LG F1480TD6 8kg Direct Drive Washing Machine in Black £349.00 In Store (£369 0nline) @ rgbdirect
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LG F1480TD6 8kg Direct Drive Washing Machine in Black £349.00 In Store (£369 0nline) @ rgbdirect

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Found 7th Oct 2013
We have had a LG DirectDrive for 8yrs now and still going strong.

FREE 10 Year Direct Drive Motor Warranty ( 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty )

Direct Drive™ Motor:

By eliminating its belt and pulley, LG's Inverter Direct Drive System increases the motor's efficiency - thus cutting back on energy use - and makes it less susceptible to breakdowns. The simplified system helps reduce noise levels as well.

Features:

LCD Display

Delay Timer

Automatic Half Load

Qucik Wash

Performance:

A Rated Wash Efficiency / A Rated Spin Efficiency / A++ Rated Energy Efficiency

1400rpm Spin Speed

Dimensions:

600(w) X 842(h) X 590(d)mm

34 Comments

looks great! thanks op

Major design flaw on these..
The brushes wear excessively due to the extreme speed of the motor.
This part is not covered by the warranty,only the motor is which not likely to go in10years.
The brushes are not an individual part and hence as a result the whole drum needs replacing which is in excess of £200..

I own one by the way

buzzmanisbosse

Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the … Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the extreme speed of the motor.This part is not covered by the warranty,only the motor is which not likely to go in10years.The brushes are not an individual part and hence as a result the whole drum needs replacing which is in excess of £200..


Not sure this is attributable to motor speed - it looks like an excuse rather than a reason. Most current direct drive machines spin at 1400 rpm so what's so special about LG machines, especially as LG have been using direct drive for donkey's years. I'm also intrigued that the brushes aren't considered part of the motor.

"The simplified system helps reduce noise levels as well" - Not sure about that, we have one and when it's on full speed it's loud enough to wake the dead.

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buzzmanisbosse

Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the … Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the extreme speed of the motor.This part is not covered by the warranty,only the motor is which not likely to go in10years.The brushes are not an individual part and hence as a result the whole drum needs replacing which is in excess of £200..

The reviews on reevoo gave it 9.9/10, maybe there was a bad batch or you were very unlucky... but I would of thought if it was that big a problem, then that would reflect in the reviews :s

As a user of a similar 9kg LG direct drive washer, I must say its an excellent machine. The twinkly tune at the end is a bit gimmicky but the noise, wash effectiveness and build are all very good. The loudest part is the rush of water when starting.

(The 9kg) does stick out a bit more than the counter, but in dedicated space this is not an issue, but could affect kitchen installations.
This machine may be deeper than the spec shown as elsewhere it's 640mm, and may ignore any projections and the curved front.

i think mine currently Indesit washing machine is on its way out. currenly very loud and makes a beeping noise. i may have to go for this

buzzmanisbosse

Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the … Major design flaw on these..The brushes wear excessively due to the extreme speed of the motor.This part is not covered by the warranty,only the motor is which not likely to go in10years.The brushes are not an individual part and hence as a result the whole drum needs replacing which is in excess of £200..


Thought this sounded a bit wierd so thought I'd check, no brushes in an LG direct drive motor

http://i40.tinypic.com/2qa45ko.jpg

that should shut him up lol

ProperJob

Thought this sounded a bit wierd so thought I'd check, no brushes in an … Thought this sounded a bit wierd so thought I'd check, no brushes in an LG direct drive motor



Lol http://i.pinger.pl/pgr375/d966bd7b002738644ce03cee/facepalm.png

Don't be too hard on him, he was probably spun a yarn by an a;=,=0 of a 'repair mechanic' signing him up to a repair warranty.

Surprisingly my old Normende washing machine was quieter than the brushless LG that replaced it. And it does also 'stick out' past the counter top, like ProperJib says, but its in the utility room so its not much of a problem. I'm not sure if its the overall size or if its the odd lumpy bit on the back. I wouldn't buy one for a kitchen without checking the dimensions first.
Edited by: "DoctorJamesWright" 8th Oct 2013

Another vote here for these direct drive models. Had one since 2006 and it's never missed a beat apart from the odd 'UL' or 'OE' code which is uneven load or the filter is blocked.

