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#1 nightowlll

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:11 PM

I have the LG WM2277HW - There are a few of the long nozzle assemblies on the inside of the drum in this model. I have noticed that during the cycle the water just seeps out of some of the holes and doesn't spray out of them.

Is this normal or is there a clog somewhere?

If anyone could help or if anyone has knowledge about this I sure would appreciate some assistance.

Also, is there a comprehensive service manual for this unit? If so, where can I get one?

Thanks,

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

The "balls" in the DRUM BAFFLES do not spray water.

According to LG engineers---these small balls provide less friction to the fabrics as the drum tumbles during the wash cycle.

Evidently---the significance of this must have been found to be marginal---as they are not much used in current model washers.

Water does dribble from DRUM BAFFLES in all LG models and is 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"

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:31 PM

So, water is not supposed to be sprayed out of those baffles like a jet spray? I thought I remembered seeing them spray water out during the spin cycle in the past but haven'tt seen it working like that in a while and I've tried different settings.

If there was a clog somewhere in the line that supplies those baffles, where could I check for one?

Also, we had used regular powder detergent. Could this have caused a clog somewhere?

Thanks again,

Oscar

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:41 PM

Also, just to clarify. There are holes on the baffles that weave around the black balls in an "s" type pattern. That is where I have seen water jet out before but it no longer does. It just dribbles out. I can hear a pump running during the wash and rinse cycles but no water jetting, just seeping slowly.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

... we had used regular powder detergent. Could this have caused a clog somewhere?

maybe

from the WM2277 Service Manual:

RollerJets

The washing ball enhances wash performance and reduces damage to clothing.
The jets spray and help tumble clothes to enhance washing performance while maintaining fabric care.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

<<<I can hear a pump running during the wash and rinse cycles but no water jetting,>>>

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Your model likely has a DRAIN MOTOR---which pumps water out *and* a RECIRCULATION MOTOR which sprays water onto the DOOR GLASS.

If the nozzle at the top of the DOOR GASKET is plugged with lint---you'll need to remove it (lint).

I forcefully jam my index finger (the plastic nozzle will spread/bend) into the side of the nozzle and "scoop" the lint out.
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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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:36 PM

That plastic piece at the top of the door space is not clogged at all. It distributes the water onto the clothes sufficiently.

It's the baffles on the inner aspect of the drum that aren't spraying any water out with any force. It just seems to be leaking slowly. The small plastic piece at the top of the door gasket seems to be spreading water out fine.

Is it possible that the baffles are clogged?

Thanks,

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 06:02 PM

No.

The BAFFLES have no injectors or nozzles of any kind.

The rollers/balls are only to help fabrics *glide* over the BAFFLES during tumble.

The *holes* on the BAFFLES simply allow water to "cascade" onto laundry during tumble (no forced pressure).

LG washers *without* the rollers/balls in the BAFFLES are totally identical in function (as far as the tub goes) as other models *with* the rollers/balls in the baffles. No difference.
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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