Review: LG WM3500 Front Load Washer I am SHOCKED

Review: LG WM3500 Front Load Washer I am SHOCKED

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  1. Sean Bryant on March 23, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Well, we can thank the know-nothing "lawmakers" and their environmentalist buddies for these washers that wash and rinse with two tablespoons of water.
    I always add water to my Whirlpool front loader, especially in the rinse cycles. Don’t even get me started on the dishwashers… I have a new GE… I have to wash the dishes before, and after I run the machine.

  2. Honestly Truthful on March 23, 2020 at 9:28 am

    awesome review!

  3. Daniel Than on March 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Hi I’m still loving your channel

  4. hipsi337 on March 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    People stop buying LG I service this stuff for a living and I can tell you I service these more than any other.

  5. Jacob Brown on March 23, 2020 at 9:32 am

    I had to learn to relearn the subscribe button for you

  6. Cadon Barton on March 23, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I am looking at the Kenmore version of this washer. Might buy it in a few months. Hope they work the same as far as cleaning.

  7. Doodle Mom on March 23, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Would you recommend a lg front loader or a lg top loader?

  8. Darlene Rothenay on March 23, 2020 at 9:35 am

    I just replaced my 15 year old front loader Whirlpool Duet. I loved it and thought it cleaned great until my new LG 3500 series front loader showed me differently. I read and re-read the instructions and loaded it up to capacity. It was not overloaded, but held a lot of laundry. I had my doubts as to how it would clean that large a load but was amazed. The clothes were cleaner and softer as well and I only use vinegar as a softener. But, I have a question. Is there an efficient way of doing small loads? I prefer to wash more often rather than letting a huge hamper full of clothes to collect. I am still a bit confused on how to do a small load without having the machine run for a super long time.

  9. Michael Hudecek on March 23, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Thank you! Very good!!

  10. Winds of Change on March 23, 2020 at 9:38 am

    OMG, they are NOT hard to service. Me, an older woman that isn’t too techy…..I watched a video on youtube and replaced a failed pump in one….working on them isn’t a problem…it’s other things that are a problem.

  11. BALTHAZAR TURNER 1 on March 23, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for the input I was thinking about buying it now I’m buying it for sure

  12. Tony T on March 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Very sensible and helpful video with just enough content – nicely done!

  13. joseph ferzly on March 23, 2020 at 9:42 am


  14. JohnnyV on March 23, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Not enough water = loooooong cycles = clean laundry. Personally I would take the Turbo Wash cycle one.

  15. Organgrinder1010 on March 23, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Have you reviewed the pedestal top load baby washer? I’m finding it quite useful, though I suspect it may use more water than the front loader above it.

  16. UkSkin on March 23, 2020 at 9:46 am

    If he water level is really bothering you – Turn it up, You’ll find videos on how to do it but its basically stick a screwdriver in the water level sensor and turn a single screw

  17. hogs150 on March 23, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for this review. I bought a Maytag with the agitator and it was junk. lint and soap left on everything.

  18. D.A. Arthur on March 23, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I have an LG front loader that is about 6 years old but has a problem with excessive slime. Is the slime still an issue with these things?

  19. Jacob Brown on March 23, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Thanks for being real!

  20. Kenny Cosway on March 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

    called the manufacturer. they said they have a quick cycle for small loads 35 min. Are there any out there that have shorter cycles?

  21. Jeff Webb on March 23, 2020 at 9:54 am

    People think that front load washing machines came to the U.S. in the late 1990’s! Think again folks! Westinghouse was making front load washers back in the early 1950’s. Just search Youtube for those old "Westinghouse Laundrymat" commercials……….. My mother had a more modern White Westinghouse front loader during the early 1970’s in Florida. Actually, we never had a top loader and frankly the maid did the laundry and is something as a kid I never gave any thought – it was just done.

  22. YourUserNameSucksx10 on March 23, 2020 at 9:56 am

    I feel the same way to. Seems like it don’t use enough water

  23. Mike B on March 23, 2020 at 9:57 am

    I’ve seen negative reviews on this machine about not being able to see the LCD screen read out..not able to see settings. Any reply would be apriciated.

  24. dalesworld on March 23, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Bought this and companion dryer based in part on your review. I agree, this thing barely uses any water. My main complaint is the water hammer in my pipes when the valves close abruptly – I added water hammer arrestors to the back of the machine and it’s better, but not totally mitigated.

  25. theGrok on March 23, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Hi, First, I want to thank you for your great videos. I am in the market for a new washer and the magazines and big * reviews on sites have me very confused about what constitutes quality washer today. I have an LG front loader that is about 8 years old that looks similar to this one (LG WM2501HVA). I am done with front loaders. I have mold on the front gasket despite regular cleaning and leaving the door open after each wash. Cycles take forever. The washer has leaked multiple times among numerous other problems. But mostly, the clothes just smell bad when coming out of the washer. I am thinking of switching to a top loader to eliminate this smell issue. Are you planning to review any top loaders such as the LG WT7600HKA (this one also seems top rated but who really knows). Are top loaders with an impeller as opposed to an agitator useless? I was kind of set on the Maytag MVWB865GW until I saw your video. I am glad that I held off. I am now trying to convince my wife to get the Maytag Commercial, but she feels that it is too small. I just want something that lasts and cleans. Thanks!

