LG Washing Machine Lights [Issues & Solutions]

If you are experiencing issues with your LG washing machine lights, don’t worry; we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll be explaining the causes of different flashing lights on your washer and giving you steps on how to fix them.

LG Washing Machine Spin Light Flashing — Solved

If the spin light on your LG washing machine is flashing, it indicates that the washing machine is unable to spin. Here are the things that can prevent your LG washing machine from spinning…

1.Washer’s Load Is Unbalanced

To fix an unbalanced load in your LG washing machine, do the following…

Step 1. In order to avoid water leakage or electrocution, turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 3. Inspect the quantity of clothes in your washing machine’s drum. Make sure that the drum hasn’t been filled past 3/4. If the drum is overloaded, the washer won’t be able to spin properly.

Step 4. Ensure that your washing machine sits on a firm, even surface. If the washing machine sits tilted at an angle, the weight of the clothes will rest on only one part of the drum. If needed, use the spanner provided in your installation kit to adjust the level of the washer’s legs.

Step 5. Turn on your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 6. Try running the spin cycle again.

2.Water Is Stuck In Washing Machine’s Drum

Here are the things that can prevent your LG washing machine from draining water…

Drain Filter Is Clogged (Front Loaders Only)

Do the following to clear a clogged drain filter in your LG washing machine…

Step 1. To avoid water leakage and electrocution, turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Flip open the little cover at the lower front panel of your washing machine.

Step 3. Place some old rags or towels on the ground in front of your washing machine.

Step 4. Pull out the short capped hose under the panel.

Step 5. Place a container under the hose.

Step 6. Pull the hose’s cap off and let any water that may be stuck in the washing machine drain out.

Step 7. Once all the water has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

Step 8. Turn the knob beside the emergency drain hose counterclockwise and pull it out (this is the drain pump filter).

Step 9. Take the filter to a sink and clean out any lint or debris that may have accumulated in it. Also rinse the filter thoroughly

Step 10. Once the filter is clean, put it back in place and turn it clockwise to secure.

Step 11. Close the flap.

Step 12. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 13. Run a spin cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

If cleaning the drain pump filter doesn’t resolve the issue, you’ll need to replace your washing machine’s drain pump. Here’s how to do this…

How To Replace An LG Front Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

Do the following to replace a drain pump on your LG front loader washing machine…

Step 1. In order to avoid water leakage and electrocution, remember to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply first before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Take out the screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3. Pull the panel back a few inches or so and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 4. Pull the soap dispenser out and press the blue tab in the middle to take it out of the washing machine completely.

Step 5. Take out the screws on each side of the detergent drawer housing with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 6. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, release the tabs at the back of your washing machine’s user control panel.

Step 7. Detach the user control panel from the washing machine and lay it down on top of the cabinet frame.

Step 8. Open the filter flap at the lower front panel of your washing machine.

Step 9. Pull out the emergency drain hose and use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screw beside it.

Step 10. Pull the lower front panel off your washing machine.

Step 11. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 12. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining wire around the door boot seal and work your way around until the whole band comes off.

Step 13. Push the door seal into the washing machine’s drum.

Step 14. Reach in behind the door lock assembly and disconnect the electrical connector.

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Step 15. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 16. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the five screws holding the main front section of your washing machine. (three at the bottom and two at the top).

Step 17. Pull the main front section up and out of the washing machine.

Step 18. Take out the three screws around the drain filter knob with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 19. Take a picture of the orientation of the drain pump assembly before disconnecting anything.

Step 20. Disconnect the electrical connector attached to the drain pump.

Step 21. Using a pair of pliers, press the clamps on the hoses connected to the drain pump and slide them out of place.

Step 22. Disconnect each hose from the drain pump.

Step 23. Pull the old drain hose assembly out of your washing machine.

Step 24. Get your new drain pump assembly out of its pack.

Step 25. Install the new drain pump assembly in the washing machine and connect the electrical connector to it.

Step 26. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the new drain pump assembly (if necessary, use the images you took as reference).

Step 27. Secure the hoses to the drain pump assembly by sliding the retaining clamps in place.

Step 28. Pass the emergency drain hose of the new drain pump through the opening on the washing machine.

Step 29. Apply the three screws around the drain filter knob.

Step 30. Put the main front section of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the five screws (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 31. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 32. Reach inside the washer and reconnect the door lock’s wire connector.

Step 33. Fit the door boot seal back around the door opening.

Step 34. Fit the retaining band back around the door seal using a flat-blade screwdriver (this may require a bit of effort).

