Question about LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading SteamWasher
I have a 1.5 year old LG Tromm washing machine. I think it is having a problem getting hot water. When I start a cycle with a hot wash cycle, the washer spends about the first 5 minutes of the cycle just buzzing a little. After this, it starts filling with cold water and runs the entire cycle from there. It is like it tries to get hot water, then gives up. I never get the "IE" error that others report, but that always seems to be in reference to the cold water supply line being shut off for one reason or another. Here is the troubleshooting I have already done:
1. checked that hot water supply is on
2. checked the hot water hose for clogs/kinks
3. checked the intake filter for clogs
Any idea what is causing this? I dead intake valve? If so, how difficult of a job is it to replace this?
Any help is appreciated!
1. Make sure water comes out of the hot water hose into a bucket.
2. Check to make sure the solenoid valve is working. The buzzing is the 60Hz on the coil and can make a lot of noise if valve does not operate properly. Try blowing into the hot water port. If the solenoid is functioning properly air will move freely, if not its stuck.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Thank you Internet!
We had Floodsafe hoses on our Tromm 2277HW and I switched them out for the stainless braided hoses from Lowe's. New hoses, no problem. It's a fast open/close solenoid on the Tromm's and a water hammer arrestor can also help but we got a new well pressuretank and upped the mains pressure which kept tripping the Floodsafe device. These are probably fine ofr older top loaders but I'm upset I was advised to pay a premium for something which wasn't a good fit to beign with.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
Thanks Chihuahua31 for your latest insight. I happen to have the same type hoses on my Maytag washer (I just looked!). Anyway,the tag on the hose said to unhook it and that will reset it. I'm assuming that means at the faucet end (hopefully!). I have my machine attempting to rinse on hot right now -- it'll only fill on the 'wash' cycle, not the 'rinse' cycle since my machine only allows cold water for rinses. If that does the trick, at least I'll know what to do for future problems.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
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