Are you getting the LG Dishwasher Error Code IE or 1E? Then Don’t worry as we have given a complete solution for how to fix this error. Usually, the IE error code means that the water level is not getting high enough for washing. When this happens, the dishwasher will not work correctly and behave abnormally. The wash cycle will start, and also you can hear the pump sound, but water will not be able to enter inside. Everything seems fine in the beginning, but after 10 minutes later, the LG dishwasher will show 1E or IE.
How to fix the LG Dishwasher Error Code IE
The LG dishwasher IE means that the dishwasher is not getting enough time to collect the water in the tank for washing dishes. This time varies from model to model. For some, it is 30 seconds, and for some, it can be up to 10 minutes. This error indicates the insufficient water for washing the dishes. Many users also search for Error Code 1E, but basically, this is the same error as IE. So you can use the same solution for both problems.
The error can be due to multiple reasons such as clogged or bent drain hose, faulty water valves, or simply the water supply is slow or closed. There can be wiring issues as well, So in advanced troubleshooting, you may have to check the wiring as well. Please follow the below steps to fix the problem.
Check the Water Pressure
The first thing that you need to do is to start your dishwasher. Make sure the power switch is on and that the power cord is plugged into an outlet. Turn the faucet on and check that there is water coming out of the faucet. If there is no water coming out of the faucet, then you may need to replace the hose, or you need to check if the water supply is off or not.
Please make sure that the water supply is between 20 to 80psi for the dishwasher to work efficiently. If you observe the water pressure is good, but you are still getting the LG Dishwasher Error Code IE, then please follow the next step.
Check Drain Hose and Supply Valve
Many times the drain hose is bent, or the supply valve is not working properly. Let’s see how to check it.
- First, check the drain hose and ensure that it is not stuck too far down the standpipe. Please note that if the drain hose is stuck too far down then, water may be filling and draining at the same time. This will increase the time it takes to fill the tub.
- Ensure that the COLD and HOT water supply valves are not closed. If it’s closed, then open it and test the issue again.
- Make sure that the COLD and HOT water supply hose is not kinked or bent.
- Check the water supply hose is not damaged.
- If the hose is clogged, then please remove the food particles stuck inside and place the tube back again.
Check Water Inlet Valve
You need to ensure that there is no disruption in the water supply. So its better to check the water inlet valve. If the water valve is not working properly, then it cannot send or receive signals, and hence the water cannot enter the dishwasher easily. Let’s see steps on how to do it.
- Check the inlet valve flaps. If it is dirty, then clean it.
- You also need to check the circuit, such as a solenoid. If you find it faulty, then replace it.
- Use a multimeter and check the wirings. Ensure that there is no burnt wire are present in the valve.
- Again use a multimeter to test the resistance. Usually, the resistance reading will be between 950 Ω to 1300 Ω.
We recommend that you replace the faulty inlet valve. Repairing the inlet valve may cost more, and you can quickly get the new one for way cheaper.
Check the Level sensor.
The Dishwasher Error Code IE usually happens when the dishwasher is running, and water is starting to get pushed into the line. When the water starts coming out of the valve of the pressure switch, the level sensor is supposed to detect this. However, it malfunctions and tries to respond with a higher pressure level.
The reason why it reacts to higher pressure is that the digital controller of the dishwasher uses the valve of the pressure switch. If you need to know how to solve this problem, it is best if you make sure that the dishwasher is turned off and turn it on again. The normal function of the level sensor is to control the amount of water flowing into the dishwasher. It takes command from the control module and acts according to the signal it receives.
If you notice that the water is draining out, but you are seeing the IE error code in the LG dishwasher, then you can be almost sure that the issue is with the pressure switch. This is because the pressure switch is unable to determine whether the tank is full or not. If the sensor is faulty, then we recommend replacing it with a new one.
We hope that now the issues are resolved. Please do comment with your questions and we will be happy to answer them.