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LG WM2650HWA 3.6 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Steam Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The LG WM2650HWA is an energy-efficient and relatively large-capacity, front-load washer that should handle the laundry needs of a typical household (although extra-large items like a king-size comforter might still mean a trip to the Laundromat). It has a spin speed of up to 1,200 rpm, which leave clothes fairly dry, reducing the time needed in the dryer. Other features include a delay wash option that postpones the start of a wash cycle for up to 19 hours; a magnet ventilation system that keeps the door ajar so the interior dries; a sanitize cycle; and steam settings for extra cleaning.

Models: WM2650HWA (White), WM2650HRA (Wild Cherry Red)

Prices

(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
White      Wild Cherry Red Source
$900$1,000MSRP
$810$900Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$900$1,000Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809$899Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$809$899Abt Electronics (Typical estimated delivery $170-$275)
$807$897AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)

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(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
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Additional Costs:

$190-$250Optional Pedestal
$29-$36Optional Stacking Kit
$20-$50+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$70-$550+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 38.67"
Width: 27"
Depth: 29.75"
Weight181.8 lbs.
Depth (door open)51"
PowerElectric, 120V, 10 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$10 with electric water heater, $7 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite, Wild Cherry Red
Capacity3.6 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated metal
ControlsElectronic controls with dual LED display
Wash Cycles9: cotton/normal, bulky/large, permanent press, delicates, hand wash/wool, speed wash, sanitary, Allergiene, tub clean
Water Temperatures5: extra hot, hot, warm, cold, tap cold (all cold rinses)
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Dispensers4-tray dispenser (prewash, main wash liquid detergent cup, bleach, fabric softener)
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra high (up to 1,200 rpm), high, medium, low, no spin
StackableYes
Other FeaturesInternal water heater
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor; 10 years on motor; lifetime on drum

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at LG.com.

What People Are Saying:

The LG WM2650HWA is on the 2012 Best Buy list (the highest ranking) at Consumer Reports, which rates this washer excellent for washing performance, energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and gentleness, very good for vibration and only good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for noise, noting that at 90 minutes its normal wash cycle is relatively long. Online user reviews are relatively positive; for example, in more than 40 reviews at Home Depot, about 90% recommend this machine. Those who like this washer praise its large capacity, quiet operation, cleaning abilities, sanitizing steam feature and multitude of washing options. The few who don't recommend this machine say it does not clean clothes properly, and report repeated repairs.