LG | F8K5XNK4 | LG F8K5XNK4 Owner’s Manual

Before beginning installation, read these instructions carefully.
This will simplify installation and ensure that the product is
installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the
product after installation for future reference.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS........................................................4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................................................... 4
Disposal of Your Old Appliance (as per e-waste rules).............................. 10
Parts.......................................................................................................... 11
Accessories............................................................................................... 12
Specifications............................................................................................ 12
Installation Place Requirements................................................................ 13
Stacking Mini Washer................................................................................ 14
Connecting the Supply Hose..................................................................... 16
Installing the Drain Hose........................................................................... 19
Leveling the Appliance............................................................................... 20
Using the Appliance................................................................................... 21
Sorting Laundry......................................................................................... 22
Closing the Door and Drawer.................................................................... 23
Adding Cleaning Products......................................................................... 24
Control Panel............................................................................................. 26
Programme Table...................................................................................... 27
Option Programme.................................................................................... 28
SMART FUNCTIONS..............................................................29
Using SmartThinQ Application................................................................... 29
Using Smart Diagnosis™.......................................................................... 32
Cleaning the Washing Machine................................................................. 33
Cleaning the Drum..................................................................................... 34
Cleaning the Water Inlet Filter................................................................... 34
Cleaning the Lint Filter............................................................................... 35
Caution on Freezing During Winter........................................................... 35
Diagnosing Problems................................................................................ 37
Error Messages......................................................................................... 41
The following safety guidelines are intended to prevent
unforeseen risks or damage from unsafe or incorrect
operation of the appliance.
The guidelines are separated into ‘WARNING’ and ‘CAUTION’
as described below.
This symbol is displayed to indicate matters and
operations that can cause risk. Read the part with this
symbol carefully and follow the instructions in order to
avoid risk.
This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions can
cause serious injury or death.
This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions can
cause the minor injury or damage to the product.
To reduce the risk of explosion, fire, death, electric shock,
injury or scalding to persons when using this product,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
Children in the Household
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
attempt to operate the appliance if it is damaged,
malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken
parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
appliance should only be installed and transported by two or
more people holding the appliance securely.
• not install the appliance in a damp and dusty place. Do not
install or store the appliance in any outdoor area, or any area that
is subject to weathering conditions such as direct sunlight, wind,
or rain or temperatures below freezing.
the drain hose to avoid separation.
• the power cord is damaged or the hole of the socket outlet is
loose, do not use the power cord and contact an authorized
service centre.
appliance must not be installed behind a lockable door, a
sliding door or a door with a hinge on the opposite side to that of
the appliance, in such a way that a full opening of the appliance
door is restricted.
appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by
providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
appliance is equipped with a power cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding power plug. The
power plug must be plugged into an appropriate socket outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can
result in risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or
service personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance
is properly grounded.
• not modify the power plug provided with the appliance. If it
does not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified
• not use a sharp object like drill or pin to press or separate an
operation unit.
• not repair or replace any part of the appliance. All repairs and
servicing must be performed by qualified service personnel unless
specifically recommended in this Owner’s Manual. Use only
authorized factory parts.
new hose or hose-set supplied with the appliance. Reusing
old hoses can cause a water leak and subsequent property
• not reach into the appliance if the tub or agitator is moving.
the area underneath and around the appliance free of
combustible materials such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
• not put animals, such as pets into the appliance.
• not leave the appliance door open. Children may hang on the
door or crawl inside the appliance, causing damage or injury.
reach into the appliance while it is operating. Wait until the
drum has completely stopped.
• not put in, wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or explosive
substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers,
drycleaning solvents, kerosene, vegetable oil, cooking oil, etc.).
Improper use can cause fire or explosion.
• case of flood, disconnect the power plug and contact the LG
Electronics customer information centre.
• not push down the drawer excessively, when the appliance
drawer is open.
• not touch the door during a high temperature programme.
• not use flammable gas and combustible substances (benzene,
gasoline, thinner, petroleum, alcohol, etc.) near the appliance.
• the drain hose or inlet hose is frozen during winter, use it only
after thawing.
all washing detergents, softener and bleach away from
• not touch the power plug or the appliance controls with wet
pulling out the power plug from an outlet, hold the power
plug, not the cable.
• not bend the power cable excessively or place a heavy object
on it.
• there is a gas leakage (isobutane, propane, natural gas, etc.),
do not touch the appliance or power plug and ventilate the area
• not operate Mini Washer with two or more Mini Washers
• avoid breaking the door glass, do not push too hard on the
door when closing.
• not step on Mini Washer.
• not wash rugs, mats, shoes or pet blankets, or any other items
other than clothes or sheets, in this machine.
appliance must only be used for domestic household
purposes and should not be used in mobile applications.
• not open or close the door by foot.
plug the power plug in the socket outlet after completely
removing any moisture and dust.
the power cord before cleaning the appliance.
unplug the appliance by pulling on the power cable. Always
grip the power plug firmly and pull straight out from the socket
• not spray water inside or outside the appliance to clean it.
discarding an old appliance, unplug it. Cut off the cable
directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse.
of all packaging materials (such as plastic bags and
styrofoam) away from children. The packaging materials can
cause suffocation.
the door before disposing of or discarding this appliance
to avoid the danger of children or small animals getting trapped
Disposal of Your Old Appliance (as per e-waste rules)
•• When this crossed out wheeled bin symbol is depicted on the product and its
operator’s manual, it means the product is covered by the e-waste Management
and Handling Rules , 2011 and are meant to be recycled, dismantled, refurbished or
disposed off.
•• Dos:
a. The product is required to be handed over only to the authorized recycler for
b. Keep the product in isolated area, after it becomes non-functional/unrepairable
so as to prevent its accidental breakage.
a. The product should not be opened by the user himself/herself, but only by
authorized service personnel.
b. The product is not meant for re-sale to any unauthorized agencies/scrap dealer/
c. The product is not meant for mixing into household waste stream.
d. Do not keep any replaced spare part(s) from the product in exposed area.
•• Any disposal through unauthorized agencies/person will attract action under
Environment (Protection) Act 1986.
•• This product is complied with the requirement of Hazardous Substances as
specified under Rule 13 (1) & (2) of the E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules,
•• To locate a nearest collection centre or call for pick-up (limited area only) for
disposal of this appliance, please contact Toll Free No. 1800-315-9999 / 1800-1809999 for details. All collection centre and pick up facilities are done by third parties
with LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. Merely as a facilitator. For more detailed
information , please visit : http://www.lg.com/in.
1 Door
5 Water Supply Hose
2 Drum
6 Power Plug
3 Control Panel
7 Water Drain Hose
4 Drawer
8 Leveling Feet
Water supply hose
(for cold water)
supply hose
Water drain hose
Water supply hose
Water drain hose
Anti-slip sheets
(2 EA)
Brackets (front)
(2 EA)
Brackets (back)
(2 EA)
* Screws
Type A (37 EA)
Type B (5 EA)
Type C (11 EA)
Cable ties
(2 EA)
Band clamps
(1 EA)
Remote control
* Type A : long sheet metal screw, Type B : short sheet metal screw, Type C : machine screw
••Different accessories may apply to each model.
••Depending on the installation environment, you may have to purchase a separate drain hose
••In addition to the screws required for installation, extra screws have been provided.
Power supply
Product weight
Permissible water pressure
Wash capacity
220 - 240 V~, 50 Hz
600 mm (W) X 700 mm (D) X 365 mm(H)
43 kg
0.1 - 0.8 Mpa (1.0 - 8.0 kgf / cm²)
2 kg
••Appearance and specifications may change without notice to improve the quality of the product.
Installation Place
135 cm
123 cm
0.5 cm
125 cm
2 cm
114 cm
*125 cm
10 cm
5 cm
60 cm
5 cm
*125 cm: minimum space for installation
Level floor : Allowable slope under the entire
appliance is 1°.
Power outlet : Must be within 1.5 meters of
either side of the location of the appliance.
••Do not overload the outlet with more than one
Additional Clearance : 5 cm at the sides and
10 cm behind the unit.
••Do not place or store laundry products on top
of the appliance at any time. These products
may damage the finish or controls.
••The plug must be plugged into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded
in accordance with all local codes and
••Install the appliance on a flat hard floor.
••Make sure that air circulation around the
appliance is not impeded by carpets, rugs,
••Never try to correct any unevenness in the
floor with pieces of wood, cardboard or similar
materials under the appliance.
••If it is impossible to avoid positioning the
appliance next to a gas cooker or coal burning
stove, an insulation (85x60 cm) covered with
aluminum foil on the side facing the cooker or
stove must be inserted between the two
••Do not install the appliance in rooms where
freezing temperatures may occur. Frozen
hoses may burst under pressure. The
reliability of the electronic control unit may be
impaired at temperatures below freezing point.
••Ensure that when the appliance is installed, it
is easily accessible for an engineer in the
event of a breakdown.
••With the appliance installed, adjust all four
feet using a transit bolt spanner to ensure the
appliance is stable, and a clearance of
approximately 5 mm is left between the top of
the appliance and the underside of any
••If the appliance is delivered in winter and
temperatures are below freezing, place the
appliance at room temperature for a few hours
before putting it into operation.
••Do not use a drip pan as it can block the
drawer. Using the drip pan may result in
increased vibration and noise during
••This appliance is not designed for maritime
use or for use in mobile installations such as
caravans, aircraft etc.
Electrical Connection
••Do not use an extension cord or double
••Always unplug the appliance and turn off the
water supply after use.
••Connect the appliance to an earthed socket in
accordance with current wiring regulations.
••The appliance must be positioned so that the
plug is easily accessible.
••Repairs to the appliance must only be carried
out by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact your local
service centre.
Stacking Mini Washer
Type 1. The bottom part of the Main
Washer is silver in color.
••First assemble the stacking holder using 2
type A screws included in the accessory
box of the Mini Washer, then each bracket
using 7 type A screws included in the
accessory box of the Mini Washer.
Brackets (front)
Brackets (back)
Brackets (front)
Brackets (back)
error message appears on the
display, if the stacking holder is not attached
to the bottom of the Main Washer.
Tilt and hold Main Washer.
Type 2. The bottom part of the Main
Washer is white in color.
••First assemble the stacking holder using 2
type C screws included in the accessory
box of the Main Washer, then each
bracket using 4 type C screws included in
the accessory box of the Mini Washer.
Assemble the bracket (front) and stacking
holder at the bottom of Main Washer.
••The stacking holder and screws needed for
assembly are enclosed in the Main
Washer, which can be stacked with the
Mini Washer.
••If the Main Washer already has a stacking
holder, do not install the stacking holder
provided with the Mini Washer.
Pull and save the foam block for future use.
••If the washing machine must be moved in
the future, the foam block will help prevent
damage to the washing machine during
Place Main Washer on top of Mini Washer.
