Why remove the lower part of the front wall and how to do it
Remove the front panel of the LG Direct Drive Washing Machine or its belt-driven predecessor to gain access to the drum attachment points. This need also arises on washing machines such as Samsung, Indesit, Atlant and Bosch when bearings or an oil seal need to be replaced.
Dismantling the LG washing machine
To dismantle the lower part of the outer panel, in which the loading door is located, on Indesit units you need to:
- Remove the upper front panel.
- Remove the outer part of the sealing collar by first pulling out the wire retaining ring inserted into the recess around the hatch.
- After unscrewing two screws, remove the door lock from the case.
- Remove the three screws under the powder container and the two at the bottom of the front wall.
- Lifting and prying along the edge, remove the wall from the grooves and pull it out (towards you) along with the door.
Removing the control panel of the Indesit washing machine
Removing the front of the Samsung washing machine differs from this sequence only in point 4. Instead of three screws under the container, you should unscrew one. To separate the outer wall of the Bosch washing machine from the body, you should do the same, but you must tilt the entire unit back to access the fasteners, which are screwed vertically from below.
Self-tapping screws that fix the bottom of the front wall on LG typewriters are hidden under the flap of the drain plug.
Instructions on how to remove the panel of the washing machine
To remove the front cover, behind which the control module of the washing machine is located, a number of preliminary steps must be taken. It is necessary to disconnect the device from the power supply and make sure that all water is drained from the drum and sump. After dismantling the upper part, it becomes possible to remove the surface carrying the door and covering the drum attachment points. The operation can be performed within 15-30 minutes, using only a suitable screwdriver.
Why remove the upper part of the front wall
By removing the cover and the upper part of the wall, the repairer gains access to the control module, pipes and wires for:
- diagnostics and solving problems with starting the device;
- elimination of leaks and short circuits in case of rupture of pipes;
- dismantling the lower part of the front panel when replacing the drum bearings, the container itself, fasteners;
- complete disposal of the device.
The techniques used to remove the panel of the LG direct drive washing machine are not fundamentally different from the disassembly of representatives of other companies: Samsung, Indesit, Bosch and even Atlant.
The similarity of the layout of all these devices:
- The top cover on almost all washing machines is attached to the body with two screws at the back.
- Most of the fasteners are hidden under the facade of the powder container.
- The plane with the program module is fixed with self-tapping screws on the upper mounting angles, one on the left and one on the right.
- The wires leading to the unit are disconnected at the connectors.
How to withdraw
Disassembly rules are as follows:
- Before removing the top bezel from a washing machine such as an Indesit front-loading washing machine, remove the top cover and pull out the powder tray.
- To completely remove it from the grooves, press on the “tongue” of the central latch between the grooves for detergents (or simply move it down) and pull towards you.
- Next, unscrew and remove the screws hidden under the top cover on the right and left.
- Remove the fasteners holding the container cavity and the front wall with buttons and indicators: slightly raise this plane and pull out towards you.
Washing machine without top panel
When removing the control unit from the body of the Bosch device, you must follow the same sequence. On the Bosch model of the Classic 5 series, the cover is additionally fixed on its right side with a self-tapping screw for an asterisk.
There are many wires leading to the control module, which should be disconnected only after fixing their accessories on a paper diagram or taking a photo of them using a phone.
A few tips
When disconnecting the power supply to the control panel or engine of older Bosch, LG, Samsung or Indesit models, do not pull on the wires. Place your fingers on the connector housing. If it doesn’t give in, you can lightly shake it in different directions. Pulling on the wire or applying force may cause the vein to come off the crimp.
To remove the front top and bottom covers, you will need flat head, Phillips or star screwdrivers. It is better to cook all that are available at once, and not be distracted.
Depending on the year of manufacture, the manufacturer and the model, the panels on the washing machines dock with the frame using additional plastic clips. In order not to damage them when separating surfaces, it is necessary to gently press on the teeth not with a screwdriver, but with a tool handle, finger or nail, since the metal can damage the surface of the part. For the same purpose, one cannot act by force: if the component does not give in, it means that not all fasteners have been disconnected yet.
