Thread Number: 91012  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
10 year old LG Top Loader leaving (Mold)? dark spots/flecks on clothes
[Down to Last]

Cool Washer Stuff on Amazon:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 1155269   7/26/2022 at 15:45 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

electronicontrl's profile picture
My kid brother send me a text yesterday regarding their LG top loader. A washer enthusiast friend of fine tells me it may NOT be mold but rather a seal degrading. To anyone with a suggestion, it is much appreciated. Read on.

Our LG washer has been leaving black mold deposits on our clothes after each wash (a little smaller than an eraser head - 10+ spots for each piece of clothing). They are soft and smear if you do t remove them just right. We've been running a lot of tub clean loads with bleach and have also used washer cleaning tablets. We leave the washer open between loads. The machines are about 10 years old. Any suggestions or is this what end of life looks like...

The pic shows the dark flecks scrapped off on to a paper towel.

  View Full Size
Post# 1155270 , Reply# 1   7/26/2022 at 16:07 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

repairguy's profile picture
Probably build up from the automatic dispenser system if I had to guess.

Post# 1155360 , Reply# 2   7/27/2022 at 21:59 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
LG washplate washer

I junked one of those several years ago because seal failed,ruined bearings and damaged the motor.The motor was a direct drive BLDC "pancake" motor.If motor would have been ok,might have done a bearing/seal repair.Also the spline in the plastic base SS washplate was undersized for the job and nearly stripped-that last situation a design flaw IMO.

Post# 1155413 , Reply# 3   7/28/2022 at 18:26 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

electronicontrl's profile picture
Thanks for your input.

Post# 1155813 , Reply# 4   8/2/2022 at 18:46 by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        

It might be worth running a tub clean cycle and seeing if that helps. Add 1 cup of citric acid and it will clean very well.

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy