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LG WM2101 washer bleach dispenser not completely flushing


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#1 robinasu

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 02:58 PM

Hi, I just bought a LG WM2101 and the bleach tray doesn't flush completely, which is surprising. I have watched the operation of the machine and it seems the bleach portion of the tray is only filled once, which starts the siphon action to drain the tray. There is a decent amount of bleach/water mix left in the tray and I'm concerned colored clothes will be affected on the next load. Is this a common?

I can confirm I have, what I believe, is good water pressure. Water does indeed fill the tray and I do not fill the bleach tray above the max line. I would be surprised if there is an obstruction since there are water strainers on the water inlets. I'm surprised the machine doesn't fill the tray twice just to be sure.

Thanks, Rob

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#2 john63

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:18 PM

<<<I just bought a LG WM2101 and the bleach tray doesn't flush completely>>>

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A commonly asked question.

In nearly all cases---the BLEACH did in fact---dispense into the tub at the appropriate time during the cycle.

In nearly all front loading washers with a *drawer* type dispenser assembly---a small amount of water remains in the dispenser compartments (Prewash/Main Wash/Bleach Liquid/Fab Softener).

To verify that the bleach dispenser is indeed functioning correctly...

After a cycle ends---open the drawer and "dip" your finger into the bleach dispenser.

Smell the liquid--if a *heavy* bleach odor is present then the dispenser failed to function.

If the smell has a *faint* bleach odor---normal.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 robinasu

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

I see what you mean. The remainder is a mix of bleach and water. I am very surprised LG did not just fill the tray a second time about 10 seconds later. Doesn't seem right. I don't want to bleach my clothes, not even a little.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:11 PM

<<<The remainder is a mix of bleach and water.>>>

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A *trace* amount(residual). Certainly not enough to stain dark clothing.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#5 robinasu

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:21 PM

Hmm fair enough. The German in me would have filled the tray twice. : ) Thanks for your input, John.

#6 john63

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:28 PM

Your welcome, Rob.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"






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<<<I just bought a LG WM2101 and the bleach tray doesn't flush completely>>>

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