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Control Panel Overview

If your LG washer is ready to go, let's get familiar with the control panel. We can help you take better care of your laundry in no time. (If you need help setting up your washer, click here for our installation guide.)

CONTROL PANEL FEATURES

Click the highlighted buttons on the control panel to get familiar with each function.

                       

POWER BUTTON

Turns the washer on and off. If you press the power button during a cycle, that cycle will be canceled and the load settings lost.

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START/PAUSE BUTTON

Starts the cycle you selected. When the washer is running, this button will pause the cycle without losing your settings. The washer will automatically turn off if you don't start the cycle within 4 minutes of selecting it.

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CYCLE SELECTOR

Push the CYCLE button repeatedly until the desired cycle is selected. The standard presets will appear in the display and can be changed using the cycle setting buttons anytime.

To learn more about your cycle options, click here.

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CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS

Use these to select cycle options for the cycle you selected. The current options are shown on the display. Press the button to view that option or select other settings.

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SPECIAL CYCLE OPTIONS

These buttons select special options you can add to your cycle. Some of them also activate secondary functions when you press and hold for 3 seconds. To learn more about these special options, click here.

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COLD WASH™ BUTTON

Use this feature to save on energy consumption and get a powerful clean. Discover more about ColdWash™ technology.

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TURBOWASH™ BUTTON

Use this feature when you want to save time–up to 20 minutes per load*–while still getting that powerful clean. Learn more about TurboWash™ here.

*Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton/Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8-lb loads, front load washers only. Excludes other LG manufactured products. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

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DELAY WASH BUTTON

Delays the start of the wash cycle. Each time you press it, it increases the delay time by one hour, up to 19 hours.

To learn more about delay wash, click here.

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FABRIC SOFTNER BUTTON

Select this button if you are using fabric softener. The fabric softener will be dispensed in the final rinse.

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CUSTOM PGM BUTTON

With this button you can store customized wash cycles for future use. To create a custom program, select the desired cycle, change any settings you want, and add cycle options. Then press and hold the CUSTOM PGM button for 3 seconds. To recall a custom program next time, turn on your washer and briefly press the CUSTOM PGM button. The stored settings will display.

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WATER PLUS BUTTON

Use this option if you wish to add more water to your wash load. It's especially useful for large of bulky load.

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LED DISPLAY

The display shows settings, time remaining, options, and status messages. The light on the display remains on through the wash cycle.

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MEANING OF ERROR CODES

Your washer is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose problems at an early stage. When it finds irregularities, it uses codes to alert you. Below are the error codes you may encounter, and what you should do when you see them.

An OE error code indicates the washing machine is draining slowly or not at all. This is usually caused by a bent, pinched, or clogged drain hose.

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Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs or kinks, and is not pinched behind or under the washer.

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An IE error code signifies that the washing machine is filling with water slowly or not at all. This can occur when water supply taps are not fully open or the water pressure to the tap or house is too low. Other possible causes are kinked, pinched or bent water line hoses, or clogged water inlet filters.

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Make sure the water taps are fully open.

Make sure the hoses are not kinked or pinched. (Use caution when moving the washer.)

Clean the inlet filters.

Check another faucet in the house to make sure your household water pressure is adequate.

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When you see the DE error code, it means the lid is not closed properly.

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Make sure that the lid is closed properly and press the START/PAUSE button. After starting a cycle, it may take a few moments before the drum begins to turn or spin. The washer will not spin unless the lid is locked (LID LOCK light will turn on).

If the lid is closed and locked and the open lid error message is displayed, call for service.

If you press the START button while the lid is open, DE error message will be displayed.

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The DL error indicates a lid lock switch error – similar to the DE icon.

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Make sure that the lid is closed properly and press the START/PAUSE button. The washer will not spin unless the lid is locked (LID LOCK light will turn on).

If the lid is closed and the lid lock error message is displayed, call for service.

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The FE error code signifies that the water level is too high due to a faulty water valve.

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Close the water taps, unplug the washer, and call for service.

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When you see the E6 error icon, it means there is a clutch error.

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Unplug the washer and call for service.

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The uE code may appear during the cycle to indicate that your washer has detected an out of balance load and is attempting to rebalance it.

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This display is for your information only: no action is required.

The washer will add water and try to redistribute the load automatically.

In general, remember, you have a mega-capacity washer! Feel free to wash in bulk: it's easier for your washer to balance more items rather than a very small load.

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This UE error code appears if the uE rebalance (see above) is not successful. It indicates that the load may be too small, heavy articles may be mixed with lighter items, or the load is simply still out of balance.

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The automatic attempt to rebalance the load has not worked, so the cycle has been paused to allow the load to be adjusted manually.

Small loads may need additional items to be added. Your washer is a mega-capacity machine, so feel free to add more laundry!

The load may have heavy items mixed in with lighter items. Always try to wash articles of somewhat similar weight to allow the washer to evenly distribute the weight of the load for spinning.

Manually redistribute the load if articles have become tangled, preventing the automatic distribution from working properly.

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The tE error code signifies a thermistor error.

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Unplug the washer and call for service.

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When you see the PE error, it means the water level sensor is not working correctly.

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Close the water taps, unplug the washer, and call for service.

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The LE error message points out that a thermal overload protection circuit in the motor has been tripped.

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Allow the washer to stand for 30 minutes to allow the motor to cool; then restart the cycle.

If the LE error code still appears, unplug the washer and call for service.

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When an error message is displayed for 4 minutes, the water in the tub will automatically drain. An alarm will sound 1 minute prior to draining and 'dr' will be displayed.

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You may restart the washer when you hear the alarm, before draining begins.

Once the washer initiates draining, all functions will be suspended and 'dr' will be displayed until draining is complete.

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