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 Posted: Sat Nov 6th, 2010 08:36 pm
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Subject is an LG Tromm WM1815CD front load washer, about 4-5 years old.  Over the last few months we have been frequently getting the IE code for insufficient water flow about mid cycle and the machine shuts off.  Re-running on the half cycle finishes the job.  In fact, we don't even bother trying to run a full length cycle anymore, we just run 2 half cycles for each load. 

The washer does take forever to fill with water, but when I pull the hoses off flow is great (and we don't generally have water pressure problems here).  I cleaned out the little screens on the inlets, there was a little sediment but not bad.  I can only assume that over time enough particles made it through the screens that the next line of defense is gummed up. What might that be?  I did read somewhere in extensive web search that this model is apparently very sensitive to water flow issues.

When we bought this house 4 years ago there were 4 new LG appliances - fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.  The fridge bit the dust in less than a year and no one would work on it (no parts they said, though the real issue was an exceptionally poor design).  Then the dishwasher died, I didn't even try to fix it just bought a used one on Craigslist.  Now the clothes washer.  Good stuff this LG! I'm reluctant to bother calling a service tech this time, if this isn't likely to be something simple I think I'll head down to the local Sears outlet and buy something new with a big dent in it.

Any thoughts or help appreciated!

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luckily their Washers are better than their D/W and Fridges ...

You're not using any of those "funny" hoses, are you ?

sounds like a bad Water Inlet Valve ..


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I did read somewhere that LG washers were supposedly of decent quality so didn't want to junk it prematurely. I do not have a service manual.  Is replacing the water inlet valve resonably straight forward job?  I live in the Tacoma WA area and no one local advertises working on LG.

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WM1815 Service Manual

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