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LG WM2650H[W]A
 
Price range:
$805.50 - $999.00
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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.
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About - LG WM2650H[W]A

The LG WM2650H[W]A is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the WM2650H[W]A are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
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.)

Energy efficiency:
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.

Water efficiency:
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.

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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.

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Features & Specs - LG WM2650H[W]A
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - LG WM2650H[W]A
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3.0
What I wish I knew before I bought it
3/24/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
I am a senior, but not a frail women. I thought I had done my research and when I saw this in the store we purchased it. What I never tried out was to open and close the door. The result is that the door is so difficult to open at the end of a cycle that I have to pull with all my strength to open it. Sometimes I thought I would have to get my husband to do it for me. If I had known it would be like this, I would have purchased a different washer.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
vibrates like crazy
2/21/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Cons
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
The very first question I asked was...which washer is best for a second floor? This one was recommended. Well, it moves all over during spins...sometimes I even have to brace myself against the wall to try to hold it in place. Had the tech out and found out that it is NOT good for a second floor...$70 lesson because no repair was needed so LG will not cover the visit. Although apparently NO washers work on a second floor says the tech. So do not purchase for a second floor! Seems I will have to do my laundry one piece at a time to keep it in place. It works fine when it runs when empty.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Great for washing, bad for spin drying.
11/23/2013
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Long Cycle
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
This washer does a great job of washing clothes but is very time consuming. It spends a lot of time trying to rebalance the clothes. When it goes into rinse and spin it shakes and bounces all over the place. The service tech said it was working correctly and that it was my floor. After making my floor stronger and using rubber vibration dampers under the washer things did not change. LG said they wouldn't do anything else for me. After nine months we got rid of the LG and bought a Maytag top loader. Should have stuck with American made.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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