My LG model WM2016CW washer tub turns but after a while the motor struggles to turn, expecially in counterclockwise direction and eventualy I get LE (motor overload) fault code before it even gets to spin. I took apart rotor and stator and looks perfect. Cleaned in anyway and made sure electrical connections tight. Did a reset on the control panel as LG customer service directed me to do over the phone. Put back together and same problem. Could this be a control panel problem? If the motor goes bad is there any visual way to tell because as I said the rotor and stator look fine. Unit is only 4 years old and does not get heavy use. I don't want to buy uneccessary parts since I can buy a new washer for $650 and the motor has a 7 year warranty but the control panel is out of warranty. Let me know if you think it is the motor or control panel.
ANSWER Mike, You'll need to check the resistance of the motor circuits at the sensor( pin#1 to pin#2/ pin#1 to pin#3 and pin#2 to pin#3) and should have a resistance of 5 to 15 ohms resistance. If the resistances are correct, you'll need to replace the main power board EBR32268001 If the resistances are not within 10% of the reccomended resistance, replace the sensor assembly 6501KW2001A Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, November 12, 2012