LG Washing Machine Review 2022

Last Updated on 22 November, 2022 by Sourav Roy

If you’re in the market for a new washing machine, LG should definitely be on your radar. Front load washers, top load washers, semi-automatic washers – this brand has something great to offer in every category. In this LG washing machine review, we’ll look at some of the brand’s best models and help you determine which one is ideal for you.

We’ll also add breakdowns of some of the best features you can find in LG washers so you know exactly what to look out for.

LG Washing Machine Review

LG Front Loading Washing Machines

We’ll start with front loaders first. For this review, we’ve picked a pair of machines from LG that are perfectly equipped to deal with most family sizes, including bigger families.

Additionally, those models are also the ones that have shown the best balance between wash power and energy consumption in our tests.

1. LG 6 Kg 5 Star Inverter 6 Motion Direct Drive Front Loading Washing Machine

Our first pick for our LG Washing Machine review is one of LG’s most advanced Front Load washers. It doesn’t come with many gimmicky features, but it provides far more than enough where needed. Need fast cleaning? This is your washer. Want to keep your clothes safe or get rid of hard-to-clean stains? You can do that with this front loader. Keep reading to see what else it offers.

LG 6 kg Steam Fully Automatic Front Load with In-built Heater White 1

Spec

Capacity6 kg
TypeFront-Loading
ControlFully Automatic
Star Rating5
InverterYes
Number Of Wash Programs 10

Highlights

  • Cleans exceptionally well but barely makes any noise, thanks to the inverter Direct Drive motor.
  • A steam wash mechanism makes the washer ideal for health-conscious individuals.
  • Holds enough load to serve couples and small families adequately.

Why We Love It

LG 6 kg Steam Fully Automatic Front Load with In-built Heater White 2

Great For Keeping Clothes Germ Free: This washing machine employs steam to eliminate stubborn stains or filth. As a result, your laundry is both clean and germ-free when it is finished. We strongly advise trying out this washer if you want to have extra protection for your health.

Great For Smaller Families: This washing machine is excellent for bachelors and small families of up to 3 people. The 6 kg size will easily be enough as long the third member is a baby or young child. Thanks to the extensive power options, it can readily handle various fabrics, including baby clothes.

Benefits

  • Great power savings.
  • Remarkable washing efficiency.
  • Incredibly low noise production.
  • Works well with different types of fabrics.
  • Has a child lock.
  • Durable build quality.

Issues

  • Not great for heavy clothes.
  • The power plug is a bit big for some outlets.

Star rating: 5/5

So, did you like what we had to say about this washer? It can even do more than all the things we’ve mentioned. Head to this post to check out the full review.

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2. LG 8.0 Kg Inverter Fully-Automatic Front Load Washing Machine with Heater

LG has many high-capacity washing machines. However, few of these machines can offer what this model does. We primarily picked this model for our list because of its state-of-the-art design and features. Here’s a brief look at what these features are.

LG 8 kg With Steam Fully Automatic Front Load with In-built Heater 1

Spec

Capacity8 kg
TypeFront-Loading
ControlFully Automatic
Star Rating5 Star
InverterYes
Number Of Wash Programs 10

Highlights

  • Uses a special motor that provides increased washing and drying power while making very little noise.
  • Offers a more thorough cleaning of clothes through a special drum that dynamically moves clothes around.
  • Makes clothes clean and extra healthy by eliminating germs through a steam wash process.

Why We Love It

LG 8 kg With Steam Fully Automatic Front Load with In-built Heater 2

Best LG Washer For Big Families: We went through many high-capacity options for this LG Washing Machine review, and this model is the one we found best fit for a family with five to six members. The well-spaced interior of the washer can take large loads without compromising performance. It can still get rid of any stains and do so in very little time, even if it has six people’s clothes loaded into it.

Remarkably Fast Drying Speed: This model can dry clothes much faster than other Front Load LG Washing Machines. In fact, it goes beyond those options and easily competes with powerful options from other brands. Coupled with the fast washing speed, this machine can make your clothes clean and ready to wear in no time.

Benefits

  • Good for delicate clothes.
  • Dynamically moves clothes around.
  • Great for large families.
  • Works well with minimal power consumption.
  • Has a built-in heater.
  • Sturdy construction.
  • Dries clothes quickly.

