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Should You Buy an LG Washing Machine?

Updated 31 December 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 its 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 5,400 washing machines by objectively and impartially analysing over 41,000 user and expert reviews and 50+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at $79 for the F12U2HDM1N which has a noise level of 55dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,400 RPM and a drum capacity of 7kg and go up to $1,247 for the WD200CW which has a noise level of 54dB, a maximum spin speed of 700 RPM and a drum capacity of 2kg. The average price of a new LG washing machine is $789.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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. 1 best washing machine brand.

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

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
1,209 reviews
#2
United States
88%
88%
109 reviews
#3
United States
87%
87%
1,775 reviews
#4
South Korea
87%
87%
5,675 reviews
#5
Germany
85%
85%
3,058 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
126 reviews
#7
Italy
83%
83%
1,990 reviews
#8
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
550 reviews
#9
Turkey
65%
65%
4,535 reviews
#10
United States
65%
65%
6,527 reviews
#11
China
65%
65%
203 reviews
#12
Sweden
62%
62%
3 reviews
#13
Magic Chef
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
De Dietrich
France
53%
53%
0 reviews
#15
Maytag
United States
52%
52%
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 10 LG washing machines currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a LG washing machine being 85%.

The average review score for a LG washing machine is 85%.

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 $83 (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
$538
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,299
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$789
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,499
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
894
4 stars
193
3 stars
40
2 stars
21
1 star
38
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its washing machines than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

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 large capacity and has useful technical features.

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 Miele
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
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%
30 reviews
78%
10 reviews
90%
8 reviews
81%
5 reviews
87%
4 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 received by 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 Miele
Which? logo
9
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Total
23
1
7
1
1

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 mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% 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

One of these extras include a Baby Programme which is ideal for removing tough stains such as baby food
ao.com
keeping the seal clean
Bestbuy.com
The direct drive motor system delivers a quiet machine that will probably be more reliable than a belt driven design
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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