Rated 4 out of 5 by Bill Read the Manual but Clear Details Lacking
Two weeks since installation and it has some great features including that of being quieter than most, most of the time. There are a couple of exceptions such as when it's first started there is some strange mechanical clicking (almost clanking) that is apparently it getting it's mechanical act aligned by its computer. The other, is if it gets its load out of balance before initiating a spin-cycle it can shake the entire room. This can be addressed but the manual is more than vague on how to deal with it.
On the very positive side these seem to be short and transient issues and for the most part this is a very quite and (seemingly) solidly built machine. It does get clothes, sheets and toweling very clean, which is what it's supposed to do. And once you get used to the computerized input (versus previous mechanically operated machines) it seems ultimately to do a good job.
Ask again in a couple of years...
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stayathomedad FANTASTIC Washer IF YOU FOLLOW Product Manual
This is my second LG Washer. They are extremely quiet and effective washers. This washer has great variety, can wash quickly when lightly soiled, or has many options for deep cleaning ("Bright Whites", steam clean, etc). Some have complained that it leaks, and it will IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE. (Many folks don't do the proper maintenance, and then complain when it doesn't work perfectly). If it leaks - whether you've had it for 10 years or a day, follow the trouble shooting instructions - wipe clean the gasket and the door, clean out the trap filter, and add chlorine and put an empty load on "TUB CLEAN". IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC! (I did it soon after I had it delivered). If you do the regularly recommended maintenance, it will work like a charm and last for many years. It's among the top rated by Consumer Reports. Years ago, LG had trouble stocking parts for washers, but now you can order nearly any part on-line and have it delivered in 1-2 days (which I did for my first LG washer / dryer set).
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by D. All we need and more
The washer is almost fun to use. Does a fine job on all of our household needs.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IRMAX4054 EXCELLENT FEATURES AT A FAIR PRICE
GOOD LOOKING MACHINE WITH A VARIETY OF USEFUL FEATURES. VERY QUIET WHEN IN USE. EXCELLENT CLEANING AND DRYING.STEAM CLEANING EASY TO USE AND PROVIDES GREAT RESULTS.
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by irjm1 I really like this washer
This is my second front loading washer. The first lasted about 13 years. I can't speak to the long term reliability of this washer but after one month of use, I really like it. It has all the features I wanted as far as being able to adjust for different types of wash loads with extra rinses, prewash, etc when needed. It is large enough for fairly bulky items, up to a queen size comforter. It spins much better than my old one, shortening the time in the dryer by 10 to 15 min per load. I found that the turbo wash feature really speeds the wash time, and the clothes still are clean, so I use it most of the time. It has a few regular maintenance suggestions (dry the rubber piece when finished with the day's loads and clean the filter pump once a month) and I have found them very quick and easy to do. The only caution I have is that if you have some types of plumbing, I can see where water hammer might be a problem as stated by other reviews of this washer. The valves do really snap shut tight multiple times as the washer fills. It has not caused any problem with my plumbing, but appears to be a problem for some people.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJC Love this washer!
Everything has come out Super Clean. Even old stains have come out.
The customer service on the 800 number has been very helpful. I've called twice with questions and they were answered very quickly. They were also very friendly.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by m2leslie Great Washer
I enjoy the many efficient cycles of this washer. There is sufficient capacity to reduce the number of loads each week.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sara Super washer!
My old washer was more expensive with a whole lot of features that I never used and broke a number of times. My new LG front load washer is a larger capacity with same features and costs less and works super. I am really happy with my choice.
April 28, 2014