25LG WV5 Series

LG WV5 Series

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25LG WV5 Series
3.0

91 reviews

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44% · 4043 · 47%
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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.1
Ease of Use
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.8
Noise Level
3.3
Cleans laundry well
Large capacity
Long cycle times
Vibrates a lot

Reviews

91 reviews
John
JohnSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  WV5-1409W
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Buck
Buck21 posts
  WV5-1208W

Do not buy a front loader

It is the worst machine I have ever owned. It doesn't wash anything properly, dirt marks aren't removed, I had a dirty footprint on my bedsheet from the dog, 3 times its been washed and no change... As for work clothes, they come out looking the same as they go in...
Any decent wash is 2 or more hours long, it's a joke...
Sales person talked me into this purchase and has ripped me off hard, was advertised cheaper a week after I bought it after he claimed he was doing a brilliant deal... Show details
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Jess H
Jess H9 posts
  WV5-1409W
Emma M.
Emma M.
  Verified WV5-1208W
Denise H.
Denise H.2 posts
  WV5-1408W

LG - lifes good or LOW GRADE!

Persuaded by salesperson to buy LG & give them another go.
Nothing but trouble. Wasnt cleaning so I went back to place of purchase, was told to only use cotton or cotton eco cycle & to use pods, not liquid or powder. What is the point of having all these cycles if only two actually clean.
Cycles are ridiculously long, 1hr 40 mins for four items of clothing.
Clothes come out with ties ripped off & all twisted together. Has destroyed most of my delicates so now I handwash.
I cannot say anything positive about this machine Show details
Leslie B.
Leslie B.South East Queensland, QLD
  WV5-1208W

Pass the Buck

In October I noticed rusty looking water dripping from under my machine I contacted LG 4/10/2023 as the people I purchased the machine off closed up. Today 26/2/2024 a tech replaced a pipe in the top of the machine to stop the leak. Today i got a text from LG saying that the problem was caused by me not giving due maintance.
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Adz
AdzAU15 posts
  Verified WV5-1275W
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Traveller
TravellerSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  WV5-1408W

Good machine but takes too long

Pros: Looks sleek, easy to use with plenty of settings. Works well. App works well for download settings & alerting me when cycle finishes.
Cons: Time & load size.
Only cotton & cotton eco take full 8kg loads. Most are 4kg.
Instruction book gives no guide on time taken for cycle as it changes with weight so it’s trial & error.
I liked the idea of steam for hygiene & allergy care but never use it because it takes 3 hours & only 4kg.
I generally use cotton eco or mixed fabric which take around 90 to 120 minutes depending on load weight & washes well.

Fairly quiet machine except the water fill which keeps stopping & starting, so the Quiet wash is far too noisy to run at night.

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Francoise
FrancoisePerth, WA4 posts
  WV5-1275W

It does really good job

Lots of functions, it also comes with steam cycle.
5 different settings for temperature, it has an add item function, good for when you forgot to add something. It comes with 10 years warranty. Make sure it is balanced before doing a washing ( make sure to remove those bolts they use to make sure it doesn’t damage the machine when transporting it), I didn’t remove them and I thought they were something wrong with it. So before reselling for cheap, c’se I was ready to do that, if you can’t find them get someone to check them for you.
Otherwise the machine is been good. Show details
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Veronica S.
Veronica S.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  WV5-1410W

Clothes come out covered in lint and hair

Machine has same problems since I purchased it 11 months ago
Clothes do not smell nice sometimes even danky, even after using fabric Softner.
Clothes come out covered in lint and my hair.
Tech support advise me to clean lint filter (done), clean outlet hose(done), clean drum with drum cycle (done). No difference.
Tech support insists that it is not the machine because it is stil running the cycles correctly.
This is my 5th washing machine in over 30 years and I have never had this issue before.
My only option seems to be to say goodbye to the $1,100 I spent on it in January and buy a brand new washing machine as tech support keep blaming me for its faults.... Show details
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Arielle
Arielle
  WV5-1208W
Najmeh
NajmehGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC6 posts
  WV5-1208W
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snapper9704Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD5 posts
  WV5-1410W