Issues

  • Wrinkles clothes slightly.
  • Drying makes some noise.

Star rating: 5/5

You can look at the full review to see what else this LG Front Load Washer brings to the table.

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LG Top Loading Washing Machines

The next products we’ve picked for this LG Washing Machine review are top-load washing machines. These washers are usually quite popular with buyers in India, and it’s easy to see why.

They’re cheaper than their Front Loading counterparts, use less water and energy, and are easier to maintain. Here are our two picks of the best top loaders from LG’s current lineup.

3. LG 7 kg 5 Star TurboDrum Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Now, let’s talk about some of the Top Load offerings from LG. Top Loaders are perfect for user comfort, as they require much less physical effort than their Front Load counterparts. However, while this one provides that, it also has a high-end performance you’d only see in advanced Front Load washing machines. So, you get the best of both worlds. Keep reading to learn what we’ve discovered about it.

LG 7 kg with Smart Diagnosis and Smart Inverter Fully Automatic Top Load 1

Spec

Capacity7 kg
TypeTop-Loading
ControlFully Automatic
Star Rating5 Star
InverterYes
Number Of Wash Programs 5

Highlights

  • Comes with an optimised Pre-Wash mode that enhances the washer’s effectiveness on tough stains.
  • A special drum thoroughly cleans very dirty clothes with dynamic water sprays.
  • Has preset settings specifically geared toward people who enjoy wearing jeans and sarees.

Why We Love It

LG 7 kg with Smart Diagnosis and Smart Inverter Fully Automatic Top Load 2

Quietest LG Washing Machine: Everyone knows how loud washing machines can be. If you’re irritated by too much noise, you can go for this washing machine with your eyes closed. It’s incredibly quiet yet powerful at the same time. Even the drying process doesn’t produce too much audible noise.

Efficient In All Ways: Need something that doesn’t bring up utility bills too much? This model is a great choice, thanks to its inverter technology. However, that’s not the only reason it has a 5 Star power rating. It can clean clothes quickly, even while using little power. To add on top of that, it doesn’t consume much water either, especially compared to other Fully-Automatic washers. That’s one of the biggest reasons we think it’s good enough to be in our LG Washing Machine Review.

Benefits

  • High-end power-efficient inverter.
  • Enhanced durability.
  • Uses advanced drum technology.
  • Fast wash speeds.
  • Ideal for areas with power issues.

Issues

  • Quiet buzzer.
  • No soft closing lid.

Star rating: 5/5

You can check out the extensive review to see our full analysis of this washer’s performance.

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4. LG 6.5 Kg 5 Star Smart Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Here’s another excellent top-loading washing machine from LG. While this one seems similar to the earlier model we looked at, it performs differently and has a different set of pros. Either way, it’s still great for those with a medium-sized family and a solid pick for our LG Washing Machine Review. Keep scrolling to learn why.

LG 6.5 kg with Smart Diagnosis and Smart Inverter Fully Automatic Washing Machine 1

Spec

Capacity6.5 kg
TypeTop-Loading
ControlFully Automatic
Star Rating5 Star
InverterYes
Number Of Wash Programs 5

Highlights

  • The Auto Balancing feature actively works to reduce noise and vibration.
  • BMC Motor Protection provides enhanced protection against dust, humidity and even insects.
  • Smart Diagnosis adds to the washer’s cost-effectiveness by keeping maintenance costs low.

Why We Love It

LG 6.5 kg with Smart Diagnosis and Smart Inverter Fully Automatic Washing Machine 2

Best Top Load Washer For Coastal Areas: Most high-end washers are reinforced for dealing with coastal areas to some extent. However, this model takes that a step further and comes with a BMC motor, which isn’t something you see in other similar washers. This motor means you don’t have to deal with corrosion in any case, even when you live in an area that accelerates such an issue.

Perfect For Small Families: Not sure if 6 kgs will be enough for your family’s needs? You can try out this alternative instead. The Tub’s interior has a few extra components, so it can offer exactly 6.5 kgs of capacity. That’s something you don’t usually get, as many washers say they have a certain capacity on paper but end up having a smaller interior than what’s shown.

