LG Washing Machine Spin [How To/Issues & Solutions]


If you are having issues with your LG washing machine spin cycle, this guide is for you. In this detailed article, we’ll be explaining the causes of these issues and giving steps on how to fix them.

So, without further ado, let’s begin…

LG Washing Machine Squeaking When Spinning — Solution

Here are the things that could cause your LG washing machine to squeak while spinning…

1.Stuck Item In Washer’s Drum

Do the following to remove a stuck item from your washing machine’s drum…

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

Step 2. Slowly rotate your washing machine’s drum to find the stuck item (a coin for instance).

Step 3. Once you’ve located the stuck coin, tilt the washing machine forward to move the item to the door opening. Also get someone to support it for you.

Step 4. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver between the inner drum and the outer drum to give you more room.

Step 5. Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, try to pick out the stuck coin (this will require a bit of effort).

Step 6. Once you’ve managed to get the stuck item out, put the washing machine back in its proper position.

Step 7. Remove the flat-blade screwdriver from the washing machine.

Step 8. If you notice that the drum is a bit bent out of shape from wedging the screwdriver, use a wooden mallet to knock it in shape.

Step 9. Slowly rotate the drum with your hand to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

Step 10. Close the door of your washing machine.

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

Step 12. Run a wash cycle.

2.Worn Drum Bearings

Do the following to replace worn drum bearings on your LG washing machine…

Step 1. Order your new tub bearings online (the bearings set has three parts; Depending on your washer’s model, you may have to purchase each part separately).

Step 2. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage or electrocution.

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

Step 4. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel.

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. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screws beside the detergent drawer housing.

Step 8. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the clips at the back of the user control panel.

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 wire comes off.

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

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

Step 17. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws holding the main front of your washing machine (two at the top and three at the bottom).

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. Using the socket wrench, remove the bolts holding the weight at the top of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 26. 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. Disconnect 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. Using your Philips screwdriver, release the cables that are still connected to your washing machine’s tub.

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

Step 33. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove 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 front or top of the cabinet frame

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

Step 45. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to detach the two halves of the drum.

Step 46. Using a mallet, 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).

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

Step 48. Using a screwdriver, 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 your mallet and socket extension. 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 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 (you’ll need a flat-blade screwdriver to do this.

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 beside 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. Run a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

LG Washing Machine Spin Only — Guide

Here’s how to run a spin cycle on your LG washing machine…

Step 1. Open the door of your washing machine and load your clothes in. Ensure that you do not fill the drum past 3/4, as it could cause issues during the spin cycle.

Step 2. Turn on your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 3. Press the power button on your washing machine.

Step 4. Using the selector knob or the buttons on the control dial, select the Spin cycle.

Step 5. Use your washer’s controls to select the spin speed.

Step 6. Press the start button to begin the spin cycle.

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LG Washing Machine Not Spinning — How To Fix

Here are the things that could cause your LG washing machine not to spin…

1.Unbalanced Load

Do the following to fix an unbalanced load in your LG washing machine…

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

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 3. Ensure that your washing machine’s drum isn’t more than 3/4 full of clothes. An overloaded washer will make it difficult for your washing machine to spin.

Step 4. Ensure that your washing machine sits on a firm, even surface. If the machine sits tilted, the load will be unbalanced. If needed, use the provided spanner in your installation kit to adjust the washer’s legs.

Step 5. Distribute the clothes evenly in the washing machine’s tub.

Step 6. Turn on your washing machine’s power supply.

Step 7. Try running a spin cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

2.Washer Hasn’t Drained Water

Here’s what you need to do if your LG washing machine is not draining water…

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

Step 2. Flip open the flap 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.

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.

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

The procedure above is for front loaders only. If cleaning the drain pump filter didn’t fix the issue, you’ll need to replace the drain pump itself. Here’s how to do this…

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump — Front Loaders

Here’s how 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.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the 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 your washing machine.

Step 4. Pull the soap dispenser out press the blue tab at the center to take it out of the washing machine completely.

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

Step 6. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the tabs behind 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 band around the door boot 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 assembly and disconnect the electrical connector.

Step 15. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 16. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the five screws securing the main front section of the 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. 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 old drain pump assembly out of your washing machine.

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

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

Step 27. Secure the hoses to the drain pump 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 will require some 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 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.

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump Top Loaders

Do the following to replace a defective drain pump in 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.

