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Product Overview

Amazing results from LG. The motor in the F1496AD5 does away with the belt you’d normally find in a washer dryer and attaches the motor directly to the back of the drum. It make the whole machine more durable and quieter, and with a top spin speed of 1400rpm it doesn’t lack power. With an 8kg drum, you can wash 40 shirts at once, and dry 12, so there’s plenty of room for the week’s work shirts. And if you use the Quick Wash, you can get them done in just 30 minutes.

Customer Reviews

Overall

4.4/5
92%

Would recommend to a friend

68

Reviews

Breakdown

  • 4.6/5

    Build Quality

  • 3.8/5

    Drying Ability

  • 4.5/5

    Ease of Use

  • 4.4/5

    Features

  • 4.5/5

    Quietness

  • 4.7/5

    Washing Ability

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  • 06 March 2013
    JohnDoe

    Male / Couple

    Age: 25 to 34 / Glasgow, UK

    51

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    Best washing machine I have ever owned

    Pros:Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

    Cons:Expensive

    "I previously had a very very old AEG washing machine that sounded like it was going to shake the whole house down when it spun. Looking to replace it and having no space for a separate dryer I decided to go for the washer dryer combo that I have tended to avoid in the past. I have read reviews that suggest that washer-dryers aren't so good at drying so you still need to hang up the clothes anyway. Well I can say that with this machine that is not the case. Since receiving the machine last week I think I have washed everything I own, trying out every different program available and they have all been great. It is possible that having a separate dryer could dry faster, but I do find that the drying quality of this machine is superb. I have even used it to dry football kits with printed numbers despite warnings that it could damage the printing, but the low temperature dry worked well for this. The first wash I put on was a full load of towels using the standard cotton wash at 60 degrees with drying. It told me straight away that it would take over 5 hours which shocked me, but the wash alone was about 1 hour 50 minutes, so we are talking about 3 hours to dry a full load (a lot less for smaller loads) During the entire cycle the machine is so quiet you will find yourself wondering if it is actually still running, making it ideal to put on overnight. You can set the time delay to tell it when it should finish (not when it should start) and I can assure you even the lightest sleeper won't be disturbed by it during the night (as long as you turn off the beeps as it plays a tune when it finishes, but that is easy to turn on and off). The drum is huge, apparently it takes 8kg for the wash, but I weighed the towels I put in and they were about 4-5kg and I felt that any more would be just squeezing too much in, so I'm not sure if my scales are wrong or if it is actually ok to squeeze stuff in. But even the 4-5kg of towels was a lot, more than I would normally expect to do in one load anyway. I was worried about the delivery as I was told after my order but prior to the delivery that health and safety says the delivery drivers are only allowed to go up 26 stairs, but I live in a tenement with 52 stairs up 2 flights. But when the guys arrived they carried it up without batting an eyelid and installed it all within about 10 minutes, so it was a very good service. I put down Expensive as a con, purely because at over £500 it is a lot of money, but I would say that it is worth every penny. Obviously only had it for a few days now so I can't comment on whether it will last, but the build quality is definitely a lot better than the normal Indesit/Hotpoint etc. And it looks great too."

    5/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 5
      Features
    • 5
      Ease of Use
    • 5
      Washing Ability
    • 5
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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  • 12 October 2012
    GavinP

    Male / Small Family

    Age: 45 to 54 / Weybridge

    33

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    Quality and Value

    Pros:Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

    Cons:none

    "My friend bought one and said I would be made not to buy the same. He was right. Quiet as a mouse, easy to use and some really good features like being able to turn off the control so small children can't play with them. Great access door and to my engineers eye solidly built. So impressed, I have bought a second one for my rented flat and the tenant love me!!! controls are easy to understand and its modern look has impressed all visitors so far. Cheaper than all the other machines I looked at for what it does."
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    5/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 5
      Features
    • 5
      Ease of Use
    • 5
      Washing Ability
    • 4
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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  • 05 November 2012
    AlbertM

    Male / Single

    Age: 25 to 34 / London, UK

    21

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    Excellent quiet washer/dryer

    Pros:Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

    Cons:Expensive

    "This is the best washer/dryer I have had. Very quiet and has quick washing cycles which take under an hour. Also being very quiet is a great added bonus"

    5/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 4
      Features
    • 5
      Ease of Use
    • 5
      Washing Ability
    • 4
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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  • 29 October 2012
    Scottiewuman

    Female / Large Family

    Age: 45 to 54 / Glasgow

    17

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    Quality washer dryer

    Pros:Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good

    Cons:none

    "Stylish silver model. Good variety of programs. So far using the quick wash at 40 degrees which only takes 38 minutes. Some of the other programs last 2 hours! Haven't used the dryer yet but impressed so far. Nice and neat size. Less deep than other models so does not jut out past the other units which is good if space is tight."

