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Smoking LG WM8000


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#1 Plantteacher

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

I tried increasing the water level on my new WM8000 by adjusting the screw on the pressure switch, and the water level did increase. Then, about 15 minutes later, to the strong smell of something burning, it turned off and wouldn't turn back on.

That washer was replaced with a new one, so of course, I again tried increasing the water level in the tub via the method above. And again, the amount of water increased, then started smoking, then died.

3rd new WM8000 being delivered tomorrow. Is there a safe way to increase the water level? My technique worked with no problems on a Samsung front loader, but this LG is killing me.

Any ideas, other than me not imposing my will on inanimate objects? Thanks

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#2 Spannerwrench

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:04 PM

Yes! LEAVE IT ALONE,,,
Let the washer do what it was designed to do, without changing it.

"Suds are not good"
"They write directions for a reason"
"Make sure you're using it right before you say it's not working correctly"
"If if has a Diagnostic Test Cycle, Run it before and after you fix it!"
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#3 Plantteacher

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

I had a feeling that was coming. I appreciate it. And I accept it.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

As a science teacher, part of me wants to know, what the hell is happening. What is burning? Why is it burning? Any ideas?

#5 BLTH15

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  The machines today are all regulated by Obama standards.  Any adjustment like you are talking about can bring said result. Manually add water?  Open dispenser and add as needed maybe.  Sounds like the only way to me.  That's why I stick with my old top loader.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

I love that Albert Einstein quote. There are plenty of things to regulate, why washer machines? Thanks for the feedback, it's appreciated.




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