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

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. Using a 10mm socket wrench, remove the 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. To fully release the drain pump assembly from the washing machine, disconnect the two wire pump wire connectors in the wire bundle.

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

Step 12. Install the new drain pump 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 electrical connectors to the washer’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.

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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3. Damaged Drive Belt

If your LG washing machine isn’t spinning, it is most likely that the drive belt has snapped. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to replace the drive belt in your front loader LG washing machine…

Step 1. Disconnect your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent any chances of electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the rear access panel using a Philips screwdriver. Pry the panel off the machine, then set it aside.

Step 3. If still intact, unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and drive pulley. Discard the old belt, then prepare the new one for installation by unpacking it.

Step 4. Loop the new belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is turned inwards).

Step 5. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet, then secure it by applying the Philips screws.

Step 6. Plug your appliance into the power outlet, then try running a spin cycle to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

Dryers

To replace the belt in your LG dryer, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, ensure that you disconnect your machine from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the top panel using a Philips screwdriver. Pull the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Take out the screws at the back of the control panel. Pry the control panel off the mounting bracket, then set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 4. Disconnect the door switch wire harness at the top of the front panel. Release the door switch wire from the retainer on the support bracket.

Step 5. Take out the screws securing the control panel’s mounting bracket to the machine. Lift the bracket off and set it aside.

Step 6. Open the door of your machine, then take out the two screws at the bottom of the door opening. Loosen the screws at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel off the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 7. Disconnect the moisture sensor wire harness and light assembly wires at the bottom and top of the front bulkhead. Loosen the bolts securing the bulkhead to the front of the cabinet. Lift the bulkhead off the machine and set it aside.

Step 8. Reach underneath the drum. Push the idler pulley inwards to release the tension on the belt (if intact). Slide the belt off the motor pulley and idler pulley.

Step 9. Slide the belt off the drum and discard it. Prepare your new dryer belt for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 10. Loop the drive belt around the drum (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is facing inwards).

Step 11. Reach underneath the drum, then loop the belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley in a zig-zag formation.

Step 12. Rotate the drum by hand to ensure that the belt is properly aligned. Lift the front bulkhead, then remount it on the front of the machine. Secure the bulkhead by applying the Philips screws.

Step 13. Plug the moisture sensor wires back in. Reconnect the wires to the light assembly at the top of the bulkhead.

Step 14. Place the control panel’s mounting bracket at the front of the cabinet. Secure the bracket by applying the Philips screws.

Step 15. Lift the front panel, then remount it on the cabinet. Tighten the bolts at the top of the front panel using your screwdriver.

Step 16. Plug the door switch wire harness into the front panel. Open the dryer’s door, then apply the two screws at the bottom of the door opening.

Step 17. Plug the wire harnesses into the control panel. Snap the control panel onto the mounting bracket, then apply the Philips screws at the back.

Step 18. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Secure the panel by applying the nuts at the back.

Step 19. Plug your dryer into the power outlet. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

4. Faulty Motor

If the drive motor in your LG washing machine fails, the drum will not be able to spin. Follow the steps below to replace the drive motor in your LG washing machine…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to replace the drive motor in your front loader LG washing machine…

Step 1. Disconnect your machine from the power outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent any chances of electrocution.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, loosen the bolts securing the rear access panel to the cabinet. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and drive pulley. Set the belt aside. Detach the wire harness from the motor at the bottom of the tub.

Step 4. Using a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts securing the drive motor to the bottom of the tub. Carefully pull the motor out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 5. Prepare your new washing machine drive motor for installation by unpacking it. Carefully mount the new motor at the bottom of the tub. Secure the motor by applying the bolts.

Step 6. Plug the wire harnesses into the drive motor. Loop the drive belt around the drive pulley and motor pulley (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is facing inwards).

Step 7. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the Philips screws.

Step 8. Plug your washing machine into the power outlet. Ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

Dryers

To replace a faulty drive motor in your LG dryer, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, ensure that your dryer is disconnected from the power outlet before starting this procedure.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the top panel using a Philips screwdriver. Pull the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Loosen the nuts at the back of the control panel. Pry the panel off the mounting bracket. Detach the wires connected to the panel, then set the panel aside.

Step 4. Disconnect the light assembly and door switch wires at the top of the front panel. Open the door of your machine, then loosen the two screws at the bottom of the opening.

Step 5. Take out the Philips screws at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel off the cabinet carefully, then set it aside.

