It runs for 8 minutes seems like it wants to drain but throws up OE code on the display.I checked the drain hose, no blockage at garbage disposal.How do I know if I have a bad pump ?
The OE is a drain error and you will want to make sure that the drain hose is not kinked or blocked. Check to make sure the wiring is not corroded and has good connection. Check the drain outlet of the sump to make sure that it is not blocked. If these check ok then the issue is in the drain pump/motor or circuit. Measure that electric resistance of the drain motor which would be between 20 and 40 ohms. Replace the drain motor.
Hi. My dishwasher is continually draining. If I add water once it stars it usually works just fine...but not enough water is allowed to collect at the bottom I think to activate the pump. Do I need a new circulation pump if drain line is elevated and ok?
You will want to check the guide assembly on the side of the dishwasher to make sure that there is not clogging and that the impeller is working properly. The circulation pump would not cause the unit to continually drain while filling but the guide assembly or the drain not being installed properly would cause this issue.
How do I check to see if the drain is clogged? My washer is leaking water. the filter is clean. The water is Not coming from the water line. It seems to be leaking under the front of the washer. Please help!
More than likely if the leak is coming from under the unit and not from the water line of the home supply or the drain of the home supply then it would not be a clogged drain. You will want to pull the front of the unit off to see if you can detect the leak. The leak could come from the water vavle, could be a hole in the door boot or possilbly the drain pump or one of the drain lines. This will have to be visually inspected to see where the leak is coming from.
I start my LG washing machine and it starts fine, but when it gets to the draining stage it makes and sound and doesn't drain. I'm assuming it's the drain pump and I'm willing to replace it, just want to make sure I get all the parts needed or if there is any other suggestions you have.
Answer Hello Momofboys,
You will want to check the drain pump to make sure that there is nothing clogged in the drain pump. Also check the vanes to make sure that they are not damaged. Check the drain hose and the hose that comes off the bottom of the tub to make sure that there are not clogs. If any clogs then clear and recheck to see if it drains. If still no drain then replace the drain pump 4681EA2002H. There is no other part that would be required.
Code is OE. Dishwasher has a self-cleaning filter, which we cleaned anyway and checked the drain hose. The water still will not drain. Do we need a new drain pump motor and if so what is the correct part number?
Answer Hello Debbie,
This is the fault code for a restricted drain. I would pull the drain line from under the sink and put it in a bucket. If it drains into the bucket, the issue is at the drain under the sink. If it doesn't you could have a piece of debris in the pump or the pump can just be bad. If the pump checks out OK, there is one other possibility. The problem may not necessarily be a blocked drain hose or the drain pump. It could be the thermostat micro switch. This thermostat is located at the rear of the right bottom side of the dishwasher (held by an oval nylon plastic housing). Turn the power to the unit off and remove the right side panel. Locate oval nylon/plastic shaped thingy and the micro switch is in the middle (3 wire connectors in 1 block) thermostat is 2 connectors, (1 is on each side of the micro switch). Use a screwdriver to push the thermostat back into the nylon housing on both sides (it can work its' way out a bit over time and can stop the micro switch from working).
We have an LG dishwasher that the dishwasher has always made a grinding noise when working. Now the machine will not pump out completely and good amount of water stays at the bottom of the machine. Any ideas on what would be causing this ? Thank you
Answer Hi Mark. Remove the pump part # 4681EA2002H from underneath the unit and see if there is anything stuck in the impeller blade. If it spins loose on the pump shaft, replace the pump. Remove the drain hose from under the sink, stick it in a bucket and then drain the water. If it drains well now then make sure there is a drain hose loop mounted as far up under the sink as possible (creating a p-trap). Use a screwdriver at the sink connection to see if it is clogged there. Clear the drain hose as well. Use Dishwasher Magic part # TJ104 monthly to get optimum performance. Thank You.