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.
Bizarrely, according to LG, “if the unit is not levelled properly, it will not drain properly. The front of the unit cannot be higher than the back or vice versa”. However, it probably doesn’t mean it would stop it draining the water at all, I’m assuming it just means there might be a little bit of water left in the machine.
Read the following help articles to see further advice on this fault -
- Washing machine won’t empty water
- Pump has no blockages, filter is clear and it runs but it still won’t drain water
- Appliance Error codes. General information
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