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Offline PawleysDude

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LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« on: December 04, 2016, 12:59:31 PM »
We have just purchased an LG WT1150CW top-load washing machine. The washer works fine, but we are bewildered by the liquid bleach dispenser located in the front-left section of the machine. The manual seems to suggest that bleach that is added here before beginning the wash will be dispensed during the washing cycle, but anything we pour into the dispenser immediately runs down onto the clothes in the drum.

Looking closer at it, there is absolutely nothing below the dispenser to catch and hold the liquid bleach. I can move my hand freely between the bottom of the dispenser and the top of the drum. Initially, I thought the hole in the dispenser was a "trap door" designed to open during the wash cycle, but it is nothing more than a hole molded into the dispenser. I can stick my pinky finger from below into the hole in the dispenser, so there's no reason to expect the bleach not to run down on the clothes.

I'm confused how this dispenser is supposed to work. What am I missing? Thanks very much for your help.

Offline johnboy3

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Re: LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 08:25:29 PM »
Please check that model number and repost...

Offline PawleysDude

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Re: LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 09:25:54 AM »
Hey John - Thanks for responding. The model number shows up as WT1150CW on the paperwork, and as WT1150C on the manual. I assume the W is added for the white model, but I could be wrong.

Here's a link to the washer on LG's website:
LG WT1150CW
Right now, we have stopped using the bleach dispenser at all. Thanks for any comments you can pass along!  :thanks:

Offline johnboy3

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Re: LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 09:06:43 AM »
That number doesn't appear on any parts sites I have access to, but from your description it is the type of bleach dispenser that just allows the bleach to run down between the spin basket and the outer tub. The point is to keep from pouring bleach directly on the clothes and gives it a chance to dilute somewhat before reaching them.  It has been used for years on lower end washers...I'd be sure to dilute the bleach before pouring it in, and not put the bleach in until the tub is filled with water.  It's not really a dispenser but a place to pour in the bleach!

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Re: LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 07:16:07 PM »
... It's not really a dispenser but a place to pour in the bleach!
Thanks Johnboy, I was beginning to suspect that was true. For years, with our old "low efficiency" washers we just poured in the bleach after the tub filled. This "dispenser" doesn't seem to be any improvement over that method.

I appreciate your feedback. O0 You helped alleviate any concerns our unit was defective. I think we're going to ignore this feature and, like you said, dilute the bleach and add it after we have some water.

Offline mosfet22

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Re: LG Top-Load Washer Model WT1150CW Bleach Dispenser?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 06:40:53 AM »
This is posted on the Consumer Products Safety Commission's Website:

Here is the link for the complete report: http://www.saferproducts.gov/ViewIncident/1611346

Model Name or Number WT1150CW.ABWEPUS

I purchased an LG Washing Machine from Home Depot on 11/7/2016. On 11/28/2006, I referred to the owner's manual to conduct a Tub Clean cycle. On page 25 of the manual, it states to "Fill the bleach dispenser to the MAX line with liquid chlorine bleach." I looked into the machine, saw the dispenser labeled "Liquid Bleach Only", with a line labeled "MAX". I proceeded to fill the dispenser with liquid chlorine bleach (Clorox), but the bleach did not reach the max line after I poured in 1/2 GALLON. I stopped since I felt it was excessive at that point. I called LG Customer Service to explain, and while I was on the phone, bleach started to run out from the bottom of the machine onto the floor. They scheduled an LG factory service technician to come out on 11/29/16. On 11/29/16, the LG technician arrived and was perplexed. He said it appeared that the factory did not install the bleach reservoir under the dispenser. He then called his technical adviser for consultation. After the call, he told me that this is a new model that LG just came out with, and this does not have the reservoir, but they did not update the labeling on the bleach dispenser or literature. Since there is no reservoir, attempting to pour bleach to the "MAX fill" line WILL ALWAYS overflow into the bottom of the machine where the wiring and motor is housed, and onto the floor. This is a MAJOR fire hazard and health hazard, and time is of the essence to have owners notified.

 

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