LG Washer Won’t Drain

LG Washer Won’t Drain. If your LG washing machine appears to have problems with its drainage system, you don’t need to call an expert as some of these may be easy enough to diagnose and remedy yourself.

This guide will help you identify the problem and offer a few solutions in order to help restore your device to working order.

If your LG washing machine is leaking, this may be as a result of faulty components or it may just be a problem with the drainage system itself, which can prove slightly more challenging to fix.

LG Washer Won’t Drain

lg washer won't drain

Clean the pump filter by brushing it with a soft-bristled brush and warm water, then replace the cap.

Attach the hose to the washing machine and secure it with an open-end wrench if necessary.

Return the drain pump filter back inside of your washing machine and make sure it is inserted properly and secured by reattaching the cover in place.

The following are some problems that LG washers have with draining.

Incorrect Drain Height

Water won’t drain out of your washing machine if it isn’t placed correctly. You or your children can become injured if the unit isn’t placed appropriately.

The manufacturer will tell you the correct height to place your washing machine above the ground, so follow their instructions.

Coin Trap Malfunctions

Some LG washers feature a special Drain Pump that removes water from the machine through the coin trap.

This feature is designed to ensure that your washer uses less energy, is gentle on clothes, not to mention that it doesn’t leave any water in the tub.

However, if the coin trap gets clogged after a while, the washing machine might drain improperly and your clothes will likely be wet as a result.

Typically, cleaning the coin trap should solve this problem but if it doesn’t feel free to contact an LG repair center any time.

Drain Pump Problem

Sometimes, small items get left behind inside the drain pump. To determine if anything is jammed in there, forcibly remove the pump and check for any potential obstructions.

If there are none yet the pump still won’t stop making loud clanking sounds during its cycle then consider changing it as soon as possible.

Assembly Of Lid Switch Fails

assembly of lid switch fails

As soon as the lid is open, the lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning. If the lid switch assembly needs to be repaired due to wear and tear or it malfunctions.

You might suspect that there may be some type of defect as opposed to a replacement of worn-out parts with new ones.

To determine if the lid switch assembly suffers from any deficiencies you could use a multimeter to test each of the switches for continuity.

Faulty Drainage Hose

faulty drainage hose

First, disconnect the drain hose and check for any bends or kinks. If any are found, gently straighten them out.

Then inspect the drain hose for anything obstructing it from draining completely like hair or debris inside of the pipe.

The next step is to try to remove anything that may be obstructing the drain if you can access it in that way before replacing it entirely.

Excessive Detergent Type

If you have a highly efficient washing machine, HE detergents are specifically designed to produce far less suds.

If you use traditional or non-HE detergents, your machine can produce so much foam that it won’t drain properly.

Using too much detergent, even if it’s the right type, can leave your clothes still wet after a wash cycle completes. This is because detergent residues stay on clothes and wash away only with water.

In some cases, this can lead to excessive suds that hamper drainage as well as color bleeding from one item onto another.

Be sure to refer to your user manual for recommendations when using the appropriate amount of detergent for your load size; most machines need no more than two tablespoons of soap per load for optimal cleaning performance.

Locked Door

Inspect the door strike assembly. If it is broken, replace it. The door strike cannot be repaired—if it’s damaged, you must replace it.

Additionally, after opening the freezer door, verify that the unit has returned to normal operating temperature and close the door firmly.

It may take a couple of hours for the unit to return to its normal operating temperature.

LG Washer Won’t Drain

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