Step 6. Disconnect the moisture sensor wire connector at the bottom of the front bulkhead. Loosen the bolts securing the control panel mounting bracket to the cabinet. Lift the bracket off and set it aside.

Step 7. Loosen the bolts securing the front bulkhead to the cabinet. Lift the bulkhead off the machine, then set it aside.

Step 8. Reach underneath the drum carefully, then push the idler pulley inwards (this will release the tension on the drive belt). Unhook the belt from the idler pulley and motor pulley.

Step 9. Lift the belt and drum out of the cabinet, then set them aside. With your Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the cover to the blower wheel. Take the cover off and set it aside.

Step 10. Secure the motor shaft using an adjustable wrench. Loosen the blower wheel nut using a 3/8 inch bolt. Pull the wheel out of the housing, then set it aside.

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Step 11. Disconnect the wire harness attached to the drive motor. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the front and rear retaining clips off the motor. Carefully pull the drive motor out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 12. Prepare your new dryer motor for installation by unpacking it. Install the new motor in the cabinet, then snap the retaining clips on.

Step 13. Plug the wire connector into the new drive motor. Push the blower wheel into the housing, then apply the 3/8 inch bolt to secure it.

Step 14. Place the cover on the blower assembly, then apply the nuts using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 15. Lift the drive belt and drum, then carefully guide them into the cabinet. Reach underneath the drum, then loop the belt around the idler and motor pulleys in a zig-zag formation.

Step 16. Rotate the drum by hand slowly to ensure that the belt is properly aligned. Lift the front bulkhead, then mount it on the machine. Apply the nuts on the bulkhead to secure it.

Step 17. Plug the moisture sensor wire harness back in. Place the control panel’s mounting bracket on the cabinet, then tighten the bolts using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 18. Lift the front panel, then carefully place it against the cabinet. Plug the drum light and door switch wire connectors back in.

Step 19. Mount the front panel on the cabinet, then tighten the bolts at the top using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 20. Open the door of your machine, then apply the two nuts at the bottom of the opening.

Step 21. Plug the wire connectors into the control panel. Snap the panel onto the front of the cabinet, then apply the bolts at the back using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 22. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Secure the panel by applying the bolts at the back.

Step 23. Plug your appliance into the electrical outlet. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

5. Faulty Stator

If your machine uses a stator, you may need to replace it if your appliance isn’t spinning. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Front Loaders

To replace a damaged drive motor in your front loader LG washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Ensure that your appliance is disconnected from the outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the rear panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. With a 17mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt securing the rotor to the back of the tub. Pry the rotor off the machine and set it aside (this may require some effort).

Step 4. Detach the two wires connected to the stator. Take out the six bolts securing the stator to the back of the tub using a 10mm socket wrench. Lift the stator off and set it aside.

Step 5. Prepare the new stator for installation by unpacking it. Plug the wire connectors into the new stator.

Step 6. Mount the new stator at the back of the tub, then tighten the 10mm bolts to secure it. Place the rotor on the stator, then apply the 17mm bolt.

Step 7. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet. Secure the rear panel by applying the Philips bolts.

Step 8. Plug your appliance back into the power outlet. Ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

Top Loaders

To replace a damaged rotor in your top loader LG washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Disconnect your appliance from the power outlet and turn the water taps off in order to prevent leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Using a pair of pliers, disconnect the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (some water may spill out, so ensure that you keep a rag nearby).

Step 3. Pull your machine’s drain hose out of the standpipe. Tip your washing machine forwards carefully, then set it on the floor (get someone to help you if needed).

Step 4. Take out the bolt at the bottom of the machine securing the rotor using a 17mm socket wrench. Pry the rotor off the tub and set it aside.

Step 5. Use a 10mm socket wrench to take out the bolts securing the stator to the tub. Lift the stator off the tub, then disconnect the wire harnesses. Set the stator aside.

Step 6. Prepare your new washing machine stator for installation by unpacking it. Plug each wire connector into its appropriate terminal on the new stator.

Step 7. Mount the new stator at the back of the tub, then tighten the bolts using your 10mm socket wrench.

Step 8. Place the rotor on the stator, then apply the 17mm bolt. Carefully lift your washing machine onto its feet.

Step 9. Reinsert the drain hose into the standpipe. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the corresponding ports at the back of the machine.

