Families depend on their LG washing machines to keep everyone's clothes clean and smelling fresh, just as businesses rely on commercial versions of these machines to keep their linens in top-notch condition. When your washing machine doesn't drain, however, it puts a serious kink into your daily routine. Use these tips to troubleshoot when your washing machine retains water after the wash cycle ends.
If your LG washing machine's drain hose is kinked or clogged, water can't flow out when the wash cycle ends. Unplug your machine, disconnect the hose and ensure it's straight and clog-free. If these things aren't impeding drainage, check for a backup in your home's drain system, especially in drains sitting lower than the water level in the drain tub.
Designed to detect the water level in the wash tub, the water-level pressure switch may be the issue if your washing machine doesn't drain. If this component is defective, your washer doesn't fill properly, doesn't fill at all or overfills to the point of overflowing. If the water-level pressure switch isn't accurately detecting and controlling the water level, replace it with washer parts from Sears PartsDirect.
During appropriate times during the wash cycle, the drain pump removes water from the machine. The bearings inside this component can seize up, its impeller blades can break and its seal can experience failure. A common symptom of a defective drain pump is a humming sound when the washer is full. Before seeking washer repair help or a replacement, clear the pump of debris, replace the seal, and fix any wiring failures.
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