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Summary: This LG Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - LG WM8500HVA

The LG WM8500HVA is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the WM8500HVA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand

South Korean company LG was the first to market with steam washers; the company claims its machines provide real steam (created by a steam generator). The latest wrinkle from LG is what it calls the Allergiene cycle. That cycle, says LG, reduces and removes 95 percent of dust mites and pet dander from a load. LG washers range in price from $900 to $1,600.

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Features & Specs - LG WM8500HVA
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)
Buy it if it fits your laundry room
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Best Uses
We got this machine directly from LG at a bargain price when we convinced them to exchange it for the recalled top loader(plus some of our money) that was never fixed correctly. Do not buy an Energy Star top loader. They just don't make any sense any more compared to a front loader. They are tough on your clothes and even if they spin as fast, their smaller diameter tub means that the clothes do not wring out as well. Getting back to this front loader, it is gigantic and great for bedding and everything else. It is reasonably quiet except for the drain pump. When we first received it, the pump seemed so loud that I called for service but I was told the noise was normal. The machine spins very fast but not as fast as our previous Whirlpool front loader that almost got towels dry during the final spin. Notwithstanding, it is hard to beat this LG.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
My Dream Machine
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
The Tops In Machines
Long Cycle
Longer Cycle Than Our Old
Best Uses
Awesome At King Spread
Great For Large Rugs
Heavy/Bulky Items
We absolutely love this machine. It is great on our King size bedspread that I used to have to take to the cleaners. I also have washed some large rugs in it and a whole kitchen full of throws rugs. It washes clean and stains come out on the long cycle. If I had any cons to list it would be the longest cycle Is quite long. We have had a couple of issues with the start button sticking but my husband seems to be able to get it to work with time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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