We purchased this LG combination (WM2496HWM
) in Feburary 2007 and to date have been very satisfied with both. When we decided to buy a new washer and dryer there were several features I was looking for; frontloading, high efficiency, quiet, stackable and technically advanced. Oh yea, and cleans and dries clothes really well.
Well so far so good, no problems.
The Washer: WM2496HWM
Easy to use, even with all the bells and whistles. The control panel allows you to choose many different options for a particular type of wash load. The big door gives you easy access to the huge stainless steel drum and when operating the machine is very quiet. The cycle times are a little longer then top loading machines but thats because it use a lot less water to wash and is much more gentle on clothes then top loaders.
One negative I have and it's not really a negative is during the spin cycle. The high speed spin cycle causes the floor to vibrate pretty good(in my case). This is a factor of the type of floor construction and how accurately you level the machine. It does spin the clothes to a fairly dry state(much more the my old top loader) which makes the drying time less. Another negative is an accumlation of "sludge" around the door gasket, but this is due to not using HE rated laundry soap. So it's really not a fault of the machine. One other negative, it's a little pricey.
I would give this machine a 8 out of 10. I would give it a 9 out of 10 if it wasn't so pricey.
The Dryer: DLG9588WM
As with the washer, easy to use and a wide range of options for your particular type of clothes to dry. Same easy access as the washer via the large front door and it also has a stainless steel drum. Very quiet operation.
One minor negative is in the sensor dry cycle. The moisture sensor sometimes thinks the clothes are dry and stops the cycle when it still could use a few minutes more drying time. One other negative, same as the washer, a little pricey.
I give the dryer the same score as washer; 8 out of 10. 9 out of 10 if it wasn't so pricey.