There’s a good chance you’ve had the annoyance of a LG washing machine that would not stop filling up with water. It’s not just a waste of water and energy, it can also cause damage to your floors or even to your LG washing machine itself.
We’ll go over common issues and provide step-by-step instructions for fixing a LG washer which keeps filling up with water. There’s all the details you require to fix the issue with your LG washer, no matter whether you’re a pro or a novice. If you’re looking to fix that pesky LG washer, read on!
Water Inlet Valve
The Water Inlet Valve of your LG washing machines is used to supply the tub with cold, hot or warm water. The valve is operated by electronic solenoids, which are controlled by the electronic control board or timer as well as the water level control switch, or pressure switch. The water inlet valve may be the cause of your issue if your LG washer fills continuously during the course of. To verify that the valve is at fault disconnect the LG washer as soon as the symptom is observed.
If the LG washer continues to fill, it is likely that the valve that allows water to enter is inoperable. The problem may be in the electrical circuit that controls the valve. How to test the water inlet valve in the LG washing machine with a multi-meter:
- Similar to all other tests, make sure that you have shut off the power supply to your LG appliance prior to starting. You’ll be conducting electrical tests on the components.
- Locate and remove the water intake valve. It’s located behind the hose connections. To get to it, you will need the rear panel to be taken off.
- Check the valve visually to see if there are any signs of wear or damage. You’ll need to replace the whole valve if it has screens.
- With a multi-meter on Rx1 make sure you connect the probes to the terminals of the valve. You should get a different reading for every model. Refer to your manual to determine what you should get.
- You will need a replacement LG water inlet valve if the valve is damaged or the test results are not in accordance with the recommended test results.
Water level switch & pressure switch and air dome tube
The water level switch, activated by pressure from the water, is used to regulate the water level within the tub. The switch is usually located in the back of the control panel and may include a hose or a dome tube that connects it to the tub. On LG washers with an electronic control, this switch may be located in an area called the sump that is underneath the tub.
The water will be able to fill the tub and pressurize the air inside, pressing against the diaphragm. The valve to let water into the tub will be controlled by the switch, which will turn off the valve at the proper level of water. The washer may overfill if it is damaged or leaky. If the switch is not working properly, it could result in the machine overfilling. How to check the water level in aLG washer machine:
- It will involve electrical components so make sure to disconnect the washer from power before you start.
- Open your LG washer’s cabinet in order to find and remove the switch for water level, as well as the air dome tube. Once removed, plug into one of the ends of the tube put it into water, and blow into the other end. An undamaged hose will not contain any bubbles that come out of it.
- Examine the hose and valve for wear, cracks, or damage. If you find any problems after the above inspections, you might need LG replacement Water Level Switch.
A washing machine from LG that isn’t filled with water could cause costly and frustrating problems. You can cut down on time and cash by understanding the root of the issue and then taking steps to fix the problem. The issue could be a water level switch that is not working or a clogged inlet valve.
The solutions described in this article can help you get your LG washing machine working again. It’s always a good idea to refer to your washer’s user manual for specific troubleshooting steps and safety precautions before attempting repairs. If you’re not certain if it’s possible to fix the issue at home, it’s better to engage an expert to make repairs. In the end, with a small amount of experience and the right approach you can repair your LG washer that’s not filling with water and return to doing laundry in a breeze.