I was able to solve my LG washing OE ERROR code DIY. Here are the things you can check and do to solve that oe error code on your automatic LG washing machine.
When your LG washing machine flashes an OE error code on its digital panel it only means that your washer is unable to drain the water in its tub.
There are various reasons why this happens. Though the most common especially when the issue occurs suddenly is your automatic washing machine could not continue to the next process such as “rinse or spin.” Simply because it is unable to replace or remove the water inside its tub.
In my opinion, oe error occurs in our washing machine if we are using it for years without doing some simple maintenance to it. Moreover, if we washed bags and clothes but unable to remove used papers in them. Also if we washed doormats that accumulate hairs, dust, and dirt.
If that is the case you need to check these parts of your washer to know if it is still in a functioning state. To save you some money, I suggest that you do it yourself (DIY). Don’t call the technician yet because it may cost you hundreds of pesos or dollars for labor.
Are you ready to solve that flashing or error on your automatic LG washing machine?
How to Solve your LG Automatic Washing Machine OE Error Code in 3 Simple Steps
These steps are simple. You just need to be familiar with the parts and model of your washing machine. Anyway, I include pictures so you can easily identify the parts that you need to check with your machine.
Step 1. Check the drain hose for obstructions
If the drainpipe is clogged or has a sharp bend. It may be the reason your washing machine cannot expel the water. Hence, the oe error occurs.
The hose might have Sharp bend because the back of the washer is very near the wall.
You can also check if the drainage pipe is also clogged. If it is then you need to unclog it using this type of flexible declogging equipment. This is cheap around Php 150 pesos or probably 3 US dollars in hardware stores.
Once you are certain that the drain hose has no sharp bend, and no clogged. Also, the drainage pipe is free from clogged.
Turn on your washing machine and perform the “rinse and spin” process. This process roughly takes 20 minutes to complete.
If the latter process finished and there is no more oe error then you probably solve the issue. However, if the oe error still flashes on the panel. It means the issue is not yet resolved. Proceed to the next step.
Step 2. Check the drain pump filter and clean it
The drain pump filter normally is located at the bottom front of your LG washing machine. Whether it is top load or front load, most likely the location is still the same.
Open the cover of your drain pump. If the oe error happened on the middle of the washing operation. You need to drain the water first using that small hose next to it.
Otherwise, if you opened the filter, your place will be flooded with soapy water. So drain it first. Use a pale or basin then let the water flow freely to it. Be patient as it may take a while to drain all the water.
Once done, turn the filter knob counter clockwise until you can pull it.
Check if there are debris or dirt. It may be the cause why your pump can’t drain the water.
Here is the photo of a clogged drain filter hahaha.
Clean it with running water or by hand (if you can take it). In my case i cleaned with with both.
I collected coins, papers, hairs, and accumulated dust in it.
Afterward, replace the drain filter then run the “rinse and spin” process again.
If the process has completed and no more oe error. Then you probably has solve the error.
If the process did not complete and the issue is still there. Proceed to the next step.
Step 3. Call the washing machine brand service center
This is your last option. As it seemed your washers issue is beyond normal. You need to seek the help of technician trained to deal with your washing machine.
Go to the official website of LG or Whirlpool, or Samsung to check their service centers near your location. Call their hotline to know if they offer home service. So they will come to your house to repair your washer.
I hope my suggestions will be able to help you solve that oe error on your washing machine. I suggest that you clean your washing machine filter every six months or as frequent as possible to avoid the occurrence of issue in the step 2.