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.
very disappointed with this item
Hi everyone I decided to let you know about my very frustrating own experience with this product ! I purchased this washing machine fro local retail store few months of use and washing machine was faulty . After use was water underneath . we called repair center and they told us that it is because of not clean linen filter . We started cleaning linen filter regularly and washing machine was stil faulty. We put up with that for a significant time and now cycle button stop working and need replacement of digital board ??? well out of warranty t...he quote is about $260 to fix ! I am posting this review for anyone who is thinking about purchase this specific washing machine .From my own experience this product doesnt deserve to be priced as high as it is and I wouldn't call it reliable and time saving and certainly I believe that for the sale price that should last longer then it did in my case !
Long Washes. Does get rid of smells well.
We have had this machine for over 3 years now.
The timer lies, with washes taking much longer than the estimate. Typically over 3 hours making it hard to complete a wash for a large family.
I don't think the machines washes very well. It is too conservative with water use and often doesn't get rid of strong odors. Another issue is unbalanced spins. I think it tries to rearrange the load, but it never succeeds.
Overall, a very average machine.
I've repaired it myslef twice. Once to replace the door seal (our fault as there was a tool that escaped out of a pocket). The second time was stripping down the wash pump as it was very noisy.
Excellent so far
We're a 4 person household and bought this 4 years ago (with 3 year extended warranty from TGG), on the basis of Choice's recommendation and product reviews. I've had no regrets with this workhorse. Love the fact that I can change any of the settings to suit my needs: temperature; wash time; spin speed; intensive y/n; pre-wash y/n; and pause/start if I forgot anything. Safety/child lock features are great, too if you have little ones that like to press buttons.
I don't mind the fact that the normal cotton cycle (my default) takes 2.5 hours a...
Wouldnt buy this machine if given a second chance
So glad we got an extended 3 year warranty on top of the 2 year manufacturer warranty. Purchased this machine 3.5 years ago and have just had to call the extended warranty for a SECOND time to get the machine repaired!
Also, the cotton cycle (including the "quick" cotton cycle) are EXTREMELY long, meaning its impossible to get the washing for a family of 5 done in one day.... over 3 hours for one load is ridiculous!
It's really hard to keep the rubber door seal clean and try as I might I just cant get into some of the nooks and crannies meaning that mould builds up there.
I wont be purchasing an LG washing machine again.
It can take big loads
Breaks down too often, too hard to clean, cycles take too long
Major drive failure when less than 3 years old
We bought this machine because of the good reviews here and from Choice. We were also attracted by the 2 year warranty on the machine and the 10 year warranty on the drive. When new, it performed well and was nice and quiet. The menus had plenty of options and the machine could be stopped and opened part-way through many cycles
We are a 2-person household.
Some of the features were less capable than the should have been: The wool-wash cycle causes jumpers to matt and the "gentle" cycle is not very gentle. While the machine has connections...for hot and cold water, hot water is only used for washing at 60°C or higher. Washing at 40° loads cold water, not a mix, and then heats the cold water using on-peak electricity, which is not energy efficient. Towels from the machine dry to a very hard and scratchy feel - other front-loaders do this as well. As time went by it because a bit less quiet but no bad reports until at 34 months old the drive failed for the drum. It turned out to be a failure of the "rotor". The plastic centre hub spline had stripped out where rotor attached to the main drive spindle. Replacement cost $177 parts and labour. The serviceman had one in his truck which suggests that this is a reasonably common failure. Quite frankly, this level of failure should not happen at this age LG declined my request for a refund the cost of the repair. Decent washer when new Broke down under 3 years old
Low cost quality machine
Had it for a while, great wash every time. many options, I (the hubby) have no difficulty. large capacity, have finally encountered a problem but i guess its our fault for not checking the lint filter which finally caused a faulty re-circulation pump. was easy enough to change and purchased by searching for a LG washing machine pump on ebay for $34.99. If your machine starts making a loud buzzing noise instead of draining the water in the drum. you've come across the same problem as i have. check you lint filter in the bottom right corner and c...hange your pump. step by step how to change LG washing machine pump video available on you-tube. 30 min quick wash option, can wash doonas, 1400 spin cycle leaves clothes almost dry I should have read and maintained the machine and saved myself a 3 days in trying to find the problem.
