Unknown LG washer part


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Old 03-04-24, 09:56 AM
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Unknown LG washer part

Ran into a part that appears to have broken off my washer (LG WM2487HWMA). It looks like a blue semi-sphere that has a piece of the plastic that got broken off at one end and now won't reattach. Take a look in the upper-right corner, accompanied by the black rubber sleeve it fits into, and a similar part in the middle-left.


What part is this and what purpose does it serve? It doesn't appear to be listed on any exploded parts diagram. Here is a link to the parts diagram:

https://lgparts.com/pages/exploded-v...semblyId=25176

Here's the inside of that unit in case it helps:


*Edit: the broken piece goes on the left in the 2nd illustration.

Thanks,

Oriel
 

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Old 03-04-24, 04:09 PM
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Is that the tub cover..... K140.... 3551ER0026F
or is it the outer rear tub assy where all the hoses connect.... K105.... AJQ73413811 ?

If it's where the hoses connect.... those are check valves. They allow the water to flow in one direction.
The "check valves" appear to be part of the tub and not replaceable by themselves.
outer tub video
 
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Old 03-04-24, 04:27 PM
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I'm pretty sure hoses connect here but I'll double check it.

Is there something I can do to improve it? Maybe some glue.
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I wouldn't know how to improve it.
How did it get broken ?
 
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It was like that when I disassembled it. Maybe it's just poor quality like the screws that got stripped.
 
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Old 03-04-24, 05:05 PM
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I'd agree with poor quality.
The one that is not broken..... is that mushroom shaped piece loose.... slides in and out ?

For some strange reason.... every picture of that tub assy is shown with hoses attached.
Pretty rare for something to come with removable hoses.

I'm still checking around.
 
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Correct, the mushroom stem broke off. You can see the uneven edge of the stem if you zoom in. And yes, the hoses removed like in the video you previously showed me.

Thanks for your help!
 
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I guess some superglue or similar adhevise will attach it back. LMK if you can recommend something that will adhere rubber to plastic.
 
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You need to know how the unbroken one works.
Does the mushroom piece move, turn ?
If it's a check valve...... that it looks like.... it needs to move/slide.
Glue wouldn't allow that.
 
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The unbroken one turns but does not come out. If I use glue it won't pop out but won't turn, either. What purpose does it serve to turn? Like you said, I'd imagine it's just there to prevent backflow.
 
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Alright so here's what I ended up doing:


Using Commercial Electric zip ties rated for 185⁰ F and four of them to make sure they don't get knocked off. Would have been more prudent to avoid glue but I figured the glue would eventually melt off from the heat if that is the hot water inlet. Not sure how they'll manage against constant water and humidity but I can always remove them relatively easily if needed. Let me know your thoughts.
 
 

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