“ Brand: LG / Weight Capacity: 7.99 Kg / Washer Type: All-in-One Washer / Dryer / Load Type: Front Load / Wash Presets: 9 Wash Presets, including: Soaking / Extra Settings: Quick Wash / Extra Settings: Extra Rinsing / Spin Speeds: 400 - 1200 rpm, 4 Speeds / Temperature Levels: 6 Levels / Washing Method: Drum / Control Features: Digital Display / Control Features: Delayed Start Timer / Control Features: Time Remaining Indicator / Additional Features: Child Safe / Energy Consumption per Wash: 7.34 kWHrs / Water Consumption per Wash: 19.81 Gal. / Energy Efficiency: C / Wash Efficiency: A / Spin Drying Efficiency: A / Overall Depth: 64.01 cm / Overall Height: 84.99 cm / Overall Width: 59.99 cm „
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Having a relatively small kitchen, space is at a premium. I have struggled over the years to dry clothes during those wet misty days and have often been left with no option but to dry clothes indoors on radiators etc. When our son was born it became important that I was able to dry clothes without reverting to the radiators which I didn't feel would be a healthy option with a young baby.
As our washing machine was getting a bit past it we decided to buy the combined LG Washer/Dryer. As our kitchen is right next to the lounge we went for the drect drive version as the manufacturers promised it was a quiet machine.
I have now used the machine for almost 8 months and can am very impressed. It washes well as you would expect from a machine of this quality although, like many women, I probably tend to use only one or two of the available settings for washing. I find washing on the 30 degree wash more than sufficient for everyday washing. The amount of drying that can be achieved on one cycle is however less than if you have a separate machine.
The drying facility is in all honesty probably not as "quick" as if you have a seperate dryer but has met our needs - particularly for small baby clothes. As with most dryers, clothes come out from the dryer feeling softer than when they are dried outside. There are various options for drying times - eg, "normal" or by minutes. I tend to use the minute timer as I feel I have more control. When point to mention, when the dryer has finished and you take the clothes out they may feel "damp" this is more often than not just because they are still hot as unlike many single dryers, there isn't a cool dryer period at the end of the session. I leave the door open on the machine for a while after the cycle so that the hot air is released from the machine.
Short name: LG WD12311RD