Happy with my LG FL's Handwash cycle!

izeveApril 18, 2011

I've had my LG FL washing machine (WM2301) for about 3 months now and am generally very happy with the way it performs. But last weekend was the first time I used its Handwash/Wool cycle to wash all my sweaters before putting them away for the winter. I am very happy with the way this cycle works.

There is almost no tumbling, just gentle half tumbling motions and a lot of soaking time throughout the entire cycle, including the rinses. I was a bit weary about any machine's Handwash cycle after the experience with my prior FL - Duet Sport - it had a gentle handwash cycle but the gentle tumbling and soaking was only employed during the wash portion of the cycle, reverting to regular, rather violent, tumbling during the rinses which defeated the whole point of that cycle. LG's cycle is well thought out and performs nicely, with adequate water levels as long as you keep the load small (3-5 sweaters seemed to be the perfect load size). I also used Vaska to wash the sweaters (mostly 100% cashmere and 100% wool) and am very pleased with the results.

So kudos to LG for designing a proper Handwash/Wool cycle.

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izeve

Meant to say "before putting away for the summer". Also meant to say that I used Eucalan for one load and there was no sudsing (probably due to the very gentle tumbling action) so I'm pleased about that since Eucalan (which is an excellent wool and cashmere wash) is not designed for HE washers and typically is very sudsing. Other loads were with Vaska - very happy with Vaska on sweaters as well.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 1:06PM
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livebetter

My friend got a new LG FL a couple years ago (candy apple red). Her favourite thing is the handwash. She used to let her sweaters pile up because she loathed handwashing them. Now she puts them in and air dries them. She loves it.

I have a handwash and a woollens cycle on my new Miele but have not had a chance to try either. Not sure how they differ but look forward to seeing what they can do.

Glad it worked out well for you (including using the Vaska).

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 5:09PM
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monika78

Hello izeve
I read most of your post and I know you have LG 2301 for quite sometime now, is it still as good as new.
I am from Europe too, living in states trying to find washing machine with hot wash ...very difficult here... But I am going with LG for sure I found your model WM 2301HR at local scratch and dent appliances for 1300$ in red.for both washer and dryer. It is supposedly brand new, but discontinued model. How much did you pay for it when you bought it? Are you still happy with it? Which cycle do you use the most?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:09PM
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monika78

Hello izeve
I read most of your post and I know you have LG 2301 for quite sometime now, is it still as good as new.
I am from Europe too, living in states trying to find washing machine with hot wash ...very difficult here... But I am going with LG for sure I found your model WM 2301HR at local scratch and dent appliances for 1300$ in red.for both washer and dryer. It is supposedly brand new, but discontinued model. How much did you pay for it when you bought it? Are you still happy with it? Which cycle do you use the most?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:17PM
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monika78

Hello izeve
I read most of your post and I know you have LG 2301 for quite sometime now, is it still as good as new.
I am from Europe too, living in states trying to find washing machine with hot wash ...very difficult here... But I am going with LG for sure I found your model WM 2301HR at local scratch and dent appliances for 1300$ in red.for both washer and dryer. It is supposedly brand new, but discontinued model. How much did you pay for it when you bought it? Are you still happy with it? Which cycle do you use the most?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:19PM
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