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LG Electronics 4.0 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED

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4.0 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED

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LG Electronics 4.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity TurboWash Washer with Steam ensures ample space for washing sizable laundry loads using your choice of its 12 flexible wash cycles, and with LG revolutionary TurboWash feature, you can now wash those larger size loads up to 20 minutes faster with the same great, outstanding cleaning performance. The Allergiene and Sanitary cycles are certified to deliver the utmost hygiene cleaning performance. Search matching Electric Dryer model DLEX3470W or Gas Dryer model DLGX3471W. Also available in Graphite Steel model WM3470HVA.

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  • The extra large 4.0 cu. ft. (DOE) capacity means fewer loads, saving time and energy, plus the extra large door opening makes it easy to load and unload your laundry
  • The NeveRust wash tub is made of durable stainless steel, avoiding nicks that can snag fabrics.Stainless steel drum backed by limited lifetime warranty
  • Steam Technology gently, but powerfully, penetrates fabrics to eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles. The Allergiene cycle helps remove more than 95% of common household allergens, including dust mites and pet dander, helping to improve clothing hygiene
  • LG's revolutionary TurboWash technology allows you to wash larger loads 20 minutes faster, with outstanding cleaning performance
  • 12 Wash cycles, including AAFA-certified AllergieneNSF-certified Sanitary and Hand wash/woolSanitary cycle loosens and helps remove tough stains and bacteria from clothing using a 158-degree water temperature for reliable cleaning
  • Awarded the 2013 Energy star most efficient designation
  • Intuitive Dial-A-Cycle controls and easy to read Dual LED Display indicators help you find the right setting every time
  • Preset cycles allow you to customize your soil and spin levels to provide ideal wash settings for the best results.
  • Automatic water level adjustment uses just the right amount of water during the cycle to reduce waste and save money
  • LG Pedestals raise the height of the washer door opening for more convenient loading and unloading
  • LG LoDecibel operation: its so quiet you may not even notice the washer running. In addition, TrueBalance anti-vibration system minimizes washer noise to help keep your laundry room and surrounding environment peaceful
  • Stackable design lets you stack the washer with matching dryer and optional stacking kit (not included) for a complete laundry set-up
  • Washer requires use of only high-efficiency detergent, typically two tablespoons per load
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Name 4.2 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR 4.2 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR 4.2 cu. ft. High Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR 4.0 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED
Brand Samsung Samsung Whirlpool LG Electronics
Ratings (1323) (1020) (133) (280)
Capacity - Washer (cu. ft.) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4
Color/Finish Family White White White White
Product Width (in.) 27 27 27 27
Stackable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steam Function Yes No No Yes
Product Depth (in.) 33 33 31.5 29.75
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I have seen reviews that complain about the terrible odor. Is this because the tub needs to be cleaned first, as one suggested, or does the door need to be kept open after a wash so mildew doesn't form?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is a bit more work required with a High efficiency washer. When the load of wash is done, you need to thoroughly dry the inside door, and wipe away all the water in the gasket until it is almost dry. Always leave the door open at least a crack. Every month you are to wash the gasket with a bleach solution and let dry. The washer will tell you when you need a tub clean. When that happens, add a cup or two of chlorine bleach to the drum and run the tub clean cycle. When it finishes, do a rinse and spin cycle to clean up any leftover bleach. Always use HE detergent. I have owned my washer for a month now and I have no trace of any odor. I never pre-cleaned my washer. I just ran the rinse and spin cycle as the instructions said to do. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-06

Will the 4.0 have enough space for a Cal King comforter?

Asked by: Anonymous
I had to jam a queen comforter and the washer destroyed it.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2015-11-05

Is this washer supposed to have a light come on in the inside of the drum?

Asked by: Anonymous
Not this model, no.
Answered by: LarsBogart
Date published: 2015-11-06

Does anyone have a problem with mold with these front loaders?

