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LG Washing Machine Leakage - Drain Pump Filter

Troubleshooting
LG Washing Machine Leakage - Drain Pump Filter

Leaks from the drain filter are normally caused by two reasons:

  • The manual drain hose cap is loose.
  • The drain pump filter is not seated or screwed on properly.


Draining out Excess Water

Make sure you first turn off your washer. Press the POWER button to turn off the unit and unplug the cord from the main socket.



turn off washer

Locate the service panel for the drain pump filter located on the bottom-left corner of the unit.



service panel

To drain out excess water, inspect that the drain hose is not cracked or damaged. Unclip the hose to the left of the drain pump, remove the cap and drain the excess water into a bucket or shallow pan.

Please note: The amount of water may vary according to when in the cycle the leak occured.

unclip the drain hose

Removing the Drain Filter

After all excess water has been drained, twist the pump filter counter-clockwise to remove it from the washer.

remove drain filter

  • With a soft-bristle brush and warm water, gently clean out any hair, lint or detergent residue.
  • Clean the filter opening and its base on the washing machine.

clean pump filter clean the base

Reinstall Drain Pump

Please check and confirm that the drain hose is free of any tears, cracks or damage before reinserting the cap.

Ensure the drain hose is securely installed completely back into the washer.



return drain hose

Insert the drain pump filter back into the washing machine, making sure it is inserted securely.

When inserting filter, make sure it is threaded correctly and tightened. It should stop turning once this is tightly secured.



return drain filter



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