In the next step (as the machine was pushed aside), find the screws on the back wall that hold the panel that we need to pull off. As a rule, there are two of them: on the right and on the left, but some devices also have a third screw located in the center. Using a Phillips screwdriver, completely unscrew the fasteners. Plastic washers are installed under the “curly nails”. Make sure that these small details are not lost afterwards.
Unscrew the screws to remove the back cover
To remove the top panel, slide it back and lift it up slightly
In the next step, after completely unscrewing the fasteners, carefully remove the cover. To do this, first slide it back (in relation to the Washing machine) and lift it up slightly. Set the panels aside. To replace the cover later, do the same, but vice versa: first orient the panel and grooves, and then tighten the fasteners.
It is interesting! If you are familiar with removing side panels from a regular PC system unit, then it will be even easier for you. The above steps are no different from removing the side panels of a PC.
After gaining access to the inside of the Washing machine, perform a visual inspection or other diagnostic measure. To wedge the door open, press the special lock.
Removal nuances for some washing machine models
In the washing equipment of some manufacturers, for example, ARDO, the procedure is slightly different. As in the cases described above, in order to dismantle the housing unit in question, it is necessary to de-energize the unit, move it away from the wall and unscrew the self-tapping screws from the back of the washing machine. However, after that, you need to move the lid not back, but forward (away from yourself if you are standing behind, and towards yourself if you are facing the loading door). over, the cover will only move at a slope. You will need to determine the angle of displacement yourself experimentally.
In ARDO washing machines, the top cover is dismantled differently
In older washing machines, such as Siemens or Bosch, the fastening bolts are not located on the back cover, but on the front. They are covered with plugs, so you first need to remove them, after which you can start unscrewing the bolts. After removing the fasteners, lift the cover and slide it towards the front. Similar to the method described above, here the displacement occurs at an angle that must be set empirically.
In old-style washing machines, the top cover is removed differently
Dismantling washing machines: general information
The panels that block access to the washing unit are held in place by screws, sometimes on hidden fasteners, which move apart when the cover is moved to the side. As a rule, in all units, both the rear and front panels are removable, and in modern Washing machines also the upper.
Important! Be careful when loosening screws, parts. Place the removed fasteners in the pre-marked envelopes so that nothing is confused during assembly.
- Dismantling washing machines: general information
- detailed instructions
- Removal nuances for some washing machine models
- Removing the top cover in vertical washing machines (top-loading)
Then move the clipper to the side. This is important, since in many models of washing machines the bolts holding the upper part are located on the back. If we are talking about built-in appliances, it will also need to be removed from the niche.
To unscrew the lid in a washing machine (no matter what model), you need a regular Phillips screwdriver. Depending on the type (side or top loading), the procedure will be slightly different. Today we will talk about all cases, particulars and exceptions.
How to properly open the top cover of a washing machine using the example of Indesit, LG, Bosch, Samsung?
Washing units, like any type of household equipment, need timely maintenance, careful care, are subject to various damage, both due to user negligence (disregard of the manufacturer’s recommendations, use without filters and voltage stabilizers, etc.), and due to natural wear of parts and assemblies over time. In order to identify and fix some breakdowns (both serious and minor), it may sometimes be necessary to dismantle the top panel. For example, if the handle is out of order or the lock is blocked and you need to access the inside of the Washing machine. That is why many home craftsmen are interested in how to remove the top cover or disassemble other components of the washing machine. Many users do not know what actions to take and resort to expensive services of masters. In fact, the withdrawal procedure itself is simple and in this material we will tell you in detail what to do.
Removing the top cover in vertical washing machines (top-loading)
Here the hopper is not on the side, but on top of the washing machine. The process of disassembling this type of equipment differs slightly from the partial dismantling of front-loaded machines. But in general it is easier to do this.
To see the screws of the door (which in vertical units also serves as the upper panel of the washing machine), you must first remove the plastic case of the control panel. To do this, gently pry it from all sides using a screwdriver. Lift the plastic part up first, and then set it aside. Be careful not to inadvertently damage the wires.
Removing the control panel cover in vertical boxes
Please note! In a number of models, for example, Indesit, there are self-tapping screws in the back of the plastic housing of the control unit, so if you proceed as described above, the top cover of the washing machine will stay firmly in place, how can you remove it? It’s simple, just unscrew these fasteners.
