Here’s Why LG Washer is Not Turning On, and How to FIX it

So, your LG washer is not turning on? Don’t panic. This guide will teach you various DIY solutions to fix your LG washing machine that won’t turn on.

LG Washing Machine Not Turning On

Here’s how to fix your LG washer when it doesn’t turn on: First, ensure that your washer is getting the power. Also, inspect the associated socket breaker. If this does not help, the washer timer or control board might have gone bad and need replacement.

Don’t worry. I will explain the above solutions in detail. However, here are some words of caution:

If your LG washer is under warranty, I recommend contacting LG support and asking for advice. Unfortunately, opening your LG washer will void its warranty in most cases, so leave it as a last option.

Before you begin troubleshooting, try to reset your LG washer.

Check the Power Source

Washer Power Source

First, check if your LG washer is getting power or not. Next, ensure that the washer plug is securely attached to the power socket and there are no signs of burnt or damage.

Also, check your house breaker box and see if the breaker linked to the washing machine socket is tripped or not. If it is tripped, then perhaps, it was due to over-current.

I’d recommend inspecting the root cause of the breaker tripping before flipping it On.

Check Timer

Washer Timer

If your LG washing machine is automatic or semi-automatic, its functions depend on the timer. The timer may be displaced due to normal wear and tear if your LG washer is old.

If the timer on your LG washer is faulty or displaced, it will prevent it from turning on.

Testing and replacing the washing machine timer is not something I’d recommend doing yourself, so always seek professional help.

Faulty Control Board

Washing Machine Control Board

As its name suggests, the control board is the brain of electronic washers. If your LG washing machine control board malfunctions, it will not even receive power.

The control board is inside the washing machine, so you must disconnect your LG washer from the power source before accessing it.

If your LG washer is under warranty, do not attempt to inspect or replace the control board yourself, as it will void its warranty.


When your LG washing machine is not turning on, try the following solutions to fix it:

  • Check the power source
  • Check your washing machine timer
  • Check the washer control board

If you still have issues with your LG washer, contact LG customer support or call them at 1-850-999-4934 or 800-243-0000. They are available Monday to Sunday, 8AM to 9PM (EST).

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