••Make sure the 4 legs are totally locked
and the holes of Mini Washer align with
the holes of Main Washer.
Washer leg
Washer leg
••To prevent damage, do not remove the
foam block until Mini Washer is at the final
Securely attach the two appliances at the
corners using 14 type A screws.
••First, insert screws on each side. Then
insert screws on the front and back side.
Turn the top cover about 180 degrees.
Cover the upper hole with the top cover and
install 4 type B screws to fix it in place.
••It can be difficult to assemble if it is not
assembled in the proper order.
••Use two type C screws to assemble the
stacking holder.
Stacking holder
Attach the two back brackets on the rear
top of the Mini Washer by inserting 4 type A
screws in each bracket.
Turn the feet of Main Washer slightly until it
is snugged up against Mini Washer.
••Mini Washer will not work as a standalone
Connecting the Supply Hose
••Water supply pressure must be between 0.1
MPa and 0.8 MPa (1.0‒8.0 kgf/cm2).
••Do not overtighten the water supply hose.
••If the water supply pressure is more than 0.8
MPa, a decompression device should be
••Periodically check the condition of the hose
and replace the hose if necessary.
••Contact the service centre if there is no rubber
Connecting Hose to Water Tap
Connecting Screw-Type Hose to Tap
with Thread
Screw the hose connector onto the water
supply tap.
Checking the Rubber Seal on the
Supply Hose
Two rubber seals are supplied with the water
supply hoses. They are used for preventing
water leaks. Make sure the connection to taps
is sufficiently tight.
Connecting Screw-Type Hose to Tap
Without Thread
Loose the four fixing screws.
Hose connector
Rubber seal
Fixing screw
Hose connector
Remove the guide plate if the tap is too
large to fit the adapter.
Rubber seal
Guide plate
Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so
that the rubber seal forms a watertight
connection. Tighten the four fixing screws.
Remove the guide plate if the tap is too
large to fit the adapter.
Guide plate
Push the supply hose vertically upwards so
that the rubber seal within the hose can
adhere completely to the tap and then
tighten it by screwing it to the right.
Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so
that the rubber seal forms a watertight
connection. Tighten the four fixing screws
and the adapter ring plate.
Pull the connector latch plate down, push
the supply hose onto the adapter, and
release the connector latch plate. Make
sure the adapter locks into place.
Connecting One Touch Type Hose to
Tap Without Thread
Unscrew the adapter ring plate and loose
the four fixing screws.
Latch plate
Ring plate
••After connecting the supply hose to the water
tap, turn on the water tap to flush out foreign
substances (dirt, sand, sawdust, and etc.) in
the water lines. Let the water drain into a
bucket, and check the water temperature.
Connecting Hose to Two Washing
Connect the additionally provided water
supply hose of Main Washer to the water
supply hose connector and water tap.
Water supply hose
Connect the water supply hose connector to
the water supply hose of Main Washer.
Open the accessory package for Mini
Washer installation.
Water supply hose connector
Press board
Connect the water supply hose of Mini
Washer to the water supply hose connector.
••Make sure the water supply hose is not kinked
or pinched.
Installing the Drain Hose
Using the Drain Hose Connector
••The drain hose should not be placed higher
than 100 cm above the floor. Water in the
appliance may not drain or may drain slowly.
Connect the drain hose of Main Washer
and Mini Washer to the drain connector.
Attach each drain hose to the double drain
hose connector and tie them with the band
Insert the drain hose connector into the
drain pipe/hole.
Insert the band clamp onto the drain hose
Band clamp
With the hose leading up from the elbow,
insert the elbow onto the drain outlet on the
back of Mini Washer.
Drain hose
Adjust the band clamp with pliers to keep
the hose securely in place and prevent
••Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or
pinched. This is a potential cause of drainage
problems or noise.
••Depending on the installation environment,
you may have to purchase a separate drain
hose connector.
Band clamp
Leveling the Appliance
Using Anti-Slip Sheets (Optional)
If the floor is uneven, turn the adjustable feet as
required (Do not insert pieces of wood etc.
under the feet). Make sure that all four feet are
stable and resting on the floor and then check
that the appliance is perfectly level (Use a spirit
••Once the appliance is level, tighten the lock
nuts up towards the base of the appliance. All
lock nuts must be tightened.
If you install the appliance on a slippery
surface, it may move because of excessive
vibration. Incorrect leveling may cause
malfunction through noise and vibration. If this
occurs, install the anti-slip sheets under the
leveling feet and adjust the level.
Lock nut
Tighten all 4
lock nuts securely
Clean the floor to attach the anti-slip sheets.
••Use a dry rag to remove and clean foreign
objects and moisture. If moisture remains,
the anti-slip sheets may slip.
Adjust the level after placing the appliance
in the installation area.
Place the adhesive side of the anti-slip
sheets on the floor.
••It is most effective to install the anti-slip
sheets under the front feet. If it is difficult
to place the pads under the front feet,
place them under the back feet.
Diagonal Check
••When pushing down the edges of the top
plate diagonally, the appliance should not
move up and down at all (check both
directions). If the appliance rocks when
pushing the machine top plate diagonally,
adjust the feet again.
This side up
Adhesive side
••When stacking Main Washer on Mini Washer,
use the leveling feet on Mini Washer to level
both. Main Washer´s leveling feet should be
minimized and the locknuts turned counterclockwise to secure them.
