Review of LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL)

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL)

LG is a premier home appliance brand in India that brings innovations into the Indian household. The LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL) is one of India’s best washing machines with a five-star energy efficiency rating.

This LG washing machine comes with innovative features such as the 6 motion direct drive inverter motor, fuzzy logic, inbuilt heater, touch panel, tub clean, and several other useful features. Also, LG’s direct-drive motor is one of the best in the world and comes with a ten-year warranty.

Read our in-depth review to see if the LG 8KG front loading washing machine – FHM1208ZDL is the right choice for your family. Our review of this LG washing machine also includes useful tips, FAQs, a buying guide, and many more.

  • Six motion direct drive
  • Inbuilt heater
  • Auto-restart
  • Child Lock
  • 12 wash programs
  • Smart ThinQ
  • Inverter motor
  • Waterproof touch panel
  • Tub Clean
  • Stainless steel drum
  • Fuzzy logic


  • This front-loading washer comes with an inverter direct drive motor (no internal belt), excellent washing performance, touch control panel, inbuilt heater, stainless steel drum, and several wash programs.
  • Excellent balance between features and price.
  • The LG FHM1208ZDL washing machine has an 8 KG load capacity, sufficient for a medium-sized family with four members.
  • It comes with 12 automatic wash programs and three additional options that can handle any laundry type.
  • Use the Smart ThinQ app for Smart Diagnosis. This feature can diagnose up to 86 errors.
  • The Auto Restart option ensures that this LG washing machine restarts from where it stopped during power cuts.
  • This LG washer also has the Tub Clean option for self-cleaning the inner washing tub.


  • LG’s after-sales & service is patchy. In some cities, the service is good while in others it is not.
  • This washer does not come with WiFi connectivity or remote start.
  • This machine is not a washer dryer and will not dry your clothes 100%.
  • Does not have steam wash like other top LG washing machines.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe LG FHM1208ZDL front loading washing machine is one of the best washing machines available in India. With 8KG wash capacity, fuzzy logic, six motion direct drive motor, this LG washing machine makes washing clothes easy. 

It is a perfect fit for medium-sized families. Low power consumption, low water consumption, excellent washing performance, combined with modern features, makes this LG washing machine one of the best 8KG washers in the market. LG needs to improve their customer service and make it consistent and reliable across India.

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Video demo of LG FHM1208ZDL front loading washing machine

An in-depth look at the features of the LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL)

  • Ease of use – This LG freestanding washing machine has 12 wash programs offering an excellent washing performance. The control panel is easy to use, with all the wash cycles easily accessible. Using this washer is similar to using an LG refrigerator or a dishwasher; it is simple.
  • Washing Capacity 8KG – This fully automatic washing machine can handle a large load from medium to large family. With advanced features, this front-loading washer can remove all stubborn stains.
  • Efficiency – The LG FHM1208ZDL is efficient in washing clothes. It uses an inverter direct drive motor that is energy efficient and also consumes less water.
  • LG 6 motion – All LG front-loading washers come with six motion DD technology that moves the wash drum in multiple directions to ensure excellent wash performance and proper care while washing clothes. The six motions are stepping, filtration, scrubbing, tumble, rolling, and swing.
  • Warranty – This LG washer dryer comes with a two-year warranty on the entire product and a 10-year warranty on the inverter motor.

Wash programs of the LG 8KG front loading washing machine FHM1208ZDL) washing machine

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL)

The following are the various wash programs of this LG washing machine. Remember, choose a washing machine that offers many options. Look for ones that give you control over tub spin speed and spin cycle, rinse options, pre-wash and turbo wash modes for handling stubborn stains, fault code display, washer dryer combo, etc.

  • Cotton & Cotton Large – This wash program is suitable for handling colored cotton garments. In this mode, the washer increases the water temperature up to 95 C to remove tough stains. Cotton+ can handle a large amount of laundry, at the same time, consumes less power. You can also choose extra wash options along with the wash cycle, such as turbo wash, intensive, pre-wash, Rinse+, and delay end.
  • Baby Care & Easy Care – This wash program is suitable for handling causals made from Polyamide, acrylic, and polyester. The LG washer can take only 4 KG of clothes in this mode. The Baby Care wash program can remove solid and protein stains from a baby’s clothes by providing better rinse performance.
  • Mix & Sports Wear – This wash program will be the one that you will use the most. It can take various types of laundry (except delicates like silk and wool). The Sports Wear mode can only take a max 2 KG load.
  • Delicate – The delicate wash cycle is for handling delicate laundry that needs extra care. Use this mode for washing silk and other soft material that is prone to damage while washing.
  • Quick 30 – This wash program takes only 30 minutes and is suitable for washing lightly soiled laundry.
  • Rinse + Spin – Use this wash mode for laundry that needs only rinsing. For best results, add fabric softener to the laundry.

Other features of the LG FHM1208ZDL front load washer

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHM1208ZDL)

In addition to the wash programs, this LG washing machine also comes with the following useful features.

  • Child Lock – For added safety, this LG washer comes with a child lock feature. You can activate the child lock by pressing the Spin and the Temp buttons simultaneously. When the child lock is on, all the touch panel functions become inaccessible.
  • Tub Clean – The LG FHM1208ZDL washer has a special spin cycle to clean the inside of the washer. This mode uses a higher spin speed and a high water level to clean the inner turbo drum.
  • Spin speed selection – This washer spins its turbo drum with a top spin speed of 1200 RPM. Each wash program has a pre-defined spin speed. For instance, Cotton uses 1200 RPMs, whereas Delicate uses only 800 RPMs.
  • Water Temperature selection – Depending on the wash program, you can select the desired water temperature for washing clothes. This washer uses an inbuilt heater to raise the water temperature for washing your laundry. You can select the water temperature up to 95 C.
  • Time delay function – Use the time delay function to set the expected completion of the washing cycle. You can set a time delay from 3 hours to 19 hours.
  • Smart Diagnosis – This five-star rated LG washing machine comes with a smart diagnosis option. You can use the SmartThinQ app to diagnose up to 86 fault codes.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between the LG FHM1208ZDL and LG FHT1408ZWS washing machine?

There are a few major differences between the two models.

  • The FHT1408ZWS has a VCM +Chrome body.
  • The FHT1408ZWS is a few thousand rupees more expensive due to WiFi, allergy care wash cycle, and Steam Refresh functions.
  • The LG FHT1408ZWS has a higher RPM of 1400.
Specifications of LG FHM1208ZDL front loading washing machine
Door Diameter (mm)300
Fuzzy logicYes
Baby CareYes
Quick 30 ProgramYes
Crease CareYes
Rinse HoldYes
Pre WashYes
ColorLuxury Silver
Touch PanelYes
Temperature RangeCold/20/30/40/60/95℃
Fault Diagnosis (digital display)Yes
Remaining Time DelayYes
Remaining Time DisplayYes
Spin Speed options4
Spin Speeds (rpm)1200/1000/800/400/No spin
Fuzzy LogicYes
Sports WearYes
Intensive 60Yes
Easy CareYes
Cotton EcoYes
Baby careYes
Skin CareYes
Quick 30Yes
Crease CareYes
Rinse HoldYes
Tub CleanYes
Pre WashYes
Time DelayYes
Medic RinseYes
Door Diameter (mm)300
Chrome on DoorYes
Program SelectionJog Dial
Door Opening Angle180 Deg
Anti Rat CoverYes
WxDxH (mm)600 x 550 x 850