Question about LG WM1814CW Front Load Washer
Over the past few weeks we've begun noticing water leaking from the underside of the washer. It's at more-or-less the centre of the washing machine close to the back, although it's hard to confirm just how far back the leak is without being able to lift the machine to look. The washer is 2 years, 8 months old, and the leak happens throughout the washing cycle while the drum is full. Has anyone had an experience with this one?
Thanks very much.
Here is the answer !!! My LG front loader has leaked once a year for the past 4 years. The rubber bellows (a part underneath the washer) cracks and causes the leak. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE USING TOO MUCH DETERGENT ... THAT JUST AN EXCUSE !!! The part costs around $12. Here's the link ...
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
The leak we had with our LG was not the bellows. It was coming from a split hose, the hose that is under an access panel on the front of the machine. Seems that when they were assembling the unit they cut the hose with the pressure clamp where it attaches to the inside of the machine. Had to cut a small portion of the hose and reattach it with the pressure clamp. Wasn't easy.
Happy to say that I have successfully prevented 15 people from purchasing the LG front load washer by telling them about the leaking and mold issues.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
Solution Number 3 was right on. And you can get the bellows part from the Repair Center that Solution Number 3 indicated. Repair Center was great, shipped it out the same day. I ordered 2 of the bellows, in anticipation that this will happen again. Only thing I would state is that you can tip the washer on its side and access the bellows from underneath. This keeps you from having to take the entire washing machine apart.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Where to start? All LG machines are garbage! Washer, Dryer, and Dishwasher never worked from day 1. I tried to contact Best Buy ( I won't shop there again) to trade back even for my old Whirlpool machines. LG Cusomer Service is useless. Dishwasher does not wash or dry, the utencil basket cannot handle knives or handles down without them poking through. The Dryer dries 80% of the time. The Washer leaks, leaves clothes wet and water in the soap dispenser. All of the machines take about 3 hours to get done what my last machines could do in 1 or less, how is that energy efficient?
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
I suggest taking the top panel off (2 screws in back leave the plastic piece on the lid). push hard back and lift lid off. now you can look in from the top. look for soap residue to see if water is leaking down the side of the cabnet. if none is evident check hoses. what makes you so sure its in the middle/back. if you only notice it during the wash cycle you may have to go in back and take off the panel check around the bearing behind the pulley in the tub, could be leaking
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
I don't know what you guys are calling a bellow however a bellow is not 12 dollars. Lg is one of the best front loaders out there and no l do not work for lg
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
I have to say something about our LG1814CW. We've had it for about 8 years and it has just started to leak, which brought me here to this page. Thanks for all your suggestions, folks. But 8 years in dry, dry Arizona is not too bad!!
Posted on Jun 07, 2014
I had the same problem - twice. It was a tiny hole in the bellows. They seem to be using some cheap material and it makes it prone to holes. The first time I had a repair guy fix it (warranty) and the second time I fixed it. You can buy the bellows from a parts store. I managed to do it without the special clamp wrench but it would make it a lot easier if you had it. It is unfortunate on such an expensive machine that they went with such cheap materials.
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
The LE code was for an overheated motor (per the LG help line). We had to unplug the machine for 30-60 minutes. We had clothes in the machine and had to run a Rinse cycle with no spin per the help line. We have not had the problem any longer, but we wash smaller loads now.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
D'ear kaycov i'm having the same problem le code won't spin either way and it did leak a bit before this I was hoping to get a solution too. My machine is a LG front loader and is only a couple years old. We figure we'd finally get a more expensive machine but are very sorry the old fashion machines rarely broke down and if they did we could at least fix ourselves. I agree with you i'll never buy that kind or brand again. It is a pity they do'nt give more info on the problem shooters of these modern day appliances Best of luck
from another disappointed customer
who thought buying a lg would be a wonderful experince
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
I have an lg front loader with the same problem. I am not using too much soap and have water intermittently on the floor--- lots of it. the warranty person could not find a problem.... blamed me and said to call back if it happens again. the washer is only a few months old and they are scheduled for tomorrow.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Le code and won't spin either way. it has been leaking for the last couple months, only small amount but a nusiance. any ideas, if i have to buy a new one it will not be this brand.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
It is so common that the drain leaks in many ways and
is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is
important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the
identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has
leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the
underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here.
In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the
house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside.
Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged or the drain hose clamps can be loose
on the grip which can all cause the leak to occur. Removing and cleaning the
drain pump/valve, tightening of the hose is also very important. Also water can
leak if there are gaps on the front door gaskets and must be checked but this
will happen only during the cycle and not on the drain cycle end.
Check for tips on the link below to identify parts and
Also check on the SEAL on the door and drum, it can also be worn out and reposition the drum to move out which can result in the noise when the spin is activated.
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