DIY: HOW I WAS ABLE TO SOLVE "OE" DRAIN PROBLEM ON MY LG WASHING MACHINE

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This is my first time sharing a DIY content in this community and it's nice to try out sharing to new communities asides from those I'm used to.

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Above is a LG 6.5kb turbodrum top washer washing machine. I have been using it for 5 years without a single fault or service but last week, it developed a problem which was a drain problem. I never had time for it until I wanted to wash my clothes two days ago.

I knew the problem but the issue was how do I solve the problem. Then I reasoned to check out some videos on YouTube. I search but many were not really helpful until I got the one below which was similar to my problem but a different washing machine.

The video above is about replacing the drain pump, but I didn't replace my own, I only took it out and cleaned it due to some blockage in it.

I would share some photos, the only ish is I had already assembled the machine before I noticed I lacked some crucial photos as my mind was only focused on making the machine work.

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I opened up the back panel of the washing machine to try identify the drain pump which I saw in the picture below.

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The picture above is the drain is the drain pump of the washing machine while the picture below contains the water outlet and drain filter

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Below is the cover of the drain filter, it is necessary to clean the the filter and check for blockages in it.

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Unfortunately, This is where my available pictures stopped so I will explain how I did the rest.

I needed to know if the drain pump was working or damaged, so I connected it directly to electricity to see if it would buzz (i.e. The motor would rotate) and gladly it did. Before I connected it directly to electricity I checked if it would buzz from the washing machine which it didn't. So I had to open up the pump to clean and remove blockages in the drainage pump then test it directly connected to electricity.

After I figured the drainage pump was still okay, I tested it again with the washing machine and it buzzed. That means the blockages held the pump from working. I always thought of dumping that pump but I felt the guts of opening it up and connect it to be sure if it was okay and it truly was. It really saved me over $50+ in getting a new pump. Thereafter seeing all was good, I assembled everything up and my washing machine was working perfectly as it used to be.

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I have no idea how to do any of that hahahahaha

You can come over, I will be glad to show you how 🤗

hahahaha it´s a loong trip tho.

It was meant to be a 1 hour drive but became more than a 4hr drive due to the protest.

Wrong chat? hahahaha

Lol.. I didn't even check it 😅

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