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Hi, I washed a candle, yes candle, in my daughters brand new lg dishwasher and now it doesnt work. Surprising i know. After spending days tearing it apart and removing all the wax out of the inside as well as pipes and hoses, etc it will now do everything but drain. Can you help?

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  • kaydburke Sep 03, 2008

    Sorry, it is LDF8812ST and i had trouble finding it also, but on the LG site it does come up but no helpful info only the users manual which i have. If i could find a schemtic or service manuall like the site you gave me originaly did it would be so helpful, But i have been unalbe to find such for this model. Thanks so much for trying. I hope you have better luck than i did.



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The problem is that when you ran a wash cycle.. the heater came on and melted the candle and some wax probably ended up in your pump or hoses in/out of that pump.. Since you did not provide a specific model number, I cannot provide specific details on how to dismantle everything but here is a link that you can get service manuals etc for LG products. Hopefully, yours is listed there and the details will be clear enough for you to clean everything up and get water draining again.
You might also find a detergent ( I am thinking liguid plummer or something ) that might break up any wax residue without having to open everything up to clean it.. Good luck and hope this helps you...

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  • Rick Gelin
    Rick Gelin Sep 03, 2008

    The model number ldeg8812bb you provided does not show up in my search at the LG site.. are you certain this is the Model Number.. Please check again and I'll continue looking for more info for you.. Regards..

  • Rick Gelin
    Rick Gelin Sep 03, 2008

    I'll give it a try and get back to you... hang in there...



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