Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 210
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony004 Nice except of a couple of things
The unit weighs around 65 pounds.. If you have a sliding window the hight of the window kit would come about 42 inches.. be ready to use plenty of foam and duct tape.. From my experience, none of these things are designed to fit the window perfectly.. you'll have to improvise a lot.. You can try and get an extension for your window kit if the 42" dont work for you..
LG claims that in the "cool" mode the unit throws the collected water back into the air through their drain evaporation technology.. Unfortunately thats not true.. My unit throws a "water full" alert every 2 - 3 hours in "Cool" mode and the unit automatically switches to fan mode after that.. LG admits "Dry" mode collects water and advices the user to be ready to drain every few hours.. Bottom line.. either mode, Your Unit collects water..
However i have found a work around(Which I'll discuss later in this review)..
The unit is pretty powerful and cools a 350 Sq.ft. room in a couple of minutes.. I'm impressed.. Its relatively very silent.. Auto Swing feature cools the air uniformly top to bottom.. 3 sequential fan speeds.. 4 modes Cool; Dry;Fan and Energy Saver.. Your DRY mode dehumidifies your room.. It has a timer and a bright white LED display that shows only and only the required set temperature. Dont expect to see your current room temperature.. there is no such setting on this unit.
Here is the work around I mentioned earlier on the drain tank and I have to say this has made my life much easier.. it might cost you 5 or 6 bucks.. Dont forget to checkout the pictures I have uploaded below.. Pictures should make more sense..
remove the drain plug and connect a 1/2 inch female elbow pipe (threaded on one end) which goes on to the drain outlet on the unit and connect the barbed end to a PVC tubing.. you can get both of these at home depot.. Look for Toro Funny Pipe 1/2 in. Female Elbow
Watts 3/8 in. O.D. x 1/4 in. I.D. x 20 ft. PVC Tubing
make sure both the ends of Toro Funny pipe fit perfectly with your unit and PVC tube.. drain the water into a tumbler from an elevated position(Unless you want to drill holes to drain water outside).. This worked well for me.. I'm not worried about the collection tank getting full anymore..
This could have been a 5 starred review but now you know why a 4.. Well its actually a 3.5.
May 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Casinoguy05 Capable product
I had this product for 5 years before I started having problems. During those 5 years this product did a very good job for it's intended purpose. It was able to cool down my 500 sq. ft. room with no problems. Features are nice/adequate but the remote could use a light feature for night time operation. The noise level is rated at 54 dbl. which is tolerable for operation. Developed a leak of some kind after 5 years of use, had it recharged but could not find the leak, however the compressor itself is still working. I would recommend this product.
May 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unlucky for me lasted 2 summers.
The LG a/c did not blow cold air when we tried to use it the third year. Purchased @ home depot. (We live in Oregon and it's only too hot here for about a solid week plus a couple days spread out here and there.) I've looked last year or the year before for cost to repair and it was so expensive. This year, I came on this site to see if I could find repair parts to do it myself. This a/c is such a waste to throw away if I can repair it. I have a similar type a/c made by Maytag that I've had 12 years... still working. So I guess I expected the same from this LG.
May 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LGDisappointsMe LG Blows Hot Air
I see I'm not the only reviewer in June 2015 whose LG is blowing hot air only. Just like the others, we purchased this in 2013 (only two years ago), and now it will not cool at all.
We turned this on during the first warm day in spring, and it runs, but only hot / room temperature air comes out. The filters are clean, and again this is only two years old. Service person said it's lost freon, but I think the compressor isn't even engaging.
Oh by the way, before I realized this was a total LEMON, I bought a smaller LG portable unit at Home Depot, took it out and it wouldn't even turn on (totally broken). At least I was able to return that one same day thanks to HD's return policy.
But two years is totally unacceptable lifetime for a $488 air conditioner from a brand that I believed to be as credible as LG.
So, not only will I never ever ever buy another LG air conditioner, but I was thinking of buying an LG G4 phone, and that's not happening now either.
Goodbye, LG. I was a too short 2 years.
June 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeG good for only 4 months
We used this for 2 months the first year and it was outstanding. We could cool the room to 68 if we wanted too. The second year we used it for 2 months and noticed it wasn't as cool. In the third year, which is a total of 4 months of use, it's a very expensive fan. Don't buy LG. Their motto is "Life's Good"- it should be "Lotsa Garbage". They wanted $90 just to check it out. The tech said it was working even though the outside temperature was 80, I turned the air conditioner on when the room was 75 and 2 hours later the room was still 75.Goodbye LG
May 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LGLostACustomer Worked While Under 1 Year Warranty
Rolled it out after purchasing 1 year ago (April 30, 2011). Stored upright and covered during fall and winter. Installed the same way as last year, but unit no longer cools, but only circulates air. Confirmed all filters and coils were clean, and called support. Told ~$90 to get a service rep out to look at it because I missed 1 year warranty by 9 days. At over $500.00, LG needs to stand behind their useless product.
May 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TommyBoy Good features and poor quality
In 2011 I purchased this unit for an upstairs bedroom so that I could reduce the use of my central unit at night. It had great feature and LG's quality reputation. It worked great for two seasons; however, this summer there is no cool air coming from the unit. I followed the troubleshooting text in the handbook without success. I called LG Support and found out I would need a technician. I discussed what was happening with the technician who maintains my home's central unit, and he thought that the refrigerant leaked out. His suggestion was to get a new unit based his estimated cost to repair. Consequently I cannot recommend this LG Unit due to the short life and lack of good repair options.
May 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NeverBuyLG DO NOT BUY This LG Unit!!!
Bought in May 2011. Worked great that summer. Following May 2012 it only blew warm air. LG repair did not work. Had to twist LG's arm to replace it. LG would not refund my $549. Replacement unit arrived 6/29/12 and the unit worked well thru mid September 2012. May 2013 this unit too no longer cools. $549 is a lot of money to pay for a unit that only works 3 months. I cannot believe they are still selling this JUNK. Buyer beware! I will never buy another LG air conditioner. Unit was stored in the same spot as it was used.
May 29, 2013