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Pump motor cycles LDS5811

Replaced motor after getting a motor fialure code and also found a broken gray wire in the door. Now pump motor will cycle when in the rinse and wash cycle, It has run up to ten minutes at a time and sometime only for a few seconds. What controls the pump motor that would cause it to cycle, flow sensor, overload? There are also other discolored wires, but they don't show any cracking or stress.

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If your unit has a serial number that starts with 712 or lower then there may be an issue with the wiring in the door. This sounds like your case if you had a broken wire and discolored wires. The issue has to do with black, tarry residue getting on the wires and causing them to deteriorate from the inside out.

If this is your case, call LG customer service at 800-243-0000 and have them refer to service bulletin IDSW20070060. If your unit is out of warranty they may extend it to cover the repairs (the door liner and wire harness will need replaced).

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