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LG Washing Machines Review

Want to take your clothes for a spin, but don’t know which appliance cleans up well? Consider giving one of the world’s biggest manufacturers a test drive with our guide below. From refrigerators to televisions and washing machines, LG frequently performs well in Canstar Blue’s customer satisfaction ratings for products such as front loaders and top load washing machines. The brand offers a bunch of models to suit a variety of household types and washing needs, and caters to a range of budgets with its reasonable prices. Here’s the full lowdown on what’s currently available from this South Korean tech giant.

Types of LG Washing Machines

Types of LG washing machines

Whether you’re looking for a 6.5kg top loader or an 18.5kg washer and dryer combo, LG has a unit in a variety of capacities and washer types. LG’s washing machine range includes:

  • Front load washing machines
  • Top load washing machines
  • Twin load washing machines
  • Washer dryer combos

LG Front Load Washing Machines

Whether you’re focused on capacity, energy efficiency, or trying to figure out whether your machine can accommodate certain materials, LG’s front loaders have a number of features that cater to a variety of households. Depending on the model you choose, the range offers products designed to fit anywhere between 7kg and 15kg worth of laundry. This can set you back at least $999, while the more expensive units retail for up to $2,499.

LG 7kg Front Load Washing Machine WD1207ND

LG 7kg Front Load Washing Machine WD1207ND

When it comes to laundry, the 7kg washing machine is said to be a popular pick among Aussies. If this includes you, consider checking out the LG 7kg Front Loader Washing Machine (WD1207ND). One of the key features is its 6 Motion Direct Drive, which is stated to use a variety of washing motions to provide a tailored type of clean depending on the item. The different motions include stepping, tumbling, scrubbing, filtration, rolling and swing.

Similar to several other models by the brand, the LG WD1207ND washer also allows you to pause the wash cycle to add any items you might have forgotten to chuck in. But this can only be done before the spin cycle. It also won’t be available where the temperature is below 40°C or if the water level is high.

  • Energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 343kWh/yr)
  • Water efficiency rating:5 stars (consumes 70L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 1200RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 850mm x 600mm x 600mm

The LG 7kg Front Loader Washing Machine provides 10 washing programs, including six ‘specialty cycles’ such as ‘Baby Care’, ‘Sports Wear’, ‘Delicate’, ‘Wool’ and ‘Rinse + Spin’.

  • RRP: $699

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LG 13kg Front Load Washing Machine WD1013NDE

LG 13kg Front Load Washing Machine WD1013NDE

For big families with busy schedules, LG offers larger capacity washers like the LG 13kg Front Load Washing Machine with Turbo Clean. In addition to its generous size, this appliance includes useful time-saving features like Turbo Clean which supposedly creates faster wash times by reducing the number of rinse cycles. Although this is limited to specific wash programs.

The LG WD1013NDE front loader also uses ‘Smart THINQ technology’ to let you remotely start or monitor the progress of your wash. It’s also said to help you track energy consumption, download new wash programs, plus diagnose and troubleshoot problems.

  • Energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 485kWh/yr)
  • Water efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 133L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 1000RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 940mm x 645mm x 770mm

This LG washing machine contains 12 washing programs, and several extra functions such as ‘Crease Care’, ‘Pre Wash’, ‘Add Item’ and ‘Spin Only’. If you want to save a few bucks or prefer a different colour and finish, the LG 13kg Front Load Washing Machine with Turbo Clean WD1013NDW is alternatively available for $1,749.

  • RRP: $1,799

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LG Top Load Washing Machines

LG Top Load Washing Machines

LG’s top loaders come with an impressive set of features to make you awash with excitement. While certain brands seem to be phasing out top loaders, LG still continues to sell a handful in its laundry series. The cost of these washers starts at $639 for the 6.5kg LG WTG6520 and max out at $1,899 for the 14kg LG WTG1432VHF.

LG 10kg Top Load Washing Machine WTG1032WF

LG 10kg Top Load Washing Machine WTG1032WF

Believe it or not, but washing laundry doesn’t end once you finish hanging the clothes on a drying rack. There’s still the monthly task of scrubbing out any leftover residue or build-up of detergent to make sure your washing machine stays in healthy shape. That’s why products like the LG 10kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive & Smart THINQ contain convenient features specifically designed to clean the tub and hopefully save you a bit of time and effort. The brand claims the Stainless Steel Inner Tub in this particular LG washing machine controls bacteria growth better than some models which either use plastic tubs or contain plastic agitators.

  • Energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 384kWh/yr warm wash, 267KWhr/yr cold wash)
  • Water efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 102L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 950RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 1030mm x 694mm x 740mm

The LG WTG1032WF top loader provides nine washing programs, and additional functions such as ‘Intensive Wash’ and ‘Remote Start’.

  • RRP: $1,199

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LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine WTG6530W

LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine WTG6530W

A key advantage of top loaders is that they’re typically more energy efficient than front loaders, provided you’re using the cold wash cycle. For example, the LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine consumes 446KWhr/yr in a warm wash and only 100Whr/yr in cold wash. But be warned that this LG washing machine still has a rating of 2.5 stars for energy efficiency. Although if you live alone or in a small household, the compact size of the LG WTG6530W top loader might be worth considering.

  • Energy efficiency rating:5 stars (consumes 446kWh/yr warm wash, 100 kWh/yr cold wash)
  • Water efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 66L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 950RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 950mm x 550mm x 550mm

This LG washing machine contains eight washing programs, such as ‘Quick Wash’, ‘Towels’, ‘Duvet’ and ‘Quiet Wash’. The LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine with Smart Inverter Control is a much cheaper alternative which retails for $639, although there are a number of differences in features.

  • RRP: $969

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LG Twinwash

LG ‘TwinWash’ Washing Machines

Get two for one with LG’s Twin Wash collection. Each product includes two appliances, such as two washers with one being LG’s TWINWash Mini which sits below the main washer to clean a small specialty load in cold water.

Alternatively, there are models in the Twin Wash range that feature both a washer and a dryer. LG Twin Load Washing Machines typically retail for at least $1,949 and can cost up to $3,999. The capacity of these units is also on the larger side, ranging between 9kg and 18.5kg. These are recommended for people who need to wash multiple loads at the same time.

LG 18.5kg Twin Load Washing Machine TWIN171216T

LG 18.5kg Twin Load Washing Machine TWIN171216T

The LG 18.5kg Total Washing Load TWINWash System featuring LG’s MiniWasher is said to triple as a twin tub and dryer, effectively giving you three appliances in one. More specifically, you get a 16kg front load washer, a 2.5kg MiniWasher and a 9kg Dryer Combo.

Similar to other options by the brand, the TWIN171216T unit includes features like the auto dosing system, plus a pause and add function. The washer is described to automatically distribute what the brand claims is the correct amount of detergent and softener for your selected cycle. You’ll just need to fill the detergent and softener compartments at the start.

This LG washing machine also uses the Smart ThinQ system, allowing you to monitor, troubleshoot and receive notifications via your smartphone.

  • Washer energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 632kWh/yr)
  • Washer water efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 164L/cycle)
  • Dryer energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 373kWh/52 uses)
  • Dryer water efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 16L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 1000RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 1340mm x 700mm x 835mm

This unit is equipped with 15 wash programs for the 18.5kg tub and six wash programs for the bottom 6kg mini tub.

  • RRP: $3,999

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LG Washer Dryer Combo

LG Washer Dryer Combos

If you don’t have enough space for a washing line or a drying rack, or you just need your laundry done quickly, consider purchasing a washer dryer combo. This range of LG washing machines can accommodate a variety of washing capacity needs, with the brand offering smaller 7kg models as well as larger 18.5kg units. But if you’re on a budget, be aware that LG washer dryers are not cheap and typically retail between $1,299 and $3,999.

LG 9kg/5kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo WTW1409HCW

LG 9kg5kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo WTW1409HCW

For anyone looking for an LG washing machine but need something wallet friendly, the most affordable washer dryer combo is the LG 9kg/5kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo. A unique feature of this model is its True Steam system. The brand claims this function supposedly “fluffs up fabric fibres in order to help steam particles clean on a microscopic level”, rather than “saturate the stain with just one drop of water”.

  • Washer energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 357kWh/yr)
  • Washer water efficiency rating:5 stars (consumes 77L/cycle)
  • Dryer energy efficiency rating: 4 stars (consumes 191kWh/52 uses)
  • Dryer water efficiency rating:5 stars (consumes 65L/cycle)
  • Spin speed: 1400RPM
  • Size (HxWxD): 850mm x 600mm x 665mm

This LG washing machine contains 14 wash programs, including a variety of specialty cycles such as a Quick Wash function, in addition to the general programs.

