LG Front Load Washer - WM2455HW
(Redlands, CA USA)
This front loading washing machine has one of the largest capacities on the market, a cavernous 4.2 cu ft. It has a powerful maximum spin speed of 1200rpm, and a range of programs including a high temperature Sanitary (158 degrees), Bulky/Large, Delicates, Hand Wash, Speed Wash and Drain + Spin.
It’s available in white or pearl gray, and there is a matching dryer unit which can be stacked on top if space is short. There is also an optional drawer pedestal which raises it by 13; and is a great place for storing essentials such as detergent.
As with other LG’s, this is a popular washing machine. It is expensive compared to many other models, but most owners believe that it gives great value for money. It’s Energy Star compliant, so it uses a lot less water and power than older machines. This means that it also costs less to run, and reduces the impact on the environment.
|Consumer Plus Points |
Consumer Minus Points
| • great cleaning results|
• LED display
• 9 programs – 5 temperature settings
• easy to load clothes
• “LoDecibelTM” reduces noise
• large loads
• nice internal water heater
|• price |
• longer cycles than top loaders
• low door
No machine of this size is going to be completely silent, but this is built with LG’s LoDecibelTM technology and it appears to work , owners are pleased with how quietly it runs. It also delivers in one other essential department; producing laundry which looks and smells fresh and clean. The large tub has an Easy Loading TilTubTM feature, making it easier to
get laundry in and out of the large drum.
Because it is an advanced washer there are lots of controls and a relatively thick user manual, which can be a little daunting at first. Users soon discover their way around it and that despite the apparent complexity it is easy to operate. There’s a child lock mechanism, stopping kids pressing buttons and changing the programs while it is running. The useful LED display shows settings, time remaining and any status messages.
There are a huge range of settings available: 9 programs, 5 wash/rinse temperatures and a number of other options. It has a 19 hour delay wash function, allowing you to load it up the night before and have it come on the following morning.
As with all appliances, even good ones, some owners have a poor experience. The wash cycles are generally longer than with a top loader and that takes a little getting used to. Some people complain that it develops a moldy smell after a while, and others have had breakdowns and feel they have received poor customer service. The low height of the door is a problem for some, which could be solved by using the pedestal.
If you are looking for a washer that looks good and can handle large quantities of laundry you should consider the LG WM2455 HG. It is more expensive than many other machines, but there are plenty of users who feel that it is worth it for the service that it offers to them. Many owners can?t find fault with it at all. More LG Washer ReviewsLG Washing Machines Main Page