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Detergent Residue Removal - Front Load Washer

Repair Laundry Accessories, Washer Dryer Combos, Washers Last Updated 09/01/2015

To start, you'll want to perform some basic maintenance steps:

  1. Wipe the gasket clean and the inside door glass, especially the underside of the door glass where thread, hair, lint, and residue collect and buildup.
    Cleaning Door Glass
  2. Remove and clean the detergent dispenser in warm water with a soft bristled brush. Detach each of the pieces and clean the attachments.
    Detergent Tray Removal
  3. Check the detergent compartment for any debris or any foreign objects.
    Detergent Tray Debris
  4. Access the drain pump at the lower left corner of the washer and manually drain the washer using the black drain hose on the left side.
    Drain Pump Opening
  5. Once the washer has been drained, remove the drain filter and clean it in warm water with a soft bristled brush. Clean inside the filter housing as well.
    Drain Filter Cleaning

For more detailed information on performing your washer's maintenance, refer to LG Front Load Washer Maintenance.

Once these steps have been performed, it is necessary to run multiple TUB CLEAN cycles in order to break down and rinse the detergent residue out of your washer.

  • Running a Tub Clean Cycle

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