At a Glance
If your LG front load washer is giving off an electrical or burning rubber smell, this can often be resolved without a technician.
This can be caused by the heating of new motor coils and the insulation material around the motor. Under normal operation the odors should stop after 10 or 20 full cycles.
Inspect the Unit
If there is debris or small rubber items, such as toys, trapped in the door gasket, filter, or wash tub, wipe them away to prevent the unit from heating them.
For assistance on cleaning, please see our How to Clean the Tub of Your LG Washing Machine article.
If the electrical or burning-rubber smell persists, please visit our Request a Repair page to schedule service.