5 Reasons Why Your LG Front Load Washing Machine Won’t Turn On

LG front load washing machines are some of the most popular appliances on the market. They are known for their durability and energy efficiency. However, like any other piece of machinery, they can sometimes break down. If your LG front load washing machine won’t turn on, there are five common reasons why this might be happening. We will walk you through each one with our LG washing machine troubleshooting guide.

Why Your LG Front Load Washing Machine Won’t Turn On

Want to get your washing machine back on the job? Let’s look at the potential reasons for your LG front load washer not starting!

Check Washer for Power

When your LG front load washing machine won’t turn on first and foremost, you should check that your washing machine is plugged in and receiving power. Test any extension cords being used to make sure they are not loose or damaged, then check that the circuit breaker isn’t tripped. If everything looks good on the power front, try resetting the washer by unplugging it for one minute. If none of this works, move on to the next step.

LG washer turns on but won't start

Door Is Not Latched Shut

If you find your LG front load washer not turning on, one possible reason is that the door is not shut properly. The washer will not operate if the door is ajar, so make sure to close it firmly. Make sure there’s nothing stopping the door from closing fully like a loose piece of clothing.

You should also check that the gasket around the door is clean and free of debris. If the latch is defective and not closing, you may need to schedule a repair.

LG front load washer not turning on

Child Lock Feature Is On

If you find your LG washing machine start button not responding, it may be the child lock. The child lock feature is designed to prevent little ones from turning on the washing machine and injuring themselves.

To turn off child lock, consult your owner’s manual. Each model has a different method for doing this, so it’s important to know which one applies to your washer. Once child lock is disengaged, the washing machine should start up normally.

Using Incorrect Settings

If your LG washer turns on but won’t start and isn’t responding to any commands, it’s possible you’re using the wrong settings. Delay wash will result in the washer not starting until the selected time, so if you’re trying to start a load right away, that could be the issue.

Another possibility is that you’ve accidentally put the washer into Demo mode. This mode is typically used by retailers to show customers how the appliance works. It simulates a wash cycle but doesn’t actually clean clothes. To get your washer out of Demo mode, consult your owner’s manual.

Washer Component Failure

In some cases, a washing machine won’t start because of a component failure. This is usually due to an issue with the door lock, thermal fuse, main control board, or motor.

If you’ve checked all of the other possible reasons and your machine still isn’t working, it’s time to call in a professional appliance repair person. With their help, you can get to the bottom of the problem and have your machine up and running in no time.

We hope this guide was helpful in troubleshooting when your LG front load washing machine won’t turn on. If you’re still having problems, contact our qualified washing machine repair team for assistance. With their help, you can get your machine back up and running in no time.

P.S. Is your washing machine looking a little dirty? Check out our blog on how to clean a washing machine!

Dylan Conner

Dylan Conner

Dylan Conner is a business owner and entrepreneur. He grew up doing appliance repair every vacation with his dad. In 2003, he took over the business with just a truck, cell phone, and himself. Dylan now owns Conner's Appliance. Conner's Appliance employs 10 technicians and services Fresno, Hanford, Visalia, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Salinas areas.

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