Question about Washing Machines
Need an instruction manual for LG Wm-1290 FHB Please, is it poss. to download it?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Some of the LG washers have a 10 year warranty on the motors and your issue could be fixed for free by LG if your problem is the motor.
Open the door of the washer and spin the inner tub fast and listen to find out if you hear a bearing or if it is the motor.
If the bearing is bad, labor and parts would be around $490 - $700. This is a major repair because the bearing is sold with the back half of the outter tub assy. So, you just cannot replace the bearing.
If its the motor, call LG about a posible warranty repair.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
SOURCE: model # wm 1290 fhb
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you CLean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and held in by a round cover/knob.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
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