Summary: Almost impossible to hook up hose for water to drain directly outside or to a drain, it continues to drip into bucket unless placed on two books at severe angle. It also makes a terrible racket. Stay away from this, it is a piece of junk, and service is no help.
Summary: This unit ran about 8 months before it started not working. The manual says it has a 5 year parts & labor warranty. I took it in to the repair shop recommended by LG. They said that there is a $50 "bench" fee to diagnose what the problem is. LG covers the repair and parts but not the bench fee. I couldn't find the receipt but had the copy of my credit card bill which showed when and where I purchased it.
Summary: The only thing I dislike about this unit is that it is extremely noisey, and the exhaust air is overly warm. Check out the review regarding 3 different compressors made for this unit to be sure you are more successful in locating a quiet unit. The noisey versions cannot be used in a living space.
Summary: The unit is noisy and with multiple defects. Stopped working after 9 months of use.
Pros: good concept, includes a current humidity gauge
1. The sensor that stops the unit when the water reservoir is removed is flimsy, often it does not detect that the reservoir is inserted back, one has to fiddle with the reservoir till the sensor finally "catches on", but then every now and then the mechanism will lock and will be unable to...
Summary: The LG LHD45EL unit worked fine for two summers and then stopped working. It would run but did not collect any water. The repair person said it was because of a leak that is very hard to fix. LG was only willing to provide a refurbished unit under their five-year warranty. When I protested that the life of a new unit is only two years and that I did not trust a refurbished unit to last even that long, LG's attitude was "take it or leave it".