••Timber or suspended type flooring may
contribute to excessive vibration and
••If Mini Washer is installed on a raised
platform, it must be securely fastened in order
to eliminate the risk of falling off.
Ensure the appliance is level.
••Push or rock the top edges of the
appliance gently to make sure that the
appliance does not rock. If the appliance
rocks, level the appliance again.
••You can obtain anti-slip sheets from the LG
Service Centre.
Using the Appliance
Choose the desired washing cycle.
••Press the cycle button repeatedly until the
desired cycle is selected.
Begin cycle.
••Press the Start/Pause button to begin the
cycle. The washing machine will agitate
briefly without water to measure the
weight of the load. If the Start/Pause
button is not pressed within 15 minutes,
the washing machine will shut off and all
settings will be lost.
Add softener.
••When the machine chimes for about 20
seconds, add the softener and press
Start/Pause to restart the cycle.
End of cycle.
••When the cycle is finished, a melody will
sound. Immediately remove your clothing
from the washing machine to remove
wrinkling and odors.
••After washing is complete, wipe off the
washing machine door, gasket and inside
the washing drum with a dry towel for
clean washing.
Sort laundry and load items.
••Sort laundry by fabric type, soil level,
colour and load size as needed. Open the
door and load items into the washing
Add cleaning products.
••Add the proper amount of detergent with
the detergent measuring cup to the
washing drum evenly.
Closing the door and drawer.
Turn on the washing machine.
••Press the Power button to turn on the
washing machine.
Sorting Laundry
Look for a care label on your clothes.
••This will tell you about the fabric content
of your garment and how it should be
••Symbols on the care labels.
Wash temperature
Caring before loading.
••Do not wash 'memory wire' on female
inner wear (such as a brassiere) as it may
damage other clothes or the washing
machine and create noise.
••Check all pockets to make sure that they
are empty. Items such as nails, hair clips,
matches, pens, coins and keys can
damage both your washing machine and
your clothes.
Normal machine wash
Permanent press
Hand wash
Do not wash
Sorting laundry.
••To get the best results, sort clothes into
loads that can be washed with the same
wash cycle.
••Different fabrics need to be washed at
varying temperatures and spin speeds.
••Wash two or more towels or knits
together. If washed separately, laundry
which absorbs a lot of water may not be
washed well or abnormal spin-drying may
occur due to leaning.
••Always sort dark colours from pale colours
and whites. Wash separately as dye and
lint transfer can occur causing
discolouration of white and pale garments.
If possible, do not wash heavily soiled
items with lightly soiled ones.
−−Soil (Heavy, Normal, Light) :
Separate clothes according to amount of
−−Colour (White, Lights, Darks):
Separate white fabrics from coloured
−−Lint (Lint producers, Collectors):
Wash lint producers and lint collectors
••Close zippers, hooks and strings to make
sure that these items don’t snag on other
••Pre-treat dirt and stains by brushing a
small amount of detergent dissolved water
onto stains to help lift dirt.
••If an item of clothing has a long lace
attached to it, arrange the lace so it
cannot be tangled or put it into a washing
••Remove the insides of cushions, pillows,
or sitting mats and only wash the cover.
The insides may protrude, damaging other
laundry. Plastic parts may generate
abnormal vibrations.
••Divide laundry in large volume for washing so
that the laundry can be submerged under
water completely. If laundry expands during
washing, it may cause damage to the laundry
and parts during washing or spin.
Closing the Door and Drawer
Push the washing machine door until it
Push the drawer completely closed.
••Do not let your hands get stuck between the
door and the washing machine, as this can
cause injury.
••Forcing the drawer or the door to open can
cause part damages and safety problems.
••Closing the drawer before having closed the
door completely may scratch the door glass.
••Ensure the drawer is pulled out completely to
prevent the door from contacting the front load
washing machine.
••Door lock may fail if there is too much laundry
in the machine or if the door is not completely
••If the product is operating or the drawer lock
, indicator is displayed, the door cannot
open. To open the door, press the Start/
Pause button to stop the product, and when
drawer lock , indicator disappears, open the
door. Do not force the drawer and door open.
or a warning sign appears
on the display, close the drawer and the door
completely. After doing so, press the Start/
Pause button.
••If the drawer cannot be opened completely,
pull the drawer forward with a little force using
both hands.
••If power failure occurs during product
operation, the door cannot be opened. Provide
the power again or contact the LG service
••If the door cannot open due to high
temperature, carry out rinsing with cold water
using the Rinse+Spin programme or wait a
while before opening the door.
Adding Cleaning Products
Adding Detergent
Detergent Dosage
Measure the detergent with the detergent
dispenser and pour it into the tub.
••Detergent should be used according to the
instruction of the detergent manufacturer and
selected according to type, colour, soiling of
the fabric and washing temperature.
••If too much detergent is used, too many suds
can occur and this will result in poor washing
results or cause heavy load to the motor.
••If you wish to use liquid detergent follow the
guidelines provided by the detergent
••If too many suds occur, reduce the detergent
••Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for
water temperature, water hardness, size and
soil level of the load. For best results, avoid
••Refer to the label of the clothes, before
choosing the detergent and water
••When using the washing machine, use
designated detergent for each type of clothing
−−General powdered detergents for all types of
−−Powdered detergents for delicate fabric
−−Liquid detergents for all types of fabric or
designated detergents only for wool
••For better washing performance and
whitening, use detergent with the general
powdered bleach.
••Use the provided detergent measuring cup to
add only one cup of detergent.
