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Post# 971363   12/3/2017 at 21:47 (346 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

Hello guys,
My dad has the kenmore elite front load washer made by lg. It is the one without the steam, but the matching dryer has the steam. I noticed the washer doesn't have a separate casuals cycle, but it has workout wear. It does have the normal/casual cycle.
How does the eccelawash option work? Does it happen when the bleach dispenser flushes the bleach dispenser? What does the normal/casual cycle for? What is the flow rate of the lg/kenmore elite washer drain pumps? How powerful is the accelawash's circulation and rinse jets? Does the rinse jet come on at the same time the bleach dispenser flushes? What are the motions on the normal/casual cycle?
I'd be glad for your thoughts. Thanks.

Post# 971557 , Reply# 1   12/4/2017 at 19:33 (345 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I have an LG washer a WM3570 and I can explain a few things about the Kenmore Elite washer asked about here. I use Cotton/Normal for colors or casuals as you say. The AcellaWash option only turns on the recirculation jets that are located at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock position in the door boot. Those jets run anytime the drum moves. On the Bulky Cycle is the exception. The jets dont run when it tumbles, but will run when tumbling stops to reverse direction to throw the water onto the load. The AcelaWash option works with most or all cycles. It shaves time off so lets say you select a Bright Whites cycle and you dont want AcellaWash then you might get a cycle time of 1 hour and 15mins, with it selected your time will be 53 mins depending on load size. So it saves time and circulates the wash solution so there is no detergent issues like all the detergent just sitting in the sump area not being used. AcellaWash also runs in the rinses as well. It also turns on the final spray rinse and that nozzle is at the 12 o'clock position and the jet fans out the entire depth of the drum and runs for 2 mins in the final spin. I also runs the spray rinse in each spin between rinses as well.
The bleach dispenser only runs in the wash cycle and dumps the bleach in the last 5 mins or so of the wash cycle . The "rinse jet" does not come on with the bleach dispenser, at least in my model it doesn't. I have some sales lit that I will dig up about the motions.

I have no idea how much water is sprayed onto the load per minute but I do notice that if the washer has a load that keeps that water from getting thru right away to the sump, the jets seem to dribble some after the initial burst jets. The drain pump is relatively quiet and does the job. The only time you might have an issue is with towels that hold alot of water. The washer goes into a spin at low speed to balance the load and then slowly ramps up to ease the water out. The washer will slow down to let the water get to the sump, turn the pump back on and then drain the water and ramp back up. It may do this a few times before hitting high speed spin.
I love my washer and it does an awesome job. It uses less water than the SQ washer it replaced and clothes last much longer. It also extracts much more water than the SQ ever could and it holds more as well. I also have the matching LG dryer and I love as well. Its fast, efficient and sensor system is spot on. The dryer also doesn't bake clothes. It also uses a design like Maytag used in the Stream Of Heat dryers that pull about 215 cfms thru the entire drum. I am going on 3 years now and no issues at all with both of them.

Post# 972244 , Reply# 2   12/7/2017 at 22:01 (342 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
rinse action and pump flow rate

When I observed the spray rinse in action, I heard water flowing through the bleach dispenser. Same when the bleach dispenser dispenses bleach. How many gpm does the drain pump operate? I noticed that the whites cycle has a dumbed down temp on hot. With the door open, how powerful are all the jets including the rinse jet? I heard the jets hit the back of the drum when accela wash was turned on.

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