LG | FH495BDN8 | LG FH495BDN8 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.......................................03
Important Safety Instructions................................................................05
Installation Place Requirements...........................................................09
Unpacking and Removing Shipping Bolts............................................10
Using Non-Skid Pads (Optional).......................................................... 11
Wooden Floors (Suspended Floors)..................................................... 11
Leveling the Washing Machine.............................................................12
Connecting Inlet Hose..........................................................................12
Installation of Drain Hose.....................................................................15
Electrical Connections (In the UK Only)...............................................15
Using the Washing Machine.................................................................16
Sorting Iaundry.....................................................................................17
Adding Cleaning Products....................................................................18
Control Panel........................................................................................20
Programme Table.................................................................................21
Option Cycle.........................................................................................25
Using Smart Function (Optional)..........................................................28
Cleaning your Washing Machine..........................................................30
Cleaning the Water Inlet Filter..............................................................30
Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter............................................................31
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer...........................................................32
Tub Clean (Optional)............................................................................32
Caution on Freezing During Winter......................................................33
Using the Smart Diagnosis™ Function ...............................................35
Diagnosing Problems...........................................................................36
Error Messages....................................................................................38
OPERATING DATA..................................................43
The following safety guidelines are intended to prevent unforeseen risks or
damage from unsafe or incorrect operation of the product.
The guidelines are separated into ‘WARNING’ and ‘CAUTION’ as described
This symbol is displayed to the indicate matters and operations that
can cause risk. Read the part with this symbol carefully and follow the
instructions in order to avoid risk.
WARNING - This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions
can cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION - This indicates that the failure to follow the instructions
can cause the minor injury or damage the product.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using
your product, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the
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.
For use in Europe:
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
Children of less than 3 years should be kept away unless continuously supervised.
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire, explosion, or electric shock, or to prevent
property damage, injury to persons, or death.
••This 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
••This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
••Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in risk of electric
shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt as to
whether the appliance is properly grounded.
••Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance. If it does not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
1. This crossed-out wheeled bin symbol indicates that waste electrical and
electronic products (WEEE) should be disposed of separately from the
municipal waste stream.
2. Old electrical products can contain hazardous substances so correct
disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health.
Your old appliance may contain reusable parts that could be used to
repair other products, and other valuable materials that can be recycled to
conserve limited resources.
3. You can take your appliance either to the shop where you purchased
the product, or contact your local government waste office for details of
your nearest authorised WEEE collection point. For the most up to date
information for your country please see www.lg.com/global/recycling
Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using
your product, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the
••Never attempt to operate this appliance
if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially
disassembled, or has missing or broken
parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
It can cause electric shock or injury.
••Do not use a sharp object like drill or pin
to press or separate an operation unit. It
can cause the electric shock or injury.
••This appliance is heavy. Two or more
people may be needed to install and
move the appliance. Failure to do so
can result in injury.
••Store and install this appliance where
it will not be exposed to temperatures
below freezing or exposed to outdoor
weather conditions. Failure to do so can
result in leakage.
••Tighten the drain hose to avoid
separation. Splashing of water may
cause electric shock.
••If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or
its service agents or similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
••The 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 tumble dryer, in such
a way that a full opening of the tumble
dryer door is restricted.
••Only an authorized repair person from
LG Electronics service centre should
disassemble, repair, or modify the
product. Improper service may cause
injury, electric shock or fire.
••Do not spray the water inside or outside
the product to clean it. Water can
damage the insulation, causing electric
shock or fire.
••Keep the area underneath and around
your appliances free of combustible
materials such as lint, paper, rags,
chemicals, etc. Improper use can cause
fire or explosion.
••Do not put living animals, such as pets
into the product. It may cause injury.
••Do not leave this appliance door open.
Children may hang on the door or crawl
inside the appliance, causing damage
or injury.
••Never reach into this appliance while
it is operating. Wait until the drum has
completely stopped. Failure to do so
may result in injury.
••Do 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.
••In case of flood, stop using the product
and contact the LG Electronics service
centre. Contact with water can cause
electric shock.
••Do not push down the door excessively,
when the appliance door is open. Doing
so may topple over the appliance and it
can cause the injury.
••Use new hose-sets supplied with the
appliance. Old hose-sets should not
be reused. Water leakage may cause
property damage.
••Do not touch the door during steam
cycles, drying or high-temperature
washing. The door surface can become
very hot. Allow the door lock to release
before opening the door. Failure to do
so may result in injury.
••Do not use inflammable gas and
combustible substances (benzene,
gasoline, thinner, petroleum, alcohol,
etc.) around the product. It may cause
explosion or fire.
••If the drain hose or inlet hose is frozen
during winter, use it only after thawing.
Freezing may cause fire or electric
shock, and frozen parts may cause
product malfunction or reduction in
product life span.
••Keep all washing detergents, softener
and bleach away from children. These
products contain poisonous materials.
••Do not plug multiple products into
multiple socket-outlets or extension
cords. This can cause fire.
••Remove the power plug when you clean
the product. Not removing the plug may
result in electric shock or injury.
••Do not touch the power plug with wet
hands. It can cause the electric shock
or injury.
••When pulling out the power plug from
an outlet, hold the power plug, not the
cable. Damage of the cable can cause
the electric shock or injury.
••Do not bend the power cable
excessively or place a heavy object on
top of it. Damage of the power cable
can cause electric shock or fire.
