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Washing Machines Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.

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  • Build Quality
    4.5 (26)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (25)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (25)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (25)
  • Noise Level
    4.5 (24)
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Rick C

Rick CSydney, NSW

  • 8 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Amazingly quiet

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This washing machine is very quiet and efficient.
The design looks great, especially the top glass which lets you see how the wash is going at any time. Soft closing lid is also a great addition. Finishing sound lets you know when its done.
Washes all types of clothes and has many built in functions making it quick and easy.

Highly recommended.

Purchased in February 2020 at Domayne for $669.00.

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Jayesh

Jayesh

  • 2 reviews

Excellent washing machine easy to use

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This washing machine is quiet and it’s huge! There’s so much more room without the agitator. Highly recommended.

I bought this a month ago when my old machine broke. It has been a fantastic machine and is quiet and efficient for all clothes types. As a mum of 6, I find it easily copes with the volume of washing my family generates each day. I highly recommend it

Purchased in June 2018 for $138.00.

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Extremely poor customer service and product.

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My machine is damaging my clothes. The metal drum is defective with the corner of the drum wall sticking out. I initially raised this with LG on 27th February and we are still going!

Purchased in October 2018 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $799.00.

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Sylvia

Sylvia

  • 13 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Powerful Washer with Customized Settings

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I love its customized setting although it's a little time-consuming because it doesn't have a memory function. I love that the top lid is glass so that you can see through during the wash and decide if there's enough water or laundry liquid. It's a little noisy even during the day, but acceptable.

Purchased in March 2020 at Betta Home Living for $728.00.

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Michael B.

Michael B.South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Lemon

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How can this machine rate 4.6???!! Don't be talked into the no middle agitator. Turns sheets into balls. No filter? This machine stains clothes, puts black stains on whites. They come out worse then when put in! This has been happening since New. Used the self cleaning cycle, makes no difference. Beware. Beware.

Purchased in February 2016.

Paul

PaulSydney

  • 26 reviews
  • 21 likes
  • Verified purchase

You won't be disappointed

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Purchased in February 2020 for $650.00.

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Downunder 01

Downunder 01South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Machine Died as soon as 2 Year Warranty Expired.

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We loved the look and style of this machine and were quite happy with it, although my wife often had trouble programming it for anything other than a regular wash, and the lint filters blocked so easily but were hard to clean. But Two weeks after the 2 year warranty ran out, the machine was no longer agitating the wash. We were told at time of purchase that the motor had a 10 year warranty. It appears the spline has become separated from the Motor. Happy to say a call to LG had a Technician out in 3 days and it was repaired under the Motor Warranty.

Purchased in December 2016 at Domayne Physical store for $545.00.

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NadiaF

NadiaFMurray Region, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Had my washer for over 10 years...

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Had the washer over 10 years... it's absolutely perfect... the buttons won't work anymore but the start button does and the washer does the rest itself... So easy to use...

Purchased in March 2007 at Betta electrical for $500.00.

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Jenny

JennySydney

  • 10 reviews
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Don't let the energy and water rating throw you off!

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This washing machine works so well, it doesn't use the entire 125L unless you select it too. So far we noticed it has saved some money on our water bill (about $10 less than usual). It cleans so well as well, does not leave fluffs and lints! Very easy to clean the filters too. Cannot fault this machine.

Date PurchasedDec 2018
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Corinna L

Corinna LNSW, 2340

  • 12 reviews

Quality product, loads of space and good features

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Date PurchasedNov 2018
Tricia

TriciaSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 6 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Disappointed in product

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The machine is nice and quiet and a good sizebut I have had to have the lint filter replaced twice now and it’s not even 12 months old. I was told not to overload the machine which I feel I was not doing. I am very particular with making sure the filters put back in place securely.
I also find it ties items up in knots
I would not recommend this machine .

Date PurchasedJan 2018
Barbara

BarbaraSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 10 reviews
  • 5 likes
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Great washing machine, you can even override the set programmes!

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Date PurchasedNov 2018
Genevieve

GenevieveMelbourne

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes
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Great every wash, AND plays music when load is complete.

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I like this washing machine mainly because you can view your clothes without touching the machine, or lifting the lid up. It is a smart washing machine and has timers for convenience. I like that it has basic setting that you can manually operate to tailor your wash. More importantly, for people who are busy like myself and don't give a HOOT about the tidiness of hand washing and so fourth. It has an automatic setting that does all the logistics and semantics for you! Great job LG.

