LG WM2650HRA An Unbiased Review on this LG Washer

Published in Washing Machines on 2nd March 2013

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The LG WM2650HRA front loader is one of the many front loaders by LG that is Energy Star certified and guarantees savings in both water and power.

With its ColdWash™ technology, this LG front loader guarantees you the same cleaning performance that you get with warm water by using cold water. This function alone will ensure that you uses less energy per wash cycle.

Therefore in line with Green Energy Helps’ aim, I have provided an unbiased review of this washer. 

Benefits of having the LG WM2650HRA

3.6 cu.ft. D.O.E Extra-Large Capacity

At this capacity, large amount of laundry can be washed at one time reducing the numbers of wash cycles and increased efficiency. Like the other LG front loader models available on the market, it comes with the NeveRust™ stainless steel drum installed; so there eliminating the problem of rusting.

The durable stainless steel drum is also tilted for improved access to your washed laundry.

Stylish and Easy-To-Use Features

The LG WM2650HRA possesses well-designed features, with the Dial-A-Cycle™ function, which simplifies the selection of the appropriate wash cycles. Upon selection, the dual LED displays for the control panel will allow a clear display of your selected wash cycles.

The LG WM2650HRA possesses a sleek and modernistic design that makes this front load washer a pretty sight in your laundry room.

Efficient Cold Wash Cycle

The ColdWash™ Option in the LG WM2650HRA allows the usage of cold water for your wash cycles with no compromise in the level of cleaning performance. The ability to using cold water, instead of heated water in your wash cycle will also help you to save on your utilities.

No More Noisy Wash Cycles

The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system that comes with the WM2650HRA will minimise washer noise and vibration during wash cycles to give an overall smooth, quiet performance that allows for it to be installed in any level or rooms of your house.

Steam™ Technology

The LG WM2650HRA comes with the LG Steam™ technology that allows steam cleaning of your laundry to virtually eliminate dirt, odour and wrinkles.

Steam Away Household Allergens

The Allergiene™ cycle in the LG WM2650HRA introduces heated steam into the wash cycle that can remove over 95% of common household allergens, like dust mites and pet dander, from even the most delicate fabrics.

This wash function has also been certified by the non-profit Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to be asthma and allergy friendly to people.

Long Lasting Capability

The Direct Drive Motor that powers the LG WM2650HRA uses lesser moving parts that ensure a more efficient and lasting mode of operation. The confidence shown by LG on its motor is also displayed the 10-year limited warranty for its motor.

Right Mix of Cycles and Modes

The LG 6Motion™ technology allows you to combine 6 different wash motions with up to 11 wash cycles to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience. 

SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ function

In the event of washer failure, the SMARTDIAGNOSIS™ function on the LG WM2650HRA allows the transmission of data relevant to the problem by phone to the Customer Information Centre.

The call centre agent will proceed to record the data transmitted from your machine and uses it to analyse the issue giving you an effective diagnosis at the fastest time.

ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2012

The LG WM2650HRA was awarded the ENERGY STAR most efficient designation in 2012. This means that this product has met the rigorous energy efficiency performance levels in preventing greenhouse gas emissions as set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Additional Features

The TUB CLEAN function allows one to clean out your drum with minimum hassle keeping it clean, fresh and free of mildew. A related feature will be the magnetic door plunger that will allow you to leave the washer door slightly ajar after a wash cycle to allow the drying out of the interior preventing any lingering smell and mildew formation.

Other useful features include the CHILD LOCK function that will prevent the kids in your household from meddling with the wash cycle and opening the washer door, and the four-compartment dispenser which allow the automatic addition of laundry products like detergent and softener during the appropriate duration of the wash cycle to ensure a cleaner and more efficient wash cycle.

