My LG washer is a little over 2 years old. I kept getting an IE message indicating that there was low flow. I replaced the valve (5221er1003a) and it worked for about 4 months and the message came back. I replaced the valve again and still received the message right away. I ran the machine through a series of checks (shown to me by a repairman) and found that the third valved was low pressure. I looked at both valves and saw in the opening a washer. I removed the washer and reassembled the valve and so far everything is working properly. My question is when I removed the washer (with a pin sized hole in it) do I need to worry about too much pressure?
The washer that you took out is a flow regulator. Getting the IE error will indicate that the screens on the water valve are plugged or you have low water pressure. If the water pressure corrects to proper level then having the washer out of the valve will cause the water to flow into the dispenser to rapidly and cause a leaking issue.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, March 20, 2013