Step 35. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 36. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back in place and secure it by applying the screw beside the emergency drain hose.

Step 37. Flip the filter housing cover back up.

Step 38. Snap the user control board back in place and secure it by applying the two screws beside the detergent drawer housing.

Step 39. Put the detergent drawer back into the washing machine.

Step 40. Put the top panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 41. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 42. Try running a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

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How To Replace An LG Top Loader Washing Machine Drain Pump

If you want to replace the drain pump on your LG top loader washing machine, do the following…

Step 1. In order to avoid water leakage or electrocution, please remember to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Take out the screws holding the rear panel of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 4. Release the retaining clamp on each hose connected to the drain pump and slide clamps out of place (use pliers if needed).

Step 5. Disconnect each hose from the drain pump assembly.

Step 6. Take out the bolts securing the drain pump assembly to the base of your washing machine with a 10mm socket wrench.

Step 7. Detach the drain pump electrical connector on the base of the washing machine.

Step 8. Pull the wire sleeve from the tabs on the base of the washing machine.

Step 9. Untwist the retaining wire holding the bundle of electrical connectors to the frame of your washing machine.

Step 10. Fully release the drain pump assembly from the washing machine by disconnecting the two wire drain pump wire connectors in the wire bundle.

Step 11. Get your new washing machine drain pump assembly out of its pack.

Step 12. Install the new drain pump assembly in your washing machine and secure it by applying the 10mm bolts on the base.

Step 13. Connect the two wire connectors of the new drain pump to the wire bundle

Step 14. Secure the bundle of wire harnesses to the washing machine’s frame using the retaining wire.

Step 15. Secure the wire sleeve in the tabs on the base of the washing machine.

Step 16. Connect the main wire connector to the drain pump assembly.

Step 17. Connect the two hoses to the new drain pump.

Step 18. Secure the hoses to the pump by sliding the retaining clamps in place.

Step 19. Put the rear panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

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Step 20. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 21. Try running a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

Click here to learn how a washing machine drain pump works.

3.Worn Drum Bearings

To replace the bearings in your LG washing machine, do the following…

Step 1. Order your new tub bearings online (the bearings set has three parts; Depending on the model of your washing machine, you may have to buy each part separately).

Step 2. Before attempting any repairs, please remember to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 3. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 4. Take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the rear panel with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 5. With the screws removed, slide the panel back a few inches and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 6. Pull out the soap dispenser and press the blue tab at the center to take it out of the washing machine completely.

Step 7. Take out the two screws beside the detergent drawer housing with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 8. Release the clips at the back of the user control panel with a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 9. Detach the user control panel from the front of your washing machine and lay it on top of the cabinet frame.

Step 10. Flip open the filter housing cover at the lower front of your washing machine.

Step 11. Pull out the emergency drain hose and take out the screw beside it with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 12. Pull the lower front panel off the washing machine.

Step 13. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 14. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining wire around the door seal and work your way around until the entire band comes off.

Step 15. Push the door seal aside into the drum.

Step 16. Reach inside the washing machine behind the door lock and disconnect the electrical connector there.

Step 17. Take out the three screws holding the main front section of your washing machine using a Philips screwdriver (three at the bottom and two at the top).

Step 18. Lift the main front up and pull it out of the washing machine.

Step 19. Pull the cross member under the detergent drawer housing out.

Step 20. Lift the detergent drawer housing out of place.

Step 21. Using a pair of pliers, press and release the clamp holding the detergent hose to the tub of the washing machine.

Step 22. Push the detergent housing out of the way and lay it on top of the washer’s cabinet frame.

Step 23. Remove the screws holding the circular weight around the front of the drum using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 24. Get a 13mm socket wrench.

Step 25. Use the 13mm socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the weight at the top of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 26. For future reference, take a picture of the wire connectors attached to the lower front of the washing machine’s tub (this is the heater element).

Step 27. Detach each wire from the heater element.

Step 28. Undo the nut at the center of the heater element and pull the heater element out of the washing machine.

Step 29. Go to the bottom of the washing machine’s tub and remove the screw holding the main drain hose to the tub.

Step 30. Disconnect the drain hose from the washing machine.

Step 31. Release the remaining cables connected to your washing machine’s tub using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 32. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 33. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws securing the rear panel of your washing machine.

Step 34. Lift the rear panel up and pull it out off the washing machine.

Step 35. Using a 19mm socket wrench, remove the bolt at the center of the motor assembly at the back of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 36. Pull the motor assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 37. Switch to a 10mm socket wrench and remove the six bolts securing the drive motor stator to the back of the washer’s tub.

