Review of LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHT1408ZWS)

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHT1408ZWS)

The LG 8KG front loading washing machine FHT1408ZWS is one of the most advanced washing machines on the market. If you are a tech geek and want smart home appliances, the LG FHT1408ZWS washer will be a perfect fit for your home.

This LG 8KG front loading washing machine is not only smart but also energy efficient. Its direct-drive inverter motor has a five-star energy efficiency rating.

The LG FHT1408ZWS washing machine comes with innovative features such as the six motion direct drive inverter motor, Steam refresh, Turbo wash, inbuilt heater, an easy-to-use touch panel, Tub clean, and several other useful features.

The LG inverter direct drive motor operates without any belts or pulleys. It delivers power directly from the motor to the drum, which makes this motor highly efficient.

Read our in-depth review to see if the LG 8KG front loading washing machine – FHT1408ZWS 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
  • Inverter motor
  • Waterproof touch panel
  • Tub Clean
  • Stainless steel drum
  • Smart ThinQ
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Inbuilt heater
  • Auto-restart
  • Child Lock
  • 14 wash programs

Pros

  • This front-loading washer comes with an inverter direct drive motor (no internal belt or pulleys) with a five-star energy rating.
  • The LG FHT1408ZWS front loading washer comes with smart features such as Allergy Care through Steam wash, six motion DD, WiFi connectivity through LG ThinQ app, smart remote control, cycle downloads, etc.
  • The LG FHT1408ZWS washing machine has an 8 KG load capacity, sufficient for a medium-sized family with four members.
  • It comes with 14 automatic wash programs and five additional options that can handle any laundry type. You can also download additional wash programs using the ThinQ app.
  • You can add laundry midway into a wash cycle. Press the add item button to add or remove clothes.
  • 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 Rinse + Tub Clean option for self-cleaning the inner washing tub.

Cons

  • LG’s after-sales & service is patchy. In some cities, the service is good while in others it is not.
  • The LG FHT1408ZWS costs well over ₹40,000. This washer is an expensive machine.
  • This machine is not a washer dryer and will not dry your clothes 100%.

Bottom Line

Bottomline inforgraphicsThe LG FHT1408ZWS front loading washing machine is a premium washing machine in India. With 8KG wash capacity, TrueSteam, six motion direct drive motor, WiFi connectivity, this LG washing machine makes washing clothes easy.

This front-loading washer also has an appealing design and is pleasing to the eye. It is a perfect fit for the modern Indian family. We liked the remote control through the LG ThinQ app. You can monitor the washing machine from anywhere in your home.

This washing machine is also practical with low power consumption, low water consumption, and excellent washing performance. Watch out! LG customer service is patchy, and this washer is expensive.

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Video demo of LG FHT1408ZWS front loading washing machine

An in-depth look at the features of the LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHT1408ZWS)

  • Ease of use – This LG freestanding washing machine has 14 wash programs offering an excellent washing performance. The touch control panel is easy to use, with all the wash cycles easily accessible. Using this washer is similar to using an LG refrigerator or an OTG; it is simple.
  • Washing Capacity 8KG – This fully automatic LG washing machine can handle a large load from medium to large family. With advanced features, this front-loading washer can remove all stubborn stains from your clothes.
  • Efficiency – The LG FHT1408ZWS is efficient in washing clothes. It uses an inverter direct drive motor that is energy efficient and also consumes less water. The six motion DD motor has a five-star energy rating.
  • LG 6 motion – All LG front-loading washers come with six motion DD technology that moves the wash drum in six different 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 (FHT1408ZWS) washing machine

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHT1408ZWS)

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+ – 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.
  • 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.
  • Allergy Care – The allergy care wash program helps remove house mites, pet hair, and other allergens from your clothes.
  • Duvet – Use the duvet wash program for washing large items such as bed-sheets, pillow covers, office chair covers, and sofa covers.
  • Baby Steam Care – In this wash mode, the LG FHT1408ZWS uses its Steam technology to remove stains from baby clothes.
  • Mix – 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. You can also choose extra wash options along with this wash cycle, such as turbo wash, intensive, pre-wash, Rinse+, and delay end.
  • 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.
  • Speed 14 – This wash program takes less time and is suitable for washing lightly soiled laundry.
  • Stain care – Use the stain care mode along with the intensive option to remove stubborn stains from your laundry.
  • Rinse + Spin – Use this wash mode for laundry that needs only rinsing. For best results, add fabric softener to the laundry.
  • Download cycle – You can download additional wash programs using the Smart ThinQ app.

Other features of the LG FHT1408ZWS front load washer

LG 8KG front loading washing machine (FHT1408ZWS)

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

  • WiFi using SmartThinQ – You can use the ThinQ app to download additional wash cycles. The ThinQ app can also act like a remote that lets you start the washing machine remotely. It also has useful features for monitoring energy consumption, smart diagnosis, and tub clean coach function.
  • Add item – Add item is a handy feature of this washing machine. This button lets you add or remove clothes from midway into a wash cycle.
  • Child Lock – For added safety, this LG washer comes with a child lock feature. You can activate the child lock by pressing the child lock button. When the child lock is on, all the touch panel functions become inaccessible.
  • Rinse + Tub Clean – The LG FHT1408ZWS 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 FHT1408ZWS and LG FHM1208ZDL washing machine?

There are a few major differences between the two models.

  • The FHM1208ZDL here has a white body.
  • The FHT1408ZWS is a few thousand rupees less expensive since it does not have WiFi, allergy care wash cycle, and Steam Refresh functions.
  • The LG FHT1408ZWS has a higher RPM of 1400.

Specifications of LG FHT1408ZWS front loading washing machine

HIGHLIGHTS
Capacity (Kg)8.0
Star Rating5 Star
Door Diameter (mm)300
Steam™Yes
TurboWash™Yes
Wi-FiYes
Allergy CareYes
Baby Steam CareYes
6-MotionYes
Fuzzy logicYes
Baby CareYes
Pre WashYes
ColorVCM + Chrome
Touch PanelYes
DoorChrome
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Temperature RangeCold/20/30/40/60/95 ℃
Fault Diagnosis (digital display)Yes
Remaining Time DelayYes
Remaining Time DisplayYes
Spin Speed options4
Max Spin Speed (RPM)1400
Fuzzy LogicYes
Spin Speeds (rpm)1400/1200/1000/800/400/No spin
WASH PROGRAMS
CottonYes
Cotton+Yes
MixYes
Easy CareYes
DuvetYes
Allergy CareYes
Baby Steam CareYes
Sports WearYes
Gentle CareYes
DelicateYes
Stain CareYes
Silent WashYes
Speed 14Yes
Download CycleYes
OPTIONAL PROGRAMS
Tub CleanYes
Pre WashYes
Intensive washYes
Child LockYes
Time DelayYes
ASTHETICS
Door Diameter (mm)300
Chrome on DoorYes
Program SelectionJog Dial
Door Opening Angle170 Deg
DIMENSIONS
WxDxH (mm)600 x 565 x 850