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LG WF-T507 / WF-T556 / WF-T657

LG WF-T507 / WF-T556 / WF-T657

WF-T657, WF-T507, WF-T556
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    C Clark

    C ClarkGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

    • 9 reviews
    • 5 likes

    Longest life

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    I do 2 loads a week but it’s coming on to 18 years old and I’m still happy with it.
    I’ve had the repair man out once about 6 yrs ago and it cost $100 to repair but I’m not grumbling.
    It’s quiet, quick and still efficient. I wish all of my appliances had been this successful.

    Date PurchasedNov 1999
    geoff.mayhew

    geoff.mayhewSouth East Queensland, QLD

    • 30 reviews
    • 25 likes

    Super Reliable Workhorse

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    Upon downsizing 10 years ago we gifted our 25 yo SpeedQueen to our son and bought the 5.5kg LG toploader and by the way things are going it too will be with us a long time.

    The LG WF-T556 is very quiet and efficient and still looks as good as the day we bought it. Clothes come out clean and reasonably dry (we live in QLD so line drying is no problem) and we only ever use it on the normal setting with cold water. We have tried front loaders at holiday houses and our top loader beats them on speed and low noise every time. And with a top loader there is no bending and a forgotten item can be thrown in after the cycle starts.

    We clean the filter after every wash and thats the only attention it gets, and its used every three days.

    Date PurchasedMar 2007
    Sophie

    SophieCampbelltown

    • 6 reviews

    Perfect washing machine

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    Hi the washing machine is excellent,it didn't cost as much as other brands, we thought was going to work for a few years,nearly 11 years on and still going just as strong,I love it and we got the display model from the good guys,even worse we thought at first but we got the best,I use washing liquid then washing powder cause powder takes longer to dissolve,it's much quitter then My old washing machine and the child lock is the best feature,I'm very happy with My LG washing machine,I'm a happy customer indeed!!!

    Date PurchasedJan 2017
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    Amayzingone

    AmayzingoneSydney, NSW

    • 71 reviews
    • 47 likes

    Great washing machine - Compact size that handles a big load

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    I love this washing machine because of its compact size yet it takes a big 6.5kg load. Its very sturdy with multiple water levels and cycles to handle any type of wash. It's quiet too and has 2 lint filters though they don't seem to catch too much lint. Unlike other similar type of washers the clothes don't get too twisted up or stretched. Not had any problems with it so no complaints from me. No longer sold new but if you come across a cheap used one i would grab it.

    Date PurchasedFeb 2016
    Kiwi35

    Kiwi35Takaka

    Reliable workhorse 10 years on...

    published
    Date PurchasedSep 2006
    amber

    ambercessnock

    • 6 reviews

    love it ;) would cry if it dies on me ;( been a loyal machine

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    Love this washing machine ;)first one I have ever owned preffer it better then a front loader have had it now for 5 years and can not falt it... Dose my partner and I well live that it had a feature to let me know when it's almost finished and when it's done .

    Love all the wash cycles on it eqsie to use machine even my man can use it with no hassile ;)
    love all the wash cycles and it lets you know when its done
    when i accdently use to much powder a whute redue is left and have to re wash

    andrewmzko

    andrewmzkoAU

    • 2 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Ok washing machine overall

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    Terrible

    published

    i wouldnt buy it, dont buy it. spend your money on something better i just founf that it sisnt washing clothes well

    i found it doesnt wash the clothes well i kept having to rewash everything... I want my money back

    paj

    pajAU

    • 2 reviews
    • 1 like

    Terrible

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    I bought a LGWF-T657 about 5 weeks ago. When I wash dark colours all the soap scum and residue appears on the clothes. White stain marks everywhere on dark clothes. Have to wash twice. I will never recommend this to anyone.

    Doesn't wash clothes properly.

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    ozbomber

    ozbomber

    • 5 reviews

    Excellent

    published

    after having problems with 2 other brands in 2 years we bought this beauty on the recommendation of friends. It leaves no residue, is quiet,takes a full load with ease,washes clothes efficiently and has a great variety of cycles.
    WF-T657: everything it does a great job
    none its a gem

    M5479

    M5479

    • 2 reviews

    Excellent

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    Overall I am happy with this machine, it washes the clothes clean, there is no lint or soap scum & it has numerous wash cycles. I especially like the wool setting as it is very, very gentle for the delicates. No agitator allows it to take a larger wash & the clothes suprisngly don't come out tangled. It beeps when filling the bowl for the rinse cycle so you know when to put in fabric softener, which is handy for me as I find the auto dispenser too small & plastic. After buying a top of the range F&P Aquasmart which didn't work from day one & was returned, this has been a breeze.
    WFT657 - Compact, no agitator, 2 lint filters
    No liquid detergent dispenser, fabric softener dispenser too small

    Questions & Answers

    Flintfire

    Flintfireasked

    WF-T507

    Where can i buy a lint filter?

    2 answers
    Amayzingone
    Amayzingone

    I got a pair on eBay for about $3 delivered

    Sophie
    Sophie

    Try eBay you may find some there!

    Heather Ford

    Heather Fordasked

    WF-T556

    I have been given a LG WF-T556 by a friend, but she no longer has the manual to go with it. Do you have a free one on line I can look at please? Thank you. Heather.

    3 answers
    amber
    amber

    Just type into google download free user manale for the modle of the washing machine should come up if not let me know and ill try and find the link

    max
    max

    have you managed to get a manual for the WF-T556?

    Amayzingone
    Amayzingone

    So simple to use. Who needs a manual?
    Just select the wash cycle required then the water level you need and away you go.
    You can also select water temp.
    Seriously no need for a manual.

    Saundo

    Saundoasked

    WF-T657

    The lint filters in the drum have become partly blocked by something which looks like black fungus. It penetrates the weave of the filter bag and is impossible to dislodge. Periodically the wash in covered with what appears to be dark brown, small, leaves, like tea. We use cleaner and this goes away. The water system has no foreign substances present in any other appliance or outlet. We would be happy to purchase replacement filters. (6231IE2011 P.P. embossed on the plastic part.) We like the machine but the problem is very worrying.
    Suggestions please.

    3 answers
    sct13
    sct13

    It's old dried up fabric softener. this can happen with all washing machines. Use white vinegar as your fabric softener, the smell of vinegar in your clothes will dissipate in a couple of hours.

    Kiwi35
    Kiwi35

    That's right, fabric softener is the culprit. I once had an engineer tell me they do the most damage to washing machines and are best avoided. Also liquid detergents - over time they slime up the insides and cause smells and inefficiencies. To clean a gunked up machine run empty on the hottest wash with 1 cup of white vinegar. I also use white vinegar in place of fabric softener - 1 or 2 tablespoons is plenty.

    Amayzingone
    Amayzingone

    The lint filters can be purchased on eBay very cheap.
    But it sounds like a problem with your plumbing.
    Check your hot water system is not the problem. It may be rusting inside if more than 7 years old.
    If you live in an old building with cast iron pipes there is your problem!

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