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Yikes! Another leaking washer! We are two for two when it comes to leaking LG washing machines! But, with a little bit of investigation and a couple of inexpensive parts, they were easily repaired.
Steph was really fortunate that we caught the leak so quickly. We grabbed a bunch of puppy pad and started to wipe the water and accumulated dust and debris. Puppy pad are great for this--they absorb a lot and you can just throw them away. We even have an entire post about the different ways we use them. We'll put a link below to that.
Once we had all the water taken care of, we turned our attention to the washer. Steph was ready to get rid of it, but I suggested we "follow the water" to see if we could find where it was leaking. It probably would have been a good idea to google how to take the top off this machine, but who has time for that? Looking at the machine, it appeared these brackets on each side of the top were the key to the top removal. And guess what? They were. The lid easily slid off revealing the inner workings of the machine.
Once inside, we looked around for obvious water. This part was the culprit. This is the cold water intake valve. One of the three parts was leaking. Steph was able to get a picture of the part number, she looked it up on Amazon and ordered the part which cost just under $28. Unfortunately, the part was not going to ship for two weeks which was understandable since it was a few days before Christmas.
It is interesting that we both have LG washers and both have sprung leaks and both were easily repaired! Mine needed a new hot water inlet valve and in Steph's, it was the cold water inlet valve. It may be intimidating to open a washer and poke around looking for a leak, but we've done it twice, with no previous experience, and were successful.
We will be installing more of the Moen smart leak detection devices as we've actually quite a few leaks over the years. The last leak at my house, which caused a lot of damage, would have easily been caught early if I had one of these devices in place. (More on that in a future post!)
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