Updated 6 Jun 2018

LG

WDC1409HCW

Snapshot: The LG WDC1409HCW washer-dryer has a 9kg washing capacity and 5kg drying capacity. How well does it clean and dry your clothes?

WDC1409HCW
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2399

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Test results

Overall score
75
Overall washing
?/10
Overall drying
?/10
Washing dirt removal
?/10
Washing rinsing
?/10
Washing gentleness
?/10

Good points

  • Good overall performance.
  • Very good dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • OK gentleness.
  • Very good washing water efficiency.
  • Very good washing spin efficiency.
  • Good drying energy efficiency.
  • Has cycle for hand-washable woollens.
  • Has sensor and timer drying.

But

  • Poor drying-cycle time.
  • High water use during drying cycle.
  • 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
$2399
Origin
China

More test results (/10)

Washing water efficiency
8.0
Washing spin efficiency
8.0
Drying energy efficiency
7.4
Drying time
3.8
Mini washer dirt removal
n/a
Mini washer rinsing
n/a
Mini washer gentleness
n/a
Mini washer water efficiency
n/a
Mini washer spin efficiency
n/a

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Claimed washing capacity (kg)
9
Claimed drying capacity (kg)
5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
85x60x67
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
100
Washer noise (dBA)
55
Dryer noise (dBA)
43
Wash cycle time (hours:min)
2:32
Dry cycle time (hours:min)
3:35
Wash + dry cycle time (hours:min)
6:07
Wash cycle water use (L)
57
Dry cycle water use (L)
46
Wash + dry cycle water use (L)
103
Washing annual electricity cost ($)
37
Drying annual electricity cost ($)
107

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
Tap connections
Cold
Auto-sensing water level
Fast wash
Extra rinse
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool cycle - hand washable
Out-of-balance correction
Not stated
Time remaining display
Child lock door
Child lock controls
Additional washing options
Woollens, gentle, fast/short, extra rinse
Additional drying options
Iron dry, timed, low temperature
Lint filter
×
Internal light
×