Why Does The LG Washer Leak From The Door? (Solved)

You’re not alone if you are experiencing leakage problems with your LG washer, especially from the door.

Many people have this issue and don’t know how to fix it.

In this article, we will discuss the causes of this issue and possible solutions.

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Why does the LG washer leak from the door?

There may be numerous reasons why your LG washing machine is leaking from the door.

Let us look into the possible causes of leakage from the door area along with the solutions.

LG Front Load Washer Leaking from the Door (Causes & Solution)

Front-loaders have a higher probability of water leakage through the door when compared to top loaders.

This is due to the door placement.

The door of a front-load washer constantly deals with water during the wash cycle.

Below are a few factors responsible for leakage along with the solutions.

Gasket Rubber Seal

A damaged door gasket OR a worn-out rubber seal is the common cause of leakage.

A Gasket Rubber seal is responsible to prevent leakage, if it wears out or if it is damaged then the washing machine may leak from the door.

These air-tight rubber seals are fixed inside of the door, surrounding it, and leave no room for water or air to pass when the lid is closed.

Worn out Rubber Seal

A rubber seal may wear out over time due to many factors such as aging OR extensive use of the washer.

A lot of time rubber seal tends to wear out due to loading and unloading of clothes from the washer.

So, what actually happens is that the hooks and zippers on your clothes rub against the rubber seal each time you load and unload the laundry.

This process amplifies the wear and tear, therefore causing leakage.


  • If the gasket rubber seal has been worn out then replacing them is the only recommended solution.
  • In order to prevent the rubber seal, you should avoid adding and removing clothes roughly from the washer instead do it with care.
  • It is easy to replace a rubber seal at home, simply pull the lip of the gasket and remove the worn-out rubber seal from the door frame and replace it with the new one.

Stuck Elements

It is quite common for human or pet hair to enter the washtub with your clothes.

These are usually caught by the built-in filters and there is a possibility of a few getting stuck inside the washtub areas along with the tiny fibers and clothing threads.

These built-ups can cause the washer to work less efficiently and possibly lead to leakage.

Residual Buildups

Prolonged usage of your washing machine results in the accumulation of lint, dirt & detergent residues inside the washer.

These built-ups tend to amplify if left unaddressed and uncleaned.

Your washer simply can’t function at its full potential if it’s choked from the inside.

Blockages in the drainage system will cause the washer to not only leak from the door but from other areas as well.

This happens because the washer is unable to fill and drain the water efficiently.


  • It is always a good practice to clean your washing machine regularly (at least once a month).
  • Always clean the door gasket areas as they are highly prone to dirt and other buildups.

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LG Top Load Washer Leaking from the Door (Causes & Solution)

Top load washers are less likely to develop leakage problems as they have the door at the top.

But there are certain factors that can cause your top load washer to leak.

Here are some of them.

Excess suds

Using excess or unsuitable detergent during a wash may lead to excessive suds formation.

This will cause the washer to work less efficiently and can also lead to leakage.

Too much detergent causes suds to leak out of the washer.

In most cases, top loader doors are not that capable to prevent leaks when compared to front loaders.


Use a suitable detergent in the required quantity.

Door not closed

Chances are that the door is not closed properly or a tiny garment is stuck within the door frame, thereby causing leakage problems.


  • Make sure the door is properly closed and check for any clothes or other objects that may be stuck.
  • Check if the door lock is properly functioning or not.
  • Check the rubber seals if they there on your top load washer.

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Final Thoughts

Leakage problems at the door are not that difficult to solve.

You can easily identify the root cause as a door does not have many complex parts.

Once you know the reason, it will be easier to take preventive measures or address the problem.

If the problem persists, you can always seek professional help to get it fixed.

In most cases, the leakage problems at the door side aren’t that severe, especially if your washer is not very old.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions related to LG washer door leakage.

Can I use my washer with minor leakage?

Minor leakages may not halt the wash cycle and will allow you to run the washer. But it is not recommended to use your washer with even minor leakage as it can cause extensive damage to your washer in the long run. However, if the damage is severe, the wash cycle may be halted.

What should I do if my washer starts leaking during a wash cycle?

If your washer starts leaking during a wash cycle, then you should immediately stop the cycle and unplug the washer from the power outlet. Once you have done that, you should check for the root cause of the leakage and address it accordingly.

Should I unplug my washer if it leaks during a wash cycle?

It is always recommended to unplug your washer if it starts leaking during a wash cycle. This will help prevent any further damage to your washer or the floor.

Manish Singh is an expert in electrical engineering with a Diploma in the field. With over 12 years of experience, he specializes in repairing music systems, washing machines, dryers, and other laundry-related appliances. His in-depth knowledge in electrical repairs and decent knowledge about garment care makes him a trusted authority in the field of appliance repair and laundry related topics. If you have any questions or need assistance with your appliances, you can reach out to Manish through email: manish.singh (at) portablelaundry.com