Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 98
Rated 5 out of 5Â by zanybird Great machine!
I had been checking out this LG all-in-one for several months and finally purchased it and am so glad I did. It's not only a great space saver, it's quiet and sharp looking. I haven't had any problems with the drying times or the cloths not feeling dry enough, if they don't feel dry when you first get them out, just give them a shake or put them on for a longer cycle.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Billy123 LG 2.3 cf combo washer dryer
I purchased this machine on sale at Home Depot for $1227 and I bought the 5 year warranty. I have a vent for a dryer, but decided on this machine because I don't need to take clothes out of the machine after the wash cycle to dry them. This machine washes very well and dries very well also. If I don't want to use the dryer feature, I can use the wash only cycle and use ultra-high spin and the clothes come out slightly damp. The wash only cycle only takes about 1-1.5 hours and the wash/dry combo cycle ranges from 2.5 hours to 4.5 hours. The machine dries very well also, just like my old gas tumble dryer. The dryer does not have a lint vent, so I am not sure how I can remove the lint after every drying session, but so far this machine is excellent! Home Depot purchase and delivery was excellent!
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigTony A Great Buy if you don't mind doing a lot of small loads
I was uneasy about the size of this machine and whether it could handle california king bed sheets. My fears were partly laid to rest, but the fix was easy. As a washer, this is a dream come true. I find my clothes much cleaner than the top loader I had before with much less water used. The dryer also works well but the capacity is very limited. My 1000TC cal king sheets come out of the washer looking great but if I use the machine to dry them, they wrinkle because they're too big. I just line dry them. If you stick to small loads, and remove them promptly, this unit is wonderful. With the space I saved by buying the combo unit, I was able to put in a small pantry.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by doogs Very happy so far
We bought this LG to replace a no-name Italian ventless washer/dryer combo that sorta-worked for the last 10 years. The dryer function died about 3 years ago. Finally the drum started leaking and we had to replace it. WOW. This thing is amazing. And the dryer actually works. We've been using a ventless all-in-one for a long time, so we're used to doing many small loads rather than a few large ones. The LG has lots of useful options, a clear manual, an intuitive interface. And it seems to wash and dry just fine. It does vibrate during spin cycles, but so did our last one. Since the drier on the last one died three years ago I don't really remember how bad the vibration was. The LG is tolerable and the neighbors haven't complained. It's a lot of $, but if it lasts us 10 years it'll be well worth it. Yay.
April 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by CondoOwner Wish I had read reviews more carefully
Great ventless unit IF... you live in an apartment or condo, and do very little laundry, have no children or especially pets!
Bought this unit for our new home, a condo built in the '70s. We were limited b/c the washer closet was so small, and most of the more modern washers and dryers would not fit. I thought the idea of a washer dryer combo was genius! Especially since I often forget to put the wash into the dryer. Thought I had done all the research and felt I was aware of all the major issues (especially about the long cycle times).
4.5 months after the purchase, the drying function stopped working. So we called, had an LG repair guy come out next business day. Problem ended up being a massive amount of lint that was stuck in a filter at the back inside the unit, that can ONLY be accessed by a professional (or if you are brave and the unit is out of warranty, I suppose you could do it yourself). The repair guy said it was unusual for us to have this problem so early, but we have pets (2 cats and a puppy) and wash the pet blankets regularly, at least once a week. Despite cleaning out the rubber gasket after every wash, plus faithfully cleaning the drain filter, we still accumulated lots of lint.
Downside #1 - as long as you own this unit, you will HAVE to get the lint trapped cleaned out, and it must be by a professional. You could wait until it starts to break down, or figure out a way to get someone in to do it (I was quoted $100-$150 per service visit outside of warranty).
Downside #2 - this being a washer dryer combo, the trapped lint never dries, but is always wet. So if you live in a humid climate like I do, chances are that the lint, if not cleaned out, will eventually start to grow mildew and your clothes and laundry will smell like mildew until you get the filter cleaned. (this is from the repair guy)
Downside #3 - this is NOT a good unit to have if you have pets. Mine are all short haired, I can't imagine the nightmare it would be if my pets had long hair. We now have to figure out what to do about keeping the pet linens clean.
So as much as I love the idea of a washer dryer combo, and as much as I love our little unit, I am agog as to what the designers of this machine were thinking. WHY would someone design something like this?
I really wish I had known about this issue, either from the other reviews or from the sales people at least at HD, as it would have made me seriously reconsider this purchase.
But, it still may be good for some people - if you live in a condo or apartment, work in a well paid profession and get most of your clothes dry cleaned, plus have no pets or children (less laundry to do), but want a little washer/dryer for the occasional chore, this may be perfect for you.
July 7, 2014