Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX Im happy to help you with this!
This is a VERY common problem with LGs and Samsungs and pretty much any machine with the new induction motor direct drive system. It indicates what the main controller believes is a "Locked Motor" The part you need to replace is called a Hall effect sensor on the drive motor. Some people even call it the rotor position sensor but regardless, it is part # XXXXX for your machine and will cost $16.59 from Sears, may be cheaper from YOUR favorite local appliance
part supplier. VERY easy to install by removing the motor's rotor assembly, then the stator, then flipping that stator over and installing the part. VERY RARELY
is it anything else causing this error, but sometimes an open coil on the stator or a failed control board can cause this, however once again, I must stress that this is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY
. A new stator will cost you MUCH more and will have a new sensor
, and therfore will fix the problem, but at nearly ten times the cost for the same problem. Please try the Hall effect sensor first and your problem should be solved. If it is not, we can explore other options. Please let me know if you need further information.
Edited by Eric on 10/14/2009 at 9:02 PM EST