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LG LDS5811 End of wash it turns on the water solenoid

LDS5811 5811 LD S5811

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#1 BBQTexas

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

I've done some searching in the forum about this model but haven't seen a similar issue that I'm facing now.

A couple years ago I had the infamous melted wiring harness problem - repaired a couple wires in the ribbon and insulated it. So far all has been well – until now.

When the unit is started it fills just fine, washes and rinses but when it goes into the last drain cycle just before drying the fill starts again and never shuts off. At first I thought maybe the solenoid got some gunk in it and kept it open. However, during the normal wash cycle the solenoid comes on and shuts off normally.

So the water begins to fill and never stops. The washer has the drain pump on also so it never overfills. But, yes there is a but, it leaks from the bottom when it goes into this ghost fill cycle.

Makes no sense to me. Maybe of you have seen this before.

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Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 31 July 2012 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Not seen this problem but PMed you the service manual in case it helps.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:39 AM

Check for gookus in the sensor assembly and in the tube from the guide assembly to the pump. Not the exact problem as descibed above, but I have seen this cause a fill and immediate drain issue... The sensor doesn't sense the fill and starts the drain pump to prevent over-fill...but usually at the beginning of a cycle.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

Samurai - The SM will definately help. Thanks
Chat... I'll check for the gookus. Me no like gookus.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

Well, sorry for the late response but I wanted to give an update in case it can help others.  The root cause of was a bad water solenoid.  Sometimes it would stick partially open - but not always.  As Chat in FL suggested I checked the sensor assembly and talk about gookus, that would be an understatement.  It was full of crap so I can only believe that it too had a part in my washers malfunction.

 

I made the repairs and also had to repair some of the support under of cabinetry due to water damage.  While I in there I installed a water sensor/alarm so then next time a small puddle forms a piercing alarm will scare the crap out of my wife which will likely get me slapped in the head. ;-)

 

Thanks for the help.  BTW - LG is officially banned from any future purchases.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:03 AM

Domo for the update.





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