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.
$679.99 - $1,223.98
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 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.
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.
I absolutely loved this washer when I bought it almost 2 years ago. The variety of cycles was amazing, and the steam feature and allergen cycles were must-haves since we have pets and my youngest has allergies and eczema. Yes, the cycles are long. Yes, you have to leave the door open after washing to prevent mildew, but so what? I had one of the first Maytag Neptune front loaders for 15 yrs so these were not new issues for me. However, about 9 months ago, my LG shut off in the middle of its wash cycle, and displayed the error message for power failure...I didn't think too much of it at the time. I just restarted it and went about my day. About three months ago, the problem became intolerable. My washer can no longer complete a wash cycle without turning itself off multiple times. It used to get through the rapid wash cycle, but won't even complete that anymore. If I'm lucky, I can push start, and it will pick up where it left off, but most of the time I can't even get it to turn back on without unplugging it and waiting anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple days. I have talked to Sears. Their repair man couldn't figure out what was wrong. I have talked to LG. They have offered solutions ranging from $400-$1200. I might as well buy a new washer... Not LG!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Grandmother to 17
from Floresville, TX.
Flooded while OFF!
Floods When Machine Is Of
AWFUL~~~FLOODS!. It frequently shows ie meaning low water supply for no reason and has to be restarted. It has ended a cycle and I opened the door only to find the tub was filled to the top and flooded the floor. The WORST was it finished a cycle, I removed the clothes, left the door open, went to bed, came back to a flooded washroom. The tub had been slowly filling all night and when water reached the level of the door edge it became a waterfall into the washroom. This is the washer they replaced because the last one overfilled when it was brand new.