LG’S LATEST WASHING MACHINES PRIORITIZE TIME

  • Updated
  • 03/09/2014

The press release below is a press release issued by LG Electronics Inc. during the IFA Berlin 2014 Consumer Electronics Fair. Please be advised that the availability of products and features shown at IFA are yet to be determined for Australia.

 

SEOUL, Sep. 3, 2014 — Featuring the company’s revolutionary TurboWash™ technology and 6 Motion Direct Drive, LG will introduce its newest washing machine at IFA 2014. Faster washing results, while still saving time and water, is what makes LG’s TurboWash™ technology so fantastic for washing convenience.

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*Series S - Overseas model shown

TurboWash™ Technology

The revolutionary TurboWash™ feature of LG’s front-load washing machine can save up to 36 minutes1 when washing a half load on cotton cycle compared to washing the same load without TurboWash™. The most commonly used washing cycles — Cotton, Cotton Large, Mix and Easy Care — require approximately 49 to 59 minutes  from start to finish with TurboWash™. What’s more, during the rinse cycle, LG’s proprietary Jet Spray nozzle sprays water with great force for two minutes, helping to remove detergent from clothes.

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*Series 1 - Overseas model shown

6 Motion Direct Drive Technology

LG’s 6 Motion Direct Drive uses a combination of six different wash motions to deliver customized washing for various types of clothes. With motions that mimic  washing by hand, 6 Motion Direct Drive Technology helps to reduce wrinkles and damage in clothes, helping to improve fabric care. Thanks to the advanced Inverter Direct Drive motor, LG’s washers operate with lower noise and are less prone to vibrations. This confidence is reflected in LG’s 10-year parts warranty on the motor. 6 Motion Direct Drive Technology is available on a range of LG Washing Machines.

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*Series 2 - Overseas model shown

TrueSteam™ Technology

LG’s latest front-load washing machine incorporates TrueSteam™ technology with the following features: Steam Softener, Steam Refresh and Allergy Care. The Steam Softener function maintains the softness of fabrics and reduces the need for chemical-based fabric softeners. Steam Refresh employs steam instead of water for a truly deep clean, reducing wrinkles and odors from delicate clothes in just 20 minutes. TrueSteam™ helps remove allergens, mites and residual detergent.

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*Series 3 - Overseas model shown

Smart Connectivity and Convenience

LG has long been at the forefront of smart technology and in 2014, the company is introducing enhanced connectivity and greater user convenience, including the ability to download new washing programs. Near Field Communication (NFC) makes it possible to quickly pair and exchange data between smartphones and LG smart appliances. Using NFC tagging technology, users can download new washing programs such as Wool, Baby Care and Cold Wash which can be activated by simply touching the smartphone to the NFC Tag On symbol on the washing machine. NFC is also employed in the Smart Diagnosis™ feature which quickly and efficiently troubleshoots most minor issues, helping to reduce the number of costly, inconvenient service calls and in-home visits.

 

Revolutionary Eco-Hybrid Technology and Smart Design

LG’s Eco-Hybrid washer-dryers feature both Air drying and Normal drying modes, whereas most washing machines only offer one or the other. Compared with LG conventional drying modes, LG’s powerful Air drying setting can save users nearly 7,000 liters of water per year.3 LG’s Eco-Hybrid washer-dryer boasts a 12kg washing capacity and 8kg drying capacity, effectively reducing a household’s washing frequency by approximately 91 loads per year compared to washing 7kg capacity loads.4

 

LG’s Eco-Hybrid dryer features an Eco mode and a Speed mode, letting homeowners choose between optimal energy and time savings. Using sophisticated heat pump technology, Eco mode takes approximately 30 percent less time 5 to complete a cycle compared to Speed mode, leaving more time to take care of the important things in life. An ideal solution for drying delicate items, LG’s Eco-Hybrid dryers can dry clothes even at low temperatures, reducing fabric damage and shrinkage.

 

LG’s new washing machines boast a seamless and sleek design that brings a touch of sophistication to every home. Each model in the lineup offers a full touch control panel that is angled for maximum visibility, along with a white LED display and a black door with a hidden handle.

 

“With the hectic pace of modern life, today’s consumers have less and less time for household chores,” said Seong-jin Jo, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Appliance Company. “Our new front-load washing machine with revolutionary TurboWash™ technology works quickly without compromising performance. Faster washing cycles give the consumer the freedom to spend more time relaxing or engaging in more important things, such as spending time with family.”

 

Visitors to IFA are encouraged to see LG’s impressive new washing machines up close in Hall 11.2 at Messe Berlin from September 5–10.

 

Key Specifications:


Front-Load Washing Machine (Series S)

Ÿ  TurboWash™ by 6 Motion Direct Drive

Ÿ  Inverter Direct Drive Motor (10-Year Part Warranty)

Ÿ  TrueSteam™

Ÿ  Steam Softener

Ÿ  Steam Refresh

Ÿ  Allergy Care

Ÿ  Speed 14” Quick Cycle

Ÿ  WiFi Control

Ÿ  Smart Diagnosis

Ÿ  Color LCD Display

Ÿ  Full Touch Control Panel

Ÿ  Hidden Handle Door

Ÿ  Large Chrome Door w/ Black Window

 

Front-Load Washing Machine (Series 1)

Ÿ  TurboWash™ by 6 Motion Direct Drive

Ÿ  Inverter Direct Drive Motor (10-Year Part Warranty)

Ÿ  TrueSteam™

Ÿ  Steam Softener

Ÿ  Steam Refresh

Ÿ  Allergy Care

Ÿ  Speed 14” Quick Cycle

Ÿ  NFC Tag

Ÿ  Smart Diagnosis

Ÿ  Graphic LED Display

Ÿ  Full Touch Control Panel

Ÿ  Hidden Handle Door

Ÿ  Large Chrome Door w/ Black Window

 

Front-Load Washing Machine (Series 2 / Series 3)

Ÿ  TurboWash™ by 6 Motion Direct Drive

Ÿ  Inverter Direct Drive Motor (10-Year Part Warranty)

Ÿ  Speed 14” Quick Cycle

Ÿ  Stain Care

Ÿ  Gentle Care

Ÿ  NFC Tag

Ÿ  Smart Diagnosis

Ÿ  Graphic LED Display

Ÿ  Full Touch Control Panel

Ÿ  Hidden Handle Door

Ÿ  Large Chrome Door w/ Black Window (Large Door w/ Black Window for Series 3)

 

 

1 Tested by Intertek; F94933WHS model, 5kg load, Cotton Cycle with TurboWash™ option finished within 59 (±5 percent) minutes.

2 Tested by Intertek; F94933WHS model, Based on Cotton Cycle/40℃/1400rpm, 5kg load, comparison between with TurboWash™  and without TurboWash™.

3 LG conventional models based on average of 220 drying cycles per year, using 40.2L of water.

4 Based on 7kg capacity washing machine performing 220 washes per year.

5 Tested in LG lab comparing Eco and Speed modes. On full load: Eco mode (24 minutes), Speed mode (16 minutes).

 

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 82,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2013 global sales of USD 53.10 billion (KRW 58.14 trillion), LG comprises five business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning & Energy Solution and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

 

About LG Electronics Home Appliance Company

The LG Electronics Home Appliance Company is a global leader in the home appliance industry, providing thoughtfully designed products that combine excellent performance with enhanced user convenience. The company’s smart appliances offer consumers impressive energy and time savings along with greater health benefits. LG’s innovative products, including refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, cooking appliances, vacuum cleaners, built-in appliances, and healthcare products are designed to resonate with consumers around the world. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.