••Before discarding an old appliance,
unplug it. Render the plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse.
••Dispose of the packaging material (such
as vinyl and styrofoam) away from
children. The packaging material can
suffocate a child.
••Remove the door to the washing
compartment before this appliance is
removed from service or discarded to
avoid the danger of children or small
animals getting trapped inside. Failure
to do so can result in serious injury to
persons or death.
Transit bolts
Power plug
Control panel
Drain hose
Drain plug
Drain pump filter
Cover cap
(Location may
vary depending on
Adjustable feet
••Power supply : 220‒240 V~, 50 Hz
••Size : 600 mm (W) X 640 mm (D) X 850 mm (H)
••Product weight : 70 kg
••Wash Capacity : 12 kg
••Permissible water pressure : 0.1 - 1.0 MPa (1.0 - 10.0 kgf / cm )
•• Appearance and specifications may vary without notice to improve the quality of the product.
Inlet hose (1EA)
(Option: Hot (1EA))
Elbow Bracket
Caps for covering
(for securing drain shipping bolt holes
Anti–slip sheets
Tie strap
Installation Place Requirements
•• Do not install your washing machine 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.
•• Please ensure that when the washing machine is
installed, it is easily accessible for an engineer in the
event of a breakdown.
10 cm
2 cm
2 cm
Level floor : Allowable slope under the entire washing
machine is 1°.
Power outlet : Must be within 1.5 meters of either side
of the location of the washing machine.
•• Do not overload the outlet with more than one
Additional Clearance : For the wall, 10 cm: rear
/2 cm: right & left side
•• Do not place or store laundry products on top of the
washing machine at any time.
•• These products may damage the finish or controls.
•• With the washing machine installed, adjust all four feet
using the transit bolt spanner provided to ensure the
appliance is stable, and a clearance of approximately
20 mm is left between the top of the washing machine
and the underside of any work-top.
•• This equipment is not designed for maritime use or for
use in mobile installations such as caravans, aircraft
Electrical Connection
•• Do not use an extension cord or double adapter.
•• Always unplug the washing machine and turn off the
water supply after use.
•• Connect the washing machine to an earthed socket in
accordance with current wiring regulations.
•• Install the washing machine on a flat hard floor.
•• Make sure that air circulation around the washing
machine is not impeded by carpets, rugs, etc.
•• Never try to correct any unevenness in the floor with
pieces of wood, cardboard or similar materials under
the washing machine.
•• If it is impossible to avoid positioning the washing
machine next to a gas cooker or coal burning
insulation (85x60 cm) covered with aluminum foil on
the side facing the cooker or stove must be inserted
between the two appliances.
•• The washing machine must be positioned so that the
plug is easily accessible.
•• Repairs to the washing machine 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.
•• If the washing machine is delivered in winter and
temperatures are below freezing, place the washing
machine at room temperature for a few hours before
putting it into operation.
Unpacking and Removing
Shipping Bolts
Lift the washing machine off the foam base.
•• After removing the carton and shipping material,
lift the washing machine off the foam base. Make
sure the tub support comes off with the base
and is not stuck to the bottom of the washing
•• If you must lay the washing machine down to
remove the carton base, always protect the side
of the washing machine and lay it carefully on
its side. DO NOT lay the washing machine on its
front or back.
Install the hole caps.
•• Locate the hole caps included in the accessory
pack and install them in the shipping bolt holes.
•• Save the bolt assemblies for future use. To
prevent damage to internal components, DO NOT
transport the washing machine without reinstalling
the shipping bolts.
•• Failure to remove shipping bolts and retainers
may cause severe vibration and noise, which
can lead to permanent damage to the washing
machine. The cord is secured to the back of the
washing machine with a shipping bolt to help
prevent operation with shipping bolts in place.
Tub Support
Carton base
Remove the bolt assemblies.
•• Starting with the bottom two shipping bolts, use
the spanner (included) to fully loosen all shipping
bolts by turning them counterclockwise. Remove
the bolt assemblies by wiggling them slightly
while pulling them out.
Using Non-Skid Pads (Optional)
If you install the washing machine 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 non-skid pads under
the leveling feet and adjust the level.
Clean the floor to attach the non-skid pads.
•• Use a dry rag to remove and clean foreign
objects and moisture. If moisture remains, the
non-skid pads may slip.
Adjust the level after placing the washing machine
in the installation area.
Place the adhesive side of the non-skid pad on the
•• It is most effective to install the non-skid pads
under the front legs. If it is difficult to place the
pads under the front legs, place them under the
back legs.
This side up
Adhesive side
Wooden Floors (Suspended
•• Wooden floors are particularly susceptible to vibration.
•• To prevent vibration we recommend you place rubber
cups at least 15 mm thick of the each foot of the
washing machine, secured to at least two floor beams
with screws.
Rubber Cup
•• If possible install the washing machine in one of the
corners of the room, where the floor is more stable.
•• Fit the rubber cups to reduce vibration.
•• You can obtain rubber cups (p/no.4620ER4002B) from
the LG Service Centre.
•• Proper placement and leveling of the washing
machine will ensure long, regular, and reliable
•• The washing machine must be 100% horizontal
and stand firmly in position.
•• It must not ‘Seesaw’ across corners under the
•• The installation surface must be clean, free from
floor wax and other lubricant coatings.
•• Do not let the feet of the washing machine get
wet. Failure to do so may cause vibration or noise.
Ensure the washing machine is level.
