Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb39 Great Product
This washer is fantastic. The large tub is great for bedding, and with so many settings, it accommodates all types and sizes of laundry. I particularly like the soak cycle - clothes come out clean as a whistle.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cccartec A great value
I bought my washer six weeks ago. I would give it an excellent rating in every category but I don't have the information regarding long-term usage. If the washer is performing at the levels it is doing as a new washer in five years I will submit another review. I have read other reviews regarding this product and I would like to address the complaints concerning the washer's ability to get the clothes clean. The washer has all the features necessary to get clothes clean but there is very little that can be done about the condition of the water. Hard water is detrimental and it leaves a residue that causes odors and makes the soap stick to the clothes. The other complaint was the mushroom effect that happens after the spin cycle. One of the excellent features of this washer is that it attempts to redistribute the clothes before it begins a cycle. Unfortunately if there is a heavy load it can't do it alone. It's important to place the clothes as much as possible away from the center of the drum. Also, it is important not to use too much soap in the HE models. If hard water is used it's tempting but it will only cause long-term problems with the washer. If possible get a water conditioner if you are going to buy a HE washer.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MWheeler81 Great Washer - after initial kinks
I did a lot of research before purchasing this washer, including talking with a few different appliance sales venues, as well as Consumer Reports. It works well and is very efficient - overall, I've been happy.
However, my friend purchased the same washer about 2 months prior to me, and upon arrival off the truck, her drum was cracked. She had to wait for the washer to be replaced.
When I recieved my washer, I watched it be taken out of the box in my driveway and unloaded/installed in my laundry room. On the 2nd load of laundry I did, the washer locked up, suspended the cycle, and the display froze. I finally unplugged the washer to see if it would reset, and it would no longer turn on. The self-diagnostic feature will only work if the washer will turn on, so I was unable to use that. The washer also never unlocked itself, so I couldn't get my laundry out. I had to wait for another washer to be delivered, so a load of 2 sets of sheets with soapy water had to sit in my washer for 3 days until a new one could be delivered. The delivery man had to use a screwdriver to bust the lock in order for me to get my wet sheets out. He said it was the 3rd washer he'd had to do that on. I did notice that the self-closing lid slammed more than the display model in the store, and the spin cycle was louder than I anticipated. When my 2nd brand new washer was installed, it has worked great. Lid doesn't slam (a big selling point for me with little ones that like to help), and spin cylce is very quiet, and more efficient than the first washer that was delivered.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate22 Wife says it's the tops
Wife likes everything about this washing machine & is very happy.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 This Washer has been great!
We have enjoyed this washer. It is does a great job on cleaning, adjusted to use only the water needed, and has a variety of settings for quickwash and soak when needed.
A round of vinegar through the bleach funnel on a tub wash cycle helps address the issues that arise with the buildup that seems to be typical with HE washers.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb Love this washer!
This washer holds a ton of clothes and is so super smart!! I am pretty sure I have used all the features by now. It is very quiet and it gets everything clean.
October 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joyce47204 Cleans well
I like this washer's big tub capacity and it spins a lot of the water out of the clothes prior to drying, however I do not like that it doesn't put much water in for the wash cycle even when I push the add extra water button. Barely enough to wet the clothes and it doesn't seem to agitate well when there's not enough water in it; therefore the clothes do not get as clean as I would like.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dancr Don't listen to any bad reviews!
I put off getting a much needed new washer because of all the negative reviews of any of the current products out there. I subscribed to Consumer Reports, read 100's of reviews, and finally chose the LG Wave Force. I am incredibly happy with it! There are so many ways to get just the wash you want from delicates, to comforters, to 9 beach towels in a load. The machine calculates so that plenty of water is used. And the spin cycle takes a lot of water out of the load so that drying time is less. I have had the washer/dryer about 3 months now and certainly made the right decision!
September 23, 2014