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LG vs Samsung Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

LG versus Samsung. They are both Korean manufacturers that recently burst on the appliance scene.

For LG it was about 10 years ago and Samsung about five. Both are widely regarded for style, features and technology.

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They also both have similar machines and marketing strategies. The Asian companies always initial look for high-volume stores. This is a unique strategy. Most companies will first sell to niche retailers and then sell more broadly when they have systems, processes and people to support the volume.

It's a mixed bag for you. On one hand you have earlier access to more choice and better technology. On the other hand, you have an issue when there's a problem. You can also buy Samsung and LG cheaper at different times of the year.

Buying both brands around a major holiday will save you 10% to 20%. That's their sales strategy.

Now let's compare.

LG Front Load Washers

LG WM4270HWA - $799

LG4270HWA

  • 4.5 cu. ft. ultra large capacity with NeveRust stainless steel drum
  • Direct drive motor with 10-year limited warranty
  • 1,300 max RPM spin speed
  • 14 washing programs
  • 5 temperature settings
  • TurboWash technology
  • Steam technology
  • AAFA certified Allergiene cycle
  • NSF certified sanitary cycle
  • NFC Tag On technology
  • ColdWash option
  • 6Motion technology
  • SmartDiagnosis 3.0
  • TrueBalance anti-vibration system
  • Magnet ventilation
  • Energy Star most efficient 2014
  • LoDecibel quiet operation
  • SenseClean
  • Delay wash
  • 10° TilTub

LG WM9500HWA - $1,799

  • 5.6 cu. ft. MEGA Capacity
  • 30" Width
  • Tubrowash 2.0
  • Smart Diagnosis 3.0
  • Smart Thinq(WiFi)
  • SenseClean
  • Steam Technology
  • 1,300 RPM
  • NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum
  • 14 Washing Programs
  • On Door Control Panel with Full Touch Display
  • TurboWash
  • 2015 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient

Samsung Front Load Washers

Samsung WF45H6300AW - $1,089

samsung WF45H6300AW front load washer

  • 4.5cf ft. capacity
  • PowerFoam
  • Steam Washing
  • SuperSpeed
  • Smart Care
  • Self Clean+
  • VRT Plus
  • Eco Cold Wash
  • Diamond Drum Design
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • 1,300 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Internal Water Heater
  • 13 Preset Wash Cycles
  • 13 Options
  • Garment+

LG WF56H9100AW - $1,399

  • 5.6 cubic feet capacity
  • PowerFoam
  • Steam Washing
  • SuperSpeed
  • Smart Care
  • Self Clean+
  • VRT Plus
  • Eco Cold Wash
  • Swirl Drum Design
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • 1,300 RPM Maximum Spin Speed
  • Internal Water Heater
  • 15 Preset Wash Cycles
  • 13 Options
  • Garment+
  • 30” wide

LG vs Samsung Front Load Washers

I do like both these machines. They both have interesting features and similar cubic feet. Their 5.6 cubic foot is absolutely massive. We do site checks before delivery to see if they would fit in your basement.

They will also both offer more features and options than you will use. It's hard to believe our parents used just 2 speeds and 3 cycles.

They both will do more than what is required...when they work. There lies the problem.

LG used to be one of the statistically worst appliances to buy, but in the last 3 years is vastly improved. Samsung has always been good.

However, LG pays the lowest labor rates in the industry. Although it does not matter for Yale consumers (we have 24 techs), it becomes a huge issue for consumers trying to have problems rectified in other markets. Nobody wants to fix these machines in warranty at a huge loss. Read the independent reviews.

For that reason, Samsung almost by default is the better choice. I have a ton of respect for Samsung (both brands actually) however they may have the same growing pains as LG due to their growth strategy. It's only a matter of time.

In the transparent internet age, you must be able to handle issues.

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Topics: Front Load Washers, Samsung, LG Electronics

About The Author

Brett Lucero

Brett Lucero has been with Yale Appliance + Lighting for over 7 years, working in our delivery team before transitioning to the sales department. Brett enjoys spending time snowboarding, mountain biking and fishing.

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