I finally got this hooked up yesterday and was able to wash clothing and such. I've lived here a month now, and haven't been able to do that.
The second plumber I called made it out here around noon yesterday. (The first was a no show. Although I blame the woman I booked him with, not him.)
There was a little consternation over the mechanics of this machine. But the plumber got it hooked up. He seemed a little amazed by it all.
I spent the rest of the day washing and half-drying two loads of laundry.
It is interesting to watch. It doesn't seem to use much water. But quite a bit comes out during both spinning and drying. When you put it on dry, it tumbles what's inside, and also keeps putting water into the sink through the hose.
Now, as I was told, it does not dry like a regular dryer. It is hooked up to a 110 instead of a 220. So just doesn't have the power. But I let it dry some and took towels out and just hung them up. As I did some of my clothing.
For someone who has been washing their laundry by hand for four weeks, this is a VAST improvement! So I am not complaining.
I put very little detergent, etc. into the little compartments. And still things came out very clean.
The big test was my probably 6 pairs of white socks, that were no longer white. I get them pretty dirty being outside in the patio garden. I had pre-soaked them. I had washed and washed and simply could not get them clean. They were black in places. I had hung them up to dry, so they were scratchy as well.
It cleaned them perfectly. White as could be. I was thinking I was going to have to order new socks!
Even though the dryer doesn't dry as well as I've been accustomed to, it still makes things fluffy and soft. And it just takes a bit to let them air dry. Because it has already squeezed virtually every drop of water out before I take them out to hang up.
The first load, I didn't turn on the dryer. As I wasn't sure how it all worked. So when the washer finished, I then turned on the dryer. Nice not to have to lug a bunch of wet stuff out and put it in a dryer.
When I came back to check later on the second load, (I was watching the season's final episode of Criminal Minds) it was already in drying mode. So it just switches at the appropriate time.
It didn't make any more noise than a regular machine. The drain hose was simply stretched to the kitchen sink. It didn't move with the water coming through. So I was happy about that. I simply placed it behind my glass canisters full of snacks on the counter top.
Since I have one kitchen faucet spigot, the machine will heat the water if you want more than the cold water setting. I tend to just use cold water anyway.
I think I may put a shelf above it for detergent, etc.
This is my first experience with LG products, and with just one day's usage, it seems like a very good machine. I'll let you know as time goes by.
I did find out that being hooked up to your kitchen spigot, there is no way to wash or soak my dishes, as is my custom. Of course I already knew this was going to happen. I just didn't realize how bad it was going to bother me!
So today at Walmart I purchased a (red of course) plastic tub that you see on top. I plan to soak dishes in that when I'm running the washer. I hate dishes left on the counter. And I don't like to use dishwashers.
I still haven't figured out how I'm going to decorate the kitchen. I thumb through magazines and get on Pinterest and look at books and start all over again.
I'm kind of stumped as I'm limited on what I can do. But it will eventually get decorated and when I manage to get the ball rolling, I will show you!