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The washing machine seems to fill up too slowly or not at all, what could be the problem?

  • Water/Suds Issues
  • Fills Slow/Does Not Fill
  • Troubleshooting
  • Dryers, Washing Machines
  • Last Updated 16/01/2013


If your front load washer is filling too slow or not filling, there are a few things you need to check to see if this can be resolved:

Water Taps

Both the hot and cold water valves must be turned on for proper operation. Turn both the hot and cold water valves off, and then back on again so that they are fully open.

Water Pressure

Your washer must be supplied with the proper water pressure or it will fill slowly. The requirement for the water pressure for LG washers is 14.5 to 116 PSI. If there is an external water filter, this will decrease the water pressure as it exits out of the filter. Low water pressure may also result in the dispenser not functioning properly, leading to detergents or additives not being completely rinsed from their respective compartments.

Inlet Hoses

If the inlet hoses are kinked, this will slow down the water flowing into the unit and will cause the unit to fill slowly. Check the inlet hoses at the back of the unit and straighten them if necessary. Also, check and make certain that the hoses are fastened securely and that they are not leaking, split, or cracked.

Inlet Filters

If your inlet filters have not been cleaned recently, buildup could be blocking the flow of water causing the washer to fill slowly. Turn off the water taps and remove the inlet hoses from the machine. Look into the unit’s hot and cold valves and carefully remove the filters. Clean them thoroughly and replace if required. Once the inlet filters have been cleaned and re-installed, restart the load and see if the issue is resolved.

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