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So far so good!WTG7520 (7.5 kg)
I bought this LG top loader washing machine in the midst of COVID in August of 2021. I researched the washing machine online due to not being able to go out to many places at the time and see products in the shops. So far I am very happy with my purchase. After every wash you need to clean the lint out which is fine. I have found though to have a more thorough clean - you need to take the lint collectors out, take them apart and scrub them with a washing up brush, which I have done from time to time at the same time that I have washed my dishes... Read more. There is also a lint collector at the back of the washing machine - which I have only discovered this year, I have only had to clean this out once since owning this machine. I like that there is no agitator with this machine, thereby creating more space.
Purchased in at The Good Guys for $729.
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LG washing machineWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
Slim lined and perfect for a small to medium family. Easy to remove lint from catchments.
Purchased in for $400.
- Dryer Type: Haier HD80-01
LG lucky if it goesWTG6520 (6.5 kg)
What a piece of rubbish.
Too slow, takes nearly an hour to do a 10 min wash.
Doesn't rinse properly.
More than one bulky item and you have to stop it and move the load around to balance the tub.
Can't wash clothes. Please don't buy.WTG7520 (7.5 kg)
I agree with the other reviewers. This machine has a faulty water level amongst many other issues. Basically, it can't wash clothes. I bought it in haste from Appliances Online when the Fisher& Paykel predicably died after two years. Buy in haste, repent at leisure as the old saying goes.
Purchased in at appliances online for $852.
DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!!!WTG7520 (7.5 kg)
I'll be repeating things that others have said i.e. huge gap between water levels 4 and 5 (ridiculous), all the clothes tied in a knot, the incessant beeping it does when it goes into a rinse cycle (no one needs to hear that). It's also hopeless at getting all the clothes wet. The water comes down in one spot and if I don't manually submerge the dry clothes, they just stay dry, floating on top. But now, for the cruncher (pretty much literally), it can turn clockwise, but when it tries going back the other way, it makes a sound that could wake t... Read morehe dead. The only way I can wash now is on the wool cycle, because that's so useless, the drum hardly moves anyway. It's hopeless of course, especially if you want to get fluff off socks for instance, but it beats handwashing. Of course then you have to spin it on a different cycle, because the spin on wool is good for nothing. I have spent so much of my life overseeing and assisting this horrendous machine. I want to go back to the good old days when you could turn dials. You made the decisions. You weren't dictated to regarding settings. I want my old Simpson back. LG says "Life's Good". Maybe it will be when I get rid of this nightmare.
Water level manufacturing faultWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
This machine has water level manufacturer fault.
Before you buy LG Washing machine read this respond from LG:
“Whilst in the auto programme, the lower levels will have little differences, and will notably increase on levels 5 or higher. this is also the case when certain loads are detected during the initial load sensing on all other cycles.”
In other words, this machine was designed to have 6 water level, but it operates only 2 water levels:
1. Water level 1-4 can only fill up approximately 1/4 drum.
Between water level 1 to 3, the water only
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $700.
Save yourself, do not buy this machine.WTG7520 (7.5 kg)
I waste so much time dealing with LG who does not want to admit its manufacturing fault. They do not want to give refund. The machine seems to have faulty water level from day one. Dont waste yourself with this machine.
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $700.
WARNING, Do Not Buy this Machine ever!WTG7520 (7.5 kg)
Do not buy this machine. It is not worth it. Other unbranded washing machine does better job than this machine. This machine might only worth $30 max.
LG Customer service is so unresponsive.
They claimed they designed the machine to be like this.
This machine can only do 1/4 drum water level or full drum, even they advertised it as having 6 water level.
Do not buy from LG for washing machine.
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $600.
Laundromat here I come …. againWTG6520 (6.5 kg)
I bought my WTG6520 in January 2019 from Harvey Norman, all good until March 2022 when I got a PE error (water level sensor) so had the LG authorised repairer come out to fix as my local guy can’t access LG info. Now July 2023 and same fault AGAIN. Not happy … don’t be tempted to buy unless you have money to throw away. I’ve made a fair trading report.
Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores for $495.
Faulty since new purchaseWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
Purchased in 2020 and had intermittent problems in first year, water level not cutting off and flooding room, not always spinning cloths, machine cutting off during wash. We persisted and put up with the problems, should have returned the machine as under consumer law the machine was not fit for purpose..ie washing cloths . Problems continued in second year of ownership, but worsened, electronics controlling washes had mind of own, fault codes came up regularly. Could not return machine due to COVID lockdowns over the warranty period.
As of l... Read moreast week, machine no longer fills, and won't spin or wash on any settings. 3 different fault codes come up. We were nuts to keep enduring with this machine. Our usage over ownership was 2 small washes per week so machine has done only 300 washes since new, in comparison our previous Simpson machine was still working well after 10 years and maybe 3500 washes ( when we had kids at home). Will contact LG and see what they will do..collect and replace the machine or repair it for no charge as it was faulty since the new purchase. Purchased from Betta Electrics Kyneton Vic. Summary don't buy this model or make....will update you on LG response and their actions to rectify problems and faults which appeared a few months after purchase. As mentioned elsewhere the electronic diagnosis to smart phone does not work and never has. Have checked all filters and always after every wash cleaned lint filters since ownership. As others have said, when was working, clothing is very much tangled at end of wash, after spinning cloths still quite wet, and lint on cloths and soap residue often on washed cloths... agitation does not seem to disolve all washing powder...we use about 2 small scoops in a wash.