Unscrew the screws to remove the control panel cover
After the plastic cover of the control panel is removed, we will see more screws. You only need to untwist the screws placed on the sides. The central bolt does not need to be removed, since it does not hold the lid, but the nozzle itself, through which water is supplied to the drum under pressure.
To remove the top cover of a vertical washing machine, unscrew the screws on the right and left
After that, it is enough to lift the cover up. She comes off easily.
If you still need to additionally remove the side cover of the Washing machine, you must unscrew all the screws of the side panel, then tilt its bottom edge towards you and pull the cover down.
Removing the side panel of the top-loading washer
So, let’s summarize. In this article, we talked in detail about how to properly remove the lid from the washing machine, we also considered difficult cases: various models of washing machines, in which the disassembly does not occur as usual. We hope that the article was useful to you and after reading it you have no questions left. In fact, this is quite simple to do. over, you do not need to have any specialized tool, a simple screwdriver is enough, which is sure to be found in every home.!
Washing machine device diagram
The next step is to familiarize yourself with the diagram of the machine. It is best to use the instructions that come with the equipment itself. If it has been lost over the years, almost any scheme of a washing machine of an automatic machine of that time (like yours or approximately) will suit you, since they are structurally all the same, and it is quite simple to understand what and where is located.
The washing machine consists of the following parts:
- top cover;
- block of solenoid valves;
- automatic regulator;
- detergent dispenser;
- drum suspensions;
- electric motor;
- water heater;
- drain pump;
- control keys;
- loading hatch;
- loading door gum.
How to disassemble a LG washing machine?
- Washing machine device diagram
- Step-by-step instructions for parsing the machine
- Helpful hints
When the washing machine stops working or displays a fault code on the screen, then to return to working condition it must be disassembled and the cause of the breakdown eliminated. How to properly and quickly disassemble the LG washing machine, we will consider in this article.
Before starting any repair work, the unit must be disconnected from the power supply. This will avoid accidental electric shock and damage to the electrical part during repair.
The next step is to prepare the necessary set of tools so as not to look for the required key or screwdriver during the working process. And when disassembling the washing machine you will need:
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers;
- pliers and round nose pliers;
- side cutters or wire cutters;
- set of open-end wrenches;
- set of heads.
The next step is to disconnect the water supply hose from the unit. Very often, during self-repair, water is forgotten, and after partial disassembly, unwanted splashing occurs with its further ingress on the washing machine control board. This may damage the board.
Modern washing machines differ from each other in modes, programs, button arrangement, but their internal parts are almost the same, so the principle of disassembling LG machines can be very similar to disassembling any other similar device.
If the process of disassembling a washing machine is an automatic machine for the first time in your life, then a good hint when reassembling will be photographs taken during the course of disassembling the equipment. So you can see exactly how it was and put everything back together.
Step-by-step instructions for parsing the machine
After all the preparatory steps and familiarization with the diagram, you can proceed to the analysis itself. Once again we make sure that all communications are disconnected (electricity, water, drain), and only after that we start working.
In general, the process of disassembling a washing machine can be roughly divided into 2 types:
- parsing into constituent elements (aggregates);
- full analysis of all mechanisms.
But the second method is more complicated, and without special knowledge, it is unlikely that it will be possible to find the cause of the breakdown.
It is not difficult to disassemble the car into units. you just need to adhere to a certain sequence.
- First you need to remove the cover. There are 2 screws on the back of the machine. By unscrewing them with a screwdriver, the cover can be easily removed. It is necessary to remove this part from the washing machine when installing it in a kitchen set.
- The bottom panel. It covers the dirt filter and the emergency drain hose, so the manufacturer has provided the ability to easily remove it. This panel is secured with 3 clamps, which are manually separated by pressing on the sides and its upper part. As a result, it can be easily opened. Newer models may have 1 additional screw.
- Next, you need to remove the cassette distributing detergents. Inside there is a button made of plastic. When you press it, the cassette can be easily removed, you just need to pull a little towards yourself.
- Top control panel. Just below the powder cassette is the first screw that secures this panel. The second should be on the other side of the panel at the top of it. After removing the fasteners, the panel is removed by pulling it towards you. The control module is located behind the panel. Temporarily, so that it does not interfere, it can be placed on top of the machine.