••Reduce the amount of detergent for lightly
soiled laundry. If you use too much detergent,
excessive bubbles will remain after rinsing.
Adding Softeners
Adding Fabric Softener
CASE 1. When the machine chimes:
Press Start/Pause to pause the cycle.
••It can be paused by pressing the Start/
Pause button of the Mini Washer or by
using the remote control.
Slide open the drawer, open the door, and
add the liquid fabric softener.
Close the door, slide the drawer closed, and
press Start/Pause to restart the cycle.
Adding Water Softener
••A water softener, such as anti-limescale (e.g.
Calgon) can be used to cut down on the use
of detergent in extremely hard water areas.
Dispense according to the amount specified
on the packaging. First add detergent and
then the water softener.
••Use the quantity of detergent required for soft
••Do not directly put bleach to the laundry. This
may cause partial discoloration and severe
damage to the laundry.
••Do not use chlorine bleach or acidic cleaner
when washing the laundry, as it can cause
damage to clothes such as discoloration and
decoloration of laundry.
••To disable or enable the fabric softener alert,
press and hold the Rinse+ button for three
••The fabric softener can be added within 30
seconds after the signal sounded.
CASE 2. If you miss the softener add point:
Press the Power button to interrupt the
Slide open the drawer, open the door, and
add the liquid fabric softener.
Close the door, Slide the drawer, and select
the Rinse+Spin programme.
Press the Start/Pause to restart the cycle.
••Do not pour fabric softener directly on the
••The softener can also be diluted with water
and added directly into the drum. Do not pour
undiluted softener directly onto clothing
because it may stain fabrics.
Control Panel
1 Power Button
••Press the Power button to turn the
washing machine on.
2 Display
••The display shows the cycle status and
estimated time remaining.
•• : Drawer lock indicator
•• : Wi-Fi connect indicator
•• : Remote start indicator
3 Programme Button
••Programmes are available according to
laundry type.
••In order to use the Download Cycle
function, refer to SMART FUNCTIONS.
4 Start/Pause Button
••This Start/Pause button is used to start
the wash cycle or pause the wash cycle.
••If a temporary stop of the wash cycle is
needed, press the Start/Pause button.
••If you do not press the Start/Pause button
within 15 minutes of selecting a
programme, the washing machine
automatically turns off and all cycle
settings are lost.
5 Options
••Use these buttons to select the desired
options for the selected programme.
••The setting lights above the buttons
illuminate to show the current selection.
Programme Table
Washing Programme
Light Soil
Baby Care
Speed Wash
Use this programme to
wash lightly soiled normal
items, except delicate
fabrics such as wool or
Use this programme to
wash delicate items such
as lingerie or sheer and
lacy clothes which could
easily be damaged in a
normal programme.
•• To change the setting during
washing, change the setting after
pressing Start/Pause button.
2.0 kg
•• This programme is not for silk
1.5 kg
•• To reduce damage to textiles and
improve washing performance, use
Use this programme to
special neutral detergent for wool.
wash textiles, lingerie, or
fine clothes likely to shrink •• To prevent damage to clothes, the
or deform.
drum spins gently to the left and
right for washing.
•• Select a proper type of neutral
•• It is more effective to pre-wash
Use this programme to
laundry stained with food, sweat,
wash baby wear
urine and feces briefly before
•• This programme is not
recommended for wool, silk or any
other delicates.
Use this programme to
speed up the washing
•• Use very little detergent in this
time for small loads and
lightly soiled clothes.
Select this programme to
rinse and spin a load
•• Add fabric softener only.
separately from a regular
1.0 kg
1.5 kg
1.0 kg
1.5 kg
Option Programme
Child Lock
Spin Only
Use this option to disable the controls. This
feature can prevent children from changing
cycles or operating the appliance.
Use this option to spin-dry.
Tub Clean
Use this option to keep the drum clean. For
information on using Tub Clean, see the
Cleaning the Washing Machine section.
Use this option to increase the number of
rinsing programmes.
Press the Power button.
Select a washing programme.
Press the Rinse+ button.
••When you press the Rinse+ button, the
number of rinsing cycles (1 - 5) to be
added will be displayed.
Press the Start/Pause button.
Locking the Control Panel
Press and hold the Tub Clean and Rinse+
button at the same time for three seconds.
will appear on the display.
When the Child Lock is set, all buttons are
locked except the Power button.
••Turning off the power or completing all cycles
will not reset the child lock function. You must
deactivate child lock before you can access
any other functions.
Unlocking the Control Panel
Press and hold the Tub Clean and Rinse+
button at the same time for three seconds.
••To change the cycle or option, press the Start/
Pause button to stop operation, and then
choose the cycle or option which you wish to
Using SmartThinQ
Installing SmartThinQ
Search for the LG SmartThinQ application from
the Google Play Store or Apple App Store on a
smart phone. Follow instructions to download
and install the application.
Wi-Fi Function
••For appliances with the
Washer Cycle (Remote Start, Download
Set or download any preferred cycle and
operate by remote control.
Tub Clean Coach
This function shows how many cycles remain
before It is time to run the Tub Clean cycle.
Energy Monitoring
Check the energy consupmtion of the recently
used cycles and monthly average.
Smart Diagnosis™
This function provides useful information for
diagnosing and solving issues with the
appliance based on the pattern of use.
••To verify the Wi-Fi connection, check that
icon on the control panel is lit.
••LG SmartThinQ is not responsible for any
network connection problems or any faults,
malfunctions, or errors caused by network
••The machine supports 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
networks only.
••If the security protocol of the router is set to
WEP, you may fail to set up the network.
Please change it to other security protocols
(WPA2 is recommended) and register the
product again.
••Router SSID, please use only letters,
numbers. Other characters may not be
••If the appliance is having trouble connecting to
the Wi-Fi network, it may be too far from the
router. Purchase a Wi-Fi repeater (range
extender) to improve the Wi-Fi signal strength.
••The Wi-Fi connection may not connect or may
be interrupted because of the home network
••The network connection may not work
properly depending on the internet service
••The surrounding wireless environment can
make the wireless network service run slowly.
••The application is subject to change for
appliance improvement purposes without
notice to users.
••Functions may vary by model.
Various functions are available.
Push Alert
Turn on the Push Alerts to receive appliance
status notifications. The notifications are
triggered even if the LG SmartThinQ application
is off.
Using Washer Cycle
Remote Start
Use a smart phone to control your appliance
remotely. You can also monitor your cycle
operation so you know how much time is left in
the cycle.
To Use Remote Start:
Press the Power button.
Put the laundry in drum.
Press and hold Remote Start button for 3
seconds to enable Remote Start function.
Start a cycle from the LG SmartThinQ
application on your smart phone.
••Once the Remote Start mode is enabled, you
can start a cycle from the LG SmartThinQ
smartphone application. If the cycle is not
started, the machine will wait to start the cycle
until it is turned off remotely from the
application or the Remote Start mode is
••When Remote Start is turned on, the door is
automatically locked.
To Disable Remote Start:
When the Remote Start is activated, press and
hold Remote Start button for 3 seconds.
Download Cycle
Download new and special cycles that are not
included in the basic cycles on the appliance.
Appliances that have been successfully
registered can download a variety of specialty
cycles specific to the appliance.
Only one cycle can be stored on the appliance
at a time.
Once cycle download is completed in the
appliance, the product keeps the downloaded
cycle until a new cycle is downloaded.
Open Source Software Notice
To obtain the source code under GPL, LGPL,
MPL, and other open source licenses, that is
contained in this product, please visit http://
In addition to the source code, all referred
license terms, warranty disclaimers and
copyright notices are available for download.
LG Electronics will also provide open source
code to you on CD-ROM for a charge covering
the cost of performing such distribution (such as
the cost of media, shipping, and handling) upon
email request to opensource@lge.com. This
offer is valid for three (3) years from the date on
which you purchased the product.
Smart Diagnosis™ Using a Smart
••For appliances with the
Use this function if you need an accurate
diagnosis by an LG Electronics customer
information centre when the appliance
malfunctions or fails.
Smart Diagnosis™ can not be activated unless
the appliance is connected to power. If the
appliance is unable to turn on, then
troubleshooting must be done without using
Smart Diagnosis™.
Using Smart Diagnosis™
Smart Diagnosis™ Through the
Customer Information Centre
Use this function if you need an accurate
diagnosis by an LG Electronics customer
information center when the appliance
malfunctions or fails. Use this function only to
contact the service representative, not during
normal operation.
Press the Power button after opening the
drawer on Mini Washer.
When instructed to do so by the call centre,
place the mouthpiece of your phone close
to the Smart Diagnosis™ icon.
Press and hold the Tub Clean button for
three seconds, while holding the phone
mouthpiece to the icon or Power button.
Keep the phone in place until the tone
transmission has finished. Time remaining
for data transfer is displayed.
••For best results, do not move the phone
while the tones are being transmitted.
••If the call centre agent is not able to get
an accurate recording of the data, you
may be asked to try again.
Once the countdown is over and the tones
have stopped, resume your conversation
with the call centre agent, who will then be
able to assist you using the information
transmitted for analysis.
••The Smart Diagnosis™ function depends on
the local call quality.
••The communication performance will improve
and you can receive better service if you use
the home phone.
••If the Smart Diagnosis™ data transfer is poor
due to poor call quality, you may not receive
the best Smart Diagnosis™ service.
••Unplug the washing machine before cleaning
to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury,
fire, electric shock, or death.
••Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive
cleaners, or solvents to clean the washing
machine. They may damage the finish.
Cleaning the Washing
Cleaning the Interior
••Use a towel or soft cloth to wipe around the
washing machine door opening and door
••Always remove items from the washing
machine as soon as the cycle is complete.
Leaving damp items in the washing machine
can cause wrinkling, colour transfer, and
••Run the Tub Clean programme once a month
(or more often if needed) to remove detergent
buildup and other residue
Care After Wash
••After the cycle is finished, wipe the door and
the inside of the door seal to remove any
••Leave the door open to dry the drum interior.
••Wipe the body of the washing machine with a
dry cloth to remove any moisture.
Cleaning the Exterior
Proper care of your washing machine can
extend its life.
••Wash with a damp cloth on the outside and
inside and then dry with a soft cloth.
••Immediately wipe off any spills.
••Wipe with a damp cloth.
••Do not press the surface or the display with
sharp objects.
Cleaning the Drum
Cleaning the Water Inlet Filter
Use the Tub Clean option to keep the drum
••Turn off the stopclock if the washing machine
is to be left for any length of time (e.g.
holiday), especially if there is no floor drain
(gully) in the immediate vicinity.
icon may blink on the display when the
water pressure is weak or an inlet filter is
clogged with dirt. Clean the inlet filter.
••The inlet filter screens could be plugged by
hard water scale, sediment in the water
supply, or other debris.
Press the Power button.
