The LG washer, which is equipped with a screen, suddenly stopped or cyclically gains and drains water. The screen shows the FE error code. More often this fault appears during the process of water gaining, but in some cases, it is shown on the stages of washing or rinsing.
Depending on the model, some LG washers, which are not equipped with a screen, may blink or light up:
- Pre and main wash LEDs
- Synthetic, wool and blanket (duvet) indicators
How to decipher the error code FE and how to solve the problem by your own
The washer’s tank is overflowed, and the level of water reached the maximum permissible value.
How to solve the problem by your own
- The fault may be caused by an excessive foam formation. You need to drain water, turn off the washer and check the amount of foam in a drum. Using a low-quality washing powder, washing of porous things (for example, a tulle) and some other actions lead to the excessive foam formation. In this case, remove the laundry from the machine and don’t use it for at least 24 hours. It needs to be dry.
- Probably the washer’s control unit is broken. Try to unplug the machine from the network and plug it back into the socket in 10 – 20 minutes.
Possible malfunctions, which require repair
In the table below you can view the list of faults that may cause the FE error of LG washer.
|Warning signs||Possible causes of occurrence||Repair or replacement|
|The FE error code is blinking, and LG washer cyclically gains and drains water.||The inlet valve, responsible for water supplying, is broken. It adds water, what leads to overflow.||Usually, the valve skips some extra water because membrane has lost its flexibility and rod springs are weakened. The valve can’t be repaired, it needs to be changed.|
|The washer drained water and stopped working after the beginning of washing. Then it started gaining water. The FE error code appears on a screen.||Pressure switch (water level sensor), responsible for measuring the water level in the washer, is out of order.||Sometimes the fault is caused by cladding in a tube pressostat. To solve the problem, blow it and the level sensor will be fixed. Otherwise, the pressure sensor (pressostat) needs to be replaced.|
|During the process of washing or rinsing your LG washer suddenly stopped working and showed the FE error code.
At the same time, water stays in a tank, or the unit drains it.
|A control unit (programmer), the microchip that “controls” the processes of the machine, is out of order.||Often the tracks on a board or other elements, responsible for the pressure sensor processes, are burnt out. In this case, you have to solder the tracks and replace the broken controller elements. In complicated cases the burnt out processor needs to be changed.|
|The FE error appeared on the stage of washing or rinsing. The washer can’t start working and shows the fault.||The wiring, leading from the programmer or electronic controller to the pressure switch, is frayed.||You have to twist the broken wires and isolate the place of the problem or completely replace it from the control board to the pressure sensor.|
What about this error say specialists LG?
The FE error indicates a fill error. The code displays when the water level gets too high. This may be caused by a faulty inlet valve, and the machine could be filled with water while it is turned off.
To fix this:
- Turn off the water to the unit perform a drain only or spin only cycle to drain out any excess water, then unplug the unit until repair service is completed.
If the FE error code persists, the unit will require a repair service, please сontact the service center.