How to Clean a LG All In One Washing Machine Front Load

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Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Wondering how to clean a LG All In One Washing Machine (front load)? Check out these tips to clean your front load washer from LG.

We have a very small house with a very small bathroom. The bathroom happens to be where our laundry area is. Because the bathroom is small, we only have room for a washing machine and not a dryer.

While I do hang laundry in front of the woodstove and outside on the line on nice days, there are just some days you need to have a dryer.

Wondering how to clean a LG All In One Washing Machine (front load)? Check out these tips to clean your front load washer from LG.

How to Clean a Front Loading Washing Machine LG All In One

We considered getting a stacking washer and dryer so we could fit two in one space but we have nowhere for the dryer to vent easily and didn’t want to spend lots of money on a remodel on the bathroom.

Our solution was the LG All In One Front Loading Washing Machine. If you’re not familiar with it, it does the washing and the drying in one unit and needs no venting.

This was not only my first front loading washing machine but my first all in one washing machine. To keep it running efficiently, the first thing I needed to learn was how to clean a front loading washing machine.

Front loading washing machines use much less water than traditional washing machines. In a front loader, the bottom part of the drum is filled with water and the washing machine uses gravity and the tub’s rotation to move the clothes through the water.

The clothes don’t need to be surrounded by water all the time which is why they can use less water. Because it uses less water, you also need to use less laundry detergent.

Wondering how to clean a LG All In One Washing Machine (front load)? Check out these tips to clean your front load washer from LG.

How to clean your washing machine

Keeping your front-loading washing machine clean is important to stop the growth of mold and mildew. Learning how to clean a front loading washing machine is as simple as following these steps.

Always use a detergent that’s made from a high-efficiency washing machine. It will say HE on the front. These detergents produce fewer suds and over time that is very important to keep your front-loading washing machine running well. Too many suds can leave a film on the drum and hoses which is a hot spot for mold and mildew to grow.

Use less fabric softener (or none at all) and bleach for the same reasons. Less water means that you need much less fabric softener and bleach.

the door of a front load washing machine that needs to be cleaned

How to clean your washing machine with vinegar

Clean out the rubber seal near the door regularly. To keep your front-loading washing machine from leaking, it must be able to form a tight seal around the door.

Clean both the rubber gasket and the area on the door that it connects with. Just use a bit of vinegar and water on a damp washcloth to keep it clean.

A Q-tip will let you get into small areas. You can also wipe down the inside of the washer drum with vinegar and water to help keep down odors.

an inside view of a clean washing machine

Once a month, you can run a mixture of baking soda and vinegar through a wash cycle. Put the vinegar in the laundry detergent dispenser and put a cup of baking soda in the wash drum.

Use the hottest cycle you have and follow up with an extra rinse. If you have a mildew smell in the washer drum, you can substitute bleach for the baking soda and vinegar and put it in the laundry detergent dispenser. Do NOT mix bleach and vinegar.

the bottom view of a drain plug for an LG washing machine

A drain filter plug that needs to be cleaned

How to clean the LG All in One Washing Machine drain pump filter

Clean the drain pump filter out once a month. Removing any hair or lint from the filter will allow water to be removed more efficiently from the washing machine which will mean your clothes dry better.

Put down a towel first because no matter how much I drain it using the little tube, there is always water left over that makes a mess.

Dispensers that are discolored from water build up

a top view of a washing machine with the dispensers on top

 

clean LG washing machine dispensers

 

an open washing machine dispenser tray for the LG front load

Cleaning the dispensers

Remove the laundry detergent dispenser and clean thoroughly. We have hard water and ours is discolored because of build-up.

You can soak in bleach and scrub with a Magic Eraser to help clean this. On the LG All in one, press the button on the dispenser and remove the entire tray.

Take out the individual dispensers and clean them and then put them back.

Wondering how to clean a LG All In One Washing Machine (front load)? Check out these tips to clean your front load washer from LG.

 

a filter with lint in it

 

a clean washing machine filter with no lint

How to remove lint

The LG All in One has an area around the washing machine drum that collects lint, This must be cleaned out regularly or your clothes don’t come clean or dry as well.

Remove any large pieces by hand and then follow with a damp cloth or toothbrush dipped in vinegar and water to remove any residue.

Wondering how to clean a LG All In One Washing Machine (front load)? Check out these tips to clean your front load washer from LG.

Taking just a few minutes a week to really clean your front loading washing machine well will help keep it in good condition for a long time. I know they make expensive washing machine cleaners, but you really don’t need more than bleach or vinegar and water to do a good job.

You may also like to learn about natural laundry boosters and how to organize laundry room chaos. Finally, check out laundry odor removal made simple.

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12 thoughts on “How to Clean a LG All In One Washing Machine Front Load”

  1. Thank you for explaining how to clean a front loading washing machine. I really liked how you suggested to run a mixture of baking soda and vinegar through the wash cycle. I have used this method before and not only did it get rid of the smell, but it also left my washer cleaner. Hopefully this little method can help others like it did for me. 
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  2. I have always wanted to watch a front loading washer wash clothing! I was just telling this to my husband as we walked past similar front loaders at Home Depot last night. Great tips! 
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  3. Thanks for the tips. I have to admit I have never cleaned my front loading washing machine. I'm going to make a baking soda and vinegar cycle right now.
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  4. How cool is that! I didn't even know they had an all-in-one washer/dryer. After seeing this post, I am going to go check and see if it needs a cleaning. I love the great tips! Especially cleaning between the gaskets. I've never even checked mine and I've had my washer for 5-years! Thanks! :)
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  5. I had no idea that there was an all in one machine like this now!! That would be perfect for us as well due to size issue.  I hope we can find these when we need to replace our set. 
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