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LG Ventless Energy Star Full Size Steam Washer Dryer Combo with Allergiene

My house is very small and old and space is at a premium. My house was designed in the early 1900s and laundry rooms were apparently not in the architectural design plans. We had a regular washing machine and I line dried all of the clothing only using the laundromat during long periods of bad weather. When that washer machine died we purchased the LG Ventless Energy Star.

The washer is actually quite nice to use. There are a multitude of water temperatures, soil levels and spin speeds as well as different drying times that will meet anybody’s laundry needs. I find that the machine uses relatively little water and is energy efficient. I also find that the clothes come out nice and clean but the machine is a little bit slower to wash than my old machine.

With the drying time added a load of laundry takes about 4 hours from start to finish. This may not be the fastest thing in the world, but again my other option is to hang the wet clothes outside or all over the house so I do not complain! Sometimes you do have to re dry items because it does not always completely dry the laundry.

Although I am happy with my machine I am not happy with the people of LG. I did have to have it serviced because the laundry was not spinning properly. Because the spin cycle was not doing its thing, the laundry was too wet to dry. The customer service people were frustrating to say the least. It took weeks to have a tech come out and then even more time to get the parts and then even more time to have the tech put in the new part. This meant that the washer/dryer was out of commission for over 6 weeks. Since the part was replaced I have not had any other issues with the machine.

If you are in a "need for space" crunch, I do recommend this machine. If you have the space however I would probably go with a separate washer dryer set up until the technology improves.

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Apr 09, 2009
I will never buy from LG again
by: Anonymous

I have a small apartment and wanted to save some space by purchasing this LG washer dryer combo and I have regretted it ever since. It takes forever for the clothes to be washed and dried. 4 hours is a lot of time to complete 1 load of laundry. If I had bought a stackable washer dryer apartment size one, yes it would be an eye saw but my friend can do 1 load of laundry in under 2 hours.

So I find I have to put laundry on before I go out to work, and I have to come home during lunch to take my clothes out so that they are not a complete wrinkled nightmare. Then put another load on so that one will be ready when I get home from work. That is the best case scenario. Often when I get back from lunch I find that the machine has not completed the drying cycle because the clothes did not spin dry enough. It is temperamental about how much you can put in there, so you have to do small loads of laundry to get it done in the 4 hour cycle. So I spend all my time around this 4 hour cycle which is maddening.

The machine breaks down often. Often it does not drain or spin the clothes completely and when that happens it takes forever to get the clothes dry because they are too wet to start with. I have had the LG people over to look at the machine several times and they are a nightmare to deal with. It takes forever to get an appointment and even longer for them to actually fix the machine, so I often have to go to the laundromat any way. I have had this clinker a little over a year and in that amount of time, they had to replace the water pump 2 times and the mother board 2 times. This meant that I was out of a washer/dryer for around 12 weeks all told.

If I had to do it all over again, I would never buy a washer/dryer combo. And I know I will never ever buy a single thing from LG.

Apr 07, 2009
A phenomenal washer dryer unit
by: Ryan Budding

I was a little wary about spending this much on a washer dryer combo, you could imagine. However, the people at home depot said that this was the best one that you could get, and all of the reviews seemed to be quite good. I have never used an all in one combo to be honest, and I didn’t even know that such things were out now.

All I can say is that I love it. I can’t believe how amazing it is. It does take a little bit longer to get stuff done, but it works great. I personally just set it to automatically dry after it gets done washing, and I don’t have to worry about a thing!

Also, it is energy star rated so your lower energy bills should help to balance out the price of the unit, at least a little bit. It holds very large loads, but I wouldn’t say it is quite large enough for a family of over 4. It does take about 3 to four hours to finish the load, but that’s ok. As I said, it’s set it and forget it. It also has a time delay function so you can set it for when you get home.

The clothes also smell great and the quality of the wash is above anything I have ever used before. It gets out stains and such that others have not, and it has so many features. I would definitely recommend that you read the manual though. There were many features that I didn’t know anything about until I actually read through it. I know, that can be a pain, but it is for the best.

Overall, this is a phenomenal washer dryer unit, and I would highly recommend it. Don’t hesitate to go out and buy it as soon as you have the cash.

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