The washing machine gives a flashing beeping DE error that the door (top loader) is still open while this is not the case. The small magnet has broken/fallen off. Attach a new magnet to the door (top loader) that will trigger that the door is now closed.

This guide will tell you how to replace a lost magnet (that triggers the cpu of the washing machine that the top loader lid is closed). Without this little magnet the the washing machine does not know it is safe to wash because it will think the lid on top is still open.

Required tools:

  • Magnet
  • Duct tape
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When the small magnet breaks out of its casing (just below front part of lid) the washing machine will stop working and give a flashing DE error code. The reason for this is safety (child proof). The only way to fix this is by taking the same magnet or a stronger one and attaching the magnet to the lid.

This modern kind of top loader washing machines (2009+) do not seem to use a latch to close the door at the top, but rather a magnet to signal the door is closed. This magnet is at the front of the lid. When the magnet breaks off there is an indicator that the door is still open (which in fact it is not)

80 Comments

I Had the same problem with my LG Fully automatic washing machine

WF-T7572HS

found the magnet stuck to the wall of washing chamber.

Fixed it

My machine working perfectly fine now..

Thanks a ton...!!!

Manas Mishra - Reply

hi to you,

I am Sean Silva from Sri Lanka and this web page resolved my issue and am very grateful . jsmksilva@gmail.com

sean Silva -

Its great, I am facing the similar but not the same problem, even the magnet is there, it is giving the beep signal showing door is open, it appears the switch is faulty, is there any thing i can do about it.

S Kumar -

woahhhh.. its working!!!

thanks.. no need to buy the new one.. :P

Nor Khalida Abd Kadir -

The magnet needs to be of suitable strength for the solution to work. :-)

Previously have tried button magnets and fridge magnets (to the extent of using single/multiple of them to boost the strength) but they were too weak to work.

Henry -

How did u fix it? And where did you put the magnet?

Amos -

awesomeeeee!!!! fixed it and works perfectly fine now! thx man!

Chan - Reply

Where to buy the magnetic in singapore ? we facing this problem.thks

snow - Reply

Hi...luckily i bought this washing machine!LG are always my fav brand.

Facing door problem just now..google and tadaaaa there is trouble shooting & we follow the instruction step by step.

THANK GOD its working & the precious magnet stuck in the washing tub!

Thanks LG for making my life is good :D

Eka, October 17

Noreeka - Reply

Found the magnet was broken,,luckily i have my magnetic memo stick on my ref lol.. I'll replaced it and fixed the problem fantastic ..Thanks for some tips any strong magnet can use it Awesome...

andy

from philippines

andy - Reply

Thank you very much. This helped resolve the de error on my washing machine WF-T-7516HN.

Nikhil

Nikhil - Reply

Hi there. I've got the same problem. My LG model is WF-SP800v. May I know where to attach the magnet? I followed your instruction but it doesn't work. Appreciate your hep

dmornie83 - Reply

I too face the same problem. Where I can buy the magnet in Singapore? From LG or any local shops?

Karthik - Reply

Hi all, I bought the magnet from LG spare parts @ 991D Alexandra road. It costs S$3+ and now the washing machine works perfect. Thanks.

Karthik - Reply

I have this same type of LG W/M but the fault with mine is that it does not drain the water after each session of wash. I have to manually bring down the waste hose for the next session of the wash to continue.

Can I get help on how to fix it?

nicarta - Reply

Found the magnet inside of the washing machine. Thanks!!!!

We are in Costa Rica, a technician was about to charge us $200.00 to order and install a new door!!

Great Forum!!!

Raul Moreno - Reply

Hey its great it worked...

Tnk'u....

harshagsree - Reply

I tried taping a small fridge magnet to the location where it would sense it, without success; I tried another, slightly bigger, fridge magnet and that didn't work either. Finally I tried an even larger fridge magnet and it worked! Hurrah! Thank you so much

Shari Jayasekara Adaman - Reply

Thanks!it works

sujata Pandey, Ghaziabad, India

Sujata Pandey - Reply

Arrived home last night at 20.30 hrs. Madam tried to start washing machine. de error on the screen. Was not pleased! I pulled the top cover off to see if I could find the limit switch. No luck. went on the Internet and found your article. Went to work at 22.30 hrs and obtain a magnet. Set the magnet on the door cover and the machine operated perfectly.

Have now order a new magnet and 2 springs for the cover. Expect delivery on Thursday.

Your article was written in simple, easy to understand terms.

