If you are like the majority of homeowners, you rely on your washing machine to maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of your clothing. In addition, similar to all the other home appliances you have, the LG washing machine you have needs to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to keep working properly.
There are several factors that contribute to the significance of keeping the LG washing machine clean. To begin, it is beneficial to eliminate any built-up filth and grime that may cause the equipment to experience premature wear and tear. Second, it might help your washing machine work more efficiently, which will cut down on the amount of time and money you spend on your utility costs.
Last but not least, maintaining a regular cleaning schedule is one of the best ways to stop the growth of potentially hazardous mold and mildew.
If you have noticed that your LG washing machine is not working up to pace, or if you have seen that it is taking longer than usual for your clothing to become clean, it is possible that the filter needs to be cleaned.
A clogged filter in your washing machine can result in a variety of issues, including decreased performance and sometimes even physical damage to the appliance.
In this piece, we will walk you through the process of cleaning the filter on an LG washing machine, which can be accomplished in just a few easy steps.
How to Clean LG Top Load Washing Machine?
The process of cleaning your LG washing machine is not particularly challenging, but it does involve some time and work on your part. The good news is that in order to do the task, you do not require any specialized cleansers or instruments.
The following is a list of the actions that need to be taken in order to properly clean your LG Top-Load washing machine:
What you will need
- A cloth
Note: You have the option of using other cleaners in place of vinegar if you do not feel confident using it.
Unplug the machine
The very first thing you should do is remove the plug from the power socket where the machine is connected and then switch off the water supply. Unplugging the machine is a necessary step because doing so guarantees that there will be no flow of electricity through the equipment while you are working on it. Not only does this aid in avoiding shock, but it also helps to ensure that no accidents take place.
Remove the Laundry
After that, take out all of the dirty laundry from inside the washing machine.
After you have removed the clothes, you will have access to the empty drum, which will allow you to begin cleaning it.
Prepare the cleaning solution
You will need the following items in order to prepare your own homemade cleanser for your washing machine:
- A cloth OR Sponge
The only thing that has to be done is to get a basin of hot water, add one cup of vinegar, and then add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the bowl. After thoroughly combining the ingredients, wet the cloth and begin to wipe down the outside.
Clean the detergent and fabric softener dispensers
After you have finished cleaning the exterior of the machine, it is time to move on to the next step, which is cleaning the dispensers for the detergent and the fabric softener.
These are the two areas that are most prone to collecting dirt and other types of grime over time.
You will want a toothbrush in addition to some vinegar in order to clean the detergent dispenser. Start cleansing the dispenser by dipping the toothbrush in the vinegar and doing so. It is essential to get into all of the crevices and fissures in order to verify that all of the grime and dirt has been removed.
When you are finished scrubbing, give the dispenser one more rinsing with water and then pat it dry with a fresh towel.
In order to properly clean the fabric softener dispenser, you will need to repeat the actions described in the previous paragraph.
Clean the filter
The filters for LG washing machines are typically situated on the reverse side of the appliance. Once you have found the filter, you may easily remove it by pushing and rotating it OR just pushing it alone.
After removing the filter, you may then clean it with the same solution, which is a mixture of water, vinegar, and lemon juice.
Follow these instructions in order to ensure that the filters in your LG washing machine are thoroughly cleaned.
- Soak the lint screen in a solution that consists of hot water.
- Run the filter through some hot water that has already been combined with some vinegar solution.
- In the event that it is necessary to do so, clean the lint using a toothbrush.
- Start either the self-cleaning function OR the cycle that is the longest and hottest.
Note: After the filter has been cleaned, the final cycle, which is an empty wash cycle, needs to be completed.
Clean the drain hose
The next step is to clean the hose that leads to the drain.
Unplugging the washing machine is the first step, followed by removing the drain hose from its attachment on the rear of the machine.
After you have removed the drain hose from its attachment, you will need to clean it with a solution that contains vinegar.
To accomplish this, just combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a mixing container, and then pour the resulting solution through the drain hose. After that, properly clean the drain hose, and then reattach it in a secure manner.
