The time taken for a 60 degree cotton wash in my LG washing machine
seems to vary enormously. Sometimes it takes over three hours. Today
it is claiming it will take one hour and 15 minutes. I used to think
it was to do with the size (weight?) of the load but today is quite a
full load with what seems to be a fast cycle time. I'm puzzled.
Washing machines tend to adjust the amount of water used dependant on
load. A large load will act like a large sponge and the much water is
retained in the garments when the machine checks the water level. The
greater amount of water in the machine during the heating cycle the
longer it takes.
Do you mean the time on the display, or the actual time taken? If on the
display, when did it show? As soon as you set it, or shortly after?
I'm used to mine revising the time mid cycle. For the 60° cotton wash it
starts at 2:42, then it might jump from 2:08 to 1:18 and end up taking
1:52. I assume this is because the time taken for the water to reach 60°
will depend of the amount of water which will depend on the size of the
load. (It tops up a few minutes after starting.)
On Tuesday, 5 June 2018 12:12:31 UTC+1, Scott wrote:
I have had similar, with mine I get an error message saying low water press
ure, for which I just hit the start button and it tries again and is OK for
20mins or so depending on cycle. At one point it got really slow 9 hours f
or a 2 hour wash I then remmebered I hadn;t used that calgon for a few mont
hs, so I brought some more and while using it the firts wash time reduced b
y about 1/2 and I only needed to push the restar button 2-3 times rathen th
an closer to 10.
It could have been a coincidence but my washing times are a bit less than t
hey were but it stil seems slow. I aslo noticed on reading the manual that
sometimes a cycle won't start un less the drum can freely rotate and I did
notice on the odd occasion where some clothes had managed to get inside a d
uvet cover that the mnachine had a bit of a problem turning and apparently
that can cause the wash cycle to stop for a while then try to restart in th
e hope the washing gets redistributed around the drum. So there;s a couple
for record it's a zanussi FJS 1225 W from about 2006 IIRC.
Worn bushes extended the duration of the wash. New brushes corrected
it. It was a Bosch.
Perhaps is was caused by repeated attempts to rotate the drum failing
(which mught vary with load) until it got enough momentum to carry on.
Perhaps the programer timed out the operation. I'm just guessing as I
don't know why the new brushes worked.
No, I was referring to an actual (estimated) duration. Forget the
word 'claims'. My point was that I put on a wash and it took about
one hour 15 minutes to complete. The same programme on other
occasions has taken over three hours.
Alan has helpfully pointed out that the load (in effect the amount of
water absorbed by the garments) affects the time, which makes sense as
the washing this morning was bulky rather than heavy.
I don't think worn brushes enter into the equation or washing times
would get longer and longer and this would not account for a reduction
from three hours to one and a bit hours
On Tuesday, 5 June 2018 21:41:23 UTC+1, Scott wrote:
Similar to what I;ve found, I tried it empty too and it stil takes longer than I;d expect, I should time it properly. each displayed minute seems to take 3-4 times longer,depending on cycle.
Beginning to think maybe it;s a capacitor problem maybe timing, perhaps I should take it apart. :)
John Lewis tried to sell me 'Added cover' for two years. It turns out
this covers accidental damage but not mechanical failure. Therefore
in year two the mainstream warranty has elapsed and you are getting
only accidental damage. This seems to me grossly misleading.
I pointed all this out and the department manager was fairly rude,
inviting me to complain to Trading Standards if I wanted to.
Eventually I gave up trying to get through to them on the phone so I
wrote to JL and got a gift voucher. (I did not pay for any extended
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