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The New LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Amy Ross  |  March 11, 2016  |  3 Min. Read

New Products  |  Laundry  |  LG Electronics

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If you like the modern styling, LG was the first to design it. Every other brand has copied it.

Now LG has designed a pedestal washer to fit under their washer. Now you can have two washers for washing different fabrics at the same time. (You've seen the TV commercials with the clothes fighting each other).

LG twin wash pair with pedastal washer

Is this the new indispensable piece of laundry? Or is it unnecessary? We will look at LG, the product and then review.


Have you ever wondered what LG stands for? Well, LG stands for Lucky Goldstar. It's also the abbreviation of the company’s tag line “Life’s Good”. Goldstar was established in 1958 producing the very first radio in Korea. Over the next 10 years the company went on to produce several other electronic products like telephones, TV’s and refrigerators.

This was the beginning steps toward LG becoming a global powerhouse in consumer electronics and home appliances. This multinational conglomerate are the innovators of stylish Laundry controls, steam and the faster wash cycles you see today.

New LG Pedestal Washer

Let’s take a look at, what I think, is the best laundry gadget to enter the industry since the introduction of front load washers. LG has introduced a pedestal for their front load washer that actually has another washing machine in it.

LG sidekick washer

For those of us who don’t love doing laundry, it allows you to run two loads at the same time. It seems like every time I go to do a load of darks, I always have just a little bit too much for one load, this idea truly eliminates the need to either run another wash without a full load or waiting until more darks accumulate…genius.

The innovative pedestal washer is available in 27’ or 30’, white or graphite steel for compatibility with almost any LG washer. Most LG washers are comparable with these new pedestals.

LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer 

LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer


  • 1.0 cubic feet
  • Smart diagnosis
    This is a great feature. Simply download the troubleshoot app and follow the prompts to diagnose and solve any problems you may have with your washer quickly and correctly.
  • Slim Direct Drive motor
    Providing durability and precise control, with a 10 year warranty
  • 6 Cycles

LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer controls

  • 3 Motion System

LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer 3 motion system

  • Magnetic remote (sold separately)

LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer magnetic remote

The remote is used to minimize bending down.      

Now, let’s take a look at the main washer, one of LG's largest new washers.  

LG Mega Capacity Front Load Washer WM9000HVA - $1,799

LG Mega Capcaity Front Load Washer WM9000HVAFeatures: 

  • Electronic control panel is integrated into the door for a distinct style plus functionality.
  • 14 Wash programs
  • 13 Options
  • Turbo Wash Technology
  • Mega Capacity
  • Steam Technology
  • Allergen cycle

Is it Worth it?

First, you do not need the capacity even with a large family. The new front loads are 40-50% larger than just 10 years ago. You may not be able to fit them in your basement, because they are so deep.

Still, this is great if you do many different types of fabrics. It allows you to wash multiple fabrics at the same time without doing a separate load. With Intimates and Hand Wash cycles, it seems geared to fine clothing.

It seems like a good idea...if it works. One minor concern with LG is what happens if it doesn't work. The technical and repair side of LG is not the best.

However, this is an interesting piece depending on how you do your laundry, we'll see how this product works out.

Additional Resources

Have questions on laundry, front loads, heat pumps, hybrids or steam? Then download the Yale Front Load Washer Buying Guide with features, specs and detailed profiles of the major brands and products. Well over 155,000 people have read a Yale Guide.

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Amy Ross

Amy Ross is an Appliance Sales Consultant at Yale Appliance + Lighting. Amy once competed in the junior Olympics and enjoys spending time with her family .

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