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Cycle Time Does Not Change

  • Control Panel Issues
  • Time Does not Advance (Cycle Sticks)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Washer & Dryers, Washing Machines

CYCLE TIME DOES NOT CHANGE

If the cycle time on your washer is not changing, it can be a result of added options or normal operation. If you are noticing that the time is not advancing, it is important to determine which part of the cycle this occurs in:

During Fill

During Wash

During Spin

During Rinse

During Fill

If you are noticing that the cycle is not advancing when the unit is filling with water, it is important to make certain that the unit is filling with water. If options were added, this can cause a delay in the cycle advancing. If ‘Water Plus’ is selected, the fill time will be longer because this option is adding more water than normal to the cycle.

Dirty inlet filters can also cause the fill time to be longer. Mineral deposits from the water can build up on the inlet filters and slow the water as it fills the washer. To check the filters, turn off the water supply to the washer and remove the inlet hoses from the back of the washer. Check the inlet filters for buildup.

The required water pressure for LG front-load washers Is between 14.5 PSI and 116 PSI. If the water pressure to the unit is at the lower end of this range, it will take longer for the unit to fill. If this is a recent occurrence, be sure to check the inlet hoses to make sure they are not kinked. The water valves supplying water to the washer should also be completely open.

During Wash

If options have been added to the cycle, this can cause a delay in the cycle advancing during the wash cycle. Options such as ‘Stain Cycle’ will add time to the wash cycle to enhance wash performance.

The ‘Stain Care’ option will add time by heating the water to different temperatures, according to the stain selected, for enhanced stain removal. The Wash/Rinse Optimizer adds time by extending the wash cycle if there is not enough detergent for the cycle. This option will also add time to the rinse cycle if there is too much detergent. The Auto Suds Removal feature will activate if the washer detects too many suds in the unit. It is automatically added without selecting any option. Each time this feature activates, 12 minutes are added to the cycle.

During Spin

Some common reasons for the cycle being delaying during the spin cycle are slow draining or unbalanced loads.

It is important that the drain filter is clean and free of obstruction. Also, the drain hose should not be kinked and installed properly.

If the load is not balanced properly, the washer will attempt to rebalance the items in the drum. During the spin cycle when an unbalance is detected, the drum will slow down and tumble back and forth a few times to help mix up the load. It will then speed back up to see if the load has been rebalanced. If not, it will slow back down. It will continue to do this until the load is rebalanced or until the unit determines that it must be balanced by hand, at which point the ‘UE’ error code is displayed.

During Rinse

If options were added, this can cause a delay in the cycle advancing. The ‘Extra Rinse’ option will add time to the rinse cycle. The Wash/Rinse Optimizer will also add time automatically if there is too much detergent by adding additional rinses.

Dirty inlet filters can also cause the rinse time to be longer. Mineral deposits from the water can build up on the inlet filters and slow the water as it fills the washer. To check the filters, turn off the water supply to the washer and remove the inlet hoses from the back of the washer. Check the inlet filters for buildup.

The required water pressure for LG front-load washers Is between 14.5 PSI and 116 PSI. If the water pressure to the unit is at the lower end of this range, it will take longer for the unit to fill. If this is a recent occurrence, be sure to check the inlet hoses to make sure they are not kinked. The water valves supplying water to the washer should also be completely open.

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