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LG - 2.3 Cu. Ft. 14-Cycle Compact Front-Loading Washer and Electric Dryer Combo - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One unit laundry MACHINE(!)

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    Brian
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    There is a bit of a learning curve to use a machine like this, but after you've used it a few times, you can learn how to deal with the quirks. Quirk 1) you have to use the machine for about a month to get past the weird smell it leaves on your laundry when you dry. If you have a closet full of linens that smell musty because you hardly use them, you can wash them and help get the dryer past this stage. I unfortunately don't have a lot of linens. So I held off washing my sheets in this machine for a month. (even now though I still have money on a laundromat card, but don't need to use anymore, however that's a personal problem) Quirk 2) this machine will emanate an odor like you've turned your laundry area into a beauty salon and you're giving someone a perm. I do want to stress it only smells like you're giving someone a perm; it won't irritate your eyes or anything. The smell does go away quickly after you're done with laundry. Quirk 3) if you use it to dry clothes, don't waste time choosing the fragrance of your laundry detergent or fabric softener. The drying cycle seems to remove all fragrance before it's done. And it is the drying cycle that removes it. I have used the "hand wash/wool" cycle on a wool sweater and because it doesn't go through the dry cycle it did retain the detergent fragrance. So unless you have a lot of clothes you have to hang dry, you don't need to worry about fragrances. Quirk 4) you have to remember to press the dry button if you want to use the dry cycle. I've only used two wash settings on the machine (normal and wool), but neither will run the dry cycle by default. Obviously I wouldn't use this to dry wool, but nearly all my laundry can be ran through the normal cycle and it slightly annoying to have to hit "dry" before starting a load. I think there's supposed to be a way to set the machine setting to make a custom cycle that might include the dry cycle, but I haven't found this quirk so irksome to look into this. Quirk 5) don't wash pillow cases with fitted sheets. They will get tangled and not dry well. While everything seems to come out damp, but by the time it cools off, it will feel completely dry. The exception I've found has been pillowcases that have gotten stuck in the folds of a fitted sheet. It won't take too long for them to dry, but it's just as easy to put them in a different load. Quirk 6) loads do seem to take a while, but seems how I don't have to transfer loads from a washer to a dryer so I've just learned to do sheets first, blanket and pillowcases second (if I think the blanket needs to be washed), then weekly laundry. Quirk 7) if you wash anything with metal (e.g. buttons and/or zippers), do not touch the metal when you pull out the laundry after you dry it. IT WILL BE INSANELY HOT! If you find out you cannot avoid touching metal on your clothes when you take it out, consider letting your laundry cool a bit before you take it out. Now while I might have quite a few quirks, most are not an issue [anymore; e.g. quirk 1]. The biggest problem is how long it takes to do a load, but with as little effort it takes to do a load of laundry, I definitely can live with this quirk. You can get quite a bit done when you don't have to go back to your washer to transfer laundry to a dryer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, I'm grinning. :)

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    Schmetterling
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    So far, this is an amazing machine. Love love love the concept: You pop in a load, walk away, come back 4-5 hours later and put away your warm, fresh laundry. No need to remember to transfer the load to a dryer. Good for disorganized people like me. It holds more than I expected. Today's load was four hefty bath towels, two pairs of bluejeans, and some miscellaneous socks. They fit without crowding the drum. When the drying is finished, the clothing feels... damp? dewey? I'm not quite sure how to describe it. You just pull out each item, give it a shake, and it's dry. The clothing is hot when it comes out, but not bone-dry-Sahara-Desert-burn-your-fingers hot. Issues I've noticed so far: --The instruction manual says to put liquid detergent into an insert in the detergent tray. There was no insert. I hopped on LG Chat, and the rep told me that instruction is a holdover from a previous model, and that this one doesn't come with or require an insert. --Bluejeans have consistently come out with wrinkly legs, and you really have to smooth them out while they're hot. I'll have to experiment with load composition, time, etc., to see what can be done about that. --It does vibrate when it spins, but not obnoxiously I put some rubber pads under the feet and it's fine. It's actually quieter than my full-size front-loading washer. Like other LG appliances, this one sings to you when it's finished, which is very... um... cheerful. (Unlike my oven, the last note of the "I'm Done" song ISN'T demented and out of tune.) It has the unfortunate tendency to give the machine a personality. I'm tempted to name mine. Just for reference: we built this into our master bath as a supplement to our full-size pair which are downstairs. I wish to goodness I'd done this 10 years ago... the convenience is off the charts. We had to have a dedicated electrical circuit installed for it, so check to be sure you have a circuit available that can handle the increased load. The unit measures 25 1/4" front to back, BUT you need some space (the manual says 4") for hose clearance, so take that into account if you plan to install it under a counter. Over all, I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OMG Great replacement!

