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.
Perfect for a family of four and easy toggle options
It does a very good job of cleaning and the filters and detergent rack are easy to clean too and we have used pretty much everyday in the past one and half years and never had a single problem which we faced with this machine.it gives you a musical beep when done and has very less machine noise . I have used for different materials and never faced any problem in getting any kind of dirt clothes cleaned
Poor hot wash mode
Is anyone else having problems when setting temp higher than 30 degrees the washing is stone cold! I put a wireless thermometer in the drum with cloths and at a 40 degree wash only went past 25 degrees. I have called good guys and LG which both said its not faulty if it spins and puts water in! Had a tec out who confirmed its dead heating element and replaced it but not good on a new unit and stil dose not get even close to 40!
Modern, fast, friendly.Does a great job.
Bought the LG WD1200D a replacement for an 15 yr old Whirlpool, whose dial stopped working. The LG is a better machine. More modern, faster, easier. Bought the LG because, in its price range, It had both hot & cold water inlets.The 30 minute cold wash is what I use most and it works well well.And the 18 minute rinse/spin cycle is great for towels.I have used this machine quite often since I also run a BnB so I'm washing all the time. I really like the jingle it plays when the cycle is finished lets you know that in a couple of minutes you can ...hang up the wash. A note about this and all new machines - get a Doust 'anti water hammer' connector (Australian made and internationally patented). All newer machines use a solenoid to turn water off and on extremely quickly and without a anti water hammer connector you'll have banging pipes. Also check the online instruction booklet for wash cycle times, the printed booklet does not have them.So far so good.
Door won’t open Again
Door won’t open , LG said had to wait 2 minutes before opening the door , then also said its over loaded yet had two pairs of jeans and two towels three pairs of socks and one pair of jocks , that’s not over loaded , they just make it as they go along , even said it’s not on a level area Harvey Norman installed and it’s 100% level There call centre is in the Philippines they just talk RUBBISH
Life's good. For them
The door takes about a minute to unlock after the cycle finish alarm, no display timer to let you know how long a cycle goes for or has left, the app is needed if you don't want to use one of the 8 options on the dial, none of which include a mixed setting. The app is also a disaster. All in all, it is a little quieter than my last machine, but who can't turn the tv up one extra notch? Very disappointed with LG as a company.
Packed it in after 18mths
Machine has just packed it in after 18mths. Laughable 10yr warranty which means nothing as getting it repaired is as costly as the machine
Also washes poorly. Had a gem of a fisher n pyckle for 7yrs never missed a beat
Would avoid LG as much as possible a real piece of junk
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Standard wash takes anywhere between 1 to 4 hours. Totally random
When getting my own washer I decided on this model as I was quite happy with it at my last place. It's simple, washes well and is cheap.
However, they've changed it a bit which means I wouldn't rate it as highly as before. The 2015 version had a quick cotton feature that took about 70 minutes to wash. This same feature in a model I just bought in 2018 now takes 2+ hours.
That is ridiculous considering it's supposed to be a quick wash.
Terrible Washing Machine
Worst machine ever
Purchased this machine as I have always heard good things about LG but I am so disappointed.
Firstly, no time display. Not a massive issue and more a mistake on my behalf for just assuming that all machines this day and age come with a time display.
The quick 30 wash is okay but can not wash above 40 degrees which means I cannot do a hot wash on a quick 30 cycle.
The cotton quick cycle allows you to go a bit hotter but not max temp yet the cycle still takes over 2 hours.
The synthetic wash allows you to go as hot as the cot...
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Simple yet effective
A budget washing machine with all the necessary features. Pretty compact for a 7kg washing machine and packs all features in a neat, easy to use housing. Although the machine lacks digital display screens, it is easy to navigate through the knob which seems sturdy.
It also has a decent electricity and water rating
A bonus 10 year warranty on its motor and also integrates smart phone technology to help with troubleshooting.
Of course, cleans and dries clothes well.
Inlet Hose Fault
Purchased one in 2016 and have had 3 service calls on inlet faults. It will wash on one cycle, and then completely stop randomly. Been on the phone with LG for hours and no one wants to help, or replace it after I have spent about half the time I have owned it not being able to use it.
Never again LG. Avoid this and their awful service.
For my first front loader, I am impressed with how quiet this machine is during the spin cycle. Some of the cycles are very long so I stick with the quick 30 and 60 minute cycles. It plays a happy tune at the end of the cycle to let you know it has finished.
This is a great, quiet washing machine.
This washing machine is not noisy during spin. The other machines I have used vibrated the walls and windows. This one does not. It has rinsed and cleaned my clothes very well. It does not wear out my clothes. It is the best washing machine I've used up to date.
Absolutely love it , the only down side is that some of the cycles take forever so I use mostly 30 min option but apart from that it washes amazing and the ring tone at the end alerts you then it turns itself off which I love , I have had other machines that the ring tone keeps going until you turn off the machine yourself , the clothes come out amazing after washed !!!!
easy to use
easy to use this machine, it is a quiet machine, plays a tune when the load is finished, i use the quick was a lot which is only 30 mins to use, if its raining i use the extra revs in the spin and rinse as in 1200 and than the clothes are extra rinsed to go in the dryer easy and simple machine to use
It is functional and easy to use once you've read the manual. One of the features of this washing machine is that there is a safety lock once it starts the cycle and for a short period of time after the end of the wash; meaning you can't open it at all. It might be useful to other people but because sometimes i forget to place some things into the washing machine at the start of the cycle, this is a bothersome feature for me.
Pretty good, for the price
We wanted a cheap but good quality machine, and the LG came out on top. The setup was easy and we were up and running in no time. It is fairly quiet, and once washed, the clothes are sparkling clean. Use the 30min quick wash if you don't like waiting.
Great washing machine
It works really well lots of different settings wool, quick cycle, heavy duty etc. Washes great. It's not loud but it sings when it's finished. My favorite feature is when it's finished when it makes a sound then it takes a couple of mins to unlock. LG is a great machine
Regret purchasing this machine
Did not realise the cotton function took almost 4 hours to complete, I would have started this process at 2 am in order to get washing on the line. Have used other cotton functions, but cannot fathom what is the purpose of such a long wash, all the washing came out tangled.
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Never buy this washing machine!!!
The new machine makes terrible vibration and noise during spin cycle from day one. LG repair provider came to check and test with different loads and found it is a loading issue which means the machine cannot be used to wash light clothes with a towel or jeans. The machine can only wash same kind of fabrics otherwise it will go out of balance and cause terrible vibration and noise. I wish I never bought it.
Does what it says it'll do
Pretty good washing machine. It's not that quiet, and the beeping sound it makes to let you know its done is suuuuuper high pitched and annoying! Its very easy to use, though has a lot of variables. I've never had any issues with cleaning it or with removing lint. My favourite feature is how efficient it is. It really saves on water bills.
Questions & Answers
Hi all, I have an LG WD1200D washing machine, has been a great machine....until just the other day I put a load on, it filled with water then it started beeping, all the lights on the spin cycle selection were flashing and half the lights on the wash cycles were flashing?! Anyone had this problem?
Why does my machine water seem hot when lve only got cold water tap turned on
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