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I have an LG Direct drive 8KG washing machine (WM-12311FD).

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I have an LG Direct drive 8KG washing machine (WM-12311FD). Today I noticed my clothes coming out wet and HOT. On further examination (Im and Electrical/Instrument technician) I have found that when I put it onto, just, a drain, it turns on the hot water at the same time as the drain pump!? It actually puts 240v onto the hot water valve. Could you give me any pointers or is it likely to be a processor problem?


If the unit is powering the hot water inlet solinoid at the same time as the drain pump then I would say you have a definate controller problem. Something in the control circuitry has shorted acrost and is engageing both at the same time.

Obviously this is not desirable.

If you feel like tracing down circuits you might try back tracking the hot water solinoid to its relay source and see if you might find the bad componant that way. Personally I would not waste my time unless I was feeling lucky that day. And yes I have been lucky more than once but the end results were still the same.

Install a new controll board and you should be fine.

Before you spend the money for the board. Put in a call to LG and see what they have to say about the problem. They have a good reputation for helping their customers solve problems like yours. They may have a better fix than replacement.

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