- In some cases it may be necessary to remove the rubber O-ring from the front wall. There is a connection point on its cuff. This is usually a small spring that you need to pry. Then you can pull back and gently start to remove the clamp in a circle. The cuff must be tucked in. Removing the clamp may require round nose pliers or pliers (depending on the clamp design).
- Front panel. On the lower part of the front side (at the location of the lower panel), you need to unscrew 4 screws, 2 of which are usually located next to the hatch. There are 3 more screws under the top of the control panel. After unscrewing them, you can remove the front of the machine. Most often, it will continue to hang from the hooks and must be lifted to remove it. For complete dismantling, you will need to remove the electrical connector from the device that blocks the hatch. The door and its lock do not need to be removed.
- Rear panel. To dismantle this panel, you will need to unscrew a few screws that are easily accessible on the back of the machine.
Thus, we analyze the units for further repair of the device. Now you can inspect all the details and begin to establish the cause of the malfunction.
Sometimes it can be detected in a visual way. These may be melted connectors that do not have good contact. After their repair or replacement, one can hope to restore the unit’s performance.
Individual elements and nodes
This is a more complex kind of disassembly, but still quite doable. This will require you to perform certain actions.
- In the upper part of the machine (usually in the area of the rear wall) there is a water level sensor in the tank or “pressure switch”. You need to disconnect the hose from it.
- There is also a hose from the cassette for washing liquids, which must be dismantled.
- Next, the drain and inlet hoses are dismantled.
- The next step is to disconnect the wires from the motor.
- Now you need to remove the counterweights, since it is almost impossible to remove the tank alone with them. Weights are usually located at the front and sometimes at the back of the chassis. They are concrete slabs (sometimes painted) attached with long bolts to the tank.
- Remove the Tubular Heater. It is located in front or behind the tank, and can be overlooked with the naked eye. Only the part with the connector is available. It is necessary to remove the terminal very carefully, since the plastic on the connector becomes fragile from high temperatures and can be accidentally broken.
If there is no connector, but only wires that can be removed separately, then they must be signed or photographed, so that later you do not suffer with the connection.
- In some cases, the TEN can be removed without disconnecting the wires. To do this, unscrew the fastening nut and push the stud inward. Alternately on each side, picking up with a screwdriver, you can gradually remove it. When the cause of the breakdown is only in the TEN, it is better to find out in advance where it is located. this will avoid unnecessary and unnecessary disassembly. If it was not possible to find out its location, the search should be started from the rear wall, since there are 4 screws on it in easy access. It is much easier to unscrew them, and if the TEN is in the front, then it will not be difficult to screw them back.
- Using a wrench, unscrew the shock absorbers holding the tank. They look like legs to support it on the sides.
- After completely disconnecting the tank from all supporting elements, it can be removed, only this must be done as carefully as possible so as not to bend the fasteners.
Then you can continue to disassemble the units and remove the motor from the tank. To do this, it is necessary to dismantle the drive belt, and then unscrew the engine mounts and the shock absorbing mechanism. But to remove only the engine from the assembled machine, it is not necessary to remove the tank. it can be removed through the back wall separately from the other elements.
Now let’s start disassembling the tank itself. To do this, first unscrew the screw securing the pulley, and then remove the pulley itself. Next, you need to slightly press on the shaft to release the retaining ring. Remove the stopper and divide the tank into 2 parts.
After we disassembled the tank, access to the bearings opens, which (since we have disassembled so much) can also be replaced with new ones. First you need to remove the oil seal, and then knock out the old bearings with a hammer, only very carefully so as not to damage the tank itself or the bearing seat. We clean the installation site from possible dirt. A new or old oil seal must be coated with a special compound. The bearing seats also need to be slightly lubricated. this will make it easy to press in a new bearing.
Next comes the pump. It is located in the front of the device and is secured with 3 Phillips screwdriver screws and 3 clamps. There is an electrical connector at the bottom of it. Self-tightening clamps are loosened with pliers. To disconnect the connector, press on it with a screwdriver and pull gently. There is always dirt around the pump, which should be wiped off immediately.