 Performance
Dimensions Height = 22.9 in.
Width = 14 in.
Depth = 9.6 in.
Weight = 51 pounds
Hot Water Capacity 0.26 to 7.5 GPM
Minimum Activation Rate0.4 GPM
Minimum/Maximum Gas Rate (Input BTU/h)9,900 – 180,000 (Natural Gas)
10,300 - 180,000 (Propane)
Minimum/ Maximum Water Pressure 20 – 150 PSI (Recommended water pressure 30-80 PSI)
IgnitionDirect Electronic
Temperature Settings98°F - 120°F (factory default)
98° F - 160° F with MCC-91-2US
Type of ControllerMC-91-2US (included)
MCC-91-2US (optional for Commercial or Hydronic Applications)
MC-100V-1US Deluxe Controller (optional)
BC-100V-1US Bathroom Controller (optional)
ElectricalAC 120 Volts, 60 Hz
Electrical Consumption Normal: 76 Watts
Standby: 2 Watts
Anti-Frost Protection: 184 Watts
Service Connections Gas Supply: 3/4 Inch MNPT
Cold Water Inlet: 3/4 Inch MNPT
Hot Water Outlet: 3/4 Inch MNPT
Venting Direct Venting
Approved Gas TypesNatural Gas or Propane
Energy Star Certified Yes
Energy Factor 0.82 for Natural gas or Propane

How does the LG WM2650HRA rank on popular websites?

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LG

382 customers at LG gave the LG WM2650HRA an average rating of 4.8/5.0. Out of 382 customers, 370 customers gave it 5.0/5.0.

Home Depot

117 customers at Home Depot gave the LG WM2650HRA an average rating of 4.7/5.0. Out of 117 customers, 100 customers gave it 5.0/5.0.

AJ Madison

46 customers at AJ Madison gave the LG WM2650HRA an average rating of 5.0/5.0. Out of 46 customers, 46 customers gave it 5.0/5.0.

Buzzillions 112 reviewers at Buzzillions gave the LG WM2650HRA an average rating of 4.7/5.0. Out of 112 reviewers, 92 gave it 5.0/5.0.

Amazon 21 customers at Amazon gave the LG WM2650HRA an average rating of 3,2/5.0. Out of 21 customers, 9 gave it 5.0/5.0.

Customer Reviews for the LG WM2650HRA

I have read through recent customer reviews and have summarised them into pros and cons.

The Pros 🙂

Functionality; this LG front load washer had been mentioned by customers to be able to give clean laundry due to its efficient spin cycle. The dryness of the laundry after the wash cycles, with no requirement for additional or shorter drying cycle as mentioned by customers is also a good evidence,

Quiet and easy mode of operation; it’s quiet mode of operation was also mentioned to be a pro, 

Variety of washing/drying modes; this variety of modes was able to meet the customers’ request for their type of laundry to be washed. There is also an end of cycle chime were some positive comments mentioned.

Water and energy saving abilities; this washer functionality as a green product is also a mentioned pro,

Clarity of instructions, the included instruction booklet and card were also mentioned by customers to be useful in providing instructions in the initial procedures for setting your wash cycles.

The Cons 🙁

Non-reversible washer door; this has been mentioned by customers to be a con as a it restricts the installation area where this washer can be installed,

Hammering of water pipes; this has been heard by customers during spin cycles. This water hammer effect can be reduced by the installation of water arrestors as mentioned by customers.

Warranty

Purchasing the LG WM2650HRA front load washer entitles you a 1 year warranty for parts and labor, 10 years warranty on their Direct Drive Motor and a Lifetime warranty on their drum.

Best Deals for LG WM2650HRA

As I was doing my research on the LG WM2650HRA, I found out that shopping online is the way to go with many sites offering this washer at competitive prices. However among the sites, I discovered that that Amazon actually offers the lowest price for this washer.

So it will actually be logical to get it from Amazon, who is also the world’s largest online retailer offering the best prices. To date, this product has been discontinued pending further notice from LG.

However Amazon still carry this product but it comes together with a dryer, so if you are interested here is the link: Best Deals for LG WM2650HRA.

 (Published on 2nd March 2013)

(Last Updated 20th February 2015)