2 Quick Steps to Reset LG Washing Machine (Front/Top Load)

One of the first solutions we recommend to troubleshoot technical glitches and unexpected problems on LG washers is resetting them. But how? Is it easy to do it yourself? Absolutely YES!

This guide explains all the steps you must follow to quickly and easily reset your LG washing machine.

The instructions in this guide applies to both LG front loader and top loader washers.

Steps to Reset LG Washing Machine

Here’s how to reset your LG washer (Front/Top Load): First, disconnect it from the power source and let it dissipate the residual charge. Once done, plug it back in and turn it On.

Don’t worry. I will explain the above steps in detail.

Step 1: Unplug or Disconnect the Washer from Power Source

The first step to reset your LG washer is disconnecting it from the power source.

If your washing machine is hardwired, you do not need to un-plug it. Instead, turn off the socket-associated breaker.

The purpose is to disconnect the power source to the washer, so you can either unplug it or turn off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Wait and Plug it back in

Since LG washers have capacitors and other components which hold the charge for some time, it is recommended to keep your washer disconnected for at least 5 minutes, so the residual charge is drained.

After waiting at least 5 minutes, power up your LG washing machine again.


When your LG washing machine displays a phantom error code or some other issue, resetting it is the best way of action.

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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