Washing Machines Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Reliable, Hard Working Machine
We bought this machine used in July 2009 from the people that sold us the house it was in. We've been a family of four, so steady use for 9 years now. No repairs have been required in that time. We use the "quick 30" cycle as its perfectly adequate. We don't use the high speed spin as we don't find that necessary either (we're living in a dry climate so drying is not an issue for us), and I suspect the high speeds shorten the life of the product and probably result in the noise and vibration that some people complain about. We're replacing it because a friend sold us a much newer machine for almost nothing (they're headed overseas), but this thing would probably keep on going if asked.
We have had this washing machine since Jan 2008 so it has been perfect. Has lasted 10 years. In the last two years, we have been using this for a family of 4 and it has held up with use with 4-5 loads a week. I keep expecting it to die but it is still going!
Excellent Washer Never Had Any Issues
Bought 2nd hand and have had this washer for 18 months and it always does the job. Super reliable and even though the main cycle takes a little long just plan around it. Super easy go out, walk the dog, go to the gym. It is 100% fit for purpose!! Would definitely have again.
Got 10 Years Out of It
After 10 years of faithful service, have decided to retire our WD-8015C washer and upgrade to a new LG. Very happy with the machine with controls very easy to use. Only issues were that over last 6 months, had some water leaking from the seals but this was minimal so wasn't overly concerned. Did sound like a jumbo was taking off in the laundry during spin cycle. But apart from that, was a good machine. Hopefully, our new LG will give us 10 years os service as well.
Didnt want to replace it!
I purchased this washing machine in 2006, and one of the shock absorbers went on it last week. Over the last 8 years this machine had not missed a beat, even though it had been used nearly every single day. It has now been repaired and it's working as perfectly as it did the day I bought it. It was reliable, and easy to use. It's a shame its been discontinued, as I would have replaced it with the same style of machine.
Will never buy LG again
I bought my first LG front loader over ten years ago and after 5 years the bearings went and it went out of balance all the time then I went to purchase a new one and was told that it was a known fault of that particular model and they had upgraded it to a new model WD- 8015c without that issue and as I really liked the machine with all the settings I LOVE so consequently bought another one only to find out now 5 years later again a repeat of the same issue so am out looking for another new front loader needless to say that I WONT BE BUYING ANOTHER LG !!
7 kg Front Load Washer
Would not recommend to a friend. I don't understand why it is called a 7kg Front Load washer when most of the recommended maximum load is 3.0kg and 2.0kg for most of the cycles.For example Synthetic has less than 3.0 kg, Quick 30 less than 2.0 Kg. If more weight is added the machine will not spin. Out of the six different cycles five cycles have the maximum load less than 3.0 kgs. Also the cycles are too long for example Cotton takes 2 hours 38 minutes which is a joke. I can hand wash them faster.
I don't understand why it is called a 7kg Fron...t Load washer when most of the recommended maximum load is 3.0kg and 2.0kg for most of the cycles.For example Synthetic has less than 3.0 kg, Quick 30 less than 2.0 Kg. If more weight is added the machine will not spin. Out of the six different cycles five cycles have the maximum load less than 3.0 kgs. Also the cycles are too long for example Cotton takes 2 hours 38 minutes which is a joke. I can hand wash them faster.
Never again will our family buy a LG product. Have had bad experiences with a LG mobile phone and LG microwave. Our LG front loader washing machine has rarely washed clothes properly. The machine is noisy. Unless one selects the Quick 30 minute wash cycle the cycles are extremely long. The machine likes to "dance" across the floor; have tried different things to correct this but with little success. This machine "blew up" within a short time of purchasing it new. LG did repair it under warranty.
Like the front loader for water usage efficiency.
Lots, please read the review.
