It can be frustrating and time-consuming to fix an issue with a LG washer that won’t start. Fortunately, there are several methods you can follow to resolve the issue.
We’ll discuss the most common causes that LG washing machine won’t start and give step-by-step solutions. No matter whether you’re a skilled DIYer or just starting out with DIY home repairs, this article will help you get your LG washing machine up and running in no time.
The lid switch is a security feature that is found on all top loading LG washing machines. The lid switch is typically situated under the top of the. It is mounted on or attached to the lid. This will activate the switch once it’s closed. The motor circuits as well as the timer are powered by the lid switch. How to test the lid switch on anLG washing-machine using a multimeter:
- Remove the plug from the power source to your LG washing machine.
- Take the cabinet off or the top panel, and then locate the lid switch.
- After finding the switch begin by ensuring that no levers or actuators are damaged or sticking and that the switch has been engaged mechanically whenever the lid is shut.
- If there is nothing wrong in the tests above, you can remove the switch and change the Rx1 setting on your multimeter. Hold the switch’s button. Place the probes on the switch’s terminals. The switch should give an error reading of zero.
- If you do not receive the same reading, then you’ll need a replacement lid switch.
Timer and Timer Motor:
The timer can be used to control all functions of the LG washer. A series of electrical contacts will be found on the timer. The contacts are controlled by a cam that is controlled by a motor. A few of the contacts within the timer are used to regulate the timer motor. If the timer in your washer is not moving, the timer or timer motor could be defective. How to test the timer and motor on a LG washer with the aid of a multimeter.
- Remove the power source of your LG washing machine from the source of power.
- Locate and then remove the timer from the appliance. You’ll have to take out the control panel and back panel in order to gain access.
- Set your multi-meter’s Rx1 setting and touch the probes to the terminals which control the motor (refer to the wiring diagram). You are testing for continuity, and you should get an error of near zero or zero.
- You will need the replacement timing timer If your test gives the results that are different.
Control of water level:
The water level control feature on LG washing machines allows the user to turn on and off the water valve at certain levels as well as to supply power to the timer motor to alter the level of water. If your washer is full however the timer doesn’t advance you may have a malfunctioning water level switch. How to check the water level control in the LG washing machine:
- Because you’ll be working with electrical components, it’s crucial to disconnect the washing machine prior to start.
- Before you decide to investigate the issue, you should eliminate the air dome hose to determine the source of the issue. To locate and take out the air dome hose, get out the cabinet. Put the hose into water and close the ends. Then , blow air into the ends to look for bubbles. You must also examine the tube for wear, cracks, or obstructions.
- If no problems are discovered in the above list, you may require a new water level switch.
Timer Knob and Dial and Skirt:
The timer knob or dial is attached to the shaft of the timer and will rotate when the timer goes through a cycle. The timer’s knob could be used to start the cycle by pulling on the knob , which triggers a switch inside the timer. The timer knob is usually made of plastic and reinforced by a keyed insert. The knob may crack or wear out over time, and then stop turning along with the shaft. This could make it more difficult to adjust the timer to the desired time. It will also cause the dial to not move along with the shaft as the cycle proceeds. How do you inspect the knob for timers on the timer knob on a LG washer?
- Unplug the LG washer from its power source.
- To locate the timer knob, you’ll need to remove the cabinet or back panel to reach the rear.
- Examine the knob to confirm that the timer engages as the knob is pulled out and then pushed into.
- If it’s not engaged, you’ll need replacement knobs.
The drain pump is used to remove water from the LG washing machine at the end of the rinse and wash portions of the cycle. The LG washer might not be able detect the tub is empty in the event that the drain pump fails. You should inspect your washer’s drain pump if it stalls during the wash or rinse sections. Certain models that are electronically controlled could display a fault message when this happens. If you’re LG machine is flashing an error message, you can refer to our list of appliances that show common fault codes to determine the root cause. How to check the drain pump inside theLG washing machine.
- Unplug your LG washing machine.
- Locate your drain pump. To access the pump you will need to take off the front panel of your appliance.
- After you’ve located the pump, look over the hoses and connections coming off the pump for leaks or damage.
- If the leak originates through the pump, then you’ll need a replacement pump.
Water Inlet Valve:
The water valve that is inlet to supply cold and hot water to the LG washer during the fill parts of the cycle. The valve will have at least two electric solenoids that open the valve when it is needed. The water inlet valve may be the reason why your washer ceases to move through the cycle, and then stops at the rinse fill or wash part. Check first that there aren’t any kinks within the inlet hoses and that they’re free of any restrictions. They should be clean. You can then verify the continuity of solenoids using a multimeter. How to test the valve for water inlet of the LG washing machine with a multimeter
- Before you start the LG washer, be sure that it’s unplugged.
- Find and remove the valve for water inlet. You’ll find it right in the hose connection. To get it open, you will need to remove all or a portion of the cabinet.
- You should inspect the screen of the valve for debris or buildups. If they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace them.
- Examine your pump visually for any signs of wear or damage, if none are found make sure your multi-meter is set to Rx1 and place the probes onto the terminals. Refer to your owner’s manual for the exact reading the test will give because it will differ from model to model.
- You’ll require a replacement water valve in the event that your readings are not within the range of recommended.