I like everything about this machine, except one!
Looks good, easy to operate, cleans well, great spinner - really dry. A good warranty of two years Parts & Labour, and a massive 10 year warranty on the motor. Regretfully, in my view, there is one really BIG problem with this machine. It takes an inordinate time to do a very basic wash. Take for example a 4Kg dry load of basic everyday washing including a couple of pillow cases , some underwear, a couple of short sleeved cotton shirts, a couple of small hand towells, a couple of T shirts and two pairs of light weight cotton pyjama trousers, not to mention the odd handkerchief and pair of socks. On a fairly standard 'Cotton' wash at 40 degrees, this takes a full 210 minutes - Yes 3 and a half hours. This is not an isolated incident. Used this cycle now three times, only a matter of a few minutes between them. On discussing this issue with LG staff, it appears there are no specified times for the various cycles, and a full 7Kg load could well take 4 and a half to 5 hours to complete on this programme. I must add that I have not tried this example. A great machine if you don't mind waiting half a working day for a modest 4Kg load.
22 October 2013
We had our old hotpoint machine for about 8 years and really abused it!! It finally gave up and was totally unrepairable! It took us days of searching to find the perfect machine and we think this one fits the bill. The only reservation I had when making the final decision was the wash time, in the product info it states 2 hours for a normal wash, which put me off as my old machine was much quicker, But so far the longest wash I have selected is 1 hour, with a quick wash at 30 mins. I would highly recommend this machine, in fact I already have! And also the boots service was second to none & cheapest around.
19 October 2013