Asked by: Anonymous
In the 5 months I have owned this washer, I never had a problem at all. If you buy this washer, you will love it. It washes well, saves money, is quiet and never misses a beat. You have to dry the gasket after each wash, but that is the price you pay for efficiency. It washes huge loads of clothes and they come out clean, even using the cold water wash cycle. Remember to use a good HE detergent and you will be fine. This washer has cut my wash load in half. It really does wash lots of clothes at one time. Buy it, and you will love it. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2015-11-06
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4.0 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 280.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy This Washer!! This is the first front loader washer I have purchased. After way more due diligence than any one person should ever do for an appliance, I decided to replace my energy hog top loader with this LG front loader. I was hesitant to do so, but in the end just did it. I’ve read horror stories with all of the brands out there, but seemed to read way more positive reviews on LG than any other brand. I bought this model before there were any reviews out there on it taking a risk, but I am glad I did! I have the mind of an engineer, and have probably spent too much time studying how it works. The amount of water it uses for the amount of laundry is minimal. I did a full load of towels and it used about 28 gallons of water in total. To do the same amount of towels in my top loader (double rinse), I would have had to do 2 loads and would have used about 130 gallons. I read reviews about the spin cycle shaking too much. My machine is on a concrete floor, so it might be different on a wood floor, but it doesn’t shake at all. The one thing that I did not read in any of the reviews for any of the front loaders is that if you have particularly high water pressure, these washers will cause your pipes to hammer (or bang throughout the house). I can’t imagine that would be very good for the plumbing. You’ll need to get something called a Mini-Rester Water Hammer Arrester. They are very inexpensive and solve the hammering problem. I have extremely few and extremely minor dislikes about this machine. I’ll list my likes and dislikes below and you can judge for yourself. Likes: • I can fit double the laundry in this machine than I could my top loader. I can fill it up completely and it still cleans everything in it. Pillows, blankets, queen size comforter, over a dozen pair of jeans; no problem! • If I dropped a sock on the way down the stairs, I can still go back and put it in after the machine has started. If you hit the pause button, the door will unlock for you. The only times it will not unlock is if it senses that the water is too hot (on the sanitary and allergiene cycles) or if the water level is too high, which it is not on most cycles. • This machine has a cycle for every load possible! And, options like steam that you can add to the cycle. I especially like the Sanitary and Allergiene cycles for my sheets because I have allergies. Yes, they take a while, but it’s worth it. And I can fit 4 sets of queen sheets in there at a time so in the end, I don’t think it’s unreasonable. • Most cycles are pretty fast – no longer or not much longer than the top loader. It adjusts the amount of time depending on the load size too. A full load of towels might take an hour, but you’re washing double the amount you could in the top loader and the dry time is cut down because it extracts most of the water in the final spin. Most loads seem to take around 45 minutes. • Very fast spin speeds for things going into the dryer which cuts down dry time and energy used significantly. I tend to hang my dress shirts and pants to dry, so I use a slower spin speed which also does a good job without wrinkling my clothes. • Extremely energy efficient and quiet! It adjusts the amount of water and time depending on the load size. Because it has a direct drive motor, the only sound it makes is the sound of the laundry crashing through the water, which is very minimal. Spinning has a slight hum, but if you close the door to your laundry room, you’ll never know its running. Dislikes (however insignificant): • The washer door is not reversible, so it has to go on the left. Seems like most all front loaders are like this, but it’s annoying because my laundry area is set up for the washer to be on the right. At least they made the drain hose and power cord long enough to accommodate this. • I don’t like the tinted door. If you want to see what’s going on inside, you’ll need a flashlight. • You’ll need to buy the Water Hammer Arrestor mentioned above if you have high water pressure. • I really wish it had a drain & spin with the option of adding a rinse rather than a rinse & spin, but not a big deal. • If you want the hot and warm water settings to actually use hot and warm water, you’ll need to draw the hot water from the water heater to the washer. Because it uses so little water, by the time the hot water reaches the washer, it’s already half full so what you really get is cooler water than expected. If you have a laundry tub, as I do, you just have to run the hot water in the sink until hot water comes out so that the cold water in the pipes aren’t fed into the washer. If you don’t have a sink, you could always use the pre-wash feature to solve the problem. I suppose this is an issue with all front loaders. • I think the price for the machine is not far out of line, but the price for the drawer underneath is outrageous. I opted to not get it because of that. Would be nice to have it.
