LG WD14030FD6

by Vesna Petrova

RANK: below TOP10

LG WD14030FD6

With a great capacity, 14 programs for washing and 5 for drying, the LG WD14030FD6 combo unit has got your laundry task sorted. If you live in a small apartment, a washer/dryer combo that saves you space is the perfect choice for your laundry needs. Now, this model is not as good as WM3455HW, WM3987HW, or WM3455HS, but still, it’s a LG model – the most popular brand when it comes to home appliances.

The WD14030FD6 is a highly-efficient unit that has a 4 star energy rating for its washing capabilities, as well as a 4.5 star WELS water rating. The dryer is a condenser one, meaning you can place this unit everywhere since it doesn’t require ventilation.

Details:

Dimensions (WxHxD): 23.6″ x 33.4″ x 25.2″ (600mm x 850mm x 640mm)
Weight: 161 lbs. (73 kg)
Capacity: 8.5 kg washer capacity; 4.5 kg dryer capacity
Drying System: Ventless Condensing
Number of Wash Programs: 14
Number of Dry Programs: 5
Features:
  • Direct Drive Motor – gives less vibration and less noise and provides greater durability.
  • Steam Clean – it penetrates deep into the fabric, cleaning all stains.
  • Condensing Dryer – a sealed system that has no discharge of humidity, hear, or lint, and thus, no need for venting.
  • Load Sensing System – the sensors will determine the cycle time and optimum water level according to the load type and size.
  • Variable Spin Speed – No Spin, 400 RPM, 800 RPM, 1000 RPM, 1400 RPM.
  • Variable Temperature – Cold, 30°C, 40°C, 60°C, 95°C.
  • Smart Diagnostic – this technology helps diagnose and solve any problems one might have with their combo quickly and correctly.
  • Easy to Use Controls and LED Display – time delay, running time, status and error/self diagnosis.
  • Time Delay – up to 19 hours.
  • 14 Wash Programs and 5 Dry Programs – check the details below.
Spin Speed (Max): 1400 RPM
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor; 8 years direct drive motor parts.
Wash Programs: Wool, Silent, Quick 30, Cotton, Mix, Cotton Eco, Rinse&Spin, Sports Wear, Divet, Easy Care, Steam Refresh, Allergy Care, Dry Only, Wash&Dry.
Dry Programs: Eco Dry, Cupboard Dry, Low Temp., Iron Dry, Timed Dry (30, 60, 120)
Wash Temps: Cold, 30°C, 40°C, 60°C, 95°C
Options: Time Delay, Medic Rinse (40°C), Intensive, Rinse&Spin, Pre-wash, Steam Wash, Favorite, Rinse+
Tray Dispenser: PreWash, Main Wash, Fabric Softener
Materials: Stainless steel washing drum.
Color: White
Ratings Electrical Requirements: Standard voltage electricity (UL Listed /120V, 60Hz, 10Amps)
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Pros and Cons:
Positives:
  • Fresh feeling clothes.
  • Useful features, like steam wash technology.
  • Different spin speeds and temperature levels to choose from.
  • Low noise.
  • Saves space, saves time and saves money.
Negatives:
  • The machine shakes during the washing cycle.
  • Capacity for dryer is small.
  • Dryer doesn’t dry the clothes quite well.
Negatives common to all combos:
  • There is no exterior lint trap for the dryer. The lint tends to collect around the rubber seal and you have to empty that once a month depending on the frequency of use.
  • The clothes need to be free to tumble in order to dry completely. Fill only half of the drum if you’re going to use the dry function.
  • Noisy water pump that expels the water from the machine – although active only intermittently during the wash and rinse cycle.
  • Produces a bit of heat.
Rating:
Design: 8/10 Capacity: 7/10
Features: 7/10 Wash & Dry Programs: 7/10
Money Savings: 6/10 Quiet: 9/10
Quality of Wash: 7/10 Quality of Dry: 5/10
Affordable: 7/10 Reliability: 6/10
Total Score: 69 %
Reviews and Prices:
Here you can find and compare user comments and prices from different online stores. Just a small advice – if you find a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones, it usually means that the complaining people don’t use the machine properly, or received some defective piece.
Online Store Price Link
ProductReview.com $1,199.00 Details
AppliancesOnline.com.au $1,471.00 Details

Conclusion: This LG model uses steam when washing, which not only takes care of the stains and dirt, but it also fluffs up your clothes fibres. Moreover, the WD14030FD6 uses advanced sensor technology which is also a great feature. However, our total score shows that there are better LG models, so make sure you do a thorough research when buying a new combo unit.

About 

Unlike many people, Vesna enjoys spending time in the laundry room of her house. She is not a fan of strong perfumes, which is why she has learned plenty of smelly laundry tips and became a mad scientist when it comes to removing stains from clothing. In her spare time, you can find her drinking cappuccino on her balcony, watching French movies or eating chocolate when no one’s watching.