Benefits

  • Quiet operation.
  • Cleans interior residue by itself.
  • Can handle power issues.
  • Built to last.
  • Easy and convenient maintenance.
  • Good for small-medium sized families.

Issues

  • The display doesn’t offer all the necessary info.
  • No soft closing lid.

Star rating: 4/5

Would you like to see what else our experts think about this washing machine’s performance? You can find more details about our thoughts in the exclusive review.

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LG Semi-Automatic Washing Machine

Last but not least, we have LG’s Semi-Automatic Washing Machines. These are the most affordable models that LG offers, and they’re perfect for small families or those who want to save on their utility bills.

They don’t have as many features as the other two types of washing machines, but they’re still very capable of getting your clothes impeccably clean.

5. LG 7 Kg 5 Star Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

When it comes to Semi-Automatic Top Loaders, LG doesn’t really provide very good options. However, this particular model can easily stand up to its more advanced counterparts regarding performance. How? We’ll tell you all the biggest reasons below.

LG 7 kg 5 star rating and Wind jet dry Semi Automatic Top Load 1

Spec

Capacity7 kg
TypeTop-Loading
ControlSemi-Automatic
Star Rating5 Star
InverterNo
Number Of Wash Programs3

Highlights

  • It dries fabrics quickly with a high spin speed and well-placed air vents.
  • Has an additional lint collector that makes the washer less likely to break down by gathering the lint that comes off the clothing throughout the wash.
  • Comes with an optimised Gentle wash mode that’s perfect for delicate fabrics like ones used in sarees and baby clothes.

Why We Love It

LG 7 kg 5 star rating and Wind jet dry Semi Automatic Top Load 2

Incredibly Low Water Consumption: If you live in an area where water sources are hard to acquire or simply want to be resource-efficient, this LG Semi-Auto Top Loader is a top-tier choice. It consumes the least water among all the washers on our list; you can get lots of clothes cleaned up without wasting much o that. Don’t worry about the wash quality, though; that’s more than good enough to be comparable to other Fully-Automatic models on this list.

Excellent Power Savings: Don’t let the lack of an inverter fool you; this LG washing machine can easily give the most power-efficient inverter model on this list a run for its money. Even if you use it to clean several loads of clothes, it’ll barely leave a dent in your bills.

Best Basic Option: This is one more reason we picked this washer for the list. Semi-Automatic washing machines are very good basic options in general, as they come cheap, and this model has a fairly low price. Plus, it’s also easy to use and has powerful features.

Benefits

  • Safely cleans delicate clothes.
  • Rat-resistant.
  • Convenient, easy-to-use controls.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Doesn’t accumulate lint.

Issues

  • Makes significant noise after washing is done.
  • No wheels.
  • Short power cable and inlet pipe.

Star rating: 3/5

Though this model is pretty basic, however, there are many more reasons we picked this model for our LG Washing Machine Review. Head to our comprehensive review to learn more about this semi-auto washer.

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Recommended Reading: IFB vs Samsung vs LG Washing Machine: Which one is the Best?

 

LG Washing Machines: Features And Technologies You Should Look Out For

Our team has compiled a list of some of the best features that come with LG’s washing machines. If you get an LG washer with one or more of these features, you’re guaranteed a great experience.

In fact, our LG Washing Machine Review is based on most of these features. If you go through our product selection, you might find a good model with the feature you’re looking for.

However, do keep in mind that some features on this list may not be available in our picks. LG Washers that have these missing features are either not as well-rounded as our recommendations or have yet to enter the Indian market.

Now, without further ado, let’s get into it.

1. Twin Wash: A Feature For More Efficient Washes

LG Twin Wash

This feature is one of LG’s unique selling points, and it’s a feature that’s only available on a handful of LG washing machines. It allows you to wash a large load of clothes efficiently. The gist is that there are two separate drums; the main drum for your regular clothes and a smaller one at the bottom for delicate items.

One of the biggest advantages here is that you can wash two different loads at once without having to worry about them getting tangled up. Plus, the smaller drum is easier on your clothes, so they’ll last longer.

2. 6 Motion Direct Drive: A Technology Designed For Extra Deep Cleaning

LG 6 Motion Direct Drive

LG’s 6 Motion Direct Drive Technology is one of the reasons why their washing machines are so good at cleaning your clothes. This feature uses different motions to mimic how you would wash your clothes by hand.

