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Secret Repair Kata for Fixing a Leaky Door in an LG Washer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Washing Machine Repair 29 November 2012 · 956 views
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Academy Fellow john63 shares with us his super secret kata for fixing a leaky door in an LG front loading washer:

<<<leaks from the bottom of the door and down the front outside of the machine>>>

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Remove the Door Gasket Clamp.

Peel back the Door Gasket at/next to the Door Lock Assy.

Remove the stainless steel screws---from the.Door Lock Assy and press/push the Door Lock Assy out.

Re-install both stainless steel screws (but do not re-attach the Lock)

Add one flat washer (preferably stainless steel) to each screw.

Take the Door Lock Assy and bring it up to the 2 screws----re-install.

The flat washers will cause/make the Door Lock Assy to move inward towards the tub---and when the Locking Cam pulls the door to it's *locked* position---provides a tighter seal.

Greater than 90% of the time---this resolves the leak. If not---a new DOOR GASKET will be needed.

This type of leak---usually occurs on older LG washers that do NOT have the True Balance Feature---and is on a *wood* floor (shakes during spin cycle).

Clean the door at the 6 o'clock position---remove debris (hair/lint) that can accumulate at the bottom of the glass "bubble".


And Academy Fellow Willie shares a door leak fix with general application to all front loaders:

The cleaning of the hair build-up at the 6 o'clock position on the door glass and gasket is very important.

In the last couple months I've had two front loaders with this exact problem and it was just a case of a small bit of hair on the glass that makes a wick to let water dribble out during the complete cycle, (one was a Frigidaire and the other was a Whirlpool Duet).


Source: LG front loader washer...weepy door gasket





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