If you only need to remove this pump, it is not necessary to completely disassemble the machine. It can be removed through the bottom. To do this, put the machine on its side. To simplify your work, before removing the pump, you need to lay something under it and prepare a container for draining the liquid from it.
From all of the above, we can conclude that repairing a washing machine with your own hands is not as difficult as it might seem, especially if you have minimal skills in repairing household appliances. This procedure, performed independently, can significantly save money, since in the workshop, in addition to spare parts, most of the price goes to the work of the master.
To assemble the machine in its original form, you will need to go through the entire instructions in reverse order. If you used a camera and a camera, then this will greatly simplify the assembly process. The procedure itself is not the most difficult, almost everywhere there are technical connectors and hoses of different cross-sections, so it just won’t work to assemble the structure in some other way, and not the way it was.
When removing the top panel, wires will interfere. In some models, the manufacturer provided for such an inconvenient situation and made special hooks to fasten it during the repair.
In certain models, inverter models are used instead of the usual brushed motors. They have a different appearance, and the dismantling process is slightly different from the collector, but in general everything is the same.
For how to disassemble your LG washing machine, see the following.
Preparing for work and removing the cover from the “Indesit
Before removing the top cover of the washing machine, do the following:
- disconnect household appliances from electricity and other communication systems;
- move the machine away from the wall to provide free access to it;
- determine the type of loading (the location of the filling of household appliances and the procedure for actions depends on it);
- prepare tools.
Often the washing machine jumps during the spin cycle, but people do not attach any importance to this at first. If you leave everything as it is and do not.
Of the tools, first of all, you may need two screwdrivers. A cruciform is needed for removing screws, and a screwdriver with a flat bit is useful in order to gently pry on various elements. Also prepare wrenches (and 8-9), wire cutters and pliers.
Even if the machine is de-energized, use insulated wire cutters and pliers: there is always a residual electrical charge inside the wiring.
You can remove the top cover of the Indesit washing machine in the following sequence:
- we unscrew all the screws on the end with a screwdriver (they are located lower than the cover);
- gently move the top a few centimeters back (horizontally);
- slowly remove the cover.
After detecting a breakdown and eliminating it, you need to do all the steps in the reverse order. The main thing is that the panel on which the control options are displayed is in place, as before.
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How to remove the lid from Indesit and other brands of washing machine
Any washing machine can break down. Buying a “home assistant”, people hope that misfortunes will bypass her, but this is not always the case. You can repair the unit by inviting a master, but if the owner decides to do it himself, he does not always know how to remove the top cover from the washing machine. It is impossible to get to the internal filling of the equipment and establish the cause of the breakdown in another way. In addition, each “washing machine” has its own secrets and features.
Vertical and other mounts
There are models of the “older generation” whose upper part is removed differently. For example, the “ARDO” car is arranged differently. In order to open it, you first need to remove all the bolts securing the cover from the back. Carefully unscrew the self-tapping screws and lift it, slowly moving it not back, but forward. The trick is that the “roof” will only travel at an angle that you need to feel, prying it off in time.
Older models from Siemens and Bosch have specific mounts that are not currently found on modern machines. Their fixing bolts are located on the side of the top cover. First, remove all the plugs, and then start unscrewing the bolts. Disconnect the cover also. at a certain angle, otherwise it will be impossible to remove it.
Removing the lid from your top-loading washing machine is much easier. It is necessary to pry it off with a flat screwdriver and gently pull up. It remains to tilt the element forward and remove it. It so happens that, having removed the top panel, a person is faced with the need to remove the front and side parts. For this you need:
- unscrew all the bolts, retaining the washers (they are needed in order to ground the case);
- bend the bottom wall;
- move it vertically;
- remove the panels located on the side;
- tighten the side screws and remove the front panel.
After determining the cause of the breakdown, do all the steps in reverse order.
Removing the cover from machines of famous brands
Most often you have to deal with such brands:
You can remove the cover from the LG washing machine by first unscrewing the cover on the hatch and removing the cuff. The cuff is held in place by a collar, which is tightened with a small screw. The screw is easy to find if you lift the end of the clamp with a flat screwdriver and work around it. To free the drum, remove the top weight from it, and only then pull the drum out.
