I had heard about how bad ATC was in today's washers, but I didn't really think much of it until I decided to pause my LG front loader in the middle of a cycle earlier tonight and stick my hand inside. My god... The thing was full of cold/lukewarm water even though I set it to warm! This probably won't come as a surprise to most on this forum, but it did to me. I'm not worried about hot washes because my machine has an internal heater that I do engage when needed. But to think that I've unknowingly been doing the rest of my loads in cold the 2 years of having this machine...
Anyhow my machine has 2 hot settings, HOT and VERY HOT. VERY HOT activates the internal heater and is only available with the Sanitary cycle. That is what I use whenever I want to do a hot load. However I've never tried using the plain HOT setting. I am assuming that will do a temperature similar to WARM on older washers. Am I correct in thinking this? If so I think I will use that setting for my normal loads in the future and instruct my wife to do the same. Does anyone else do this and is there a problem with doing so?
The user manual says nothing about what the different temp settings actually do. I figured maybe the service manual would but I could not find one online for my model.
This post was edited by hvtech42 on Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 22:28