OE Error Code For LG Washer: How to Fix It

Appliance Express
January 9, 2023
Washer Repair

LG washer models 

This guide is applicable for all major LG washer models including: 

















What does the OE error code mean?

If your LG washer is displaying the OE error code, it means that there is a problem with the draining of the washer. This can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as a blocked drain hose, a clogged pump filter, a problem with the drain pump itself, or even a faulty pressure switch.

If your LG washer is displaying an OE error code, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem. First, check to make sure that the door is properly closed and latched. If it is, then try unplugging the washer for a minute or two before plugging it back in. If the error code persists, try and clear the drain hose of any kinks and clean out the pipe filter. 

If this does not fix the issue, you may need to call a service technician to come and take a look at your washer.

What to do if an OE error code appears?

The LG washer error code OE is one of the most common codes to occur. If you get this code, it means that the washer has detected a water overflow condition. It indicates that there is water in the washer tub that needs to be drained. There are a number of things you can do to try and fix this, including unplugging the washing machine and checking the hoses for any kinks or blockages. 

Another common cause of an OE error code is a clogged pipe filter, which should be cleaned out to avoid any blockages. 

How to fix an OE error caused by a kinked drain hose?

If you’re seeing the OE error code on your LG washer, the first thing you should do is check the drain hose to make sure it’s not clogged. If it is, simply clear the obstruction and try running your washer again. If that doesn’t fix the problem, then check to see if the drain pump is working properly. If it isn’t, you’ll need to replace it.

If you see this error code, follow the steps below to fix it. 

  1. Unplug the washer from the power outlet 
  2. Remove the drain hose from the washer and place it in a bucket or sink 
  3. Restart the washer and let it run for a few minutes
  4. Cancel the cycle and open the door to see if the water has been drained
  5. If not, repeat the steps above until the water is drained 
  6. Once the water is drained, reattach the drain hose and plug the washer back in
  7. Start a new cycle and see if the error code appears again. If you continue to see the OE error code, there may be a problem with your washer’s drainage system. In this case, it’s best to call a professional for help.

How to fix an OE error caused by a clogged drain pipe filter?

If your washer is displaying the OE error code, this indicates that there might be a problem with the drain pump. The drain pump helps to remove water from the washer tub during the washing cycle. It is important to check that the drain pump is not obstructed and that there is no debris caught in it. 

The drain pipe filter should be cleaned of any debris on a monthly basis. If the drain pump is damaged, it will need to be replaced. 

  1. Turn the washer off and unplug it from the power supply 
  2. Open the drain pump filter cover by removing the small rectangular shaped cover at the bottom front of the machine 
  3. Detach the small hose and collect the water in a dish
  4. Once drained, reattach the drain hose back into place 
  5. Remove the filter by turning the circular cover anticlockwise 
  6. Pull out the pump filter and empty the filter of any debris before hand washing it 
  7. Reinstall the pump filter and access cover 

OE code persisting? 

Finally, if the OE error code persists, you may need to reset the washer. To do this, unplug the washer from its power source and wait for 30 seconds before plugging it back in. Once the washer has reset, run a test cycle to see if the error code has cleared.

When to call in a plumber 

If none of these solutions solve the problem then it might be time to call in a service person or plumber, as there may well be an issue with the pressure switch. This is a more serious problem that will require professional repair. This error code can indicate a serious problem with your washing machine, and if not resolved, can lead to costly repairs.

How to properly care for your washer 

To avoid any future problems, the following tips will help you keep it running smoothly for years to come. 

1. Always use HE (high efficiency) detergent in your machine. Regular detergent can damage the washer and lead to poor performance over time. 

2. Use the appropriate amount of HE detergent per load size. Overloading the machine with too much soap can cause excessive sudsing and leave behind soap residue on your clothes. Not enough soap will result in poor cleaning performance. 

3. Clean the door gasket regularly with a soft cloth and gentle cleaner like white vinegar or bleach-free soaker solution. This will prevent mildew and mold from building up and causing unpleasant smells. 

4. Every month or so, run an empty load with hot water and 1 cup of either white vinegar or bleach to clean out the tub and hoses. This will help remove any build-up of detergent residue or fabric softener that can cause poor performance over time. 

5. Check the drain hose periodically for any kinks or blockages that could prevent proper draining of water after a wash cycle is complete.


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