LG direct drive washing machines are designed to be ergonomic, functional and importantly - affordable. But after around five years of use, sometimes these machines may start to encounter problems in their normal operations, which you should be aware of. This is why we’ve prepared this guide for LG direct drive washing machine problems. To enable you to take the right steps, preserve the life of your appliance and save on costly maintenance.
Potential LG washing machine issues
There are some common causes for why your LG washer is not working. These may include, but are not limited to:
- The heating element: this can result in cold water being used during a wash cycle or your washing powder is not absorbed properly and leaves stains on your clothes.
- A failed pressure switch: ultimately, this switch will need to be replaced because it will lead to either filling and draining immediately afterwards or it will lead to an excessive water flow.
- The bearings and seals: this problem can be diagnosed manually simply by rotating the drum. If you end up hearing some form of rattling inside, then it means that the bearings or seals are failing.
- The electronic module often suffers from power surges: this results in burning out of wires and terminals. Consider getting professional help with this.
- The drain pump: this can lead to a clogged drainage system.
- A malfunctioning inlet valve: this element will need to be replaced. Once again, you’ll need to call in an expert for this problem.
LG direct drive washing machine troubleshooting
And now, it’s time to explore some of the ways in which LG washing machine troubleshooting can be approached. Here are some of the main scenarios to look out for:
- The washing machine will not start: start out simple and move on to the more complex possibilities afterwards. Firstly, you should check that the door of the washer is firmly closed. Alternatively, you may wish to check the power socket and see if the voltage is too low. Another potential way to solve this problem is to check if there are any naked wires of the cord and the plug. These should be checked for damage and may need to be isolated. Furthermore, you should turn the stop valve to check for a proper water supply. Finally, inspect the wiring of the washing machine. Ideally, the latter part should be performed by an experienced professional.
- The washing machine is filling with water but the wash cycle will not start: the possible cause for this is a faulty heater, which means that since the water has not heated, the cycle cannot start. Another possibility is a faulty pressure switch or thermistor. In addition, the elements may need to be replaced or you are dealing with a faulty motor. Either way, calling an expert for your repairs will be the recommended option.
- Water doesn’t enter the tub or the water flow is too slow: firstly, check that the stop valve is open to its full capacity. Also check whether there are any kinks or bends in the intake hose. The filter screen could be another culprit as it could be clogged. This will need to be removed and cleaned. Other possible causes include a malfunctioning intake valve or a broken pressure switch. It’s advisable to get in touch with an expert to help you address these more major issues.
- The washer is making a rattling or clicking noise while operational: an easy fix for this is to see if there are enough clothes in the drum of your washing machine. Most washing machine manufacturers have an upper and lower limit for the weight of the clothing that can be washed during any given cycle. However, if the weight of the clothes load is not the culprit, then it might be caused by a more serious problem such as worn bearings and seals. Since this will require an almost complete disassembly of the washing machine, you’ll need a professional to handle this for you.
- The washing machine is failing to drain the water inside it: a potential cause of this problem is that you’ve selected the incorrect wash cycle. If this is not the case, you could be dealing with a clog in the drain system. This is why pipes, filters and pumps should be checked. Ultimately though, you may be looking at a problem with the drain pump and this will require expert help. Particularly if a new part will need to be installed.
- The door is stuck and will not open: this will happen if some water remains in the tub. The water will need to be removed manually through the usage of the drain filter. Alternatively, the problem could be caused by a faulty control module. An expert technician will be able to read the wiring diagrams and attend to the correct repairs.
Call the experts for a reliable and trustworthy repair service
If you are in need of LG direct drive washing machine repairs in London, you can get in touch with us for a quick and seamless solution. We understand that washing machines play an important role in our daily lives and that any disruptions could be annoying. We take pride in the fact that our technicians are highly skilled and experienced and can help you with practically any make or model of washing machine, especially an LG direct drive one.