•• Push or rock the top edges of the washing
machine gently to make sure that the washing
machine does not rock. If the washing machine
rocks, level the washing machine again.
Leveling the Washing Machine
Connecting Inlet Hose
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 level).
•• Water supply pressure must be between 0.1 MPa and
1.0 MPa (1.0‒10.0 kgf/cm2).
•• Once the washing machine is level, tighten the lock
nuts up towards the base of the washing machine. All
lock nuts must be tightened.
•• Do not strip or crossthread when connecting inlet hose
to the valve.
•• If the water supply pressure is more than 1.0 MPa, a
decompression device should be installed.
•• Periodically check the condition of the hose and
replace the hose if necessary.
Checking Rubber Seal Inlet Hose
Lock Nut
Two rubber seals are supplied with the water inlet hoses.
They are used for preventing water leaks. Make sure the
connection to taps is sufficiently tight.
Tighten all 4
locknuts securely
•• Diagonal Check
When pushing down the edges of the washing
machine top plate diagonally, the washing machine
should not move up and down at all (Check both
directions). If the washing machine rocks when
pushing the machine top plate diagonally, adjust the
feet again.
Hose connector
Rubber seal
•• Timber or suspended type flooring may contribute
to excessive vibration and unbalance.
•• If the washing machine is installed on a raised
platform, it must be securely fastened in order to
eliminate the risk of falling off.
Hose connector
Rubber seal
Connecting Hose to Water Tap
Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so that
the rubber seal forms a watertight connection.
Tighten the four fixing screws.
Push the inlet 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
Connecting screw-type hose to tap with thread
Screw the hose connector onto the water supply tap.
Connecting screw-type hose to tap without
Loose the four fixing screws.
Inlet hose
Connecting one touch type hose to tap without
Fixing screw
Remove the guide plate if the tap is too large to fit
the adapter.
Unscrew the adapter ring plate and loose the four
fixing screws.
Guide plate
Ring plate
Remove the guide plate if the tap is too large to fit
the adapter.
Guide plate
Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so that
the rubber seal forms a watertight connection.
Tighten the adapter ring plate and the four fixing
Connecting Hose to Washing Machine
Make sure that there are no kinks in the hose and that
they are not crushed.
When your washing machine has two valves.
•• The Inlet hose with the red connector is for the hot
water tap.
Pull the connector latch plate down, push the inlet
hose onto the adapter, and release the connector
latch plate. Make sure the adapter locks into place.
Latch plate
•• After connecting the inlet hose to the water
tap, turn on the water tap to flush out foreign
substances (dirt, sand, sawdust, etc.) in the water
lines. Let the water drain into a bucket, and check
the water temperature.
•• After completing connection, if water leaks from
the hose, repeat the same steps.
Use the most conventional type of tap for the
water supply. In case the tap is square or too big,
remove the guide plate before inserting the tap
into the adaptor.
Using the horizontal tap
Horizontal tap
Extension tap
Square tap
Installation of Drain Hose
•• The drain hose should not be placed higher than 100
cm above the floor. Water in the washing machine
may not drain or may drain slowly.
•• Securing the drain hose correctly will protect the floor
from damage due to water leakage.
Electrical Connections (In the UK
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Green and Yellow: Earth
Blue: Neutral
•• If the drain hose is too long, do not force it back into
the washing machine. This will cause abnormal noise.
Brown: Live
This appliance must be earthed.
Green and
Yellow (Earth)
Brown (Live)
about 100 cm
about 145 cm
Blue (Neutral)
max. 100 cm
Cord grip

about 105 cm
•• When installing the drain hose to a sink, secure it
tightly with string.
•• Securing the drain hose correctly will protect the floor
from damage due to water leakage.
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or
by the earth symbol ( ) or coloured Green or Green
and Yellow.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter N or coloured Black.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter L or coloured Red.
If a 13 amp (BS 1363) plug is used, fit a 13 amp BS
1362 fuse.
Laundry tub
Tie strap
max. 100 cm
max. 100 cm
Using the Washing Machine
Choose the desired washing cycle.
Begin cycle.
End of cycle.
Before the first wash, select a cycle (Cotton 60°C, add
a half load of detergent), allow the washing machine
to wash without clothing. This will remove residue and
water from the drum that may have been left during
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 machine.
•• 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 5
minutes, the washing machine will shut off and
all settings will be lost.
Add cleaning products and/or detergent and
•• Add the proper amount of detergent to the
detergent dispenser drawer. If desired, add
bleach or fabric softener to the appropriate areas
of the dispenser.
•• Press the Cycle button repeatedly or turn the
cycle selector knob until the desired cycle is
Turn on the washing machine.
•• Press the Power button to turn ON the washing
•• When the cycle is finished, a melody will sound.
Immediately remove your clothing from the
washing machine to reduce wrinkling. Check
around the door seal when removing the load for
small items that may be caught in the seal.
Sorting Iaundry
Look for a care label on your clothes.
•• This will tell you about the fabric content of your
garment and how it should be washed.
•• Symbols on the care labels.
Wash temperature
Normal machine wash
Permanent press
Caring before loading.
•• Combine large and small items in a load. Load
large items first.
•• Large items should not be more than half the
total wash load. Do not wash single items. This
may cause an unbalanced load. Add one or two
similar items.
•• 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.
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.
•• 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.
•• Close zippers, hooks and strings to make sure
that these items don’t snag on other clothes.