I purchased this machine 3 years ago after Choice reviewed it as the best machine tested in large capacity. Since then I have been really happy. Many settings to choose from, is easy to use and spins the clothes almost dry. It even sings a happy song when it's done! If you forget to put something in it will allow you to override the door lock and add it (so long as it's not already full of water!). It has also been much gentler on clothes then my last top loader & is efficient on energy and water. Overall I would highly recommend!
We replaced our top loading samsung that we had for about 5 years with this and i've regretted it ever since. Clothes, towels & whatever else gets washed in it comes out hard and stiff. It seems to take all the softness out of materials somehow and it does it from just 1 wash not over time. It's like it pulls all the threads of clothing etc really tight together and they lose any elasticity.I have tried using warm,cold & hot water, fabric softener and different spin rpm's but nothing helps. The machine itself has worked fine so far and is prett...y quiet and easy to use but how the items feel after using it is terrible, new clothes feel like you've owned them for ages after a couple of washes. LG make pretty products but the quality just isn't there, especially for the price we paid and i've had a few LG products over the years. If you want your clothes to feel like an ape has beat them on some rocks than this is the machine for you... Looks good, easy to use, quiet. How it makes your clothes & towels feel after being washed
Perhaps we got a lemon, but we have had this machine for a couple of years now and I have endless problems with the spin cycle. The machine vibrates so much that machine moves out of position not to mention the noise it makes. We have tried levelling it and it seems rock solid under the bench but more often than not it dances around during the spin cycle. I want to replace it but feel that I can't even sell it as it is defective. I would never purchase an LG again. Should have stuck with an Asko like our last machine that lasted 15 years.
I agree that it is quiet during the wash cycle and it does seem to wash well
Despite the sturdiness of the machine on the floor the spin cycle causes heavy vibrations and movement
This machine is really easy to use, compact and uses much less water than my old one. I love that is has a cycle as short as 30 minutes and can be interuppted to put in the extra kids clothes you find when you walk out of the laundry! I would definitely have this machine again.
Easy to programme, you can open the door mid cycle!!! And it has a really short cycle if you need (all the reasons I would never have bought a front loader in the past)
Second Review Not So Good
I first reviewed this machine 5 months after purchasing it. I was extremely pleased with it, loved the wash it gave, very happy with the timer feature, it was very quiet, and looked good too. However, just over a month out of manufacturer's warranty the machine needs major repairs. We have been told that he outer barrel has cracked leading to an internal leak and a constant error message. We also suspect that the bearings are shot as on last use it sounded like the machine was full of marbles. Fortunately, we did purchase an extended warranty, ...although I did not expect to have to use it when the machine was only 2 years old ! We have also been waiting for the parts for several weeks. Without the extended warranty we would have had to replace the machine as the repairs needed are so extensive. Great wash, quite operation, looks good, timer feature very useful, good variety of cycles. Simply did not last, needs major repairs after only 2 years.
Dirty brown marks on my washing
Purchased LG WD14030D after reading a Choice article. I use the self cleaning cycle every week with bicarb. I wipe the rubbers down after every 2 - 3 loads. (access under the rubbers is very difficult), wipe the drum and around the inside of the glass after about every 4 loads. I use a descaler every couple of weeks. I I only use about a quarter scoop of detergent (omo) and most cycles are the long cotton wash (therefore not a cold wash). But unfortunately I still have issues with big ugly brown marks on my clothes. The machine was taken...away and bearings were replaced because the technician thought some of the marks may be from an oil leak but still have problems. Once I have cleaned it it is fine for about 3 or 4 loads then the marks appear. I think the issue is a result of poorly designed rubber seals which are difficult to clean under, and accumulate "stuff" very quickly. I have used front loader machines for about 17years and have never had a problem like this before. I have rung LG several times, they are sending out a different sample of descaler (apparently this may work!!!!!!). I would definitely recommend a front loader, just not this one. the delay start is great. Put it on at night and washing ready to hang out when I get up in the morning, also takes advantage of night electricity rates. cleaning the rubber seals
Love my new LG front loader!!
I purchased the LG WD14030D as my old front load washing machine was almost jumping across the laundry floor. The new one is great, lots of wash cycles to choose from. I often do a quick 35 min cold wash with a small load and the results are great. When I fill it up with a bit load I still get great results.I cannot fault this machine - I love it. I do about 15 loads a week and it hasn't missed a beat.
It is quiet, solid & sturdy, reliable - so far (have has it about 6 months)
The best washer ever, and the most colourful!
