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My LG wm0532hw front load washer is not spinning or draining....... No codes


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#1 tracerracer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Also, throwing NO codes....... I have run the QC test mode (unplug for 20 mins or so to 'reset', then press the spin speed/soil level ...... Then X amount of pressing the start/pause button, to get it to do Y) In that, it will not spin or drain, no noise........... Any suggestions to help me 'narrow down' what is the problem (or did I 'lose' the pump AND something else simultaneously?) It does make a 'humming' noise (while not 'doing anything' during the cycle)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

<<<It does make a 'humming' noise (while not 'doing anything' during the cycle)>>>

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Does water fill/enter the tub?

If yes---unplug washer

Remove the rear/back access panel

Remove the 17mm bolt from the motor assy

Pull off the ROTOR ASSY (large round silver part of the motor)

Examine the *splines* on the ROTOR. If *stripped/worn*---replace the ROTOR ASSY.

Add *threadlocker* to the 17mm bolt when re-installing.

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 17 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

Could b plugged pump???

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

<<<Could b plugged pump???>>>

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Usually an "OE" error will be displayed if a *no-drain* condition occurs.

Occassionally---a DRAIN MOTOR will function---but at a reduced capacity (or intermittently).

If this washer is at/near 5 years old---it could very well be a failing DRAIN MOTOR.

Some WM0532 washers *did* have a problem with the ROTOR becoming loose and this causes the spline/teeth to become stripped/worn on the ROTOR (this occurs more often on WM0642 models though).

In many cases---the complaint will be...

"The washer made a lot noise during tumble or spin and the clothing is wet at the end of the cycle".

More...

If water remains in the tub---the washer will NOT enter the spin cycle.

Try draining any remaining water from the tub---through the small/black drain tube at the lower left corner on the front of the washer.

Turn on the washer.

Press the SPIN SPEED button---select the highest spin speed setting

Press START.

Did the tub enter high speed spin when "9 minutes" was displayed?

If yes---replace the DRAIN MOTOR.

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Edited by john63, 18 February 2012 - 02:16 AM.

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 04 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

Ok, sorry it's been so long (and thank you for your answers) Rotor off and is good, I think it is the drain motor (as described) where is that on this machine?

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

At the lower/left/front corner.

Best method to replace is:

Unplug washer

Remove top cover

Remove Control Panel

Remove Front Cover (of washer)

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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 17 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Once again, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you and thank you for replying ........... I believe strongly that it is the pump.......... I now have one ordered........ Thank you again for your time and answers..................T

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

Sounds like a plan.

Let us know of the results.

Good Luck
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 30 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

I finally received the new drain pump and replaced it.... What it turned out to be , was HAIR in the pump.......... My DD has very long hair and it got 'wound up' into a rock like 'plug' in the pump (didn't find it until replacing it).............. It has taught me a lesson, I will be checkin' my pump at least twice a tr to try and avoid this again........ Thank you for all of your suggestions

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

Could b plugged pump???


Could b plugged pump???

Glad you got it fixed,and got to learn bout your washer!!!! Good job!!!




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