How to Repair the EE Error Code on an LG Washing Machine

LG washing machine with the EE error code on the display

The EE error code on an LG washing machine means that there is a problem with the EEPROM on the main control board. The EEPROM has become corrupted which means that the memory on the PCB has failed and needs to be repaired.

EEPROM stands for electrically erasable programmable read only memory and is where your washing machine stores information that it needs to carry out a wash cycle.

There are a few reasons why the EEPROM will become faulty including faulty wiring, a problem with the control board and sometimes the machine just needs to be reset.

Before you go ahead and start to investigate your machine or try to repair it you should isolate it from the electrical supply for safety reasons.

Let’s take a look at everything that can cause the EE error code on an LG washing machine.

Reset your washing machine

A good way to clear the EE error code on an LG washing machine is to perform a hard reset. This means isolating the machine from the power until the control board has discharged.

LG washing machine being reset

Here is how to perform a hard reset on your washing machine:

  1. Turn the control knob to the off position which is normally the top setting on the dial
  2. Unplug the machine so that it’s isolated from the power supply and wait for around 10 – 15 minutes so that the capacitors on the control board are discharged
  3. Plug the machine back in and then turn the machine to a short cycle so you can test it – If the machine finishes the cycle, then the fault has been fixed

If the EE error code persists, then there is a more serious problem with the EEPROM and you will need to investigate the fault further.

Investigate the control board

The control board on your washing machine might have broken meaning that the memory has been damaged on the circuit board.

faulty LG washing machine control board

You can usually tell if the control board has a fault because there will be scorch marks where there has been an electrical short circuit.

If you take a look at the side of the control board where the track marks are you might be able to see evidence of this. You’re looking for black scorch marks that you can’t rub off with your finger.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that all of the plugs are properly connected to the control board and that all of the wires are in good condition. Make sure that no electrical connections are melted or burned.

Check the wires and cables inside the machine

As mentioned earlier, it’s important to make sure that all of the wires and plug connectors are properly connected and that they haven’t been damaged.

cables and wires from a washing machine

If you have access to an electrical multimeter you can test for any open circuits that might be causing a loss of power to the control board.

Most of the time you will be able to tell by looking at the control board if any of the wires have been damaged. You might be able to see any melted plug connectors which will need to be repaired.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that the power cable is correctly plugged into the control board and that there are no bends or kinks in the cable.


Just to recap everything that we have discussed, here is everything you should be looking out for when your LG washing machine has the EE error code:

  • Start off by trying to reset your washing machine – This should clear any error codes that are stored on the control board and might rectify the EE error code
  • Take a look at the control board and keep an eye out for any burn or scorch marks – This would indicate that the control board has failed and will need to be repaired or replaced
  • Check that all of the wiring inside the machine is properly connected and there are no visible signs of damage – If the wiring near the control board overheats then it might melt away which causes a loss of power and can damage the control board

If you need any more information on LG washing machine error codes then you can go ahead and check out our in-depth list which explains each of them.