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What is that humming noise I can hear from my LG washing machine?

  • Odor
  • Odor
  • Troubleshooting
  • Dryers, Washing Machines
  • Last Updated 16/01/2013


There are various stages throughout the wash cycle that you may hear a humming noise. You may hear a humming noise when:

Water is Filling and Draining

If you hear a humming noise when water is filling or draining from the washer, this is normal. Water will fill and drain during the wash and rinse stages, which will result in humming sounds as valves and motors operate to perform these functions.

Drum is Turning

A low frequency hum may be heard as the drum begins to turn. During the fill stage, the drum will rotate and stop repeatedly to not only measure the load size for optimum water usage, but also to distribute the water throughout the load.

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