Question about LG WT5170V 4.7 cu ft High Efficiency Top Load Washer with WaveForce
What could be the cause of a high pitch noise at the beginning of the wash when the water is first entering the washer? There are no error codes in the display, and everything else seems normal.
Two possibilities: the water is coming in under pressure through a solenoid valve that is not fully open or the pressure pump is whining on its bearings.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My LG WM-2277HW washer started
Sounds like you need to replace the HALL sensor.
(On a scale of 1 - 10 in difficulty, I'd rate this repair a 3.5) It is part number 6501KW2002A and is covered by a seven year part warranty (motor and sensor covered). (warranty may not apply to products purchased at Sears, but part is not all that expensive anyway) No labor coverage after the first year, but it is rather easy to replace.
Unplug machine. Remove back cover (4 screws). Take off nut in the center and remove the rotor, which is just a metal "can" with permanent magnets on the inside. Remove grounding wire and wire clamp. Remove bolts with 10 MM wrench allowing you to take off the electric coil thing. Unplug the sensor, un-clip it from the electric coil thing, and replace.
The new HALL sensor has heavier components to help prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
Turn off your water supply valves and remove the water lines one at a time. Shine a flash lite in the water valve and see if the small screens are plugged with debris. These can be removed with needle nose pliers and cleaned. Replace and try it again. If the noise continues you need a new valve.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
That noise means it is blocked. Did you get the filters in the back of the machine at the inlets? I've been through heck with this.... check out what finally worked.
IE= Inlet Error. I have struggled with this problem. After much trial and error it appears that it is due to my well water. People who have city water will probably not have this problem with this machine. Well water or hard water buyers beware. This machine is VERY much a primadonna princess capable of stopping your rinse cycle at the slightest imperfections. This is the Princess and the Pea of Washers... but I have a series of possible solutions that will have you appreciating her primadonna superiority once again.
Troubleshooting... Listen.... Does she sound like she is struggling and no water is coming in? If so then it isn't. The cycles will last forever as she makes all sorts of grunting noises. Something is preventing the water from coming in. It could also be that the pressure in to the washer is under 55 psi.
a. I have adjusted the pressure in the pumphouse to allow for minor fluctuations so that the machine will have at least 55 psi.
b. Take off the hot and cold inlet hose and clean the screen at the back of the washer. The two screens are supposed to come out of the male receptacles. They are fragile... beware. I use a squirt bottle/atomizer to clean these screens as mine chipped and will not budge.
c. You can add a screen just off the faucets so that you don't have to move the machine each and every time you get an IE error. This helps but does not solve.
d. I installed a faucet filter that I bought from Home Depot in the PVC sprinkler's section. They are made of a black plastic material and can easily cross thread, so be careful. They look about the size of a one liter container and unscrew midway to reveal a removable cylindrical mesh filter. This makes it possible to widen the surface area where tiny particles can be trapped without totally blocking flow to the inlet sensor. :-) When installing this make sure to completely rinse the hoses, and all screens coming into the machine. I took the shortcut first and thought my idea had failed only to discover that the screen behind the washer was partially blocked.
e. Periodically remove the filter and clean. Depending on the quality of your water, you may need to do this at all the points that have a screen.
I now have a screen washer between the sprinkler system filter and hose and the one that comes installed inside the male ends of the inlets for the water hoses. This has helped enormously.
f. Another possible offender is the soap and softener dispenser. To remove and clean press down on the plastic toggle piece on the soap side, the whole drawer should slide off and clean. Non-HE detergents and softeners can create a buildup of gooey gunk. Just clean it. Inside the drawer space you can clean to increase flow. I use baby wipes.
g. Make sure that the filter on the bottom is free from obstructions. If there is water in the drum, you will be flooded if you remove. This is a last resort after all the inlet lines have been cleaned and cleared.
Note: It doesn't take much to lower the flow of water to the point that this machine will not run. Since you cannot override the computer on it to run a spin cycle or even advance to remove water it can be highly frustrating. I've learned to obey my machine and just clear every last possible inlet.
Best of luck.
Posted on May 30, 2010
SOURCE: My lg washer makes a
Hello Anne, welcome to FixYa.
I understand by your post you have an LG washer, that in your words "makes a high-pitched scream whenever the water is coming in", correct ?
If that is the case and indeed it is an LG WM2442 (if not please post with the correct model...though it should have little difference on the problem and solution) I would focus on the fill hoses and specifically the screens inside the valve itself.
This is what I mean, most times a scenario like this is due to insufficient water flow...not a strong enough stream (making a hio-pitch noise eminate from the valve)...I'd suggest you remove the fill hoses and check and clean the screens in the valve.
**Some fill hoses also have screen at the inlet end of the hose...where it connects to your home taps so check there as well**
Let me know what comes of this or if anything is not clear and I will continue to assist you going forward if necessary. Should this fail to remedy the issue, it will need to be determined if it is just during the hot fill or cold and replace the related valve.
Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck. Please keep me posted as to how you make out before going forward if you feel unsure.
Posted on Sep 15, 2011
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