Updated on 2 August 2013 by

LG is one of the most prominent brands in washing machines today, and they offer a robust product line that has a model to meet almost any home's laundry needs. When shopping for an LG washing machine, there are five items to consider in order to ensure that the consumer buys the best LG washing machine for them.

Measure First

LG offers a wide range of washing machine sizes and configurations. Before you shop, decide where you will install the machine, and the dryer if applicable, and then measure that space. If space is limited, consider conserving it by purchasing stackable units. It is also important to consider the path into and through the home, as some machines will simply be too large if you have a small house.

Front vs. Top Load

Front-load washing machines are more efficient water users than top-load machines, and they often have the advantage of being stackable. On the downside, front-loaded machines are significantly more expensive, but the water savings will help offset that long term. People who have difficulty bending should stick with a top-loaded washer.

Color

The LG washing machine product line tends to favor whites and metallic finishes. The metallic finishes are particularly popular among modern consumers. LG does offer other colors, including red and blue, but it generally reserves that type of finish for its high-end machines, such as the SteamWasher series.

Price Range

LG offers a full product line that ranges from economy models to state-of-the-art machines that would not be out of place in a commercial laundry. The basic LG washing machine has an MSRP of around $200 in the North American market, while some of the best LG washing machines, have an MSRP of approximately $1,600.

Features

Feature sets available on LG washing machines include TurboWash, SteamWasher, ColdWash, WaveForce and Smart ThinQ. Smart ThinQ is available on other LG appliances, such as refrigerators, and it provides the appliance with smart-like smartphone features and NFC (near-field communication) capabilities. TurboWash is a front-load configuration that reduces wash times by as much as 20 minutes per load.

Conclusion

Determine the budget, and then determine the space and aesthetic requirements. That should limit the choices to a manageable subset of LG washers. From there, choose the load configuration and features that will get used. For most users, Smart ThinQ is likely overkill, but TurboWash is a great convenience feature that will benefit.


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LG TurboWash WM3470
LG SteamWasher WM2650
LG Wave WT5070CW
LG WM2250CW
LG WM2450
LG TurboWash WM3470HWA Front-Load Washer
LG SteamWasher Series WM2650HRA
LG WT5070CW  4.7 Cu. Ft. White Top Load Washer
LG WM2250CW
LG WM2450HRA Front Control Washer
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Product Features
Upfront Electronic Control Panel With Dual LED Display, TurboWash Technology, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System
9 Washing Cycles, Steam Wash Cycle, Duel LED Display
4.7 Cu. Ft, Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty, 1,100 RPM, 14 Washing Programs, 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses), Innovations, WaveForce Technology, Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience, NSF Certified Sanitary Cycle, Internal Heater, ColdWash Option, Uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance, SmartRinse Jet Spray System, SmartDiagnosis, SlamProof Lid, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, SenseClean Delay Wash (Up To 19 Hours), Stylish Design, Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle Clear Diamond Glass Lid
Lo Decibel TM Quiet Operation, Upfront Electronic Control Panel With Dual Led Display, 5 Temperature Settings (all Cold Rinses)
3.9 cu ft extra large capacity Front Load Steam Washer, 12 wash programs, Easy-to-read LED display, Allergiene cycle helps reduce more than 95% of common household allergens
Volume Capacity
4.0 cu/ ft
3.6 cu/ ft
4.7 cu/ ft
7.1 cu/ ft
3.9 cu/ ft
Load Type
Front Load
Front Load
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Front Load
Front Load
Washer Type
Stackable Washer, Steam Washer
Steam Washer, Stackable Washer
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Stackable Washer
Steam Washer
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