I recommend this LG washer
Turbowash is fast, cleans well. All cycle times are shorter and clean better than those of 2006 front load LG. New LG front loader is much quieter. Magnet keeps door in place without sealing when machine is not in use, allowing air circulation in washer and door out of walkway--a plus. Decided not to place washer on pedestal this time--to use top for folding--a good move. Problem: Dark control buttons are difficult to read (lack of contrast) unless light shines directly on them. 2006 LG control panel's dark letters on white background were easy to read. Prefer Tide granular over liquid as granular rinses out better, I feel.
December 8, 2013
Transitioned from an old school top loader to this model. This model came highly regarded in some consumer magazine reviews. Looks very nice and appears well built. Used it to wash darks, lights, whites, and delicates and the results are very solid. Would not hesitate to recommend this to others
November 28, 2013
Technology makes a difference
This machine uses much less water and spins water from clothes much better than our old 80s era top loader ever did. This means the dryer runs also runs less.
The water inlet valves open and close very fast a dozen or more times per cycle. This caused a problem with water hammer in our plumbing, as others have reported. Fortunately suppressors are available for not much money at hardware stores. We installed these at the washer inlet which greatly reduced the problem, but I may add two more at the hose inlets to make sure any pipe movement is minimized. I think LG should add this function internally to the washer for next generation models.
November 22, 2013
I have been using the Tide pods and there is always leftover detergent and residue in the compartment. If I use the powdered pods, they are almost completely intact after running a cycle. My clothes do not come out smelling as fresh as with my old washer. I do not know how clean my clothes are really getting and do not understand why the detergent is not dissolving.
November 19, 2013