I’ve been using this machine for about three months, putting it through different cycles, and spending a lot of time checking it out.
First the positive aspects, which I’m afraid are minimal.
The way this machine spins the drum is nothing short of amazing. I never in my life considered the different ways possible. It tosses the clothes left then right, then it turns slightly one direction then switches to a continuous tumble in the other direction. Then it will switch directions, starting in the other direction then switching to a continuous tumble the other way. Kind of like starting a jump rope. Amazing.
Rinse and spin:
When finding a spin solution, this machine will slowly come up to speed which allows the clothes to distribute evenly around the drum, then if the load is out of balance it will slow just enough so the clothes start to lose centrifugal force and leave the top of the drum. Then it will speed up again and see if the newly distributed load is balanced enough to spin. It will repeat this process over and over till it reaches a solution and can spin the clothes dry with minimal vibration. A real time saver, and very smart.
Now the things I don’t like about this machine:
Absolutely number one, the light. The only option is to turn the light on for about three minutes and then it shuts off, then you must hold the second rinse button again for several seconds to turn it back on. A nuisance. If the machine is on then the drum light should be on. I want to be able to look into the laundry room and see whats going on in there. The button should simply turn the light on and off. The soap dispenser creates a mountain of suds when filling the machine. The water entering the soap dispenser is too aggressive. I usually put my soap in the prewash section because it all go’s to the same place anyway, just a little more calmly in the prewash dispenser. When the water is entering the bleach dispenser during the rinse cycle, water is also entering the prewash and main wash dispensers as well. This happens in other cycles too, it just seems a little wacky. There is a cycle called turbo wash. It pulls water from the bottom of the tub and pumps it through two spray heads, spraying water over the clothes so they get wetter sooner. This works good with small loads. But with larger loads the clothes absorb much of the water so the pump loses prime, because there’s not enough water in the tub. Why does the tub fill so slowly. The ingoing water go’s on and off and on and off. Why doesn’t the water simply come on and not go off till the tub is at the proper level? Not well thought out. I received an email from LG stating that I hadn’t done a tub clean cycle in over 90 loads. It’s a little weird that someone else is keeping track of my wash cycles. Trading privacy for convenience. And finally about this tub clean cycle. The first 18 minutes it was acting like it was simply washing clothes. Then it filled with more water and really started turning the drum at a pretty good pace. This lasted till it indicated that it was in the rinse cycle, then it was acting like it was rinsing clothes again. Then it filled again and started turning the drum and water was again flying everywhere inside. Then it went into the spin cycle and spun the empty drum for twelve minutes, why? It seems to me that nearly an hour could be deleted from this tub clean cycle by just eliminating the action that does nothing to clean the tub.The machine was warm after this tub clean and smelled like a burning transformer. Who writes the cycle programs for these machines? Somebody weird I bet ya. But I still like this machine.