On Monday my washing machine died. It has been on the way out for a long time, the quick wash suddenly wasn’t so quick any more, there was washing powder being left on the clothes.
My son’s smooshed biscuit was still on his pants. Then the ultimate death, it refused to turn the barrel. HELP! I had mountains of washing to get through.
I went to a local electrical store for a quick browse, $999 most of the prices were for a 7kg front loader yikes! He tried to sell me an Electrolux washer at $715 instead of $799, I went home and googled and found a stack of bad reviews that sounded very similar to the problems I was having with my old machine.
So instead once again the internet was my friend and I did a bit of research and came up with the LG 7kg WD 11020D. Harvey Norman had it on sale for $799. I had some money I was trying to save aside for a new camera so I sent my husband in to pick one. The benefits of purchasing from Harvey Norman is the extended warranty. I have used it before on other products and it is excellent.
What sold me on the LG was the quick wash option, direct drive motor (with 10 year warranty on the motor) and the ability to get parts easily and locally.
It boasts less noise, but it is about the same as my old one, which is fine I expect to make some noise, It has washed over the week loads and loads of washing, including blankets and doonas (from an accident) that have come up fantastic. It has a quick wash option, which I am yet to try as my loads have all been huge. The detergent draw opens easily and smoothly (a change from the last) and so does the door.
It has child lock too, so my baby can watch if he likes!
My only complain is that the pause button only pauses for 4 minutes before shutting the machine down, which then means I have to start a cycle from the beginning, annoying if I wanted to pause it while my baby had a sleep.
The only complaints I read online before buying was the tune it plays after a wash is complete, it is rather long but kinda cute, and If you really want you can turn it off.
The instructions also warned me if I had a young child not to leave the door open too long, cos ya know I like to wash babies that way.