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LG Washing Machine Leaking Water

If your LG washer is leaking water, you’re not alone. Leaks are more common with front-loading models, but don’t worry! We’ll point out the different areas that LG washers can leak from and describe the possible causes of each type of leak. We will also show you how to fix each problem yourself. We even have helpful tips for how to prevent leaks from happening in the future.

1. LG Washing Machine Leaking from Door

An LG washing machine leaking from the door usually occurs when the door gasket has been compromised. The following issues can cause front door leaks when they interfere with the gasket’s seal:

  • Dirty buildup: Wipe down the gasket with a clean cloth after each wash cycle to prevent dirt and detergent residue from accumulating.
  • Overloading: A full washer drum can cause smaller items to become trapped inside the gasket. Avoid overloading by only filling the drum ¾ of the way full with each load.
  • Damage: A ripped or torn gasket won’t provide a proper seal and requires replacement.

2. Washer Leaking from the Back

If you have an LG washer leaking in back behind the machine, it’s likely due to a problem with the hoses. The first thing you should do is check all of the hoses for any kinks, cracks, or other damage. Tighten all loose connections, and if you find any damage, replace the hose immediately.

Using the wrong type of detergent or too much detergent can also cause your machine to leak. If you’re using too much detergent, suds can build up and cause the washer to overflow. Try switching to an HE detergent and see if that solves the problem.

To help stop an LG washer from leaking from the back, run a tub clean cycle three times with a tub cleaner. Each new cycle requires a fresh cleaner tablet.

3. Washer Leaking from Underneath

Wondering why is water leaking from the bottom of my washing machine? A detergent error is usually the cause. Using too much detergent or regular detergent in an HE washer can cause an excess of suds. When this occurs, you’ll notice your LG front load washer leaking water from underneath.

Always refer to the detergent package for the correct measured amounts and use HE detergent in an HE washer to prevent leaks.

4. Washing Machine Detergent Drawer Leaking

There are several possible causes for a washing machine leaking soapy water from the detergent drawer:

  • Too much detergent: When pouring liquid detergent, make sure not to go past the fill line.
  • Buildup of dirt and residue: Dirt and soapy residue can block the detergent dispenser and cause leaks. Regularly clean the dispenser, drawer, and the drawer compartment by wiping them down with a damp cloth.
  • Drawer insert is incorrectly positioned: Check the drawer insert to make sure it’s positioned correctly in the compartment.

5. Tips to Prevent Washer Leaks

Prevent LG front load washer leaking with proper use and care and the following maintenance tips:

  • Wipe down the door and gasket after each wash cycle to avoid a buildup of dirt and soap residue.
  • Always use HE detergent in an HE washer, taking care to use the manufacturer-recommended amounts.
  • Check your washer hoses regularly to make sure they’re properly positioned. Replace any damaged hoses.
  • Make sure the detergent dispenser is correctly positioned and wipe it down regularly to prevent nasty buildup.

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