CARING FOR YOUR LG SIDEKICK™ PEDESTAL WASHER
To continue enjoying all the innovative features your washer offers, you need to keep it clean and fresh.
CLEANING THE WASHTUB
Your SideKick™ pedestal 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 remove detergent buildup and other residue, and keep your wash drum nice and clean.
- Remove any clothing in the wash drum.
- Dilute 1/4 cup of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart of water and pour the mixture in the tub. Do not use any more than 1/4 cup of liquid bleach. Do not let bleach sit in the tub for a long period before running the Tub Clean cycle.
- Close the lid and drawer and press the POWER button to turn the washer ON. Select the Tub Clean cycle then press the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle. Selecting any other cycle after Tub Clean has been selected will cause the Tub Clean cycle to be cancelled.
- After the cycle ends, open the lid and allow the tub interior to dry completely.
Never load laundry while using TUB CLEAN. The laundry may be damaged or contaminated with cleaning products. Make sure to run the Tub Clean cycle ONLY when the tub is empty.
REMOVING MINERAL BUILDUP
If you live in an area with hard water, mineral scale can form on internal components of the washer. Use of a water softener is recommended in areas with hard water.
Use a descaler, such as Washer Magic®, to remove visible mineral buildup. After descaling, always run the Tub Clean cycle before washing clothing.
Mineral scale and other spots may be removed from the stainless steel tub using a stainless steel cleaner. Do NOT use steel wool or abrasive cleaners.
CLEANING THE WATER INLET FILTERS
Over time, your water 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 faucets completely. Unscrew the hot and cold water lines from the back of the washer.
- Carefully remove the filters from the water valves and soak them in white vinegar or a lime scale remover, following the manufacturer's instructions. Be careful not to damage the filters while cleaning.
- Rinse thoroughly before reinstalling.
- Before reattaching the hoses, flush the hoses and water lines by running several gallons of water into a bucket or drain, preferably with the faucets wide open for maximum flow.
The inlet screens protect the delicate parts of the inlet valve from being damaged by particles that could enter the valves with the water supply. Operating the washer without these filters in place could cause a valve to stick open, resulting in flooding and/or property damage.
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
Some simple cleaning to the exterior can keep your SideKick™ pedestal 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.