leaks
  2. Check that the right amount and type of detergent has been used
  3. Remove any buildup of detergent residue around the detergent dispenser
  4. Check that the dishwasher is level
  5. Check the drain pan underneath the dishwasher tub for excess water
  6. Test the leak sensor for continuity with a multimeter (located around the drip pan)
  7. Check for pump issues, leaking internal hoses, and damaged gaskets or seals.

Error Code bE: Improper Detergent or Failure to Level Dishwasher

The bE error code is often triggered when excess soap suds or a water leak is detected. Excess soap suds occur when the wrong detergent is used. Soap suds or a dishwasher that is not level with the floor can trigger the leak sensor and cause the bE error code.

Action to take

  1. Make sure to use a detergent suitable for a dishwasher. If a specific detergent is required for your model, make sure to use it
  2. Check that the dishwasher is level
  3. Remove excessive soap suds by putting 4-7 ounces of milk into a shallow dishwasher-safe bowl. Place the bowl on the top rack and run the AUTO cycle
  4. Sprinkling salt or coffee creamer on soap suds can also remove them.

CE (also LE): Motor Error

A CE or LE error code is caused by an issue with the motor or the wiring between the control board and the motor. The motor assembly is usually attached to the circulation pump. Depending on the model, the dishwasher may have one or two pumps. Resetting the dishwasher may clear the error code.

Action to take

  1. Disconnect the power to the dishwasher
  2. Wait 1 minute, then reconnect the power
  3. If the error code remains, disassemble the dishwasher to access the motor and its wiring to the control board
  4. Check that nothing is impeding the pump impellers
  5. Remove the motor and test its resistance with a multimeter (see the tech sheet for instructions)
  6. Check the wiring between the motor and control board.

CL: Child Lock

If the dishwasher is displaying CL, it is not an error code, it means that the child lock has been activated. Check the dishwasher’s manual for specific instructions to disable it on your model.

CR: Test Mode

CR is not an error code, it means that the dishwasher is in test mode. Disconnecting the power for 1-2 minutes should take the dishwasher out of test mode.

Error Code E1

See error code AE above.

Error Code FE: Fill Error

The FE error code means the dishwasher has detected that there is too much water in the unit. Resetting the dishwasher may resolve the error code. If the error code remains, the water inlet valve may be defective, or there may be a control board issue. Control board issues require a technician to diagnose the issue.

Action to take

  1. Disconnect the power to the dishwasher for 1 minute
  2. Check if the dishwasher is still filling with water. If it is still filling, the water inlet valve is faulty and needs to be replaced
  3. Reconnect the power. If the error code remains, contact a technician to check the dishwasher’s control board.

Error Code HE: Heating Error

The HE error code occurs if the dishwasher is unable to heat the water, or the temperature has exceeded 149 degrees Fahrenheit. Disconnecting the power may resolve the error code. Otherwise, the heating element, thermistor, temperature sensor, or a stuck heater relay on the control board may be causing the issue.

Action to take

  1. Disconnect the power for 1 minute
  2. Reconnect the power. If the error code remains, move on to the next step
  3. Check the water temperature in the dishwasher. If it exceeds 149 degrees Fahrenheit, contact a technician to check the heater relay on the control board
  4. Check the heating element, thermistor, and temperature sensor for damage or an electrical fault.

Error Code IE: Water Fill Issue

The IE error code is caused by the level of water in the dishwasher not getting high enough after ten minutes.

Action to take

  1. Make sure the water supply to the dishwasher is turned on
  2. Make sure the water line is not kinked
  3. Make sure the water line water pressure is between 20 and 120 PSI
  4. Make sure the drain hose outlet is below the dishwasher base
  5. Make sure the drain hose is installed in a high-loop according to the manufacturer’s recommendations (see dishwasher manual)
  6. If the issue remains, replace the water inlet valve
  7. If the issue remains, contact a technician to check the control board.

Error Code LE

See error code CE above.

Error Code nE: Vario Motor Error

The nE error code is often a control board issue or a Vario motor issue that requires a trained technician.

Action to take

  1. Disconnect the power for 1 minute to see if it resolves the issue
  2. Check the wiring between the Vario motor and the control board
  3. Contact a trained technician to check the control board and the Vario motor for faults.

Error Code OE: Drainage Issue

The OE error code indicates that a blockage is stopping the dishwasher from draining or that the drain pump is defective.

Action to take

  1. Clean out the filter in the sump
  2. Check the drain hose for blockages
  3. Check the air gap or garbage disposal for a blockage
  4. Check that the drain pump is not clogged or defective.

Error Code PF: Power Failure

A PF error code can be caused by a power cut or power surge, or an issue with the circuit breaker.

