The most commonly reported problems with LG washing machines are an unusual odor, the washer filling too slowly, leaking and motor failure. Error codes are used to determine the cause of hardware failure on some LG washing machines.Know More
The unusual smell experienced with front-loading washers is most often caused by mold or mildew. Mold and mildew occur when small drops of water are left behind after regular use. NBC News states that mold and mildew are hidden inside the machine and can be removed by cleaning the lint filter, which is located behind the front panel, as needed.
LG washing machines typically produce an error code if the problem is related to water levels or hardware failures. For example, the code SE indicates a problem with the motor of some front-loading LG washing machines, while the code IE indicates the washer is filling too slowly on some top-loading machines. The IE code issue can be remedied by opening the water valves connected to the machine or cleaning the filters on hoses connected to the top-loading machine.
A leaking front-loading LG washing machine can often be fixed by replacing the dispenser, if needed, and replacing the gaskets that seal the door. Using the appropriate amount of HE washing detergent also helps prevent leaks and other issues with LG front-loading washing machines.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
Causes of top load washer leaks are a clogged or tilted overflow tube, an improperly secured drain hose, loose connections at the fill hoses, or a hole in the water pump, according to About.com. Causes of front load washer leaks include oversudsing, a punctured door seal and an improperly closed door.Full Answer >
To stop an LG washer from shaking and prevent noisy vibrations, remove all shipping materials, insure the appliance and floor are level and decrease excessive load sizes. If your LG washer continues to shake after troubleshooting, use foam padding or anti-vibration pads to counteract the issue.Full Answer >
Adding a pedestal to an LG washer or dryer raises the units to a comfortable height to reduce bending and stooping, especially for owners with back pain. Since LG pedestals usually contain a drawer, the pedestal also provides storage for laundry supplies, saving space in small laundry rooms or nooks.Full Answer >
As of 2015, some LG washer repair manuals can be downloaded from ApplianceAssistant.com, a repair and manual repository website. ApplianceAssistant.com is not affiliated with LG or other washer manufacturers.Full Answer >