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.
No interior light, black text on gray background hard to read in less than ideal conditions
30 May 2012
Summary: There is no interior (drum) light. We have this washer is a small laundry room with clothes hung only a couple of feet from the front of the machine. This means it is hard to see if any there are any socks or small items stuck to the drum after hyper spin. The text is black on gray which is hard to read if you are not looking at the machine straight on.