"I did a lot of research before I replaced my older Amana frontloader. The Amana lasted a whopping 4 years before the control panel went bad. I narrowed the selections down to this LG 4801 and a LG 5001. I was going to buy the 5001 with the 6 Motion Technology because I thought the 4801 didn't have it since it is not advertised on the washer....but through some research, I discovered that the 4801 uses the same exact washing technology as the more expensive 5001. According to LG, it has the 6 Motion technology even though it is not marketed for that model.
This washer produces great results. It does use a little more water than our old front loader, but no more mildew, smells, leaking seals, etc. I did purchase a 5 year extended warranty with this washer,which I normally don't do, so I have peace of mind for at least 5 years. Great washer.....and one other thing.....I purchased it on sale for $499, which is terrific. The dryer matches this unit and it is great, too."
Cons: When it breaks, door is locked. Breaks within 2 weeks of buying.
"Worked great initially. However, within 2 weeks of being setup my washer lost power during a wash cycle, locking the door with the clothes all inside. LG technician informed me over the phone on the day that they were supposed to come out to fix it that a new circuit board will be needed and it sounded like this has happened before. Over the next 5 days of waiting for the part with no update from the technician I then called to find out that it would take 2-3 weeks to get the replacement part. I then called Geek Squad who were much more responsive. Someone out the next day, part ordered for 6 days later. Meanwhile, my clothes are soaking in dirty, soapy water and presumably the washer is getting a nice mildew scent."
With 3.7 cu ft of large capacity, this high-efficiency top-load washer is loaded with innovative features to provide a great washing experience. The TrueBalance Anti Vibration System is designed to reduce washer noise and vibrations, while the Electronic Control Panel with LED display and soft-touch buttons help you select the right settings and cycle everytime. Bundle these with the 10 year warranty on its Direct Drive motor, and you can see that this washer is a great choice for both performance and reliability.
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