Saturday, April 29, 2017

LG Hydroshield Washer & Dryer ⭐⭐⭐

Let's review, shall we? I've thought a lot lately about doing some reviews on my blog. I'm a consumer and I'm pretty opinionated when it comes to stuff I have to put out hard earned money for. I've noticed recently that some things I've purchased I am absolutely IN LOVE with, and others not so much.

Let's take the LG Hydroshield Washer & Dryer that we bought. My Whirlpool Cabrio washer bit the dust. I LOVED that machine. When I bought it I asked for an agitator and since that was an option..I got it. Then over just 8 years or so, the bearings went bad and we had a black greasy mess underneath. When the repairman came over, he said that happened a lot with those machines and he suggested either a Samsung or LG. Originally we were just going to replace our Cabrio washer with one of those but I really couldn't find anything to match the dryer.

We went with a pair of LG Hydroshield. What beautiful machines these are!!

The front loading dryer
Top loading washer
Check that out! I love being able to see inside through the glass top. I love the humongous stainless steel drum. This bad boy can wash my king size quilt! Now I chose the top loader over the front loader because I like to 'dump' my clothes into the machine rather that scoop and lift. I bet the front loader cleans a hell of a lot better than this!

You might be wondering why only 3 stars. Well, they are a gorgeous pair but they don't do the job they were built to do. Which is clean clothes. My mistake, and I admit it, I like pretty things! I'm a crafter! What can I say. I'm also a techie. When I see buttons and features and different configurations of whatever..I'm in heaven! I bought the damn machines because they were sooo cool! Now, I did figure out why the washer doesn't clean like my workhorse Cabrio did, NO AGITATOR! Hello? Plus, they now have this water saving feature on all machines..the 'he'. Figuring less water is better for the environment. They can't recycle water? So, without enough water and without the agitator, this is what a normal load looks like...

Do you see that? This is 3/4 of the way through a wash cycle. Half the items aren't covered in water!!! And because there's no agitator, the clothes really don't get that clean. Paul and I are runners..we have smelly workout clothes. On the plus side, the dryer has an antibacterial cycle. So I just dry the shit out them with that cycle which is super high heat.

Speaking of heat. The dryer tries to detect when the lint filter is dirty and instead of just blinking a light or making a bell tone, it stops drying. So no matter how many times and how much you clean the filter, it says it needs cleaning and stops drying after about 10 minutes on the normal cycle.

See the little Clean Filter indicator?
Clean filter indicator after cleaning the filter on normal dry setting..

Ugh!! So, damn do I wish I had bought another Whirlpool Cabrio WITH an agitator. These days (I'm showing my age perhaps) the appliances just aren't made like they used to be. And, you can get an agitator with the 'he' models. Damn, what was I thinking?

As always...

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