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LG washer steam cycle temp
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Post# 1047272   10/9/2019 at 13:28 (1,605 days old) by Tomdawg (Des moines)        

Can anyone tell me what the wash temp of the steam cycle for LG is? Specifically the newer models like 3770 or 3900?

I had a whirlpool duet and I could do warm wash with steam, I didnít want to wash dark workout clothes in hot water.
Whirlpool would fill with the wash temp you select, wash, drain, then begin the steam cycle.
I played with a floor model and found this.
When you press steam function on LG, the wash temp and soil level disappears.
So Iím wondering if the actual wash water is hot, warm or cold. Then goes into steam cycle, which I know is a hot cycle.


Post# 1047277 , Reply# 1   10/9/2019 at 14:33 (1,605 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Tom, this is one of the reasons why I extoll the virtues of Whirlpool front loaders.   The steam for stains option energizes the heater for the wash cycle, even if it normally isn't energized (Normal/Casual cycle).  with warm it fills with tepid to slightly warm and heats the wash water to warm and then goes through steam process.  Even the stetam portion isn't as hot as when a hot wash temperature is selected with steam option.  Selecting steam for a hot wash temp causes the machine to fill with warm and gradually heat the water to hot even before the steam portion.  thus, far superior difficult stain treatment.  You are correct with what I've observed about LG, selecting steam pretty much negates any steam temperature flexibility.  

Post# 1047340 , Reply# 2   10/10/2019 at 02:28 (1,604 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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From what I've seen, the washer fills with a small amount of water and probably detergent to cover the heating element. The water (and enzymes) is then brought to a boil as the clothes slowly absorb it (there seems to be a very low level of water in the drum). In the video I saw, it took over ten minutes before the medium-sized load was more or less evenly wet.

There is a thread on Houzz where someone goes into more detail about the wash temps, also saying that the washer immediately does a cool-down once the steam cycle is over.

I'd obviously prefer the whole load to be fully saturated and then heated... but I guess Bob's Duet was the last washer to act like that.

Post# 1047343 , Reply# 3   10/10/2019 at 05:29 (1,604 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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Google managed to pull up this one thread - I wonder if Houzz deletes old threads. Here's some info regarding steam on an older Kenmore/LG

Post# 1047377 , Reply# 4   10/10/2019 at 15:36 (1,604 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        
LG water temperatures

This might explain the temperatures


Post# 1047379 , Reply# 5   10/10/2019 at 15:43 (1,604 days old) by jerrod6 (Southeastern Pennsylvania)        


I just read all of that link and I don't think it mentioned the steam option.

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