Step 10. Plug the power cord back into the outlet, then turn the water taps on. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

6. Damaged Idler Pulley (Dryers)

The idler pulley holds the belt in your LG dryer. If the pulley wheel gets damaged, the belt won’t spin properly. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, it is advised that you disconnect the appliance from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the top panel using a Philips screwdriver. Slide the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Loosen the bolts at the back of the control panel. Pry the panel off the mounting bracket. Detach the wires connected to the control panel, then set the panel aside.

Step 4. Open the door of your machine, then use your Philips screwdriver to take out the two nuts at the bottom of the opening.

Step 5. Take out the screws at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel off the cabinet carefully. Disconnect the door switch wire connector at the top of the front panel, then set the panel aside.

Step 6. Loosen the bolts securing the control panel’s mounting bracket to the front of the cabinet. Move the bracket out of place and set it aside.

Step 7. Disconnect the light switch wire harness at the top of the front bulkhead. Detach the moisture sensor wire harness at the bottom of the bulkhead.

Step 8. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the bulkhead to the front of the machine. Lift the bulkhead off the machine, then set it aside.

Step 9. Reach underneath the drum, then unhook the drive belt from the pulleys. Carefully lift the drive belt and drum out of the cabinet, then set them aside.

Step 10. Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, pry the tri-ring off the idler pulley shaft. Slide the pulley wheel off the shaft, then set it aside.

Step 11. Prepare the new idler pulley for installation by unpacking it. Slide the new pulley wheel onto the shaft. Snap the tri-ring onto the shaft to secure the pulley.

Step 12. Lift the new belt and drum, then guide them into the cabinet. Reach underneath the drum, then loop the belt around the pulleys in a zig-zag formation.

Step 13. Mount the front bulkhead on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the screws. Plug the light switch and moisture sensor wires back in.

Step 14. Place the control panel’s mounting bracket over the front bulkhead, then tighten the nuts using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 15. Carefully lift the front panel, then reconnect the door switch wire harness. Mount the panel on the cabinet, then tighten the bolts at the top.

Step 16. Open your dryer’s door, then apply the two screws at the bottom of the opening.

Step 17. Plug the wire connectors back into the control panel. Snap the panel onto the mounting bracket, then tighten the Philips screws at the back to secure it.

Step 18. Place the top cover on the cabinet and slide it forwards. Apply the nuts at the back of the panel.

Step 19. Reconnect your dryer to the power outlet. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a cycle.

7. Damaged Drive Pulley (Front Loaders)

Replace a broken drive pulley in your front loader LG washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Ensure that your washing machine is disconnected from the power outlet before starting this repair, in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the rear access panel to the cabinet. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and drive pulley. Set the belt aside. Loosen the bolt securing the drive pulley to the back of the tub using a 19mm socket wrench.

Step 4. Lift the pulley off the shaft, then discard it. Prepare the new pulley wheel for installation by unpacking it. Slide the new pulley onto the shaft, then apply the 19mm bolt.

Step 5. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley.

Step 6. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet, then apply the bolts using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 7. Reconnect your washing machine to the power outlet, then try running a spin cycle to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

8. Damaged Rotor

Replace a damaged rotor in your LG washing machine with the following steps…

Front Loaders

Follow the steps below to replace a damaged rotor in your front loader LG washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution, ensure that you disconnect your appliance from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Take out the bolts securing the rear panel to the machine with your Philips screwdriver. Pry the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 3. Take out the bolt securing the rotor to the back of the tub using a 17mm socket wrench. Pry the rotor off the machine and discard it (this may require some effort).

Step 4. Prepare your new rotor for installation by unpacking it. Mount the new rotor at the back of the tub, then apply the 17mm bolt to secure it.

Step 5. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet. Secure the rear panel by applying the Philips screws.

Step 6. Reconnect your washing machine to the power outlet. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

Top Loaders

Do the following to replace the rotor in your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution and leakage by disconnecting your appliance from the outlet and turning the water taps off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Pull your washer’s drain hose out of the standpipe. Using a pair of pliers if needed, disconnect the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 3. Tip your washing machine forwards carefully, then set it on the floor (if needed, have someone assist you).

Step 4. Loosen the bolt securing the rotor to the bottom of the tub using a 17mm socket wrench. Pry the rotor off the machine and set it aside (this will require some effort).

Step 5. Discard the old rotor, then prepare the new one for installation by unpacking it. Mount the new rotor on the stator, then tighten the bolt to secure it.

