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This will simplify installation and ensure that the product is installed
correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the product after
installation for future reference.



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  • Page 1 OWNER’S MANUAL WASHING MACHINE Before beginning installation, read these instructions carefully. This will simplify installation and ensure that the product is installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the product after installation for future reference. WD1216HTE MFL69283958...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS This manual is produced for a group of products and may contain images or content different from the model you purchased. This manual is subject to revision by the manufacturer. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........03 Important Safety Instructions ...............04 INSTALLATION ............08 Parts ....................08 Accessories ..................08...
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The following safety guidelines are intended to prevent unforeseen risks or damage from unsafe or incorrect operation of the product. The guidelines are separated into ‘WARNING’ and ‘CAUTION’ as described below. This symbol is displayed to indicate matters and operations that can cause risk.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your product, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: Installation • Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
  • Page 5 Improper use can cause fire or an explosion. • In case of flood, disconnect the power plug and contact the LG Electronics customer information centre. • Do not lean or push down on the door excessively, when the appliance door is open.
  • Page 6 Maintenance • Securely plug the power plug in the socket outlet after completely removing any moisture and dust. • Disconnect the power cord before cleaning the appliance. Turning the unit off into stand by mode from the front panel will not isolate the mains supply from the appliance.
  • Page 7 Disposal • Before discarding an old appliance, unplug it. Cut off the cable directly behind the appliance to prevent misuse. • Dispose of all packaging materials (such as plastic bags and styrofoam) away from children. The packaging material can cause suffocatoion. •...
  • Page 8: Installation

    INSTALLATION Parts Transit bolts Power plug Detergent dispenser Control panel Drum Door Drain hose Drain plug Drain pump filter Cover cap (Location may vary depending on products) Adjustable feet Accessories Cold supply hose (1EA) Spanner Caps for covering transit bolt Anti–slip sheets (2EA) (Option: Hot (1EA)) holes...
  • Page 9: Specifications

    Specifications Model WD1216HTE Wash Capacity 16 kg (Wash) / 9 kg (Dry) Power Supply 220 - 240 V~, 50 Hz Size 700 mm (W) x 835 mm (D) x 990 mm (H) Product Weight 105 kg Permissible Water pressure 0.1 - 0.8 MPa (1.0 - 8.0 kgf / cm²) •...
  • Page 10: Installation Place Requirements

    LG electronics for this model. malfunctioning. Contact your local service centre. • Make sure that air circulation around the appliance is not impeded by carpets, rugs, etc.
  • Page 11: Unpacking And Removing Transit Bolts

    Unpacking and Removing Transit Install the hole caps. Bolts • Locate the hole caps included in the accessory pack and install them in the shipping bolt holes. Lift the appliance off the foam base. • After removing the carton and shipping material, lift the appliance off the foam base.
  • Page 12: Using Anti-Slip Sheets (Optional)

    • You can obtain rubber cups (p/no.4620ER4002B) from the LG Service Centre. • Do not place the washer on an elevated surface, plinth or stand, unless the stand is manufactured by LG and Ensure the appliance is level. is intended for use with this model.
  • Page 13: Leveling The Appliance

    Leveling the Appliance Connecting Supply Hose If the floor is uneven, turn the adjustable feet as required • Water supply pressure must be between 0.1 MPa and (Do not insert pieces of wood etc. under the feet). Make 0.8 MPa (1.0‒8.0 kgf/cm sure that all four feet are stable and resting on the floor •...
  • Page 14 Connecting Hose to Water Tap Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so that the rubber seal forms a watertight connection. Connecting Screw-Type Hose to Tap with Tighten the four fixing screws. Thread Screw the hose connector onto the water supply tap. Push the supply hose vertically upwards so that the rubber seal within the hose can adhere completely to the tap and then tighten it by screwing it to the...
  • Page 15 Connecting Hose to Appliance Push the adapter onto the end of the tap so that the rubber seal forms a watertight connection. Attach the hot water line to the hot water supply on the Tighten the four fixing screws and the adapter ring back of the washer.
  • Page 16: Installing The Drain Hose

    Installing the Drain Hose • The drain hose should not be placed higher than 100 cm above the floor. Water in the appliance may not drain or may drain slowly. • Securing the drain hose correctly will protect the floor from damage due to water leakage.
  • Page 17: Operation

    OPERATION Using the Washing Machine Choose the desired washing cycle. • Press the programme button repeatedly or turn Before the first wash, select a washing programme, the cycle selector knob until the desired cycle is allow the washing machine to wash without clothing. selected.
  • Page 18: Sorting Laundry

    Sorting Laundry Caring before loading. • Combine large and small items in a load. Load Look for a care label on your clothes. large items first. • This will tell you about the fabric content of your • Large items should not be more than half the garment and how it should be washed.
  • Page 19: Adding Cleaning Products

    Adding Cleaning Products NOTE • Do not let the detergent harden. Doing so may lead to Detergent Dosage blockages, poor rinse performance or bad odours. • Full load : According to manufacturer’s • Detergent should be used according to the instruction recommendation.
  • Page 20 • Do not leave the fabric softener in the detergent for CAUTION more than 2 days (Fabric softener may harden). • To avoid injury, do not place fingers under the lid or • Softener will automatically be added during the last between the lid and the top plate when pressing or rinse cycle.
  • Page 21: Control Panel

    Control Panel Power Button Programme Button • Press the Power button to turn the washing • Programmes are available according to laundry machine on. type. • Lamp will light up to indicate the selected Start/Pause Button programme. • This Start/Pause button is used to start the wash cycle or pause the wash cycle.
  • Page 22: Programme Table

