3 Ways to Fix the OE Error in LG Washing Machine

An OE Error on the LG Washing Machine’s digital panel means it is unable to drain the water in its Tub.

There are various reasons why the OE Error occurs. The most common is when your LG washing machine cannot proceed to the next process which is “Rinse or Spin” because it is unable to replace the water inside its Tub.

The OE Error occurs in our washing machine if we are using it for a long time without doing simple preventive maintenance. Moreover, if we frequently wash bags and clothes but are unable to remove used papers in them. Also if we wash doormats that accumulate hairs, dust, and dirt.

The OE Error is also caused by electronic issues or glitches in the computer program on the LG washing machine’s display panel.

To save you some money, I recommend that you do the suggestions in this post by yourself (DIY). Don’t call the technician yet because it may cost you hundreds of pesos or dollars for labor.
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To fix the OE error in the LG Washing Machine, examine the drain hose for blockage, clean the drain pump filter, or reset the LG washing machine. Below are the 3 ways with details steps.

1. Examine the Drain Hose of the Washing Machine for blockage

If the hose is clogged or has a sharp bend. It is the reason your washing machine cannot drain the water. Hence, the OE Error code occurs.

The hose has a sharp bend because the back of the Washing Machine is very near to the wall.
photo-of-washing-machine-drain-hose-and-drainage-pipeYou can also inspect if the drainage pipe is 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 is not clogged. Also, the drainage pipe is free from clogging.

Turn on your washing machine and perform the “rinse and spin” process. This process roughly takes 20 minutes to complete.

If the latter process is 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.

2. Clean your LG Washer Drain Pump Filter

The drain pump filter normally is located at the bottom front of your LG washing machine. Whether it is top load or front load, the location is still the same.

Open the cover of your drain pump. If the OE error happened in the middle of the washing operation. You need to manually drain the water first using that small hose next to it.
Otherwise, if you open 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 into it. Be patient as it may take a while to drain all the water.

Once done, turn the filter knob counterclockwise until you can pull it.

Remove the debris or dirt as it is the cause of why your washing machine’s pump can’t drain the water.

Here is the before and after photo of my LG Washing Machine’s clogged drain filter hahaha.
Clean it with running water or by hand. In my case, I cleaned with both.

I removed coins, papers, hairs, and accumulated dust in them.

Afterward, insert the drain filter then perform the “rinse and spin” process again.

If the process has been completed and the OE Error code is not showing, then you have solved it.

If the process does not continue and the issue is still there. Proceed to the next step.

3. Reset your LG Washer to Eliminate the OE Error

Occasionally, the LG Washing Machine flashes an OE Error code because of an electronic glitch on its display panel. You can hard reset your LG Washing machine to see if the OE Error code will be resolved on its own. Below are the steps to reset your LG Washer.

  • Step 1: Press the power button on your washer to turn it off.
  • Step 2: Unplug your washer’s power cord from the wall outlet.
  • Step 3: Press the “Start/Pause” button for 5 seconds.
  • Step 4: Plug your LG Washing Machine’s power cord into the wall outlet
  • Step 5: Press the power button on your washer’s display panel to it ON.

How to Find the LG Washing Machine Service Center to Request Repair

Phoning the LG Service Center is your last option to fix the OE Error. You need to seek the help of a technician trained to deal with your washing machine’s problem.

Go to the official website of LG to check if there are service centers near your location. Call their hotline to find out if they offer home service. So they will come to your house to repair your washer.

Where can I find the Model Number of My LG Washing Machine?

You can find the model number of your Front Load LG Washing Machine on the top center of the tub opening (above the door seal) and the right-hand side of its body. Meanwhile, you can find the model number on the back and left-hand side body of your Top Load LG washing machine.

There you have it guys! I hope my suggestions will be able to help you fix the OE Error on your LG washing machine.

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