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Any Opinions On Lg Washing Machines?

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I am hoping someone can offer an opinion on LG brand of washing machines? I got the idea that a direct drive might be a good thing, but am not sure?

Is this a good quality machine?

I am looking for a washer/dryer of reasonable quality, and shortlist is AEG, and Siemens.

I would ideally like a hot/cold fill so, Miele is not out of the question, and LG does too.

I also have a depth issue so that took out the John Lewis machine.

Thanks for the great site, but my head is still spinning.

Is there an ISE washer/dryer?

Edit; I just found Washerhelps review of LG, thanks.

(Have no idea as to how I put the green face on my post! )

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LG seem decent washing machines. They are Korean. The ones I've repaired have been very easy to work on and I liked them. But they fit into the category (in my opinion) of new kids on the block in the UK, and we do seem to have too many washing machine makes to choose from these days. To be fair they are good prices and they have tried to be innovative. The direct drive seems like a fair idea but I'm not entirely convinced they address a problem that's particularly crying out to be solved. The direct drive is supposed to be quieter, and it is, although I'd expect simply using a better conventional (brush-less) induction motor can achieve the same reduction in noise.

I retain an open mind on the LG washing machine brand but although my instinct tells me they are pretty decent washing machines my sources tell me that LG is not highly regarded within the repair industry with "many independent repairers refusing to touch their appliances" because of lack of technical information and difficulties obtaining spares. I don't know if the situation has improved or not but that information is from a reliable source.

On the other points you asked about -

There's not a massive gap between AEG and Siemens although I thing Siemens may have the edge.

Very few washing machines have a hot water valve any more - Cold fill washing machine or hot and cold fill?

 


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Thank you for the reply,

I would have liked to give the ISE a go if there had been a dryer option.

And the info on the LG, good point about the servicing side.

However, I missed that bit in your review, silly me!

Umm, reached desperation point yesterday, as our Hoover W/D bearings/drum is kaput. And can't be replaced.

Boyfriend saw an LG, at a "good" price. So all my careful research is out the window.

Well, we will give it a go, can't be much worse than some of the other stuff out there. (I hope) .

If you are interested in an update? Will happily let you know.

Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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I apologise for not replying sooner, which may have helped. I was going to reply earlier but when I saw that you'd edited to say you'd seen the LG review I delayed replying a little. Don't worry, LG are not rubbish and as you say there is a lot worse out there. The servicing issue may only be relevant if you want to get a local engineer out to fix it in the future, and even then if it's a straight forward repair they should have no problems.

I've now created an LG washing machine forum and moved this topic to it, so please give us your opinion of the washing machine when you get it by posting a new topic in it.


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My goodness! Please don't apologise! Your site has been a great help! And very informative.

(The washing was piling up and I was starting to panic...ha ha..)

Sorry, I should have added a small point that pushed me was, it is an induction motor, and therefore brush less, no need to be replacing the brushes. So the innovation could be a valid point?

I will post a review/new post, as soon as we receive the machine, and try and update as we go.

Thanks

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Induction motors are normally more reliable and quieter, but more expensive. It depends on the quality of the build though as a well made motor with brushes can be better than a cheaply made induction motor. Even some Miele washing machines have brushes, however the size and quality of the Miele carbon brushes mean they can last longer than the entire lifespan of some other washing machines. So brushes per se are not necessarily a bad thing. Many (more normal) washing machines without induction motors have much less durable brushes fitted, and they are often designed with selling replacement brushes being more of a goal than longevity.

The LG direct drive motor is a large induction motor mounted to the back of the drum. The innovation is not the induction motor but the fact that it's mounted where the drum pulley normally fits and directly drives the drum instead of indirectly driving it via a belt.

I look forward to your thread about your new LG washing machine.


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