LG Washing Machine Not Working [How To Fix]


Is your LG washing machine not working? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this detailed guide, we’ll be giving you step-by-step instructions on how to fix this issue. So, without wasting any more time, let’s begin…

LG Washing Machine Water Outlet Not Working — Solution

Here are some things that could cause your LG washing machine water outlet not to work…

1.Clogged Drain Filter

Here’s how to clean a clogged drain filter on an LG washing machine…

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

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

Step 3. Pull the capped hose underneath the panel out a few inches.

Step 4. Place a container underneath the hose.

Step 5. Pull the cap off the hose and let any water that may be stuck in your washing machine’s drum drain out.

Step 6. As soon as you’ve completely drained out all the water from your washing machine’s drum, put the hose’s cap back on and push the hose back in place.

Step 7. Turn the knob beside the hose counterclockwise and take it out of the washing machine (this is the drain pump filter).

Step 8. Take the filter to a sink and rinse out any lint or debris that may have gathered in it.

Step 9. Once the filter is clean put it back in place (turn it clockwise to secure).

Step 10. Flip the filter housing cover back up.

Step 11. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 12. Run a wash cycle to see if the problem has been fixed.

If cleaning your washing machine’s drain filter didn’t fix the problem, your only other option is to replace the drain pump.

2.Defective Drain Pump

Here’s how to replace a defective drain pump in an LG washing machine…

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump Top Loaders

Here’s how to replace a defective drain pump on your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage or electrocution.

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

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Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws holding the rear panel of your washing machine.

Step 4. The drain pump is mounted on the base of the washing machine. Release the retaining clamp on each hose connected to the drain pump and slide clamps out of place.

Step 5. Disconnect the hoses from the drain pump.

Step 6. Using a 10mm socket wrench, take out the three bolts securing the drain pump to the base of your washing machine.

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 wire connectors to the frame of your washing machine.

Step 10. Fully release the drain pump from the washing machine by disconnecting the two wire 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 three 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 electrical connectors to the washer’s frame using the retaining wire.

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

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

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.

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

Step 21. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

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How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump — Front Loaders

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

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

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Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screws at the back of your washing machine securing the top panel.

Step 3. Slide the panel back about an inch or so and lift it off the washing machine.

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

Step 5. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws on each side of the detergent drawer housing.

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

Step 7. Pull the panel off the washer and lay it on top of the machine.

Step 8. Flip open the filter cover at the lower front of your washing machine.

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

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

Step 11. Open `your washing machine’s door.

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

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

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

Step 15. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 16. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws holding the main front of the washing machine (two at the top and three at the bottom).

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

Step 18. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove the three screws around the drain filter knob.

Step 19. Take a picture of the orientation of the drain pump 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 drain pump assembly out of the washing machine.

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

Step 25. Install your new drain pump 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, using the pictures you took as reference.

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

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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 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 seal back around the door opening.

Step 34. Fit the retaining band back around the door seal using a flat-blade screwdriver.

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 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. Run a normal wash cycle to see if everything is working properly.

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LG Washing Machine Spin Is Not Working — Solved

Do the following if your LG washing machine spin is not working…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 3. Check the quantity of clothes in your washer. Ensure that the drum hasn’t been filled more than 3/4. If your washing machine’s drum is overloaded, it won’t be able to spin properly.

Step 4. Ensure that your washing machine is sitting on a firm, even surface. If your washing machine is tilted at an angle, the weight of the clothes will be mostly on one side of the drum. This will make it difficult for your washing machine to spin properly.

Step 5. Check the washing machine’s legs to ensure that they are level. If needed, use the provided spanner in your installation kit to adjust the legs.

Step 6. Distribute the clothes evenly in the washing machine’s drum.

Step 7. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 8. Turn on your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 9. Try resuming the spin cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

Note: The most common thing that causes your washer not to spin is an unbalanced load. Click here to learn how to fix this.