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Recently, my LG WM2701HV washer has been malfunctioning. When I press the power button, it turns on and then shuts off immediately. I would have to hold the power button for at least a minute or 2 and play around with the knob until it decides to stay on. Not sure what is causing this. Anybody having any similar issue?

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It is possible that the machine does not start off the cycle because there are errors or back feedback from the inputs. For the program to start up the main program controller must initiate the INLET valve to open up and allow water to flow into. If this does not happen then the voltage at the inlet valve must be checked or the fault relates to no voltage from the controller. This means the controller is a suspect.

If the water flows then the flow should be good, if not the inlet valve is bad or there is dirt in the filter. Also check the flow at the inlet of the water line. Once the water comes into the system the WATER LEVEL SENSOR - normally a pressure switch- must activate at the preset/chosen level to give the signal to the program controller to switch on the motor. What is most important for the motor to start functioning is that the door switch must be ON when the door is shut or this will be an error for starting the motor for rinse and wash.

Finally after the wash the drain valve will be activated, the water is allowed to come in to rinse and then finally the dry spin with the drain valve/pump activated so as to drain off all the water from the clothes during the spin.

Make sure that a fault in any of the cycle will relate to the specified action, so check the command from the program module and then the executing device be it the valve or motor or pump.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2011

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2011

    To be more specific, there is no error code when the issue occurs. It happens randomly. One day the machine works with no problem and the next the error happens. After holding down the power button for a couple of minutes, the machine stays on and I'm able to select the cycle and start running. However, that method doesn't always work and I end up having to repeat the process multiple times. At this point, I suspect it is the control board.



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