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LG Washer WM0642HW: Not enough water

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).

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    There doesn't seem to be enough water - clothes come out of washer with dry spots. I tried the "soil and spin" received same code "255".

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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.

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    Annie r Oct 28, 2014

    What lid? There is no lid on a front load washer? Please advise. I am trying to troubleshoot the same issue.

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"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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