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LG Washer Cleaning – How it Works and How to Get the Best Results from Your LG Tub Clean Function

LG Washer Cleaning

It’s an era of technology – new improvised technology replacing older ones to make life easier and better. Washing machines are one of the technologies that have revolutionized the most dreaded household chore into a load-and-done task. New washing machines come with so many advanced features to accommodate every laundry function like the LG tub clean feature that self-cleans the washing machine.

Older LG washing machines may not have this feature but all new ones have an LG washer cleaning function to deep clean the washing machine and maintain its performance.

Today, we are going to talk about just that.

How does the LG Washer Cleaning Function Work

The LG washing machine tub clean function is the longest cycle and it works with the hottest water temperature. It fills the washing machine with hot water, lets the detergent water circulate throughout the tub, flushes the water out, and then rinses it with clean hot water.

Tub clean LG washer on the front load washing machine

On the washing machine look for the “Tub Clean” button. It is usually right with the programs or sometimes with the rinse button. Or look carefully at the touch screen button for an asterisk * and tub clean written in small writing. Press and hold it for about 5 seconds or until the LG tub clean feature appears on the screen. Press start and let the machine do its work.

Tub clean LG washer on the top load washing machine

Top load washing machines have a “Tub Clean” option in the programs menu. Push the tub clean button and the washing machine will clean the tub. In case the tub clean does not have a button of its own, look for the asterisk * that says tub clean in small writing. Press and hold it for about 5 seconds or until the LG tub clean feature appears on the screen. Press start and let the machine do its work.

Top 3 Reasons to Use LG Washing Tub Clean Function

There is a belief that washing machines don’t require additional cleaning because they are already using detergent and water on a daily basis. Contrary to this belief, washing machines need additional cleaning, which is where the LG washing tub clean function makes it easy.

Here are a few reasons why it is essential for tub cleaners.

Removes all foul odors and funky smells

Over the course of time and many laundry cycles later, washing machines tend to emit a weird, funky smell, and these smells transfer to your clothes when they are left in the machine after washing. The reason washing machines emit foul odor or funky smells is due to detergent buildup and dirt residue left in the pipes, drains, filters, and in unreachable places.

LG tub clean function removes all foul odors and funky smells from your washing machine and from your clothes.

Restores overall performance

The buildup, residue, and solidified dirt don’t just emit a foul odor, but they also interrupt the proper functioning of the washing machine. It adds additional load on the motor which results in delayed cycles, residue on clothes, and damp clothes even after spin.

LG washer cleaning ensures your machine performs as good as a new one.

Results in better laundry experience

Every washing machine performs well when it is new but gradually the performance goes down. It might seem that the machine is deteriorating but it usually is due to dirty tubs, lint, and detergent residue in the tubs that degrades the quality of laundry.

Using the tub clean LG washer function deep cleans the machine tub and results in better laundry.

Woman cleaning the tub of a front load washing machine with white cloth

How to Make-Shift an LG Washer Cleaning Function

If the washing machine does not have an inbuilt LG tub clean function, make-shift the function by running a wash cycle on an empty washing machine. Here is how to do it,

  • Place one True Fresh Washing Machine Cleaner tablet in the washing machine.
  • Use the hot water setting.
  • Start the machine on a normal wash cycle.
  • Unselect the spinning and drying cycle.
  • Wipe off the tub with a clean cloth when the machine drains the water.

It sounds like a lot of work to do, especially when the laundry itself is a despised chore of the house. But this additional care results in better laundry in every wash and also increases the lifespan of the washing machine. Read The 7 Dos and Don’ts of Using the Washing Machine to make sure that the washing machine performs without damage, all life long.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Q: How to use the LG washer cleaning option?

A: Click on the LG tub clean button and the machine will start the tub cleaning cycle. If you don’t see a separate button, look for a button with an asterisk * that says tub clean. Click on it and press start when you see the TCL function appear.

Q: What can I do if I don’t have the LG washing machine tub clean option?

A: You can make-shift the function by running a wash cycle on an empty washing machine and using True Fresh Washing Machine Cleaner.

Q: What does the LG tub clean function do?

A: It runs a wash cycle on an empty washing machine and removes dirt, dust, lint, and buildups on the washing machine tub.

Q: Should you use any detergent while tub cleaning LG washer?

A: Yes, you can but for a better cleaning experience, use a washing machine cleaner that gives 5x times the result of cleaning.