The LG front load WM0642H washer cleans your clothes using less water and less electricity than many other washers of it's capacity. This model has a feature that allows for quick cleaning of the drain pump filter. When the washer does not drain properly, you must drain the pump completely. The drain plug hose on the LG washer WM0642H secures to the washer with a simple clip. Once you fully extend it, you may drain the pump and take out the filter. If the hose has cracks or damage, remove the drain plug hose completely and install a new hose.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Small bucket or catch basin
Unplug the LG washer power cord from the wall outlet and give the water time to cool.
Flip the top of the drain pump filter access panel down to reveal the drain plug hose and the pump filter. The access panel is on the lower right front corner of the washer.
Set a small bucket or catch basin near the drain pump filter access. Turn the end of the drain plug hose clockwise and unclip it from the clip retainer.
Pull the drain plug hose out of the washer as far as it will extend. Pull the plug out of the end of the hose. If necessary, hold the hose in one hand and twist the plug out with a pair of pliers. Allow the water to drain completely.
Turn the drain filter pump counterclockwise to disengage it from the housing and pull it straight out of the washer. Look inside the housing for the other end of the drain plug hose. Push the hose back in as necessary until you can grab the opposite end.
Cut the hose just behind the concave washer on the end of the hose with a utility knife. The concave plastic washer looks similar to a compression washer on a plumbing line. Pull the hose completely out of the washer.
Tips and warnings
- Replacement drain plug hoses are available through appliance repair shops.
- Installing a new hose requires attaching the concave washer to the end once you push it through the rubber grommet on the front of the washer. Follow the instructions that come with the replacement hose.
- Inserting the plug back into the drain hose might be difficult. Place a small film of petroleum jelly around the outside of the plug to help slide it into the hose.
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