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Offline gjeppesen

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Hi,

I have an LG WM2277HW washer that will do one load.  After the cycle, it shuts off like it should.  But when I press the power button to do another load...nothing.  No lights, nothing.  I shut the breaker off and back on and walaa  the washer will turn on again.

What the?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 02:26:31 PM »
I would check the connections on the control board first to make sure they are plugged in good. If you don't find any bad connections then I would replace the main control board.

How old is it?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 02:37:06 PM »
A few years.  I'm not a repair person but I'm pretty handy.  How do I get access to this?

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 03:01:44 PM »
Their is also some kind of line filter thingy the power wire connects to. I wonder if that would cause your symptoms.
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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 03:12:49 PM »
A few years.  I'm not a repair person but I'm pretty handy.  How do I get access to this?

You would remove the top.

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 12:15:44 AM »
gjeppeson would you let me know if that works...I'm having the exact same problem.
Thanks!
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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 12:31:47 AM »
gjeppeson would you let me know if that works...I'm having the exact same problem.
Thanks!
Mike

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 08:31:24 PM »
Ok, almost the same: WM2277HS is the model number listed.  Thanks in advance you guys

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Re: LG washer won't power up unless I turn breaker off and back on
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2012, 08:57:47 PM »
You are a legend JWWebster! You hit the nail on the head for my problem - check the mains filter! I did a test by connecting mains to board missing the filter and bingo works great. No just have to replace filter.
I have an LG WD-1480RD Washer/Dryer. Recently it stopped turning with serious noise (almost grinding sound). When powered off the drum was free to turn. Checked stator windings - all 8ohm so no shorts. Checked wiring to main board everything without success. Finally, removed hall sensor to inspect - nothing obvious. Clipped it back on and machine worked a treat!
Suspect a unbalanced load subjected machine to too much rocking and the sensor may have moved just enough to upset things. Did two loads - worked perfect. Next day went back to do another load and - nothing - machine dead. I figure that when it was having trouble before it was pulling 800-900 watts trying to turn the drum (checked it with a power meter) and perhaps that was the last straw for the filter - finally cacked out.
Anyway, big thanks to JWWebster for suggesting the dead issue was filter related.
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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 »
Glad ye could git her done!
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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...
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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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