Awesome washing and

Only had for 6 months but has been fantastic so far. Even has a nice music tune to let you know its finished. Easy to use electronic settings, then the washer works out the load weight etc for the best wash..... pick the settings, press start and it will do the rest (and let you know when it's finished) Digital display of time on different settings. Show details
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Emmz
Emmz2 posts
  WV5-1408W

Amazing machine life saver

Accurate description, amazing quick wash option, have 3 children and the quick wash is all I need to use and the clothing comes out absolutely amazingly clean and fresh smelling!! Show details
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Quentin Walker
Quentin Walker2 posts
  WV5-1275W

My most reliable Washing Machine to date!

The LG WV5-1275W is super impressive with efficient performance and user-friendly features. The 7.5kg capacity suits my medium size family household, while the SmartThinQ technology adds convenience. Notable for its quiet operation and energy efficiency, it offers various wash programs, ensuring optimal care for diverse fabrics. A solid, reliable choice. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Flavia
Flavia · WV5-1275W (7.5kg)

Hello, we have just bought a first-hand LG Thinq WV5-1275W. On the Cotton cycle, with cold water, it takes 2hours 20 minutes to run this cycle. Our Hoover took 56 minutes for the same cycle. No information in manual to change the time for this cycle. What to do?

Sharon N.
Sharon N. · WV5-1275W (7.5kg)

Has anybody had problems with the inlet valve leaking?

Melinda
Melinda · WV5-1275W (7.5kg)

Can I just use cold water with this machine? the specs say: Notes
Requires Hot and Cold Water Connections. Does that mean some programs are hot water only? I find this really confusing. I only want to use cold water and should have that option. I look forward to hearing from someone.

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Details

Features:

  • Front loaders in the LG WV5 Series come in 7.5kg, 8kg, 9kg, and 10kg capacities.
  • They have intelligent clothing care with AI technology, which weighs the load and detects fabric softness to automatically select optimal wash settings.
  • The machines have 6 motion wash technology, which selects the best combination of washing motions (from stepping, tumbling, scrubbing, filtration, rolling, and swinging) to clean and care for your clothes.
  • A steam cycle on the machines opens up fibres and helps reduce exposure to common allergens, such as dust mites, pollen, and bacteria.
  • These machines are designed with durability in mind, having tempered glass front doors and stainless steel internal clothing lifters.

What have reviewers thought of machines in the LG WV5 Series so far?

Reviews of these machines have been mixed. Those who left a positive review said that it cleaned all their laundry - from delicates to towels and linen - well, and never skipped a beat. These reviewers also appreciated the large capacity of the machine.

Some reviewers who left a negative review didn’t like that the machine doesn’t tell you cycle times until after it has started the cycle, which made it difficult to plan ahead. Reviewers were also disappointed with the long cycle times, and how much the machine vibrated - they said that it shook so much on certain cycles that it sometimes moved.

Compare all LG WV5 Series listings
CategoryFront Loading Washing MachinesFront Loading Washing MachinesFront Loading Washing MachinesFront Loading Washing Machines
Price (RRP) $1,099$999$959$1,199
Capacity9 kg8 kg8 kg10 kg
Household Size 3-4 people3-4 people3-4 people5+ people
FeaturesAuto Balancing, Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof), Reload/Add Wash and Steam FunctionAuto Balancing, Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof) and Steam FunctionAuto Balancing and Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof)Auto Balancing, Door/Lid Lock (Child-proof) and Steam Function
Energy Rating4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)
Water Rating4.5 star(s)4.5 star(s)4 star(s)4.5 star(s)
Drum MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel
Dimensions 850 x 600 x 605 mm850 x 600 x 605 mm850 x 600 x 535 mm850 x 600 x 620 mm
Motor TypeDirect Drive (Inverter)Direct Drive (Inverter)Direct Drive (Inverter)Direct Drive (Inverter)
Max Spin Speed 1,400 rpm1,400 rpm1,200 rpm1,400 rpm
Number of Spin Speeds66
Number of Wash Cycles61112
Temperature Settings 6666
Weight70 kg70 kg60 kg70 kg
StackableNo
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
ManualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manual
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