Good deal, getting closer to buying a new machine but gonna keep the old one until it completely dies!

ProperJob

Thought this sounded a bit wierd so thought I'd check, no brushes in an … Thought this sounded a bit wierd so thought I'd check, no brushes in an LG direct drive motor


I think s/he might have mixed up "brushes" with "bearings".

Don't be fooled by the misleading marketing about it being quieter - it's quieter because it has no brushes, not because it has no belt. Many washing machines with belts have brushless motors.

Don't be fooled that it's any more reliable because it has no belt. That's a myth too.

All in all, there's nothing particularly wrong with this machine - it's just that direct drive is a gimmick which turns out to be hype. Don't pay any more for this than a model with a brushless motor and a belt.
Edited by: "pibpob" 8th Oct 2013

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Bad Actor

Another vote here for these direct drive models. Had one since 2006 and … Another vote here for these direct drive models. Had one since 2006 and it's never missed a beat apart from the odd 'UL' or 'OE' code which is uneven load or the filter is blocked.

Oh we had a few issues with those codes some years back, but they havent really plagued us lately. We had ours since 2006, before that LG seemed more of a budget brand like Goodmans, Bush ect... then they must of had some kind of steroids after that.
Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 8th Oct 2013

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pibpob

I think s/he might have mixed up "brushes" with "bearings".Don't be … I think s/he might have mixed up "brushes" with "bearings".Don't be fooled by the misleading marketing about it being quieter - it's quieter because it has no brushes, not because it has no belt. Many washing machines with belts have brushless motors.Don't be fooled that it's any more reliable because it has no belt. That's a myth too.All in all, there's nothing particularly wrong with this machine - it's just that direct drive is a gimmick which turns out to be hype. Don't pay any more for this than a model with a brushless model with a belt.

But even having belts, they are likely to go more often over a 10-15 year period... making it more of an inconvenience as well as the cost.

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I always heard bad things about Citroën's Hydropneumatic suspension (Yes I did have to google it :P , was going to put Air)... But I never had a problem on both mine and they still use it in cars today I believe, so something is working.
Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 8th Oct 2013

Looking4Glitches

Oh we had a few issues with those codes some years back, but they havent … Oh we had a few issues with those codes some years back, but they havent really plagued us lately. We had ours since 2006, before that LG seemed more of a budget brand like Goodmans, Bush ect... then they must of had some kind of steroids after that.



Get these error codes more often since we got a dog but at least you can clear out the dog hair quite easily.
The only thing that bugs me with the machine (not sure if it's been sorted in later models ) but if you inadvertently lean against the machine to get something out the cupboard or whatever it's very easy to turn the machine off mid programme and it doesn't remember where it got to so it starts the whole programme again. Even with the child lock button activated.

I need a new wshing machine. Is this the best buy at the moment?

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Bad Actor

Get these error codes more often since we got a dog but at least you can … Get these error codes more often since we got a dog but at least you can clear out the dog hair quite easily.The only thing that bugs me with the machine (not sure if it's been sorted in later models ) but if you inadvertently lean against the machine to get something out the cupboard or whatever it's very easy to turn the machine off mid programme and it doesn't remember where it got to so it starts the whole programme again. Even with the child lock button activated.

Yeah get that often turning on and off while making tea, like effin R2D2.

Bad Actor

Get these error codes more often since we got a dog but at least you can … Get these error codes more often since we got a dog but at least you can clear out the dog hair quite easily.The only thing that bugs me with the machine (not sure if it's been sorted in later models ) but if you inadvertently lean against the machine to get something out the cupboard or whatever it's very easy to turn the machine off mid programme and it doesn't remember where it got to so it starts the whole programme again. Even with the child lock button activated.

I think the child lock guards all the buttons except the on/off switch, handy....

