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CONTROL PANEL
OVERVIEW

If your SideKick™ pedestal washer is ready to go, let's get familiar with the control panel.

 

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 will be lost. The drawer will unlock after a brief pause.

START/PAUSE BUTTON
Press this button to start the selected cycle. If the washer is running, use this button to pause the cycle without losing the current settings. If you do not press the START/PAUSE button within 4 minutes of selecting a cycle, the washer automatically turns OFF and all cycle settings are lost. Any water remaining in the tub will be drained.

CYCLE SELECTOR
Press this button to select the desired cycle. Once the desired cycle has been selected, the standard presets will appear in the display. These settings can be adjusted using the cycle setting buttons any time before starting the cycle. To learn more about your cycle options, click here.

OPTION BUTTONS
Use these buttons to adjust the settings for the selected cycle. The setting lights above the buttons illuminate to show the current selection.

TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
The display shows the cycle status and estimated time remaining.

REMOTE CONTROL BUTTON
Use the magnetic remote control to set the controls without bending down to reach the control panel (remote RCW1 sold separately). Learn More

  1. 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 will be lost. The drawer will unlock after a brief pause.
  2. START/PAUSE BUTTON
    Press this button to start the selected cycle. If the washer is running, use this button to pause the cycle without losing the current settings. If you do not press the START/PAUSE button within 4 minutes of selecting a cycle, the washer automatically turns OFF and all cycle settings are lost. Any water remaining in the tub will be drained.
  3. CYCLE SELECTOR
    Press this button to select the desired cycle. Once the desired cycle has been selected, the standard presets will appear in the display. These settings can be adjusted using the cycle setting buttons any time before starting the cycle. To learn more about your cycle options, click here.
  4. OPTION BUTTONS
    Use these buttons to adjust the settings for the selected cycle. The setting lights above the buttons illuminate to show the current selection.
  5. TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
    The display shows the cycle status and estimated time remaining.
  6. REMOTE CONTROL BUTTON
    Use the magnetic remote control to set the controls without bending down to reach the control panel (remote RCW1 sold separately). Learn More

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TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY

The time and status display shows the estimated time remaining and cycle progress. Click the highlighted buttons on the display to get familiar with each function.

DRAWER LOCK INDICATOR
The DRAWER LOCK indicator will illuminate once a cycle has started. The indicator light will stay on until the cycle is paused, stopped or has finished.

CHILD LOCK
When the Child Lock function is activated, the LED will light up. When the Child Lock function is set, except for the POWER button, the other functions are disabled. Once the Child Lock function is disabled, the LED will turn off.

CYCLE STATUS INDICATOR
These LEDs will illuminate when a cycle is selected to indicate which stages will run. When a cycle is running, the LED for the active stage will blink, and the LEDs for the remaining stages will remain steady. Once a stage is complete, the LED will turn off. If a cycle is paused, the active stage LED will stop blinking.

ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING
When a cycle is selected, the default time for that cycle is displayed. This time will change as modifiers or options are selected. But note, the time shown is only an estimate. This time is based on normal operating conditions. Several external factors (load size, room temperature, incoming water temperature, water pressure, etc.) can affect the actual time.

  1. DRAWER LOCK INDICATOR
    The DRAWER LOCK indicator will illuminate once a cycle has started. The indicator light will stay on until the cycle is paused, stopped or has finished.
  2. CHILD LOCK
    When the Child Lock function is activated, the LED will light up. When the Child Lock function is set, except for the POWER button, the other functions are disabled. Once the Child Lock function is disabled, the LED will turn off.
  3. CYCLE STATUS INDICATOR
    These LEDs will illuminate when a cycle is selected to indicate which stages will run. When a cycle is running, the LED for the active stage will blink, and the LEDs for the remaining stages will remain steady. Once a stage is complete, the LED will turn off. If a cycle is paused, the active stage LED will stop blinking.
  4. ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING
    When a cycle is selected, the default time for that cycle is displayed. This time will change as modifiers or options are selected. But note, the time shown is only an estimate. This time is based on normal operating conditions. Several external factors (load size, room temperature, incoming water temperature, water pressure, etc.) can affect the actual time.

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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 warn you. Here are a few of the error codes you may encounter, and what you should do when you see them.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SIDEKICK™ ERROR CODES

When you see either of these dE error codes, it means either the lid or the drawer are not closed properly. If you see dE1 or dE2, close the drawer and press the START/PAUSE button to start the cycle. If the drawer is closed and you're still getting an error message, call for service. If you see the dE3 error code, open the drawer and make sure the latch area is free from clothing or other obstructions. Close the lid, shut the drawer and press the START/PAUSE button to start the cycle. If the error is still appearing and the lid is closed, call for service.

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If your washer fills with water slowly or not at all, or if it shows this icon, there is possibly something wrong with your water supply and/or water supply lines. Here are a few solutions to consider before calling us.

TIP

  • Make sure that the water faucets are fully open.
  • Make sure that the hoses are not kinked or pinched. Be careful when moving the washer during cleaning and maintenance.
  • Clean the inlet filters. See Maintenance in the Care and Cleaning section.
  • Check another faucet in the house to make sure that your household water pressure is adequate and flow is not restricted. Disconnect the inlet hose from the washer and run a few gallons of water through the hose to flush the water supply lines. If the flow is too low, contact a plumber to have the water lines repaired.
  • Hoses designed to limit leaks can trip falsely and prevent the washer from filling. The use of leak limiting hoses is not recommended.

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An OE error code conveys that the washing machine is having trouble draining the water. It doesn't always mean that the washer requires service. There are a few simple steps you can take before calling us.

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  • Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs, kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind or under the washer.
  • Adjust or repair your drain. The maximum drain height should be 53" (134.6 cm).

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This UE error code appears if automatically rebalancing your load 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.

TIP

  • 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 to allow the washer to balance the loads.
  • 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 LE error code can indicate a problem with the motor, but it's usually an issue that originated during installation, or one related to misuse, that should be fairly easy to resolve. Power the machine off and unplug the washer. Allow the washer to stand for 30 minutes so the motor can cool. Restore power and then restart the cycle. If this error persists, then call for service.

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The tcl error indicates that it's time to run the Tub Clean cycle. Empty the tub, add a diluted solution of 1/4 cup bleach to 1 qt. water to the tub, and select the Tub Clean cycle. To skip the Tub Clean cycle when alerted, press the cycle selector buttons. The message will continue to appear for a few more wash cycles and then will disappear until the next scheduled tub clean.

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The E7 code indicates that your pedestal washer is either being operated without a full-size washer or that the stacking switch is not working properly. Please note, the pedestal washer will not operate as a standalone unit. It must be stacked under a full-size LG appliance. The stacking switch will not operate properly if the unit is stacked under a non-LG appliance, or an LG appliance manufactured before 2009.

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