Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 207
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 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by stevephillyburbs Still working, seems like a great unit
We are moving into season 3 with this unit, and it is still working. The little oscillating flapper has since broken, but I would have expected this with as much use as it gets. I just prop it open and the cold air flows. We use this mostly in our air conditioned house, to super cool the bedroom at night (down to 60-62 degrees). We also had an occasion to use this when our heat pump broke in summer and it was able to keep the upstairs fairly cool while the smaller LG9000btu unit was keeping the downstairs fairly cool. These are life savers for sleeping in the summer, but have even used through the winters when the nights got warm a few times.
February 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peter This model should be recalled!
Bought this model in May of 2011. It worked for 4 months then died. The contract technician indicated the unit needed a compressor part. Took about 1 month to get the part and setup another service call. Went to use it this June and it had the same problem as before...no cooling. Called LG service last week and they may extend the warranty by one month to cover this repair. If I can't get this fixed under warranty, I'm returning it!
FYI, I also have one of the smaller LG portable units and it works well. Another major issue with these A/C are too noisy to be used in bedrooms. I wish HD would publish the acoustic noise level for these units.
June 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by retiredinME Very disappointing
I purchased this product in 6/11. It was installed in a bedroom and was used occasionally during our short summer season. This year the product does not cool the room. I purchased it for $549 at Home Depot. Do not buy this product. Worst investment I ever made.
June 3, 2013