Question about LG WD-12126RD Front Load Washer / Dryer
This web site has a copy of manual. I found it by searching in Google for: lg wd-3243rhd manual
The manual gives LE as meaning there is a motor overload, which may well mean a faulty sensor.
Note that the manual warns against putting stuff of the top of the machine because this can cause overheating.
Note also that CoolTech sounds experienced. I just read manuals.
Posted on May 30, 2008
SOURCE: LG Washing Machine All-in-One
Some magic happened today!
I got the thing (wd-12331ad) to dry without having to run a wash first!
Also, I seemed to get it to do a spin only run...
The way to get it to dry :
(for a set time - I've not managed to get any of the auto-dry settings to work)
from machine being off:
> press the power button.
> press the "Dry" button 'til "Time" lights up
>>> press "Dry" again to get the desired duration
> press the spin button 'til the spin speed shows blank/ the RPM light goes out.
> press "Start/Pause"
It will then dry for the number of minutes specified!
Not perfect, I know but that's serious progress from where I was before; having to re-run a wash cycle to get it to dry anything...
Something to note:
- The machine worryingly sounds like it's starting to fill with water when you start the "Just Dry" program which scared me at first. BUT it stops after a second or so (I think it's just cleaning out the detergent tray so it doesn't bake any leftover powder)
For "spin only" from machine being off:
> press the power button.
> press the spin button
>>> if you press "Start/Pause" now you get a 13 minute 1200 spin cycle
>>> press the spin button again and then "Start/Pause", it seems to drain itself for 1 minute
>>> pressing spin repeatedly, cycles through the spin speeds.
Things I don't know:
- I don't know if you can combine spin and heat.
- I don't know whether the auto-dry programs are available
- I don't know what other programs are available from the "Dry"/"Spin" buttons
...So if anyone does any experimenting, please let us know the results, you never know, we might end up with a half way useful set of instructions! I'm starting to think the machine's not half as bad as it seems when following the manual alone.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
SOURCE: Dryer will not Dry!
A conventional dryer uses 240 volts to heat air, which passes through the tumbling laundry, picking up moisture, which is then vented to the building's exterior.
Your dryer uses 120 volts to warm air, which picks up moisture from the tumbling clothes, which then passes through a vent pipe in the back right corner of the dryer where a cold water spray causes the moisture to condense, run to the drain, and then is pumped out of the washer/dryer combo. There is no exterior vent to the outside of the building. Drying with your dryer will take at least twice as long as with a standard dryer. You can wash large loads, but can only dry small loads, and the clothes will not be as dry when dryer is finished as they will be with a standard dryer.
All that said, to make sure your dryer is performing as well as it can, you might like to take the back cover off and check the elbow at the very left bottom corner (when viewed from behind) to make sure nothing is obstructing the flow of water under the tub to the drain.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
The problem is likely due to lint build up in the condensing unit. I found a solution here:
I also had a softball size ball of wet, packed lint in the condensing unit. I found that the unit can be cleaned without tools or dis-assembly by:
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
My machine is doing just the same! It is about the same age as yours. I cannot believe this is it working properly, but the manufacurers are no help.
I am seriously thinking of getting rid of it, and would be loathe to touch an LG again.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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