Hats of to ya for your assistance Thanks
All LG models share the same core internals and as you need to optimise your load capacity without spending big bucks, as mentioned before I would consider either the 9KG steam model from John Lewis for £399 or the 9KG Turbowash model in Currysfor £399. Both qualify for the 5 Year warranty. You just need to decide which priority is greater for you. Faster wash times or the advantages that steam cleaning gives you, which you can easily research for more info.
Thanks for your help TheHun6, Ah 2 years, seen as ive just bought a pile of crap out of warranty id be pushing for extended after sales, the wife's going to have to have white or another colour if black is causing an issue. What's a good, decent model these days you can recommend
If you don't mind the previous generation design, there's this 8KG model for £349, but only with 2 year warranty: http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/ProductQuickViewMobile.asp?SKUNumber=114465&Model=F1480TD6
But in a Which? survey involving hundreds (possibly thousands) of customers, LG surpassed Miele on reliability.