Action to take

  1. Press any key on the control panel and wait 10 seconds to see if the error code clears
  2. If the error code remains, disconnect the power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes
  3. If the error code remains, make sure the dishwasher has a dedicated circuit breaker at 120v, 60Hz, AC only, with a minimum of 15 amps.

Error Code tE: Thermal Error

The tE error code occurs when the water temperature rises above 194 degrees Fahrenheit or there is an issue with the thermistor or temperature sensor.

Action to take

  1. Replace the thermistor or temperature sensor.

LG Oven Error Codes:

  • Error Code F1 – Stuck Button
  • Error Code F1 – Temperature Sensor Is Open ( For Model# LSE4613ST )
  • Error Code F2/F4 – Temp Sensor Short-Circuited
  • Error Code F3 – Touch Button Short-Circuited
  • Error Code F4/F10 – Door Lock Malfunctioned
  • Error Code F5 – Realy On The Control Board Malfunctioned
  • Error Code F6/F8 – Main Power Issue
  • Error Code F6 – Oven Is Overheating ( For Model# LSE4613ST )
  • Error Code F7/F9/F11 – Oven Not Heating Up

First Steps

When something is wrong with your LG oven and you have no idea what it is, these are the first steps that you should take to identify the problem.

Always start by checking the oven settings. Sometimes, we can accidentally set the temperature or timer to the wrong setting.

This would make it seem like the oven is stuck preheating forever.

While you are at it, be sure that the oven door is completely closed. This might cause your oven to make a sound or never finish heating.

If neither of these simple fixes is the issue, you are going to need to check the oven for an error code.

These are codes that let you know what is going wrong and will guide you through correcting the problem.

If you still have your owner’s manual around, it will be helpful here.

However, we have collected the LG oven error codes for you here. They may vary by model, so be sure to keep that in mind while you troubleshoot your oven.

Explanation Of LG Oven Error Codes

Error codes appear as “F” followed by a number. In some models, the oven will beep or flash the error code as well.

This can get annoying if you can not turn off the oven, so in some cases, you might want to unplug it.

Before you try fixing the oven, you will want to clear the error code. First, press “CLEAR/OFF” before you try using the oven again.

If the error code shows back up, turn off the circuit breaker the oven is using and wait at least 30 seconds before you turn it back on.

If the error code comes on again, then your oven is likely going to need to be repaired by a professional.

If you are comfortable with handling the repairs yourself, then you can do them.

This will save you money as you will only need to pay for the new replacement part and not hiring a repair technician.

Always be sure that the oven is unplugged before you open the back panel. You should also have someone help move the oven, as they can be heavy.

Placing the oven on a sheet of cardboard can also prevent your kitchen floor from being damaged.

Please keep in mind, that some error codes definition can be different for different LG models, depends on the year of manufacturing.

We know it could be a little bit confusing with these different definitions of the error codes, but you can leave a comment and ask us if you are not sure what to do next.

Error Code F1 – Stuck Button
Error Code F1 – Temperature Sensor Is Open ( For Model# LSE4613ST )

When you see this code, there is likely a problem with a stuck button on the control panel or touchpad.

It might also mean that there is a bad connection between the touchpad and the control board of the oven.

There is no simple solution on that. But you can try to disconnect the touchpad ribbon cable from the control board and clean it by using an eraser.

If it will not help, get a new touchpad.

Touchpad ribbon cable cleaning

Another F1 error code definition means that a temperature sensor or thermistor is open and the control board unable to get readings from this sensor.

Error Code F2/F4 – Temp Sensor Short-Circuited

An F2 error can mean that the oven’s temperature sensor is malfunctioning or short-circuited.

This means that it will no longer work properly and you will need a technician to check the oven for you. The part might need to be replaced or repaired.

Error Code F3 – Touch Button Short-Circuited

F3 means that a wire leading to a touch button has short-circuited. The control panel buttons or wiring might be causing the issue.

If you restart the oven and it still appears, you will need to contact a repair service for help.

Error Code F4/F10 – Door Lock Malfunctioned

This error indicates that the oven door lock is malfunctioning. You can try to replace the part yourself or hire a technician.

If you want to replace it, be sure that the oven is unplugged.

Next, remove the back panel and take a picture of the wiring on your phone, you can use this as a guide to reattach them the right way when you are done.

Then you can disconnect all the wires that connect to the door lock motor.

From there, it should be easy to remove the door lock and install the new one.

Be sure that you reconnect the wires correctly, or you will have more problems with the oven.

Error Code F5 – Realy On The Control Board Malfunctioned

This means that there was an issue with the oven relay board. You will want to restart the oven by unplugging it or cutting power to it in other ways. Be sure to wait at least 30 seconds before you turn it back on.

