Question about LG Washing Machines
Have cleaned filter and bowl, but there is obviously other stuff backing up somewhere in the machine, but no idea how to pull the machine apart or where to look.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it's gunk or build up the marks should wash away. In this case run a long cycle using "affresh" or "washer fresh" with an empty load and use the hottest water available to help rinse the gunk out.
If the marks do not wash away, it could be grease due to a bearing failure. Listen for loud growling or grinding either by spinning the drum by hand or putting it into a spin cycle. If this is the case, the rear tub assembly (contains bearing) will need to be replaced. Not much can be done about the ruined clothes :(
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Its the felt drum seal (clothes getting stuck in there and getting the greasy adhesive on them). I took a Q-tip and slid it between the felt seal and the metal, and the color and consistency of what came out was the same as the marks on the clothes.
Call a Whirlpool tech, they can replace
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
This is a common problem on washing machines, if you predominantly do cold washes.
Over a period of time, a washing machine will accumulate a buildup of Soap Scum (excess soap & softener residue) which can stick to the inside of the drum.
This black coloured soap scum occasionally breaks away from the drum, and attaches to the clothing fabric during the wash cycle.
You can rectify this, by doing the following:
Firstly, purchase a packet of CITRIC ACID from your local grocery store (usually found in the baking isle).
Do the following procedure before going to bed:
1) Do a HOT WASH without clothes (Hi water level, with HOT water) - allow machine to fill with hot water, then add the CITRIC ACID to the water. Allow the machine to complete a FULL wash cycle (i.e. allow machine to agitate for 30 mins or so, then drain).
2) Fill the machine again with the HOT water / CITRIC ACID solution, but this time allow it to sit in the bowl overnight (no cycle).
3) Next morning, set machine to spin & drain (i.e. to empty the solution)
4) Set machine to fill with FRESH HOT WATER ONLY (no citric acid), then set machine to spin & drain. This will flush all remaining residue left in the bowl.
Note: Soap scum residue is caused by using excess detergent/fabric softener. Hot Water flushing should be done every 6 months.
Contrary to what the detergent manufacturers state, you should follow Samsung's instructions by using HALF the recommended detergent.
Samsung machines prefer LOW SUDS, and you may find by reducing the amount of detergent used, you may even eliminate the buildup of soap scum.
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Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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