You need to compare the capacities of new LG washers to verify they are suitable for your dryer. One mistake people can make is to purchase a large capacity washing machine, and then have a smaller capacity dryer. In this situation, you would not be able to dry a full load of clothes and would have to break the load up into two smaller loads, for your dryer to be effective. For example, purchasing a 25 pound large capacity washer does not make sense when your dryer’s maximum capacity is only 16 pounds of clothes per load.
A better way to pair new LG washers is to look for models that either match the capacity of your dryer, or which are slightly under the maximum amount. You should also look for washers which can extract the most water from the clothes during the final spin cycle. By removing the majority of the water during the wash cycle, your dryer has to use less energy to fully dry the clothes. Ideally, washers need to reach spin speeds ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 RPMs, or more, to remove the most water.
Other features to look for in a new washer are those which provide energy savings. Front loading machines use less water per cycle than conventional top loading models. Instead of using 40 to 60 gallons, you can cut this down to 12 to 15, with efficient LG models. Because you are using less water, you also reduce the amount of energy used by your hot water heater, for cycles where you use warm or hot water to wash your clothes.