LG WM2496H Front Load - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


I have no idea if this will actually work, I have never tried it myself, but a guy I worked with on washing machines years ago used to swear by putting 3 DISHWASHER tablets in the drum and then running the hottest cycle that the machine would run (White cottons 90 degrees if you have it).

Any of you have a dishwasher and want to try throwing 3 tablets into the washing machine and reporting back on the result?

LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Feb 27, 2017 | 333 views


The tE error or fault code indicates that you have a defective water temperature sensing thermistor. The thermistor cannot be repaired and will have to be replaced.

LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Oct 13, 2014 | 259 views


Couple ways to unblock a drain hose. The easiest is probably to remove the lower panel which would give you access to the drain pump. You woulld then remove the exit drain hose leaveing the pump slowly while haveing a pan under the pump and a wetvac to **** up the water so it doesnt pour all over your floor. you would then disconnect the other drain line going to the pump and also remove the line from the exit port of the tub. Also assure that the pumps impellar is spining as well. Message me back if you have any further questions. Thank you
Rick

LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011 | 126 views


As in the top panel? If this is what you meant when you asked how do you remove the top there are usually 3 screws found along the backside that hold the top panel securely to the frame of the cabinet. You would first remove these. Next you would slide the top panel towards the rear of the machine and then remove the panel from the machine. If you have any further questions message me back I await your reply. Please also rememeber when our chat has fully concluded to rate how this opinion has helped in answering your appliance concern. By doing this it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future. Thank you
Rick

LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011 | 80 views


When was the last time you cleaned the filter?

Here is how:
http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011 | 32 views


The error code is not bE but tE shown below.
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This error code means the thermistor is out of order. Replace the thermistor with part number 6322FR2046F or 6322FR2046C. The thermistor is located at the front bottom of the tub along with the heating element. Replacing it requires the top panel, console, and the front panel be removed.

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LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011 | 238 views


Hello,

There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.

INSTRUCTION BELOW
  • A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.
  • 2 If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.
  • 3 Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.
  • 4 Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.
  • 5 If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall

  • good luck.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Oct 03, 2010 | 228 views


    The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.


    LG themselves have some information on this error code..

    http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

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    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Sep 18, 2010 | 266 views


    The LG error code OE simply means "the pump is blocked". Presumably the water isn't being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation but basically this error means as far as the washing machine is concerned it thinks the water isn't pumping out. A pump, or filter blockage is the most common cause but it could be caused by other faults such as a faulty pump, or even a blockage in the drain hose or somewhere else in the system etc.


    LG themselves have some information on this error code..

    http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6273

    Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010 | 462 views


    I would guess that the impeller has come off the pump motor shaft. You can disassemble and push it back on, but it will come off again. I don't know if some type of adhesive would work, but I just replace the pump motor.
    Drain water from small drain hose (or by removing filter) Remove the screw in the plastic recess by the filter, then use a putty knife on the left or right side to pop out the recess. Remove two more screws holding pump body to front frame of washer. Pull washer about 18 inches away from wall and tilt it back to lean against wall. There is a plastic locking tab holding the pump body to the plastic washer base, but don't worry if you break that, as the screws (removed earlier) will hold the pump back on just fine. Pump motor is held onto pump body with three more screws. Replace pump motor with a new one and reassemble. On a difficulty scale of 1 -10, this one might rate a 3.5 or a 4. Not too bad.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010 | 371 views


    If the 'loud noise' water sloshing you should first check that the pump filter isn't blocked. This sometimes stops the pump altogether. Coins, etc..If the noise is metallic it could mean bearings...Check the pump via the small door at floor level...Mind the water inside the machine. You may be able to drain first with a small hose which is inside the pump access door.....Nomess

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Apr 18, 2010 | 487 views


    Check the door boot gasket for tears.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Jan 29, 2010 | 603 views


    The water temp. thermistor is @ fault or the main computer.
    Service will be needed.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Jan 20, 2010 | 396 views


    Hi,

    UE Refers that the Unit is Unbalanced. Take out the clothes out of the washer and then Run the washer. Does it Spin?

    If yes, then it might be Unbalanced Load. Try to Load Small Clothes. If not, or if the Error is Appearing again and Again, Control Board or the Sensor is at Fault. You cannot Test the Control Board or the Sensor but usually Sensor is the Common Problem with Most of the LG Washers.

    So, First Change the Sensor. If Problem Persists, Change the Control Board. On Most Models, Sensor would be Located near the Front of the Unit on the Side of the tub.

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

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    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Dec 26, 2009 | 566 views


    Hi hilary_allar,

    It means that your motor communication is being lost. Generally on these LG washers it means that you need to replace the motor sensor. You will have to take the back panel off so that you can access the motor, remove the pulley and take the motor off, there is a little plastic sensor that clips onto the edge of the motor. The sensor is not sold separately from the motor so you will have to replace the motor unfortunately.

    Try unplugging the machine for approximately 15 - 20
    minutes. This will reset the microprocessor.

    The LE error code can be an indication of several different issues.

    The most common cause is over-sudsing in the machine. Many times owners
    experiencing the LE error code are using regular detergent. It is recommended to
    use a high efficiency or low sudsing detergent. Many of the leading detergent
    manufacturers have a high-efficiency (HE) selection. The HE detergents are
    designed for lower suds levels and enhanced cleaning performance in
    front-loading washers.

    Overloading the wash with too much laundry may also cause the LE error code. A
    good rule is to load the washer until the clothes in the drum are no more than
    three-fourths of the way up the window of the door. This will allow them
    sufficient room for tumbling. The clothing having sufficient room to tumble is
    more important than either the weight or the number of items in the washer. It
    is the tumbling action that provides the washing effect.

    Lastly, a breakdown in the signal between the microprocessor and the motor may
    cause the error code. This can occur if there is a loose wire, dislodged ball
    sensor, or if the shipping bolts are removed prior to situating the washer. . In
    this case, a servicer would need to take a look at the unit.

    Regards
    R.K.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009 | 114 views


    The smell is simply residual biological washing powder doing its job and eating away at the mess and muck in the tube (along with the smell of rotting bits of lint and other rubbish. Dragging the garden hose into the house and flushing the pipes out with some clean water under pressure may help. Also, you may find thattitting the machine on its hottest wash, with about 4 dishwasher tablets in it may also help. Dishwasher tablets have detergent and anti-bacterial agents in them that kill the bacteria that is in biological washing powder.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 443 views


    If it is apparently just too tight to go back on, then a good place to start is petroleum jelly (vaseline) on the drum where you are trying to fit the gasket to help ease it on. The other possible solition is to remove the gasket completely, soak ot in very hot water for a few minutes and then try to fit the difficul part of the gasket you are struggling with first, then fiot the other end

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 132 views


    The LG error code OE simply means “the pump is blocked”. Presumably the water isn’t being emptied properly. As with all error codes it is possible that there is a cause other than the exact description in the error code explanation.

    LG WM2496H Front... | Answered on Jul 03, 2009 | 2,500 views

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