Date PurchasedMay 2018
Declan K Struth

Declan K StruthMEREDITH

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

I am happy with the washer it works great and holds plenty

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Beautiful, classy, huge. I never liked the front loaders as I had to squat to get stuff in and out. This is much easier with the top load. The barrel is HUGE. Stainless steel, could probably take a bath in it if I had to. The loads are cleaned effectively and seem to run gentle, no tangling. My last washer had an agitator that tied everything up tight and was a bear to loosen up and take out.

Date PurchasedFeb 2018
shai

shaiSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
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Huge drum, fits a large load

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Purchased this washing machine after my previous one kept stopping mid cycle with clothes wrapped around the agitator - I love that this machine has no agitator so that will never be a problem. I don’t even have to set the water level as there is a sensor. No white gunk on my clothes either :)

Date PurchasedJul 2018
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Portia

Portia

  • 4 reviews

The glass shattered

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I had had this machine for a year or less and had gone to do the laundry but to my surprise the glass screen on the lid of the machine had been shattered and so i was left without a washing machine for a week before they could replace it.

Date PurchasedJul 2017
Quentin Lizzie

Quentin LizzieALLAMBEE

  • 4 reviews

A great one!

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This is a very good washing machine, I will put, windbreaker, baby clothes, coat inside, washing very clean, and the time is very short,
Enjoy excellent washing results with the Lg 8.5kg Inverter Top Load Washing Machine. Featuring variable washing programmes and clever Smart Diagnosis technology, the LG Washing Machine is a great choice for the family laundry.
I am very satisfied with this washing machine. It can shorten my time and save water.

Date PurchasedJan 2018
Zark

Zark

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Update of LG WTH8520

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After some 6 moths of constant usage I can sincerely say that this machine performed impeccably well. Absolutely no problems, so easy to use with one touch start and almost dry clothes at the end and very clean. If you like, you can select different programs for specific type of washing, eg. towels & sheets only which will clean them even better.
Highly recommend it.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
Aldrich

AldrichWILCHERRY

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

This is a good washing machine.

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When I use it, any kind of clothes can be put inside, such as baby clothes, coats, windbreakers, no problem, the washing is very clean, and the time is very short.
I am very satisfied with the performance of this washing machine, far beyond my imagination.
they’re more energy efficient with cold wash cycles,
Its washing time suits me very well. It's always a great washing machine.

Date PurchasedAug 2017
Stephen Latham

Stephen Latham

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

The Wife loves it

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At first she was a little disappointed but by the 3rd load she was happy,
its plenty big enough for a queen size blanket
it spins out heavy blankets nearly dry and has never had the speed wobles up yet
very quiet operating, seems to get the clothes a lot cleaner for less powder.
allup very happy with it indeed.

Date PurchasedJul 2018
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John P

John Pasked

John. We have had this about 18 mths. Goes OK but clothes sometimes end up with dirty grime marks on them - obviously from washing detergent build-up in unaccessable areas behind the bowl.
We empty the lint filters every wash, and have done hot bowl washes with the proper WM cleaner product etc. Still does it.
Very frustrating on white shirts, sheets etc.

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Ann S
Ann S

I have exactly the same problem. Contacted LG Customer service/support chat online got sent a couple of emails about scrud and lint. Still same problems so contacted LG by phone and a technician came out. HIs report stated no fault with washine machine must be operational fault. I followed the manual quide for detergent and softner usuage and frequent tub clean. They would not suggest a specific product to use for washing so I have now not used detergent or softner in my washing for over 3months and am still having the same dirty marks on my clothes. They still refuse to accept that it is a machine fault. Technicain require me to pay for call out as the warranty is now null and void. I have never had a washing machine that requires a tub clean after 10-12 washes. Or that cannot tolerate a tablespoon of liquid washing detergent diluted in a cup of water. Would never recommend an LG product ever again. Currently making complaint with department of fair trading and getting in tough with a current affairs. Customer service is disgraceful. :-( :-(.

John Allison

John Allisonasked

Should there be any water left in the drum after final spin?
It is not visible but you can hear it in there.

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rami.abdu155429

rami.abdu155429asked

It's not opening or working. Its also showing 'CL' how do I fix this? I need to know quickly if possible please

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Dane m
Dane m

Call the customer support number for your region they will talk you through what you need to do.

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