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LG Electronics LG Mega-Capacity TurboWash Washing Machine (WM8000)

MSRP: $1499.99

LG’s newest flagship clothes washer (Model WM8000) offers the largest capacity in the industry at 5.1 cubic feet and features LG’s innovative new TurboWash® technology, which allows consumers to wash full-size loads faster than conventional washers.
LG’s TurboWash® technology differs from the speed cycles available on some washers now, which are only able to accommodate small loads of lightly soiled items. LG’s new technology offers incredibly efficient, time saving performance by combining the Spin and Rinse cycles together. This allows users to save 20 minutes per load , even with larger loads of laundry, while still offering outstanding cleaning performance. It consists of two pieces of technology that make cycles speedier:

  • Twin Wash Sprays: Twin nozzles in the front of the washer spray a concentrated detergent solution directly onto the clothes, resulting in faster soaking time.
  • Atomizing Rinse Spray: A high-pressure nozzle above the door sprays tiny water particles through the clothes during high spin speeds for quick and effective rinsing.

This model also earned the coveted 2012 ENERGY STAR™ “Most Efficient” designation from the EPA. This means it far surpasses the stringent ENERGY STAR requirements, falling in the top five percent of all washers rated by ENERGY STAR, and delivers industry-leading energy efficiency. Washers with this designation can save consumers the equivalent of at least 74,000 bottles of water a year.

According to the Department of Energy, the average number of loads per year is 392, or 7.5 loads per week (per DOE Federal Test Procedure 10 CFR 430, Appendix J1). So, for the average family, LG TurboWash Washers can save consumers 2.5 hours per week, or 130 hours a year.

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Features

The WM8000 offers three features that make it unique in its product category: mega capacity, TurboWash® technology and SmartDiagnosis®.

With its enormous capacity, this LG washer enables consumers to wash more clothes per load like large, bulky items -- including a king-sized comforter and full set of bedding in a single load. Not only does this increase the possible load size, but in turn it decreases the amount of overall loads necessary. The benefits are three-fold: it saves time, energy and money by allowing for fewer overall wash cycles. LG recently commissioned a national survey which polled consumers on their laundry habits. As part of the findings, more than six in ten (62 percent) need to send their large items out due to the size and capacity limitations of their washing machine. Also, more than three in ten dislike that they have to do many small loads of wash because their machine is too small.

LG's unique TurboWash® technology differs from the speed cycles available on some washers now, which are only able to accommodate small loads of lightly soiled items. This new technology offers incredibly efficient, time saving performance by combining the Spin and Rinse cycles together, resulting in 20-minutes of time savings per load. This model also incorporates LG's SmartDiagnosis® technology, helping consumers quickly and efficiently troubleshoot mechanical issues over the phone with a customer service representative or through a smart phone application. With Smart Diagnosis, the washer can "talk" to customer service experts over the phone using a series of diagnostic tones. Each tone corresponds with a specific, potential maintenance need. LG Smart Diagnosis eliminates a step in the troubleshooting process, because issues can at times be identified without the need for a service technician to visit the home, saving time and money.

Benefits

Consumers, especially those with large families, have a need for a washer that accommodates large loads. LG's Mega-Capacity TurboWash® Washer meets this need by offering the largest capacity in the industry at 5.1 cubic feet. With its enormous capacity, this LG washer enables consumers to wash more clothes per load like large, bulky items -- including a king-sized comforter and full set of bedding in a single load. Not only does this increase the possible load size, but in turn it decreases the amount of overall loads necessary, thereby saving time, energy and money. According to a recent survey conducted by LG which polled consumers on their laundry habits, more than six in ten (62%) need to send their large items out due to the size and capacity limitations of their washing machine. At the same time, more than three in ten dislike that they have to do many small loads of wash because their machine is too small.


Company Info

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LG Electronics continues to pursue its 21st century vision of becoming a worldwide leader in digital—ensuring customer satisfaction through innovative products and superior service while aiming to rank among the world’s top three electronics, information, and telecommunications firms by 2010.

On our way, we hold tight to a philosophy of “Great Company, Great People,” underscoring our belief that only great people can create a great company.

LG strives for greatness in what we’ve identified as our three core capabilities: Product Leadership, Market Leadership, and People Leadership—each strength a key part of realizing our growth strategies for “fast innovation” and “fast growth”.


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