Buying a washing machine requires some research on your part. Washing machines are very important appliances, used on a daily basis, for years and years in a row. That is why you have to make sure your washer will serve you right and meet your specific needs. We don’t all have the same available space, budget or produce the same amount of laundry.
Washing machines nowadays come in various models, types and capacities, so you have to make sure you choose the right one.
Types of washers
As you probably know already, there are 2 main types of washing machines: front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines. Each of them comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Front-load washers – they are usually larger than top-load washers and have a bigger capacity. But they also take up more space, so they are not the wisest choice for people who live in small apartments. In terms of washing quality, they are gentler on your laundry, thanks to the lack of the agitator found in top-load washers.
Top-load washers – they are smaller, lighter and more affordable than front-load washers. It is also easier to load your laundry in them because you don’t have to bend. But the agitator inside them makes them rougher on the laundry. They also consume more water than front-load washers.
Aspects to consider when shopping for a washer
Here are the most important ones:
- The type of washer: front-load or top-load. Your decision should of course be made according to your budget, space and so on
- The capacity of the washer
- Features: washing cycles, noise level, max. RPM (revolutions per minute), etc.
LG WM3770HVA – Overview
The LG WM3770HVA is a front-load washer that has a capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. That means it is a large washing machine, suited for families with lots of laundry.
In addition to being a large washer, one of the other strengths of the LG WM3770HVA is that it is also compatible with the SideKick from LG, which is a smaller washer that can be attached to the WM3770HVA. If you have the complete package (WM3770HVA + the SideKick) you can do 2 loads simultaneously.
So when it comes to capacity, the WM3770HVA is definitely a winner.
This LG model boasts on using 6 motions (rolling, tumble, stepping, scrub, swing and filtration), which ensures a thorough wash.
The WM3770HVA has a digital display and a complex control panel.
This washer comes with 12 washing programs, including delicates, speed wash, TubClean, bulky/large sanitary, heavy duty and allergiene. LG claims the latter is approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and it is efficient in reducing animal dander and dust mites, known to provoke allergies and other health problems.
The WM3770HVA also comes equipped with 10 washing options: prewash, delay wash, extra rinse, rinse + spin, child lock, coldwash, steam, fresh care, turbowash, add garment.
The max. speed of the WM3770HVA is 1300 rpm.
The washer has a 4-tray dispenser, for prewash, main wash, bleach and fabric softener.
LG offers a 10-year warranty for the Inverter DirectDrive Motor in the WM3770HVA.
The fastest cycle of the washer (SpeedWash) takes only 15 minutes.
The LG WM3770HVA doesn’t come with smart features such as WiFi, but it is a good washer and a great option for people who produce a lot of laundry. It does its job well, it is quiet and has a reduced water consumption.
Price. You can get it for approximate $1,200, without the SideKick, which is an additional $660.