Samsung machines are designed so that the loading tray is secured with two self-tapping screws. They have a Tubular Heater under the cover in the front, at the bottom of the loading tank. Bosch models come with a key in the base. The drain pump is located in the same place. below.
Ariston seals and bearings are an eternal problem for any craftsman. Despite the fact that the model looks like it cannot be repaired, a one-piece tank can be flared or carefully sawed through a metal or plastic base using a special tool.
Such work requires certain skills, and an inept person cannot take on it.
It is better to remove the drum from the Atlant by going inside from the top. Before that, remove the counterweight and dismantle the control panel. This drum consists of two parts, bolted together.
The Electrolux model is equipped with a removable front panel. Thanks to this, you can freely reach its main nodes. Bearings and seals are fixed with removable supports, so there is no need to completely dismantle the tank.
Washing machine models are reliable and durable, but they sometimes break. In case of breakdown.
If you have difficulties, and the cover cannot be removed for some reason, it is better not to risk it, but to seek help from a service center for the repair of household appliances.
How to remove the top cover from the washing machine
A washing machine, like any other type of equipment, is subject to wear and tear. Of course, we very much hope that breakdowns will bypass your equipment, but if it did happen, then diagnostics and repairs are inevitable. And in order to diagnose some breakdowns of the washing machine, it is necessary to remove the top cover of the washing machine. Most often, the repair begins with this procedure, therefore, almost every owner of the washing machine can be pushed into such a situation when he needs this knowledge. For example, when the handle on the door of the washing machine broke and you need to get to the lock through the top of the machine.
Here we will walk you through and explain how to remove the top cover of LG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Candy, Ariston, Indesit, Samsung, ARDO washing machines, as well as old Bosh and Siemens washing machines.
How to remove the lid on modern washing machines
To remove the lid from the washing machine, you first need to move it away from the wall so that you can have access to the back of the washing machine. This is due to the fact that the cover mounting bolts are at the back, then we will need to unscrew them. If you have a washing machine installed under the sink, then the matter becomes a little more complicated, because it will have to be pulled out from there.
On different models of washing machines, the number of self-tapping screws can be different 2-3, but most often there are two. In order to unscrew them, use a Phillips screwdriver, rotate them counterclockwise until you unscrew them completely.
After the lid has been unscrewed, it must be removed, for this you need to move the lid back relative to the washing machine, then lift it up and put it to the side.
The cover is installed in the reverse order, that is, first you get into the grooves for it, push it into place, and only after that fasten the bolts.
Other options for attaching the top cover to washing machines
On some washing machines, for example, the ARDO brand, the top cover is removed in a different way. In order to remove it on such a washing machine, you will need, as in the method above, first to unscrew the rear mounting bolts. But then you need to act differently.
After the screws have been unscrewed, you need to lift the back of the cover up. While lifting it, slide the cover forward relative to the washing machine. The lid will only move forward at a certain angle, so you will need to “catch” it.
Another option for fixing the lid on old Bosh and Siemens washing machines of past generations. Now you will no longer find such mounts, but if suddenly you have just such an old washing machine, then the instructions will be useful to you.
The fastening bolts, in this case, are located on the sides of the top cover from its front side. In order to get to them, you must first remove the plugs. Then unscrew the bolts.
To remove the cover, lift it up and pull it forward relative to the washing machine. The lid will come off only when a certain angle is observed, which you will need to “catch”.
How the lid is removed on most side loading machines
Having moved the machine aside to be able to unscrew the bolts from the back of the device, find the location of the screws on the back wall. Most models have two such screws, but there are devices with three self-tapping screws. Using a screwdriver, rotate the screws until they are completely unscrewed. Be aware that there may be plastic washers underneath, so make sure they are not lost.
As soon as you unscrew the lid, to detach it from the machine, you should apply force, as a result of which the lid will come out of the grooves and move a little, first back and then up. The cover can then be removed to the side. To install the cover in place, follow all the steps in the reverse order, that is, first slide the cover into the grooves, and then screw the screws.
How to remove the cover on top-loading machines
First open the cover and, using a screwdriver, carefully move the pins, making sure they do not fall into the machine. Within two to four minutes, the door lock should be disabled. If you have problems with this, you need to look for problems in the blocking. To gain access to the lock, you will have to remove the side panels. After unscrewing the screws of the blocking device, press the latch, then disconnect the wires.
