LG F1403YD5

Summary

Pros

  • Cleans clothes well
  • Large capacity
  • Quiet
  • Looks good

Cons

  • Long cycle times
  • Bad instruction manual
  • Creases clothes

Review Price £480.00

Key Features: 8kg drum capacity; 1400 RPM spin speed; A spin efficiency rating

Manufacturer: LG

LG F1403YD5

When buying a dryer, many people have problems with the fact that they don’t have an external venting source required by many modern dryers. If you fall into this bracket, the LG F1403YD5 might be for you with the unit not needing an external vent meaning it is perfect for those with limited space. Furthermore, as it’s a washer-dryer, you don’t need to have two appliances clogging up your kitchen.

The stainless steel drum has an 8kg capacity, which is huge — more than big enough for large loads of clothes or a double duvet. If you’re upgrading from an older machine you’ll really notice the difference here with your washes reducing in frequency. This added space will not only save you time but money too as less washes means less water and less electricity, so smaller bills.

As a washing machine, the LG F1403YD5 is excellent. Featuring an intelligent washing system, the unit utilises auto balance technologies to better attune the optimum amount of energy and water needed to best wash the clothes. Foam sensing and removal features are also present. There are a good range of programmes and temperatures on the LG F1403YD5 too with wash temperatures ranging from just 30°C up to 90°C. What’s more, you can set the machine to simply spin the clothes or manually choose at what speed you want the spin cycle to run. There’s also a range of quick washes, which you might need because many of the standard cycles are quite long.

The maximum spin speed on the LG F1403YD5 is 1400 revolutions per minute, which is about average for an 8kg drum, but this spin gets clothes very dry and has earned the LG F1403YD5 an A-grade spin efficiency rating. This means that you won’t have to spend so long drying the clothes after they’ve been washed, which again saves you energy. The drying capacity on the LG F1403YD5 is good, but be careful to choose the right setting or the clothes can end up quite wrinkled.

With a start delay option and a clear display, the LG F1403YD5 is generally a useful little appliance with lots of good and handy features. Good luck trying to figure out how to use it, though — the manual is unnecessarily difficult to understand.