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Ok, so I didn't think I'd be so thrilled that I'd actually be writing a review for a washer, but, nonetheless, here it is! This is the first front load washer I've...Read complete review
Ok, so I didn't think I'd be so thrilled that I'd actually be writing a review for a washer, but, nonetheless, here it is! This is the first front load washer I've owned and I can say that I will never go back to a top load again. I liked the idea of the Allergiene cycle that uses steam to remove 95% of common household allergens. My wife really suffers with her allergies and I really liked the fact that this wash cycle could help mitigate some of her suffering. The SpeedWash, TurboWash and ColdWash features were also big selling points. Couple that with the Direct Drive motor (as opposed to pulleys) for the movement of the drum and I was satisfied that I was getting a washing machine that would more than satisfy my needs. With regards to performance, this machine is the best I've ever owned. I had high expectations, but I was also somewhat skeptical as to what a front load washer would really be like. I was sure it would wash clothes and that it would do a good job, but would it really be a noticeable improvement over my old top loader? YES! If you've been on the fence, time to move. I do not regret this purchase at all. I've had the LG for about a week now and I've used it daily. First, the machine is extremely quiet during operation. Our laundry room is located in an open nook just off of the kitchen. There is no door to close to dampen the noise. Prior to this, we'd always have to adjust the TV volume accordingly when washing clothes. The only real intrusion I've noticed is during the initiation of the spin cycle. During the actual washing cycle, I don't even hear the machine. It doesn't intrude in conversation or TV viewing. It's amazingly quiet. Don't get me wrong, you can hear it if you choose to attend to the noise, but it becomes so innocuous in the background that it's easy to forget the machine is even running. Of course, once you hear it's end of cycle signal, you remember you had clothes running! Once the washer is spinning, it returns to very quiet operation, too. I just notice the difference when it moves from the wash cycle to the spin. And that's really if I'm even listening for it. Since I'm speaking of the spin cycle, this washer does not walk all across the laundry room floor either. It's very stable and has not even vibrated the floor, house, windows, etc. even once - not even a hint of vibration. Given that front load washers can spin at some pretty impressive speeds, I was surprised by this. The TrueBalance system on this machine is definitely impressive and effective! With regards to performance, I was thrilled at the difference between washing in the top loader and this LG. This LG replaced an old top loader that, at the time of purchase, was a top of the line washer. I nicknamed the old one the Washing Dead because it refused to die. It was 16 years old and still going strong. It was undoubtedly a relic. The agitator was a pain when it came to washing comforters. I can't begin to count the times that a small load would get out of balance and the machine would just stop until I manually balanced the load. Sometimes it would get out of balance and quit again within 5 minutes. This was annoying, but if I was home it wasn't a big deal. This would be a problem when I'd set clothes to wash when we were leaving. It was never a good feeling to come home only to find that the machine hadn't finished the job. Say goodbye to that problem. This machine completes the job every time. After several loads of clothes, I can say that my clothes feel cleaner. I could tell the difference with the first load of clothes I washed. However, because I didn't want to chalk it up just being excited about a new appliance, I waited several days to make a judgment. I have no doubt that our clothes are cleaner with this machine than they have ever been. Things just "feel" cleaner and on a deeper level, too. Another plus is that my clothes are not being beaten up by the agitator any longer. That means that clothes will look newer for a longer period of time. A front loader is just going to prolong the life of any garments washed in it. Another thing that amazed me about this washer was how dry clothes came out of the washer. I'm used to jeans dripping wet coming out of the old machine. That's a thing of the past. This machine spins as much water out of these clothes as possible and with such effectiveness that it reduces the amount of time (and therefore energy) needed to dry the clothes. That's a win-win scenario in my book! There are a multitude of programs and cycles available in this washer and I don't believe any of them are gratuitous. In a little over one week, I've found that I've used a great deal of them. About the only consideration I gave with my other washer was hot, warm or cold and then moving the slider to correct position for the size load of clothes I was washing. That's about it. With this machine, I can wash small loads or bulky loads. I washed two full sized comforters at the same time and still had room to spare. I've loved the ColdWash cycle and have found it to be just as effective as the warm wash cycle. I've used the Allergiene cycle and my wife commented that her sheets, pillowcases, and comforter never felt or smelled better. While there are a myriad of options available for washing, I have not found any to be gimmicky or unnecessary. I can see a use for all and have already used most. I purchased the matching pedestal to go with this unit and I highly recommend it. It brings the machine to eye level and eliminates stooping down to load or unload the machine. All in all, I'd buy this machine over again in a heartbeat! It's been one of the best appliance purchases I've made in years! The dryer that goes with this washer is also amazing and I have reviewed that as well. My wife and I both love the Wild Cherry color. It sounds awkward to refer to such a mundane appliance as sexy, but nonetheless the red is just that. It pops nicely against our mocha paint in the laundry/kitchen area. So not only is this unit visually stunning (again - hard to believe I'm talking about a washing machine and not an exotic car with such jargon!), but also incredibly efficient and effective. While the options are numerous, a quick read of the instructions manual or PDF online will have you up and running in no time. The automatic dispensing of HE detergent (liquid or powder, but I recommend liquid), fabric softener, pre-wash, and bleach takes all the guess work out of cleaning your clothes. I've found the pre-wash to be very effective at helping clean some of my red clay soiled jeans. I also got some dark cherry juice from cherries on a white t-shirt out without a trace. I didn't get a stain on the shirt intentionally, but I figured this would be a good litmus test for how efficaciously the washer cleaned clothes. It worked like a champ! When they first released appliances other than TVs, I was skeptical of LG. I once remarked, I don't want my refrigerator made by people who specialize in TVs. I can honestly say, I have been proven wrong. I would have no qualms buying a refrigerator or washer from either company. The highest compliment I can give LG is that they completely exceeded every expectation I had for this machine. Nothing feels cheap at all about this machine. It is truly a fantastic washer and, for the first time ever, everybody in the house wants to do the laundry!
