This is a combo Washer/Dryer Unit and in Drying mode, it starts by spinning, which is typical. The time will shows around 3 hours with Normal setting. However, I can see cold water line being tripped periodically and cold water entering into the tub! I reset this 3 times and got similar issues, although once it added so much water the cycle finished on its own prematurely with the clothes totally soaked and saturated. To work around this I completely turned off the cold water valve. There are no codes. It seems there may be a software glitch somewhere? I've had the unit for only a month and this just started happening.
The water valve is going bad, I just turn the cold water on very little and it works fine. Been waiting for over a month for the service tech to replace but get calls about what it is and what they are going to do.
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Your two issues may be related. A combo washer / dryer uses a fine spray of cool water to condense moisture out of the air stream while drying. This water is then pumped down the drain. Cold water is also used to fill the softner dispenser. If the inlet screen on the cold water connection to the machine is restricted, those are two of several things which could show up. Turn cold water valve supplying water to machine off. Unscrew cold water fill hose from machine. Remove screen from inside machine, clean, re-install, re-attach cold water fill hose, turn cold water valve back on and see if performace improved.
I have an earlier version of your machine (WM3988HWA). What I've found is that you can't use the Spinsense feature if you've got the Dry cycle set to go after your wash. I have no idea why they designed it this way!
We run the wash first without setting it to dry, and have no problem turning Spinsense on. I usually hold it down for 3 second after hitting the start button, but you can also do it before you start the wash. When the wash is done, then we start a dry cycle.
This is the main flaw with our otherwise great machine. I posted about it at http://www.fixya.com/ThreadAsker.aspx?thid=1844295 a long time ago but never got any advice.
I have not looked up your model number, but on LG combo washer/dryers, drying requires addition of some cold water in the vertical vent area to facilitate condensation (and thus moisture removal) from the dryer's air stream. This cold water should then pass under the drum without contacting the clothes. I'd check the pump inlet filter at the front left of the machine, and I'd remove the back of the machine and then the big rubber connector at the lower left side (as viewed from the back of the machine) and remove any lint which may be impeding water flow at that point.
That's the way it works, kinda stupid, it would be good if it did that at first to loosen up clothes in case they're stuck to the drum but then move like a traditional dryer but that's just the way it is. BTW, here's a website with parts for it in case you need them. I never used them but just found them, I was lucky I never had any problems with my equator until now but I kinda can live with it (during rinse cycles it pumps water out but then when it does the short spins it does not, so rinsing is not as effective sinse it leaves a lot of dirty water in and then puts fresh water in and does it again, it does pump the water out during the final spin cycle though). Anyways, good luck. I bought mine in 2001 or 2002 and never had any problems except for the one I mentioned.
This usually indicates that the fill valve for the drying cycle is faulty. In short you need a new cold water valve assembly. (this will fix this
issue 90% of the time) Otherwise you may need a new control board.
Inside of the machine (you will have to remove the top cover from the machine) is a valve assembly attached to the cold water line. This valve assembly consists of 2 or 3 individual valve bodies . The one on the right hand side of the assembly usually controls the cold water inlet for the drying cycle(this is necessary for proper condensation drying to take place). There is a black hose which attaches this part of the valve assembly to the wash drum. With the water shut off and the power removed from the machine, remove this hose from the valve and look to see if it has a small red (usually) plastic insert. This is a restricter insert which limits the water flow into the tub. Without the insert the tub will fill with cold water in a short amount of time.