How to remove the top cover of the washing machine?
It doesn’t matter if your home has a Whirpool, LG, Ariston, Indesit or other washing machine, any appliance can break. And since in many cases, in order to diagnose the cause of a breakdown, it may be necessary to remove the cover of the device, each owner should know how to cope with such a task.
Most often, disconnecting the top cover of the washing machine Indesit, LG, Ariston, Samsung, Whirlpool is the first stage in the repair of the product. For example, you will certainly have to remove the cover if the door breaks.
Here’s what every car owner should be aware of when deciding to detach the top cover:
- Before starting any work, the equipment must be de-energized.
- For full access to the machine, it should be moved away from the wall.
- You need a Phillips screwdriver to work.
- The steps will differ depending on the type of loading the car.
On some machines, for example ARDO models, the cover needs to be removed a little differently. After unscrewing the self-tapping screws on the back of the device, the cover should not move to the back side, but forward (towards yourself if you are facing the hatch). In this case, the displacement of the lid will only pass at a certain angle, which you will have to determine.
You may also come across the option of attaching the top cover not to the back, but to the front wall. For example, such a mount is found in old Siemens and Bosch devices. After removing the plugs, unscrew the screws, then slightly lift the cover up and move it to the front side in relation to the machine. As with ARDO clippers, you will need to find an angle at which the cover can be easily detached.
First of all, you need to prepare your LG washing machine to remove the top cover. To do this, you need to disconnect the “home assistant” from the mains, turn off the water supply, disconnect the drain and inlet hoses. Next, you need to push the machine to the middle of the room to make it easier to work with it. The top cover can now be removed.
LG is very heavy, so you need to get help.
- Walk around the LG washing machine.
- There are 2 screws at the back, right under the ledge of the top cover, not far from the right and left upper corners of the car body. They must be unscrewed as they hold the lid.
- After removing the screws, grasp the cover with both hands.
- With considerable effort we pull the cover towards ourselves until it moves a couple of centimeters.
- Next, just lift the lid up and remove it to the side.
That’s all, the cover is dismantled. This way you can remove the lid on all modern LG washing machines. If the cover of the clipper does not rise or move to the side, then it is jammed. Do not try to poke it with a screwdriver, rather move it back and forth. You can also gently tap it with a mallet, then try to remove it again. Be patient and everything will work out.
How to remove the lid from an LG washing machine
Have you decided to do your own washing machine repair? Then you should know the basic subtleties of disassembling it. Otherwise, you simply won’t be able to get to the parts you need, let alone replace them yourself. First, figure out how to remove the top cover of the washing machine, and we will be happy to help you with this.
Why is it needed?
We talked about how the lid is removed from the LG washing machine, but what exactly is it for? What details can a beginner master get to if the upper part of the machine body is dismantled?
First of all, you can get to the filling valve of the LG washing machine. If there are problems with the water supply, underfilling or overflow occurs, first of all, you should check the filling valve, and it is just located at the top in the corner of the case near the back wall. A novice craftsman can ring the coil of the filling valve, check the wiring, pipes and even the mechanism. You can also completely change the defective part and all this can be done only by removing the cover, without further disassembly of the Washing machine.
Does the powder wash off poorly? So you need to check the water supply to the powder receptacle of the LG washing machine, and for this, again, you need to open the top cover. Through the upper part of the case, we get full access to the desired branch pipe, we can remove it and clean it and also replace it if necessary.
Directly under the top cover of the machine you can find the pressure switch. This element should be checked if the machine drains water at the wrong time or refuses to drain it, giving an OE error. Replacing an inoperative water level sensor is as easy as shelling pears if you get close to it from above: unscrew the mount, remove the supply wires and now, you have a broken pressure switch in your hands.
Removing the cover of the LG washer will also allow you to reach the top counterweight. Of course, counterweights rarely break, but sometimes this happens, and again, you can’t do without dismantling the top cover. You can even remove the tank along with the drum through the top of the housing. True, in order to crank such an operation, you still have to remove the panel, the front wall and unscrew the technological hatch in the back of the machine, but the disassembly process, undoubtedly, begins with the cover.