Step 6. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet. Insert the drain hose into the standpipe.

Step 7. Reconnect the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the corresponding ports at the back of the machine (ensure that each hose is properly attached in order to prevent leaks).

Step 8. Turn the water supply taps back on, then reconnect your appliance to the power outlet. Try running a spin cycle to ensure that the issue has been fixed.

9. Damaged Rotor Position Sensor

The position sensor is mounted on the stator and ensures that the rotor works properly. To replace this part, follow the steps below…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to replace the rotor position sensor in your front loader LG washing machine…

Step 1. Ensure that your machine is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Take out the bolts securing the rear panel to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Loosen the bolt securing the rotor to the back of the tub using a 17mm socket wrench. Lift the rotor off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Take out the bolts holding the stator to the back of the tub using a 10mm socket. Lift the stator off the tub.

Step 5. Disconnect the wire connector from the rotor position sensor on the stator. Pry the position sensor off the stator (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 6. Discard the old sensor, then prepare the new one for installation by unpacking it. Snap the new sensor onto the stator.

Step 7. Plug the wire harness into the new rotor position sensor. Mount the stator at the back of the tub, then secure it by applying the 10mm bolts.

Step 8. Place the rotor on the stator, then tighten the 17mm bolt. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet, then apply the Philips screws to secure it.

Step 9. Reconnect your appliance to the electrical outlet. Ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

Top Loaders

Follow the steps below to replace a damaged rotor position sensor in your top loader LG washing machine…

Step 1. Ensure that you disconnect your washing machine from the power outlet and turn the water supply taps off before starting this procedure in order to prevent leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Detach the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 3. Pull your washer’s drain hose out of the standpipe. Tip your washing machine forwards carefully, then set it on the floor.

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Step 4. Take out the bolt securing the rotor to the bottom of the tub using a 17mm socket wrench. Lift the rotor off the machine and set it aside.

Step 5. Loosen the six bolts securing the stator to the bottom of the tub with a 10mm socket wrench. Pull the stator off the tub.

Step 6. Detach the wire harness connected to the rotor position sensor on the stator. Pry the sensor off the stator using a flat-blade screwdriver, then discard it.

Step 7. Prepare the new rotor position sensor for installation by unpacking it. Snap the new sensor onto the stator.

Step 8. Plug the wire connector into the new sensor. Mount the stator at the bottom of the tub, then apply the six 10mm bolts.

Step 9. Place the rotor on the stator, then tighten the 17mm bolt. Get someone to help you lift your washing machine onto its feet.

Step 10. Insert your washer’s drain hose into the standpipe. Reconnect the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the corresponding ports at the back of the machine.

Step 11. Turn the water inlet taps on, then plug the power cord into the outlet. Ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

10. Damaged Clutch (Top Loaders)

Your washer’s drum will not be able to spin if the clutch assembly gets damaged. Follow the steps below to replace this part…

Step 1. Turn the water supply taps off and disconnect the power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Disconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that you keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 3. Insert a putty knife underneath the top panel (this will release the locking clips. Lift the top panel, then support it.

Step 4. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the bolts securing the tub cover. Pry the cover off the tub assembly and set it aside.

Step 5. Pry the wash-plate cap off using a flat-blade screwdriver. Loosen the bolts securing the wash-plate to the tub using a 10mm socket wrench. Lift the plate out of the inner tub, then set it aside.

Step 6. Using a 38mm socket or a pipe wrench, loosen the tub nut. Carefully lift the inner tub out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 7. Carefully lower the top panel and snap it back onto the cabinet. Pull your washing machine’s drain hose out of the standpipe.

Step 8. Tip your washing machine forwards carefully, then set it on the floor (get someone to help you if needed).

Step 9. Using an adjustable wrench and a hammer, loosen the bolt securing the rotor to the back of the tub. Pry the rotor off the bottom of the tub and set it aside.

Step 10. With a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts securing the stator to the bottom of the machine. Lift the stator off the tub.

Step 11. Disconnect the wire harnesses attached to the stator, then set the stator aside. Disconnect the diverter motor wire connectors.

Step 12. With a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts securing the diverter motor to the bottom of the tub. Unhook the motor from the actuator arm, then set it aside.

Step 13. Loosen the bolts securing the rotor shield to the bottom of the tub using a 10mm socket wrench.

Step 14. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the nut securing the grounding wire to the clutch assembly.

