Thread Number: 63533  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
maytag neptune vs. lg tromm
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Post# 861036   1/10/2016 at 12:07 (831 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

Hello everybody. What can you tell me about the lg tromms versus the maytag neptunes? Both have a cool sounding motor. I noticed the lg tromm has a much deeper motor tone than the maytag neptunes. How is the cotton/normal cycle different other than the name? What can you tell me about the 2? Thank you very much.

Post# 861199 , Reply# 1   1/11/2016 at 10:00 (830 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

Also, LG tromms have windows where Maytag Neptunes don't.

Post# 861417 , Reply# 2   1/12/2016 at 13:46 (828 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
tumble pattern

Why are the tumble patterns different? How is the tumbling pattern shorter on the Neptune than the tromm? Example: mah7500 versus wm2487 on the regular cycle? Why do the motors sound different?

Post# 861503 , Reply# 3   1/12/2016 at 20:56 (828 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

I think the LG might be a direct drive,while the neptunes were all belt drive-"switched reluctance" motor on early neptunes,while later versions use a 3-phase induction motor driven by an inverter in order to get variable speed and ~10,000 RPM for spin.The early neptunes such as my '98 3000 have a cool "UFO liftoff"sound as they ramp up the spin :)I haven't heard a late Neptune,but I suspect they are quieter-more like a WP duet as the duet also has inverter driven induction motor.Some LG washers have a recirculation pump that operates during wssh.

Post# 861507 , Reply# 4   1/12/2016 at 21:10 (828 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
tumble sequence

Why is the tumb sequence different on both washers when set to the regular cycle?

Post# 861508 , Reply# 5   1/12/2016 at 21:11 (828 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        


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