•• Pre-treat dirt and stains by brushing a small
amount of detergent dissolved water onto stains
to help lift dirt.
•• Check inside the drum and remove any items
from a previous wash.
–– Soil (Heavy, Normal, Light)
Separate clothes according to amount of soil.
–– Colour (White, Lights, Darks)
Separate white fabrics from coloured fabrics.
–– Lint (Lint producers, Collectors)
Wash lint producers and lint collectors
Adding Cleaning Products
Detergent Dosage
•• Detergent should be used according to the instruction
of the detergent manufacturer and selected according
to type, colour, soiling of the fabric and washing
•• 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 manufacturer.
•• You can pour liquid detergent directly into the
main detergent drawer if you are starting the cycle
•• Do not use liquid detergent if you are using Time
delay, or if you have selected Pre Wash, as the liquid
may harden.
•• If too many suds occur, reduce the detergent amount.
•• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water
temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the
load. For best results, avoid oversudsing.
•• Refer to the label of the clothes, before chooseing the
detergent and water temperature:
•• When using the washing machine, use designated
detergent for each type of clothing only:
–– General powdered detergents for all types of fabric
–– 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.
•• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the
beginning of the cycle.
•• Do not let the detergent harden.
Doing so may lead to blockages, poor rinse
performance or odour.
•• Full load : According to manufacturer’s
•• Part load : 3/4 of the normal amount
•• Minimum load : 1/2 of full load
Adding Detergent and Fabric Softener
Adding detergent
•• Main wash only →
•• Pre wash+Main wash →
•• Too much detergent, bleach or softener may
cause an overflow.
•• Be sure to use the appropriate amount of
Adding fabric softener
•• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the fabric softener, which
may stain clothes. Close the dispenser drawer slowly.
•• Do not leave the fabric softener in the detergent
drawer for more than 2 days (Fabric softener may
Using tablet
Open the door and put tablets into the drum.
Load the laundry into the drum and close the door.
•• Softener will automatically be added during the last
rinse cycle.
•• Do not open the drawer when water is being supplied.
•• Solvents (benzene, etc) should not be used.
•• Do not pour fabric softener directly on the clothes.
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 water.
Control Panel
Power button
•• Press the Power button to turn the washing
machine on.
•• This allows you to select an additional cycle
and will light when selected.
•• To cancel the Time Delay function, the Power
button should be pressed.
•• Use these buttons to select the desired cycle
options for the selected cycle.
Start/Pause button
Language Selection
•• This Start/Pause button is used to start the
wash cycle or pause the wash cycle.
•• Turn the power on and then press the Time
Delay and Crease Care button simultaneously
to change the language. Then the 'Select a
Language' menu is displayed. A language can
be changed by turning the programme dial.
•• If a temporary stop of the wash cycle is needed,
press the Start/Pause button.
•• The display shows the settings, estimated
time remaining, options, and status messages.
When the product is turned on, the default
settings in the display will illuminate.
•• The display shows estimate time remaining.
While the size of the load is being calculated
automatically, blinking
or ‘Detecting’
Programme Dial
•• Programmes are available according to laundry
•• Lamp will light up to indicate the selected
Select a Language
Programme Table
Washing Programme
Provides better performance by
combining various drum motions.
Fabric Type
Coloured fast garments (shirts,
nightdresses, pajamas, etc)
and normally soiled cotton load
(Cold to 95°C)
Cotton Large
Provides optimised washing
performance for large amount of
laundry with less energy consumption.
Easy Care
This cycle is suitable for casual shirts
that do not need ironing after washing.
polyamide, acrylic, polyester
(Cold to 60°C)
Enables various fabrics to be washed
Various kind of fabrics except special
garments (silk/delicate, sports wear,
dark clothes, wool, duvet/curtains).
(Cold to 40°C)
Washes laundry in a hot cycle
cotton, underwear, pillow covers,
bed sheets, baby wear
Provides less noise and vibration
and saves money by using overnight
Color fast garments (shirts,
nightdresses, pajamas, etc)
and lightly soiled white cotton
Removes solid and protein stains,
provides better rinse performance.
Lightly soiled baby wear.
This cycle is for large items such as
bed covers, pillows, sofa covers, etc.
Cotton bedding except special
garments (delicates, wool, silk, etc.)
with filling: duvets, pillows, blankets,
sofa covers with light filling
This cycle is suitable for sports wear
such as jogging clothes and running
coolmax, gore-tex, fleece and
Silent Wash
Baby Care
Sports Wear
Dark Wash
If it's possible for clothes to
decolourate, please use this cycle.
The cycle prevent decolorization.
(Please use detergent for colored
(Cold to 60°C)
5.0 kg
4.5 kg
(Cold to 60°C)
6.0 kg
(60°C to
4.0 kg
(Cold to 40°C)
1 single
3.0 kg
Dark garments made from cotton or
mixed fabrics.
(Cold to 40°C)
Fabric Type
Coloured laundry which is lightly
soiled fast.
(20°C to
2.0 kg
(Cold to 30ºC)
1.5 kg
(30ºC to
3.0 kg
Speed 14
This cycle provides fast washing
time for small loads and lightly soiled
Gentle Care
This cycle is for hand and machine
washable delicate clothes such as
washable wool, lingerie, dresses etc.
(Use detergent for machine washable
wool, hand washable clothes,
delicate, easily damaged laundry
Stain Care
Wash off several kinds of stain
such as wine, juice, dirt, etc. (Water
temperature is increased step by step
for washing various stains.)
cotton blended fabrics, NO delicate
For downloadable cycles. If you did not download any cycles, the default is Rinse+Spin.