Error Code F6/F8 – Main Power Issue
Error Code F6 – Oven Is Overheating ( For Model# LSE4613ST )

This means that the circuit board is not getting the right amount of power or is broken.

You can check which it is by unplugging the oven and letting it sit for 10 minutes before you turn it back on.

Also, check the double breaker to make sure all 2 breakers is ON and none of them is tripped.

But If the code reappears, this means that the circuit board needs repairs or replacement.

Error Code F7/F9/F11 – Oven Not Heating Up

This code covers many different heating issues, so it can be hard to figure out what is causing it.

It means that the oven temperature did not go over 150F in 5 minutes, with the door closed.

It can be caused by a failed oven relay board, a bad oven sensor, or other heating problems.

Be sure to restart the oven before you try fixing it, sometimes that is all this error code needs.

To test the oven sensor, you should start by turning off the oven and removing the sensor.

Then do an Ohms test, a good sensor will have about 1,080 Ohms when it is at room temperature. If it is a lot higher or lower, you will need to replace the sensor.

Another problem can be with failed Oven Relay Board, when relay contacts gets dirty and not providing continuity, thus not sending power to the broil or bake elements.

Other Common Oven Codes

Child Lock

When your oven displays “Child Lock”, the control panel can not be used.

This is a safety feature that you can make use of if you have young children at home.

This is not an error code, but if it was accidentally turned on, it can be confusing at first.

When you want to disable the child lock, press the “Oven Lock” button and hold it down for 3 seconds.

This should cancel the lock and allow you to use the control panel on your oven again.

If the display “Child Lock” does not go away and you can not regain control over your oven, you will want to contact a repair service.

Be sure that you shut the oven down right away if you can, especially if there is food stuck inside of it.

Clean

This is another code that is not technically an error but will lock the control panel.

This shows that the self-clean function is being used and that the oven can not be used until it is finished.

If you can not get rid of the code, then your unit is malfunctioning and requires repair service.

HS

When “HS” is displayed, this means that there is a “hot surface” on the stovetop. It will stay on until the surface has cooled down.

To manually clear this code, press the “CLEAR/OFF” button.

PF

When you see “PF” it means that there was a power failure with your oven. You can push “CLEAR/OFF” to clear the display. This most often happens if your area experiences a blackout, as this code is meant to let you know that the oven lost power at some point.

SB

This code stands for “Sabbath Mode” and is usually used on the Jewish Sabbath and Holidays.

When this mode is on, the oven will not turn off until the mode is turned off. All buttons work on the control panel except for the “CLEAR/OFF” button.

To exit this mode, all you need to do is press and hold in the “SETTING” button for three seconds. This should give you control over the oven settings again.

LG Ice maker error

E IF: Ice maker fan error.

“IF” indicates a problem with the Ice maker Fan. Note: this fan circulates cold air from the freezer to the ice maker. A feedback mechanism is used to detect fan blockage. A fan blockage affects the ice making process.

Causes:

  • Problem with the fan for the ice maker.
  • Problem with the harness.
  • Faulty Main PCB.

Solutions:

Unplug the refrigerator and:

  • Check if you can rotate the fan manually, and remove obstacles.
  • Check the fan voltage test point:
    • Main voltage: GND + VCC
    • Feedback voltage: GND + FG
    • PWM voltage: GND + PWM
Electric part name Main voltage value Feedback voltage value PWM voltage value
Ice maker fan ≈ 11.2 Vdc ≈ 2.4 Vdc 1.8 to 4.6 Vdc
  • Check the connections at the Main PCB.
  • Check the Main PCB.

E IS: Ice maker sensor error.

“1S” indicates a problem with the ice maker temperature detection. Note: as a result, the ice maker can be blocked as the cubes are no longer dispensed to the collector.

Causes:

  • Sensor disconnection or short circuit.
  • Faulty Main PCB.

Solutions:

Unplug the refrigerator and:

  • Check the connections at the Main PCB.
  • Check the ice maker sensor.
Electric part name Temperature Resistance value
Ice maker sensor 25°C/77°F ≈ 2.6 kΩ
  • Check the Main PCB.

E It: Ice maker unit error.

“It” indicates a problem with the ice maker motor assemblies.

Causes:

  • Overloaded ice bin.
  • Disconnected ice maker unit.
  • Damaged ice maker unit motor or hall IC.
  • Faulty Main PCB.

Solutions:

Unplug the refrigerator and:

  • Check the ice bin load, and empty if needed.
  • Check the connections at the Main PCB.
  • Check the ice maker system.
  • Check the display and/or Main PCB.

Lo: Low temperature error.

“Lo” is a notification that means the ambient temperature was below -10 °C.

Solutions:

  • No further actions required!

 

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