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Our last washing machine has lasted us over 8 years, without the need for any type of first aid of emergency surgery, it has been a wonderful machine, will this one manage to measure up to our last? only time will tell.
The biggest thing I can point out about this washing machine is the Direct Drive motor, it is attached directly to the drum (hence the direct drive name), there's no belt to worry about so it's more stable and balanced, LG are so confident in their new motors that they are offering a 10 year warranty on them, this does not cover the rest of the machine, for that purpose there is a standard 2 year manufacturers warranty, there is one kind of gimmicky but also very handy feature to this unit, it has an intelligent diagnostic system, if there is a fault, dial the supplied number in the manuals etc and hold the phone in close proximity to the icon on the front of the machine, your telephone will then tell you what to do about it, if it needs an engineer or if you can fix it yourself. now that could save an expensive unnecessary engineer visit.
these washing machines even weigh your laundry, automatically selecting the optimum washing time and rinsing time, lowering energy and water consumption, obviously we love that idea for the sake of the environment, but for most of us it's the running costs that bother us, at just 1.04kW per cycle, it's one of the lowest consumers out there.
This machine also has the new 6motion direct drive drum, 6motion Direct Drive is able to perform various drum movements or a combination of different motions depending on the wash programme you have selected. Combined with a controlled spin speed and the ability of the drum to rotate both left and right, the wash performance of the machine is greatly improved, it can wash clothes keeping them below the water line, effectively scrubbing them and dissolving the washing powder faster and better or even a filtration wash, using a combination of spinning and spraying, there are many unique features to this machine, these ones I mentioned are just a couple of them.
drum volume: 59 litres
Intelligent Washing System
Auto Balance with Foam sensing & removal
Spin speed: 1200
Variable Spin speed: 1200/1000/800/400/No spin
Variable temperature: Cold/30/40/50/60/95
Standby Power: Zero
Spray Rinse system
Direct Drive: Motor
Door size (mm): 350mm
Door Opening Angle: 170
Door Switch Type: Auto Door
10 Year Warranty
Standard Programme: Cotton 60°
Energy Efficiency Class: A+++
Water Consumption(litre): 56
Energy Consumption (kWh): 1.04
Washing Performance: A
Spin Performance: A
Noise Level (dBA) Wash: 54, Spin: 74
Baby Care, Cotton, Cotton-Eco, Dark Wash, Delicate, Duvet, Easy Care, Hand Wash/Wool, Intensive 60, Mix, Quick 30, Silent Wash, Sports Wear, Synthetic, Skin Care, Wool.
Beeper, Child-Look, Crease Care, Favorite, Intensive, Normal, Normal+hold, No Spin, Prewash, Rinse+, Rinse+ + Hold, Rinse++, Medic Rinse, Rinse + Spin, Spin Only, Time Delay, Time save, Tub Clean.
Door Lock Indication, Error Message Indication/Alarm, Running Time indicator, Time Delay (hour) 3-19h.
Product (WxHxD) 600 x 850 x 590mm (Product dimensions INCLUDE top plate, but EXCLUDE button and door protrusions). Weight (kg) 65.
This is the best washing machine I have ever come across, it's super quiet (just don't put it on a wood floor, it can increase the volume for some reason) it washes extremely well and even lets you know when it's finished it's cycle, I won't tell you how, that's the fun part.
Although it has lots of pre-programmed settings, most are adjustable to your personal preference which makes this a very customisable washing machine.
With an 8kg wash load, and an incredible Class A+++ energy rating, the LG F1281TD Washing Machine washing machine is extremeley kind to the environment and therefore saves you money on your energy bills! With 14 wash programmes and an intensive wash option, there is more than enough technology in the LG F1281TD Washing Machine to meet yours and your families needs.