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Should You Buy an LG Washing Machine?

Matthew
Updated 22 August 2021
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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 soundbars.

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 47,000 user and expert reviews and 80+ 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 §dB, a maximum spin speed of 700 RPM and a drum capacity of 3kg and go up to $2,199 for the WM9500HKA which has a noise level of §dB, a maximum spin speed of 1,300 RPM and a drum capacity of 10kg. The average price of a new LG washing machine is $1,068.

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%
1,832 reviews
#2
South Korea
80%
80%
6,062 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
77%
77%
83 reviews
#4
Germany
76%
76%
3,246 reviews
#5
AEG
Germany
66%
66%
593 reviews
#6
United States
66%
66%
2,253 reviews
#7
United States
65%
65%
6,845 reviews
#8
China
65%
65%
214 reviews
#9
Maytag
United States
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 10 LG washing machines currently on the market in the US.

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. LG also have worse reviews than the typical washing machine brand, with the average rating of a LG washing machine being 86%.

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 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,499
Price Distribution of All Washing Machines
No. Of Washing Machines
Average Price
$1,068
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,849
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
5
4 stars
5
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,402
4 stars
263
3 stars
53
2 stars
30
1 star
57
LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its washing machines than most other brands.

Over 83% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for LG washing machines are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all Washing Machine brands.

Purchasers of LG washing machines frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and has useful technical features. Their washing machines have also won a total of 4 awards.

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 Miele Hotpoint
Which? logo
100%
8 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
90%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
40%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
92%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
80%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
toptenreviews.com logo
40%
1 review
40%
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
tweakers.net logo
100%
1 review
chipchick.com logo
Average
76%
30 reviews
76%
13 reviews
93%
11 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
6 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Washing Machines Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for LG washing machines. 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 4 awards for its washing machines.

Compare all award winning washing machines

Number of Awards Samsung LG Bosch Miele Hotpoint
Which? logo
8
1
6
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
4
3
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
chipchick.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
pcforalla.idg.se logo
1
Total
25
4
8
3
3

How Reliable Are LG Washing Machines?

We checked over 47,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG washing machines. over 570 of these reviews mention reliability of which 95% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG washing machine owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

95% 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

Excellent Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Found this bad boy on a scratch
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
currys.co.uk
This is a nice washer to have you could be washing the heavy duty load in the big LG washer
Bestbuy.com
Machine good till its broken
johnlewis.com
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