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LG Washer gushing water out of the lint trap in bottom left corner

Yesterday I cleaned out my lint trap on the bottom left corner of my machine and when I put the trap back in and turned it it felt different. Like there was no tension....we read about it and thought maybe it was the circulation pump...replaced it still gushing water. Is there a gasket in the lint trap that can go bad? Or do you have any suggestions on what else it could be? Thanks for you help!!!

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Get a flashlight and check the fittings. Yes there is a gasket.

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SOURCE: lg front load washer leaking from bottom of machine

I just fixed this problem - there is a rubber hose that hooks the bottom of the drum to the drain and recycle pumps - it is ribbed and it developed a hole. To confirm and repair (repair can be done from the front of the machine)

  1. Unplug the machine.
  2. Drain whatever water you can from the machine using the stoppered hose behind the bottom left panel
  3. Unscrew the visible screw holding the plastic in place near the drain hose and filter
  4. If you can pull the plastic recessed piece out, there is one screw visible behind it - unswcrew this. If you cannot pull it out now, you should be able to get it after you remove the screws in step 10
  5. Pull out the detergent drawer (push in the middle back "botton" to release the drawer to pull out fully)
  6. Unscrew two screws in the drawer area.
  7. Pull the top of the electronics assembly away from the machine and lift the assembly out (place on top of the machine or hook it out of the way)
  8. Open the door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door seal (be careful as the seal can be torn)
  9. Pull the seal away from the metal front panel, then close the door
  10. Remove four screws at the top of the front panel (that were behind the eletronics assembly) - If you already have removed the screw from step 4, proceed, otherwise lean the top of front panel out and pop the plastic out, hold panel in place and remove that bottom screw from step 4.
  11. Lift front panel about two inches, swing the entire front panel to the right and set against something - You should now be able to see inside the machine.
  12. There is a black hose right in the middle - when I squeezed mine a little, I could see where the water was dripping out from the bottom.
  13. There are three clamps - two that can be squeezed with pliers and removed, one that has to be unscrewed (phillips head screw - it is a bit blind as the screw faces the back of the machine) - Once I got mine off - I could see the hole.
  14. Order replacement and reassmble in the opposite order

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: LG Senseclean washer dryer combo won't dry

The problem is likely due to lint build up in the condensing unit. I found a solution here:

I also had a softball size ball of wet, packed lint in the condensing unit. I found that the unit can be cleaned without tools or dis-assembly by:

  1. draining the water.
  2. laying the washer on it's back.
  3. removing the hose clamp on the rubber bellows that connects the drum to the condensing unit (right hand side of machine).
  4. digging the lint wads out with your fingers and a small screwdriver.
Happy drying!

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: LG WM3677HW Pump Problem

No need to go in through the top to remove the pump on a WM3677... i've removed mine seems-like a dozen times already, and will soon replace it.
Be sure all the water is out of the washer before starting.

We have a training problem with not cleaning the lint trap, and the pump gets jammed. The design is bad; it traps some REALLY nasty gunk underneath the impeller (in the cavity).
Anyhow, when facing the machine, put a low step-stool to the right of the washer and (carefully!) tip it over onto it's side, resting on the stool. Pad the stool with a towel, if you're careful.
The pump is in the bottom of the machine, towards the front/face on the now-higher side. That's the left, as facing the machine.
First, remove the lint-trap, and the plug in the drain line (small black hose). Remove the access-panel plastic piece, it is held in by one small phillips screw.
Note the 4 wires attached to the pump. Remove them, they are spade-connectors. Note the color/position if you like, but it's not really important.
Reach behind the pump and pull off the small hose. This is the sprayer, and it does not have a clamp on it.
Use large channel-lock pliers to compress/slide back the clamp on the large rubber hose that goes from the drum to the pump. This is the supply/suction side. Remove the hose, but be sure not to dislodge it from the bottom of the drum.
The ribbed hose also has a compression clamp. This is the drain hose.
Remove two of the three phillips screws that hold the pump in, they are under the plastic panel we removed a minute ago, on the front of the machine.
Holding the pump with one hand, remove the last screw. The pump is free.

Assembly is the reverse, and don't forget to put ALL the hoses back!

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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