CAUTION : Use less than 20g of
detergent (for 2.0kg load) otherwise
detergent may remain on the clothes.
•• Water Temperature: Select the appropriate water temperature for chosen wash cycle. Always follow garment
manufacturer’s care label or instructions when washing.
•• Set program at "Cotton Large 40°C (Half Load)", "Cotton Large 60°C (Half Load)", "Cotton Large 60°C (Full Load)"
option for test in conformity with EN60456 and Regulation 1015/2010.
- Standard 60°C cotton program : Cotton Large
+ 60°C (Full Load)
- Standard 60°C cotton program : Cotton Large
+ 60°C (Half Load)
- Standard 40°C cotton program : Cotton Large
+ 40°C (Half Load)
(They are suitable to clean normally soiled cotton laundry.)
(They are the most efficient programmes in terms of combined energy and water consumptions for washing that
type of cotton laundry.)
* Actual water temperature may differ from the declared cycle temperature.
•• The test results depend on water pressure, water hardness, water inlet temperature, room temperature, type and
amount of load, degree of soiling utilized detergent, fluctuations in the main electricity supply and chosen additional
•• Neutral detergent is recommended.
Extra Options
Crease Care
Pre Wash
Turbo Wash
Cotton Large
Easy Care
Silent Wash
Baby Care
Sports Wear
Medic Rinse Rinse+Spin
Dark Wash
Speed 14
Gentle Care
Stain Care
* : This option is automatically included in the cycle and can not be deleted.
** : This option is automatically included in the cycle and can be deleted.
Operating Data
Cotton Large
Easy Care
Silent Wash
Baby Care
Sports Wear
Dark Wash
Speed 14
Gentle Care
Stain Care
•• Information of main washing programmes at half load.
Time in minutes
Remaining moisture content
Water in Liter
Energy in kWh
Cotton (40°C)
44 %
Cotton Large (60°C)
44 %
Option Cycle
Pre Wash
Time Delay
If the laundry is heavily soiled, the Pre Wash cycle is
You can set a time delay so that the washing machine
will start automatically and finish after a specified time
Press the Power button.
Press the Power button.
Select a washing programme.
Select a washing programme.
Press the Pre Wash button.
Press the Time Delay button and set time required.
Press the Start/Pause button.
Press the Start/Pause button.
•• The delay time is the time to the end of the
programme, not the start. The actual running time
may vary due to water temperature, wash load
and other factors.
Favorite programme allows you to store a customized
wash cycle for future use.
Press the Power button.
Select a washing programme.
Select the cycle (Washing method, number of
rinses, spin speed, water temperature etc.).
If you want to prevent creasing, select Crease Care
Press and hold the Favorite button for 3 seconds.
Press the Power button.
The favorite programme is now stored for future use.
Select a washing programme.
Press the Crease Care button.
Press the Start/Pause button.
Crease Care
To reuse the programme, select favorite programme and
press the Start/Pause button.
Turbo Wash
•• Spin speed level can be selected by pressing the Spin
button repeatedly.
Wash cycle in under 1 hour with energy and water
saving. (based on half of laundry)
If the laundry is normal and heavily soiled, the Intensive
option is effective.
•• Spin Only
Press the Power button.
Press the Spin button to select RPM.
Press the Start/Pause button.
The Temp. button selects the wash and rinse
temperature combination for the selected cycle. Press
this button until the desired setting is lit. All rinses use
cold tap water.
•• Select the water temperature suitable for the type of
load you are washing. Follow the garment fabric care
labels for best results.
Add rinse once.
Add rinse twice.
Normal + Hold
The cycle is paused until start button is pressed again
when rinse is finished.
Rinse+ + Hold
Add rinse once then after rinsing process, the course is
paused until start button is pressed again.
•• When you select ‘No Spin’, it will still rotate for a
short time to drain quickly.
Medic Rinse
For best results or for cleaner rinsing. This allows the
final rinse to be heated to 40 degrees.
Rinse + Spin
This can be helpful in preventing fresh stains from
setting in fabrics.
This is a separate cycle.
Child Lock (
Select this function to lock the buttons on the control
assembly to prevent tampering.
Locking the control panel
Press and hold the Child Lock button for 3
A beeper will sound, and ‘Child lock is on.’ will
appear on the display.
When the child lock is set, all buttons are locked
except the Power button.
Beep On / Off
Press the Power button.
Press the Start/Pause button.
Press and hold the Wash and Temp. button
simultaneously for 3 seconds to set the Beep on/off
•• Once the Beep on/off function is set, the setting is
memorized even after the power is turned off.
•• If you want to turn the Beeper off, simply repeat
this process.
•• Turning off the power 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 Child Lock button for 3 seconds.
•• A beeper will sound and the remaining time for the
current programme will reappear on the display.
Using Smart Function (Optional)
Using the Application
Using the Tag On Function
LG Smart Laundry application allows you to use various
features for your convenience.
The Tag On function allows you to conveniently use the
LG Smart Diagnosis™ and Cycle Download features to
communicate with your appliance right from your own
smart phone.
•• The Tag On function can only be used with most smart
phones equipped with the NFC function and based on
the Android operating system (OS).
Installation of the application
•• Search "LG Smart Laundry" on the Google Play Store
from your smart phone.
