Jan 132011

Several quick tips here to help keep that odor out of the washing machine. The smell that can build up inside of a front load washing machine has plagued the appliance industry for years.

Here are several quick tip/hints that will help eliminate that mold or mildew smell.

-Leave washer door open (this dries the insides out)
-Only use HE soap. If HE soap is not used it can affect more than you think.

-Use Clean washer cycle most newer washers have a clean washer setting. This setting will heat the water and overfill the compartment to clean the insides thoroughly.

If your model does’t have a clean cycle, you can still use a front load washer cleaner.

You have several options.

The first would be Afresh this is a new cleaner within the last couple years..
This stuff will clean the insides of your tub like none other. No there not paying me to say that. It really works, I have recommended it from day one.

The stuff that we as a company recommended before and is still good to this day is washer magic.
This stuff will kick that smell out of the front loader quick as can be no doubt.

If you want to try a home remedy then I would try running 1 cup of white vinegar through the unit on the hottest longest setting this sometimes will cure the smell as well. Vinegar is an acid so you don’t want to use it to much it will eat away at the inside of the unit.

Jan 132011

Lg washer LE error code explanation, (LE error point in motor direction.)

The infamous LG, LE error code, this error code has haunted the appliance repair industry for several years now. This can either be a simple fix or a test of your appliance repair abilities no doubt.

If you washer is getting a LE error code you more than likely have a bad hall sensor. This sensor is located on the back of the washer, by removing several screws on the back panel it will slide down and off. Once off you will see the washers stator motor, remove the one bolt in the middle of the motor.

Once the bolt is remove the stator housing will slide off, with the housing off you will now see the copper stator motor. Remove the bolts that hold the motor to the back of the washer, the hall sensor is hooked to the motor with a plastic clip.

By replacing the hall sensor 99% of the time it will take care of the LE error code. The screws that hold the wire harness will need to be removed in order for the motor to come off. Good luck with your washer repair, if you would like a article wrote, please drop a line with details.