An LG washer that stops mid-cycle can be an incredibly frustrating and complicated issue to handle. It can be frustrating to have to start the process over again or stop it altogether, and can result in costly repairs if the problem continues. However, many causes of the LG washer stopping mid-cycle can be fixed by the homeowner.
The following article will cover the most common reasons LG washing machine stop mid-cycle. We will also provide step-by-step solutions. From looking at the door lock and resolving issues with the timer, we will cover all you’ll need to know to get your LG washing machine running smoothly. We can assist you with fixing your LG washer when it ceases to work during the middle of the cycle.
Incoming Power Issue
Make sure that the power cord is not loose. It must be plugged in tightly to ensure consistent electrical power to your LG washer.
Washing Machine Control Board
The LG washing machine control board provides voltage to almost all the electrical parts. If the control board is damaged, the washer may stop at mid-cycle. You can examine the board for signs of burning or a component that has been shorted out. It is also possible to make use of a multimeter in order to examine the power output terminals on the board following a review of the wiring diagram of the appliance.
Washing Door Lock Motor for Machine and Switch Assembly
The LG door lock keeps the door of the washer to keep it closed when it is in use. The LG washer will begin to operate when the door is shut. If the LG washer door isn’t latched shut the door switch stops the LG washer from operating. The washer can stop mid-cycle if the lock fails. The door lock could malfunction either electrically or mechanically. Verify the door lock for any damage. If the door lock is damaged or fails to latch properly, replace it. Washing machine lid switch assembly This will stop the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will stop halfway through the cycle. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use the multimeter to examine each of the lid switches for continuity. If a lid switch is found to not have continuity, then replace it. A lack of water Make sure that cold water is circulating into the tub. If the cold water supply isn’t flowing as fast or isn’t entering the tub in any way or not flowing at all, the LG washer will stop in the middle of the rinse, waiting for the tub to fill. It could be due to an inlet valve that is blocked, a partially closed main valve for water supply or lower pressure in your home.
Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve
In the process of washing the valve for water inlet opens to allow water to enter the wash tub. The washer waits for water to get in before closing the valve. If the valve fails then it will shut down halfway through the process. To find out if the water inlet valve is not functioning, use a multimeter and test it for continuity. If the valve to the water’s inlet is not in good working order, replace it.
Washing Machine Drain Pump
A LG drain pump for washing machines assists in removing water out of the tub by forcing the water to go through a drain hose into a drain or laundry tub pipe. Because water could be removed from the tub several times during a wash A malfunctioning drain pump can stop the machine in mid-cycle. Make sure to check the drain pump for obstructions if there’s remaining water in your tub after washing has stopped. It is also possible to use a multimeter to test the drain pump for electrical continuity . This will help determine if the pump is functioning or not.
Washing Machine Main Control Board
The control board in the main machine could be damaged. This isn’t a typical problem. Before replacing the main control board take a look at all the most frequently defective components.
Washing Machine Timer
The timer might be malfunctioning. The timer is frequently misdiagnosed–before changing the timer, check all of the more typically defective components. To determine if the timer is defective, consult your washer’s wiring diagram and make use of a multimeter in order to test the timer for continuity.
In the end, the issue of a LG washer that is stopped mid-cycle may be a major issue, but it is often a relatively easy fix. It is possible to fix common issues like blocked filters or faulty door locks. Before you tackle any repairs or maintenance, disconnect your washer. If you’re unsure then consult the manual, or seek out an expert. With just a bit of time and patience it is possible to have your LG washing machine working without issue, and avoid the inconvenience of having to start the process over again and repair costs.
Remember also to keep an eye on your machine and check if the issue persists and then take the appropriate actions.