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I have an LG front loading washer, Model WM2050. I washed 2 small area rugs and the backings disintegrated. I cleaned out the tub and gasket, but I am afraid to run the washer for fear I will ruin it further. Is there anything I can do or do I need a service call? Thank you.

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  • dtmclennan Mar 12, 2011

    I ran an entire cycle and did not have any problems. I don't know if anything will appear down the road though. Thank you for your help.

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If the backings disintegrated and you do not see them in the tub, you'll need to check the clean out on the unit, on the bottom-left corner, this cap will unscrew and you can pull out the clean out filter, and see. If you have tons of debris in there, you may have a nasty clog, and most likely didn't make it any further than the clean out. It may have even burned the drain motor out, and that may also need replacement.

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  • dtmclennan Mar 12, 2011

    I cleaned everything out in the tub. There was really nothing in the clean out filter...is that a good sign?

  • Ben Mar 12, 2011

    If you do not see any debris, I'd say give it a shot, try the drain spin option if your LG has that setting, or you can just power the unit on, and hit the spin speed setting, then press start/play.

    Post back if it was successful, and you may be good to go.

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