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MickKnipfler

I need a new wshing machine. Is this the best buy at the moment?

Depends on your budget, If it's low then there are a lot of good deals around £180 mark that are perfectly fine.
Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 8th Oct 2013

By the looks of things, this is an old model and rgbdirect are just getting rid of old stock. Not many available online elsewhere so if you really want one, be quick.

Edited by: "loosescrew" 8th Oct 2013

Looking4Glitches

But even having belts, they are likely to go more often over a 10-15 year … But even having belts, they are likely to go more often over a 10-15 year period... making it more of an inconvenience as well as the cost.


Only if everything else is equal - and direct drive machines have a reputation for destroying bearings. GIven the choice between a new belt and new bearings, I know which I'd prefer.

Read about direct drive myths here. It's very well explained and very convincing.

"The bottom line is that there is little to no advantage to be gained from having a direct drive washing machine over an indirect drive one.

Despite the claims made for direct drive, under scrutiny, few if any actually stack up and make any sort of actual sense and, to anyone with even a modicum of engineering knowledge in relation to washing machines, it makes no sense at all and actually introduces other issues.

Which is probably the reason that most mainstream manufacturers, despite the technology having been around for a long time, have steered clear of the direct drive system and why not one of the top end manufacturers use it. That pretty much says it all really."

I was just thinking before I read the previous post that none of the Miele, ISE, Siemens etc. of this world use direct drive so it must have its flaws. LG's never seem to come up in best buys either

There's no denying it looks good though!

I've had my LG for 3 years and It's gone through 3 sets of pumps. After the first time (under warranty) the engineer said It's a common fault, and he would be back! lo and behold, he was true to his word!

I'll go with another brand next time.

Looks great though!!!

8kg isn't a particularly big load is it?

Foxy102

I've had my LG for 3 years and It's gone through 3 sets of pumps. After … I've had my LG for 3 years and It's gone through 3 sets of pumps. After the first time (under warranty) the engineer said It's a common fault, and he would be back! lo and behold, he was true to his word! I'll go with another brand next time.Looks great though!!!



Maybe it was a common fault attributed to that engineer if you get my drift.

MickKnipfler

8kg isn't a particularly big load is it?



Fnaaarrr

pibpob

Only if everything else is equal - and direct drive machines have a … Only if everything else is equal - and direct drive machines have a reputation for destroying bearings. GIven the choice between a new belt and new bearings, I know which I'd prefer.



Even belt drive must have some influence on bearings as they shake the drum to bits on spin cycle and put uneven pressure on the bearing/s due to belt tension. It is only the the loading of a concrete slab (on most) on the drum that reduces the spin shake. Miele however use a more sophisicated sprung suspension method. One reason for their extra cost.

Kulaak

Even belt drive must have some influence on bearings as they shake the … Even belt drive must have some influence on bearings as they shake the drum to bits on spin cycle and put uneven pressure on the bearing/s due to belt tension. It is only the the loading of a concrete slab (on most) on the drum that reduces the spin shake. Miele however use a more sophisicated sprung suspen, it psion method. One reason for their extra cost.


Why does belt drive "shake the drum to bits"? It's not the belt, it's the unbalanced load of the clothes in the drum which causes the shaking, and there is no difference there whether the machine is direct or belt drive.

Yes, the tension in the belt puts a sideways load on the bearings, but on the other hand you haven't got a heavy rotor hanging off the bearings. The article I cited says LG bearing failures are common and belt failures are rare. Do you disagree with the article?


Edited by: "pibpob" 8th Oct 2013

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loosescrew

By the looks of things, this is an old model and rgbdirect are just … By the looks of things, this is an old model and rgbdirect are just getting rid of old stock. Not many available online elsewhere so if you really want one, be quick.

Yeah end of line I think.

weve had a lg directdrive for 12 years ....quiet ,simple to use ,was great until the bearing went and had to replace the machine as too expensive to repair.....8kg non stop,kids etc ,....great machine imo.
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