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    JCinNYC
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    I bought this washer/dryer combo unit to replace an approximately 15 year old Haier washer/dryer combo unit. I live in an apartment so how space is used is important. It fits in the same space (approximately 2-ft wide by 2-ft deep under-the-counter space in my kitchen). The drum is bigger however so it can handle slightly larger loads. I think this is due to the direct drive system of the rotation motor. It gets my clothes cleaner with less water than my previous unit. NOTE: Don't be alarmed if u don't see water sloshing around during wash cycle. It actually shoots the limited amount of water into the clothes during the cycle to loosen dirt. I've also found this unit dries more fully than my previous model. Yes, a full wash & dry cycle can take about 2.5 hours due in part to the evaporation/no-vent drying, but once clothes are out of the machine for about 15-30 second any residual moisture evaporates into the air. This is normal having owned a similar machine previously. I found myself needing to redry clothes with my older model. Also the spin cycle on this machine is amazingly robust! I have no complaints. It's more than I expected. I'm finding myself looking for things to wash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This works just fine, once you're used to it.

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    SteveC
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    I used this in an older 1977 townhome with a tiny kitchen and the community laundry is down some stairs and not that close to the townhouse. Pros: As title says, it works fine once you get used to it. And it does take some getting used to. I would recommend this anyway, just because you are not sharing with other people, and not having to feed it money to make it work. Cons: When drying it uses a bunch of power. I can't use my DW or Microwave when this is "Drying". My solution is just to hit the "Pause" button, microwave my stuff, then start the laundry up again. Not a con but a slightly annoying reality, It takes twice as long to do a load of laundry because it is only one unit for washing and drying. All told, I would buy this again, no problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful looking Combo comes with compromise

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    LisaEm916
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    Living in a condo, I have to be very aware of size. My laundry is located in 1 of the bedrooms so I wanted to utilize the space for dual purposes. I also wanted a clean open area that didn’t need to be enclosed. After hours of research, this brand/model seemed to fit the bill. As already warned, these combos take a lot longer to compete cycles and the clothes have not felt 100% dry. However, the machine is appealing and compact so I’m able to fit it in my other needs. I plan to alter my washing routines such as starting cycles when I leave the house being it takes so long to complete. Not much I can do on the clothes feeling damp issue. In the end, it is worth the trade off. Last point to note is I did smell a burning like odor on one of my loads. I’ll have to watch this being I’ve only put 5 loads thru this new combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great compact washer (and a bit of a dryer)

    Posted
    Picky
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    I've had this for a coupe of months now. I've been very happy with it mostly because it has saved me from using the community laundry room. This machine has a lot of bells and whistles which are frankly, overkill. It is super easy to hook up and it does get the job done.. although it takes a bit of a longer time to accomplish it than other washer/dryers. I don't do much drying mostly because I like to air-dry my clothes otherwise I would be disappointed with the drying times of ~ 3 hours for a medium load. Its operation is super quiet, and the vibration when it's doing the final rinse is very acceptable. I don't know if there is a "dry only" option yet, but I usually don't like my garments crisp so if they don't come out fully dried I just hang them for a couple of hours and they are done. Overall, a good buy, if a little on the very expensive side

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best decision ever

    Posted
    Ctmom
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    I have wanted to put a unit like this in my kitchen for some time. I have a full size washer/dryer set in my lower level but my daughter lives down there and it was inconvenient for everyone. I had an old unused dishwasher and this fits beautifully in the same spot. I had a plumber make the water and drain connections. I love the convenience and it works beautifully. It has numerous preset cycles, but you can customize any one (add dry time, change water temp etc). I should have done this ages ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great product

