Updated 6 Jun 2018

LG

TWIN171216T

Snapshot: The LG TWIN171216T washer-dryer has a 16kg washing capacity and 9kg drying capacity. How well does it clean and dry your clothes?

TWIN171216T
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$4398

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Test results

Overall score
71
Overall washing
?/10
Overall drying
?/10
Washing dirt removal
?/10
Washing rinsing
?/10
Washing gentleness
?/10

Good points

  • Good overall performance.
  • Good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • OK washing water efficiency.
  • Good drying energy efficiency.
  • OK drying-cycle time.
  • Has a second 2.5kg wash compartment below the washer-dryer.
  • Has sensor and timer drying.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.

But

  • Just OK washing spin efficiency.
  • Has no cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Can't be stacked.
  • Can't be wall mounted.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Washing (70%): includes dirt removal (50%), rinsing (20%), gentleness (10%), water efficiency (10%), spin efficiency (10%).

Drying (30%): includes drying time (40%), energy efficiency (40%), ease of use (20%)

We tested washing and drying performance using a 3.5kg load. Our research has found this is about the average amount people wash at one time regardless of their machine’s capacity.

We washed specially stained swatches attached to a load of sheets, towels and pillow cases using a normal cold wash cycle. After washing, we measured how much dirt was removed from each swatch. We did this with a spectrophotometer (which measures how much light reflects off the swatches). It’s more accurate than the human eye.

We then ran a drying cycle (also with a 3.5kg load) and measured how much energy was used to dry the load as well as how long it took.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$4398
Origin
Korea

More test results (/10)

Washing water efficiency
5.7
Washing spin efficiency
5.3
Drying energy efficiency
7.9
Drying time
5.6
Mini washer dirt removal
2.4
Mini washer rinsing
9.3
Mini washer gentleness
8.5
Mini washer water efficiency
7.4
Mini washer spin efficiency
5.4

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claimed washing capacity (kg)
16
Claimed drying capacity (kg)
9
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
134x70x84
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
100
Washer noise (dBA)
54
Dryer noise (dBA)
43
Wash cycle time (hours:min)
0:57
Dry cycle time (hours:min)
2:51
Wash + dry cycle time (hours:min)
3:48
Wash cycle water use (L)
97
Dry cycle water use (L)
5
Wash + dry cycle water use (L)
102
Washing annual electricity cost ($)
11
Drying annual electricity cost ($)
86

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Hot & cold
Auto-sensing water level
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool cycle - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
Yes
Time remaining display
Child lock door
×
Child lock controls
Additional washing options
Woollens, fast/short
Additional drying options
Iron dry, timed, low temperature
Lint filter
×
Internal light

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