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.
Great Machine Handle Sucks
I've had the machine for over 5+ years still going strong. Used everyday, the only issue i've had is the handle has broken ( Seen two other reviews of the same issue ) It's a faulty part design should be made of aluminium encased in plastic outer shell, I'm hoping LG will give me a free replacement handle as i have some ammo due to the fact two other people experienced the same issue.
I purchased this machine 4 years ago, was happy with it and suggested to my daughters to buy the same machine, as they recently moved out of home.
When you put your fingers, in to open the door, there is a cheap plastic part that has snapped off on all 3 machines.
I just rang LG to see if it was a fault with these machine, they told me to call a repairer. Its a bad design fault, its obviously gonna have a lot of use, seeing as we use it everyday to open the door. LG, not good enough!!
We have had this machine since 2010 and as a family of 4 gets an average work out. It has been great, washes very well and minimal water. The wash cycle we always use takes 65 mins so not sure what the issue is with long was times. There is also a 30 minute wash which is excellent. We get an excellent load into thus machine and you load a front loader different to a top loader there should not be much free space when loaded. We also have a bosch (same age) for an appartment and it has longer wash times, is noisier and doesnt wash anywhere near as well. I doubt the European brands live up to they're reputations these days as they are made in the same factories with the same components as the Asian brands. I think you now pay for the name.
Think and think again!
Good, saved water than previous one, silent but not until recently when it started to spin too slow on all settings. Spin setting became useless, stays in the "7min" mark forever and wouldn't stop unless done manually. Door handle also got broken. Age is 5 years, too young to suffer faults like this. Warranty is only on the motor(10 years) but not on parts. Not happy with the product and will consider other brands.
Washes great but parts are rubbish!
This machine is 3 years old and is used regularly. It washes well and I am happy with the different wash options; however, the parts used are cheap and breaking! The plastic handle on the door has recently snapped off and the rubber seal tore, so water leaks out of my machine when I use it. I contacted LG who told me that they would not help me, and I would have to pay a technician to fix the parts. Considering that a machine this expensive should be able to withstand normal use, I would expect the basic components to last longer than 3 years. I will never buy an LG appliance again.
Worked beautifully until the plastic drum cracked Not even 3 yrs old !!!
Was working just fine until last week - increasingly more water on laundry floor after each use. Only 2 of us (retired) use it We had a Miele for 27 years + 2 kids - no problems until the dampers wore out. Even believed Choice as they rated the LG as the best ever !! Well come and test ours now. Still has a 10 yr warrenty on motor though Big deal
I purchased this washer dryer combo four months ago. Very easy to use. I find the 30 minute fast wash program washes very well. I have added a second rinse and knocked back the spin speed as the towels were rather stiff and crisp. fixed the problem. I haven't had the need to use the dryer as yet.
It fits quite a lot of clothes in and is very quiet. It even sings me a song when it's finished. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. I had an LG top loader prior to this which is still going stong 15 years on passed onto a friend.
Fantastic no issues just keeps on going and going!!!
I had to write a great review as this machine has been used every day for years and not once has it played up or these been any issues. I bought an extended warranty which I guess I'll never use. We have been so happy that have told my wife when we next look for a TV we are going with LG and will certainly consider Korean rands when it comes to other purchases. We bought it from Betta Electrical who were also very good to deal with.
My best washing machine so far
I bought this washing machine about 2 years ago from The Good Guys. Very reliable. I can throw a lot of washing at once 8kg!. It helps A LOT because I have 5 children, limited time for myself! and i really need a reliable & tough washing.
If I have a heavily soiled clothes, i can just choose the steam cycle with extra rinse.
If I need things quickly or I feel like saving some money, I can just choose a short 30 minutes cycle.
And in winter, I can wash & dry with just a push of a button. Oh this machine is built for me. I just cannot imagine living without it anymore. Thanks LG
Gives me options. Reliable. Quiet. Sturdy.
No lint collector. All junks, pins, tissues collected at the door of the machine.
Absolutely best washer for money. I do ALOT of washing, this machine keeps up perfectly. Quiet operation and love the little song at the end. Wish the dryer that matched was sold in this country or the drawer lifts but ah well. Love LG. door sometimes doesn't realise it's closed, not a big deal. Lots of washing cycle options, really easy to use.
