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LG Washing Machine in India – Review 2018

By on January 2, 2018

LG is one of the biggest and trustworthy brand in the washing machine market. LG is also one of the most prolific brand in terms of washing machine offering, giving wide range of automatic machines to choose from, ranging from semi-automatic to fully automatic, from top-loader to front-loader from fixed speed motor to variable frequency drive motor. LG is one of the pioneers of innovations in the washing machine segment, which keeps on bringing the regular technological upgrades through innovations to improve lifestyle of its consumers.

Key Washing Machine Technologies

TwinWash Technology to Double up your Washing Load

LG has come up with TwinWash technology which provides two separate drums for washing. There is one main wash drum which is then complimented by a mini version of it placed below the main drum. Models like FH0C8CDSK73 has the main drum with mammoth capacity of 20 Kgs which is generally used to clean the big and large heavily soiled clothes. Whereas the mini section below it, is designed for the delicate cloth wash like inner garments, scarf, handkerchiefs etc. Thus, the TwinWash technology helps in providing incredible washing performance & efficiency by segregating the washing space.

All Round Cleaning with 6 Motion DD Technology

6 Motion DD technology is another new and powerful technology adopted by LG in a bid to provide optimized motion combinations for each fabric type. Against the background that most washing machines are only able to carry out just one wash motion, LG’s premium range models possess 6-Motion technology which has a capacity to replicate 6 different wash motions:

  1. Tumble
  2. Stepping
  3. Scrubbing
  4. Swing
  5. Rolling
  6. Filtration

Being fabric-sensitive it helps in selecting appropriate motion for better washing performance with minimal fabric damage by selecting stepping or scrubbing for stains and swing or rolling for delicate clothes.

TurboWash 2.0 with Steam Cleaning to Abolish Allergens

TurboWash 2.0 is an upgrade over TurboWash technology which LG has developed earlier which helped to reduce the laundry time. TurboWash 2.0 uses twin JetSpray mechanism to sprinkle water over the clothes to wash off dirt and excess of detergent. It has high-pressured atomizing rinse spray which speeds up the rinsing during spin cycle. This technology helps centrifugal motion in dissolving the detergent better with enhanced movement to impart a clean hands-free wash.

High-end LG models also has Steam Allergiene Cycle to get rid of common household allergens like dust, mites, dander etc. It also holds the honor of being the first washer certified as asthma-free & allergy-free by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It has 3 stages of Allergen removal:

  1. Allergen Sanitization: In this first stage atomized steam is penetrated through the fibers for sanitization.
  2. Allergen Dissolution: In this second stage washer decides and utilizes optimal temperature to dissolve loosened allergens from the garments.
  3. Allergen Removal: Finally, in this stage all the allergens are being filtered and discarded during rinse and spin cycle.

Inverter + Direct Drive for Immaculate Wash with Minimal Noise

LG again marches as vanguard for innovative technology by using the combined might of Inverter and Direct Drive technology. Inverter technology makes the machine run at an optimum speed based on the load (amount of clothes) on the machine. A ordinary washing machine generally have a motor designed for a fixed load operating efficiently only when run at an ideal fixed load. On the contrary, inverter technology allows the motor to operate at a speed in accordance with the load in the washing machine.

In premium LG washing machines equipped with this dual technology, the motor is directly attached to the drum without the use of mechanical moving parts like pulley and belt. This results in truncated series of mechanical parts dissipating lesser energy, thus cutting down the electricity consumption. Although this combination makes motor bit bulkier, but their efficiency is substantially improved. Also, they also produce less noise and have better life. So, you can be rest assured that this powerful dual combination would surely save some handsome bucks by trimming down your electricity bill.

Smart Diagnosis with NFC Tags

Even for troubleshooting premium LG washing machines are equipped with most of the latest technologies. Smart Diagnosis technology using NFC tags is the testimony of that. Basic concept of this technology is when user presses the button on the washer, smartphone having Smart Diagnosis app installed would listed to the tone transmission, and warns if there is some issue with the washing machine. It will also try to detect the actual issue by analyzing and recording those special tones. Once detection is complete it will instantly provide trouble-shooting steps to get the problem fixed, minimizing the need to call customer service representative. This way Smart Diagnosis quickly notifies/troubleshoots almost any minor/major issue before it becomes a much bigger problem.

Durable Design with Aesthetic Appeal

Premium top-loaders like T1232HFDS5 are stylishly built with premium looking design. It has a soft closing door at the top to safely close the lid without the generation irksome noise while operation. The door is built of scratchproof wide diamond glass for steadfast protection from accidental fall/ramming of heavy object. Thus, this eccentric design not only gives it exquisitely premium looks but also comprehensive durability.

LG – Life’s Good (and Bad!)

LG is the premium brand which locks horns with other bigwigs of this segment like IFB, Bosch, Samsung, and Whirlpool. Talking about the plus side, LG is one most successful brand in washing machine segment. So, if the quality and reliability is your main criteria for washing machine purchase, consider LG as your safest bet. With that said, Samsung and Whirlpool too are reliable brands offering top notch quality, but then you’ll need to carefully examine the specifications to suit your requirements. LG has been an innovative brand, and with 6D motion technology thanks to its DD inverter motor combination, washing performance is pretty impressive.

Area where LG could be better is bringing some good budget and low-range models to suit the needs of customers with thrifty budget. LG washing machines are little inordinately priced for certain premium models. Another area of improvement would be its Smart app segment bundled with this washing machine. App isn’t very intuitive and couple of its features works only with WiFi-enabled washers. Due to cluttered nature of the app, it takes a while to locate Smart Diagnosis to enable acoustic-based diagnosis and troubleshooting.

Conclusion

LG has been one of the manufacturers which has been sapient in understanding the needs of Indian consumers. It keeps offering the features which they desire for, like dual load for segregating heavy and light load, allergen removal for protection from dust-borne diseases and a durable design to cope up with accidental damage. If it further optimizes the price and improves the diagnosis app it would turn into an undisputed king in the kingdom of washing machines.

Some handpicked LG Washing Machine models:

Best LG Front Load Washing Machine - FH0B8NDL22

This 6 kg washing machine from LG is their most popular Front Load model. It is an inverter tech direct drive machine which has very less moving parts, thereby less prone to a lot of wear and tear and also makes it very quite. The inverter tech motor also makes it a very energy efficient washing machine. The 6 motion wash provides a lot of optimized programs for different kinds of cloths. With Smart Diagnosis enabled, troubleshooting issues is also quite easy with this machine.

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Best LG Top Load Washing Machine - T72CMG22P

This 6.2 kg washing machine is the most popular Top Load model from LG. The best thing about this machine is that it has pulsator, which provides good cleaning with less tangling of cloths. Lesser tangling means less wear and tear of cloths and a better life. Along with pulsator this machine has a Turbo Drum that provides dual direction drum rotation, which also results in lesser tangling. The tub in this washing machine is a Stainless Steel tub which is much more durable as compared to a plastic tub. The SMART filter provided in this washing machine provides good anti bacterial filter. On the whole it is a great value for money machine.

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Best LG Semi Automatic Washing Machine - P7556R3FA

This 6.5 Kg Semi Automatic Washing machine from LG is their most popular Semi Automatic Washing Machine. This machine comes with a Roller Jet Pulsator which is an ideal solution if you are looking for a machine that provides less tangling. The machine also has a lint collector that prevents blockage of pipes and thus provides better efficiency. The machine is equipped with Wind Jet Dry for providing good drying capabilities.  This machine also has a Rat Away Technology to protect it from rodent attacks.

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