Question about LG WM2487H Front Load Washer
Posted by Anonymous on
For the washer to spin, it must first drain the water out of the tub. Since you are hearing a rattling noise, and your washer will not drain, most likely the problem is the drain motor itself. The impeller wears out on the shaft, and start to wobble, and make a vibrating/rattling noise.
Posted on Nov 26, 2014
You will need to replace the drain pump motor. The pump impeller has separated from the motor shaft. You can push it back on, but it will just come off again. I have not tried adding adhesive because I didn't want a call back. That may work if you want to try it. To replace pump motor:
Take the rectangular recess out by using a putty knife on the left or right side, Remove phillips screws mounting pump. Pull machine forward about two feet to allow you to tilt the machine back to lean it against the wall. Reach under to access the pump. It is held in place by a plastic tab you can depress to remove, but if you break the tab, don't worry, as the mounting screws will hold your pump in place just fine when reinstalled. Remove pump by disconnecting hoses and electrical plug. Change out pump motor (three phillips head screws)
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
Check and see what type detergent you are using. I bought regular liquid detergent and the machine began making noise during the spin cycle and the drum would not spin. I was informed that you have to use detergent that is labeled HE (High Efficiency). The regular liquid detergent will suds up during the wash cycle which then causes the drum to slip and not spin during the spin cycle. What you are hearing during the spin cycle is the drum slipping. Unplug your washer for 30 minutes and let it reset. This lets the suds dry out. Run a cycle with no spin to rinse out the drum. This should eliminate your problem. If you have clothes in the machine, run a cycle with no spin, just don’t add any more detergent. Then run the normal cycle with spin a second time with no detergent. I hope this cures your problem.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Pretty easy fix with a couple of strong backs. Get some pillows, lay machine on its side opposite of the lint door so pump can be seen from bottom. Unscrew cover, then 2 remaining screws that hold pump assy to machine frame. 3 screws hold motor to pump housing that is now pretty easy to get to. mark wires and disconnect. My guess is once you have motor out yo will likely find an offending coin or something. What happens is lint screen eventually needs cleaned, but something like a coin will rest on top of it and when you remove screen by default it will fall into tube to the pump, just has no where else to go, and it's a murphys law thing. Since pump is brushless, the coin likely does no harm except mess up your day, Reverse process, Wash away
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
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