Features worth the value!
We cannot be more pleased with our LG washer. The mundane task of laundry has turned into such a joy. Now I am confident that stains are removed and the quality of our clothing stays intact! With our old unit there was no such thing as throwing the kids' school backpacks in the wash. Now I can easily clean their school backpacks and lunch boxes without hassle. Which saves us money from constantly buying new ones! To my surprise I used the "hand wash" feature for two sweaters I normally would take to the dry cleaners. All I can say now is that our usual dry cleaner will not see me as often!
I would highly recommend this unit to anyone who has kids or basically anyone who enjoys clean clothes!
February 15, 2014
Fast and efficient
I bought this washer in January of this year and am so surprised that I actually enjoy doing laundry. It has a very big tub, doesn't use a lot of water, and is very quiet. I also can't believe how fast it works. So far extremely pleased.
March 4, 2014
This is probably the best and most efficient washing machine I have ever owned. It uses less water - has a huge array of customizable settings and options. For example you could do a 20 mins quick wash for smaller loads. It also is large enough to do blankets and comforters. It does a great job removing blemishes and doesn't make much sound during a wash cycle. I researched several brands (Samsung, Whirpool & GE# and went with LG due to all the features, reviews and recommendations. I purchased the dryer to go with this unit - both look great and work amazingly well. They are simple to use - simple as playing a DVD #literally) there is a play and stop button.
February 28, 2014
Cleans so much better than my last machine.
This machine is replacing our 20+ year old top loader, so the contrast is striking in many ways. The capacity is about 1-1/2 times our old machine. Some of our family members work with industrial oils, fuel, and lubricants, and their clothes used to come out of our old machine still smelling. There is still a slight odor, which I would expect, but the odor is now only faintly noticeable. In terms of noise, our old machine emitted a low, powerful hum while agitating. Now we hear about five short intermittent clunks at the beginning when the tub is turning and filling. Other than that I don't hear much noise at all until the spin cycle, but nothing beyond what I would expect. I noticed at least one other reviewer complained that the the clothes come out twisted, but I see no evidence of that. As a matter of fact, this machine extracts a lot more water from the clothes WITHOUT manhandling them. On an average, I have been able to reduce our drying time from about 50 minutes to 37-40 minutes for a large load. The options are awesome, and I especially like the hand wash setting (even gentler than the delicates) for wool sweaters. In other words, so far I love this machine. If we could have fit it, I would have chosen the WM8000 5.2 capacity model, but this one is a custom fit in our laundry room, and is plenty big. My hunch is that it's the exact same machine as the WM8000, but just a little smaller at 4.3 cu ft. You should be aware that a little maintenance is required for front loaders, but don't let that deter you. You have to clean the pump filter once a month, which is a 2-minute task. You're also supposed to wipe the rubber drum seal and the inside of the door after each use to prevent mildew. I wipe it every three times or so, and it seems to be fine. Just make sure to always keep the door ajar when not doing a load.
February 22, 2014