Your LG washer may start the washing cycle usually with its rhythmic buzz and strong water jets until five minutes. Then, the amount of water inlet drops, and the water in the washing dish drains at a higher rate than the rate of the inlet while the IE error code appears on display. The LG washers without a display will notify you of an error using the pre-wash and wash LED indicators. The IE error code display is a significant concern, and you, therefore, need to address it immediately. You, however, need to understand the reasons for the error code before you start troubleshooting or repair.
Why the IE ERROR CODE?
A display of IE error code (also 1E error code) on your LG washing machine is an indicator that the water supply is insufficient to fill the tub, or it could not fill appropriately within the allocated time. The error could be caused by issues, such as a problem in the drain hose, bents in the water hoses, damaged valve for water inlet, a problem in the wiring harness, or unopened water valves to the washing dish. The problem can also happen if the pressure switch is broken or if the electronic controller has operating issues.
How can the problem be fixed?
- First, you need to check to ensure the efficiency of the water supply system, this entails
- Confirming whether the inlet valves for both hot and cold are fully open
- Ensure that both hot and cold water supply hoses are not clogged with debris or hard water, or faulty. You can correct the curved inlet hoses and unblock the clogged ones.
- Removing and cleaning the streamlined valve found in the junction between the fill hose and the washer
What if the above doesn’t work?
If the above three troubleshooting methods don’t help, uncover the top of the panel to access the valve then test its resistance using a multimeter. Typically, the average resistance for a valve ranges between 2-4 kilo Ohms. You, however, must replace the coil if you’re your multimeter reads otherwise.
You must also replace the valve if it still misbehaves even with the correct micro-meter readings. Here is the procedure on how to replace the valve:
- First, stop all the running processes and disconnect the washer from power
- Unscrew to remove the top panel (if not yet removed) which allows for access of the valve
- Detach all the connections which include the wires and the coil, hoses, and clips
- Remove the valve by opening its fasteners and then install a new one
If this fails too, test the pressure switch and the electronic module using a multimeter and have any malfunctioning element removed.