I think Amazon reviewers are being a little hard on this washer
L. Singleton "Avid_Reader, Technology Nerd", Amazon
11 May 2013
Summary: I bought this washer a few days ago. I absolutely LOVE it. It's quiet (except for some vibration and "jet engine" noises when the spin cycle is getting revved up, which is a common issue with ALL front loaders which spin 1200 RPM or faster) when washing and rinsing - I can literally hardly hear it...
Summary: "Going from what I thought was the worlds first front load washing machine )almost 20 years I had my old machine( to this computer controlled singing and chirping easy to control all aspects of the wash cycle... from spin speed to wash times to easy just wash the darn clothes what a difference.
Summary: "Very nice washer! We have the matching electric dryer as well. This LG 3470 really does a great job and the clothes come out much dryer than are old washer. Appliances Connection is great, too. Wonderful experience."
Pros: detergent adding compartment is neat, cleans very well