Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Sounds to me that you have 2 problems.
1) It isn't being drained by the pump 'cos you are having to use gravity (!) so the pump has to be suspect,
2) the wash water is going straight out of the drain hose (with gravity but that's beside the point) so the drain valve has to be suspect. Its job is to be closed whilst water is being used in the machine and only open for drainage.
You can check the pump by the method I detail in the last paragraph of my filter and pump guidance notes below. On principle I would clean/clear out the filter AND check the hose from the bottom of the drum where the drain valve is, JUST IN CASE something is jamming the drain valve partially open ----------->
Here are my complete, general pre-typed guidance notes for checking both the filter and the motor ;-0)
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 most are 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 Mar 14, 2011
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