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Post# 917319   1/24/2017 at 10:48 (487 days old) by RRM2 (Texas)        

I'm new here and have been using this site to help me make a decision on a new washing machine. I need some advice on a new LG FL 3670. We currently have a TL GE washing machine that does not have a agitator. This machine is just not cleaning our clothes, it leaves hair and lint on just about everything. My wife and I decided we would buy a TL speed queen, but when we went to buy the salesmen told us our king size quilt will not fit and we needed something bigger. It took us a long time to decide on spending the money for the speed queen and the LG was slightly less and so we agreed to purchase the LG. My wife likes to line dry so the hair and lint removal is a must have requirement and is now having second thoughts on the LG. Do front loaders remove pet hair or do you just get clean pet hair that is removed in the dryer? I have read that to remove pet hair you must use a lot of water to float it to the top. I'm open to buying a used Kenmore (I found a nice 90 series with king capacity on craigslist) or Maytag TL washer, if the speed queen is too small at 3.3 cu ft.

Post# 917328 , Reply# 1   1/24/2017 at 11:18 (487 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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When I lived in Wiaka Uka here were six dogs and a cat. Never had any hair residue or any other hair/lint issue. Gravity in a horizontal set up will be best at removing any type of hair, lint and dirt molecules.

Post# 917336 , Reply# 2   1/24/2017 at 11:26 (487 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I have an LG made front loader that is HUGE. It holds a king size feather comforter with no problem. It seems to get rid of lint and hair pretty well. Only long human hair have I ever seen still on the clothes, but very little of that. You would NEVER be able to fit something like that in the top load speed queen. It saves me going to the laundromat, which is why I bought it.

Post# 917374 , Reply# 3   1/24/2017 at 14:03 (487 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I have the 3570 washer which is a model down from yours. I have found with mine when I line dry, that the clothes do have tell tale cat hair on them....we have 3 that said, I don't line dry much anymore in the summer. I also use the high speed spin on my washer to extract as much as I can out of the clothes but if I line dry, some wrinkles caused by spinning, don't disappear after line drying. So I use the dryer. Your mileage may vary.

Post# 917376 , Reply# 4   1/24/2017 at 14:12 (487 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

You animal people ever hear of "lint rollers"? They are a wonderful invention that get rid of animal hair BEFORE you wash your clothes.

Post# 917388 , Reply# 5   1/24/2017 at 15:10 (487 days old) by RRM2 (Texas)        

We are very familiar with lint rollers we have them in just about every room in the house.

Nmassman44 do you like your machine? I don't think my wife wants to give up line drying.

Post# 917398 , Reply# 6   1/24/2017 at 15:59 (487 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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you don't have to fully dry in the dryer......just place the load in there for roughly 15 minutes or then the lint/hair will be removed, wrinkles from the spin will be eliminated, and an added benefit for line drying, like a warm rinse, they will dry softer on the line....

just a thought!

Post# 917417 , Reply# 7   1/24/2017 at 18:08 (487 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        

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If you put your line dried items in to the dryer on air only, the dryer not only softens them, as well as de-lints them. They retain the the line dry smell, but have a much more finished look, with fewer wrinkles. It only takes 15 minutes.

Post# 917418 , Reply# 8   1/24/2017 at 18:08 (487 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        

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If you put your line dried items in to the dryer on air only, the dryer not only softens them, as well as de-lints them. They retain the the line dry smell, but have a much more finished look, with fewer wrinkles. It only takes 15 minutes.

Post# 917439 , Reply# 9   1/24/2017 at 20:53 (487 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I do love my LG washer and dryer. I have had them for over a year now and not one issue with them. So far. The washer in question here should have the vanes in the wash drum that reach to the front. My washer has the vanes in the back of the drum. They do work well but with some loads like shirts and jeans, I do get tangling. I think it's because of the way the load is tumbled into itself. That's the only way to describe it. It's not on par with a Frigidaire GM Unimatic of yesteryear, but it can be a pain. I shake everything out before I out the load into the dryer, so that way it's not a big tangled mess going into the dryer. I also have an SQ toploader sitting in the basement that is my back up washer, I have replaced the belt on that washer, no easy feat I might add, but one can do it if one is handy.

And yes I do have lint rollers in the house, and they are used.

Post# 917466 , Reply# 10   1/25/2017 at 04:10 (486 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Interesting, since my LG made machine has the drum fins in back too. I can't say I have ever experienced any real tangling though. I may just be conditioned to that and don't notice it considering I experienced the tangling that Frigidaire and Kelvinator washers can produce.

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Post# 919876 , Reply# 11   2/7/2017 at 09:15 (473 days old) by Bobbi (Pennsylvania)        

I have the LG 3670, and a dog that sheds like crazy AND I also hang my laundry. Glad to see another "hanger"

As far as pet hair, I do see some on some types of fabric. For some reason it sticks to my husband's work hoodies the worst, and I saw some stuck to the sheets and pillowcases, but it did well on all else. My previous FLers, Frigidaire and Samsung VRT, were both good at removing pet hair, albeit not so good at cleaning. I will probably have to get a lint roller to go over the hoodies before washing, and make sure those particular items are shook out beforehand.

If you are concerned about wrinkles and line drying, I think that all has to do with spin speed. Yes? Can anyone confirm that for me? So I just won't be using the top spin speed on anything that I'm worried about wrinkling with.

Post# 946432 , Reply# 12   7/2/2017 at 21:08 (328 days old) by Loves2Read (TX)        
LG 3670 update

Just ordered LG 3670 washer and its paired dryer from Costco--don't know when they will ship/arrive

Any insight on washing heavy items --like beach towels? These are for our FL house and at times I might have 6 or no beach towels to wash... The GE front loader the sellers left has gone through two sets of broken shocks--not repairing the 2nd time...but want to avoid stressing out the new LG...

Chose the 3670 for the Extra Water option--
How well do you notice the water heater or steam option helping with laundry or the steam option on the dryer for getting out wrinkles...we wear lot of cotton and I don't like wrinkles---I don't mind ironing but wouldn't mind being able to just hang or fold w/o wrinkles...

Post# 946472 , Reply# 13   7/3/2017 at 05:05 (327 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I have the Kenmore Elite set made by LG. It is almost identical to my brother's LG set and has the 5.3 cu ft drum in the washer and the 9 cu ft drum in the dryer. It has the heat boost on the washer and steam treat on the dryer. I just pull things out of the dryer and hang them up, so they seldom need any attention. The heat boost in the washer is nice to help get greasy or grimy things clean. Never have tried the steam treat on the dryer so far. I have had them 4+ years now and been very happy with them. They hold a huge load and wash everything nice and clean and rinse well too. The washer spins so much of the water out, it takes very little time to dry. If I were line drying, I might consider letting the clothes tumble a few minutes in the dryer, just to knock out any wrinkles from the last spin and shake loose any hair left on the clothing too.

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