LG Washing Machine Stuck during the cycle? (How To Fix)
Is your LG washing machine stuck on a particular cycle time and refuses to change?
It occasionally happens that your washer starts misbehaving but knowing what to do when it does makes things a lot easier.
Your washer may be stuck at a particular time either during fill, during the wash cycle, the spin cycle, or the rinse cycle.
You can easily solve your LG washer stuck at a particular time by resetting the washer.
Here is how to reset your LG washing machine:
- Press power to turn off the washer and unplug it from the outlet
- With the power off, press and hold the Start/Pause button for 5 seconds
- Plug the washer back in and turn it on
- This should fix the problem.
Whichever state your washer gets stuck in we will show you how to fix that quickly and easily in this article.
LG washing machine stuck, the cycle does not change (How to fix)
It could be frustrating when you find that your washing is not advancing and is stuck at one time.
This could be because you have added additional options knowingly or unknowingly, or the cycle may just be running as it should.
Let’s explore how to get our washing progressing through the cycle
LG washer stuck during fill
If you are noticing that the cycle is not advancing when your washer is filling with water, it is important to make certain that the washer is filling with water.
If options were added, this can cause your washer to be stuck and not advance. If ‘Water Plus’ is selected, the fill time will be longer because this option is adding more water than normal to the cycle.
Dirty inlet filters can also cause the fill time to be longer. Mineral deposits from the water can build up on the inlet filters and slow the water as it fills the washer.
To check the filters, turn off the water supply to the washer and remove the inlet hoses from the back of the washer. Check the filters for buildup.
The required water pressure for LG front-load washers is between 14.5 PSI and 116 PSI.
If the water pressure in the unit is at the lower end of this range, it will take longer for the unit to fill.
If this is a recent occurrence, be sure to check the inlet hoses to make sure they are not kinked.
The water valves supplying water to the washer should also be completely open.
LG washer stuck during the wash cycle
It could be that you have selected additional options for your wash cycle, which can cause the cycle to take longer than normal.
For example, the ‘Stain Cycle’ option will prolong the wash time to improve cleaning performance.
Similarly, the ‘Stain Care’ option adjusts the water temperature according to the type of stain selected in order to achieve better stain removal results.
Additionally, if you have enabled the ‘Wash/Rinse Optimizer’ option, the cycle will be extended to ensure optimal cleaning results.
This includes adding more time to the wash cycle if there is not enough detergent, or adding more time to the rinse cycle if there is too much detergent.
The ‘Auto Suds Removal’ feature automatically activates if the washer detects too many suds, adding an additional 12 minutes to the cycle each time it is activated.
LG washer stuck during the spin cycle
Slow Draining is one of the likely reasons why your washer gets stuck during the spin cycle.
Your washer’s ability to drain the water out of the drum can affect the spin cycle.
If the drain filter is clogged, or if the drain hose is kinked, it can slow the drainage process and cause the cycle to delay.
Here is what to do to fix a clogged drain:
- Check the drain filter and make sure it is clean and free of obstruction.
- Check the drain hose, and ensure it is not kinked and is properly installed.
Aside from a clogged drain, unbalanced Loads also lead to increased cycle times.
When you have an unbalanced load, the washer will attempt to rebalance the items in the drum by slowing down and tumbling back and forth.
Here is how to quickly balance your load:
Redistribute the clothes in the drum and add or remove items if necessary.
If the washer continues to detect an unbalanced load, it will continue to slow down and speed up until the load is rebalanced or until the unit determines that it must be balanced by hand.
At this point, the ‘UE’ error code will be displayed on the washer’s control panel.
If the load is still unbalanced after several attempts, try to redistribute the clothes manually.
LG washer stuck during the rinse cycle
Is your LG washer delayed during the rinse cycle?
Here are the possible Causes:
1. Added Options: If additional options were selected for the cycle, it can cause a delay in the rinse cycle. For example, the ‘Extra Rinse’ option will prolong the rinse time, and the ‘Wash/Rinse Optimizer’ option will add additional rinses if there is too much detergent.
- Review the options selected for the cycle and make sure they are necessary for the current load.
- If the delay is caused by the ‘Wash/Rinse Optimizer’ option, check the amount of detergent being used and adjust as needed.
2. Dirty Inlet Filters: Inlet filters can become clogged with mineral deposits from the water, which can slow the water flow as it fills the washer and cause the rinse time to be longer.
- Turn off the water supply to the washer and remove the inlet hoses from the back of the washer.
- Check the inlet filters for buildup and clean them if necessary.
Why your LG washer is stuck on a particular cycle
This applies to any time your washer gets stuck including:
- LG washing machine stuck on 5 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 6 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 7 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 9 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 11 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 12 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 13 minutes
- LG washing machine stuck on 18 minutes
Control Board Issue:
A malfunctioning control board can cause the washer to become stuck at a particular time and fail to advance through the cycle. This can be caused by a software glitch, a faulty component, or water damage.
Try unplugging the washer for a few minutes and then plugging it back in to see if the control board resets.
Check for error codes on the display and refer to the owner’s manual for troubleshooting steps.
The timer is responsible for controlling the length of each cycle and advancing the washer through the different stages. If the timer is faulty or malfunctioning, it can cause the washer to become stuck at a particular time.
Fixing the timer requires some technical know-how of basic electronics and so you may want to call a professional technician for further assistance.
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