If your LG front-load washer is leaking water, you’re not alone. Leaks are more common with front-loading models, but don’t worry! We’ll point out the different areas that LG front-load washers can leak from and describe the possible causes of each type of leak. We will also show you how to fix each problem yourself. We even have helpful tips for how to prevent leaks from happening in the future.
Here’s Why Your LG Front Load Washer Is Leaking
If you’re having problems with your LG front-load washer leaking water, it’s important to take care of the issue as soon as possible. Left unchecked, leaks can cause serious damage to your laundry room floor. That’s why it’s important to follow these LG washer troubleshooting tips and stop the leak before it requires service from an LG technician.
Washing Machine Leaking in Back
If you have an LG washer leaking in back behind the machine, it’s likely due to a problem with the hoses. The first thing you should do is check all of the hoses for any kinks, cracks, or other damage. Tighten all loose connections, and if you find any damage, replace the hose immediately.
Using the wrong type of detergent or too much detergent can also cause your machine to leak. If you’re using too much detergent, suds can build up and cause the washer to overflow. Try switching to an HE detergent and see if that solves the problem.
To help stop an LG washer from leaking from the back, run a tub clean cycle three times with a tub cleaner. Each new cycle requires a fresh cleaner tablet.
Washer Leaking from the Door
If your LG washer is leaking from the door, it could be because the gasket isn’t sealing properly. The first thing you should do is check the gasket for any rips, tears, or other damage. If you find any damage, you’ll need to replace the gasket.
If there’s no damage though, put on some rubber gloves and follow these easy cleaning steps:
- Mix 3/4 cup bleach into 1 gallon of warm water.
- Wipe the door glass clean with a soft cloth dampened with cleaning solution, especially around the gasket connection.
- Using the same solution and cloth, clean the outside of the gasket. Clean any residue from within the gasket as well.
- Run one more tub clean cycle with nothing but a tub cleaner tablet.
Be sure to keep the washer door gasket clean at all times and perform these steps monthly to avoid leaks.
Leaky Washer Detergent Dispenser
The detergent drawer or dispenser can get clogged up with residue after repeated use. This residue may eventually prevent the dispenser from operating as it should, and can even cause LG washer leaks.
The good news is that you can fix this type of leak easily yourself. Just take the detergent drawer out of the machine and clean it with a soft cloth and some warm, soapy water. If the drawer is really dirty, you may need to use a toothbrush to get all the residue out.
Once the drawer is clean, put it back in the machine and make sure it’s seated properly. Then run a tub clean cycle with nothing but a tub cleaner tablet to ensure the leak is gone.
If your LG front load washer is leaking water even after following these tips, contact Appliance King of America for professional washer repair service. We have the skill and experience needed to fix the problem fast!