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LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement

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  1. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Safety Precautions: passo 1, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Safety Precautions: passo 1, immagine 2 di 2
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off the main water supply

    • Unplug your washer

    • Disconnect all water connections at the rear of your washer

  2. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the top panel: passo 2, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the top panel: passo 2, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the top panel: passo 2, immagine 3 di 3
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the top panel brackets to the back panel.

    • You don't need to remove the screws securing the brackets to the top panel.

  3. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the top panel: passo 3, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the top panel: passo 3, immagine 2 di 2
    • Slide the top panel towards the rear of the device to disconnect its clips.

  4. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 4, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 4, immagine 2 di 2
    • Tilt the top panel upward to completely disconnect it from the chassis.

    • Remove the top panel.

  5. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the detergent drawer: passo 5, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the detergent drawer: passo 5, immagine 2 di 2
    • Pull the detergent drawer away from the chassis as far as it will go.

  6. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Press down on the "Push" button to disengage the clips securing the detergent drawer.

    • Pull the drawer out of its slot on the chassis and remove it.

  7. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the control panel: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the control panel: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the control panel: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect the connectors attached to the control panel.

    • Always grip cables by their connectors and not the wires themselves.

  8. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the control panel: passo 8, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the control panel: passo 8, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the control panel to the top edge of the chassis.

  9. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the detergent dispenser: passo 9, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the detergent dispenser.

  10. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unclip the control panel: passo 10, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unclip the control panel: passo 10, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unclip the control panel: passo 10, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use a flathead screwdriver, or a pry tool, to unclip the control panel from the chassis.

  11. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the control panel: passo 11, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the control panel: passo 11, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the control panel: passo 11, immagine 3 di 3
    • Remove the control panel, making sure to thread any cables through the chassis.

  12. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Open the door: passo 12, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Open the door: passo 12, immagine 2 di 2
    • Open the front door completely.

  13. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the boot ring: passo 13, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the boot ring: passo 13, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the boot ring: passo 13, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use needle nose pliers to grip the spring end of the metal ring at the bottom of the rubber boot.

    • Pull the ring away from the chassis to separate it from the boot.

  14. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 14, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 14, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 14, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use your hand to completely pull the ring off the boot.

    • During reassembly, perform the following:

    • Insert one end of the ring into its groove along the boot's perimeter.

    • Use pliers to slowly stretch the ring around the boot's perimeter until it's completely nested in its groove.

    • Be sure the spring is centered at the bottom of the boot when you reinstall it.

    • This procedure will take significant force.

  15. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the boot: passo 15, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the boot: passo 15, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the boot: passo 15, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use your fingers to pull the boot off its lip on the front panel.

  16. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 16, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 16, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 16, immagine 3 di 3
    • Slide your fingers around the lip of the boot until it's completely separated from the panel.

  17. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the filter panel: passo 17, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the filter panel: passo 17, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the filter panel: passo 17, immagine 3 di 3
    • Open the filter panel at the bottom of the front panel.

    • Unclip the filter panel.

  18. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the filter trim: passo 18, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the filter trim.

  19. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the filter trim: passo 19, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the filter trim: passo 19, immagine 2 di 2
    • Pull the filter trim straight off the front panel to remove it.

  20. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the lower front panel: passo 20, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the lower front panel.

  21. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the door latch: passo 21, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the door latch.

  22. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the door latch: passo 22, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the door latch: passo 22, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the door latch: passo 22, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pull the door latch through its slot in the chassis and let it hang on its wire.

  23. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the front panel: passo 23, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the front panel: passo 23, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the front panel: passo 23, immagine 3 di 3
    • Hold the front panel against the chassis while performing this step to prevent it from falling.

    • Remove the screw(s) securing the front panel.

  24. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the front panel: passo 24, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the front panel: passo 24, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the front panel: passo 24, immagine 3 di 3
    • Lift the front panel upward to separate it from its clips on the bottom of the chassis.

    • Pull the front panel away from the chassis to completely separate the front panel.

  25. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 25, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the front panel.

  26. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: passo 26, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: passo 26, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Unfasten the rear panel: passo 26, immagine 3 di 3
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the rear panel.

  27. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the rear panel: passo 27, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the rear panel: passo 27, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the rear panel: passo 27, immagine 3 di 3
    • Unclip the rear panel from the chassis.

  28. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement: passo 28, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the rear panel.

  29. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the plastic pins: passo 29, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the plastic pins: passo 29, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Disconnect the plastic pins: passo 29, immagine 3 di 3
    • Depending on your repair, you might need to access the dampers from the rear, the front, or both ends of the device. Choose whichever method works best for you.

    • Use a flathead screwdriver to press down on the tab securing the plastic pin.

    • You can also used an appropriately-sized box wrench to compress the pins.

    • Use a hammer to tap the pin out of its hole, still making sure the tab is compressed.

    • Repeat this procedure until the pin is loose enough to be removed with your hands.

  30. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the plastic pin: passo 30, immagine 1 di 2 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the plastic pin: passo 30, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the plastic pin.

    • Repeat these two steps for the second pin on the damper.

    • If your replacement dampers don't come with new pins, apply silicone grease to the old pins during reassembly.

  31. LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the damper: passo 31, immagine 1 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the damper: passo 31, immagine 2 di 3 LG Front Load Washing Machine Dampers Replacement, Remove the damper: passo 31, immagine 3 di 3
    • Slide the damper out of its slot in the chassis to disconnect it.

    • Remove the damper.

    • If you're having difficulty removing the damper, compress it to shorten its length.

    • Repeat the last two steps for each damper you want to replace.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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