Step 15. With your 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts securing the support bracket to the clutch/bearing assembly. Lift the bracket off and set it aside.

Step 16. Use your 10mm socket wrench to take out the bolts securing the clutch/bearing assembly to the bottom of the tub. Pull the clutch assembly out of the machine and set it aside.

Step 17. Prepare your new clutch assembly for installation by unpacking it. Apply some liquid soap to the seal on the new clutch. Slide the new clutch assembly into the mount at the bottom of the tub.

Step 18. Secure the clutch assembly by applying the 10mm bolts. Place the support bracket on the clutch assembly, then tighten the 10mm bolts.

Step 19. Tighten the Philips screw to secure the grounding wire to the clutch plate. Move the rotor shield back into place, then apply the bolts.

Step 20. Hook the diverter motor onto the actuator arm. Place the motor at the bottom of the tub, then secure it by applying the 10mm nuts.

Step 21. Plug the wire connector into the diverter motor. Plug each wire harness into its appropriate terminal on the stator.

Step 22. Mount the stator on the clutch shaft, then apply the six 10mm bolts. Place the rotor on the stator, then tighten the bolt using a 17mm socket wrench.

Step 23. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet (if needed, get someone to assist you).

Step 24. Reinsert the drain hose into the standpipe. Insert a putty knife underneath the top panel to release the retaining clips. Lift the top panel and support it.

Step 25. Lower the inner tub into the cabinet. Tighten the tub nut using a 38mm socket or a pipe wrench with a hammer.

Step 26. Lower the wash-plate into the inner tub, then tighten the 10mm bolt to secure it. Snap the cap onto the wash-plate.

Step 27. Snap the cover onto the tub assembly. Secure the cover by applying the Philips screws. Lower the top panel, then carefully snap it into the cabinet.

Step 28. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the corresponding ports at the back of the machine (ensure that the hoses are properly attached in order to prevent leakage).

Step 29. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply taps on. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a wash cycle.

11. Damaged Inner Tub Shaft (Front Loaders)

If the inner tub shaft of your LG washing machine gets broken, you’ll need to replace the spider arm assembly. Follow the steps below to do this…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrocution and water leakage, ensure that you disconnect your appliance from the outlet and turn the water taps off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the top panel using a Philips screwdriver. Pull the panel backwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Slide the soap tray out of the dispenser. Press the little tab in the tray to release it from the housing. Set the tray aside.

Step 4. With your Philips screwdriver, take out the two bolts next to the dispenser opening. Take out the bolts at the back of the control panel.

Step 5. Pry the control panel off the mounting bracket. Disconnect the wire harnesses attached to the control panel, then set the panel aside.

Step 6. Open your washing machine’s door. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver underneath the retaining band around the door boot seal. Work the screwdriver around until the wire pops off.

Step 7. Pry the door seal off the front panel. Reach in behind the front panel, then disconnect the wire harness from the door lock assembly.

Step 8. Pry the pump filter access panel open, then pull the emergency drain tube out of the retainers.

Step 9. Place a small dish under the tube. Pull the cap off the tube, then let any water stuck in the machine drain out. Once you’ve completely drained the water out, put the hose’s cap back on.

Step 10. Take out the two screws securing the pump filter housing using your Philips screwdriver. Pull the housing out of the machine, then set it aside.

Step 11. Take out the single screw at the bottom of the front panel. Loosen the bolts at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 12. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, pry the little tube off the port at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 13. Take out the nuts securing the lower and upper weights to the front of the drum using a 10mm socket wrench. Lift each weight off the tub carefully, then set aside.

Step 14. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the screw-clamp securing the dispenser hose to the port on the tub. Detach the hose from the tub.

Step 15. Release the retaining clamp securing the vent hose to the upper rear of the tub. Disconnect the vent hose from the machine.

Step 16. Detach the pressure tube from the port on the tub. Disconnect the wires attached to the heating element at the lower front of the tub (ensure that you note where each plug goes).

Step 17. Detach the wire harness from the thermistor next to the heating element. Go to the back of the machine, then take out the bolts securing the rear panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 18. Pry the rear panel off the machine and set it aside. Place a rag on the floor underneath the tub.

Step 19. With your Philips screwdriver, loosen the nut on the screw-clamp securing the sump hose to the bottom of the tub. Detach the hose from the machine (some water may spill).

Step 20. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts securing the stator wire retainers to the back of the tub.