Note: It is essential to do a cycle with no water added in order to determine whether or not the hose has been reattached correctly. This step must be followed in order.
Clean the Water Inlet Valve
The washing machine receives its supply of water through the water inlet valve, which is placed on the back of the machine and controls the flow of water into the machine.
You are going to need a toothbrush and some vinegar in order to clean the water entry valve on the appliance.
Unplug the machine first, and then disconnect the hose from the water inlet valve. After that, remove the water inlet valve.
After you have off the water supply, get a toothbrush and soak it in some vinegar. Get started cleaning the valve by scrubbing it until all of the dirt and grime is gone.
After you have finished washing the valve, you should rinse it with water and then pat it dry with a clean cloth.
After that, reconnect the hose to the valve, and then plug the machine back in. Conduct a test with an empty cycle to determine whether or not everything is functioning as it should.
Clean the Interior of the Washing Machine
The following step is to fill the bathtub with hot water, then add two glasses of white vinegar to the mixture. The next step is to give the machine roughly an hour to soak.
After an hour, please proceed according to the directions below:
- To maximize the effectiveness of the vinegar and water solution, set the washing machine to the spin cycle with no clothes in it. Make sure that you choose the cycle that is both the longest and the hottest one feasible.
- After the cycle is through, open the machine’s door and let the water drain out. After that, you can begin cleaning the machine’s interior.
- You will need a brush with a long handle and a soft cloth in order to accomplish this task. To begin, use the brush with the long handle to scrub the bathtub in order to remove any filth and grime that may have accumulated.
- After you have finished doing that, clean the bathtub by using a soft cloth that has been dipped in a solution of white vinegar.
- The very last thing you need to do is put the vinegar solution through an empty cycle.
- When the wash cycle is finished, clean the washer and leave the lids open so they can dry in the fresh air.
Clean around and under the washer
- After you have finished cleaning the washer itself, you should go on to cleaning the area around and under the washer.
- To begin, disconnect the machine from its power supply, and then move it to the side so that you can reach the space behind and underneath it.
- If at all possible, you should clean around and under the washer by using a vacuum cleaner that has a hose attachment. This will assist you in getting rid of any dirt and dust that has built up over the course of time.
- After you have finished vacuuming the area, clean it by wiping it down with a moist towel.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I clean my washing machine filter?
We strongly suggest that you clean the filter on your washing machine at least once every month in order to achieve the best possible results.
Where is the filter located on a top load LG washer?
The filter is typically housed within the top-loading model in most cases. You only need to open the main lid, which is located at the area where you load the laundry, and look for an attachment with a circular shape. It’s possible that certain models have square or rectangular attachments hidden inside the drum. If you are unable to find the filter, please consult the user manual for your device.
What should I use to clean the filter?
To clean the filter, you can either use some baking soda or a basin of warm water with some white vinegar in it. Before you use white vinegar to clean the filter, be sure that the vinegar has been diluted to the appropriate strength. You can also utilize washing machine cleansers, which are readily available at most local hardware stores as well as internet retailers.
Can you use bleach to clean your LG washer?
Yes, bleach can be used to clean your washer; however, we strongly suggest that you use a washing machine cleaner instead because it has been made specifically to clean washing machines and will not do any damage to the machine’s components. Vinegar is another option, and employing it is a risk-free plan of action. Continuous exposure to bleach may, in the long term, cause your machine to break down.
Do High-Efficiency LG Top-Load washers have a filter?
They do not, unlike conventional top-load washing machines, feature a lint trap that may be removed for cleaning. They use pump filters instead, which need to be cleaned at least once a month.
How do I know if my washing machine has a self-cleaning filter?
If you have a brand new model of washing machine, there is a possibility that the lint filter has been replaced with a self-cleaning filter. Traditional lint filters are still available, however. If that is the case, all you need to do is locate the button labeled “Self-Cleaning” that is located on the control panel. You should be able to discover a section in the instruction manual that is specifically devoted to demonstrating how to clean the filter on your own if you are having trouble finding it. Having said that, the function to clean itself is only present in the most recent versions of the HE model.