Question about Washing Machines
It refuses to spin driving me crazy I'm 66 years old and cant stand it
IE means inlet error. The washer did not detect the normal amount of water flowing into the machine in the expected time.
If no water enters the drum, check if the shut-off valves were opened. If a small amount of water flows into the washer, check the water pressure to the washer and the inlet hoses and the debris filters in some hoses/washers. (Filters can clog. Anti-flood hoses can limit the water flow through them when they start to fail.) To check this, grab a bucket. Turn off the shut-off valves and take the hoses off the back of the washer. Drain the hoses into the bucket. Check the filter at the inlet valve on the washer. Before replacing the hoses, test the water flow by opening the shut-off valves one at a time. (Turn off the valves and remove the hoses from the shut-off valves. Check for debris in a filter there.) When you replace the hoses, make sure that they are straight and do not have any sharp twists or bends in them. If you hear the water flow and then drain out, make sure that the drain hose isn't positioned below the normal fill level of the washer.
You can also get this message if there is a problem with the pressure switch that determines how much water is in the drum. Frequently the problem is dirt clogging the air tube. This debris might move out of the air tube if you blow into it. Other possible causes are that the inlet valve is not be opening, bad wiring between the pressure switch or inlet valve and the control board or the electronic control board is faulty. Faulty parts will need to be replaced.
Please add a comment with the model number of the LG smart drum, if you'd like me to search for the parts diagram for your unit. If the unit is under warranty, contact LG. I hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 28, 2019
I am 66 years old as well and recently retired. All is good in my life :>)
The IE Error is a water supply problem. Can be frozen pipes, but most likely a blockage in the strainers where the supply hoses go into the machine.
Turn off the home's hot and cold water supply taps/valve. Remove the water inlet hoses from the washer. Ensure to have a bucket to drain the remaining water from the hoses. Check the inlet filters on the inlet valves of the washer, inspect for any mineral deposits or other debris that may be clogging them.May 10, 2018
IE Error Code - Front Load Washer ' LG USA Support
https://www.lg.com > support > help-library > ie-error-code-front-load-wash...
Posted on Oct 28, 2019
SOURCE: washer wont spin
sounds like the motor or clutch unit could be the problem I would for sure call in the warrente shop to fix it as if its the motor thats expensive!! good luck
Posted on May 01, 2006
SOURCE: water drains but won't spin
Posted on May 22, 2009
If you have to replace the drum in 3 years, then i would imaging another drum will wear out within 3 years. Sounds like garbage to me, I advise replace the dryer. Sell the LG on ebay for parts
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
SOURCE: drum does not spin
We have an LG TROMM with the same problem, 3 years old as well. We bought the extended warranty (Huge waste of $$$$). So far they have determined it is not the motor or either of the control boards. We think it might be a relay switch or possibly the brake. Good luck with yours, we just went out and bought a new washer.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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