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RE: Miele Cycles (Follow-Up #74)

posted by: izeve on 08.01.2011 at 03:58 pm in Laundry Room Forum

@livebetter, my LG seems to be calibrated to 30C (86-90F) for Warm setting. In order to get a 40C warm wash, I typically use a Hot setting without running off the cold water from the pipes. That gives me 95-100F fill that heats up to 105-110F. If I want true hot, I run off the cold water first in the sink and set the cycle time a bit longer to allow the heater to bring the water temp to 120-130F. Not a perfect solution but I really feel that some loads need a true warm wash and not just luke warm. In Europe, clothing labeled for warm wash calls for 40C wash temperature.


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RE: 105F warm wash in LG FL - possible? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: izeve on 07.06.2011 at 03:51 pm in Laundry Room Forum

I have a simple model WM2301, no steam and no fancy features. I do have a "Stain Cycle" option which adds time to the cycle and engages the heater but it also changes the temperature of the wash from Warm to Hot (so it will heat up to 120-130F).

As I'm writing this, I'm wondering what would happen if I tried a Cold wash with Stain Cycle - got to try that next ;-)


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RE: LG FL washer - what the heck is Baby Wear cycle? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: gates1 on 12.14.2010 at 11:41 am in Laundry Room Forum

I may have the anser for you Izeve. According to someone on this site, they wrote a while back, according to your model, that if you push ther wash/rinse button and maybe the soil button too it should give you the inside temperature of the water. Your spin sense program will detect any excess viberation and slow down the final speed speed, you can turn this off if you like. Your max spin speed is 1200 rpm btw.


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RE: What washing machines will actually give you a hot wash? (Follow-Up #60)

posted by: izeve on 05.08.2012 at 05:08 pm in Laundry Room Forum

asolo, this seems like a daunting task given the recent "improvements" in the laundry industry...

I think you will have a hard time finding a washer that gives you a true hot wash. I have a front loading LG that does a heated HOT wash on its Baby Wear cycle (stupid name for a cycle but it's the equivalent of Heavy Duty on other machines). That cycle has a heated wash and an extra rinse. You can select HOT or Extra HOT temperature for the wash and the run time is 1:40 to 1:52 minutes depending on temp selection. It also has a sanitary cycle which I use at least once a week for towels and sheets. When Hot temp is selected in other cycles the heater will turn on but it usually will not have sufficient time to heat the water to the true hot temperature (I consider that 120F minimum) because of a short cycle time. I typically use Perm Press cycle with Hot temp selected when I want a true Warm wash, and Baby Wear with Hot temp selected when I want a true Hot wash.

All in all, it's ridiculous that we have to go to such lengths to figure out how our washers really work (it took me some time of testing, experimenting with different cycles and selections, measuring the temperature, observing etc.) but all in all now that I figured it out, I have been very pleased with the performance I am getting from this washer considering the low cost (it was a now discontinued model WM2301 purchased in 2010 for $500).


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RE: LG 2150 w/internal heater a good thing? (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: izeve on 09.04.2011 at 05:19 am in Laundry Room Forum

@posskat, great news! I hope you really like your new washer. I second what livebetter says about learning to use your machine.

Take advantage of the heater - it really helps with washing performance and mold prevention. By taking advantage of the heater, I mean that you should regularly wash some loads on Hot or Sanitary. Embrace longer wash times (the heater needs time to work, and the washer also needs time to do its job). Don't just throw things in and set it to Normal. Use different cycles and options like Water Plus and Extra Rinse, Soil Level. The machine uses so little water that even with these options, it is still very frugal with water.

Good luck with your new washer!


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RE: LG 2150 w/internal heater a good thing? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: izeve on 08.19.2011 at 01:31 pm in Laundry Room Forum

posskat, I own LG WM2301 (also a now discontinued model) which appears to be very similar to 2150. It is a basic model with an internal water heater (no fancy features like steam, etc.). I have had this washer since early Dec of last year and have been very pleased with it. Despite what LG says, in my washer the heater kicks in for other cycles using hot as well. Based on my observation, the heater activates any time you set the cycle temp to hot or extra hot but depending on the length of cycle and the temperature of the fill water, it may or may not reach the designated temperature. The only cycle where the temperature is guaranteed is the sanitary cycle so I think that's why LG will not commit to saying that the heater works in other cycles. I don't think that the heater activates in warm cycles but I am still trying to confirm that.
Generally, the washer works very well as long as you allow it to do its job (i.e. if you use "Quick wash" or set the soil level to light, the wash portion of the cycle is super short and the washing performance suffers. I always use normal or heavier for the soil level and add an extra rinse. My laundry comes out very clean and fresh). It is stable and does not vibrate much when spinning as long as you don't overload it. Sometimes it has problems balancing when you wash really heavy items (it happened to me when I was washing a heavy flannel king size comforter cover and some towels - they got super heavy when wet and the washer refused to spin) but it only happened twice to me in almost 9 months of using the washer. Overall, I am very pleased with it and would recommend it. I also own the matching dryer, which performs very well too.


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