LG’s Waveforce Technology is a great innovation in washing in that it allows for the water to penetrate your clothes efficiently during the wash cycle. In this article, I will talk about what Waveforce Technology is and how it is beneficial to a high efficiency top load washer.
Waveforce Technology uses powerful jets and rapid drum motion to get your clothes clean. LG is able to accomplish this by placing water jets that spray water from all directions on top of your clothes. The rapid drum motion is accomplished by LG’s direct drive motor. The direct drive motor does not use a belt and pulley system. As a result, this direct drive motor can make the drum move back and forth as well as spin the drum at very high spin speeds to effectively clean your clothes. High spin speeds also take more water out of the clothes for a shorter and more efficient dry time. Added to this, there are less moving parts in the washer which makes for less chance of something to break down as your washer gets older.
This is different from a conventional washer with an agitator. The way a conventional washer works is the washer drum is filled with water and the agitator circulates the clothes through the water. Keep in mind that’s all the washer is doing, just circulating the clothes through the water. The agitator does not scrub the clothes, it only circulates the clothes.
Conventional washers use about 40 gallons of water per wash. Compare that to about 15 gallons of water per wash in a high efficiency top load washer. Because of this difference, it is important to use high efficiency soap when washing your clothes in a high efficiency washer. Chances are, you are already using high efficiency soap in your wash (if you currently have a top load washer with agitator). It costs the same as standard soap and you purchase high efficiency soap at the same place you have always purchased your laundry soap. The difference is that high efficiency soap creates less bubbles. Since we are using less water to clean your clothes, less water is available to take out all of the bubbles from the detergent.
Not all washer brands use direct drive motors like LG does. Also, other washer brands do not spray water on top of your clothes from all directions like LG does. By combining these things, direct drive motor and powerful spray jets from all directions, LG has made Waveforce Technology a great innovation to effectively clean your clothes in a more gentle fashion.