LG Smart
•• Cycle Download
•• Smart Diagnosis™
•• Tag On Cycle Set
•• Laundry Stats
in the LG Smart Laundry application for
•• Press
a more detailed guide on how to use the Tag On
•• Depending on the smart phone manufacturer and
Android OS version, the NFC activation process
may differ. Refer to the manual of your smart
phone for details.
•• Because of the characteristics of NFC, if the
transmission distance is too far, or if there is a
metal sticker or a protective case on the phone,
transmission will not be good. In some cases,
NFC-equipped phones may be unable to transmit
•• The content found in this manual may differ
depending on the version of "LG Smart Laundry"
application, and it may be modified without
informing customers.
EU Conformity Notice
Hereby, LG Electronics European Shared Service
Center B.V., declares that this Washing machine is
compliant with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The complete
Declaration of Conformity may be requested through the
following postal address:
LG Electronics European Shared Service Center B.V.
Krijgsman 1
1186 DM Amstelveen
The Netherlands
or can be requested at our dedicated DoC website:
•• 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 your Washing Machine
Care and Cleaning of the Interior
•• Use a towel or soft cloth to wipe around the washing
machine door opening and door glass.
•• 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 odour.
•• Run the Tub Clean cycle once a month (or more often
if needed) to remove detergent buildup and other
Care After Wash
•• After the cycle is finished, wipe the door and the inside
of the door seal to remove any moisture.
•• 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 Water Inlet Filter
•• 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.
’ will be displayed on the control panel when
•• ‘
water is not entering the detergent drawer.
Proper care of your washing machine can extend its life.
•• If water is very hard or contains traces of lime deposit,
the water inlet filter may become clogged. It is
therefore a good idea to clean it occasionally.
Turn off the water tap and unscrew the water inlet
Clean the filter using a hard bristle brush.
Cleaning the Exterior
•• 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
Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter
After cleaning, turn the pump filter and insert the
drain plug.
Close the cover cap.
•• The drain filter collects threads and small objects left
in the laundry. Check regularly that the filter is clean to
ensure smooth running of your washing machine.
•• Allow the water to cool down before cleaning the drain
pump, carrying out emergency emptying, or opening
the door in an emergency.
Open the cover cap and pull out the hose.
Unplug the drain plug and open the filter by turning
it to the left.
Container to
collect the
drained water.
•• First drain using the drain hose and then open the
pump filter to remove any threads or objects.
•• Be careful when draining, as the water may be
Remove any extraneous matter from the pump
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer
Tub Clean (Optional)
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the
dispenser drawer. Remove the drawer and inserts and
check for buildup once or twice a month.
Tub Clean is a special cycle to clean the inside of the
washing machine.
Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pulling
it straight out until it stops.
•• Press down hard on the disengage button and
remove the drawer.
Remove any clothing or items from the washing
machine and close the door.
Open the dispenser drawer and add Anti limescale
(e.g. Calgon) to the main wash compartment.
Close the dispenser drawer slowly.
Power On and then press and hold Tub Clean
button for 3 seconds. Then ‘Tub Clean’ will be
displayed on the display.
Press the Start/Pause button to start.
After the cycle is complete, leave the door open to
allow the washing machine door opening, gasket
and door glass to dry.
Remove the inserts from the drawer.
•• Rinse the inserts and the drawer with warm
water to remove buildup from laundry products.
Use only water to clean the dispenser drawer.
Dry the inserts and drawer with a soft cloth or
To clean the drawer opening, use a cloth or small,
non-metal brush to clean the recess.
•• Remove all residue from the upper and lower
parts of the recess.
Wipe any moisture off the recess with a soft cloth
or towel.
Return the inserts to the proper compartments and
replace the drawer.
A higher water level is used in this cycle at higher spin
speed. Perform this cycle regularly.
•• If there is a child, be careful not to leave the door
open for too long.
•• Do not add any detergent to the detergent
compartments. Excessive suds may generate and
leak from the washing machine.
Caution on Freezing During
•• After closing the tap, disconnect the cold inlet hose
from the tap, and remove water while keeping the
hose facing downwards.
•• 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.
Cold inlet
How to Keep the Product from Freezing
•• After washing, remove water remaining inside the
pump completely with the opening hose plug used for
removal of residual water. When the water is removed
completely, close the hose plug used for removal of
residual water and cover cap.
Check for Freezing
•• If water does not drain when opening the hose plug
used for removal of residual water, check the drainage
Drain plug
Drain plug
Cover cap
•• Hang down drain hose to pull out water inside the
hose completely.
Drain hose
•• When the drain hose is installed in a curved
shape, the inner hose may freeze.
Cover cap
•• Turn the power on, select Rinse and Spin, and press
the Start/Pause button.
Detergent drawer
Drain hose
•• Check that water is coming into the detergent
drawer while rinsing, and water is draining through
the drain hose while spinning.
’ is shown in display window while the
•• When ‘
product is in operation, check water supply unit and
drainage unit (Some models do not have an alarm
function that indicates freezing).
How to Handle Freezing
•• Make sure to empty the drum, pour warm water of
50–60°C up to the rubber part inside the drum, close
the door, and wait for 1–2 hours.
•• When water is removed completely from the drum,
close the hose plug used for removal of residual
water, select Rinse and Spin, and press the Start/
Pause button.
Drain hose
Detergent drawer
•• Do not use boiling water. It may cause burns or
damage to the product.
•• Open the cover cap and hose plug used for removal
of residual water to extract water completely.
