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Old 01-26-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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LG FL water temps

I finally got the info from LG on my washer (WM2487HWMA). Their first "customer service" email response had nothing to do with water temp! So I called & got someone who must've been reading something with absolutely no understanding because he told me choosing hot/cold, for example, the machine would take hot & cold water to arrive at xx temp & that's what the wash & rinse would be - same temp for both! I asked about that when I emailed yet again, just to make sure (cuz I KNEW that was wrong!). Here's the response. Hope it's useful for some!

The desired temperatures based on the settings for wash rinse temperature are as follows:

Cold = 77 degrees
Warm = 104 degrees
Hot = 122 degrees
Extra Hot = 158 degrees

(Temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit)

So if you choose a cycle that runs Hot / Cold for example, your wash temperature will be 122 degrees and when the clothing items are rinsed they will be rinsed in a water temperature of 77 degrees. The Rinse and Spin setting will allow you to customize the wash/rinse temperature button, but remember only the rinse side of the temperature would apply in that case. If you use a prewash option your machine will run prewash at the same temperature as what was selected for the main wash.

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Oh wow that is helpful! I always wonder about the rinse and spin cycle. Thanks!
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Good to know! I don't have that exact model, but I'm sure it's the same info. I was worried bc I use the Sanitary setting for every diaper main wash and was hoping the temp wasn't too much higher than 150o. I'll keep doing what I'm doing!
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Oh wow that is helpful! I always wonder about the rinse and spin cycle. Thanks!
Ya know, what they said about that cycle made sense, except that I CAN'T "customize the wash/rinse temperature button". I just checked. Maybe I just don't know how. I've been using the speed wash without soap for the initial rinse, so it doesn't matter, but I'd like to know!
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I finally got the info from LG on my washer (WM2487HWMA). Their first "customer service" email response had nothing to do with water temp! So I called & got someone who must've been reading something with absolutely no understanding because he told me choosing hot/cold, for example, the machine would take hot & cold water to arrive at xx temp & that's what the wash & rinse would be - same temp for both! I asked about that when I emailed yet again, just to make sure (cuz I KNEW that was wrong!). Here's the response. Hope it's useful for some!

The desired temperatures based on the settings for wash rinse temperature are as follows:

Cold = 77 degrees
Warm = 104 degrees
Hot = 122 degrees
Extra Hot = 158 degrees

(Temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit)

So if you choose a cycle that runs Hot / Cold for example, your wash temperature will be 122 degrees and when the clothing items are rinsed they will be rinsed in a water temperature of 77 degrees. The Rinse and Spin setting will allow you to customize the wash/rinse temperature button, but remember only the rinse side of the temperature would apply in that case. If you use a prewash option your machine will run prewash at the same temperature as what was selected for the main wash.

Okay, I know this thread is kind of old, but I referenced it today so I wanted to add something. I found on my LG, if I do a double rinse in the same cycle, the first rinse will ALWAYS be cold. Like if I did an Rinse + Spin with the Extra Rinse button, the first rinse would be cold, even if I did the Warm/Warm setting. I could tell because I could never hear/see the hot water input during the water filling. I found if I want a double warm rinse, I have to set it for Rinse + Spin and let it fill, pause it, and then add Extra Rinse. What a PITA!
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