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Should You Buy an LG Washing Machine?

Updated 28 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an LG Washing Machine?

LG is one of the most popular washing machine brands as well as being well known for it's TVs, PC monitors and optical disc drives.

If you are wondering how LG washing machines compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 5,300 washing machines by objectively and impartially analysing over 41,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at $725 for the WM3770HVA which has a noise level of 53dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,300 RPM and a drum capacity of 7kg and go up to $1,571 for the WM9000H which has a noise level of 53dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,300 RPM and a drum capacity of 8kg. The average price of a new LG washing machine is $1,048.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular washing machines.

Is LG the Best Washing Machine Brand?

So are LG washing machines any good? We give every washing machine a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all washing machines we are able to impartially rank all the washing machine brands.

LG is ranked the No. 2 best washing machine brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 2nd best washing machine brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
3,057 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
1,266 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
117 reviews
#4
United States
91%
91%
1,775 reviews
#5
Germany
89%
89%
126 reviews
#6
Turkey
85%
85%
4,535 reviews
#7
South Korea
84%
84%
5,661 reviews
#8
AEG
Germany
83%
83%
554 reviews
#9
Italy
83%
83%
2,217 reviews
#10
United States
79%
79%
6,429 reviews
#11
Montpellier
75%
75%
5 reviews
#12
Italy
72%
72%
410 reviews
#13
Grundig
Germany
72%
72%
41 reviews
#14
China
65%
65%
203 reviews
#15
Sweden
63%
63%
3 reviews
#16
Magic Chef
60%
60%
0 reviews
#17
De Dietrich
France
55%
55%
0 reviews
#18
Maytag
United States
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LG washing machines compare to the other washing machine brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All washing machine Brands
LG Washing Machines

There's a wide selection of LG washing machines available compared to other washing machine brands, with 9 LG washing machines currently on the market in the United States. LG also have better reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a LG washing machine being 86%.

The average review score for a LG washing machine is 86%.

However LG washing machines tend to be more expensive than most other washing machine brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG washing machine is $81 (based on a person typically doing 5 washes per week), which makes them less efficient than most other washing machine brands.

No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$460
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$1,048
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,399
Price Distribution of LG Washing Machines

What Do the LG Washing Machine Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG washing machine to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other washing machine brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
936
4 stars
203
3 stars
42
2 stars
22
1 star
40
LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other washing machine brands.

Over 90% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for LG washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 93% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of LG washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had a good capacity and an environmentally responsible design.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to LG washing machines by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other washing machine brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Blomberg
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
97%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
67%
3 reviews
Which? logo
100%
3 reviews
100%
5 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
dday.it logo
82%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
pcforalla.idg.se logo
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
84%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
79%
24 reviews
78%
10 reviews
90%
8 reviews
82%
6 reviews
90%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Washing Machines Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for an LG washing machine. The table below compares the number of awards given to LG to other popular washing machine brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 1 award for its washing machines.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Whirlpool Blomberg
Which? logo
3
5
2
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Total
17
1
7
2
2

How Reliable Are LG Washing Machines?

We checked over 41,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG washing machines. 20 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think LG washing machines are reliable.

So, most people think that LG washing machines are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG washing machines that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

well built - I was impressed as soon as I lifted it out of the box
ao.com
beautifully engineered
Bestbuy.com
This new machine appears even better built
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

It flooded enough to damage drywall in the basement below our laundry room
Bestbuy.com
Reliability has been a problem
amazon.co.uk
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