Regards

Bill Child, Australia

Bill Child - Reply

Although the lid is closed and the magnet attached to the lid is intact, the door open error message (dE) is displayed and the machine (LG fuzzy logic model no. T6515TDPT01) stops working after taking two /three turns in washing mode. I seek help from you guys to fix the problem. Thanks

Immi - Reply

I have the same problem. Changed the capacitor but problem still there... anyone please help!!!

Thanks!

Fuzzy Logic 8.5 (WF-T8517TC)

limkh6868 -

Please help - nobody seems to know the problem. My two-year old LG top loader (14kg) displays an '8' and a small red 'm'. please advise

Elsabe

marietteslabbert10 - Reply

Its totally works!!!thank you masta!

lonelyboylfc92 - Reply

Can you please help me about my top load washing machinethe problem is about the switch, actually I replaced the capacitor but eventually if you turn it on,its directly turn the wash spinner, without setting the other function in other words its malfunctioning do you have an idea about it,,please help me

geffriecardenas - Reply

Please help regarding 6.5kg lg washing machine fully Automatic ..Defective (After two or three revolution ) DE error code come. please show me how to replace it.

Remembers in life

siddiqktk14@gmail.com

Siddiq Ullah - Reply

Same prob, any idea?

Maran Siddharthan -

My magnet was broken and have replaced it so now machine works but timer wont count down therefore will not change cycles? Any help please?

kerrybissaker - Reply

Was struggling from 2 hours on finding a fix... Finally got it... It worked... Thank you so much..... Appreciate the great work...

varghesejayson - Reply

Really amazing

nmtriv 8283 - Reply

Great help. Almost bought a new one out of desperation. Found this fix, remove a magnet from my handy light and am washing my washload now. To think that i manually washed a washload this morning.. Thanks a ton...

Sam Soul - Reply

Thanks so much! I found n fixed the magnet n gbam! I'm so happy right now.... have been dreading d pile of my kids clothes!

alanikead - Reply

Thank you. This helped.

sjyosna - Reply

How can i see that magnet, And where can i get it please buy

Prosper Kohie - Reply

DE error is what? Please

Prosper Kohie -

Where can i get it buy

Prosper Kohie -

I have some problems.. my lg washing machine display PE.. how i want to fix??

Azezol_17@yahoo.com

azezol17 - Reply

i have the exact washer.i want to know where exactly do u put the magnet on the lid.there is a small rubber thing and rectangle like metal thing so where do i fit the magnet

Ashleigh Mak - Reply

This is awesome!!! thanks for the tip! very clever :)

arvidudel - Reply

Thanks a lot!!

saved me Money:-)

abdul1bt - Reply

I had a problem with my LG- intello wash . During its operations the noise level is too irritating . What I should do to reduce the noise level? Please help me out

Vinit Chaudhari - Reply

This is in Singapore.

In my case I went to the hardware store and buy Super magnets. I chose button ones cos there are small. Tape them to the receiving end (not the cover) of the washing machine so it's closer to the sensor. You should be able to fix two buttons on top of each other and still be able to close the cover.

niapster - Reply

Pls what happens when my LG turbodrum 6.5kg is installed and the clothes loaded but the hot and wash lights are blinking but not washing

whyseyi - Reply

thank you,i just fix it,really helpful alot

thank you .

jack - Reply

I have a 7.5KG top loader which would not work (dreaded PE error). After searching the internet I realised it was the lid magnet mechanism that had failed. Adding a really strong magnet to the area where the lid magnet operated had no effect. I removed the display panel and the PCB assy where I identified the reed switch which was not working. I cut away the plastic holding the reed switch and broke open the glass revealing the two terminals which I soldered together, problem fixed machine working fine without the lid switch.

rs250a - Reply

Previous post should have been de error.

rs250a - Reply

Hi.. my machine is giving DE error.. i checked and the magnet in the door is still there. Tried to replace tht magnet with new one but old magnet is not coming out... wht to do??

Neelima - Reply

wow it's working. Thanks . Fixed it temporarily. Can you suggest how to fix it permanently and which side to stick. Great help.

anushajim - Reply

Brilliant! Thanks for the help. Found our magnet on the inside of the drum. It was difficult to find where the magnet was supposed to be. (WFT556 has it slightly off centred to the right at the front of the lid, the magnet slides up under the plastic clip). Once you've worked out where it goes, if you can't secure it back where it was before, tape a 10x5mm magnet to the machine itself so the safety feature is no longer active.

suemcguire9 - Reply

so far so good...popped a name tag badge backing inside lid, Thanks heaps. hopefully will find original magnet in wash.

