Maytag Neptune washing machines provide two-character error codes in the event of a fault to help owners and technicians correct the problem without having to investigate the cause of the problem first. The error code "LE" appears after an unsuccessful attempt to fill the drum with water that results in the water level being too low to safely begin cleaning. The product manual suggests calling for service, but there are several steps you can take to try to resolve the issue at home.
Examine the Fill Hoses
Move the washing machine away from the wall, and examine the hot and cold water pipes for kinks, twists or other obstructions. A reduction in water flow may trigger an "LE" error code. Confirm that the pipes do not kink or become crushed when you move the washing machine back in place.
Open the Supply Taps
Turn the hot and cold water supply taps, located at the end of the fill hoses, as far as they will go toward the "Open" position. The flow of water into the washer may be restricted and cut off at this point, triggering an error. A technician might have left the supply taps closed during a service call.
Clean the Inlet Screens
Unscrew the fill hoses at the washing machine, and inspect the small plastic screens inside for signs of an obstruction. A blockage in the screen will reduce the flow of water, producing an error code if it is severe enough. Wipe away any obstructions, flush out the pipes in the sink and replace.
Check the Water Pressure
Hire a plumber to check the water pressure in your home; a reading lower than 30 psi might cause the fill times to extend beyond the time the washing machine is programmed to wait. Slow flowing faucets and shower heads are a sign of low water pressure.
Call for Service
Contact Whirlpool, the parent company of Maytag, for service if the problem remains unresolved (see Resources).