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I'm not happy with the washer. My main issues are machine noise and scent of the washed items. The washer is either extremely quiet or extremely loud, depending on where it is in...Read complete review
I'm not happy with the washer. My main issues are machine noise and scent of the washed items. The washer is either extremely quiet or extremely loud, depending on where it is in the cycle. During the spin cycle it sounds like a jet engine revving up and there is a thumping noise. I keep checking to make sure the machine is balanced on the floor, and it is. Even something as benign as water filling the machine is loud, with these repetitive short bursts of loud water pressure, which jolt the hose so much it thwaps back against the wall every time the water stops. Clothes don't come out smelling very nice. It's a more neutral smell, with arm pit areas still having some body odor. I've taken to using two dryer sheets just to try to get that nice scent I'm used to. I've washed brand new items that have that slightly chemically smell and the chemical odor doesn't come out. I've also tried using the pre-wash feature but it didn't help the odor issue and it ruined one of my favorite washable wool sweaters, which had done just fine in the gentle cycle of my old machine. I also find having to wipe the door a nuisance and think this is a design flaw that the consumer is forced to compensate for. I don't even know if wiping is going to work in the long run. My sister has had her front loader for a year, and I walked into her laundry room the other day and it reaked of mildew odor. I thought great, is this what I have to look forward to, long after the return grace period when I am officially stuck with this washer. I was expecting a low water level, but what I see is no water level. It's basically wet clothes tumbling around. I don't know if that's normal. It doesn't look like the graphics I've seen which show a quarter to a third of the machine filled with water. Even the chirpy tune annoys me now because I don't feel chirpy about this machine. I feel like the consumer has been forced into these HE front loaders. I really just wanted a high quality old style top loader with an agitator, but such a machine does not exist. The non-HE top loaders with agitators are now the budget option, with few features and lots of negative user reviews. So I decided to go with the flow and buy a front loader because I didn't want a cheapy machine. But now that I'm dissatisfied with this front loader I don't feel like there's a washer out there for me. I know there are others like me, so I don't know why the manufacturers don't offer at least one high end model of the old style.
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from San Marcos, CA, USA
Comments about LG White Extra Large Capacity TurboWash Front Load Steam Washer:
My unwelcomed Christmas gift was to wake up the next morning and find my dryer was dead...So after reading Consumer Reports and lots of reviews we chose to replace both the washer and dryer with the LG. Didn't think I needed the 'extra' features, but now cant live without them. Things are cleaner, I actually like doing laundry now :) And thanks to our salesman for convincing me we needed the pedestals - my back and knees thank him every time I use the washer and dryer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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i love these machines
I shopped for sometime to compare for best quality and best buy. I purchased the set washer/dryer in the Cherry Red because I think their beautiful and who doesn't want a pretty washer/dryer. I love their performance and ease to use. I am still amazed how well things come so clean and come out so spin dried that it doesn't take but half the time to dry like my old standard dryer did.
Great washer for the price
from Kansas, USA
Overall washing features, especially the steam cycle and ability to change wash time, water temperatures and spin speeds are great except for Turbo Wash feature which can not be disengage for the most popular cycles (Cotton/Normal & Heavy Duty) so you end up playing with cycle features to increase washing time which can be frustrating. Clothes are clean and use of water and detergent is very low. Adding a pedicel is expensive but a must so you are not constantly bending over.
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This product has great features
from Covington, GA, USA
Bought this washer from Home Depot. Great price--great features--love this washer and plan to buy matching dryer soon.
I love my LG washer
from Carlsbad, CA, USA
The LG washer with steam fresh has been a wonderful investment. I have had mine for 4 years and it hasn't had any problems. Yesterday I purchased a new one and the gas dryer for my daughter's home. Hopefully she will have the same experience as I have had. It saves water and spins the water out of the cloths so well, you can use a conventional dryer and the cloths dry in 1/2 the time. I have recently recommended LG to a friend, who were looking for a new washer.
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from Freeland, WA, USA
I like everything about this washer except it does not have a m"warm/warm" setting.
Washer does a great clean job
from Pearland, TX, USA
Clothes really come out clean. It's a water saver as well. Other than the fact that the spin cycle is loud, the washer does a extremely good job.
from Odessa, TX
I love, love, love my red LG washer! It is so efficient and quiet, and I love all the options I have for different washes. Would definitely recommend this product to my friends!
Exceeded my expectations
from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Great options for different types of laundry. Sings to me (love!!)
I have only used the machine for about a month and the difference is already noticeable in my clothing. Less wash time is a huge advantage. Plus the red looks great!
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