What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This LG Front-loader washing machine has • Auto temp. control • Auto detergent dispenser • Auto fabric softener dispenser • End of cycle signal • Rotary dial • Push button • Stainless-steel tub • Stackable • Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent. • Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The LG WM2250C[W] is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine
models like the WM2250C[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand
South Korean company LG was the first to market with steam washers; the company claims its machines provide real steam (created by a steam generator). The latest wrinkle from LG is what it calls the Allergiene cycle. That cycle, says LG, reduces and removes 95 percent of dust mites and pet dander from a load. LG washers range in price from $900 to $1,600.
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
Since we purchased, the LG 2250 has proven to be reliable, and does an excellent job cleaning laundry.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Augusta, Maine
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
I do not recommend purchasing LG
Uses little water
Valves Shake Pipes In Hou
I should have listened to others whom said the water valves shut off too fast and shake the pipes in the house! It is really bad even after installing a shock absorber. Unit failed after only 1 year and 5 months. Replacing with a regular Kenmore top loader
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By The Shammys
from Fair Oaks, CA
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Very pleased so far
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
I have two active boys at age 5 and 9 so this washing machine has been put to good use. Very pleased with it's performance thus far. Fairly priced as well.