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LG Front Load Washer

About 2 out of ten loads creats a big puddle of water on the floor. I have examined drain lines. There is no leak or overflow from the tube. Also all pluming connections are tight . I cant seem to find where the water is coming from to begin reparing.

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  • baylie Jan 08, 2008

    It seems to me it is coming from the air vent for safety. I have notice that water spots are under it. I have called for it to be checked but I am still waiting to schedule.

  • outdoor guy Jan 29, 2008

    I noticed water on the floor. The water comes from what appears to be a vent at the top of the washer. The owner's manual provides no help.

  • simcompany Feb 08, 2008

    I too have a leak fom my LG WM2688 front loader. My water leak only happens when I use the HEAVY load cycle (towles). Serviceman came out and found no obvious prolem.

  • jill renee Mar 20, 2008

    I am finding small puddles of water under the machine after loads of towels and also jeans. Other times, there are small dried water spots...so obviously it has done it before and at other times. There were 2 occasions that I had very LARGE amounts of water when washing rugs and bathmats. What's the deal...the reason I bought this was to be able to wash LARGE loads!! Mine is still under warranty, just under 1 year of using it...what do you suggest. I always disliked my topload "old" maytag because of the off-balance issues...but at least that machine knew enough to turn off. Never had water on my floor before this. Please advise! I have a finished basement below my laundry room and really don't want a disaster!

  • gators07 May 27, 2008

    i actually caw the leak, at the 6 minute on the timer , ie rinse cycle. saw suds /water coming out the airvent under the water hookup on the back.

    this is a very intermittent problem with our lg 1814.

    will try less HE soap, will try a pressure reducer on the line.

  • gators07 May 27, 2008

    5 others described the same problem with their wm1814cw. water on the floor after a wash cycle. and it appears to be intermittent.

    i lucked up, saw low suds/water coming out of the air-vent ? right under the in-hoses while it was spinning out the rinse water with 6 minutes left on the timer, but it had to start a minute or more sooner as some had already puddled on the floor. we use HE soap in the suggested amount.

    is it possible while in spin cycle some air is sucked in somewhere causing an excess that goes out the airvent picking up water/suds ?

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I've had trouble with my LG WM016CW front load washer leaking from the start. After many service calls, a Sears tech finally figured out that the water was running out the air vent on the back of the washer(leaks out even when no soap is added, so it's not a soap issue). The Sears tech called LG and it turns out that there should be mushroom valve(not on the original parts list) installed between the tub and air vent hose to prevent water from leaking through the air vent. That seems logical, so why wasn't the valve installed to begin with? LG is obviously aware of the problem, so why haven't they had the courtesy to inform their authorized techs? No, instead they wait for some poor tech to call them, then give out a part number that has proven to be dfficult or maybe even impossible to get(been 2 weeks and still no part). I believe LG is trying to hide the fact that the valve was left out of the original washer design and they do not want to go to the expense of correcting their mistake. Wish I could just return the washer, who wants one that leaks?

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