•• Check that water is coming into the detergent
drawer while rinsing, and water is draining through
the drain hose while spinning.
•• When water supply problems occur, take the following
–– Turn off the tap, and thaw out the tap and both
connection areas of inlet hose of the product using
a hot water cloth.
–– Take out inlet hose and immerse in warm water
below 50–60°C.
Drain plug
Cover cap
•• If when water does not drain, this means the ice is
not melted completely. Wait more.
Inlet hose
Using the Smart Diagnosis™
Use this function if you need an accurate diagnosis
by an LG Electronics service centre when the product
malfunctions or fails. Use this function only to contact
the service representative, not during normal operation.
Press the Power button to turn on the washing
machine. Do not press any other buttons or turn
the cycle selector knob.
When instructed to do so by the call centre, place
the mouthpiece of your phone close to the Power
Once 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
•• If the Smart Diagnosis™ data transfer is poor due
to poor call quality, you may not receive the best
Smart Diagnosis™ service.
10 m
Press and hold the Temp. button for 3 seconds,
while holding the phone mouthpiece to the icon or
Power button.
The display is turned off and keep the phone in
place until the tone transmission has finished.
•• 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.
LG Electronics
service centre
•• Your washing machine is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose problems at
an early stage. If your washing machine does not function properly or does not function at all, check the following
before you call for service:
Diagnosing Problems
•• Stop washing machine, check drum and
drain filter.
Rattling and clanking
Foreign objects such as coins
or safety pins may be in drum or
Thumping sound
Heavy wash loads may produce a
thumping sound. This is usually
•• If sound continues, washing machine
is probably out of balance. Stop and
redistribute wash load.
Have all the transit bolts and tub
support been removed?
•• If not removed during installation, refer
to Installation guide for removing transit
Are all the feet resting firmly on
the ground?
•• Wash load may be unevenly distributed
in drum. Stop washing machine and
rearrange wash load.
Inlet hoses or drain hose are
loose at tap or washing machine.
•• Check and tighten hose connections.
House drain pipes are clogged.
•• Unclog drain pipe. Contact plumber if
Vibrating noise
Water leaks
•• Too much detergent or unsuitable
detergent may cause excessive foaming
which may result in water leaks.
Water does not enter
washing machine or it
enters slowly
Water in the washing
machine does not drain
or drains slowly
•• If noise continues after washing machine
is restarted, call your authorised service
Water supply is not adequate in
that location.
•• Check another tap in the house.
Water supply tap is not
completely open.
•• Fully open tap.
Water inlet hose(s) are kinked.
•• Straighten hose.
The filter of the inlet hose(s)
•• Check the filter of the inlet hose.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
•• Clean and straighten the drain hose.
The drain filter is clogged.
•• Clean the drain filter.
Washing machine does
not start
Washing machine will
not spin
Electrical power cord may not be
plugged in or connection may be
•• Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown, circuit breaker
tripped,or a power outage has
•• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do
not increase fuse capacity. If problem is
a circuit overload, have it corrected by a
qualified electrician.
Water supply tap is not turned on.
•• Turn on water supply tap.
Check that the door is firmly shut.
•• Close the door and press the Start/Pause
button. After pressing the Start/Pause
button, it may take a few moments before
the washing machine begins to spin. The
door must be locked before spin can be
achieved. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help
balance the load. Rearrange load to allow
proper spinning.
Door does not open
•• Once washing machine has started,
the door cannot be opened for safety
reasons. Check if the ‘Door Lock’ icon is
illuminated. You can safely open the door
after the ‘Door Lock’ icon turns off.
Wash cycle time
•• The washing time may vary by the
amount of laundry, water pressure, water
temperature and other usage conditions.
If an imbalance is detected or if the suds
removing programme is on, the wash time
will increase.
Fabric softener
Too much softener may cause an
•• Follow softener guidelines to ensure
appropriate amount is used. Do not
exceed the maximum fill line.
Softeners dispensed
too early
•• Close the dispenser drawer slowly. Do not
open the drawer during the wash cycle.
Dry problem
•• Do not overload. Check that the washing
machine is draining properly to extract
adequate water from the load. Clothes
load is too small to tumble properly. Add a
few towels.
Does not dry
Error Messages
Water supply is not adequate in
•• Check another tap in the house.
Water supply taps are not
completely open.
•• Fully open tap.
Water inlet hose(s) are kinked.
•• Straighten hose(s).
The filter of the inlet hose(s) are
•• Check the filter of the inlet hose.
If water leakage occurred in
the inlet hose, indicator ‘ ’ will
become red.
•• May vary depending on the model.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
•• Clean and straighten the drain hose.
The drain filter is clogged.
•• Clean the drain filter.
Load is too small.
•• Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance
the load.
Load is out of balance.
•• Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance
the load.
The appliance has an imbalance
detection and correction system.
If individual heavy articles are
loaded (e.g. bath mat, bath
robe, etc.) this system may stop
spinning or even interrupt the
spin cycle altogether.
•• Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
If the laundry is still too wet at
the end of the cycle, add smaller
articles of laundry to balance the
load and repeat the spin cycle.
•• Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Ensure door is not open.
•• Close the door completely.
If ‘ ,
’ is not released, call for
•• Unplug the power plug and call for
Water overfills due to the faulty
water valve.
Water level sensor has
•• Close the water tap.
•• Unplug the power plug.
•• Call for service.
•• Close the water tap.
