Question about Washing Machines
Whenever we wash hots (primarily towels and bedsheets) the items stink terribly. After the clean towels are on the closet for a day or two, you can't open the door w/o losing your breath. We tried using more soap and fabric softener, but it doesn't work. We have gone so far to throw away all of the older towels and replaced with new thinking/hoping they had some sort of bacteria in them. Guess what...the new ones stink now too.
We've tried running bleach and vinegar (separately, of course) through an emply cycle, but it has no effect. We did not have this problem with our last washer. Any ideas?
On another note - how difficult is it to replace the control board in these machines? The lights are constantly blinking and the thing beeps excessively. I ran the diagnostic and it says the board needs to be replaced. Any advice/ideas are appreciated.
Hi john, There is a blue cover that i am suspecting you are missing from the softener/bleach dispenser. It fits over the two tubes in the dispenser and it siphons the water out. It is part number 22002266. Also the machine has a water filled balance ring. It is normal to hear sounds of water when the tub is turned. If you can see water in the spinner its a different story.
Posted on Nov 24, 2007
I have this problem as well.. All washing machines manufactured nowadays are energy effficient, which means that they don't use as much water as the older models. This can result in a build-up of bacteria in the top part of the washing machine, which is clogging up the bit where the water comes through to flush the fabric conditioner into the drum. What I have to do every so often, is to take the top off the washing machine and clean out the layer of black slime that has built up, blocking the holes where the water goes into the washing machine. Another contributory factor is that the usual program used is a 40 degree wash, which is not hot enough to completely flush the machine through. Manufacturers recommend running a 90 degree wash once a month with just washing powder in iit, no clothes. Hope this is some help
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
The control board program has many sensors built into the unit to determine when to dispense the bleach and the softener. LG tech documents doesn't list when these liquids are dispensed so there must be a program that matches the current operation and loads of each wash program. That's the best answer I can give you at this time.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
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