Water pump for LG Washing Machine?

I have an LG front loading washing machine 8 kg model. Water pressure from the water tank is very slow. So is there a water pump which starts when the washing machine starts intaking water and stop when the washing machine stops intaking water.

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  • 7 months ago

    I am an authorized LG service agent. The water isn't sucked or pumped into your machine, what happens is a valve is electrically opened allowing the water to flow into your machine...... If the flow is too slow, after a short amount of time, the machine will stop and make a beeping noise. Dependent on what model lg machine you have, a code will come up on the screen or flashing lights on others, to advise you what the fault actually is. (the fault code description is on a page near the back of the instruction book). I feel your issue is a restricted water flow too your machine. Please remove the hoses from the machine; then look into where the hoses attach to the machine(this is the water valve assembly). Inside, you will see a little gauze filter. If dirty, pick it out and thoroughly clean it. Also, check to see if there is also a filter where the hose attaches too your tap. Also, is the fill hose kinked anywhere behind the machine?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

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  • hart
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    yes there are "pressure rise pumps" on the market

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  • 8 months ago

    Unscrew the hose connection to the machine and look for a mesh filter clog.

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  • 8 months ago

    hello, If the water pressure is too low to work, you might consider a water pump with a pressure sensing switch. This would turn off the water when the pressure level is reached. When the washer fills, the pressure drops, the pump is turned on. When the level is right, the washer shuts off the water flow, the pressure switch senses when the pressure rises and shuts off the pump.

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  • 8 months ago

    Why don't you ask an LG technician?

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  • 8 months ago

    UK answer. Although I have not seen one used for a washing machine, there are pumps for boosting the water pressure for gravity / tank fed showers which should suit your requirements. A good plumbing supply shop will be able to advise on a suitable one. 

    Source(s): Retired electrician / appliance repairer.
    • yes the washing is taking in water from gravity fed water tank

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  • 8 months ago

    If the water pressure is too low to work, you might consider a water pump with a pressure sensing switch. This would turn off the water when the pressure level is reached. When the washer fills, the pressure drops, the pump is turned on. When the level is right, the washer shuts off the water flow, the pressure switch senses when the pressure rises and shuts off the pump. 

    Slow water does not mean low water.  Front-load washers always fill at the same low water level during the wash cycle no matter how many clothes are loaded into the washer and no matter how long it takes to fill to the right level. If the load is larger and absorbs much of the wash water, causing the level to drop, more water is added to maintain the pre-set water level again, regardless of how quickly the water comes in. The water on most models is added to the drum during the tumbling action of the clothes to rapidly saturate the clothes so that less additional water must be added; but again, the levels are set in the washer not by the amount of time the water runs, but by a set level. So, it may take longer to run while waiting to fill, but it doesn't use less water. 

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  • 8 months ago

    A basic washing machine clean involves running a cycle while the machine is empty... Washing machines use a pump to drain the water from the tub. ... 29 Jun 2010 If you own a front load washer, then you may have experienced a... If you let it sit like this, it's possible your washer could start to grow mold or other bacteria.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    So what is your question? Why does the machine require a water pump? Low water pressure just means the washing cycle is extended which is actually a good thing.

    • I want a pump which start when the washing machine starts to suck in water into the tub.

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