Purchased in for $600.
The great LG washing machineWTG6520 (6.5 kg)
awesome machine for clothes, towels,blankets, easy to use,cleans great.
i love it
well worth the $689 i paid,
i would highly recomend this machine, before this i had two haiers,, both rubbish.
went looking for another brand, this had great reviews, also years ago we had LG tv, stereo, microwave, great products, so that helped make my mind up
Purchased in at Noel Leeming Physical store for $689.
Really badWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
Tangles and mangles the clothes . Not good. I would not reccomend
Purchased in at The Good Guys.
Garbage DO NOT BUY!WTG6520 (6.5 kg)
I purchased this machine in November 2018 and was relatively happy with it as it was replacing a 10 year old smaller machine. 1.5 years in the hinge on the top went so it no longer has the soft close function. Not a big problem so I didn't bother contacting LG about it. Every now and then slimy gunk ends up on the clothes which I've never had before. I don't use fabric softener and I empty the lint filters every wash so not sure what the cause of this is. I usually clean the tub and it stops for a while.
6 months ago began the real problems.... Read moreEvery now and then the hose leaks. Sometimes I'm lucky and I catch it early. Sometimes it floods the laundry. Since it's at the back of the machine near the floor it is a real hassle to fix. The clip on the hose is also rubbish. The major problem I have now is that EVERY SINGLE WASH I have to go in and constantly check as the machine is in an endless loop. It will work for a while then it will empty - do a bit of a spin - then FILL UP AGAIN adding 9 or 10 minutes. It does it a few times EVERY WASH. It doesn't matter what I'm washing or how much (or little) is in the machine. I will never buy another LG machine. Edit: The machine is now at the point where I have to take half the load out at the 10 minute mark just so it will spin. Sometimes this works but most times i have to check the machine every few minutes as it keeps stopping. I can't believe how terrible this machine is.
Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $499.
Problems when 2 year warranty runs outWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
Great and efficient for water usage. However i have found the filtration rinse system not the best. After three years i have had to replace the drain pump twice and warranty only covered on 1st occasion and i still had to pay very expensive call out fee and had to book almost three weeks before looked at. Pump was replaced with second hand and cost for it paid with warranty. Second time after same problem and parts and labour expensive with with a long wait for repair for three weeks might be a better option just to get a brand new machine.
Purchased in for $595.
LG DisappointingWTG7520 (7.5 kg)
This washing machine lasted less than 3 years. It has a 10 year smart inverter motor warranty, sounds impressive, but....unfortunately that wasn't the cause of the breakdown. I would expect at least 5 years (maybe) without any problems, apparently that is wishful thinking. I have also experienced problems with an LG dishwasher, so needless to say I don't think I will be buying any LG products soon. Its a shame because I have a couple of other LG appliances, which I have had for a number of years, so I don't know why their products in recent years (in my experience) have failed to deliver.
Questions & Answers
do clothes get tangled?
Any body know how to remove the wash plate from this machine . I have a LE error saying same thing jamming this plate
l have bought a WTG7520, is it supposed to beep when it reaches the rinse cycle?
Can l turn off the beeping? Thanks
Get an answer from our members and LG representatives
- The LG WTG6520 (6.5kg capacity) and the LG WTG7520 (7.5kg capacity) Top Loaders have 7 wash cycles, including Quick Wash, Wool, and Pre Wash + Cotton.
- You can delay the start time of the machine up to 18 hours, so you can plan your laundry around your schedule.
- It has a wide glass lid so you can easily keep an eye on how your washing is going.
- Connecting your top ladder to a compatible smartphone with the LG ThinQ® app lets you use Smart Dianosis®, which troubleshoots any problems you encounter to save you time and money on getting someone in to look at it.
- They have a child lock, helping keep your little ones safe around the home.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that this machine washed their clothes and linen well, and worked well on all types of fabric, both delicate and more heavy-duty.
- They also found that the machine was quiet, and didn’t disturb them when they were in the house while it was running.
- Reviewers also found that the controls were easy to understand.
A point of pain:
- A few reviewers found that the machine sometimes left lint on their clothes, even when they cleaned the lint filters often.
LG WTG6520 (6.5 kg)3.5(42)
LG WTG7520 (7.5 kg)2.0(24)
|Category||Top Loading Washing Machines||Top Loading Washing Machines|
|Capacity||6.5 kg||7.5 kg|
|Household Size||1-2 people||2-3 people|
|Features||Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)||Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)|
|Energy Rating||2.5 star(s)||3 star(s)|
|Water Rating||3 star(s)||3.5 star(s)|
|Drum Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||960 x 590 x 620 mm||960 x 590 x 620 mm|
|Motor Type||Direct Drive (Inverter)|
|Max Spin Speed||740 rpm||740 rpm|
|Number of Wash Cycles||7||7|
|Weight||40 kg||39 kg|
|Open Lid Height||1,330 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White with Black Trim||White|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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