Step 21. Use a 17mm socket wrench to loosen the bolt securing the rotor to the back of the tub. Carefully pry the rotor off the tub and set it aside (this will require some effort).

Step 22. Loosen the six bolts securing the stator to the back of the tub using a 10mm socket wrench. Lift the stator off the tub. Detach the wires connected to the stator, then set it aside.

Step 23. Push a 13mm socket wrench onto the pointed end of one of the upper rear shock absorber mounting pins. Pull the pin out using pliers. Repeat this process with all the shock absorbers.

Step 24. Detach each shock absorber from the tub. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, pry suspension spring retainers off the cabinet.

Step 25. Lift each spring carefully, then unhook from the cabinet. Lower the tub assembly and guide it out of the cabinet (get someone to assist you if needed).

Step 26. Detach the two springs from the tub and set them aside. Set the tub on two supports facing upwards.

Step 27. Using a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts securing the two halves of the outer tub. Lift the front half of the outer tub off the assembly, then set it aside.

Step 28. Lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub (if this is difficult, turn the tub assembly over, then apply some penetrating oil to the shaft).

Step 29. Turn the inner tub assembly over. Using a 10mm socket wrench, take out the six bolts securing the spider arm to the bottom of the tub.

Step 30. Discard the old spider arm, then prepare the new one for installation by unpacking it.

Step 31. Mount the new spider arm on the inner tub, then tighten the six screws using a 10mm socket.

Step 32. Lift the inner tub upright, then lower it into the rear half of the outer tub. Lower the front half of the outer tub onto the assembly (mind the heating element).

Step 33. Secure the two halves of the tub by tightening the 10mm bolts. Lift the tub assembly, the attach the two suspension springs.

Step 34. Carefully guide the tub into the cabinet. Lift the two springs and hook them onto the cabinet. Snap the spring retainers onto the cabinet.

Step 35. Push each shock absorber into the mount at the bottom of the tub. Push the mounting pins into place to secure the shocks.

Step 36. Reconnect the pressure tube to the port at the back of the tub. Reattach the dispenser hose and vent hose to the ports at the top of the drum. Tighten the screw-clamps to secure the connections.

Step 37. Plug each wire connector into its appropriate terminal on the heating element. Reconnect the thermistor’s wire harness.

Step 38. Reconnect the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub. With your Philips screwdriver, tighten the screw-clamp on the sump hose.

Step 39. Plug each wire harness into its appropriate terminal on the stator. Mount the stator at the back of the tub, then tighten the six 10mm bolts.

Step 40. Place the rotor on the stator, then secure it by applying the 17mm socket wrench. Tighten the Philips screws to secure the stator wire harness retainers to the tub.

Step 41. Snap the rear access panel onto the cabinet, then apply the Philips screws to secure it.

Step 42. Mount the two weights onto the front of the drum. Secure the weights by applying the 10mm bolts.

Step 43. Connect the little tube to the port on the door boot seal. Carefully lift the front panel and mount it on the cabinet. Apply the bolts at the top of the front panel using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 44. Tighten the single screw at the bottom of the front panel. Push the pump filter housing into the cabinet, then apply the two bolts.

Step 45. Open the door of the machine. Reach in behind the front panel, then reconnect the wire harness to the door lock assembly.

Step 46. Fit the door boot seal around the front panel. Using needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, carefully fit the retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 47. Reconnect the wires to the control panel. Snap the control panel onto the mounting bracket, then tighten the bolts at the back using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 48. Apply the two screws next to the dispenser opening. Push the soap tray into the dispenser.

Step 49. Mount the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Secure the panel by tightening the Philips screws at the back.

Step 50. Plug your washing machine’s power cord into the outlet, then turn the water taps on. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

LG Washing Machine Stuck On Spin — Solved

Here’s what to do if your LG washing machine is stuck on a spin cycle…

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

Step 2. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 3. Inspect the quantity of clothes in your washing machine’s drum. Ensure that the drum hasn’t been filled past 3/4. If the load in your washing machine is unbalanced, the machine will keep trying to balance it by spinning repeatedly.

Step 4. Distribute the clothes evenly in the washer’s drum. This will help balance the load.

Step 5. If you notice that the washing machine isn’t level, use the provided spanner in your installation kit to adjust the legs.

Step 6. Turn on your washing machine’s power supply and resume the spin cycle.

Click here to learn how to properly balance your LG washing machine.