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LG WM1814CW leaking water from the filter compartment on the fron

I washed a load of clothes and water is is leaking out of the little hole for the filter on the front....I opened and rinsed the filter even though it was not full of anything. When I put the filter back does not tighten up completely and water still continues to pour out. It looks like silicone or a lubricant is on the filter parts and I need to lube or just need a whole new basket all together. There are no visible cracks or anything wrong with it.....but can't get the water to stop and even though I tighten the filter back still leaks.

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  • SKW914 Sep 29, 2008

    Ok--so I replaced the seal on the filter basket.....didn't resolve the problem......water still rushing out....may just need to replace the part all together....but am open to suggestions if anyone else has had this issue!

  • SKW914 Sep 30, 2008

    I am going out of town, but when I get back I am hoping that my brother will be able to help me look at this and will post a response then. I know it's definitely coming from the filter because when I tried to check the new seal it was pouring out of the filter--no slow trickle!!! I really appreciate the response and am hoping this does the trick!!

  • SKW914 Oct 15, 2008

    Ok--so my brother finally got over to check it turned out to be the filter compartment after all. He lubed up the o-ring/seal and apparrently it needed a little male force....I guess my girlie strength wasn't enough...but at any rate he was able to put the basket back in and tighten it up and it no longer leaks!!! Figures!!! As a single mom....I am just glad to have it fixed!! I have taken the basket out before and had no problem putting it back in with no leaks. I think the old seal/o-ring had broken and I just need to lube the new one and use a little more muscle to get the basked back in place. Glad it wasn't a gasket!!!!



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Hello SKW914.. Here is a link for the service manual
If you look on pages 35 and up, you will see the filter trap assembly and all the surrounding hardware. If after you reinstalled the filter ( with a new gasket) and it is still leaking there.. you may need to replace the assembly itself if you are sure it is properly threaded in and not crossed. You can use vaseline on the threads and gasket. I am assuming that you verified it is truly leaking from the filter compartment and not the front door. The hinges on the front door get damaged if you use detergent and fill it to the full mark.. they don't tell you to use about 1/4 of that and if you continue to fill it up to the mark..the run off trickles down and is caustic to the hinges and then the door won't seal right.. Make sure you verify the source of that leak before replacing anything you don't need.
let me know if I can help you any further.. Good Luck

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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    Rick Gelin Sep 30, 2008

    If you are sure it is leaking from the filter compartment.. it may not be the filter but it very well be the compartment itself.. If you pull the washer out from the wall and remove the back bracket that holds the top cover.. then unplug the door switch .. and remove the screws holding the front panel assembly onto the chassis.. ( you may need to unscrew the filter compartment screws too) .. You should have access to see everything you need to in order to truly identify the source of the leak.. Good luck.. I'll be keeping an eye out for exactly what you find.. please post it and don't forget to rate my support for your problem.. ( when time permits and we get it all fixed up)..


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    Rick Gelin Oct 23, 2008

    Hello SKW914,

    I am glad that your problem got resolved and that it wasn't anything of major expense. Sometimes even the simplest things (like the gasket not sealing properly) can be quite annoying. I am just happy that you are all set now.





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