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Retro-fit drain hose

I ordered a new front gasket (boot - the rubber piece that seals the door and the tub) for my LG WD-3274RHD, the new one that arrived was perfect, with the exception that there is now a drain hole in the front. This was a retro-fit fix to stop the problem of water pooling and sitting inside the gasket just inside the door. Great idea, however where do I drain it to!! Lots of calls to LG and yes there has been a change but nobody can tell me where to drain it to, and where to get the retro-fit kit. I think I can likely splice into the drain hose that runs down from the right side of the washer into the impeller on the bottom left, however I don't want to start cutting hoses in case this has an effect on how the pump works etc.. Another solution is to get a drain plug and just plug it off, however I like the idea of draining that part of the washer so water doesn't sit and start to smell...
Has anyone done this retro-fit? Thanks so much, Rob (rob . mctavish @ gmail . com)

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  • robmctavish Oct 23, 2008

    HI there, I've posted the instructions online at: http://www.sfu.ca/~mctavish/00411534.JPG the drain doesn't drain into the tub, it is meant to drain into a hose, but where does that hose drain to... It is used in my suite and my tenant doesn't always wipe it out I believe.... Thanks for your help, Rob


  • robmctavish Oct 23, 2008

    I know I could get a connector, a hose, and a Y connector and attach a hose to the drain then put a Y into the drain hose that comes down the front, but I don't know what that hose does exactly, if the impeller gets too much water due to my new attachment will that stop it from working, or is there any vacuum as in a sealed system that I would mess up... all questions for LG to answer... I'm waiting for a call back from them. I've spoke to numerous agents and only one (Carlo in Canada) knew what he was talking about, unfortunately the parts place he sent me to didn't know what I was talking about and I can't get back in touch with him. Being 3 hours ahead of the call centre doesn't help either. Thanks for your help, maybe someone out there has done this and knows. Rob

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Hi not seen one of these retro types but having always wiped the seal and door after use as recommended with clean damp cloth prevents seal deteriation i would have thought this drain?on retro type that drains accumulation of any water from seal would be draining inside the outer drum and thro to drain into pump? seems odd?

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  • silver top Oct 23, 2008

    thanks for update and pictures? i can see the mystery of drain to where?? you explained my thought on problem now would be as you suggest re connecting to drum to pump hose ? but as you mention that this has been an update on front gasket seal which incorporates the drain hole ? i am wondering if this modification kit should also involve a replacement drain hose drum to pump ? and comes with a fitted/molded piece in it for attaching a small bore hose from seal drain to it? worth checking out b4 you diy your idea on the same lines ?

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