I've never had an issue with rust on an LG washer. The last two lasted 9 years of daily use and it was down to the bearings being worn that confined them to the scrap heap. It looks like the bodywork had been hit by something and any exposed paintwork is naturally going to rust. A warranty wouldn't normally cover for something like this, but mechanical failure is usually covered.
Right now I cannot think of any other washing machine that delivers such great pound for pound value in all departments. Not only are you getting all the great LG core internals of great build quality, quiet operation, reliability and an easy to use touch screen interface, you are getting the additional benefits of Steam, Turbowash and a generous 10KG load capacity as well. If I was in the market for a replacement, I would be all over this.
my old lg washer gave it to my son is now 7 to 8 years old looks like new
35 mins with spin at 1400 steam wash takes between 1 h to 3.30hrs at 1400 spin
The turbowash model from the co-op is only available at this price until November 14th, the normal price is £745