This washer does it all. I especially like the larger capacity so going to a laundry mat for comforters is a thing of the past. The high efficiency saves on detergent and electricity. I think everyone should own one!
October 29, 2011
Bigger Loads & Cleaner Clothes
We have a family with 3 teenage boys and there always seems to be a mountain of clothes and towels to wash. We purchased our LG Washer after learning of it's high capacity, but quickly learned that there's so many other benefits. The controls and features are easy to use, we use less water and electricity, and our clothes have never been cleaner. We thought we'd never really use the steam wash feature, but found out it's great for removing stains. We couldn't be happier with our purchase.
September 17, 2011
Items to Consider before buying
I am very dissatisfied with this machine. I have owned this product for just over a year. It replaced a front load LG washer I had owned for only five months that had several balance problems and excessive water discharge noise. I was told that the WM2801HLA model was designed for Second Floor usage meaning that it had advanced balance capability to work on non-concrete floors and a redesigned water discharge motor mount for noise reduction. It is quieter on water discharge then the previous model, but the machine moves on the floor due to the out of balance shuffle at the beginning of the spin, it mysteriously and sporadically leaks small amounts of water and it takes a very long time to run a wash cycle. Also, I have to leave the door open all the time it is not in use to make sure it doesn’t promote a mildew smell.
If you are seriously considering purchasing this machine, or any front load clothes washer, consider the following points: It is almost a necessity to station the unit on a concrete floor to minimize vibration and balance issues; While shopping in the store and looking at the appearance of the front load model you are considering, open its door and picture it in your home with the door open “all the time it is not in use” because the first time the door is left closed with, or without, a load of wet cloths inside for several hours, it will start a never ending mildew growth and the smell will never completely be gone, and because this is such a common occurrence there are the expensive detergents that have been specially designed to remove the mildew and smell which must be used repeatedly with an empty tub for the full wash cycle duration (so much for the water and power efficiency of this high-tech device.) Good luck!
March 20, 2011
LOVING THEM BOTH!
We bought a matching washer (WM2801HLA) and dryer (DLEX2801L) about 6 months ago - and love them both! The steam function on both the washer and dryer are amazing. I've taken car rags and put them through a hygiene cycle in the washer, and they come out looking like new. The only con I have found is that when the washer is up to full speed on the spin, it tends to sound like a jet going over the house and, if not balanced to a tee, can shake the floor.
What a power saving - less water and soap for the washer, and because it spins so well, less drying time!
October 4, 2010