Investigated washers for some months, wanting to upgrade to a red washer (!) to upgrade my laundry to a cut above boring white, whilst my old Electrolux front loader chugged on, then 3 months out of warranty, it failed, so it was a quick dash to Harvey Norman and an agonising decision, do we get the steam washer in boring black or the red combo. Red won, along with a matching sensor condensing drier, both units work like a dream! never had a better washer and drier.
I am an appliance repairer, and would highly recommend this washer.
Beautiful, vibrant red colour, silent operation, and cleans extremely well, fluffy towels!!
A better machine than I was expecting
With much trepidation we decided to buy this LG washing machine ( I had heard bad things about LG).
Did a lot of research and it kept on coming up tops. Did some ringing around (to repair folk and the like) still couldn't find anything to distract me.
We bought the machine and have to say I am delighted. It is easy to use and while not quite as good in some areas is better than our old top loader.
It is not quite a good at producing soft fluffy towels and we used vinegar as a softener and now reverted to softener. The fast wash is what we use most of the time so it does a load in about a half an hour and it goes all day Saturday.
The clothes cleanliness is great and the ironing has largely disappeared.
2nd review on this product by me.
Ive had this washer for 2 years now. Still love its features and quietness.
I had an issue last week- it started making a groaning noise. Lucky fo me I checked the warranty and we were 18 days left in warranty. I called the warranty hotline (open 7-7) and they took my details. they then had an authorised service repair centre contact me the next business day and arrange a time to come out.
Repairman came out and ran a test cysle (to hear noise)- he asked if it was in warranty. as soon as i mentioned yes, he said it soundls like one of the 2 p...
I love this washing machine. It cleans wonderfully when used with Radiant Washing Powder (Which we received a bucket of it when we bought the machine. Using the pre-wash cycle with the synthetic wash program works a treat. The only stains that dont come out are red baby foods which you presoak then wash and its like magic.
Love the fact I can set it to dry my clothes straight after the washing is finished and it doesn't have to be moved from the washing machine to the dryer.
I find my baby's socks get stuck a bit in the rubber ring when it g...
Pimp my Laundry
I have had good experiences with LG front loads and this was no exception, it has all the bells and whistles and does a great wash. The red colour was pleasing to the eye as it is popular in electrical products at present. The machine wash cycle and 1800 spin is ultra quiet, I hardly notice it in a small home.
Love overall style, sound of buttons, It's very quiet also, a good bonus for a large machine.
No more LG products
I bought LG washer & dryer front loads from homedepo. Washer is not working after 2 years. I can't believe washer would die just after 2 years. It can't discharge water. Manufacture wareranty was 1 year. I called a technician to make sure pump is working. The technician told me pump is perfect. There might be signal problems. I bought another brand with warranty. I will never buy LG products in my lifetime.
Does nor run properly
Manual is very limited.
- To make it spin only, turn on, leave all other controls alone. Move the spin dial and set to the speed you want. Spin time will depend on the speed selected - 8 mins @ 400 rpm, 15 mins @1400 rpm. Press Start/Stop.
This option is also available by using the Spin buton to select no rinse after turning on - the spin dial still controls the spin time.
- To wash without a rinse cycle, turn on. Select the cycle of choice with the Program Cycle knob. Press the Rinse button 5 times, which deselects rinse. Then press...Start/Stop. To combine that with no spin, turn the Spin Speed dial to the extreme left position before pressing Start/Stop. Decent washing and excellent spin performance. Quiet - although the pump has become more noisy over 3 months. Lots of options. Very limited manual. Does not describe all the options for operating the machine. May use too much cold water which is then heated with primary electricity.
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Questions & Answers
Bowl appears stiff when spinning by hand at end of cycle. The machine is also noisy during final spin cycle and on last wash black "material" appeared on sheets. I have lost a black sock, is it possible that it has got out of wash tub and jammed in outer area causing problem?
Hey, so got this machine from a neighbour and have found now (after a year of having it) it is leaking from the front when I have a full cycle. Not sure what to do? Model WD-1435RD washer dryer (7kg\4kg).
HI I am afraid that I will be not able to give u a direct answer / could be a full linen filter / on our machine it is located in a right corner / you can open up this part and inside is a linen filter / unscrew this and clean it ...if stil leaking you might need to ask some mechanic / usually people from Harvey Norman or Good Guys can help with an advice where to go / some hose might need to be replaced or some seals ....I am sorry if I am not a big help ...I was very disappointed with this item as we paid a lot for it and now it is permanently on our veranda because some constant issues ..all very best Andrea
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