Works reliably, cleans well
I got mine second hand from a washing machine repairer. We have had it for a year, and it hasn't missed a beat. I love that if you switch it off for a few minutes after starting a load, the door unlocks so you can add or change a load. It can tend to wander over the laundry if not balanced, but that is an installation error not a machine error. If I had a small home it would be a little noisy but this being my first front loader I am not sure if it is noisier or quieter than other front loaders. It certainly isn't noisier than my old top loader, just different noises. Good range of loads, 30 minute wash for every day loads does just fine.
Easy, reliable, good features
nothing, I love it
I cannot get this machine to spin only
Sometimes I wash clothes by hand, but like using the spin cycle to help get rid of the water.
This machine does not seem to be able to do that?
There is a RINSE cycle but i don't want the clothes rinsed, I just want them spun.
Normally after handwashing them and rinsing them by hand, I HAVE to get the machine to do the RINSE cycle to get to the spin..... seems ridiculous.
It's called Intellowasher - it's not that intelligent that it can't just do a spin cycle onlyi!!! :(
Like that it's white
It can't spin cycle only
Bought our lg second hand at tender centre for $200, it's still going now 6 years , no rust but finally the front seal needs to be replaced ,( probably due to nail etc in pockets) and its probably going to cost more for the part and an installer. I don't find this machine noisy at all compared to friends washing machines and if the misses stops missing with the powder and softener it would be real clean too.
We purchased this product a few yrs ago and decided on a front loader instead of a top loader as it uses less water. Love that it uses less water and you can choose what spin speed you want, love that it has a child lock but it sounds like a jet taking off when it goes into spin mode and i was told it was "whisper quiet" lol the front door locks as soon as its turned on which is a pain if you have forgotten something, the child lock is great but you can still press the power button which you than have to start from the beginning again which is a bit silly, and the cotton wash takes forever to wash around about 2.5 hrs
Energy efficient, water efficient,
Length of wash, loud, once wash starts you can't stop and add more clothes,
Terrible washing machine
When we first bought the machine a couple of years ago. I already notice that it is very noisy. Especially when it spin, there are very terrible high pinch noise, I told to my friends about their washing machine and know that is wrong, so I contacted LG, a few weeks later, someone came and check, and he said it is like that, nothing he can do. So I had no choice but have to cope with it!!! And detergent still got stuck in the clothes, and have to wash it again, which is at least half an hour because it take like two hours if using other func...tions, so we only use the quick wash which take about 30 mins!!!! This is the worse washing machine ever!! Now, I had a new born baby, so much to wash, but the machine just too noisy and always disrupt my baby's sleep!!! I regret that I didn't take up the complain further to LG customer service for that terrible high pitch noise at the beginning! Inexpensive, but not worth it at all Noisy, only the quick wash function is reasonable washing time, other functions are useless, they All take Forever to finish!
too much bling
Ive had it just over 5 years and seems to wash well. I doesn't leap across the floor when you fully load it and it seems to cope with unbalanced loads, only when leveled properly. The ordinary wash tries to make a career out of washing your stuff, it takes forever! But the quick wash takes just over half an hour and seems good enough. NOTE : this machine beeps seven times like a microwave when finished and its loud! Run it everyday and it will eventually get on your wick!
The door closed sensor plays up though, which went wrong right a...t the end of the warranty. It wont start sometimes and needs you to hold the door in for a second, and due to this and other 'end of warranty' problems with other LG products I wont be buying LG again. Lots of options, quick wash cycle is good, copes with heavy items Intermittent fault with door sensor, doesnt rinse properly needing extra rinse button pressing
Good water efficient washing machine
We've had this machine for 4 5years now. It's still working quite well now. As with most front loaders, you can't add more clothes after you switch it on. If you've just switched it on and realise that you've forgotten to put something in, just switch off the machine and wait for about 5 minutes forl the door to unlock.
It's only now that we find an accumulation of mold around the seal of the door. Since then, we'd been cleaning the seals with clove oil and keeping the door open after a wash.
moldy seals that are difficult to clean
Works OK, but problems with cycle
I bought this machine 18 months ago second had for just $20! So I won't complain too much. However, the machine will only run now on one cycle (quick 30),
Machine was refusing to spin a lot in the past. Door used to get stuck and refused to open. Both problems seem to be cured by leaving the machine plugged in to the power socket at all times, with the power switch permanantly on. I don't know why this has fixed the problem, but it has for us.
