Author Topic: LG wm2177hw washer--call repair or scrap?  (Read 497 times)

Offline Kathy Langley Robinson

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LG wm2177hw washer--call repair or scrap?
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:30:10 AM »
My LG wm2177hw front-load washer is 9 years old and had been working fine. Yesterday when I attempted to start a load, I pushed the power button and was in the process of selecting the wash I wanted when the lights on the control display went out. The breaker on its dedicated circuit had tripped, which had never happened before. I reset the breaker, but the display did not come back up. I unplugged it, waited about an hour, plugged it back in and still no display. I plugged a fan into its outlet, there is power to the outlet.

My question--what is this likely to be, a likely expensive repair? Is it worth the money to call a repair tech in, or at 9 years should I put that money into a new machine? TIA, Kathy R.

Offline nolazach

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Re: LG wm2177hw washer--call repair or scrap?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 12:23:42 PM »
It can be a expensive repair, but if it is the main board (which it sounds like) then you could do it yourself rather easily,

First off unplug the unit. 
Take the top cover off by removing the four screws holding it in place(maybe as many as six screws)  you will see a white box in the back of the machine. 

   take the cover off of that box, but using a screwdriver to pop the tabs up allowing you to get the PWB cover off. 
  With power at the outlet plug the machine in.  You should see a red LED on the control board, if this light is off, then check your voltage at the noise filter (the part that the power cord runs to, it's to your right when looking in the machine).  If you have 110Vac (+/-6%) at the noise filter, and the red LED is not on, then your PWB board is bad.  I have this issue with a customer right now.  I am charging $300 for the repair, the board's MSRP is $175, you can find it on the parts store linked to this site for $135.

  Very very easy swap.  The plugs can only go one way.  If though, the filter was not getting voltage on the other side, you can replace that, and that part is only $45 I think.

I'll include the troubleshooting flow chart, please mind my scribbling on it, lol.

     It is very easy to diagnose, and even if you felt like you couldn't do the swap, I would at least want to know what the fault was before I called a technician.

Also this site has access to the manuals.


Offline nolazach

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Re: LG wm2177hw washer--call repair or scrap?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 12:24:43 PM »
pic of flow chart.




Offline Kathy Langley Robinson

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Re: LG wm2177hw washer--call repair or scrap?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 11:09:00 AM »
Thank you nolazach, also for including the cost you'll charge to your client. Very helpful. Kathy

 

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