A broken LG washer can cause major hassle, particularly when it doesn’t want to make use of cold or hot water. Not only is it frustrating to be faced with dirty clothes, but it can also be costly to hire an expert come in to fix the problem. Fortunately, many issues with hot or cold water inside the LG washer can be fixed easily by the homeowner. We will discuss common reasons that your washer isn’t running hot or cold water and offer step-by-step suggestions. We’ll help you figure out how to fix the thermostat and check the supply of water. It can save you money in the long run by not needing to repair your washer that’s not hot or cold.
Inlet Hoses and Screens
LG washers connect to your household water supply via fill hoses. They typically measure around 4-5 feet long and have wire mesh or a screen at the end which connects to the faucet. This screen is designed to prevent debris from entering the water inlet valve on the appliance. It is located at the rear of the. How to examine the condition of your LG washing machine’s filters and hoses:
- Start by making sure that the faucets and hoses are clean.
- Shut off the taps and disconnect the line of filling from the intake valve and look over the screens. Remove any dirt or debris.
- To determine if you have enough pressure for your hoses, place the ends of the hose in the bucket or tub and start the faucet. If the pressure is low then check the screens within the hose for dirt buildup or damage.
- You’ll need to purchase replacement hoses and screens from LG in the event that you spot any issues during these inspections.
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet valve in your LG washing machines supplies cold and hot water to washing and rinse. The valve has two solenoids, which control the inlets to control the hot and cold water supply. The valve is controlled through the electronic control, timer, and water temperature cycle selector. The electronic control, timer and selector for water temperature/cycle as well as water level/pressure switches operate the valve. How to examine the water inlet valve of the LG washing machines with an multimeter:
- Before beginning this test, make sure that your washer is disconnected from the power supply and water source.
- To take the valve out to check it, you’ll need to remove all or a portion of the LG washer cabinet. The valve is located right behind the hose connectors.
- Take a look at The LG washer’s valve to see if there is wear, cracks or wear. The valve has screens in it that may have built up dirt or debris, if so, it should be carefully cleaned as if the screens get damaged, you will need to replace the entire valve.
- The resistance of a properly operating valve differs from model to model. refer to your owner’s manual to determine what the reading of your test should be. Set the probes on the terminals of the valve with the Rx1 setting on your multimeter.
- If you don’t receive a reading that indicates continuity, you will need an LG replacement water inlet valve.
The lid switch in the top-load LG washing machine is a security device designed to prevent the motor circuit from operating when the lid is open. Certain models also have an inlet valve circuit that is controlled. The models come with an auxiliary switch on the lid that regulates the power source. If you’ve found that the water inlet valve on your LG washer isn’t receiving power, you must inspect the lid switch. How to examine the lid switch inside the LG washing machine
- Before beginning, verify that you have unplugged your LG washing machine.
- To find the switch, you’ll be required to remove the cabinet or top panel. After you locate it, make sure that the levers and actuators are not sticking or damaged and also that the switch is being operated mechanically.
- If there is no issue above, then remove the switch so that you can test it for continuity and set your multimeter to Rx1.
- Push the button to activate the switch. Next, use the probes to contact the terminals. The probes must touch the terminals at a pressure between zero and almost zero.
- If you get a different reading, you’ll need an LG replacement lid switch.
Selector Switch, also known as a Water Temperature Switch
The selector switch, also known as a water temperature switch selects the water temperature to be used for the rinse or wash portion of the process. The switch is able that supplies power to the proper solenoids of the valve to supply water. If you don’t have an electrical connection to the solenoids on the valve that opens water and the temperature selector switch is the cause. What to do to test the LG washing-machine selector switch with an multimeter:
- It is necessary to disconnect the LG washer before you test the washer and unplug electrical components.
- To test your appliance, remove the selector switch. You’ll also have to disassemble all or any of the cabinets in the washer. In many models, it’s connected to the frame of the LG washing machine.
- It is your job to test the buttons on the switch one at each. Begin by placing probes at the buttons’ terminals. Your reading should read infinity. Then, press the button and the reading will change to zero. After that, press the button to turn the reading back to infinity.
- If you get readings that do not match the previous descriptions, you will need to change your selector switch by LG.
Water Level Pressure Switch
The water level switch is a switch that operates under pressure that forms part of the water inlet valve circuit. The control panel usually contain this component. It is connected to the tub using a hose, or an air dome tube. This switch can be found below the tub in LG washers that have electronic controls. If the switch is damaged the switch may not provide power to the water inlet valve. How to test the water level switch of the LG washing machine
- Before you begin, disconnect the power source from the LG appliance.
- While the switch may be the problem and the air dome hose produces the same symptoms as an unreliable switch. Open your washer’s cabinet to discover the issue, and then remove the air dome hose. With one end sealed, blow into the other when the hose is submerged in water. No bubbles should appear on the surface.
- Remove the switch from the appliance and inspect it for indications of wear, damage, or cracking. It is likely to be at the sump area below the tub or in the area behind the control panel.
- It is possible to require a new water level switch from LG should you find problems while conducting the checks.
The timer or electronic controller is used to control the time that the valve for water inlet receives the power. A series of electrical contacts comprise the mechanical timer. These contacts are controlled by small motors as well as cams. These contacts will provide energy to the water intake valve circuit during the rinse, fill and rinse portions of the cycle. What can you do to check the timer control of a LG washing machine with the aid of a multi-meter
- Unplug the LG washing machine, then remove the control panel of your appliance and rear panel to find the timer.
- The timer needs to be taken off of your LG washer Do not pull directly on the wires, but instead pull on the metal connectors that are connected to the wires.
- The probes should be placed at the motor terminals. The test is for continuity and should receive an error of almost zero.
- If your test shows an error, you will need a LG timer replacement.
A LG washer with no hot or cold water is a frustrating problem that can be hard to fix, but it’s typically quite easy. You can identify the cause of common issues like clogged pipes, malfunctioning valves or incorrect temperature settings for your water using the suggestions in this article. Remember to always unplug the LG washer before attempting any repairs, and if you are unsure about any part of the process you should consult the manufacturer’s manual or consult a professional assistance. With just a little time and perseverance and a little patience, you will be able to get your LG washer operating smoothly and efficiently. This will save you from the inconvenience of dirty laundry and the expense of repairs.