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How do i force drain my lg washer?

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Mark Jardine
Home Alliance Tech Expert
If you need to force drain your LG washer, it usually means that there is water remaining in the machine, and you want to empty it. While the specific steps may vary slightly depending on the model, here is a general guideline to force drain an LG washer:
1. Safety first: Before performing any maintenance or troubleshooting on your washer, ensure that it is unplugged from the power source to avoid electrical hazards.
2. Access the drain filter: Locate the access panel on the front of your LG washer. It is typically at the bottom of the unit. Remove the panel by unscrewing or lifting it, depending on the design of your washer.
3. Prepare a container: Place a shallow container or a towel under the access area to catch any water that may spill out during the draining process.
4. Locate the drain filter cap: Once you have removed the access panel, you will see a round or rectangular drain filter cap. It is usually located on the right or left side.
5. Loosen the drain filter cap: Use a pair of pliers or your hand to carefully loosen the drain filter cap in a counterclockwise direction. Be cautious, as water may start to drain out once the cap is loosened.
6. Gradually open the drain filter cap: Slowly continue unscrewing the drain filter cap until the water starts to flow out steadily into the container or towel you placed earlier. Allow all the water to drain completely.
7. Clean the drain filter: After the water has drained out, you can remove the drain filter completely. Check for any debris or objects that may have accumulated, and clean the filter thoroughly using water or a soft brush.
8. Reinstall the drain filter cap: Once the filter is clean, reinsert it into the washer and secure it by turning the cap clockwise until it is tight.
9. Replace the access panel: Put the access panel back in place and secure it with screws or by snapping it shut, depending on the design of your washer.
10. Plug in the washer: After ensuring that everything is properly reassembled, plug in the washer and test it by running a short cycle to confirm that the force draining was successful.
It's important to consult your LG washer's user manual or contact LG customer support for model-specific instructions or if you encounter any difficulties during the process.
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