Picey but good
After 10 years my reliable 1600rpm, A+, 5kg Indesit gave up. I wanted a new machine with a larger load capacity, 5kg+, more efficient than A+ and as simple and easy to use.
After much searching I decided on the "LG 8Kg Steam Direct Drive F1480TDS Free Standing 1400 RPM washing machines in White" - catchy inst it? It was tad pricey (even though it was the best overall price delivered + recycling of old machine) but LG is a good brand, the direct motor seemed interesting and the 8kg load capacity with a A+++ rating ticked all the boxes.
Turns out 8kg isn't 8kg. Reading through the manual its around 5kg and 8kg in certain circumstances. As mentioned by previous reviewers, the manual isn't great but for a simpleton like me, the easy to use programs and settings are very handy.
Ran it for three weeks now and I'm happy. The control knob criticism by the video demonstrator is unfounded and I would have liked the door to open more than 90 degrees to make loading/unloading a bit easier as well as having the door slightly higher to make it easy to fit a washing basket flush with the machine but they are niggles. The door is large and controls solid to use.
Time Save makes a serious difference on the wash time but the wash is still good and thorough - half my wash is white cotton. You'll only need one water connection (hot is preferable) and if you have a 'soft' floor you'll need the feet cushions which are extras. Bit skeptical on the low spin speed (old machine was 1600rpm) but does the job and it's quiet. Granted I'm coming from a 10 year old machine, but even on a normal run (i.e. not on silent mode), I can't hear it and find myself checking if its alright every now and again.
Time will tell if the investment will last but after three weeks, all is well.
23 July 2013
Excellent Washing Machine. Fast, Quiet,Wash quality excellent.
07 July 2013
LG 1480TDS Washing Machine
Purchased this to replace dying whirlpool. Didn't realise how loud old one had become. Not silent but can use the phone in the same room now. Plays a tune when finished couldn't work out what the noise was at first kept looking for a phone. Washes well and spins well great capacity got through washing in about half the normal loads.
08 June 2013
I chose this machine for its quality, looks and performance. I have been pleasantly surprised by its low noise level in operation with the direct drive system, its ability to cope with bulk washing, that is 8 kg and the only complaint I have to date is the maximum spin rate. Perhaps it could have been slightly higher. Other than this I love my LG washing machine.
31 May 2013