Caring for Your LG Top Load Washer
To continue enjoying all the innovative features your washer offers, you need to keep it clean and fresh.
Cleaning the Washtub
Your top load washer has a special cycle just to clean the washtub. Keep it in tip-top condition by running this cycle on a monthly basis to help remove detergent buildup and other residue, and keep your wash drum nice and clean.
- Remove any clothing in the wash drum.
- Open the dispenser.
- Add liquid chlorine bleach, powder cleaner or tub cleaner. Don't add any laundry detergent or fabric softener when using TUB CLEAN.
- If you're using a tub cleaning product follow the directions indicated on its packaging. Note: If the product is powdered, remove the liquid detergent cup and add the power to the main wash compartment.
- Close the drawer and the lid.
- Select TUB CLEAN and press START/PAUSE.
- When cycle is done, wait for washer to cool down and then open the lid.
- Use a towel or soft cloth to wipe around the washer lid opening, lid, and door glass.
Good to know
It's always a good idea to remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle is completed. Leaving damp clothing in the washer can cause wrinkling, color transfer and odor.
After using TUB CLEAN, leave the washer lid open for ventilation and drying inside the washer.
If a musty smell already exists, run TUB CLEAN once a week, for 3 consecutive weeks.
Cleaning the Dispenser
Your washer's dispenser needs some attention too. It should be cleaned on occasion to remove buildup from detergent and other laundry products.
- First things first. Press the POWER button to turn off your washer, and unplug it before cleaning.
- Pull out the dispenser drawer until it stops.
- Lift up on the front of the drawer and pull it out.
- Remove inserts from the 2 compartments; rinse the inserts and the drawer with warm water to remove traces of accumulated laundry products.
- To clean the drawer opening, use a small, non-metal brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess.
- Reassemble the drawer, reinstall it, and you're good to go.
Good to know
Don't use anything other than water to clean the drawer, inserts, and drawer opening.
If any household cleaner ends up being drained into the interior of the washer, run a RINSE & SPIN cycle before using it again.
It is advised not to clean these trays or drawers in a dishwasher because a heated rinse can melt or warp them.
Cleaning the Water Inlet Filters
Over time, you water's inlet filters can get clogged — especially if you live in an area with hard water. If your washer detects that water is not entering the dispenser properly, an error message will be displayed. Cleaning the water inlet filters is simple and will help your washer run smoothly for longer.
- Press the POWER button to turn off your washer, and unplug it before cleaning.
- Turn off both water taps completely.
- Unscrew the hot and cold water lines from the back of the washer.
- Remove the filters from the water inlets. Soak them in white vinegar or a lime scale remover. Be careful not to damage the water inlets.
- Rinse thoroughly before reinstalling.
- Press the filters back into place and reattach the water lines.
Good to know
Do not operate the washer without these filters.
If they are damaged or cannot be cleaned, contact us.
Please purchase and use good quality inlet hoses.
Cleaning the Exterior
Some simple cleaning to the exterior can keep your top load washer looking as good as new. It can be cleaned with warm water and a mild, nonabrasive common detergent. Wipe off any spills with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use methylated spirits, solvents, or similar products, steel wool or abrasive cleaners. They could damage the surface of your machine.