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…

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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.

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.

Click here for more on LG washing machine drainage.

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.