Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Water will not drain and spin cycle will not start. Washer shuts down a few minutes into the cycle.
Don't call service, they will rip you off!
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Posted on Jul 16, 2008
This a common problem for all front loaders. Your washer will not drain or work 'cause your outlet filter is clogged. Usually this small door is on the left side front below of your washer. Expect some water to come out when you open the door, etc. Clean out your filter and refit.....things should be fine.
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
Listen to profylevy He is the washmachine god. I followed your instructions to the letter, even though you did label the picture wrong, ordered the part you said and it fixed my machine for $25.00 including shipping and 30 minutes of my time. Thanks
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Thank you so much! This worked great!
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
Thank You!! It worked great. With my husband deployed this was a laundry life saver.
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
There's no small door on my washer. Could it be in a different location?
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
Model: LDS5811ST, purchased at Home Depot 3/7/07 for $782.81. The LE error code appeared for the second time in just over three years. Troubleshooting revealed the motor (Part#
4681ED1004A) has failed again. First failure 5/08/08. Second failure 7/10/10. LG covered the first repair under warranty. However, this second repair they will not cover because "repair parts have no warranty" according to the customer service representitive I spoke with. Needing a dishwasher immediately, I researched Consumer Reports and purchased another model. What I found interesting though was LG has the worst reliability rating among all the manufactures tested, including all the big names and a few others I never heard of.
Recommendation: Avoid LG products. Other brands offer much better relaibility and cost less.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is the second time it happened to me and I had a repair man come out the first time. You need to have a shop vac with you so you can just pull the plug.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
This a common problem for all front loaders. Your washer will not drain or work 'cause your outlet filter is clogged or an unusually heavy load. The small door is on the left side front bottom of your washer. Remove the door with a putty knife or thin butter knife inserted in the middle top of the access panel door. Drain the water from the filter housing by pulling the tube out of the clip and unplugging, allow it to run into a bucket while the machine is in spin only mode. This mode is acheived when the washer is first powered on press the spin button until no spin is reached then run. Run in this mode until no water is draining from the tube in the bucket. Keep the tube as low as possible. When water has stopped coming out of the tube turn off the washer and unplug from the wall. This step is important because this resets the fault. Expect some water to come out when you open the filter housing by turning counterclockwise until you can pull the filter from its housing. Clean out your filter, return to housing turning clockwise until seated and recap the tube and place in the holder, refit the cover and plug back into the wall. Fixed. You may also need to lighten the load a bit but I always try full on load anyways. If it fails again just lighten, unplug wait >1 minute then replug and run.
Posted on Sep 16, 2007
Thank You, It Worked!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Sep 07, 2007
Regarding solution #4: This has worked for me in the past, but now it is not working. The water in my washer/dryer is refusing to drain. I can drain it manually through the drain but there is nothing clogging the area that I can access by removing the filter housing. Has anybody experienced this? Could it be clogged further into the system and - if so - any idea of how to handle it? The washer will fill and wash, but errors out when it is time to drain.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
Regarding the "LE" : there is a chip that must be replaced. You will need to contact a service person.
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Over-sudsing is the main cause of LE error codes. Using non-HE (high efficiency) detergents or too much detergent will cause stress on the motor. In addition, detergent residue can also cause leaking and odor. Follow these steps to resolved an LE error code caused by over-sudsing.
Step 1: Unplug the washer and allow the unit to sit for 30 minutes to give the suds time to dissolve.
Step 2: Plug the washer back in and press [Power] to turn on the washer.
Step 3: Do not choose a washing cycle. Press the [Spin Speed] key until "No Spin" is selected.
Step 4: Press [Start/Pause] to begin a drain only cycle.
Step 5: After the drain only cycle has completed, remove the clothing items from the machine. Turn the power back on and select [Rinse and Spin] and then press [Start/Pause]. This will remove excess soap suds and light residue from the drum. Repeat this step until no visible suds are in the drum of the washer.
Has a large load size been used with a gentle wash setting?
Gentle wash cycles such as Perm Press, Delicates, Hand Wash, and Wool/Silk should only be used for smaller loads. Because the cycles are more gentle while tumbling and spinning, too many items in the drum can register as an issue with the motor. In this instance reset the unit and run a test rinse and spin cycle.
Has the washer been overloaded?
Single bulky items or large loads can add extra weight to the drum and place stress on the motor. Remove some of the clothing and restart. If the issue is still present after a few items have been removed, unplug the washer for 30 minutes to allow the motor to cool and then restart the cycle.
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