The result is a more thorough cleaning process that’s gentle on your clothes and doesn’t damage them as much.

3. TurboWash 2.0: Something For Incredibly Fast Washes

LG TurboWash

This technology is an improved version of LG’s TurboWash technology, which was first introduced by the brand back in 2012. TurboWash 2.0 is designed to save you time by reducing the washing cycle by up to 30 minutes.

How does it do that, you ask? Well, it uses a high-pressure twin spray located a the front of the washer to pre-treat your clothes before they go into the main washing cycle. This helps to loosen and remove any dirt and excess detergents on the clothes.

This technology also helps accelerate rinsing during the spin cycle through a high-pressure jet located at the drum’s top.

4. Turbo Drum: A Technology That Gives Clothes The Perfect Treatment

LG Turbo Drum

The Turbo Drum technology provides impeccable washing while ensuring that none of your delicate clothes get damaged. We’ve actually picked a model for our LG Washing Machine review that comes with this technology, as it’s one of our favourite innovations from LG.

This special drum has a far stronger impact on clothing than a standard washing drum. LG washers with this technology can clean extremely well. Because of how the Turbo Drum spins, it exerts an additional force on the clothing. As a consequence, even the toughest stains are efficiently removed. We washed several clothes to see whether the additional force did any harm, but there was none.

5. LG Smart Inverter: A Technology For Maximum Power Savings

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Inverters are fairly common in washing machines and other home appliances these days. However, the inverters used in LG washing machines are a bit different. LG’s inverters are fine-tuned to be more energy-efficient, so they can save some money on your electricity bill.

The LG Smart Inverter technology also helps to reduce noise levels, as it automatically adjusts the speed of the motor according to the load.

Of course, we know that inverter washing machines can be significantly more expensive than non-inverter washers. Are you in a quandary over whether you should get yourself an inverter washer or not? Well, worry not; you can refer to our article comparing both types of washing machines to make an informed decision.

6. Smart Diagnosis: Something Handy To Rely On During Trouble

lg washing machine Smart Diagnosis

This is another LG-exclusive feature that can come in handy if you’re having issues with your washing machine. All you need to do is download the LG Smart ThinQ app and then place your phone on the washer.

The app will then diagnose any problems that you might be having with your machine and give you a solution. You’ll find this technology in most of the washing machines we selected for our LG Washing Machine Review.

In fact, we recommend picking up a model that has Smart Diagnosis, as it can save you plenty of trips to the repair shop and help your washer last longer.

7. LG TrueSteam: For Those That Want To Stay As Healthy As Possible

lg washing machine TrueSteam

The LG TrueSteam feature is designed to remove any allergens or bacteria from your clothes. This technology uses steam to penetrate deep into the fabric and loosen any dirt, dust, or pollen that might be trapped inside.

It’s an ideal feature for those that suffer from allergies or skin conditions such as eczema. The LG TrueSteam technology is also great for removing any odours clinging to your clothes.

 

Other Important Things To Consider

We’ve added this as a supplement to our LG Washer buying guide in case you’re purchasing a washing machine for the first time or want to be more knowledgeable about specifications and the like.

What you’ll read here will apply not only to all the products in this LG Washing Machine review but also to other washing machines. However, we’ll only be going over these sections briefly, as they’re considered general knowledge. For a more in-depth buying guide, check out this post.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Capacity

Always start with the capacity when looking to buy a washing machine. After all, a washing machine is only as good as the clothes it can hold, right? The average LG washing machine has a capacity of around 6 kg. This is fine if you live alone or have a small family. But if you have a large family, then consider something with a higher capacity.

We also advise looking through the reviews to see if there’s any mention of the actual interior size. Some washers have a large capacity on paper, but they can also have a smaller interior, meaning you can only wash so many clothes at once.

Water Efficiency

This is an important consideration, especially if you live in an area with water restrictions. All LG washing machines are pretty water efficient, but some older models use more water than others. The only way you can get an idea of water consumption is by reading customer and expert reviews.

