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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 11:29:14 PM »
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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 04:49:20 AM »
Update to my last post.
I thought it was the mains filter causing the problem - turns out it was poor connection between the mains cable coming in and the filter. It took a LOT of checking of the mains cable, the wiring to the filter and the wiring from filter to the main board to narrow it down. There was sufficient connection between the spade clips that connect the mains cable to the mains filter to allow the machine to beep on power up BUT not enough to actually turn on. Talk about frustrating to find. I reclamped the spade clips and all is well now. If the problem returns I'll replace the clips with something a damn sight more secure.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 03:02:27 PM »
Manual

JW,

I have this same problem with a WM2455HW. Would you be able to post the Service Manual for it?

Thanks,
KR

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 03:09:28 PM »
JW,

I have this same problem with a WM2455HW. Would you be able to post the Service Manual for it?

Thanks,
KR

Here you go...
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzIiBNwRIV4NWUZUc25LMDNaYUE/edit?usp=sharing

Hope it helps.

If you need additional help with your washer please start a new topic.


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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 12:45:24 PM »
hi there..i have an lg wm2240cm with the power on issue.  mine doesn't blow the circuit or anything like that.  I can unplug it, then plug it in again.  it will make a little popping sound though when I plug it in.  it will then power on.  however, if I don't use it right away, like 5 minutes or so, it is dead again.  I took off the top cover and removed the power cord from the connection, and there is power getting to that point.  then I removed the other cord and power was getting to the other side.  the little red light will light up when the machine is getting power.  where do I go from here?  :(   any help is wonderful.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2016, 09:15:44 PM »

Hi, I found a solution for this on another site that only requires a reset procedure, not a hardware fix. Definitely worth a try. it's worked like a charm twice for me:

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Here's a tip:  My LG Washer stopped working today and I tried everything I knew to find out what the problem was but nothing worked.  None of the digital display was on, just the light inside the washer that would not turn off.  This was very strange, if it was the circuit breaker the light certainly would not be on.  I could not find any information on this on the internet so I am going to share this tip with you.

 My son works at a big home improvement store and I asked him if he knew what the problem was and he found out that if you unplug your washer and push down the power button for 5 seconds and let go,  then push down the start button for 5 seconds and let go, then plug the washer back in, you should be able to push the power button as you would to run a load and the washer should work again.  It's like a reboot for the washer.  I hope this helps anyone with the same problem out there, it saved me an expensive visit from an appliance repair person.



See post: http://www.ebay.com/gds/Do-you-have-a-LG-Washer-that-stops-working-/10000000087347585/g.html


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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 09:35:13 PM »
It worked like a charm twice for you?
The fact that you have to keep doing this reset to fix it leaves me thinking that's not the correct solution.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2016, 09:40:07 PM »
It worked like a charm twice for you?
The fact that you have to keep doing this reset to fix it leaves me thinking that's not the answer.

Twice over 8 or 9 months. Considering my units are stacked on top of each other and pushed into a small closet in a townhouse, this is the best answer for me. So I'm not having to "keep doing this" as you suggest.

I'm willing to entertain that *maybe* this is a progressively worsening problem, but it's not progressing all that fast. For all I know (or you, for that matter) it's a software glitch


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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2016, 10:02:49 PM »
Factually inaccurate.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 01:06:45 PM »
Factually inaccurate.

ok... I feel like I'm getting some antagonistic tone from the respondents thus far and I'm not sure why....

I went through the effort or registering and posting in an effort to provide some feedback and info to other people with similar issues in an effort to be helpful, but perhaps we can still get some value out of this post.

You guys obviously have a ton more experience than I do, but I'm scientific by profession -- my poor use of the word "charm notwithstanding. Maybe you can help explain what is actually happening and why/why not my solution is suboptimal.

So here are the facts:

1. I have a LG Front Load washing machine that is about 6 years old.
2. About 8 or 9 months ago, I had an issue where the machine had interior drum light on, but none of the panel was illuminated, and none of the buttons were responsive.
3. The only solution was to cut the power via the breaker (since the plug was inaccessible), at which point, I could run exactly one load, and then the machine would exhibit the problem of non-responding buttons and interior light illumination. During the first episode, the breaker switch hack was performed several times since it was the only way to operate the machine by my family.
4. I followed the procedure described in the ebay post
     a. Cut the power to the machine
     b. Press the Power button for 5 seconds
     c. Press the Start/Play button for 5 seconds
     d. Restore power to the machine
5. Machine operated as normal for 8-9 months, where it exhibited the same problem again.
6. I cut the power, restored the power, and it ran exactly one load again, then exhibited the problem again as it had in the past.
7. I followed the ebay procedure again, and the washer has been running as usual with multiple loads being run without the need to cut power.


So, those are the FACTS. I can't vouch for anything else. But what I listed above did happen as described. They are not "factually inaccurate".

This procedure seems to work with my sample size of 2 episodes (3 if you count the original poster). The procedure appears to do SOMETHING. Let's take that as fact as well, for the CURRENT state of my machine.


Here's what is just hypothesis or unconfirmed:

1. The procedure is a "reset" procedure
2. The poster's son works at a big box retailer
3. The fix is following the procedure
4. The cause is the hardware as described in previous posting
5. The "reset fix" is adequate


Do you guys want to take a stab what might be broken, and why the "reset fix" works, and what conditions would cause it not to work? And why the "reset fix" procedure does something that simply power cycling doesn't?







 

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