Date published: 2012-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This terrible washer has destroyed my clothes. This is a terrible washing machine. I was so excited to buy it. It seemed like it had so many features and wash settings. To my great dismay, it has proved to be just the opposite. It has destroyed all my clothes... Even the most indestructible towels I own have been shredded and beaten to a pulp. Even at delicate or hand wash settings, my t shirts and delicate clothes have been destroyed. I had a technician come to inspect it, and have followed all wash instructions re: proper detergent amounts etc... to no avail. I am so sorry that I purchased this washer. It is a terrible product and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome washer! We LOVE this washer! It does a great job with very little detergent and very little water. And the spin cycle is so good that clothes come out barely damp, which means less time in the dryer or hanging to dry time for the delicates. The drum is really big and I find myself able to do fewer loads which is also a plus. The people who have written negative things appear to be unfamilar with front loaders. For ALL front loaders you should leave the door ajar when it's empty so it can dry out/air out otherwise they will get musty. Hardly a tough thing to remember to do, and this model has a special button that keeps the door from sealing so you can easily leave it ajar for airing, and it doesn't just "hang open". Consumer Reports rated #1
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC Washer IF YOU FOLLOW Product Manual This is my second LG Washer. They are extremely quiet and effective washers. This washer has great variety, can wash quickly when lightly soiled, or has many options for deep cleaning ("Bright Whites", steam clean, etc). Some have complained that it leaks, and it will IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE. (Many folks don't do the proper maintenance, and then complain when it doesn't work perfectly). If it leaks - whether you've had it for 10 years or a day, follow the trouble shooting instructions - wipe clean the gasket and the door, clean out the trap filter, and add chlorine and put an empty load on "TUB CLEAN". IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC! (I did it soon after I had it delivered). If you do the regularly recommended maintenance, it will work like a charm and last for many years. It's among the top rated by Consumer Reports. Years ago, LG had trouble stocking parts for washers, but now you can order nearly any part on-line and have it delivered in 1-2 days (which I did for my first LG washer / dryer set).
Date published: 2014-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, not perfect This model washes very well and has minimal vibration. There is a variety of cycle options, my favorite being the "Fresh Care" setting that tumbles the contents occasionally after the completion of a cycle, to reduce wrinkling. It all works well. And cute tinkly tunes play to announce end of cycle, open door, etc. (much like R2-D2's beeps in Star Wars). One has to remind oneself that this machine is not a happy, happy person! On the other hand, one expects a lot from an expensive machine such as this one. First, the abrupt, frequently repeated on-and-off cycling of the inlet valves cause water hammer (a banging sound), even with a DEX plastic water distribution system. The physical stresses associated with water hammer can damage one's plumbing. Water hammer arresters, which are commercially available at low cost (ex.: Sioux Chief's Mini-Rester[TM], should have been a part of the machine's design, and they should have been located inside the chassis. A customer can fix the problem by connecting such units externally, but one has to wonder why that should be necessary. Second, despite the numerous options for cycles, there is relatively little flexibility. For example, there seems to be no way to end a wash cycle immediately and cause the machine to drain, or to advance the cycle manually, as one can with a rotary timer.. One can not select the fastest spin option in certain cycles. If these problems were addressed, this machine would earn a solid 5-star rating.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machime really changed my mind After a previous LG washer died after only six years with just two adults, I was very anti-LG. However, after reading superior reviews in a national review publication and talking to sales staff in various stores for several high end models, I purchased this machine. I'm pleased to say that this is the best & most efficient machine I have had.
Date published: 2012-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product met my expectation I was planning to get a conventional top loading washer with tall agitator just like the one I used for 20 years. After asking around my friends, checked the comsumer review, and talked to a few whaser sale-person, I decided to get this one instead. I've been warned by friends about the problem with mold growing in the front load washers, so I've been very carefully followed the manufacture's instruction and I leave the washer door open widely all the time when I'm not using it. We had the machine for 6 weeks and so far I had no problem with mold. It gets my laundry clean with less water. It took shorter time for the dryer to dryer the laundry, because they were spinned drier than my previous washer. One thing the owner's manual could improve is in the section of "cleaning the drain pump filter". Currently is says "periodically clean ..". From my experience, after 3 normal loads, I've drained about 2 cups of water from the drain hose. So it should emphasize on the need of frequent draining.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top-rated washer I bought this washer after much research, was originally looking for a dryer and found that the model mates were both top-rated. The washer gets clothes clean, runs quietly, and has a variety of settings. I've only had it a month so haven't tried all the settings yet, but love it so far. Some people have complained about a musty smell, but I leave the door open right after a wash to let it air dry and haven't noticed any smell at all. I was pleased to read Nov 2012 issue of Consumer Reports and find that this model is rated number 1 for the top washer products for the year. It's coordinating dryer was also number 1 for dryers this year. No complaints at all so far.
Date published: 2012-10-15
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