Wash Programs

lg washing machine Wash Programs

Most LG washing machines will come with a variety of different wash programs. These include programs for delicate fabrics, Normal cycles, and Heavy cycles. If you have specific needs, you should look for a washer with the relevant program.

For example, if you often wash baby clothes, you can actually find some models with that specific wash program. Our list has one such model, which is our first pick, the LG 6 Kg 5 Star Inverter 6 Motion Direct Drive Front Loading Washing Machine.

Level Of Automation

Washing machines can also be Fully Automatic and SemiAutomatic. These levels of automation refer to how much control you have over the washing process.

With a Semi-Automatic machine, you’ll need to transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer manually. Meanwhile, you don’t have to do anything with a Fully Automatic machine, as it will automatically transfer the clothes to the dryer once they’re done washing.

Both types of washing machines have their own pros and cons; you can find a detailed explanation in this dedicated post.

Spin Speed

lg Washing Machine Spin Speed

The spin speed is important because it determines how long it will take for your clothes to dry. A higher spin speed means more water will be extracted from the clothes, leading to shorter drying times.

Most LG washing machines have a spin speed of around 700 RPM to 1200 RPM. This is pretty standard for most washers on the market, and it’s more than enough to get the job done.

Form Factor

LG Front Load Washing Machines and Top Load Washing Machines.

Based on the form factor, you can find two options: Front Load Washing Machines and Top Load Washing Machines.

As their names suggest, the main difference between the two is in how you load your clothes. With a Front Load Washing Machine, you’ll need to load the clothes through the door at the front of the machine. On the other hand, with a Top Load Washing Machine, you can just throw your clothes in from the top.

But that isn’t all there is to these washing machines. There is also a substantial difference in how they function. Front Load Washing Machines are gentler on clothing and are frequently used for delicate fabrics. Top Load Washing Machines, on the other hand, are not as gentle on clothes. However, they are easier to maintain, take up less room, and cost significantly less while providing nearly identical cleaning quality.

Feel free to check out our exclusive post about these types to learn more about the differences.

Noise Levels

Nobody likes a noisy washing machine. LG is one of the quieter brands on the market, with most of their washers running at around 60 dB. This is about as loud as a typical conversation, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Hard Water Handling Ability

If you live in an area with hard water, you must ensure that the washing machine you’re buying can handle using such water. Hard water can cause a lot of damage to washers, as it leaves behind deposits that can clog up the machine’s inner parts.

All LG washing machines can handle hard water fairly well, especially the ones we picked for our LG Washing Machine Review. However, if you pick something else from the market and it’s not good with hard water, you can try adding a filter.

Detergent Handling

LG Washing Machine Detergent Handling

Picking the right amount of detergent to put in a washer can be time-consuming, regardless of the type of detergent you’re using. However, that isn’t going to be an issue with most options from LG. They usually come with an automatic detergent dispenser that takes care of everything for you.

Alternative Brands

Of course, LG is a top contender in the washing machine category; the brand has made it into our Front Load Washing Machine reviews and Top Load Washing Machine reviews every year.

There are plenty of other premium washing machine brands, though. For instance, IFB’s and Samsung’s offerings match up very well against LG’s. You can also find some good options from Bosch and Whirlpool, though they’re slightly pricier than LG’s washers.

 

FAQs

Do LG washing machines corrode easily?

LG washing machines are made with durable materials that resist corrosion. However, if you live in an area with hard water, we recommend using a water softener to protect your machine from deposits.

Do LG washing machines get affected by sand?

Well, sand can be pretty bad for washing machines. LG washers deal with such things better than most, but they’re still likely to break. So, we advise that you remove any sand from your clothes by hand before putting them in the washer.

How long do LG washing machines normally last?

LG washing machines have a lifespan of around 10 years. However, this number will differ based on how often you use your machine and the type of water source you have.

Which type of LG washing machine is best for a family of four?

Both the front load washers and top load washers from LG are good choices for families of four. However, we recommend the front-load model because it’s gentler on clothes and easier to maintain.

 

Final Words

And that concludes our LG Washing Machine Review. We hope this guide has helped you understand LG’s offerings better- you should now be able to pick the perfect washer for your home. The extra buying guide should help you out quite a bit, too.

That’s all for this post. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we’ll be happy to help you out.

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