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lg turbo-wash and pump flow rate
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Post# 986868   3/16/2018 at 11:54 (188 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

Hello everybody,
I have questions about lg's turbo-wash and pump flow rate. When did this feature come out? How long did it take for them to research and develop this technology? How many engineers were involved? What made these washers similar to their non turbo-wash washers both with circulatory pumps? I really want to know. I couldn't find any specifics on this feature.

Post# 986881 , Reply# 1   3/16/2018 at 13:14 (188 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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You are seeking a lot of very esoteric, insider information of which I'd be shocked if even the pros around here would know.

You would really get more answers for questions like the engineering team by asking LG. But that's if they'll even tell you.

As for the pump specs, you'll need to research the pump supplier, find out who built it, see if they have models on THEIR website or talk to the suppliers' sales reps.

No offense, but some of the info you're seeking, as an engineer myself, we would never divulge to the public, and could even get in trouble doing so.

I'll give you an example.
I was interested in GE's new DC dishwasher pump motors.
GE had no info on them, but I found pictures of the labels on the motors.
The supplier was Johnson Electric (which is really Chinese), and I was able to find similar pumps on their website. But I had to make an account first, and I was even harassed for weeks by sales reps from Johnson.
Even then, I only got some ballpark figures such as flow rate, pressure, watt output etc. Because I then learned that the Johnson motors are custom made for GE specs.
Even so, I didn't find out the info I was curious about until a full 2 YEARS later, when I found some GE technical dw manuals, which were so kind to specify the motor loads, flows, psi, rpms etc.

As a heads up, you'll need to be in this for the long haul. You're looking for internal engineering data. That's VERY difficult.
You may want to brush up on your Korean to see on Korean website, if there are any technical docs or presentations floating on the web. Often these only make it out by accidental leak. Once in a while you'll find press videos touting certain features. In this case, I'm quite sure these will be in Korean only, if they're even around. They could even take months or years before they get out. Companies rarely ever intentionally release this info.

Post# 986887 , Reply# 2   3/16/2018 at 13:29 (188 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

I get what you are saying. It's just that I am highly intrigued about the turbo wash and the pump flow rate. I have the Kenmore Elite front load version, and I can tell you the pump sounds strong both in circulation and drain. I'm sure it was a HUGE project.

Post# 986890 , Reply# 3   3/16/2018 at 14:04 (188 days old) by Eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Ok my 2 cents.
2 pumps?
1 pump and a valve?

Post# 986895 , Reply# 4   3/16/2018 at 14:49 (188 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Turbo-Wash name is just a gimmick....NOTHING MORE!....

their not the first ones to create a sprinkler/waterfall to saturate the load....

Maytag Neptune 4000 have them.....Calypso's have them.....heck, even Whirlpool's FL Combo had that feature.....

Post# 986898 , Reply# 5   3/16/2018 at 15:00 (188 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
turbo-wash atomizing rinse

Who was the first to invent the atomizing rinse for front load washers. I suspect it was lg - the same ones to introduce their 6 motion technology.

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