Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LG WM2501HWA Front Load Washer Review

Price Range: $1000-1100
The LG WM2501HWA front load steam washer is the middle sized from load steam washer of the LG line of front load washers. Not quite as large and feature laden, and also not quite as expensive as the top of the line LG WM3001HWA it is still much more costly than the entry level, and ultra popular, LG WM2010CW front load washer. With this added price though, consumers are getting a host more features than the cheaper models.
- Menu based controls with an LCD screen and Dial-A-Cycle allows easy customization of settings for each specific load of laundry
- 4.2 cu. ft. capacity for ultra large loads with a slight tilt to the tub to make unloading easier
- 9 wash programs utilizing roller jets to choose from including sanitary, hand wash/wool, and speed wash
- SteamWash settings can add steam to sanitary, bulky, normal/cotton, and permanent press cycles
- Allergine cycles, exclusive to LG, remove up to 95% of normal household allergens from clothes without the use of harsh chemicals
- SteamFresh cycles help by reducing odors, freshening clothes, and limiting wrinkles
- Automatic temperature control self-adjusts to the needs of the particular load
- TrueSteam technology adds gently but powerful steam for advanced cleaning performance
- 5 different soil levels to remove even the toughest stains
- 5 different temperature options: Extra hot/cold, hot/cold, warm/warm, warm/cold, and cold/cold
- 12 wash options to tailor the cycles to the contents of the washer
- up to 19-hour delay-wash allows users to set the washer to start automatically at a time most convenient
- 4-tray dispenser, at the proper time automatically adds prewash, main wash, bleach and softener
- durable stainless-steel drum
- End-of-cycle signal
- LoDecibel and TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System work together to reduce vibrations and to keep machine quiet
- Stacking system allows dryer to sit on top of washer

Consumers owning the LG WM2501HWA have overall been pleased with their purchase, giving it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. Many of the reviewers mention that cleaning ability of this front load washer, with many reviewers noting that the steam cleaning cycles are capable of getting clothes very clean. Many also comment that the SteamFresh cycle works as advertised. Ease of use was also mentioned by many owners as a positive aspect of the LG WM2501HWA. With its 4.2 cubic foot capacity, the ability of this washer to handle large loads with ease is also touted as a strong point. Many reviewers commented on the affordability of the LG WM2501HWA relative to other steam cleaning front load washers.
Many reviewers made note of the LG WM2501HWA long cycle times when using the special steam settings. It should be taken into consideration that the steam cycles are in addition to the normal cycles, not in lieu of. It is recommended that users wipe off the the front door seal between uses, which some find annoying, but this is a well known issue with front load washers. There were a few complaints noted, but nothing that would represent a trend, and certainly nothing that should cause a consumer to stay away from purchasing a LG WM2501HWA.
For those looking to purchase a new front load washing machine with the steam cleaning capabilities the LG WM2501HWA should certainly be considered. With the overall reputation of the LG name consumers should have nothing to fear concerning the quality and durability of this front load washer with steam cleaning technology. Also being significantly less costly than other front load washers with steam cleaning on the market today, the LG WM2501HWA boasts a full list of features. However, if cost is really an object, and the steam cleaning cycles aren't a necessity, it is worth looking into the LG WM2101HW. With its cleaning ability and also SteamFresh to help eliminate wrinkles this front load washer would make a strong addition to any laundry room.

1 comment:

  1. We recently had experienced the nightmare of having the WM2501HWA front load washer. Although the quality of washing was great, the uncontrol bouncing, shaking and the damage caused by this of this washer to our basement ceiling (underneath the wash room) and kitchen cabinet (which as located on the opposite wall) when it entered the rinse and spin cycle eventually was the reason we had to return it. This machine shook and bounced so bad that the grates on the stove would vibrate and move pots on top around. Dry wall particals feel in our theater room in the basement and the kitchen cabinet started detaching from the wall.

    We installed (at LG recommendation) sub floor and stablizing mounts in order to stablize this washer and to have LG blame its poor performance on the delivery was the last straw. The LG technician, evenutally broke down and admitied that this machine was designed to be installed in the basement on a concreate floor of a home. LG refused to replace the unit or fix the damamges. I eventually got HHGreg to return the product for normal Whirlpool wash and dryer.

    My LG experience has lead such a bitter taste in my mount, that we will never purchase another LG appliance, even if it mean spending more for a different manufacture!