Updated 1 Aug 2014

LG

WD1402CRD6

Snapshot: The LG WD1402CRD6 washer-dryer has a 7.5kg washing capacity and 4kg drying capacity. How well does it clean and dry your clothes?

WD1402CRD6
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2099

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Test results

Overall score
68
Overall washing
?/10
Overall drying
?/10
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall performance.
  • Good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Good water efficiency.
  • Good spin efficiency.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has sensor and timer drying.

But

  • No cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Just OK energy efficiency.
  • Extremely poor drying-cycle time.

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
$2099
Origin
Korea

More test results (/10)

Water efficiency
7.9
Spin efficiency
7.6
Energy efficiency
5.4
Drying time
0.0
Ease of use
8.3

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
7.5 / 4.0
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85 x 60 x 55
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
100
Noise (dBA)
62
Wash cycle time (min)
111
Dry cycle time (mins)
302
Wash + dry cycle time (mins)
403
Wash + dry cycle water use (L)
85
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual washing running cost ($)
24
Annual drying running cost ($)
108

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Hot + cold
Auto-sensing water level
Fast wash
Extra rinse
×
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction

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