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I hold down the tub clean for 3 seconds & the prewash turns on

I hold the tub clean button down for the 3 seconds the book tells me to, when I do the prewash light comes on and the washer starts a 1hr 25min cycle. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to contact LG?

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You need to turn "off" the "spinsense" feature before you can successfully activate the 'tub clean' cycle.LG won't tell you this.Just make sure you turn it back "on" after you are done,as you probably turned it on for a good reason.

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