Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 221
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 No Spare Parts
We have had two . The second we bought the extended warranty. Alas no water pump to be found so what good is the extended warranty.
August 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Customer Died after 2 years
In line with all of the other reviews, the product died after 2 years. The compressor breaks down after 2 years and cannot blow cold air anymore. They only warranty service for one year. Would be appreciated if LG fixed all of the broken compressors as the machines are wasted being unused and too expensive to fix.
August 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dean Portable Air Conditioner Mod. LP1215GXR
The current LP website states that they do not have this model but I certainly have one!
It is a very nice unit does really well with cooling and is quite attractive. I use it as a booster for my central air system and when we have a lot of company.
August 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HonestJay Got 2 years out of it
I purchased this unit about 3 years ago and it worked great for the first 2 years (summers). This year it stopped blowing cold air and gradually started blowing warmer and warmer air until it was basically blowing hot air. I would not waste my money on this unit again as it is the most expensive 2 years (summers) of cold air that I have paid for. It is too expensive to repair now. I will buy another brand to replace it.
Has great feature though. Too bad that it does not work very long.
July 15, 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 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 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