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Offline johnnyjet

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LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« on: October 13, 2011, 06:47:49 PM »

Ive downloaded the service manual and is says I need a service call.  The code is for drain error.  The pump works fine and is not clogged, the lines are all clear and not kinked or blocked.  The problem is?  Im thinking its the control board, any one have any ideas.


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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 05:19:17 AM »
OE error code means that there is still water in the tub or it is taking too long to drain.  Do you still have water in the washer when it goes into an OE error code?
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:38:31 AM »
no

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2011, 07:15:55 PM »
Most likely your problem is with the water level pressure switch. 


The part number is AP4445151

I really doubt it's anything with the control board.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 07:22:35 PM »
would the load weight also make the symptom vary.  Cuz if Im washin jeans it happens more often

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 12:43:07 AM »
I doubt it.  Try unplugging the unit for 5 minutes to reset the control board.  See if that will cure anything.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 11:41:39 AM »
Turn the drum 4-5 times by hand to resettle the load, move spin speed to highest, Quick Wash, Speed Wash.
Might work might not.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 11:51:54 AM »
didnt work :tickedoff:  now what?

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 12:15:43 PM »
didnt work :tickedoff:  now what?

What didn't work? What have you tried so far?

Turn the drum 4-5 times by hand to resettle the load, move spin speed to highest, Quick Wash, Speed Wash.
Might work might not.

Try unplugging the unit for 5 minutes to reset the control board.  See if that will cure anything.

Most likely your problem is with the water level pressure switch.  The part number is AP4445151

I really doubt it's anything with the control board.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 12:19:00 PM »
Unplugged for 30mins, tried the rotating the drum thing and even took clothes out.  The pump is pumping fine,when it activates.  OE code is always the code displayed when trouble arrives

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 12:33:37 PM »
Unplugged for 30mins, tried the rotating the drum thing and even took clothes out.  The pump is pumping fine,when it activates.  OE code is always the code displayed when trouble arrives

So I guess the answer to your question of what's next would be...

Most likely your problem is with the water level pressure switch.  The part number is AP4445151

I really doubt it's anything with the control board.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
ok ill give it a shot....its cheaper than a new washer.  Thanks

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 12:39:25 PM »
Please let us know how that works out for you, thanks.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2011, 12:40:40 PM »
will do I just ordered the part so Ill let ya know.   Thanks

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2011, 12:45:31 PM »
Did you do the water level frequency check? When you press the "SPIN SPEED" button and "SOIL LEVEL" button the water level frequency should be above 246. If it be below that number find the small tube going to the control and blow it out. Get rid of the sediment in the air bell and reconnect tightly. Pump out water and retry.

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 03:21:05 PM »
I have taken the taken a wet vac and cleaned out the pump and also the little drain hose in the front of the machine.  The littlr drain hose was completely clogged with sediment but is now clear.  The pump is also clear.  where is the air bell located and how do I clear that?, I would imagine that is my next step

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 03:22:40 PM »
BTW the number was 230 on the display

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 06:24:34 PM »
That is the thing that the tubing attaches to at the base of the tub. As the tub fills the air pressure inside the bell expands and pushes against a bladder up inside the main control. When the correct pressure is reached then the switch makes the jump to light speed and  throws the power over to the motor; all systems is go. So what goes wrong? Sediment gets in there and clogs up the tube. The control ain't getting the propah pressure reading and is having a hissy fit. Yank of the tubing up at the control and blow through it to release any sediment then securely reattach the tubing and drain the machine so it can get a fresh readin and know what the water level is. After clearing and reattaching the tubing and draining the machine unplug that motha fer a spell so it can meditate on workin correct.
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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2011, 06:40:24 AM »
When I did the test the 1st time it was mid-cycle.....when I did it the proper way, as your instuctions indicated,  it was 266 on the reading.  so now Im totally lost as to what the issue may be.  Gremlins perhaps?

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Re: LG washer wm2032hw toruble code OE
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2011, 11:32:31 AM »
You must have an issue with the controls. Unplug them and check for corrosion reconnect them and retry.
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