    Posted
    SOCO
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    I love this machine, I love that I no longer have to remember to switch the laundry. My only cons: wrinkles...this machine wrinkles like nothing I've ever seen. My steamer takes them out, but it can be annoying. More wrinkles on the pants than shirts. Also, it takes a long time, a normal wash/dry cycle is almost 4 hours...I haven't played around too much with it yet, but I know these can all be adjusted or you can do a time dry setting. Overall I am happy, but I haven't figured out how to decrease the wrinkles yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for small spaces

    Posted
    Matt
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    We bought this washer/dryer to put in our RV to solve our laundry dilemma. It does shake the whole RV during the spin cycle, but you get used to it. If you use dryer sheets the clothes come out smelling weird (I'm guessing because the convention drying?) But fabric softener solves the problem. If you overload the machine the clothes come out super wrinkly. The wash and dry setting is very convenient, no need to switch between washer and dryer. But with that said you can only do one load every 3 or so hours. Overall I'm very pleased with this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Machine!

    Posted
    Britboy1
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    I got this machine on Saturday and absolutely love it! It takes little longer than a regular dryer but dries clothes beautifully and does not heat up the room - much more gentle on fabrics than a regular drier and the fabric softer scent remains. So simple to use - simply put my clothes in press the button, leave for work and when I get home they are clean and dry. Much quieter than my old top loader too. Highly recommended - especially if you live in a small apartment with no vent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my needs

    Posted
    Deeds
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    I only have room for a stack unit and this was a great alternative. Although the unit takes longer to do a wash and dry, I don't mind all that much. The high tech operation and features make it fun to operate. Plus you don't have to worry about venting it outside. It is also very very quiet which is very nice. I can tell it is a highly technological product just from watching it operate. The clothes do have more wrinkles but I just set aside a little time to iron in the morning. Very nice machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my washer/dryer

    Posted
    Kate
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    I've figured out most of the tricks and quirks now. This is not the fastest way to run a load of wash and it's not a huge washer but it works perfectly for my needs. I never have to worry about forgetting to move the clean clothes from the washer to the dryer and I usually set it for damp dry so that I seldom have trouble with static and things that feel damp when I take them out are usually dry by the time I shake them out and hang or fold them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent washer and dryer Combo!

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    Rere
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    This LG washing machine and dryer combo works excellent washes clothes and dries them perfectly the only thing I must say is you have to learn how to adjust your settings like people say in the other reviews. When you use the dryer you need to make sure you do not have the spin cycle on and it is just on dry and do not overload the machine. Washes perfectly my clothes come out so clean I’m so amazed how powerful this machine is..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Condo

    Posted
    irishkatiebug
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    You do have to learn the different settings to get the most out of the products. It can be slightly noisy at times but I run it while I'm away at work, so that problem is solved. With no vent it will obviously only get about 95% dry but it's actually better for your clothes. I let them air dry shortly and them put the clothes away. I like that it saves space where the dryer would go and I have room for shelves and storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Machine

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    ND429
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    I am 100% satisfied with this purchase. It does take a little longer than the stand-alone machines... but I must say it washes well and dries well. I was quite impressed with the drying feature. As mentioned the machine holds a decent amount but do not overload it or dry for too long... doing so will result in the clothes being extremely wrinkled. Love this machine

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good W/D Combo for small kitchen

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    Ballo
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    I've seen reviews saying this doesn't dry clothes all the way or very well. I have NOT had any problems with this unit. I used this in a small kitchen renovation, along side the Bosch 18" DW seen in the attached picture. Both appliances purchased from Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine

    Posted
    Karisf
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    This is my second LG washer dryer combo. I have found it to be a much improved version of the one I bought in 2005. The technology for drying seems better and I notice no smell with this one as I did the other one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine

    Posted
    Bobbidigi
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    This washer/dryer combo was beyond my expectations. Even though it’s small I am still able to do a full load of laundry and dry too. Only downside was the guy that installed my machine acted as if he leveled it but he really didn’t but, I love this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my small LG washer dryer combo!

    Posted
    Maren
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    Great washer dryer combo - space saving and efficient. Washed my queen comforter and queen mattress pad individually without me going to the public laundromat! Clothes are spun dry for hanging and easy drying if you don't want to use the dryer. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2nd Machine.

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    David
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    My first machine worked great for the first 6 month. Then it started it vibrate. After 3 times to fix the problem Best Buy replaced it. Now after waiting 2 month for the first one.Have to wait another 2 month for the replacement one. Hope this one works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend