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LG - SideKick 1.0 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle High-Efficiency Pedestal Washer - Graphite Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 192 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Installer left without completing installation

    Posted
    Tucson1
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    I purchased the washer, dryer, washer pedestal washer and pedestal for the dryer on November 26, 2016. Best Buy could not deliver all products at once. They scheduled the two pedestals for January 17, 2017 and conformed the time. However, on January 17, they never showed up and they never called. When the installer installed the dryer he never used the new gas line, water lines or dryer vent that was included in the purchase. When they did show up to install the pedestals a few days later, they had never seen the pedestal washer and had no idea of how to install it. They put the washer on top and never closed the opening on the pedestal washer. I had to remind them to close and put in bolts. They would not look at the instructions for the installation, and took the drain adapter off the single drain line and hauled it away, with many of the screws that were to be used during the installation of the two pedestals. The installers left after I told them that they needed to install a 2 port GFI so that both washer could be plugged into the same single 20 AMP circuit. Current law requires GFI's be installed in laundry rooms for washer and dryers. When I called Best Buy and notified them that the installer had left without completing the job, they said that I would have to pay $ 100 for him to come back out and complete the job. I will never buy anything from Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Design & Engineering!

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    gadgetguy11
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    The SideKick is an absolutely brilliant engineering design! It adds 1 cubic foot of wash capability, and is a stand alone, separate washer. It is whisper quiet, ultra high efficient & can operate simultaneously with the main washer, or on it's own. It cleans the clothes thoroughly with no drama or difficulties, no leaks, loud noises or smells. This is a gorgeous machine in Graphite Steel. LG is the only company that had the brilliant idea to offer a stand-alone Washer below the main washer on the market today. I love how it plays an upbeat tune instead of the old BEEP, BEEP! of our other appliances! Only one complaint: The SideKick remote control has not been released yet. It should have been included with the washer, rather than sell for $29.95 after the sale. Other than that one complaint, it stays balanced, sips energy & runs quiet & true!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this little machine!

    Posted
    Kim12345
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    This little pedestal washer is so great for those little wash loads so I don't have to throw the stuff in with another load when they should be washed more delicately or separately due to color or cycle type. It also makes for quicker washing since you have two washers that can run at the same time if you have a big load and a small load that need to be washed. The one thing I wish was different is the beeping for the rinse cycle doesn't appear to be changeable. I can't turn it off early or make it quite if I don't want to be warned it's time to add the fabric softener. I have to just wait till it stops. I leave it open to dry out after each wash because it seals up when you close it. The lid is the right height that I can continue to use the upper washer without interference from the lower washer door being open. It has all the right cycles for what I need a smaller capacity washer for. This was well worth it for the extra $50 I paid over a drawer pedestal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this pedestal washer!

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    Keving
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    We have this mainly because my daughters are in dance and it is nice to do a small load with their leotards, etc. The only downside is the increase in hoses behind the washer. Plan on about 5” behind for them, unless you have the 90° angled ends, then plan about 3-4”. The cycle time is about 37 minutes for delicate. You will wonder why it stops and beeps about 17 minutes in...it’s the time you can add softener. Be careful because you have to pour liquid detergent directly into this...don’t get it on the clothes, it can leave a mark. I feel like it does a good job washing the clothes, except it may not get the detergent out of the clothes if you pour it on them accidentally. I wish it had the Smart ThinQ app connect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So thankful for this little washer!!!

    Posted
    Opry
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    This addition has been a great little tool for my daughters. I have two girls that are active in ballet and gymnastics. This little machine make for great, quick washes of their leotards and tights, without having to use all the water and electricity of firing up the larger washer to get these small loads done. It is also great for when someone needs one or two items washed right away and we don't quite have a full load to do. Also, it comes in handy when we find those stray socks or towels that missed the full load we had just started twenty minutes ago and is almost done. Such a great addition and use of space. Plus the added height makes using the larger front loader easier to access.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For emergencies

    Posted
    Wheels
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    This washer means you'll need an extra set of water hoes in the back. Also, since it operates independently, it needs its own power supply....meaning you'll need 3 (one for the dryer, and 2 the washer). It's small, just 1cu.....but good if you need to wash rags or a few things without having to fill up the big washer. I've also noticed that some water remains in the drum after use. Not a lot of water, but enough to make me leave it open for a day to dry-out. This is anoying since its like having a drawer sticking 12in out down low. Fortunately I keep the washer in the garage, so it doesn't get in the way unless i go to the garage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best little washer

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    Lovemylilly
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    When I got this I didn't think I would really use it much but I tell you I use this every day. It's great for small loads so you don't have to run the big washer. 8 also use it for my gym clothes etc. my only complaint is for the price that the remote should come with it. Also make sure the delivery people give you the little blue thing that you use for the detergent. They almost forgot to give it to me and it's super important cause it only takes a tiny bit in it. Also do not use those pods in it like the tide pods etc. it says not to in the paperwork . I bought the remote from lg website cause Best Buy was out of them. It's helpful cause you can't really see the pause button for when you have to pause it to put fabric softener in it. Definitely the side kick was the best invention ever. Like I said I use it daily

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy has been there for me with my concerns

    Posted
    EvelynK
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    People at Best Buy are great, Install great! LG The machine is nice, but......... I dont want me clothes to smell. LG I have issues with, Water stays in the bottom of this washer, when smells. LG believe that this problem to be normal. Its NOT. Its not clean or sanitary like LG promotes. It smells after days of non being used. I can not leave the drawer open, that would be come a dangerous trip or fall hazard. Even with the lid crack not closed when not in use it still stinks. Wipe it out, the condensation still accumulates. LG this is NOT normal.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great - is a bit “retro”

    Posted
    JackH
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    We’ve gotten used to adding soap in one cup, softener in another and just letting the machine run. You have to listen for a signal to add softener to the rinse cycle, pausing the wash adding the diluted softener and then restarting. I’ve had a challenge seeing the start / pause touch spot so put a small square of orange duct tape on the front to help find the button. I’m not real young and remember when all machines were this manual (....uh, no I didn’t use the ones with the wringers). Great for small delicate loads

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neat little washing machine

    Posted
    WillyA
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    Definitely a good buy. We replaced a 16 year old washer with this state of the art one. It has lots of features. Easy to hook up if you read the instructions. Make sure you order or buy the hoses too. We bought it with a steam dryer and washing machine, so water hookup gets a little more complicated, but instructions are easy to follow. Works great. Make sure if you have installed, they do it right. If dryer or washer on top, it needs screws to be secured.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my sidekick

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    EANiccum
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    This is a must have. It is perfect for small loads...ie workout close, just spilt something on your favorite shirt buy do not have enough for a full load. I recommend leavingit open until tub fully dries after use as it does get musty. I have found it necessary to do the tub clean on a regular basis. Other that than it speeds up laundry time. Do your socks and underwear in it while you are doing towels in the big machine. So much time saved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect match for the larger capacity washer

    Posted
    Needledoc
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    Since I can now wash all the cold water clothes in one load in my large capacity upper machine, I'm often left with a few clothes for either warm water, or for delicate. I can throw them in at the same time in the bottom drawer. I get two and half loads of laundry done in the time it used to take me to do one. Just follow the instructions on capacity and the clothes will come clean. This is not for whites that need hot water since you can only get cold or warm in the drawer. Fantastic for my undergarments, or for the "mom I need my sports uniform tomorrow" load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "My personal washer"

    Posted
    lizz
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    I've learned to absolutely enjoy this little wash machine. I typically do not have as much laundry as my husband so I prefer to do smaller loads of my intimates and delicates in this bottom drawer. Since most of his active wear consists of darker colors and mine are brighter I can separate the loads and finish in half the time. I've dubbed it as mine and everyone in the family teases me about it lol. Truthfully, this washer is fabulous. It has several cycle choices, including hand wash. Don't hesitate and just splurge on this. You'll be thanking yourself later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handy but it's a lot of money

    Posted
    Tapper
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    This is handy. With this we can wash two load at the same time when used in conjunction with the main washer. So that means it's a time saver. There are two main issues with the washer. First, it is pricey. Secondly, there's no dispenser for the soap, fabric softener, or bleach. You just have to dump it in the tub along with the clothes. That's why you can't use bleach. I expected more for this kind of money. That being said, the clothes do come out clean as expected. It does use the same soap as the main washer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My New "Side kick" (LG Washer)

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    Trigger
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    I am so glad I purchased the side kick instead of just the pedestal. it turned out the be a very smart choice. no more having to run the full size washer to wash my socks, or other small loads, and I can do smaller loads at the same time the full size washer is washing a full load. The side kick uses less soap, less water and less Time. My laundry time has been cut in half. Did I mention the WiFi I don't have to wait for my laundry to be done i can go anywhere and monitor the progress on my cell phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Soap down low

    Posted
    MartyinCO
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    I’m a guy, you know how I wash clothes? I jam the wash machine packed full until the door can hardly close. This was a solid method, until I got married, and was told that you apparently shouldn’t do that, especially with delicate clothes. Enter the Sidekick, now I have the ability to jam the upper washer full of my work clothes, and toss my wife’s delicate work shirts into their own wash, best part? I don’t get yelled at for ruining her clothes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good washer, but don't buy the "Smart" version

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    Slipshod
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    Bought this thinking it would be awesome to have an app that lets me know when the wash is done. Unfortunately, I can't use it because the app invasively inspects your phone to determine if it's been "rooted" (I'm on Android - it's like jailbreak on Apple), and refuses to run if it is. The most recent version of the app also asks for GPS Location permission!! LG has no business investigating my phone to determine what I'm doing with it, or where I'm located.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for small jobs

    Posted
    TenJen
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    This washer pedestal is good for small loads. Don’t know how much it will get used as it doesn’t hold much but it is convenient for washing just one or two items you might need or hand washables. You can’t add fabric softener til it beeps & begins final rinse & I don’t always hear that so I took off 1 Star for that & the other for the fact that if you don’t leave it pulled out & open most the time it starts to smell sour. It kinda gets in the way like that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG products just work

    Posted
    JoshTyler
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    I have developed a linking for LG appliances as they are thoroughly tested and beautifully designed (compared to some Samsung applicances which I didnt have luck with). This sidekick is a must for folks who need to do a special run for a small batch of clothes (say, gentle wash ) that dont fit the model for the rest of the clothes in the regular washer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does it's job

    Posted
    MarkswifeCindi
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    The reason for the 3 star's is it gets very dusty on the control panel as it is exposed and low to the ground so it gets dusty very easily. Again, you must and dry, wiping it down after each use with a soft cloth. Leave open to dry, then close. I've used it a number of times, but I see now they are designing these extra little washers on top of the washing machine now. I would definitely prefer that one to this one as a sliding drawer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend