Conclusion: I needed a dryer but we decided to get the matching washer at the same time. I was so excited by all of the bells and whistles the washer has. I went out and bought the he detergent and washed my first load. When I went downstairs to get the laundry out, there was water all over the floor. I called lg right away and they set up a service call for a week later. In the meantime, I would sit and watch the machine to see where the water was coming from.
Conclusion: We've had ours for 3 years and just found out that the barrings are bad. I was told this is not uncommon, which was a sad finding when we paid this much for the washer. The cost to repair is over $700!!!! I am not sure I will buy another LG after this.