LG Washing Machine Error Codes – Your Guide

LG Washing Machine

There are many different LG error codes which you need to learn to make the most of your washing machine. LG has helpfully designed their systems to inform you of when something has gone wrong, and we’re going to be putting together a guide to help you decipher these codes here and now.


To begin with, let’s take a look at LG error code 1E. It’s one of the first you can come up against, and it points towards an inlet error. This fault tells us that the average water level for your washing machine is not present after 10 minutes. There’s a couple of different explanations for why the water levels aren’t right, from a blockage to low water pressure.


The next code you’re going to want to be familiar with is the error code OE. This message points to a drain problem and tells you that the machine has failed to drain water adequately after 5 minutes. Again, this is often down to a blockage.

E1 and FE

To spice things up, we’re going to be taking a look at two error codes at once – E1 and FE. Both of these point to different problems. E1 is a sign that you’ve got a leak and requires you to check the system for obvious exit points for the water. Error code FE tells us that there’s an overfill error, and this is potentially likely due to a faulty air brake or even a defective controller.


HE is the next error code we’re going to be looking at, and this one indicates to you that there’s a problem with the heater. Like a lot of LG errors, this is vague, and it could be a wiring issue or something like the system has shorted out.

CL, UE, SE and CE

For the sake of convenience, we’ll be exploring the last four error codes all at once. CL means that there’s a child lock fault, UE tells you there’s an error in the balance of the weight, SE is indicative of a motor problem, and CE is an issue with the current.

These are all of the error codes which you are going to experience when it comes to your LG machine. Here at Just Fixed, we’re qualified to perform repairs on all kinds of different machinery, but we want to make sure we know what we’re dealing with!