Everything, strong motor
Gunk collects in the drain at the front, holes too small
Off to a Bad start
Bought the washing machine on Sunday. Had to get it replaced on Tuesday. Softener was not being put into the final rinse. LG customer support were great and so was Bing Lee. Should not happen though.You purchase a new item and it should work.Have not used the new replacement yet and hope that all will go well.
Quick cycle is limited to 3.5 kilos. Why when it is an 8.5 kilo capacity?
Generally very happy....glad I got the extended warranty though!
OK so this is our first front loader which we purchased because:
a) We were expecting a new baby so more washing - size a factor
b) Top loader not water efficient and noisy, moved a lot on the tiled floor
c) Water efficiency and power consumption
I did my research on Choice, Product Review and other sites and this washer seemed to be a reasonable option for the price we were able to pay - not the best, but the best we could afford.
Overall we're happy with it - it's quiet, cleans well and seems to be reasonably water efficient. We are ver...
Our first front loader and this machine exceeds all our expectations. Does an excellent washing job with many selection cycles to meet the different wash types and takes a load that seems to match our old 10kg top loader. Is so easy to use, our 20+ year sons have started doing their own washing. Quiet in operation and meets our need to take a feed from our hot water system. Were not keen on machines that heated water when we already had cheap gas hot water. A good mid range price and even came with eftpos card discount which we have received - thanks LG - keep up the good work
Quiet operation as stated, ability to interrupt a wash to add forgotten items, and many wash cycles, easyo to use.
This is my second Lg washing machine. It is the best washing machine ever, I love LG products! The machine has a 8.5 kg capacity and can easily fit duvets and pillows in it. It runs very quiet and has a 4 star energy rating. I love the quick 30 wash setting and I use it for most of my washing.
Great Washing Machine
This is my first front loader and I am extremely happy with it. The functions are great, and it cleans brillantly. The bibs and baby clothes are coming out lovely and clean. Probably the only thing I have noticed is that it moves a little - which may in part be due to us having it on the pedestal and slippery tiles. But nothing major. The 8.5kg is a great size for a family. Was tossing up whether to buy a miele, but for an extra $1.5k I couldn't warrant the additional expense.
Cleans lovely and is very quiet
Moves a little - but may be in part to slippery tiles and being on a pedestal
Oh lg life is good but with your washing machine life is super clean too! Every wash cycle is fantastic so easy to use so versatile and quiet! There is nothing i havent washed in this machine! Duvet, wool, delicates, endless loads of sports gear and with specialist sports setting even the mr. Knows what to do. I love the refresh setting too oh the possibilities are endless no more boring laundry days with one of these babies!
Smart, energy efficient, great support over phone
Poor rinse, long cycles
Some of the reviews on this page are confusing as my WD14030D6 is neither a washer/dryer combo nor a steam washer, and the WD14039D6 is simply the same machine in red. How do we all have different appliances with the same number?
I bought this machine after much research - and while I'm happy with the quality of the wash (which is great), I'm not at all happy with the machine's ability to rinse (thanks to it's high water efficiency) or its load capacity. Yes, it's an 8.5kg machine - which is technically the biggest I've owned - but the ...tub is much much smaller than my old 7.5kg top loader and out of 14 different wash cycles, only two can take a maximum load of 8.5kg (and they are the longer cycles). The other 12 cycles vary in maximum loads from "less than 3.0kg" to "less than 5.0kg". I certainly wish I'd known that before purchasing. I cannot wash my king bed fitted & flat sheets and pillowcases in one go - not even on the 8.5kg cycle - the load is too bulky and rather than tumbling they merely go round and round. Which means washing the sheets from just my bed takes the best part of an afternoon. We have mild allergies in our family and although I use minimal powder (Omo sensitive - less than 1/4 of the recommended dose) and the skincare cycle, I find I still need to manually add extra rinses or we get itchy. To test the theory, I've manually added extra water during a final rinse cycle, and suddenly bubbles (washing foam) appears. That being said, one upside is you only need to use a tiny amount of powder - so it lasts forever! Very economical from that point of view, so the quality of the wash is certainly no issue. On the whole, since purchasing this machine I feel like I spend my life washing. My hubby has wanted me to replace it since it was about two months old but I can't get my head around replacing a new appliance (that should last us years) after such a short time and even if I did, I don't know what I'd replace it with since this machine apparently rates so highly. If I want an excellent wash *and* thoroughly rinsed clothes, I am looking at an hour and a half minimum for a small load and with two small children and the washing towels and bedding makes in a week... the machine is running a lot. I regret my purchase and wish I had known a bit more about the machine (ie the actual maximum load ratings and the vastly reduced water used in the rinse cycle) before purchasing. Excellent wash, not noisy, able to do a 'spin only' cycle, able to add clothes after cycle start Poor rinse, long cycles, load capacity for most cycles much less than 8.5kg
The scariest bit is reading the manual. The machine basically is straight forward it's hard to do anything wrong with it. Favourite button is a little useless as you can only store one favourite,not a favourite for each different cycle. Washing times are long but I tend to use mostly the 30 minute cycle and once a month run a long hot wash to clear the cobwebs out of the machine. Steam wash is fabulous, you don't think it will work but each time I use it I'm very impressed with the results. All cycles come out fresh, clean and soft. My ki...ds socks used to come out stiff in the old tub but with this machine, they come out almost/if not soft. You can use the time save button to reduce the time of a wash, especially good when choosing some of the longer settings eg. cotton and by using the rinse hold you get to leave the clothes suspended in water until you are ready to spin and hang out, good for when you decide to go out. I used to come home to spun, stinky clothes in my last machine, having forgotten them. I looooove the refresh cycle too - good for towels and shirts that are a little creased. I love the musical tune it plays at the end of a cycle, and everything about it. Some cycles lengthy
Ive owned the LG WD14030D6 for 3 months now and I think its time to review it. After owning 2 whirlpool front loaders with in the space of 12 years, using the LG is like living in clothes washing paradise ( yes i know it sounds insane). The first whirlpool washing machine i owned, was soo noisy, slow and annoying, it did last me 10 years but it sounded like a jet plane taking off. The Second whirlpool washing machine was worse! It lasted less than 2 yrs, it was noisy, took well over 2 and 1/2 hours to do a full load of washing and it broke with...in a year n a half ( fortunately I didnt get warranty with it, as it caused me too much grief that i just wanted to move on and find another brand). Using the LG WD14030D6 is so easy! Love the choice of 14 wash programs, temp control, the 8.5 kg capacity ( biggest washing machine ive owned), spin control setting, crease care, time saver, tub clean and omgoodness the quiet inverter! I've never experienced a front loader machine that is soo quiet! I use the surf liquid capsules in the machine, Great Combo! If anyone can recommend a cleaning agent for tub clean, please let me know ;D would be greatly appreciated! Btw thank you for all the reviews before my purchase, they really helped me come to the conclusion of buying this brand and type of washing machine ;D it truly helped! I no longer fret about annoying the neighbors with the loud sounds of a washing machine taking off like a jet plane! Its so quiet, alot of choices in functions, easy to use. Doesnt take as long in wash cycles compared to old whirlpool machines. Oh you can have the choice for rinse and spin and just spin. Doesnt make dinner, clean the house, make me cups of tea or greet me with breakfast each morning...;D
An excellent washing machine
We purchased this from HN about a month ago after running the old LG into the ground. I found this machine to be very quite and I like all the programs it has. The 1400 spin cycle is also great as the clothes are much drier when we get them out. Also worth a mention is that after the spin cycle has finished it does a few slow extra turns in either direction so they don't stay all bunched up.
None.... Does what it is supposed to and does it well.
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Questions & Answers
My 7 year old washer hasn't missed a beat until recently it doesn't seem to be rinsing well. Still soap suds in the final spin. Any ideas?
What does ae or re stand for on display? Machine has just stopped there.
Hi have AE come up on screen. What does that mean? Machine wont turn off or on or change cycle. Please help
AE indicates that the safety switch in the base has activated. It means you have a leak somewhere and the base has flooded.
You need to find the leak, repair it and then drain the water out of the base, Once the base of the appliance is emptied the safety switch will reset.
Unplug the appliance from the wall socket. Pull the machine out and tip it rearward about 45 degrees and see it drains the base from the rear corners of the appliance.
Alternatively, the LG washer has smart diagnose which is an app you can get from your phone or here It will help the LG people tell you whats wrong with your machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O80Prz22Q0o Helpful Utube Video
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lg-smart-laundry-dw/id425153323?mt=8 App for Iphone
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=LG+electronics For Android.
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