Good looking machine and is working for us quiet reliably now we know its faults and quirks!
Good looking, works well if you take the time to get to know it
Lots of things, door stuck, cycles go nuts, refuse to spin if not plugged in at all times!
Mine has been good as gold for 2.5 years
Really suprised reading some of these reviews. Have owned this machine for 2.5 years. Never had a service call or anything. No problems whatsoever. Only washes for one. Quick 30 is fine but the longer washes are brilliant and don't go on for any more than 50 minutes on my machine. Even on pretty soiled clothing. Some pre-wash spray, good washing powder and away you go ! Maybe there was a few bad ones floating about or something. SPin can be a bit brutal @ 800 but 600 and 400 are fine on mine. 800 is overkill really. My machine is amazingly wat...er efficent too so again, can only think that a few on here have just been plain unlucky really. You do have to run a cloth over the inner door seal, as a few have said here and also drain he machine every so often which takes all of 1 minute. Not every wash though. I have never had the mould issue some talk about here. I leave the door ajar after I use it and have never had to wipe the drum down after a wash. So impressed was I with this machine , that I just bought a new LG 7.5kg front loader. Forget the model number. It is the belt drive effort with a 10 year motor warranty, 2 years on all other parts. Add to that a four year extended warranty and you cannot go wrong really. Cheap,Water Efficient,Energy Efficient. Just an all round brilliant washing machine! Honestly. I cannot think of any at all !!
Biggest piece of c#@p!
Within two years, water started running down front of the machine from the detergent dispenser. I checked in the upper area of the dispensor box, and it was rusting out. Still within warranty I complained to LG customer service, and they stated that they did not cover under warranty for rusting. They did not want to hear of my concerns of POOR DESIGN. I sent multiple letters (with photos) to the LG Customer Service Team Leader and only got letters back stating that the "rust is caused from the environment the washing machine is in".... - Yes th...e washing machine is in a laundry, an operates with water!!! They sent two different repair men to look at it for reporting back to LG. (I could only imagine what they were charged for that) I never received a response from them with the outcome. When I finally got a hold of them to get something done, they asked if I had extended warranty, (which I had) I should take it up with them. Extended warranty doesnt cover for rust either so got nowhere with that. The machine finally stopped working during a cycle, thankfully still within extended warranty, and they replaced the front electronic panel. Worked for a week, then the motor started throwing sparks out of the bottom of the machine. Back came the extended warranty technicians and had to supply a quote to their office, as may be cheaper to replace than repair. After 2 weeks, they decided to replace the motor only! Do not go there......stay away from these pieces of c#@p! Inexpensive and ultimately 'got what I paid for'!! Cheap and nasty, rusts out around detergent dispenser. NEVER will I buy a LG product again. Really, really poor customer service.
Really good machine
I bought my machine second hand 12 months ago and it's been perfect. Really quiet and doesn't move around like other people have mentioned. I think as long you install it properly, make sure it's level and don't overload it, it's great. The normal wash cycles are ridiculously long, but most front loaders are.
Good cheap machine
Normal wash cycle is a bit long
Both my husband and i use the machine and find it very easy. We have a favourite setting, the clothes are very clean, not creased, and clothes are lasting longer. We put our washer up on a shelf - so it saves the back a bit too.
Its extremely quiet which is great when baby is sleeping. Doesn't stop if the load gets out of balance like top loaders, it'll sort itself out and keep going. Doens't use much water, our water bills have gone down - even with a baby!
Loads do take a while - but you get used to it very quickly. The beeping at the end of the wash cycle is very loud.
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Machine is making a bit of noise during washing, what could this be. Plus soap bubbles came out of dispenser.
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