•• Unplug the power plug.
•• Call for service.
Over load in motor.
•• Allow the washing machine to stand for
30 minutes to allow the motor to cool,
then restart the cycle.
Water leaks.
•• Call for service.
The washer experienced a power
•• Restart the cycle.
Control Error
•• Unplug the power plug and call for
This limited warranty does not cover:
•• Service trips to deliver, pick up, or install or repair the product; instruction to the customer on operation of the
product; repair or replacement of fuses or correction of wiring or plumbing, or correction of unauthorized repairs/
•• Failure of the product to perform during power failures and interruptions or inadequate electrical service.
•• Damage caused by leaky or broken water pipes, frozen water pipes, restricted drain lines, inadequate or interrupted
water supply or inadequate supply of air.
•• Damage resulting from operating the Product in a corrosive atmosphere or contrary to the instructions outlined in the
Product’s owner’s manual.
•• Damage to the Product caused by accidents, pests and vermin, lightning, wind, fire, floods, or acts of God.
•• Damage or failure caused by unauthorized modification or alteration, or if it is used for other than the intended
purpose, or any water leakage where the product was not properly installed.
•• Damage or failure caused by incorrect electrical current, voltage, or plumbing codes, commercial or industrial use,
or use of accessories, components, or consumable cleaning products that are not approved by LG.
•• Damage caused by transportation and handling, including scratches, dents, chips, and/or other damage to the finish
of your product, unless such damage results from defects in materials or workmanship.
•• Damage or missing items to any display, open box, discounted, or refurbished Product.
•• Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered, or cannot be readily determined. Model and
Serial numbers, along with original retail sales receipt, are required for warranty validation.
•• Increases in utility costs and additional utility expenses.
•• Repairs when your Product is used in other than normal and usual household use or contrary to the instructions
outlined in the Product’s owner’s manual.
•• Costs associated with removal of your Product from your home for repairs.
•• The removal and reinstallation of the Product if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in
accordance with published installation instructions, including LG’s owner’s and installation manuals.
•• Damage resulting from misuse, abuse, improper installation, repair, or maintenance. Improper repair includes use of
parts not approved or specified by LG.
Strange vibration or noise
caused by not removing transit
bolts or tub support.
Leakage caused by dirt (hair,
lint) on gasket and door glass.
Remove the transit bolts &
tub support.
Clean the gasket & door
Not draining caused by
clogging of pump filter.
Clean the pump filter.
Water is not coming because
water inlet valve filters are
clogged or water inlet hoses
are kinked.
Clean the inlet valve filter
or reinstall the water inlet
Water is not coming because
too much detergent use.
Laundry is hot or warm after
finished washing because the
inlet hoses are installed in
Water is not supplied because
the water tap is not turned on.
Leakage caused by improper
installation of drain hose or
clogged drain hose.
Inlet Filter
Clean the detergent
disperser drawer.
Reinstall the inlet hoses.
Turn on the water tap.
water tap
Reinstall the drain hose.
Tie Strap
Leakage caused by improper
installation of water inlet hose
or using other brand inlet
Reinstall the inlet hose.
No power problem caused
by loose connection of power
cord or electrical outlet
Reconnect the power cord
or change the electrical
Service trips to deliver, pick
up, install the product or for
instruction on product use.
The removal and reinstallation
of the Product.
If all screws are not installed
properly, it may cause
excessive vibration (Pedestal
model only).
Water hammering (banging)
noise when washing machine
is filling with water.
The warranty covers
manufacturing defects
only. Service resulting from
improper Installation is not
Install 4 screws at each
corner (Total 16EA).
water flow
Loud noise water flow
Adjust the water pressure
by turning down the water
valve or water tap in the
Product fiche_Commission Delegated Regulation(EU) No 1061/2010
Supplier’s name or trade mark
Supplier’s model
Rated capacity
Energy efficiency class
Awarded an “EU Ecolabel award” under Regulation (EC) No 66/2010
Weighted annual energy consumption (AEC) in kWh per year based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton
programmemes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial load, and the consumption of the low-power modes. Actual
the standard 60 °C cotton programme at full load
the standard 60 °C cotton programme at partial load
the standard 40 °C cotton programme at partial load.
Weighted power consumption of the off-mode and of the left-on mode.
energy consumption will depend on how the appliance is used.
The energy consumption
Weighted annual water consumption (AWC) in litres per year based on 220 standard washing cycles for cotton
programmemes at 60 °C and 40 °C at full and partial load. Actual water consumption will depend on how the
appliance is used.
Spin-drying efficiency class on a scale from G (least efficient) to A (most efficient).
Maximum spin speed attained for the standard 60 °C cotton programme at full load or the standard 40 °C cotton
programme at partial load, whichever is the lower, and remaining moisture content attained for the standard
60 °C cotton programme at full load or the standard 40 °C cotton programme at partial load, whichever is the
Standard washing programmemes to which the information in the label and the fiche relates, that these
programmemes are suitable to clean normally soiled cotton laundry and that they are the most efficient
"Cotton Large 60 °C/
40 °C"
programmemes in terms of combined energy and water consumption;
The programme time
the standard 60 °C cotton programme at full load
the standard 60 °C cotton programme at partial load
the standard 40 °C cotton programme at partial load.
The duration of the left-on mode (Tl)
55 / 70
Airborne acoustical noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and rounded to the nearest integer during the
washing and spinning phases for the standard 60 °C cotton programme at full load
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