Five Benefits of Using a Front Loading Washer and Dryer Combo

Laundry is one of the most common household chores around the world. On average, a family of four does about 400 loads of laundry every year. There are several different models of washers and dryers on the market today, including top loaders, HE top loaders, HE front loaders, vented dryers, ventless dryers, and combination washer dryers. Out of all laundry models on the market, front loading appliances have several benefits over top loaders.

  1. Energy Efficiency: Front loading machines are energy-efficient. They use a fraction of the water and electricity to wash clothes. Ventless dryers cost less to operate than conventional vented machines.
  2. Get Clothes Cleaner: Front loading washers get clothes cleaner because they are able to remove more dirt.
  3. Better on Clothes: Since front loading washing machines do not have a central agitator, they are not only gentler on clothing, towels, and sheets, but also help make them last much longer.
  4. Stack-ability: A stand-alone front loading washer and dryer is easily converted into stackable washer and dryer to free up space.
  5. Handicap Accessibility: Front loading machines are handicap accessible from a wheelchair and are perfect for homes where someone has mobility issues.

To learn more about front loading LG washers and dryers featuring ventless drying, call LG Washer Dryer today at 800-875-1533.

Why Do All Front Loading Washers Smell Like Mold and Mildew?

All front loading washers and dryers, whether they are combination washer and dryer sets, stackable washer and dryer models, or stand-alone side-by-side appliances, eventually start to develop a mildew/mold smell. This is largely due to the fact that a small amount of water remains in the washer after the cycle is completed. There is no way to manually remove the excess water since it is not accessible. However, there are several things you can do to prevent this problem and keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean.

  1. Leave the door open after cycles. Leaving the door slightly open prevents humidity and water from being trapped inside the washer and makes it easier for the water to evaporate.
  2. Wipe down the drum and door seals after cycles. Use a dry cloth to remove any water and moisture from the door, drum, and door seals.
  3. Run the clean cycle at least once a month. Modern front loading washers have a clean cycle, or use the regular cycle on the cold setting. Use an appropriate product, or make your own cleaning solution with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, poured directly into the drum.
  4. Do not leave clothes in the washer for an extended period of time. Wet clothes left overnight or longer in a front loading washer will smell and have to be rewashed. Even in combination washer and dryer models, you should not leave the dry clothes overnight.

For more information or assistance in selecting a cleaning product to keep your LG front loading washer or washer dryer combo smelling great, call us at 800-875-1533.

Stackable Washer and Dryer Safety

Whether you do laundry in your home, at the laundromat, or work in a commercial laundry facility, you need to always exercise care, caution, and safety when working around stackable washer and dryer sets. Safety concerns range from personal injury to dealing with the proper storage of chemicals and laundry detergents. One of the more common problems people experience that of back injuries and strains.

Before starting your next load of laundry, take the time to inspect your laundry area and make sure it is ergonomically laid out. Rather than sorting clothes onto the floor or in laundry baskets on the floor, sort them at waist level on a laundry table to take the strain of bending over off your back. If you do not have room for a laundry table, and have to sort laundry on the floor, consider getting a small stool to sit on while doing this task and loading your washer.

When moving clothes from the washer to the dryer, put them in a laundry basket first, and then lift the basket and put it on your table to load the dryer. Again, this takes the strain of bending over and standing up off of your back. If you have heavier clothing, rather than weigh down the entire basket with wet clothes, only load it with what you are able to lift. For those without a laundry table, you can hold/balance a partially filled basket with one hand while loading the dryer.

Practicing the right stackable washer and dryer safety ideas helps prevent injuring your back and other muscle strains. To learn more about stacked washer dryer options for your home or business contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Choosing the Correct Water Setting on an LG Washer

Selecting the right water temperature setting on your LG washer is important to ensure your clothes come out clean and stains are removed. You need to use the right temperature setting to remove some types of stains. Otherwise, the stains do not come out, and as the clothes dry, the heat sets the stain and makes it even more difficult, if not impossible to remove later.

Before loading your LG washer, take the time to sort your clothes into whites, lights, and darks. Heavier items, like jeans, hoodies, towels, and sweaters should be sorted into their own loads. In addition, sort dirtier clothing, like those with grease, dirt, and stains from less soiled clothing.

