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Offline john63

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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 08:49:09 AM »
A little clarification...

Five & six motion technology is not the addition of more components to the washer--it's all *software* (The Main Board).

Computers and sensors allow for maximum efficiency which was not possible in older front load washers with mechanical controls.

While it can be argued that it's taking  longer than most of us desire--the reliability and durability of "modern" appliances is improving steadily.

For example:
We've gone from RECIPROCATING compressors (reliable but not as efficient) to ROTARY compressors (more efficient but less reliable) to LINEAR compressors (very efficient and much more reliable than rotary).




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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 09:45:03 AM »
An LG linear compressor operating at *full throttle* uses only about 100 watts.

When the temperature in the freezer/refrigerator is reached--the compressor will run only as needed to maintain temperature. Depending on the thermistor data--the compressor may operate at 20% to 50% capacity to recover whenever the freezer or refrigerator door is opened.

This compressor also has only ONE MOVING PART.
It's very very quiet due to the initial *start-up* operating at 50% capacity and then gradually ramping up to 100% (Very Low Starting Torque).

No START/RUN CAPACITORS or COMPRESSOR RELAYS are on the compressor--the MAIN BOARD operates the compressor.

The compressor has only (2) wires---this means that a technician can rule out a compressor fault in a NO START service call by simply adding a homemade plug to the two terminals on the linear compressor---plug it in/test it.
(always verify that the compressor is a 110 variable-voltage unit).


 
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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 10:09:57 AM »
 We've come a long way since the wash board. I'm waiting for a dryer that will iron and fold my clothes. Cmon Kenmore/LG, you can do it!

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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2010, 10:20:21 AM »
I'm waiting for a dryer that will iron and fold my clothes. Cmon Kenmore/LG, you can do it!

How about a robot that folds towels?
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Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 10:23:55 AM »
All this in the name of energy efficiency but where is there really energy savings when appliances last less then 10 years. They don't take into consideration how much energy it takes to scrap a dead appliance and build a new one. You can have features and still make them realiable but they don't because profits are more important than reliability. All manufacturers are guilty of this and the consumer is being sold a bill of goods with this energy effiecency bull.

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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2010, 10:29:36 AM »
Get that robot a bucket of water teach it to wash that towel in 20 different motions.
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Offline john63

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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2010, 10:31:29 AM »
No.

Get that robot to FOLD the laundry---and then all resistance to technology ceases:)

Oops--AJ beat me to it...
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Re: Dreaded LE Code
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2010, 10:39:49 AM »
All this in the name of energy efficiency but where is there really energy savings when appliances last less then 10 years. They don't take into consideration how much energy it takes to scrap a dead appliance and build a new one. You can have features and still make them realiable but they don't because profits are more important than reliability. All manufacturers are guilty of this and the consumer is being sold a bill of goods with this energy effiecency bull.


Let's NOT forget the federal gov't ladies & gentlemen.
I'm old enough to remember when the DOE was created (1977)as an all-new federal agency that was given sweeping power to enact energy policy.
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