  26. TheRenaissanceman65 on March 23, 2020 at 9:59 am

    This looks remarkably like my Bosch, which I bought on the basis of a Consumers’ Association review and I’m totally happy with. In the UK, houses generally don’t have space for a top-loader – what everyone wants is something that will fit under a kitchen worktop so front-loaders are the order of the day – so they tend to be on the small side And yes, 2 hours for a wash is about normal, probably because there is no agitator in a front-loader and it relies entirely on tumbling back and forth. Agreed, it doesn’t look like a lot of water in there – it’s actually possible to open mine while it’s operating and put something else in. The Hotpoint we had in the 1970s definitely looked more full of water during a wash. But my guess is being less full makes the tumbling give more effective agitation. I could be wrong. As a physics graduate, I well know that what you think is common sense could well be proved wrong.

    Certainly a family will end up having this in use a lot of the time. But this side of the pond there is little alternative. And what is also widespread here is combined washer/dryers. Mine is one because I have nowhere to dry clothes and I can only have one appliance in the space. A full Easy-Care wash and tumble dry cycle is over 4 hours. Though there is also a quick cycle which will do it for a small load in an hour and I use that a lot when my clothes aren’t actually dirty.

  27. YourUserNameSucksx10 on March 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I love mine. Only hate is most of its options take a little longer. 40 min or so.
    I work in the food industry so I come home smelling like oil. Easy to use. I just use speed wash. 15 min

  28. Krow Enil on March 23, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Please do a review on Whirlpool WFW8620HC

  29. Michael Richard on March 23, 2020 at 10:02 am

    We bought your previous favorite. It cost close to $1200 but is wonderful. I’ve followed your suggestion of never using more than 2 tablespoons of detergent and it looks like you were right. Clothes still get cleaned.

  30. Mike B on March 23, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Any thoughts on adjusting the pressure switch to in crease the water level? Any long term issues with doing that? Do you think the extra water is a plus for getting the clothes cleaner, or do the long cycles make up for the lack of water?

  31. Ayden Rice on March 23, 2020 at 10:05 am

    How do quarters and other large items get stuck in the drain pump? I don’t understand how large items go through the drain holes?

  32. Tin Man on March 23, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I have a similar Whirlpool that keeps shutting itself off when you turn it on. Any idea what causes this?

  33. PeterGregg on March 23, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Do you know the part number (and if you sell it) of the water level control valve at the back left side of the machine?

  34. Kevin McGuire on March 23, 2020 at 10:07 am

    is the process of dissassembly and repair/maintenence for this machine going to be about the same for the 3900 model? Thanks

  35. Super_Slav on March 23, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I bought a Gorenje 8kg washer for AUD $580 USD $398, cleans crazy good, noisy but and vibrates a bit but in the end it does it’s job.

  36. Peter on March 23, 2020 at 10:09 am

    If your washing comes out smelling of washing powder thats a good thing, right? And 90 min wash times are pretty standard in europe- in fact thats at the quicker end of things!

  37. 21genman on March 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I understand the feeling that you have about the water level. I was watching how it washes the clothes to check it out since we just got it today and found it weird that it didn’t really soak the clothes at all. I thought it was a concern since the top loader washer that we have came with the house and it’s a very old washer that didn’t usually fill the tub even when we had it set on the large load. I just hope it still cleans well and that the detergent doesn’t stick to the clothes

  38. x3mann on March 23, 2020 at 10:12 am

    American way of washing is hygienic catastrophy no high temperature wash and no wonder yours laundry smells like locker room 😁

  39. Alex Fitzsimmons on March 23, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Is it normal for a small puddle of water to remain in the drum after a load? It gets the clothes at the back a bit wet again after the spin/drain.

  40. S R Harris on March 23, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Thank you. Can you tell us how to get the “extra rinse button” To work? It’s completely unresponsive

  41. Chris on March 23, 2020 at 10:14 am

    seems to be a common theme with modern washers having way too long cycles. My mother got a new Miele a couple of months back and the standard 60oC cotton wash takes just over 3hours, which is way too long, it’ll wash the clothes away

  42. Nahum Mojica on March 23, 2020 at 10:15 am

    How come the turbo wash make such a big difference?

  43. ROBERTSSHALOM on March 23, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Hi, what do you think of the Hisense WTY1802T washing machine?

  44. sasquatch4me on March 23, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Do you see any issues with this pumping/draining to a stand pipe about 5.5ft up?

  45. Robert Martin on March 23, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Can you do a video about laundry detergent? Pods vs powder vs liquid? Which one is best for a top loader and which one is best for a front loader? Thanks! (:

  46. DKNVM Diana on March 23, 2020 at 10:18 am

    thank you for this review!

  47. Luka Koprivica on March 23, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Long wash cycles? You should try Bosch… X2 at least!

  48. Troy D. on March 23, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I’m considering this washer and really like your review! I went to one of my local appliance stores and asked about this washer and he said parts for LG are hard to get and it could be a long wait time to get parts to repair. Any truth to this?? I’m also looking at an Electrolux. I notice you’ve not done any reviews of Electrolux. Any reason why?

  49. stericnz on March 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Many modern front loaders have options of much shorter "express" cycles such as 15mins & 30 mins. The Fisher & Paykel front loader I have does an excellent "everyday" wash in just 49 minutes!!! Admittedly it has both a hot & cold water intake plus an on-board heater. The other thing people seem not to understand is "lack of water" and this is really about immersion (water-guzzling top-loaders) v.s saturation (water-miser front-loaders). As long as fabric is saturated with sudsy water it will get clean. Fabric doesn’t have to swirl around in massive amount of water to get clean, in fact, more water dilutes the detergent more. Finally, the tumbling action of front loaders is a much more effective and efficient cleaning method mechanically speaking.

  50. Pete Oliva on March 23, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Good video! You helped me make up my mind, I really like what you said about this washer.

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