How to Troubleshoot the LG Washer WM0642H, Which Stops at the Rinse & Spin Cycle

Written by meredith jameson
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The LG WM0642H is a front-loading washing machine that features an extra-large door that locks during use. It has roller jets to reduce wear and tear on fabrics, a direct-drive motor, and several temperature and time options. However, if issues arise -- such as the washing machine stopping as it reaches the rinse and spin cycles -- you may want to try some troubleshooting efforts to help find the source of the problem and possibly find a resolution before you have to call a repair technician.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Clean cloth(s)

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    Wait a few minutes, as a pause between the cycles is normal. The washer will typically start back up as the transition between the cycles is complete if it is working properly. Keep an eye on the control knob. If it fails to move at all for several minutes, your timer may have malfunctioned.

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    Verify that the washer door is firmly closed, as the washer will stop if the door is ajar or if it opens during the middle of the wash, rinse or spin cycles. Pull up/out on the cycle selector knob to begin a cycle if it is not already pulled out.

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    Avoid overfilling the washing machine, as the washer may not be able to properly rinse or spin if there are too many items inside the tub. Reduce load size as necessary.

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    Push in the control knob to stop the washing machine and check the drain hose. Clean the filter on the drain hose and ensure that the hose is not crimped, or caught behind or under the washer, or otherwise bent. Straighten as necessary.

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    Contact LG for assistance, as the timer, clutch or motor may be broken or damaged and require professional assistance.

Tips and warnings

  • While the washer working for a time appears to indicate that the power is not the problem, check the fuses or breaker panel to ensure that the washer isn't shorting out the circuit when it reaches the rinse and spin cycles. If the breaker is thrown or a fuse is blown, and the problem persists after you correct the short, call an appliance repairman or electrician.

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