Dilute 200 ml liquid chlorine bleach in 1 ℓ of
water and pour the mixture in the drum.
Press the Tub Clean button.
Press the Start/Pause button.
Turn off the water tap and unscrew the
water inlet hose.
Clean the filter using a hard bristle brush.
••If there is a child, be careful not to leave the
door open for too long.
Cleaning the Lint Filter
The filter is an important part for efficient
washing performance result, so it needs special
care from you. It is recommended that the filter
be cleaned regularly.
Pull the cap of the lint filter.
Caution on Freezing During
••When frozen, the product does not operate
normally. Make sure to install the product
where it will not freeze during winter.
••In case the product must be installed outside
on a porch or in other outdoor conditions,
make sure to check the following.
How to Keep the Product from
••After closing the tap, disconnect the cold
supply hose from the tap, and remove water
while keeping the hose facing downwards.
Open the cap and remove lint and then
wash out.
Insert the lower part of the filter into the
drum and close the cap until you hear a
click sound.
Supply hose
••When the lint filter is damaged, contact LG
service centre.
••Do not operate the washing machine without
the lint filter.
••Do not place the lint filter loosely. Doing so
may damage the fabrics or the washing
How to Handle Freezing
Step 1. When the Door is Frozen
••Thaw out the door using a hot water cloth.
Step 2. When the Water Supply Hose is
icon may blink on the display when
water supply problems occur, take the
following measures.
−−Take out water supply hose and connect to
the tap and check that water comes from the
tap and supply hose.
−−Turn off the tap, and thaw out the tap and
both connection areas of supply hose of the
product using a hot water cloth.
−−Take out supply hose and immerse in warm
water below 50–60 °C.
Supply hose
50‒60 °C
Step 3. When the Drain Pump is Frozen
icon may blink on the display when
drain pump problems occur, take the following
Pour 15 ℓ warm water below 50–60 °C in
the drum until washing machine wing nuts
are immersed and wait for an hour.
Press the Power button and then run the
Baby Care programme for an hour.
icon appears on the display,
repeat steps 1 to 2.
Turn off the power when the Baby Care
programme is finished. If the drawer is
open, select the Rinse+Spin programme
and press the Start/Pause button to check
that the washing machine works.
icon appears on the display,
thaw out the drain hose inner part with the
hot water.
The appliance is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose
problems at an early stage. If the appliance does not function properly or does not function at all,
check the following before you call for service:
Diagnosing Problems
The drawer does
not open.
Power failure, or the power
cord was pulled out during
••After providing the power again, press
the Power button with the control panel
of Main Washer or the remote control.
Draining starts
when pressing
Start/ Pause
The Start/Pause button is
pressed during washing.
••When pressing the Start/Pause button
during washing, the drawer is unlocked
after drainage for safety.
Rattling and
clanking noise
Foreign objects, such as
keys, coins, or safety pins
may be in drum.
••Stop washing machine, check drum for
foreign objects. If noise continues after
washing machine is restarted, call for
••If sound continues, wash load is probably
out of balance. Stop and redistribute
wash load.
••Pause the cycle and redistribute the load
after the door unlocks.
Thumping sound
Vibrating noise
Water leaks every
Excessive sudsing
Heavy wash loads may
produce a thumping sound.
Wash load may be out of
Packaging materials were not ••Remove packing materials.
Wash load may be unevenly
••Pause the cycle and redistribute the load
distributed in the drum.
after the door unlocks.
Not all leveling feet are
••See Leveling the Appliance in the
resting firmly and evenly on
Installation section.
the floor.
••Make sure that the floor is solid and does
Floor not rigid enough.
not flex.
Check all fill and drain hose connections
Hoses not installed correctly.
to ensure that they are tight and secure.
••Reduce the amount of detergent for
Too much detergent or
lightly soiled laundry. If you use too much
incorrect detergent.
detergent, excessive bubbles will remain
after rinsing.
Water leaking
Clothes were not properly
••Always wash dark colors separately from
light colors and whites to prevent
••Never wash heavily soiled items washed
with lightly soiled items.
Supply hose connection is
loose at the tap, washing
machine, or drain hose
••Check hoses and drain hose connectors
for leaks, cracks and splits.
••Tighten hose connections.
••The washing machine pumps out water
very rapidly. Check for water backing up
out of the drain pipe during drain. If water
House drain pipes are
is seen coming out of the drain, check for
proper drain hose installation and check
for restrictions in the drain. Contact a
plumber to repair drain pipe.
••Tie drain hose to supply hose or
standpipe to prevent it from coming out
Drain hose has come out of
during drain. For smaller drain pipes,
drain connector or is not
insert the drain hose into the pipe as far
inserted far enough.
as the drain hose flange. For larger drain
pipes, insert the drain hose into the pipe
2-5 cm past the flange.
••Reduce the load or use Main Washer.
Load is too large for the
••Stop the washing machine and check the
load. Make sure the load fits loosely in
the drum and the door closes easily.
••Oversudsing may create leaks, and may
be caused by the type and amount of
detergent used. Always reduce the
Oversudsing of detergent.
amount of detergent if the load is small
or lightly soiled, or if your water is very
soft. Never use more than the maximum
amount shown in the dispenser provided.
Always remove items from the washing
Washing machine not
machine as soon as the cycle is
unloaded promptly.
••The washing machine can be fully
but the drum should not be tightly
Washing machine overloaded. loaded,
packed with items. The door of the
washing machine should close easily.
Control panel has powered
off due to inactivity.
Washing machine is
Water supply is turned off.
