Summary: We had this machine for 5 years. It worked fine but developed mold issues right off the bat. We left the door open, cleaned it monthly, drained the tubes, and all the other recommended tricks to prevent mold to no avail. We tried everything to get rid of the smell - bleach, afresh, vinegar, borax - all with limited effectiveness. The smell would clear for a day or two and then be right back.
Summary: Purchased product in May/June 2008. Generally ran well/ as anticipated until October 2013 (about 5 yrs 5 months), then the washer experienced a catastrophic failure of the drum/ drive connection. Technician indicated that the unit would cost more to repair than to buy new. Wash machines are supposed to last 15-25 years. This LG was my 2nd washer. My first wash machine lasted 15 years (it was a fairly cheap brand).
Summary: I believe the washer is 5-7 years old...it came with the house. It washes clothes very well. The mold issues described in the other review are problems with all front load washers so i dont really have a gripe about that. I am getting ready to replace this one due to a wobbling problem that is causing the drum to rub against the rubber gasket.
Summary: Bought this machine less than three years ago after searching the web for best value and ratings. What a mistake. The clothes don't get clean and the smell that permeates my clothes are terrible! Tried buying a product to stop smell but it only works sometimes. we clean the gasket,empty the excess water and still smells. We are now going back to "old Fashioned" speed queen. Don't have a problem with using more water to get clothes clean.
Summary: I was nervous about buying a front loading washer, particularly when I heard the average wash cycle takes an hour. However, I am very pleased with this washer. It does take longer than top loaders, but it cleans beautifully with just half as much detergent and a small amount of water. We have had our washer for over two years, and I am very pleased with it!
Summary: I bought this washer as a set with LG dryer #DLE2516W and love them both! I've had them almost two years and no problem with either of them. The dryer even plays a little song when clothes are dry! For those that are having trouble with balance they must be overloading the machine. I have also always left the washer door ajar after removing the clothes and have never had any musty odor. It still smells brand new.
Summary: I purchased this washer just over 2 years ago as my first front loader set.. I must say that to this day I love it! I have two small children so I do a load a day.. The timer feature is great for planing along with the daily start... Washed wonderfully-most of the time it only takes me 15-20 to dry a load of laundry cause its so dry coming out of the washer. The only problem ive had twice was water on the floor but that was due to being overloaded and unbalanced...
Summary: washer doesn't get stuff clean, washed small blanket from twin size bed and when pulled out of washer parts still 100% dry. Understand it is saving water but the amount it uses it too little to get things clean. I wish I would have just put the money in my old water hog top loader than spend 800 bucks on this worthless washer.