This LG washer repair guide explains how to repair the spin basket of top-load washers. The spin basket is used to hold clothes during the wash cycle. If the spin basket gets damaged at the attachment point to the hub, and it makes an unsettling banging sound or rubbing noise during spin cycles, replace it. If the basket is chipped or has spots of rust, you might consider replacing it.
Rust can cause marks on your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Shut off the electricity and water: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. The water supply valves must be shut off for the LG washer. Wear gloves that protect your hands. Help someone move the LG washer from the wall. Remove the top part of the panel.
Close the lid with tape to ensure that it won’t open and cause damage to the control console. The top screws that hold the LG washer’s two hinge brackets on the back need to be removed. The wire cover is removed from the LG washer by removing the screw. Slide the top panel forward about a half-inch and after that, lift the front of the panel by about a quarter of an inch. The panel should remain slightly raised and then pull it back by a quarter inch before removing the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted and positioned against the wall behind a LG washer. To take off the tub ring the bottom off the tub ring and release it from the tabs that lock. If necessary, employ the slot screwdriver. Pull the tub ring out from the LG washer.
Remove the impeller: Insert an slot screwdriver into the notch at the cap’s base. cap. Remove the cap off the impeller. Remove the bolt that binds the impeller to the drive motor shaft, make use of a wrench or socket. Grab the impeller with a firm grip and pull it out of the LG washer. Take the spin basket from the tub for washing. The spanner wrench should be placed on top of the spin basket so that the teeth of the wrench are touching the nut. In order to unlock the spanner nuts utilize a hammer and hit the arm of the spanner wrench. Then , spin the spanner nut until it’s loose and then take it out of the washer. Make sure you pull straight upwards on the spin basket and remove it from the tub of the washer. Install the spin basket. Place the spin basket on the top of the shaft.
Then, push the spin basket downwards until the shaft is completely covered. Position the spanner nut and thread it onto the base of the spin basket. By hand, tighten the spanner nut and then make use of the spanner wrench squeeze the spanner nut. In order to make the spanner nuts tighter use a reasonable quantity of force to hit the spanner wrench’s limb with a Hammer. Reinstall the impeller. Push the impeller onto the top of your drive motor shaft until it’s fully seated. Attach the bolt to the impeller and tighten it. Attach the cap to the top of your impeller.
Reinstall the tub ring: The tub ring should be placed on the top of your outer tub and push it downwards. Then press down above the tabs to lock them so that they all snap into the locked position.
Reinstall the top panels: Take care to lower the top panel. Set the brackets in motion by pulling the panel forward by about one quarter of an inch until it drops and the brackets snap. To lock the panel at a level with the frame press the panel back about 1/4 inch. Remove the tape from the washer lid. The screws need to be inserted back into the top of each of the hinges on the back of the control console. Lock the screws tightly. The tabs must be placed on the right side. Next place the slots to the left. Insert the mounting screw. The mounting screw should be tightened to ensure that the wire cover is in place. Reset the water supply valves to restore water and power.
Connect the washer to the outlet. Replace the LG washer in its original position. Calibrate the washer: With the washer shut off, the basket empty (no clothes or water) and the lid closed start the diagnostic mode. To do this, turn the control dial one complete rotation (360 degrees) counterclockwise. In a short time (within approximately 6 seconds) rotate the dial 3 clicks clockwise. Then, one click counterclockwise then one more clockwise click. When you activate the diagnostic mode, all the light status indicators will blink. If the lights don’t blink, rotate the dial of the control one full turn counter-clockwise, to reset the control. Then try again, but this time turn the knob faster.
Select the Calibration Cycle in the diagnostic mode by turning the control dial four clicks clockwise. After the Rinse light has come on and you press Start, the cycle will begin. The Calibration Cycle will run for around 2 to 3 minutes. The Calibration Cycle is finished, and the washer shuts off.