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Should You Buy an LG Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 03 October 2020
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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 tumble dryers.

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 5,300 user and expert reviews and 20 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular washing machines. Their washing machines start at $239 for the WD100C which has a noise level of ┬ždB, a maximum spin speed of 700 RPM and a drum capacity of 3kg and go up to $1,979 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 $968.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately 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%
370 reviews
#2
South Korea
91%
91%
602 reviews
#3
Germany
86%
86%
288 reviews
#4
United States
83%
83%
332 reviews
#5
United States
83%
83%
33 reviews
#6
Germany
66%
66%
126 reviews
#7
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
216 reviews
#8
Italy
66%
66%
127 reviews
#9
Germany
65%
65%
165 reviews
#10
United States
65%
65%
738 reviews
#11
China
64%
64%
33 reviews
#12
Magic Chef
56%
56%
0 reviews
#13
Sweden
54%
54%
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 7 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 87%.

The average review score for a LG washing machine is 87%.

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
$607
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,499
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$968
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,749
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.

5 stars
287
4 stars
58
3 stars
15
2 stars
3
1 star
6
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 93% of user reviews for LG washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 93% across all washing machine brands.

Purchasers of LG washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was reliable, easy to use and had a large capacity.

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Washing Machines Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for LG washing machines. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular washing machine brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung Bosch Zanussi Whirlpool Sharp
Which? logo
9
6
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
1
Total
11
6
3

How Reliable Are LG Washing Machines?

We checked over 5,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG washing machines. over 50 of these reviews mention reliability of which 98% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

98% 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
This new machine appears even better built
Argos.co.uk
keeping the seal clean
Bestbuy.com
Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Bought at bestbuy was broken on truck
Bestbuy.com
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