Patent Number: 8,015,645

Title: Washing machine and a method of controlling the same based on measured hardness of water

Abstract: A method for controlling a washing machine is provided. The method includes setting a washing pattern in a present operation of the washing machine in consideration of a hardness of water calculated in a previous operation of the washing machine, operating the washing machine based on the set washing pattern, and calculating and storing a hardness of the water in the present operation of the washing machine to set a next washing pattern in the next operation of the washing machine, thereby having the optimum washing or rinsing capacity of the washing machine in consideration of different characteristics of water by regional groups.

Inventors: Park; Seok Kyu (Changwon-si, KR), Go; Seog Ho (Chagwon-si, KR), Chung; Bo Sun (Pusan, KR), Kim; Young Soo (Changwon-si, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.

International Classification: D06F 35/00 (20060101); D06F 33/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-13 0:00:00