Though front load washers have numerous advantages, their design can make them more prone to leaks when compared to top-loaders. Fortunately, most leaks don’t usually require professional repair. We’ll detail what to do when you find your LG front load washer leaking from the door, detergent dispenser, and other common locations.
Is Your LG Front Load Washer Leaking Water? Here’s How to Fix It
An LG front load washer leaking water requires a quick solution to avoid a big mess and a laundry pile up. These DIY fixes tackle leaks at the source, while some simple adjustments can prevent them from reoccurring.
#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 find your washer leaking from the back, check the drain and inlet hoses to make sure they’re properly installed. We suggest referring to your user manual for the proper installation instructions for each hose. During your inspection, make sure the hoses are positioned far enough away from the wall to avoid rubbing that can cause damage. If necessary, replace any damaged hoses.
#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.
Do you need to replace your hoses or install a new gasket? Tampa Appliance Parts has the largest local selection of LG washer parts. Call us to find what you need for any repair!