Question about LG WM0742HGA Front-Load Steam Washer with 4.2 cu. ft. Capacity, 9 Wash Programs, 6 Temperature Levels, Spin Speed of 1,200 RPMs, Allergiene Cycand Rear Controls, 27, Pearl Grey Color, ChiLock, SeDiagnosis, Auto Balancing, Auto Sud RemovaForced Drain Sys
I have never experienced this problem with other washers and have used Gain for years. I have white towels and even used bleach and this did not help.
I think what is required is to clean the machine well , use a good cleaning solution and also vinegar with a hot water washing.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are multiple soleoid valves which run water through this tray. The valve connected to the bleach compartment is not functioning properly.
You can see these valves on back top of machine after raising the lid.
More info, let me know.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
This can happen with any front loading washer, regardless of the manufacturer.
One of the first things to do is make sure you're using the He (High efficiency) laundry detergent and only use a small amount, about 3 tablespoons or less. The trick is to not use so much detergent that you start getting a buildup in your machine. Also, if you have heavily soiled clothes, pre-treat them instead of adding more detergent to your wash cycle. This alone will result in better results.
Also, be certain the washer is properly leveled in all directions and to make some slight changes in your wash day schedule.
By making sure the washer is properly leveled, it will operate better and help minimize odors, as the spin cycle will get more water out, etc.
The other tip, that has really helped in our house, is to do all the hot water (whites) as the last load. Since we do use bleach when we wash our whites, along with hot water, the washer's last load will have had the best sanitizing cycle run through it before being left for the next load another day.
With the bleach and hot water, the washer gets a nice clean disinfecting wash which helps eliminate odors, germs, excessive soap, etc. and leaves the washer fresher. By doing this, we don't have to purchase other (more costs and expense) additives to run through the washer to attack the odor causing germs and gunk.
What good is a more energy efficient washer if I have to always run a special tablet/liquid cleaner in it each week without any laundry in that wash load? Seems wasteful to me to be doing an "extra" wash just to wash the washer. So I'm not a proponent of having to always use another product every week or month to have a washer work like it should.
However, if you've got an existing (smelly/moldy) washer presently, I would recommend that you use a produce called Whirl-Out, which will help dissolve the buildup that your machine currently has and get it clean again. Then you can follow the steps above to keep it from causing you issues in the future.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
You might check the water inlet valve on the back of the machine where the water hooks up. There should be a blue plastic water valve. remove the water hose on both sides hot and cold. At the blue water inlet valve inside the connector there are small filtering screens (similar to an areator valve on your sink faucet) They may be clogged by sediment and this would cause your low water issue and possibly the smell. Simply pull out the screens with a pair of needle nosed pliers and replace. Hope this helped
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
I have an LG front load washer too and sometimes my whites don't come out as nicely as they should. Usually draining the machine and running several cleaning cycles solves the problem. I hope it works for you!
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Do you have any error codes? It sounds like a heat problem but, if the heater is bad you should have a code displaying.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
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