    Programme Table Washing Programme Maximum Proper Programme Description Fabric Type Load Temp. Weight Coloured fast garments (shirts, 40 °C Provides better performance by nightdresses, pajamas, etc) Rated Cotton (Cold to combining various drum motions. and normally soiled cotton load Capacity 60 °C) (underwear).
  • Page 23 Maximum Proper Programme Description Fabric Type Load Temp. Weight Speed A small amount of laundry which can Less than Speed Wash and Dry 40 °C Wash+Dry be dried in an hour. 1.0 kg Single Shirt Dries a small load in 19 minutes. Small load, shirts 1 item Use for laundry that need rinsing only...
  • Page 24 Drying Programme Programme Description Fabric Type Select this cycle to reduce the cycle time during the Turbo Dry drying cycle. Cotton or linen fabrics such as cotton towels, t-shirts, and linen garments. Select this cycle to reduce water and energy usage Air Dry during the drying cycle.
  • Page 25 Extra Options Time Turbo Programme Steam Add Item Turbo Dry Air Dry Time Dry Delay Clean™ ● ● ● ●** ● ● ● Cotton ● ●* ● ● ● ● ● Allergy Care ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Hygiene ●...
  • Page 26: Option Programme

    Option Programme Add Item Use this function to add loads or remove the foreign Time Delay material. You can set a time delay so that the washing machine Press the Add Item button. will start automatically and finish after a specified time interval.
  • Page 27 Steam Light Steam Wash features enhance washing performance This cycle is suitable for lightly soiled clothing. with low energy consumption. NOTE Refresh cycle reduces creases in clothes. • Selectable options will differ depending on selected Press the Power button. course. Select steam course.
  • Page 28: Child Lock

    Press and hold Remote Start button for 3 seconds • A beep will sound and the remaining time for the to enable Remote Start function. current programme will reappear on the display. Start a cycle from the LG Smart ThinQ application on your smart phone. Refresh Cycle NOTE Press the Power button.
  • Page 29 Wi-Fi connection, refer to 'Using the Wi-Fi Function'. • You can download a desired cycle through the 'LG Smart ThinQ' app. For more information on each cycle, refer to the 'LG Smart ThinQ' app.
  • Page 30: Dry

    Permanent Press and Synthetics • Do not overload your washing machine Use the Automatic cycles to dry most loads. Electronic sensors measure the temperature of the exhaust to • Take out permanent press articles as soon as the increase or decrease drying temperatures for faster washing machine stops to reduce wrinkles.
  • Page 31: Smart Functions

    • To verify the Wi-Fi connection, check the Wi-Fi icon ) on the control panel is lit. Energy Monitoring • LG Smart ThinQ is not responsible for any network Check the energy consumption of the recently used connection problems or any faults, malfunctions, or cycles and monthly average.
  • Page 32: Open Source Software Notice Information

    LG Smart ThinQ application or via the phone to the LG Smart ThinQ call centre. In addition to the source code, all referred license terms, warranty disclaimers and copyright notices are available Smart Diagnosis™...
  • Page 33 • For best results, do not move the phone while the tones are being transmitted. • If the call centre agent is not able to get an accurate recording of the data, you may be asked to try again. LG Electronics service centre...
  • Page 34: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning the Interior WARNING • Unplug the washing machine before cleaning to avoid • Use a towel or soft cloth to wipe around the washing the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning machine door opening and door glass. may result in serious injury, fire, electric shock, or •...
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Drain Pump Filter

    Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter After cleaning, refit the pump filter cap by turning it to the right and insert the drain plug back onto the • The drain filter collects threads and small objects left drain tube. in the laundry. Check regularly that the filter is clean to ensure smooth running of your washing machine.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Dispenser

    Cleaning the Dispenser Tub Clean Leaving detergent in the detergent dispenser for an Tub Clean is a special cycle to clean the inside of the extended period of time or using the washing machine washing machine. for a long period of time may cause the build-up of A higher water level is used in this cycle at higher spin scales in the detergent dispenser.
  • Page 37: Caution On Freezing During Winter

    Caution on Freezing During • After closing the tap, disconnect the cold supply hose from the tap, and remove water while keeping the Winter hose facing downwards. • When frozen, the product does not operate normally. Install the product where it will not freeze during winter.
  • Page 38 How to Handle Freezing • When water is removed completely from the drum, close the drain tube plug used for removal of residual • Make sure to empty the drum, pour warm water of water, choose a washing programme, and press the 50–60 °C up to the rubber part inside the drum, close Start/Pause button.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING The appliance is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose problems at an early stage. If the appliance does not function properly or does not function at all, check the following before you call for service: Diagnosing Problems Symptoms Reason...
  • Page 40 Symptoms Reason Solution Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be • Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet. loose. • Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do Washing machine does House fuse blown, circuit breaker not increase fuse capacity.
  • Page 41: Error Messages

    Error Messages Symptoms Reason Solution Water supply pressure is not • Check another tap in the house. adequate in area. Water supply taps are not • Fully open tap. completely open. Water supply hose(s) are kinked. • Straighten hose(s). The filter of the supply hose(s) •...
  • Page 42 Symptoms Reason Solution • Close the door completely. Door is not closed properly. If ‘ ’ is not released, call for service. • Unplug the power plug and call for Thermistor control error. service. • Close the water tap. Water overfills due to a malfunction or excessively high •...
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