  1. Hot Water Setting: Use hot water to wash white clothes to keep them bright, as well as heavily soiled, greasy, or oily clothing. Hot water is also recommended for killing germs, like washing bedding whenever someone is sick with a cold or the flu.
  2. Warm Water Setting: Warm water is perfect for most loads of laundry and helps reduce wrinkling. Use this setting for non-delicates and light colored clothing that does not bleed.
  3. Cold Water Setting: Cold water should be used on delicates, wool, dark colors, and clothing that shrinks easily. Lightly soiled loads may also be washed in cold water. Use cold water to remove coffee, tea, blood, and red wine stains.

No matter which water setting you select, use cold water rinsing since it helps save on your energy bill. For more information about LG washer settings, or assistance in selecting a new LG washer and dryer for your home, call us at 800-875-1533 now. 

Attract New Renters by Featuring In-Home Stackable Washer and Dryer

Keeping rental occupancy rates high is important in order to make sure you have the resources necessary to maintain the property, as well as to earn profits for the owners. One effective way to increase rental retention rates, as well as draw in new tenants, is to feature in-home stackable washer and dryer models in each of your units. Depending on the size of your community, this could be a major project, but, once it is complete, not only will your tenants appreciate being able to do laundry at home, but you will also start to notice a return on your investment in purchasing washers and dryers for your community.

Preparing for Your Stackable Washer and Dryer Installation Project

The first thing you need to do is determine where the stackable washer and dryer models are going to be installed in your rental units. If the units do not currently have washer and dryer connections, you want to select a hallway storage closet or other area that provides convenient access to hot and cold water lines, 110V and 220V electrical wiring, and a discharge drain. One suggested location is in the kitchen or near it, since the kitchen has all of these connections. You do not have to worry about dryer venting if you select ventless dryer models.

After you decide where you are installing the stacked laundry pairs, the next step is to prepare the units and order your washers and dryers with stacking kits. Feel free to contact us at 800-875-1533 to discuss your rental community’s laundry needs. We are able to work with you and help you develop an effective project plan.

Preparing to Install a Stackable Washer and Dryer

Adding a stackable washer and dryer to your home requires some planning and preparation. First, you need to consider the dimensions of the laundry pair you are considering purchasing. Use these measurements, along with the recommended clearances for the machines, to determine exactly how much space is required for the appliances. You can avoid venting space requirements and dryer vent installation hassles by choosing a ventless dryer.

Next, select an area in the home which has easy access to plumbing and electrical wiring to make tapping lines and installing electrical outlets less expensive. Once you have selected the location to install your new stackable machines, you must attach to tap water and drain lines, and have electrical outlets installed. Do not hesitate to hire a qualified, licensed and insured contractor to do this work if it is beyond your skill level.

Creative Laundry Room Ideas for Installing a Stackable Washer and Dryer

There are several different creative ideas about where you can install a stackable washer and dryer in your home. Some people use a pantry cabinet in their kitchen, remove the doors and shelving, and use this for their washer and dryer. Another design idea is to remove a tall linen cabinet in the bathroom and use this space for the laundry pair. You could also convert a hallway closet and use the extra space for storing your laundry supplies, and add a pull-out folding/ironing table.

Feel free to contact us at 800-875-1533 to obtain dimensions for our stackable washer and dryer models, or for further assistance in ordering your new appliances for your home.

Benefits of Purchasing a Stackable Washer and Dryer

Front loading stackable washer and dryer sets have several benefits over other conventional laundry pairs. Any time you are looking for new laundry appliances for your home, take the time to consider the following reasons why purchasing front loading appliances could be worth the investment:

  • Clothes Come Out Cleaner and Last Longer. Front loading washers do not have a central agitator-like top-loading appliance. As a result, the clothes are not put under the strain and stress of an agitator moving them around as they wash. Instead, the clothes are tumbled and, through this method, more dirt is removed.
  • Use Less Water to Wash Clothes. Front loading washers use significantly less water to wash your clothes. Rather than having to fill up the entire drum with water, like top-loaders, front loaders only require the drum to be partially filled.
  • Save Money on Energy Costs. We already mentioned front loading washers use less water. Besides saving money on your water bill and hot water heating, front loading machines are able to spin clothes at higher speeds and remove more water. This translates to shorter drying times and additional savings when drying your clothes. Further, front loaders are highly efficient and require less detergent, bleach, and fabric softener, so you also save money on your laundry supplies.
  • Save Space by Stacking the Appliances. A front loading washer and dryer gives you the option to convert them into a stackable washer and dryer to save space in your laundry room. Thanks to ventless dryer technologies, you do not have to worry about the location of dryer vents, either.

For more information about energy-efficient stackable and side-by-side washers and dryers, browse our website or call us at 800-875-1533.