Does the LG washer dryer combination wash clothes as well as my current washer?
Yes, and often more effectively! The tumbling action of a front loading washer gently lifts the clothes in and out of the water hundreds of times during the wash cycle. This action cleans and rinses your clothes better than top loading washers and is more gentle on the fabric. Also, the LG Washer Dryer Combo goes through three rinses during the regular cycle, eliminating any detergent residue that is ordinarily left in the clothing.
Does the LG washer dryer combination operate much differently than what I’m used to?
Yes, somewhat. Always remember the loads are smaller and the wash and dry cycles combined take approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete a load. So gear your wash habits differently. Wash a load every day or every other day rather than trying to wash everything in one day. Also, a condensing drying system is different than a standard hot air dryer. Because condensing dryers do not vent, it is completely normal for them to run for a longer time than a standard vented model (even though these machines run longer, they use two thirds less energy than a standard vented dryer). For best results shake & fold or hang on a clothes hanger right away to avoid wrinkling. Remember, gear your wash habits a bit differently and keep your expectations within reason and you’ll love the LG.
How large of a load can the LG washer dryer combination handle?
For just the wash, about 14 pounds of dry clothes. For wash and dry, the LG Washer Dryer Combo will accommodate 9-10 pounds of dry clothes. (The equivalent of 5 large towels or 2 pairs of jeans and 3 shirts.)
Does the LG washer dryer combination need to be vented?
No. the LG has a patented condensation drying system in which the hot air is condensed into liquid and then pumped out the discharge hose into a regular drain. This also means there is no humidity created in the area around the LG.
Where can the LG Combination Washer/Dryer be installed?
The most important thing is to install the LG in a place that is most convenient for you. It can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, laundry rooms, or closets. Keep in mind the beauty of the LG Washer Dryer Combo is the versatility of installation. With the elimination of humid air venting, your options are unlimited. As long as you have access to plumbing, a drain, and a standard electrical receptacle, it can be installed anywhere.
What type of detergent can be used with the LG washer dryer combination?
A low sudsing detergent, such as ALL, Fresh Start, Purex, Bold, Solo or “New Tide HE” works best. It is best to use powder, but liquid low sudsing detergent works fine. We recommend “Ecovantage” as one of the best on the market.
How much detergent is used per wash?
1 to 2 tablespoons. This means big savings on detergent costs!
Can fabric softener be used in the LG washer dryer combination?
Yes. LG recommends using a quality fabric softener because it makes the drying cycle more efficient and helps avoid wrinkles. In addition, the clothes come out softer and fluffier.
Can bleach be used in the LG washer dryer combination?
Yes. Bleach, as well as fabric softener, have their own compartments in the easy-to-use dispenser drawer. Simply add the bleach or softener before starting the wash, and the LG Washer Dryer Combo automatically dispenses it at the correct time.
How much water does the LG washer dryer combination use?
12-15 gallons, compared to 30 gallons on the current American-made front-loading washers and 40 to 60 gallons on conventional top-loading washers. The LG saves you water while cleaning better!
Is the LG washer dryer combination energy efficient?
Yes. The LG is very energy efficient. Because it uses 50% less water, your hot water heater does not have to use as much energy. Also, the LG uses only 1.4 kilowatts per hour during the drying cycle as opposed to 5 or 6 per hour for a conventional dryer.
Can the LG combination washer dryer be opened during the drying cycle?
A wash only cycle can be set so clothes can be taken out after the wash cycle and hung out in the fresh air. If you still want to dry some of the clothes, you simply set the desired dry cycle and press start. Then the door cannot be opened until the dry cycle has been completed, or the machine turned off. Please note the the machine has a two minute time delay that will not allow the user to open the door until two minutes after any cycle has completed, or the machine turned off.
Does the LG washer dryer combination require any special wiring?
No. The LG uses 115 volt, 15 amp standard wiring.
Can the LG washer dryer combination be raised off the floor?
Yes, as long as the base is level and is made of very sturdy construction.
How long does it take to wash and dry a load of clothes?
The amount of time it takes to wash and dry a load of clothes depends on the type and size of the load (delicates, permanent press or cottons). The average total wash and dry time is 2 1/2 to 3 hours. This approximates the total time it takes to both wash and dry a comparable load of clothing in a separate washer and dryer system.