I have an LG model WM0642HW front load washer. I've had the water saving front load washers before, our last was a maytag which worked fine. This one doesn't seem to be using enough water. I've been watching through the door and the clothes aren't really wet near the end of the wash cycle.
Is there an adjustment I can use to get the machine to use more water? I saw a tip about pressing "soil level" and "spin speed" at the same time, which I tried and the machine says 255 when I press them (machine is current in spin mode so I can try again when the next load is filling).
Turn clockwise the water level sensor set screw a half turn "clockwise" under the top of the machine lid.This is the only way to rid yourself of the WICK WATER RUB WASH METHOD that is just terrible. Especially with a full load ! BELIEVE ME. I really wonder if consumers who have the WM0642HW earlier produced version with the nozzle spray system in the top of the door seal are having these troubles?. Mine is a 2009 verson of the WM0642HW, No Forced Water Recirculation. ( Discontinued) and how it was preset for fill at the factory made it perform terribly. Only after i adjusted the water level sensor does it perform well the first time around. Have yet had to rewash anything since the adjustment i made for the fill level. Good Luck.
"Turn clockwise the water level sensor set screw a half turn "clockwise" under the top of the machine lid." This remedy worked well; I now have sufficient water to wash my clothes. Important: In order to remove the lid to the washer, remove the screws in the rear, slide the lid back, and it will come right off. If you try to pry the lid off using a flat head screwdriver, you will bend the retaining metal. It has to slide backward at least 1" to come off. The screw mentioned here is the only one within view that may be turned. As the other post stated, only turn it 1/2 turn clockwise; otherwise, you will have too much water in the machine.
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The PE error or fault code indicates that the machine is overfilling with water. This washer is equipped with a water level pressure switch. As the machine fills, the pressure increases on the switch, at the set pressure, the switch cuts power to the water inlet valve and the water stops flowing into the washer. If the pressure switch fails to sense properly, or the water inlet valve fails to shut off the unit can overfill. This situation can also be caused if the machine does not drain properly. First, check to see if water ever enters the machine when it is turned off. If so, replace the water inlet valve. Next, check the drain line to be sure it's not clogged or kinked. Next, check to see if the drain pump is working properly and removing the water from the previous cycle. If all of those check out, you may need to replace the pressure switch.
this hapened to me years ago it was an easy fix I took apart my washer ther should be a belt that almost looks like a belt off a car it probably went off track once you get it apart try spinning the belt you should be able to fix yourself
Hi, LE code stands for locked motor error. When this error code appears in your front load washer it indicates a fault in the motor unit. 1 . Check the connections to the Coil/Stator at the rear of the unit possibly it should be something like a broken wire. 2 . Coil/Stator Assembly will be defective preventing the drive to operate.You should go for a replacement of that assembly. Thank you !!
I have a (2009 )WM0642HW.The new ones don't have the Forced Water Recirculation Nozzle that's in the top of the door seal. LG quietly (discontinued) that feature. If you do see a WM0642HW with a spray nozzle in top of the door seal in a showroom somewhere, it was a WM0642HW manufactured ( assembled ) a long time ago.Currently produced WM0642HW will not have the Water Recirculation feature installed. There may still be some older version "new" WM0642HW units out there somewhere? But most of them are display models or unavailable ,and with a shorter motor warranty. 7 years instead of current 10 years on new versions of the WM0642HW.But getting back to your question, the washer fills by water entering the cylinder through the back top left side of drum as it flows from the dispenser compartment via a hose.The opening is right behind the cylinder baffels location. It has no fill nozzle at the front gasket edge like some other brands have. My washer did not clean well at all with full loads. Only after i turned the water level switch under the top lid "clockwise" a half turn ,does it now fill up to the bottom of the door rubber seal.My clothing now tumbles in a pool of water instead of a WICK WATER RUB WASH that it was doing previously. It's a 100 times better with the few gallons of extra water inside, BELIEVE ME. What i say is from experience with this exact model.Turn up the water level so it can tumble in some water. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE! You'll have nothing but grief until you've had enough and have the desire to turn it up alittle.Just have it set to fill to the bottom of the door gasket.Everything will be saturated at the start of the wash and not towards the end of the wash segment.
I have this problem and you can find the solution on this same web page by searching. It is likely the Hall Sensor that needs to be replaced (see proflevy posting on Jul 16, 2008). According to the postings, it is from soap build up on the sensor and replacing it costs $18 for the part and is easy (many responses on this). I am waiting for the part and will try to fix mine soon.