I finally got the new LG washer/dryer in one I ordered hooked up yesterday and was able to do a load of laundry. I’ve lived here a month now, and haven’t been able to do that.
The second plumber I called made it out here around noon yesterday. (The first was a no- show.)
There was a little consternation over the mechanics of this machine. But the plumber got it hooked up. He seemed a little amazed by it all.
Washing Laundry In My New Washer:
I spent the rest of the day washing and half-drying two loads of laundry.
It is interesting to watch. It doesn’t seem to use much water. But quite a bit drains out into the sink during both spinning and drying. When you put it on dry, it tumbles what’s inside, and also keeps dunking water into the sink through the hose.
Now, as I was told, it does not dry like a regular dryer. It is hooked up to a 110 instead of a 220. So it just doesn’t have the power. But I let it dry a little while and then took the towels out and just hung them up. As I did my clothing.
For someone who has been washing their laundry by hand for four weeks, this is a VAST improvement! So I am not complaining.
I put very little detergent or fabric softener into the little compartments. And still things came out very clean.
The Big Test:
The big test was my 6 pairs of white socks that were no longer white. Because I tend to get them pretty dirty working outside in the patio garden.
I had pre-soaked them. And I had washed and washed and simply could not get them clean. They were black in places. I had hung them up to dry, so they were scratchy as well.
It cleaned them. White as could be. I was thinking I was going to have to order new socks.
Insufficient Drying Mechanism:
Even though the dryer doesn’t dry as well as I’ve been accustomed to, it still makes things fluffy and soft. And it just takes a bit to let them air dry. Because it has already squeezed virtually every drop of water out before I take them out to hang up.
The first load, I didn’t turn on the dryer. As I wasn’t sure how it all worked. So when the washer finished, I then turned on the dryer. Nice not to have to lug a bunch of wet stuff out and put it in a dryer.
No Troublesome Noise:
It didn’t make any more noise than a regular machine. The drain hose was simply stretched to the kitchen sink. It didn’t move around with the water coming through. So I was happy about that.
I simply placed the two hoses behind my glass canisters full of snacks on the countertop to keep them in place.
Looks like I may need to put a shelf above the washer for detergent, etc.
This is my first experience with LG products, and with just one day’s usage, it seems like a very good machine. I’ll let you know as time goes by.