Love the large capacity. Wish I bought the WHITE because the Graphite Steel is very, very dreary in my basement. Also, wish LG would put LIGHTS on the inside drum, especially the washer. When I open the doors, I can't see what's inside. There is a light that goes on sometimes in the dryer, but not necessarily when you're just opening the door. Wish the DELAY feature offered a shorter timeframe than 1 hour as often I just want to delay the wash 10 minutes or so. I can stop the wash cycle if I forget to add an item. Just have to reset it from scratch. You can open the door when there's still water in the drum, but you have to turn the cycle off. There's hardly any space to add fabric softener or liquid bleach. Also, the fabric softener & liquid bleach bins are very difficult to remove. Wish it was fingerprint proof. Wish the 5.2 cubic foot came in CHERRY RED, which is the color I preferred.
I, too, purchased this washing machine on Nov. 29, 2013. Now, it won't power on. I did the trouble shooting with no success. The product should not have any problems with it so soon and for being so expensive. I am disappointed. The soonest a service person could come out, happens to be the last day of the 30 return policy. SAD!
Good thing we don't get our clothes too soiled. Because I can't image how they would get clean. We have a small long haired black cat (which we've had for 10 years). Instead of her fur being washed and rinsed down the drain it forms into small black balls and is then transferred to all the other clothes in that wash load. It's not like the clothes are covered in cat hair! At the end of the dry cycle you need to pick all the little balls off the clothes before putting them away. Never had this trouble with any of my other washing machines .
I received this with matching dryer two days ago, and I'm pleased. With ours resting on a concrete floor, it's quiet. In fact, it hums and whirs pleasantly. The chimes are as catchy as Nintendo melodies. I was concerned about was long wash times. However, because the washer weighs each load, and because of various shorter cycles and a Turbo-wash feature, wash times can be much shorter. It all depends. My clothes do come out cleaner than ever. Button and dial feel are the best I've tried, although I think there's room for improvement here. Door action is smooth and solid. I was surprised to see the energy star slip on my machine estimate the average yearly electricity cost to be $10. You read that right: Ten. Dollars. Efficient! The matching dryer's SteamFresh setting took some crusty, stale, unfolded laundry and freshened it right up for folding, leaving the clothes soft, and static- and wrinkle-free. Lastly, on both units I love the time-remaining display.
Washes clothes well. My clothes smell so fresh.. Even cleans baseball pants with red mud on them! Washes huge loads of laundary. Happy!
This LG is brand new and already destructive. I opened my load of whites tonight to find my two beautiful cotton nightgowns ripped to shreds at the bottom. The entire bottom of one was ripped off and hanging by one part in the back. The other had the same rips and damage, but the more of the bottom was still attached. Both are destroyed. These were washed on the cotton setting with ONE extra rinse. Cotton nighties, cotton setting. So be prepared for your fancy new washer to be rendered useless for washing anything you value. Now I'll only use the delicates setting and lingerie bags until they come out and either haul the flipping thing off or fix it. I don't want to see anyone go through the anger I am going through over this--something this expensive destroying things after a month. I'm infuriated. Do no companies make a quality product anymore? I have posted the pictures on the **********'s web reviews if you would like to see the damage. I wish I could attach the shots here.
We have a family of five, with two kids who are potty training. We bought this washing machine because we couldn't wash one complete set of bedding at a time in our old top loader. With this new machine we can was both sets of bedding (including comforters) and still have room to wash more. We can also wash everything on our Cal-King bed with one load, and we still have additional space in the drum. We love the space, but we honestly have never packed it full yet. Maybe it's bigger than we needed?
We went from the old whirlpool duet- to this we got it today and already did 4 loads of wash that was backed up from the old one dieing on thursday - we ordered this sat nite got it mon at 3pm our clothes have never been cleaner it does vibrate a little (we have it on the pedistal) but nothing like the old one( it danced all over )not this lg we closed the laundry room door and couldnt even hear or feel anything,we do however have the floor under it reenforced because of the old machine I would recommend this to anyone with a ton of laundry every week that you never seem to finish Im done after my next load and I usually do 3+ loads a day hurray!! Love it love it love it- cant wait to do all the sheets!
Dont beleive the hype for this unit. I have had nothing but problems with it since day one. WHile its a big 5.1 cu ft capacity they didnt upgrade the suspension system from the smaller units. So it can still only hold 24 lbs of clothes the same as any other 4.3 cu ft washer. The machine shakes the whole house when you put in a full load. It has also eaten a few of my work shirts because of the seam in the tub. They use a 2 peice drum wich leaves a very rigid seam on the inside of the drum wich eates clothes. The sales person told me the acess to the filter on the bottom was a nice feature but come to find out they need it there because of a design flaw. There is a large gap between the tub and seal alowing for more things like change and baby socks to get into the pump. If you look atwhirlpool machine its a night and day difference. Somethign small but very annoying is that the computer resets every time you turn off the power. it dosent remeber how you set your cycles