  • RRP: $1,599

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Does LG have the best washing machine for me?

The large range of front loaders, top loaders, and washer-dryer combos places LG among one the top picks for consumers when thinking about upgrading laundry appliances. It’s also worth noting that many of LG’s washing machine parts are backed by generous warranties – some are even 10 years long!

If you’re shopping for a front loader, the outright sale price for an LG front load washing machine isn’t that different to a top loader. But over time, you might find yourself saving money on electricity usage and water consumption with a front loader. Plus, the ‘Pause and Add Item’ function on several models within the front load range also allows you to throw in extra items during mid-wash. Forgot about a sock? No worries.

Although it’s not to say a top loader isn’t worth buying. Top load washing machines might be especially handy for people who find it difficult and uncomfortable to bend down when loading and unloading items. Depending on the type of space you will be installing your washer in, it might even be less convenient to use an appliance with a front hatch. Families and larger households may also benefit from the larger capacities of top loaders.

Overall, LG comes into the washing machine game quite strong. And with such a large range of products, it may be worth checking to see if the brand can make your ‘Life good’ – or at least make your life a little easier in the laundry room. To see how LG compares to other brands, you might like to check out our front long washing machine ratings via the link below.

Front Load Washing Machine Reviews

LG has a bunch of front loaders, top loaders and wash/dryer combos. Here is a list of several other models from the brand and the prices.

LG front loaders

  • LG 7.5kg Front Loader Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive WD1275TC5W: $829
  • LG 8kg Front Loader Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive WD1208TC4W: $949
  • LG 8kg Front Load Washing Machine with Turbo Clean WD1408NCW: $1,149
  • LG 9kg Front Load Washing Machine with Vapour WTW1409VCW: $1,199
  • LG 9kg Front Loader Washing Machine with Turbo Clean WD1409NCW: $1,249
  • LG 9kg Front Loader Washing Machine with Turbo Clean WD1409NCE: $1,299
  • LG 7.5kg/4kg Front Loader Washer Dryer Combo with 6 Motion Direct Drive WDC1475NCW: $1,299
  • LG 9kg Front Load Washing Machine with Vapour WTW1409VCB: $1,399
  • LG 9kg/5kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo with True Steam WTW1409HCW: $1,599
  • LG 11kg Front Loader Washing Machine with True Steam WD1411SBW: $1,599
  • LG 13kg Front Load Washing Machine with Turbo Clean WD1013NDW: $1,749
  • LG 15kg/8kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo with True Steam WDC1215HSVE: $2,399

LG top loaders

  • LG 6.5kg Top Load Washing Machine with Smart Inverter Control WTG6520: $639
  • LG 8.5kg Top Load Washing Machine with Smart Inverter Control WTG8520: $849
  • LG 9kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive & Smart THINQ WTG9032WF: $1,099
  • LG 7.5kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive WTG7532W: $1,149
  • LG 10kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive & Smart THINQ WTG1030SF: $1,199
  • LG 10kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive & Smart THINQ WTG1032VF: $1,249
  • LG 11kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive WTR1132WF: $1,499
  • LG 14kg Top Load Washing Machine with 6 Motion Direct Drive WTG1432WHF: $1,799

LG TWIN Load

  • LG 11kg Total Washing Load TWINWash System including LG MiniWasher TWIN171409V: $1,949
  • LG 11kg Total Washing Load TWINWash System including LG MiniWasher TWIN171409H: $2,299
  • LG 13kg Total Washing Load TWINWash System including LG MiniWasher TWIN171411B: $2,299
  • LG 17.5kg Total Washing Load TWINWash® System including LG MiniWasher TWIN171215S: $3,299

LG Washer and Dryer Combos

  • LG 17.5kg Total Washing Load TWINWash® System including LG MiniWasher TWIN171215S: $3,299
  • LG 15kg/8kg Front Load Washer Dryer Combo with True Steam WDC1215HSVE: $2,399
  • LG 7.5kg/4kg Front Loader Washer Dryer Combo with 6 Motion Direct Drive WDC1475NCW: $1,299

Source: LG, July 2019

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