LG WM0642H Front Load - Page 4 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

LE indicates a fault with the motor on the appliance.

LG suggest you switch off, wait for a minute, unplug the appliance.

Wait 15 minutes then plug it back in again.

Try the machine again.

If it's still faulty, you can try changing the Hall Sensor in the motor, this can sometimes cure the problem.

Unplug the machine and remove the rear cover. There are 4 Philips head screws. Take them out and remove the rear cover.

You should now see the rear of the motor, which is mounted to the back of the drum.

In the middle is a large bolt which holds the stator cover.

You'll need a 17mm socket and a ratchet to remove this bolt.

Remove the stator cover and place aside.

Toward the bottom-left, you will see a couple of wire bunches held to the motor by three screws. One holds a metal bracket, one actually holds a ground wire, and the last is through a plastic bracket toward the bottom. Remove these three screws and don't lose them.

Through the motor there are 6 bolts holding it onto the back of the drum assembly.

You'll need a 10mm socket and ratchet to remove them.

You will now have the motor off the back of the drum.

Disconnect the two wire harnesses from the motor.

Looking at the surface of this motor that was facing the DRUM (not the outside), you'll see two small pieces clipped onto it, toward the bottom.

The sensor you are looking to replace is the one that looks like a kitchen magnet.

It is attached by small clips. You'll see how it goes on. It's easy to remove.

Go to google and search for part number 6501KW2002A.

This will bring up an LG sensor assembly.

Double check with the supplier that this is the sensor for your appliance.

When you receive the sensor, simply reverse steps 1 through 5.

Once re assembled, try the machine again.

If still the same after this you'll need to replace the motor and/or control board.

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LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010 | 65 views

Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more detail about how to fix the OE code on LG washers....

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LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011 | 2,253 views

Hi dear.Machine's pump filter is located lower left hand side.Please open the lid,pull out the drain plug & remove the water inside the tub.Turn the filter anticlock wise to take it out.Please check for any obstacle,if ther is any please clean it.Please keep in mind,your washer have 2 pumps.On left hand side for drain & right hand side for recirculation.Make sure both one works.Also check the drain hose for kink.If that's not worked,you may need to change the pump.Call service department.I hope that helps.Thanks.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Sep 01, 2010 | 117 views

My LG doesn't have one either, but I recall that they recommend using the "Rinse and Spin" feature. Add a bit of chlorine bleach, run the cycle, and then "always" leave the door ajar after each use so that the machine can dry out. Cleaning out the drain area at the bottom of the rubber door seal helps too. You'd be surprised what I've found there -- other than the usual dog and cat hair!

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010 | 485 views

Hello. pour in two cups of white vinegar and run the washer, empty of clothes of course. J.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Aug 01, 2010 | 34 views


LE code stands for locked motor error. When this error code appears in your front load washer it indicates a fault in the motor unit.

1 . Check the connections to the Coil/Stator at the rear of the unit possibly it should be something like a broken wire.

2 . Coil/Stator Assembly will be defective preventing the drive to operate.You should go for a replacement of that assembly.

Thank you !!

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010 | 839 views

The 'LE' error message indicates the control board has detected that the motor is either not turning, or has locked up for some reason. Monitoring the motor is the job of the hall effect sensor board which constantly determines the direction and speed of the motor and feeds that information back to the control board. If there is a problem between what the motor should be doing and what the hall effect sensor says the motor is doing, the 'LE' will be displayed and the cycle will be stopped.

Motor lock can be caused by several things from a loose connector, to a bad motor, or even the hall effect sensor failing or dislodging from it's mount. Any one or more of these components could have caused this error, but it is possible to separate the working from the non-working, just by following a process. The reason this particular unit has been on the injured list for so long is the first tech never followed a trouble shooting process to ensure the parts being replaced had actually failed.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010 | 369 views

This LG technicians service manual will help you access the drain pump for service and possibly the door switch for repair.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jul 17, 2010 | 336 views

I have a (2009 )WM0642HW.The new ones don't have the Forced Water Recirculation Nozzle that's in the top of the door seal. LG quietly (discontinued) that feature. If you do see a WM0642HW with a spray nozzle in top of the door seal in a showroom somewhere, it was a WM0642HW manufactured ( assembled ) a long time ago.Currently produced WM0642HW will not have the Water Recirculation feature installed. There may still be some older version "new" WM0642HW units out there somewhere? But most of them are display models or unavailable ,and with a shorter motor warranty. 7 years instead of current 10 years on new versions of the WM0642HW.But getting back to your question, the washer fills by water entering the cylinder through the back top left side of drum as it flows from the dispenser compartment via a hose.The opening is right behind the cylinder baffels location. It has no fill nozzle at the front gasket edge like some other brands have. My washer did not clean well at all with full loads. Only after i turned the water level switch under the top lid "clockwise" a half turn ,does it now fill up to the bottom of the door rubber seal.My clothing now tumbles in a pool of water instead of a WICK WATER RUB WASH that it was doing previously. It's a 100 times better with the few gallons of extra water inside, BELIEVE ME. What i say is from experience with this exact model.Turn up the water level so it can tumble in some water. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE! You'll have nothing but grief until you've had enough and have the desire to turn it up alittle.Just have it set to fill to the bottom of the door gasket.Everything will be saturated at the start of the wash and not towards the end of the wash segment.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011 | 433 views

Remove the 4 dispenser area screws. Depress side dispenser tabs to drop dispenser assembly from the top lid .Insert an opener or flat item into top lid and front panel space to depress inward the metal lid top hold down clip.Do left side first then right.Raise the lid and look down behind lock mechanism.Or tilt washer and look underneath. It's an open area below?

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010 | 253 views

If it's new you should call for service. Ask the technician to turn the water level switch set screw so it will stop filling at a higher setpoint rather than stopping at the edge of the gray cylinder baffels.You are aware the factory water level switch is pre set for low level because of water restriction regulations for manufacturers.But that means nothing for me if my laundry is comming out still dirty.. Much later and after much research i turned the water level switch set screw under the lid clockwise a half turn to have my WM0642HW fill up to the lower door seal to tumble in some water.How it was set before resulted in terrible wash performance especially with full loads! Forget it! It was WICK washing instead of tumbling in some water.Since i made the adjustment on the water level sensor the washer is 100% better than before.Trust Me!

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010 | 358 views

It means: Latch Error. It doesn't detect the door latch as closed. Latch may need to be replaced.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on May 04, 2010 | 158 views

prolly bad drain pump. clean out and clean little hose.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Apr 22, 2010 | 206 views

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LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010 | 388 views

FE error is due to "Over flow" error. Water is overflowing (water level frequency is over (213) When FE is diplayed the drain will pump out automatically. Water level sensor needs to be replaced.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010 | 2,141 views

sounds like damper rods are getting worn. they support bowl underneath.i think if u change them it should fix problem. is it noisy during spin?if u need more help please reply. please turn power off b4 working on it do not want any accidents.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Apr 10, 2010 | 796 views

Here is a tip that explains that problem...

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LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Apr 27, 2013 | 970 views

software problem. regarding smell, after wash keep the door opened for ventilation, use fabric conditioner etc. also check whether any rodent has gone inside and messed up the place

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010 | 966 views

did u find an solution for this..i too have the same problem...help please

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010 | 363 views

You have a bad circut breaker.

LG WM0642H Front... | Answered on Jan 28, 2010 | 1,161 views

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