Step 38. Detach the drive motor stator from the back of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 39. Disconnect the electrical connectors of the drive motor stator connected to the drum.

Step 40. Disconnect any other wires connected to the back of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 41. Disconnect the dampers at the base of your washer securing the tub.

Step 42. Remove the springs at the top of the drum connected to the cabinet.

Step 43. Pull the drum out of the washing machine through the top or front of the cabinet frame

Step 44. Using a socket wrench, take out all the bolts holding both halves of the drum together.

Step 45. Detach the two halves of the drum with a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 46. Use a mallet to tap the end of the drum shaft to free it from the bearings (use a socket extension as a drift to help push it out).

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Step 47. Lay the tub down flat on the ground.

Step 48. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry out the rubber seal from inside the tub.

Step 49. Clean the face of the inner bearing.

Step 50. Apply some penetrating fluid to the inner bearing to make it easier to remove.

Step 51. Turn the tub the other way around.

Step 52. Using the socket extension and mallet, knock the inner bearing out of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 53. Turn the tub over again.

Step 54. Remove the inner bearing from the washer’s tub.

Step 55. Apply some penetrating fluid to lubricate the outer bearing.

Step 56. Using a chisel or flat-blade screwdriver, work the rim of the outer bearing free.

Step 57. Once the outer bearing has been removed, clean the bearing housing.

Step 58. Get your new bearings out of their pack.

Step 59. Knock the new bearings into the housing using the socket extension and mallet. Ensure that pressure is applied evenly on all sides of the bearings.

Step 60. Push the new seal into the bearing housing.

Step 61. Lower the drum into the tub (ensure that the shaft of the drum sits in the bearings).

Step 62. Put the second half of the tub back in place and secure the two halves to each other by applying the screws around.

Step 63. Put the tub back in the washing machine’s cabinet frame.

Step 64. Attach the springs to the top of the washer’s tub and hook them to the sides of the cabinet frame.

Step 65. Secure the dampers to the base of the washer’s tub.

Step 66. Reconnect the drain hose and pressure chamber to the bottom of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 67. Place the weight back on the front of the washing machine and secure it by applying any screws or bolts.

Step 68. Put the weight back at the top of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 69. Put the detergent drawer housing back in place and connect the hose to the washing machine’s tub using the clamp.

Step 70. Put the heater element back in the washing machine and apply the nut at the center.

Step 71. Using the images you took as reference, connect all electrical connectors at the front of your washing machine to their appropriate terminals.

Step 72. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 73. Reconnect the drive motor stator wire connectors as well as any other wires at the back of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 74. Put the drive motor stator back on the tub’s rear and secure it by applying the six 10mm bolts.

Step 75. Put the motor assembly back on top of the motor stator and secure it by applying the screw at the center.

Step 76. Put the rear panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws.

Step 77. Go back to the front of your washing machine.

Step 78. Put the main front of your washing machine back on and secure it by applying the five screws (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 79. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 80. Reach in and reconnect the door lock’s electrical connector.

Step 81. Fit the door seal back around the door opening.

Step 82. Fit the retaining band around the door seal with a flat-blade screwdriver (this will require a bit of effort) .

Step 83. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 84. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and apply the screw beside the emergency drain hose to secure it.

Step 85. Snap the user control panel back in place and secure it by applying the two screws next the detergent drawer housing.

Step 86. Put the detergent drawer housing back in place.

Step 87. Put the main top of your washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 88. Ensure that all connections are properly secured.

Step 89. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 90. To ensure that everything is working properly, try running a spin cycle.

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LG Washing Machine Drum Light — How To Fix

The drum LG washing machine light isn’t really an error. It’s simply informing you that it is time to run a Tub Clean cycle. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Open the door of your washing machine and remove all clothes.

Step 2. Pour about two cups of white vinegar into the drum of your washing machine.

Step 3. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 4. Press the power button on your washing machine and select the Tub Clean option.

Step 5. Press the Start button to begin the cycle.

LG Washing Machine Red Key Light — Solution

The red key LG washing machine light indicates that the Child Lock Feature is activated. Here are two ways to turn off Child Lock on your LG washing machine…

Method 1.

To turn off the Child Lock feature on your LG washing machine, simply press the Child Lock button on your washer’s control panel and hold for three seconds. The red key light should then turn off.

Method 2.

To turn off the Child Lock feature on your LG washing machine, all you need to do is press the Rinse and Spin buttons simultaneously and hold for three seconds. The red key light on your washing machine’s display will then turn off.