By removing the cover of the Washing machine LG, you can even get to the power filter if you suddenly have problems with the power supply of the machine.
So, removing the lid from the LG washer is a fundamental principle, without which it is impossible to carry out self-repairs. By taking this “first step”, you will learn the rest afterwards. There would be a desire!
How and how to remove the top cover from the LG washing machine
If the washing machine jumps, you must turn it off immediately. Using a faulty unit is life-threatening, as various unforeseen consequences are possible. The task of a person is to immediately contact the master or try to fix the malfunction on his own. If the breakdown is simple, then it will be possible to cope without a master. The main thing is to figure out what exactly you have to deal with. In most cases, you will need to remove the top cover of your LG washing machine. This is required in order to access the internals. You need to read the instructions to cope with the task and not damage the unit.
Why remove the cover
A master or an ordinary person in certain situations will have to remove the top cover. First of all, it is necessary to get to the filling valve. He wonders when an overflow or underfill appears. The valve of interest is located at the top, near the back wall.
Typically, craftsmen call the filling valve coil. Next, they check the wiring, pipes and the mechanism itself. If it turns out that the part is defective, then you will have to replace it. It is often possible to do without a complete analysis of the machine. Consequently, much less time will be spent on repairs.
If the powder does not rinse off well, you will need to check if water is normally supplied to the powder receptacle of the LG washing machine. To do this, you will need to remove the top cover. The outer nozzle will be fully accessible through the upper area of the housing. It will be possible to remove the elements and clean. Sometimes there is a need for a complete replacement.
If you look directly under the upper area of the machine, you will be able to find a pressure switch. The element will need to be checked if the machine suddenly drains the water out of time. Occasionally an OE error appears, in which case the liquid remains inside the unit. It will be easy to replace the broken water level sensor. To do this, you need to get close to him from above. You will have to unscrew the mount, remove the power wires, after which the pressure switch will be already in your hands.
Removing the cover from the LG direct drive 5kg washer will allow access to the counterweight. This element rarely falls into disrepair, but it still happens. In addition, the tank with the drum can be removed through the top. Additionally, you will have to remove the front wall and unscrew the access hatch in the rear area. In this case, the disassembly process will begin precisely from the lid.
It is not difficult to remove the top cover of the washing machine on your own, but you need to know the principle of action. First, you must definitely disconnect the unit from the network. Do not operate the machine while it is plugged in. Risk of electric shock, although this could have been avoided.
You will need to wear rubber gloves. This will protect yourself. Some parts can retain an electrical charge. Do not go inside the machine with your bare hands. Better to take precautions.
It is worth shutting off the water supply to disconnect the inlet and drain hoses. After that, you will need to move the machine away from the wall. It should be comfortable to work with. You will need access to the rear panel to remove the top cover. It is there that the screws are located that hold the necessary element. Sometimes there are models of LG washing machines with bolts on the front panel. At the same time, this happens extremely rarely, so most often you have to move the machine.
- There will be self-tapping screws on the back of the LG washer. There are 2 to 3 of them. To unscrew, you will need to use a Phillips screwdriver. Rotations must be performed until the bolt is completely unscrewed. You need to make movements counterclockwise. It is required to take into account that there are plastic washers under the bolts. They cannot be lost, otherwise then it will not be possible to tighten the screws.
- When the cover is completely unscrewed, it will need to be removed. Slide it back. That is, if a person is in front of the washing machine, then the cover should be moved away from you. You may need to move the element slightly obliquely.
Other ways to remove the cover
Sometimes there are models of washing machines in which the lid is attached in a different way. To remove it, you will have to perform similar actions. It is necessary to unscrew the screws, but then it will be necessary to remove the cover at an angle. It should be lifted, and then try to move.
You will need to determine the angle yourself. You need to try different options, and one of them will definitely work.
There are also some LG cars with a front cover. It is even more convenient, because you do not have to move the unit. The bolts will need to be unscrewed in the usual way. After that, you will need to pull the cover towards you. Again, you will have to independently determine the angle of removal.
If everything is done correctly and accurately, then it will be possible to achieve positive results. The lid is easy to remove, and it can be done without a master. You only need to have a Phillips screwdriver to remove the bolts. After that, the lid can be easily lifted to gain access to the internal elements.