LG dishwasher Troubleshooting

One of the world’s largest corporations, LG manufactures and sells goods ranging from mobile phones to kitchen appliances.
Currently there are around 10 models of LG dishwashers in production. They are semi integrated and fully integrated machines with intuitive controls, adjustable racks, and a descent capacity.
The charts below show how to troubleshoot the problem your dishwasher is experiencing.
LG LDF series, LSDF series dishwasher troubleshooting
LG LD series, D series dishwasher troubleshooting

LG LDF series, LSDF series dishwasher troubleshooting

There are over 100 dishwashers in the LG LDF and LSDF series. Although they vary by capacity and features, typically they utilize almost similar parts and controls, so you may fix them using the same methods. You can check out these methods in the table below according to the symptom that your dishwasher is experiencing.

ProblemPossible CausesSolutions
Dishwasher does not operate— Door is not completely closed.
— Power supply or power cord is not connected.
— Fuse is blown or circuit breaker tripped.
— Make sure the door is completely closed and latched.
— Connect the power supply or cord properly.
— Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Dishwasher operates too longUnit is connected to cold water.Check the water supply connection or water heater setting. (Heating cold water takes longer.)
OdorPrevious cycle was stopped before completion.Operate the Quick Wash cycle with detergent without loading any dishes.
Water remains in tub after completion of cycleDrain hose is kinked or clogged.Adjust hose or clear blockage.
Spots and filming on dishes— Low water temperature.
— Wrong amount of detergent used.
— Overloading.
— Improper loading.
— Insufficient water pressure.
— Insufficient detergent.
— Rinse aid dispenser empty.
— Water supply should be at least 120°F for best wash performance.
— Use the recommended amount of detergent.
— Load the proper amount of dishes.
— Adjust water pressure to between 20 and 120 psi.
— Add the recommended amount of detergent.
— Refill rinse aid dispenser.
Noise— Some level of noise is normal during operation.
— The dishwasher is not level.
— Nozzle arm knocking against dishes.
— Detergent cover opening. Drain pump at the beginning of drain cycle.
— Adjust the leveling feet.
— Reposition the dishes.
Cloudiness on glasswareCombination of excessive detergent and soft water.Use less detergent and use a rinse aid to minimize the problem.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum items rubbing dishes during cycle.Reposition the dishes.
Yellow or brown film on inside surfaces of dishwasherCoffee or tea stains.Eliminate the stain by using a stain removal product.
Dishes don’t dryRinse agent dispenser empty.Check and refill the rinse agent dispenser if empty.
Lamps don’t illuminate— Power is not connected.
— Fuse is blown or circuit breaker tripped.
— Connect power supply.
— Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Sprays arms do not rotate smoothlyHoles of spray arms are blocked by food particles.Clean the holes of spray arms.
Upper rack crookedRack is poorly adjusted.

LG LD series, D series dishwasher troubleshooting

The South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation LG has several thousands of dishwashers within the LD and D series. If your dishwasher belongs to one of these ranges, you can use the table below for quick and easy troubleshooting tips. Just try the solutions suggested for the type of issue that your appliance is having.

ProblemPossible CausesSolution
No lights come on when the power is turned on.• Plug is not properly inserted into the socket.
• Fuses blown or circuit breaker tripped.
• The electricity from the house was cut off.
• Check the plug.
• Check the electricity.
• Call for service.
The machine does not start.• Door is not fully closed.
• The start button is not pressed.
• Close the door.
• Press the start button.
The spray arms do not rotate smoothly.The mounting of the spray arms is blocked by food particles.Clean the holes of the spray arm.
White deposits are left on the dishwasher after washing.• The amount of detergent or rinse- aid is set incorrectly.
• The salt container is empty.
• The salt container cap is not securely screwed on.
• Water Hardness setting may need to be increased.
• Check the detergent or rinse-aid and adjust the dispenser dial setting accordingly.
• Check the salt container or cap.
Streaks are left on glassware.Too little Rinse-Aid dispensed.• Fill the rinse-aid.
• Adjust the level of rinse-aid dispensed
Dry results are not satisfactory.Too little Rinse-Aid dispensed.
Washing results are not satisfactory.• Incorrect amount of detergent.
• Plates and utensils incorrectly arranged or overloaded.
• Filters are clogged.
• Water jet holes of spray arms blocked.
• Spray arm's rotation obstructed by utensils.
• Unsuitable programme selected.