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Lg washer m#wm0642hw/01

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#1 pumps

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Looking for a service manual and tech sheet on this. I was there and fixed her Whirlpool washer and she has this LG sitting in the garage she said she'd like to fix too. It lights up when you plug it in but I didn't have water access at the time. Opened it up looking for the tech sheet to get into diagnostics but not to be found. It has been unhooked for a while and she couldn't remember exactly what the problem was but she thinks it wouldn't spin. I think I could hook it up to the garden hose and an extension cord in the driveway if I have to to test but not without more info. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

Moved to Manual Requests forum

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

SERIAL NUMBER helps quite a bit.

Two common faults occurred on the WM0642 models (again Serial Number narrows-down build date) and they were...

1) Failed HALL EFFECT SENSOR

2) ROTOR splines stripped (no threadlocker on 17mm bolt--a factory goof-up)
Requires new ROTOR and threadlocker added to 17mm bolt.
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 20 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Serial number is 806KWUC01150

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

June 2008.

Hall Effect Sensor should be fine (already improved).

Check the ROTOR at the rear of the washer (remove access panel).

If the 17mm bolt that secures the ROTOR can removed by hand---without a socket---that's an instant indication the ROTOR is likely stripped.

Remove the ROTOR and examine the splines...

Edited by john63, 20 November 2012 - 11:32 PM.

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 20 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

How is the date determined from the serial?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

8-------------> Year of manufacture

06-----------> Month of manufacture

K------------> Country of Origin (S. Korea)

WUC-------> Factory ID

1150-------> One thousand one hundred fiftieth WM0642 washer built during month of June 2008 at plant/factory "WUC"

Edited by john63, 20 November 2012 - 11:44 PM.

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 20 November 2012 - 11:51 PM

Very informative , thanks.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

:cheers:
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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