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LG front loader not draining properly

When the cycle starts, the water comes pouring out of the soap dispenser area. When we quickly pulled it out, we noticed that the water was not draining down into the washer fast enough and was backing up out of the soap tray. We have heard about a lot of clogging issues with this washer. There are no authorized service providers in our area. We need to know how to access the water drain (into the unit, not the drain out of the unit) so that we can check for clogs.

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  • islandingram Nov 03, 2007

    Thanks for the quick response!! We don't use fabric softener, so all that was relatively clean. The problem is after the water goes through the soap dispenser, there is a "tunnel" that leads the water into the washer. That is where the water is getting backed up. It no longer drains fast enough and therefore causes the water back up into the soap tray, spraying out of the door and down the front of the machine. We believe that there is some blockage in that tunnel, but don't know how to access it.
    Thanks again!
    Island Ingram

  • glor1 Nov 09, 2007

    have pulled out the soap dispenser tray - now need to get a screw driver to take off the part that holds tray in place to see if something is blocking it.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Well I've had my LG Tromm since august of 07, just in the last day(2 loads), I've noticed the soap tray is full of water after the cycle ends, I pulled it out,
    it was pretty gummed up with soap(HE)residue, so I gave it a good cleaning, popped it back in did another two loads and the problem seems to have been rectified.

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My LG front loader is stopping during the drain cycle (making a humming sound as if it is trying to drain, but can't....What can I do?

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Eagle 388's solution was perfect. My fabric softener dispenser has been blocked for months. His solution worked perfectly. You saved me heaps of money, time and inconvenience....Thank you!

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First, make sure you don't have your drain hose shoved down in the drain standpipe too far. If you don't leave an air gap for the drain hose, this will often cause poor drainage problems and/or siphoning of the water as it tries to fill (this may be a cause for your soapy clothes, too). The drain hose should rest inside the standpipe so that pipe is not sealed and the hose is not sitting in the drain trap. You can check your drainage also by connecting a wet/dry shop vac to the drain hose and try to pull water through it from the machine. There will be some residual water that remains in the tub after washing. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Unplug machine.
2. Remove the lower kick plate under the door. There will be a screw in the bottom corners of the panel holding it on.
3. Find the drain pump. It will be on the right-hand side and is usually white in color. The drain hose from the bottom of the tub will be connected to it.
4. Remove drain hose from standpipe and connect a wet/dry shop vac (if you have one) to the end of it.
5. Turn vacuum on and watch the drain hoses from the tub and from the pump. If the hoses collapse, you have a clog somewhere.
6. Remove the drain hose leading to the pump. Check the impeller area of the pump for debris. This is usually where coins, clothing labels and other items get caught.
7. Clean out the pump and drain hoses.
8. When finished, reconnect any drain hoses that you previously removed making sure you get a good seal with the hose clamp BEFORE you fill the machine. If you notice a leak during fill, hit the "CANCEL" button to stop. Make sure you place the drain hose back in the standpipe too.

Now...dispenser problems are usually the result of fabric softener and mildew. If you remove the dispenser tray from the machine and look inside the compartment on the front of the washer, you will notice a series of small holes in the overhead portion of the cavity. This is where water gets dispensed into the tray and flushes softener, bleach and detergent into your wash. If these holes get clogged, the tray will not dispense properly. Take a rag and clean this area thoroughly using some hot water. The water will need to be warm enough the melt any fabric softener residue that may have accumulated over time. Next, clean the area really good with some bleach solution to get rid of any mildew. You may have to use something to clear all the holes of debris. Often fabric softener is the culprit and it cakes the holes up. A simple wiping down with a rag may not be enough to do it. A cotton swap of tooth pick works great at cleaning these holes. This is also a good time to take the dispenser tray and soak it in some hot water in the kitchen sink to clean it out as well. Good luck to you and let me know if you find this advice helpful.

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    eagle338 Nov 03, 2007

    Remove the lower front
    panel just a couple of screws usually
    #19 amd #18

    Sometimes coins, zippers, lint, bra
    under wires will get caught/jammed in the drain pump assembly and stop it from
    running/working.
    The hoses can be removed from the
    pump to check for any foreign objects or the pump ( the part where the pink and
    white wires are ) can be totally removed by unclipping the wire harness and
    removing the two 5/16" bolts to check the pump assembly itself. The pump can be
    taken apart to check inside....if needed.


    The pump assembly is in the front right corner...

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    eagle338 Nov 03, 2007

    here's d pic..

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    eagle338 Nov 03, 2007

    Also pls note that i am just a college student and may not be able to respond to your posts immediately..Pls have patience..I will always try my best to get the problem fixed but it may take some time..
    Regards,
    Eagle.

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