Our washer fills with water but doesn't tumble properly and stops with an "LE" error code. The drum "judders" and will sometimes turn with a scraping noise from the back. However, with power off turning the drum has no such noise and it moves fine.
In test mode, the first three motor tests (tumble clockwise, low speed spin and high speed spin) do nothing and the motor is frozen, drum not turning. In the tumble counterclockwise test, the drum spins with the scraping sound but the display of RPM shows 0. The motor is getting quite hot.
Any typical causes for this type of issue?
The LE error code is a motor locked error. You will want to do the following to determine what part is needed.
• The connector (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR
HARNESS is not connected to the connector
(3-pin, female, white) of STATOR ASSEMBLY.
• The electric contact between the connectors
(3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS
and 4-pin, female, white connector in the MAIN PWB
ASSEMBLY is bad or unstable.
• The MOTOR HARNESS between the STATOR
ASSEMBLY and MAIN PWB ASSEMBLY is cut (open
• The hall sensor is out of order/defective
I tried fixing my washer with a new sensor. It doesn't seem to work. Could you identify the problem?
Answer Hello H.N.,
We can assist with a bit of help from you. First we will need a model number from the units' I.D. tag. Then we will need a description of the problem the unit is giving. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.
I am having a problem with my frontloading washing machine. Its showing something like te. The error comes when I switch on the machine.
Answer Hello Manu. The "tE" error is triggered when the MAIN BOARD fails to receive signal input from the THERMISTOR. You will need to replace the thermistor.
i receive the LE error code on my front load, have cleaned the filter (bottom left facing), also the drum rotates both directions by had with no resistance felt. The washer will not go into full spin cycle, I have tried to perform the quick cycle (med speed) only to have the washer sound like it engages but does not rotate right away, as a matter of fact it only rotates counterclockwise and makes a sorta growling noise (not metal on metal but not normal sound) and does not rotate at all clockwise, at min 12 on a 14 min spin cycle it stops beeps and gives me the LE code. It happened with a load of clothes which I had to drain and pull out without having it complete a spin cycle. the "quick spin" was completed with an empty washer. I have also spun the drum clockwise and counter clockwise 4x's each way and unplugged the washer from the wall for 10+ min. Any help or direction with this would be great.
Answer Hello Justin. The LE code is for LOCKED MOTOR ERROR. Here is some of the things that can cause that code.
• The connector (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS is not connected to the connector (3-pin, female, white) of STATOR ASSEMBLY.
• The electric contact between the connectors (3-pin, male, white) in the MOTOR HARNESS and 4-pin, female, white connector in the MAIN PWB ASSEMBLY is bad or unstable.
• The MOTOR HARNESS between the STATOR ASSEMBLY and MAIN PWB ASSEMBLY is cut (open circuited).
• The hall sensor is out of order/defective.
my washer began to smell like something was burning after a wash cycle. then when done the drum filled with smoke. on the next load i got error code LE. does it need a new motor sensor?
Answer Hello Jan,
The LE indicates a locked motor error. Things you want to check for is the connector 3 pin maile white in the motor harness making sure it is plugged into the female white of the stator assembly. Check the electrical contacts between the connectors 3 pin male white in the motor harness and the 4 pin female white connector in the Main PWB assembly is bad or unstable. The motor harness between stator assembly and main PWb assembly is cut or has open circuit. Last could be the hall sensor is out of order or defective.