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.
Long last reliable-ish machine
Had this machine about 3 years, after i bought it for $110 second hand, only problem i everbhad was towards the end of its life, where it tripped the power occasionally, and about once in every 25 - 30 loads it would leak water on the floor.
Would say for its age it is pretty quiet. Definitely reliable, and does an OK job of washing, wash cycles are shorter on this one then the new $2700 LG machine we replaced it with.
After 8 years working for a family of 5 it is starting to give a little trouble.
The first problem was after 7 1/2 years the machine started filling very slowly. eventually it would stop before it fully filled and say IE (inlet error) in the display. Restarting the wash or putting a bucket of water in the machine will get it to go through a cycle from start to finish OK.
A couple of weeks ago it failed to pump out. Worked out how to take the inspection cover off and found 2 one dollar coins and a hair clip, as well as a lot of smelly filth. Cleaned it out, found out about maintenance washes and not using liquid detergents ...
We've had our machine for over 7 years and it's been very good and reliable. The seal split a few years ago but with some tape it's been fine to keep using. The trim around the top of the machine has yellowed but not the door or control panel. The buttons on the control panel can be a bit insensitive and don't register unless you get the exact right spot, but have never not worked. It is noisy, especially when filling up, and has a beep when it finishes that you can't turn off.
The timer to delay the start of the wash is very helpful. The t...ime left is not very accurate for washes though, probably only out by a few minutes but if you're heading out that's annoying. Then it takes a couple of minutes after it finishes before you can open the door. The wool cycle works well on woollens. Was reasonably priced and does the job. Takes a long time to be able to open the door when it finishes. The door can seem like it's shut without having caught properly and it won't start until shut properly.
Excellent washing machine
I've had this washing machine over 6 years and never had a problem, which I'm happy about as I've had nothing but trouble with other LG products purchased at the same time.
It's very water efficient and washloads always come out clean. I sometimes forget tissues in pockets but they stay in the pocket! It has delay start where you can program "ready in X hours".
The plastic door and front have faded to a yellow colour, but it's not in direct sunlight, and there is sometimes gunk left over in the drawer.
Overall very happy with this washing machine.
Washes clothes well, water and energy efficient
Plastic parts have faded, gunk left over in the drawer
The washing machine has been nothing but trouble since the day i bought it 2years ago. It would be nice if there was a LG washing machine like this one without it causing so many problems
The fact that it is a front loader. I bought it because i was sick of having top loaders fixed
My LG WD-8016C always moves,leaks from dispenser drawer. Have had it fixed twice. The spring that sits in the seal has come out and now if i use it there is a lot of noise and it will not spin the water out the clothes
This is a fanstastic washing machine which has proven to be very reliable. However I think my next washing machine will be a top loader, due to the few frustrating limitations of a front load washing machine, such as spin cycle and not being able to add further clothes to an existing wash cycle.
Energy and water efficient at a very reasonable price. Long warranty which thankfully we haven't had to use as yet. Uses very little water but washes the clothes well. A multitude of different wash settings and the digital display shows time remaini...
Questions & Answers
I heard a weird sound during last 8 mins of quick wash of 1000 spin then I saw a light spark underneath the machine. I am very concern it could cause the fire please advice.
If I want to use liquid washing and liquid softener, where do I put them?
I only found explanations for powder washing.
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