There are many error codes that could appear on the digital display on many of the newer LG dishwasher models. Error codes are the computer within the dishwasher telling you that there is a problem that needs to be tended to. The different error codes will indicate the possible problem with your dishwasher similar to how a car’s dashboard will have lights to inform you of a potential problem. The error codes are put there so you could better diagnose the problem and know how to properly go about dishwasher repair. In most cases, if you can properly interpret the code, it is just a simple task, such as resetting something or putting something back in place. However, there will be times when the error indicates there is a faulty, clogged or jammed part.
There are many different error codes that all point out different issues with the dishwasher. E1 error codes indicate that your unit is possibly leaking, most often caused by suds overflowing into the base of your dishwasher. CE error codes are caused by an issue with the motor or wiring harness. However, what is the issue connected to an FE error code?
The “FE” in the FE error code is “filled error” or water overflow error. This usually indicates that the washer is continuing to fill with water and the drain pump is constantly running. This means that the water inlet valve in your dishwasher may not be stopping the flow of water into the tub, causing the drain pump to constantly run so the dishwasher doesn’t overflow.
Before going ahead and calling a dishwasher repair service, we have gathered some of the most common problems that cause FE error cause to appear.
If you have been seeing the FE error code on your dishwasher, the first step in dishwasher repair is:
1. Turning off your dishwasher
2. Turning the circuit breaker connected to the dishwasher off
3. Waiting 10 seconds
4. Turning the circuit break connected to the dishwasher back on
5. Turning the dishwasher back on and starting a new cycle
If you have gone through the steps above, inspect the water inlet valve and see if it shut off the water supply at the right time. The water inlet valves should turn off the water when the washer is filled to the specified water level – the water inlet valve is what the water supply hoses are connected to. If the water inlet valve does not close, the water will continue to fill and the drain pump will kick in before the tub reaches its maximum capacity to avoid overflow.
If your water inlet valve to not close at the correct time and caused your drain pump to constantly run one possible problem is that the valves are clogged with dirt or grime. Remove the hoses that are connected to the water inlet valve and look for any obstructions that could cause the valve to be clogged. If you do find any debris, clean out the water inlet valves and they should work properly.
If you have gone through all of the steps above and the water inlet valves in your dishwasher are still not closing properly, they may be faulty or broken. If your water inlet valve is broken or faulty, you will need to remove and replace them.
If you don’t have the skills necessary to handle a water inlet valve, have gone through the steps above and the FE error code still persists, you may need to call a dishwasher repair service.
If you are in need of dishwasher repair in Toronto and the GTA, Express Appliance Repair is the company to call. We have been doing appliance repair for the past 25 years and we can fix any appliance brand and model, and we also offer same-day services. Call us today at (647) 492-7773 for any dishwasher repair needs.