8 common errors on LG washing machines, causes and solutions

You are using an LG washing machine, but in the process of using the washing machine, there are some small errors that affect the washing process. So do not ignore this article, Dien May Xanh will tell you 8 common errors on LG washing machines, their causes and how to fix these errors.


1 LG washing machine error code table

Common LG washing machine error code table

Error code Reason How to fix
IE – No water supply
  • Due to dehydration or blocked water supply.
  • The water pressure is not strong enough to put water in the washing machine.
  • Due to clogged water supply faucet.
  • Check if the water source is working or not.
  • If the water pressure is not strong enough, use the automatic booster pump in combination.
  • Check the faucet is not blocked by foreign objects.
OE – No drainage
  • The exhaust pipe is clogged with foreign matter or dirt.
  • The exhaust pipe is set higher than the specified level.
  • The exhaust pipe is twisted, blocked at some point.
  • Check the water filter slot, clean the filter head from dirt.
  • Place the outlet of the drain hose in the ground.
  • Check to see if the drain hose is blocked or twisted somewhere.
UE – No squeezing
  • The washing machine is placed unbalanced, different from the floor.
  • There is an uneven distribution of clothes in the drum.
  • If the washing machine is wobbly, level it on the floor.
  • If the clothes are not evenly distributed in the drum, pause the wash cycle, open the lid, arrange the clothes in the tub evenly, then close the lid and let the machine run normally.
dE – Lid Open
  • The lid is not closed tightly.
  • Something is stuck and the lid cannot close.
  • Check if the lid of the machine is entangled, then close it tightly so that the machine can work normally.
PE – Error in the float line in the machine
  • The pressure float in the machine is damaged or malfunctioning.
  • This error is related to the device hardware, you should contact the service center
AE – Power failure
  • This error appears when there is a voltage difference compared to the working voltage level of the washing machine.
  • It is possible that the voltage sensor is not working properly.
  • Check the power supply for overvoltage or undervoltage.
  • If the problem persists, contact technical support.
FE – Water overflow or water leak
  • The sensor inside the washing machine is not working.
  • If after checking and handling this error condition still does not end, you need to contact the service center for support.
CL – Child Lock is activated
  • The washing machine will be locked and the keys will not work.
  • Power on the washing machine by pressing the power key.
  • Press and hold the "Child Lock" button or the lock icon for about 3 seconds , the "CL" message will be lost and all keys will work normally.

LG washing machine error code table related to hardware

Error code Error name How to fix

Sensor error.

  • Call your distributor or customer service for assistance.

Motor power failure .

  • Check the power supply to the motor.
  • Check if the board is supplying power to the motor.

Error of engine sensor, washing tub, belt .

  • Check the lap count.
  • Check the cage.

Water overflow error .

  • Shut down immediately.
  • Contact customer service for assistance.

Power board error.

  • This error often occurs with the line, users should contact technical staff for support.

Faulty dryer motor .

  • Check the dryer motor.

2 Some other common errors on LG washing machines

Washing clothes are not clean

Cause: Laundry is not clean, leaving stains or excess detergent can be caused by one of the following reasons:

  • The amount of detergent is too little or too much.
  • Water temperature is too low.
  • Too much laundry.
  • Wrong washing program.
  • Sort laundry wrong.
  • You have not pre-washed clothes with many stubborn stains before putting them in the machine.

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How to fix:

  • Use the correct detergent according to the amount of laundry and the degree of soiling.
  • Select the water temperature according to the degree of dirt. Use warm and hot water for heavily soiled clothes.
  • Do not wash too many clothes at once.
  • You can separate heavily soiled and lightly soiled clothes to wash separately.
  • Pre-wash by hand is recommended for very dirty laundry before putting it in the machine.

Clothes with green stains

Cause : This error will occur if the user pours fabric softener directly into the laundry.

How to fix:

  • Scrub the stain with bar soap or laundry soap.
  • Do not add too much fabric softener, and do not pour fabric softener directly on the laundry. Instead, you should pour fabric softener into a separate container, located next to the detergent compartment.

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Clothes with gray stains

Cause : If there are gray or black stains on the laundry, it may be because you have put less detergent or it can also be caused by the interaction between the fabric softener and the detergent.

How to fix :

  • Fabric softener should be added at the same time as detergent and should be poured into a separate compartment. The location of the fabric softener compartment varies between washing machine models, so be sure to read the instruction manual carefully.
  • Use a detergent and fabric softener meter to avoid too little or too much.

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Clothes with yellow or brown rust stains

Cause : This phenomenon can occur due to the action of Iron or Manganese present in water and pipes.

How to fix:

  • You can use bleach to remove yellow stains from clothes.
  • Install an Iron filter or a water softener that does not cause precipitation to the water supply system. You can contact technical staff for more advice when installing.

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Clothes are lint


  • Incorrect laundry classification.
  • Paper or thin cloth left in the pocket of clothes.
  • Too much laundry.

How to fix:

  • Sort laundry properly and remove any remaining items from the laundry bag before washing.
  • Reduce the amount of laundry.
  • Clean the lint filter as it may be too dirty to continue filtering the lint.

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Detergent left on clothes

Cause: After completing the wash cycle, if you find that detergent is still on your clothes, it could be due to the following reasons:

  • The amount of detergent is too much.
  • You use washing powder for hand washing, so it does not dissolve well with water and may clump when washing in the washing machine.
  • Weak water leads to not fully rinsing the detergent in the machine

How to fix:

  • Do not wash too many clothes at once.
  • Use washing powder or detergent specifically for the machine
  • Use the correct amount of detergent for the weight of the clothes (see instructions on the detergent packaging).

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Damaged or torn clothes


  • Using strong bleach and the wrong way
  • Do not check items such as keychains or objects before washing, causing the fabric to be scratched by friction during spinning and washing.

How to fix:

  • Do not put bleach directly on the laundry.
  • Carefully inspect and remove all sharp objects from clothing pockets. In addition, do not give clothes too many accessories such as clothes chains, needles or keychains.
  • Do not wash too many items at once.

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