    5/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 4
      Features
    • 4
      Ease of Use
    • 4
      Washing Ability
    • 4
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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  • 15 May 2013
    taztaz77

    Female / Small Family

    Age: 55 to 64 / south yorkshire

    15

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    washer dryer

    Pros:Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, just a few nigly probs as explained

    Cons:dryer a bit off a prob to understand at first

    "never had a washer dryer before so read all instructions first.Very quiet love the little tunes at start etc, but had problems trying to open door after dry only prog (still not sure what we did apart from lean on door after a while) and my husband is an engineer Also found out how to do just a 30min dry by pressing spin button off when on time dry which it doesnt tell you in the book (or at least we can't find it.All in all a very good washer and very attractive design"

    4/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 5
      Features
    • 4
      Ease of Use
    • 4
      Washing Ability
    • 4
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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  • 29 October 2012
    UKBeardO

    Male / Large Family

    Age: 35 to 44 / Bromley Kent

    14

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    Good washer/dryer, but......

    Pros:Value for money, Easy to use, Good build quality, Quiet, looks good, big load

    Cons:lack of programmes

    "The wash and dry programme takes far too long. For a regular cotton wash and dry programme, it took over 8 hours with the cool down programme. You can simply switch it off to discard the cool down programme, but then whats the point of having the function. The quick 30 minunte wash programme is very good and if you use a maunal dry setting, it's adequate, but it desn't dry like it does when the washer calculates a full programme (Obviously..), Also, once it gets in the dry cycle you can't open the door and quit the programme without switching the machine off, and the drum remains uber hot for over an hour, so it is proabaly not advised to do so too often. Its Very well built, and the dryer has a condensing facility, so you don't need an exhaust outlet as the heat goes out the waste pipe. clever... I sound like I'm knocking it, we're not, we're very happy with it, but on the full programmes, it takes far too long to do a wash and dry programme - it will probably just take us a while to get used to its operations."

    4/5

    • 5
      Quietness
    • 3
      Features
    • 4
      Ease of Use
    • 5
      Washing Ability
    • 4
      Drying Ability
    • 5
      Build Quality

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Specification

Product Detail

Dimensions (H)85.0 x (W)60.0 x (D)55.0
Brand LG
Colour Silver
Category Washer Dryers
SKU F1496AD5_SI

How Well Does It Perform?

Annual Energy Cost Using 15.44p/Unit - Wash/Dry 200 pounds
Annual Energy Cost Using 15.44p/Unit - Wash/Spin 41.99 pounds
Noise level (Drying) 61 dB
Noise Level (Spin) 73 dB
Noise Level (Wash) 57 dB
Wash Load 8 Kg
Energy Rating B
Wash Performance A Rated
Spin Performance A Rated
Spin Speed 1400 RPM
Drying Load 4 Kg
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash, Spin) 272 Kwh
Annual Energy Consumption (Wash, Dry) 1296 Kwh
Annual Water Consumption (Wash, Spin) 10000 Litres
Annual Water Consumption (Wash, Spin, Dry) 20000 Litres

Product Overview

Childproof Lock Yes
Control Type Buttons / Dial
Delay Timer Length 19 Hours
Number of Drying Programmes 3
Number of Wash Programmes 10
Reverse Action No
Sensor Drying Yes
Delay Timer Yes
Fuzzy Logic Yes
Half Load Function Automatic
Large Porthole Yes
Rinse Hold Yes
Super / Extra Rinse No
Time Saver Function No
Time to End of Programme Yes
Variable Spin Yes
Variable Temperature Yes
Wide Opening Door Yes
Display Type LED
Control Panel Lock Yes
Number of Programmes 13

Standard Programmes

Anti Crease Programme Automatic
Cotton Programme Yes
Easy Iron Programme Yes
Intensive Cycle Yes
Mixed Load No
Quick Wash Time 30 Minutes
Spin And Drain Yes
Sports Programme No
Synthetics Yes
Economy Wash Yes
Hand Wash No
Pre Wash Yes
Quick Wash Yes
Silk Wash No
Wool Programme Yes
Delicate Wash Yes

Warranty

Manufacturer DD Motor Warranty 10 Year
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Year

Features We Love

Medic Rinse Yes

Installation

Requires Own Furniture Door No
Water Supply Cold Only Fill
Installation Guideline Install on a solid & level surface - Timber/Suspended flooring may cause excessive vibration

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