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LG LDS5811 Dishwasher Woes

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by **THE-RFI-EMI-GUY**, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. We bought this unit new a month ago and on top of the poor layout of the
    baskets, this morning, the unit's drain pump was running continously and
    according to my wife, an error code of "E1 (water leak) or IE (water
    inlet trouble)" (big difference) was being displayed. Even after cycling
    the main breaker and getting PF (power fail?) indication the pump
    continued to run even with the door open and the unit apparently off
    (display dark).

    While this was happening I poured about a 1/2 gallon of water into the
    sump and confirmed that the unit was draining correctly. After a bit of
    fooling around, the pump shut down on its own and we were able to run
    an apparently good wash cycle.

    What is going on? Is this model a problem? What usually causes E1 and IE trouble codes?

    --
    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
  2. Guest

    It sounds like a sticky relay/solenoid. If it happens again, you might
    (all kidding aside) attempt the sudden-impact-resolution-solution. I
    keep a rubber mallet (really) for such applications so as not to
    damage anything... the act of picking it up somehow adds just enough
    humor to cool down the frustration. But a swift tap in the
    neighborhood of the pump relay will tell you whether that might be the
    problem.

    Peter Wieck
    Wyncote, PA
     
  3. Check for a stuck float switch.
     
  4. I am afraid hitting with a rubber mallet will probably make a very
    unpleasant dent! They don't build them like they used to!

    --
    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
  5. Good idea! This might explain why my pouring water into it seemed to
    help. I wonder where the float switch is hidden?
    --
    Joe Leikhim K4SAT
    "The RFI-EMI-GUY"©

    "Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

    "Follow The Money" ;-P
     
  6. Good idea! This might explain why my pouring water into it seemed to help. I
    wonder where the float switch is hidden?
    Usually it isn't hidden, it's in the wash bowl, however your model may vary.
     
  7. Guest

    Operative word is "tap"... But, yeah.... depending on the level of
    frustration, that tap could vary in intensity.

    But if a stuck solenoid (or a stuck float-switch), the tap would be
    indicative either way. My concern with the stuck switch is that I
    would not expect this to handle full pump voltage directly, but rather
    trigger a solenoid or relay. And I am also trynig to figure out how
    the pump would remain running even with the door open or the unit
    technically in the "off" position. But, as you note, they don't make
    'em like they used to, so the interlocks and relays may no longer be
    standard.

    We have a Bosch that is approaching 7 years old at this point that has
    been flawless in its performance. This after two GE "Profile" types,
    the first lasted less than a year and was replaced by GE at no cost,
    the second barely made 2 years before it died suddenly and
    permanently. My take on dishwashers is that if one has to wash the
    dishes first, then they are worthless.

    Peter Wieck
    Wyncote, PA
     
  8. Default95401

    Default95401 Guest

    I researched LG the last few weeks as we were ready to ditch our old
    unit. The reviews were terrible with many mentions of Error "E1". You
    should probably google that combo and see what you get.

    I got a Bosch.
    cv
     
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