Rated 3 out of 5Â by 206
Rated 4 out of 5Â 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 3 out of 5Â by JL2014 Worked great until it died the third summer
Like many others have said, the unit worked well until it just stopped working (no cool air, but the fan still blows) in its third year. Also, this summer, the water tank kept filling up and had to be emptied every couple of hours or so. Because the unit is so low, it is difficult to do this without spilling the water. I am disappointed that this unit didn't last at least 5-7 years.
October 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SteveG leaks freon quickly
Worked well first month, then warm air. Had my AC guy look at it, he said parts were all working so was was out of freon. He put in a fill valve for me (there was no factory fill valve) and refilled it. It again worked well for a month, then warm air again. He checked freon and was out again. He looked for a leak but was apparently a very small hard to find leak. Unit when full only has a little freon, so a little loss means it's out and blowing warm air. R410 is on high pressure, and will require strong QA to keep all working.
August 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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