LG SteamWasher WM2688HNMA - 4.2 cu. Ft.
This new kind of washer offers so many wonderful features, that it’s difficult to arrange them in the proper order for my own consideration. I’ve noted that the machine is a front-loading washer with an added steam-cleaning feature that has bowled over the majority of buyers.
Basically, it has a 4 cu/ ft capacity, with 9 different wash presets, ranging from soaking, wool, hand wash, delicates, and permanent press, not to mention a quick wash setting. The spin cycle goes from 400 - 1320 rpm, and amazingly enough it has 5 speeds! There are also 5 levels of temperature settings, so you’ll never ruin your clothes with only two or three temperature settings.
This machine boasts not only dial controls, but also digital display, and has that wonderful delayed start timer so that you can run the machine in the cooler temperatures such as nighttime and such. The drum is stainless steel and not the cheaper porcelain ones found on the lower end machines. It has a “RollerJets” as well as a forced water circulation system.
This means that water just won’t easily gush out of a hose “at” the clothes, but water will definitely come “through” the clothing fibers therefore giving you a cleaner wash and rinse! Besides all of these wonderful factors, it has a completely built-in steam system that will allow you to sanitize your clothes.
|• Great steam feature |
• Upto 19 hour wash delay timer
• Auto adjusting water levels
• Looks great
• Economical (water and electricity)
• Super clean clothes
• A ton of cycles
|• Have to be careful with door which could produce mould|
• Price (but you do get what you pay for ! )
adjusts water level
In reading what others thought about the washer, some were inordinately impressed with the fact that the washer itself could automatically adjust its water levels depending on the size of the load. The extra long time selection given for wash delay was startling, as it can be preset for up to 19 hours ahead of time!
Nice steam capacity
Mothers were of course impressed with the steam capacity for sanitizing the baby’s clothes, but they also pointed out the fact that the manufacturer/designer was thoughtful enough to add a child lock on the machine. A husband reacted to the fact that there are no pulleys or belts inside and that it is a brushless motor. Someone brought up the control panel’s trilingual ability with the choices of English, French, and Spanish translations!
Some of the cons mentioned in regards to this product are that the door must be kept open after use since it is so well sealed that it will produce mold if closed. Someone brought up that the door is not interchangeable for left or right opening.
Another problem was cited with the “Steam Fresh” cycle that should be used to remove wrinkles from clean clothes prior to wearing; they said that the clothes came out too damp for wearing. Most mentioned that the unit is pricey.
All in all my final thoughts are that this is a fantastic machine that anyone would be proud to own.
It comes in designer colors not just white, and the features are all useful and not placed for simply for show--they are actually features that most users have desired.
The solid construction of the machine should keep this washer going through endless cycles of clothes cleaning. More LG Washer ReviewsLG Washing Machines Main Page