Did you know that most modern LG washing machines use much less water than older conventional washers?
A lot of users complain about their LG washer water not covering clothes or their new LG washer not filling with water.
Well, modern LG washers are designed with high energy efficiency which makes them capable of using little water for wash cycles.
In most cases, it’s perfectly normal to have your water level that low as your LG washer determines the right amount of water needed for your laundry.
Other times your LG washer may not be filling because of a clogged water inlet filter.
But if your water inlet filter isn’t clogged and you by all means want to add more water to the drum, you could do so using the Water PLUS option on your LG washer.
Sometimes you may need to add extra water to the wash cycle to remove stains in larger items.
However, the WATER PLUS option will have no effect when your LG washer has reached its maximum water level.
Here is how to increase the water level in LG washing machine (water plus option):
While your LG washer is running, press START/PAUSE to pause the cycle. Push the WATER PLUS button to add WATER PLUS to increase the water level. Press START/PAISE to continue your wash cycle.
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How to increase water level in LG washing machine
Most often, there wouldn’t be a need to increase the water level in your LG HE washer as it defeats the purpose of energy efficiency.
The water is usually enough unless there is a problem with your water supply which could be a result of the water inlet filters getting dirty and clogged.
But the easiest way to increase the water level in your LG washing machine is by using the WATER PLUS option.
But not all LG washers have it. In fact, most of them don’t.
So if your LG washer doesn’t have the WATER PLUS, how do you increase the water level?
You can increase the water level in your LG washer by choosing a more rigorous wash option that signals your washer to use more water. Use the heavy-duty cycle, heavy soil setting, bulky items cycle, extra-rinse option, deep fill option, or fabric-softener option anytime you want to add more water.
This simple method applies to the following:
- How to increase water level in LG front load washing machine
- How to increase water level in LG top load washing machine
High-efficiency LG washing machines can make use of so little water that you may feel that your clothes will not get clean. If your LG top load washer water level is too low you may need to check your water supply or adjust the settings as we described.
Why does my LG washer use so little water?
It is normal if your LG washer uses so little water because they are high-efficiency washers which means that they are able to clean your clothes without using so much water.
That’s unlike traditional washers which usually fill water to higher levels to wash your clothes.
So if your LG washing machine uses very little water, you don’t need to worry so far as your clothes come out clean.
However, if you find out your clothes aren’t getting cleaned, use an HE detergent and clean the water inlet filters of any debris that might to stopping the proper inflow of water.
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How much water should my LG washer use?
The amount of water your LG washer should depend on the size of the load, washer capacity, cycle settings, and type. So you might ask, how much water does an LG 7kg washing machine use?
According to the Energy Star database,
- LG Washers with a capacity of less than 4 cubic feet use 8.5 gallons of water per load on average.
- LG Washers with a capacity between 4 and 5 cubic feet use 15.6 gallons of water per load on average.
- LG Washers with a capacity above 5 cubic feet use 20.5 gallons of water per load on average.
Can I manually add water to LG washing machine?
Yes, you can manually add water to your LG washing machine but we don’t advise you to do that because the washer automatically adds the right amount of water needed to clean your clothes.
If you are totally convinced that you need to add more water to your LG washer, then you should use the WATER PLUS option if your washer has it or choose higher wash options.
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Most often, you don’t need to increase the water level of your LG washing machine as HE washers are able to make use of minimal water to clean the clothes.
If you need to, then use the water plus option or other deep wash options on your LG washer.
Tampering with the water levels by adjusting the electronic components will void any warranties you have and totally defeat the main purpose of an HE LG washing machine.