LG washing machine is leaking from under the door

LG washing machine is leaking from under the door

There are many problems with washing machines that can be detected with the naked eye. For example, if an LG washing machine is leaking from under the door, then there is clearly something wrong with it. This problem cannot be ignored, so it is better not to even try to cope with the consequences with the help of rags or large containers, but to immediately begin eliminating the cause. Moreover, most often the problem with liquid will only get worse if it is not solved in time. We will tell you how to restore the functionality of your favourite “home assistant” in such a situation.

The seal is leaking

If water starts flowing from under the automatic transmission door, then this is not a cause for concern, because it is usually not difficult to deal with this problem. This often happens due to deformation of the rubber cuff installed around the circumference of the hole for loading dirty laundry into the drum. This rubber seal wears heavily over time, causing it to develop cracks, small holes, scuffs, and other damage. Because of this, the rubber band is not able to efficiently fulfil its purpose, so the waste liquid ends up partly in the drain, and partly on the floor under household appliances.

In order not to spoil the floor covering, it is necessary to localize the leak as quickly as possible. Liquid can flow down the front panel of the washing machine not only from under the door, but also from the powder receptacle. In this case, small streams of water will come from the cuvette for household chemicals, go around the control panel, and then flow down to the hatch, thereby creating the appearance that it is flowing under the door.

When you are one hundred percent sure that the washing machine door is to blame for the leak, carefully check the rubber seal. After closing the door, the system must be completely sealed, but this becomes impossible in a situation where the cuff is heavily worn and cracked. The problem can occur even if the elastic has no major cracks or other obvious damage but has simply become wavy or extremely stiff.

Typically, users call a service center specialist to replace the cuff, but this procedure can be done with your own hands. To do this, just carefully study the replacement instructions, and then carefully carry out restoration work. If it turns out that the rubber band is damaged only in the lower area, then you can simply turn it over with the hole facing up, which will stop the washing machine from leaking.

It is also worth mentioning that occasionally water begins to flow out from under the door due to a foreign object caught in the area between the hatch glass and the rubber band, which provokes a violation of the system’s sealing. Therefore, if the cuff appears intact, try to thoroughly clean the O-ring with a sponge and soapy water to remove all dirt, hair, lint, pieces of fabric and other debris.

Limescale stuck to the door

To eliminate the problem, you need to accurately determine the cause of its occurrence. Sometimes a leak occurs not because of a damaged “home assistant” unit, but because of simple contamination. We are talking about limescale deposits that often appear at the bottom of the sunroof glass. While the layer is not large, it cannot affect the performance of the automatic SM, but if you ignore its appearance, then over time it will be securely fixed on the door in the form of a lime crust.

In this case, the layering not only does not destroy itself, but also constantly grows. If the thickness increases to two or three millimetres, then the door will no longer be able to create a complete sealing of the system, which will provoke a leak.

In this situation, it is the incomplete blocking of the hatch that causes water to appear under the washer. Fortunately, fixing such a malfunction is quite simple - you just need to carefully examine the door, detect limescale deposits and carefully remove it with a wire brush. After removing the first layer, the remaining deposits must be removed with a sponge with an abrasive surface or a regular rag. After cleaning, the door will begin to close tightly again, so the leak will completely disappear.

Door hinge and locking mechanism

Finally, it is worth considering in detail situations where water drains from under the hatch due to a door hinge or a faulty locking mechanism. A leak sometimes occurs due to a deformed hinge of the machine - if the fastening is bent, then the door of the LG washing machine simply will not be able to close tightly, so the owner of the household appliance will find a puddle under the device after such a working cycle.

Dealing with this problem at home is also extremely simple - you need to replace the deformed hinge with a new spare part. In rare cases, you can try to fix a damaged element so as not to waste the family budget. In any case, first you need to remove the fasteners, for which you will need a Phillips and slotted screwdriver, as well as an open-end wrench.

In addition, the equipment may suffer from leaks due to a broken locking mechanism. It may stop functioning normally due to a number of reasons, because the design of the lock depends on the model and brand of the washing machine. A spring inside the mechanism has burst, the gasket responsible for increasing the backlash has become deformed, or debris has gotten inside the element. The easiest way is to entrust the inspection and repair of the unit to a specialist who will accurately identify and correct the problem. However, you can deal with this breakdown yourself by following our instructions.

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the plastic panel installed on the inside around the glass of the CM door.
  • Remove the door fastener after loosening it.
  • Carefully check the lock mechanism, paying close attention to the movement of the movable tongue.
  • If any part of the door locking mechanism is faulty, replace it.

You should never ignore the appearance of water under the door of an LG washing machine, because it is dangerous not only for household appliances, flooring, and neighbours below, but also for family members who may suffer from an electric shock. Fix the leak carefully according to our instructions or call the service center if you are not confident in your abilities.