Melissa Evans - Reply

Thanks for this knowledge... It works perfectly... Thanks again guys... Genius!!!!!

don2xironman - Reply

Wow!!! I am so surprised I could even find this answer when I encountered exactly the same problem!!! Well done!!

Yi Lu - Reply

omg.. this prob was driving me crazy. read this article, learnt it was a broken or missing magnet.. searched for all of 2 mins maybe and found the magnet on the ground.. Put back in place and viola .... machine is washing like its new. lol.. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

missxzafa - Reply

Thank you it's very good keep it up

shyjal narikkoth - Reply

Hi my LG Turbo drum top load full with water, Water did not come out. So how to do it? What the problem?

SoMaly Phuon - Reply

Thank you, this resolved the problem. I'm so relieved

m_panormo - Reply

hello, i have a lg wfs1134et washing machine.

when i start a washing process it fills water, then starts the wash. after it finish washing it drains the water. when it needs to rinse the clothes it cant fill water there is a zooming noise coming

intelinsidecorei560 - Reply

Thanks! I retrieved the magnet and voila! It's working :)

Lucy - Reply

Don't wonne start everything is on but only do wonne start

Albert kromoredjo - Reply

I bought a new lid for my LG Fuzzy, but dont know how to take of the old one and replace it with the new lid.

Annalize Thiart - Reply

Hi, im having the same problem of de error, ive tried the reset process but its not working, and the doors resolution fix i dont understand, please help.nonozana@gmail.com

nonozana -

Thank you so much for this guidance. With the door error I could figure out my self that the machine is not able to recognise that the door is closed but couldn't figure out how does the interlock system work and how does the machine get the signal that the door is closed. I could fix the problem now by just buying a small magnet worth rs 10 which I got at a local hardware shop. Thanks once again for your guidance.

Kunal - Reply

My LG top load washer m/ WT5680HWA control panel lights up but keeps giving me CL. response. I'm not able to start washer. Is there a way to see what the magnet looks like or where to purchase one? ( if this is the problem )

cindielphipps@hotmail.com - Reply

Magnet helped but now again DE error surfaced. No amount of magnets seem to help. I need help

Patrick Tan - Reply

DE error surfaced again. No amount of magnets helped.

Anyone any other clue or solution?

Email: pattan64@hotmail.com

Patrick Tan - Reply

Could it be the strength of the magnet (too weak to be detected) or the position of the magnet? Might want to check that. I retrieved the fallen magnet, tape it up and stuck it back in its original holder. And it works. But I suspect it's a matter of time before I need to replace the tape again.

David Oon -

Hi there I have a LG +3punch wf-561spp. The problem is ,when it on spin cycle ,it drains the water but doesnt complete the cycle. It goes back to 14 minutes an fills water again. And begin to wash again. Please help . got this machine for 18 years and it never let me down. Thanks

shanaidoo - Reply

A GREAT BIG THANKS! I managed to solve my LG top loader problem with your help! It as flashing dE and as you shared, indeed the magnet had dropped out due to wear and tear. You have saved me $$$! Thank you so much! - DavidO

David Oon - Reply

This is so real, and the thought of having it fixed by a handy man for so much more just evaporated. Got my washing machine working upto speed again.

Thanks for this information!!

Francis O - Reply

I have a 8,5kg LG top load washing machine which is giving me a PE error code. Any suggestions how to overcome this problem?

Joaquim Roque - Reply

PE means you have a faulty level sensor. The system can not calculate the water level. It will block the operation the moment the power is switched on. If you remove the back cover then you will see a small hose connected to the side of the drum going up into the level sensor. It works with the air compressing in the tube when the water rises pushing against a diaphragm .

Gert Petzer -

How do I replace that magnet

Amos - Reply

Hey it's working. Thank you so much.. saved lot of money..

rajkumar_1980 - Reply

How do i replace the magnet?

Joana D Belarmino - Reply

My washer cannot stop fetching water even though I have program d desired quantity to be fetched, it cannot wash or rinse but can only spin

Joy Ezechiogbe - Reply

try the pressure sensor or the tube that connects from the pressure sensor to the tub. I should be connected to something at both ends and not have any holes. Failing that, a control board.

bbulkin -

Hi,where can I find door sensor for LG wt-h950 and how can I fix the error dE in the screen.

Thanks

safa alfalahi - Reply

Thanks very much it worked for me used a piece of magnet off an old box speaker. Like a charm. Save me some big bucks.

alexander mccarthy - Reply

You have to gently lift the outer part of the lid cover and slide under a piece of magnet And wala ! Hope this helps

alexander mccarthy - Reply

Thanks Buddy, It worked,

Sanjay Arora - Reply

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