If the DR error code on LG washer displays on the screen regardless of the washing step, the system then does not start any mode and does not lock the door. This happens with new generation washers – with a display. In old models of washing machines, the light bulbs of all programs light up.
What does DR error mean?
The error code indicates problems with closing the door, which does not reach the click and does not lock.As a result, the hatch lock node does not send a signal to the control board that it is possible to switch to washing mode. There are several reasons why the DR error appears:
- broken hinge;
- damaged latch;
- faulty lock;
- loss of contact.
How to quickly fix DR error code?
- Check for protruding clothing or the bent edge of the rubber seal that interferes with the normal hatch closure. If there is, redistribute the laundry and adjust the door cuff.
- Restart the washing machine: disconnect from the power supply for 5-10 minutes and then plug it in again. The unit will start self-diagnosis and eliminate the electronic control failure.
- Open and close the door. Perhaps the DR error code will disappear and the washing machine will start working.
- Make sure the lock pin is not stuck. If it is stuck, carefully release it. Also inspect the groove into which it enters. If there is debris, carefully clean the hole.
When necessary to carry out repairs?
For quality service of the washing machine, contact a professional. But if you are confident in your own capabilities or the problem is small, you can try to reset the DR error code on LG washer yourself.
Door hinge adjustment
They fail because the door is pressed hard or pulled down during opening and closing. Door hinges break due to pampering children or wear. As a result, the loops are loosened, the center shifts and the latch does not fall into the lock. For the DR error to disappear, you must tighten the hinge screws with a screwdriver. If the loops cannot be adjusted, they are replaced.
Installing a new hatch lock
The sunroof locking device is often the culprit in this error. According to experts, the lock cannot be repaired – they only change it. The price range is large – from $ 10 to $ 39.
Repair the module on the control board
The main sign of failure of the control board is the termination of the operation of the machine not at the beginning of the process, but at any stage. When you try to restart the program, a DR error code appears on the screen. In this case, you need to pay attention to the chip, which is responsible for locking the door. The solution is to replace some elements on the board. But this work should be done by a specialist. An extreme measure is a comprehensive replacement of the control unit (price from $ 150).
Hatch handle restoration
If, when closing the hatch, the locking rod of the washing machine does not fully enter the groove and sticks in the handle, then the DR error appears due to problems with the handle. Such a breakdown prevents the door from slamming shut until it clicks. The only way out is to reinstall the handle. Its cost is $ 7.