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.
The washer does wash but at the end it won't go into the high speed spin. It just keeps rotating in one direction for a few seconds and starts to drain, then rotates the opposite direction for a few seconds. It just keeps doing this and won't stop until it gives the UE fault code. Can this be a bad speed sensor on the stator assembly?
Answer Hello Vincent,
Here is the explaination of the fault code UE:
The washing machine has detected an imbalanced load
This error code is more for information purposes than an actual a fault. What the machine is telling you is that it has been unable to sort the laundry load and correctly balance it without a risk of damage due to an unbalanced load. This error will clear when you restart the machine but you need to sort the laundry or increase the load as required and for more information on load imbalances. If one item is more moisture absorbant than any other item in the load, the unit cannot balance it.
On non-display panel models this fault code is denoted by the lights for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 being lit or flashing.
•Reload the washing machine and attempt to spin it again.
•Check the installation of the washing machine for level and balanced.
•Check for small loads because small loads will cause an imbalance error.