Washing machine
will not operate.
••This is normal. Press the Power button
to turn the washing machine on.
••Make sure cord is plugged securely into
a working outlet.
••Turn the cold water tap fully on.
••Make sure the cycle was set correctly,
Controls are not set properly.
close the door and press the Start/Pause
••Close the door and drawer make sure
Door or drawer is open.
that nothing is caught under the door
preventing it from closing completely.
••Check house circuit breakers/fuses.
Replace fuses or reset breaker. The
Circuit breaker/fuse is
washing machine should be on a
dedicated branch circuit. The washing
machine will resume the cycle where it
stopped once power is restored.
••Press the Power button, then re-select
Control needs to be reset.
the desired programme and press the
Start/Pause button.
••Press the Start/Pause button with control
panel of Main Washer or remote control
Start/Pause was not pressed
after closing the drawer.
after a cycle was set.
••When using the control panel of Mini
Washer, press the Start/Pause button
and close the drawer within 5 seconds.
Check another tap in the house to make
Extremely low water
sure that household water pressure is
••If the washing machine has been
exposed to temperatures below freezing
Washing machine is too cold.
for an extended period of time, allow it to
warm up before pressing the Power
Washing machine
is not filling
••Make sure the inlet filters on the fill
valves are not clogged. Refer to the filter
cleaning instructions.
Check that supply hoses are not kinked
Supply hoses may be kinked.
or clogged.
Make sure that the cold water tap is
Insufficient water supply.
turned on all the way.
••The washing machine will not operate if
the door is open. Close the door and
door and drawer are open.
make sure that nothing is caught under
the door preventing it from closing
••The fill level is optimized for the wash
Water level is too low.
motion to achieve the best wash
Water in the
washing machine
does not drain or
drains slowly.
Drain hose is kinked,
pinched, or clogged.
••Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs,
kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind or
under the washing machine.
Heavily soiled load.
••Use Main Washer.
••Articles that have previously been
washed may have stains that have been
set. These stains may be difficult to
remove and may require hand washing
or pre-treating to aid in stain removal.
••This is normal. The washing machine
adjusts cycle time automatically to
provide optimal results for the selected
programme. The time remaining shown in
the display is only an estimate. Actual
time may vary.
••This machine requires very little
detergent. Use the provided detergent
measuring cup.
Filter clogged.
Poor stain removal
Wash cycle time is
longer than usual.
Musty or mildewy
odor in washing
Washing machine
chimes repeatedly
before final rinse.
Previously set stains.
The washing machine
automatically adjusts the
wash time for the amount of
laundry, water pressure and
other operating conditions.
Incorrect or too much
detergent has been used.
Inside of drum was not
cleaned properly.
••Run the Tub Clean programme regularly.
This is not an error.
••This is an alert to allow the addition of
liquid fabric softener before the final
Error Messages
••Close the drawer and press Start/Pause
button to start the cycle.
••If the drawer is closed and the drawer
lock error message is displayed, call for
••Open the drawer and make sure the
latch area is free of clothing or other
Door is not closed properly.
••Close the door, shut the drawer, and
press Start/Pause to start the cycle.
••If the door is closed and the door error
message is displayed, call for service.
The cold water tap is not fully ••Make sure that the cold water tap is fully
••Make sure that the hoses are not kinked
Water line hoses are kinked,
or pinched. Be careful when moving the
pinched, or crushed.
washing machine during cleaning and
Water inlet filters are
••Clean the inlet filters.
••Check another tap in the house to make
sure that household water pressure is
adequate and flow is not restricted.
Water supply pressure to tap
Disconnect the supply hose from the
or house is too low.
washing machine and run a few liters of
water through the hose to flush the water
supply lines. If flow is too low, contact a
plumber to have the water lines repaired.
••Hoses designed to limit leaks can trip
Water supply connected with
falsely and prevent the washing machine
leak-limiting hoses.
from filling. The use of leak limiting hoses
is not recommended.
sure the drain hose is free of clogs,
Drain hose is kinked,
kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind or
pinched, or clogged.
under the washing machine.
Drawer is not closed
••The automatic attempt to rebalance the
load was not successful. The cycle has
been paused to allow the load to be
manually adjusted.
Add more items to allow the washing
The load is too small.
machine to balance the loads.
Heavy articles are mixed with ••Wash articles of somewhat similar
lighter items.
••Manually redistribute the load if articles
The load is out of balance.
have become tangled.
UE rebalancing operation is
not successful.
Control error.
••Unplug the power plug and call for
Water level is too high due to ••Close the water taps, unplug the washing
a faulty water valve.
machine, and call for service.
The water level sensor is not
working correctly.
••Close the water taps, unplug the washing
machine, and call for service.
A motor error has occurred.
••Allow the washing machine to stand for
30 minutes and then restart the cycle. If
the LE error code persists, call for
It is time to run the Tub Clean ••Run the Tub Clean programme.
Mini Washer is being
operated without a full-size
washing machine.
Stacking switch is not
working properly.
Drain hose, supply hose or
drain pump is frozen.
CL is not an error. This
prevents children from
changing cycles or operating
the appliance.
••Mini Washer will not operate as a
standalone unit. It must be stacked under
an LG front-loading washing machine.
••The product is for use only in
combination with LG authorized
appliances. Call the customer information
centre to check out LG authorized
••Thaw out the supply hose using a hot
water cloth.
••Pour warm water in the drum.
••To deactivate, press the Tub Clean and
Rinse+ button for three seconds.
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