11 Common LG Error Codes and Solutions

Almost all modern-day washing machines these days have a built-in system that detects the possible issues and presents them in form of an error code in the display panel.

These error codes help to identify the possible causes and fix them by taking necessary actions.

Error codes in the washing machine help to rule out the guesswork and allow you to focus on the actual underlying causes.

LG error codes and solutions

In this post, we will go through 11 common LG washing machine errors and possible solutions.

CodeMeaningSolution
IEAn IE error indicates that the washer was unable to fill with water. This issue could be caused by several different factors, such as a clogged hose or a problem with the water inlet valve.If you’re experiencing this issue, unplug the washer and check the water inlet valve for debris or blockages. If the valve is clear, try to clear any blockages leading to the washer in the hose. If the issue persists, you may need to replace the water inlet valve.

Check our guide to fixing the IE Error in LG Washing Machine.
UE/ UBThe UE or UB error code means that the load is unbalanced. This problem can be caused by several factors, including an overloaded washer, too many small items in the load, or a washer that’s not level.To correct the unbalanced load and get your machine running again, try the following steps:
1.) Remove any excess laundry from the drum.
2.) Distribute the laundry evenly throughout the drum.
3.) Check the belt for signs of wear and tear, and replace it if necessary.

Check out our guide to balancing the Washer
dEdE means that the washer door was unable to lock. This error can be caused by several things, including a worn-out door lock, a misaligned door, or a door that is not closing properly.If you’re experiencing this error code, make sure that the door is aligned properly and is closing properly. If it’s not, you may need to adjust the hinges or call a technician to fix the problem. If the error persists, you may need to replace the washer door lock.
CEWhen an LG washing machine encounters this error code, it means that there is an overcurrent in the electrical circuit of the motor. This problem can be caused by a number of factors. Having said that, this error is caused mostly due to a faulty motor or a clogged pump.If your LG washing machine displays error code CE, the first thing you should do is unplug the machine and check the pump for any blockages. If the pump is clear, then you should check the motor for any signs of damage. If neither of these solutions resolves the issue, then you may need to either replace the motor or get your washing machine diagnosed by an expert.
FEIf your LG washing machine is showing the error code FE, it means that the washer is overfilling. This problem can be caused by a number of different factors, including a clogged pump, a defective water level sensor, or a blocked hose.To fix this, you need to:
1.) Check if the water supply hose is kinked or clogged.
2.) Check if the water inlet valve is clogged.
3.) Check if the drain hose is kinked or clogged.
PEIf your LG washing machine is displaying an error code of PE, it means that there is a malfunction with the water level sensor. This sensor is responsible for detecting the water level inside the machine and sending that information to the main control board. If the sensor is not working correctly, it can cause the washer to fill with too much or too little water, which will result in the PE error code.In most cases, this can be fixed by replacing the water level sensor. First, make sure that your washing machine is unplugged and empty. Then, remove the front panel of the machine by unscrewing the screws at the bottom. Once the panel is off, you should be able to see the water level sensor. If it’s damaged, replace it with a new one and reattach the panel. Plug in your washing machine and try running a load of laundry.
PFIf your LG washing machine displays a PF error code, it means that there has been a power failure. This error code can be caused by a variety of issues, including a power outage, a blown fuse, or a tripped circuit breaker.To fix this error code, you’ll need to identify and correct the source of the power failure. Once the power is restored, the machine should reset and start working again. It’s recommended that you restart the cycle before you try anything else.
tEIf your LG washing machine displays the error code tE, it means that there is a heating problem. This code can be triggered by a variety of issues, including a clogged drain, a faulty heating element, or a problem with the water temperature.To fix the tE error code, you’ll need to determine the cause of the problem. If it’s a clogged drain, you can clean it out yourself. If the problem is with the heating element, you’ll need to replace it. If the water temperature is not correct, you can adjust it using the washing machine’s controls.
sUDThis is an error code that is displayed on LG washing machines when there are too many suds. This problem can be caused by a variety of things, including using too much detergent, using an incorrect type of detergent, or adding too much fabric softener.If you receive this error code, there are a few things that you can do to try to fix the problem. First, try using less detergent. If that doesn’t work, try using a different type of detergent. If that still doesn’t work, try adding less fabric softener.
LEIf your LG washing machine displays the error code LE, it means that the motor is locked. This can be caused by a number of things, including a jammed motor, a faulty motor, or a blocked pump. If your machine is displaying this error code, you’ll need to clear the blockage and reset the machine.To clear the blockage and reset the machine, you’ll need to remove the front cabinet. Once you have done this, you’ll need to inspect the pump for any obstructions. If there are any obstructions, you’ll need to remove them and reset the machine.
E7If your LG washing machine is displaying an E7 error code, it means that the stacking switch is not working properly. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a build-up of lint or dirt inside the machine or a problem with the stacking switch itself.To fix this problem, you’ll need to remove the washer’s back panel and check the stacking switch for any debris or damage. If the switch is dirty or damaged, you can clean it or replace it as necessary.

Final Thoughts

Whenever your washer displays an error code, it’s important that you understand what it is trying to say.

Most individuals tend to reset the washing machine to get rid of the error. But that is not the right practice.

Off course, resetting helps to clear the false alerts and minor issues but if the underlying cause is left unaddressed, the problem can amplify.

Try matching the error with the causes and solve it.

You can also refer to the user manual and see if you can solve the error.

If you are confused about the error codes and resolution, don’t hesitate to reach out to the manufacturer.