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LG LW8010ER
 
Approximate retail price:
$220
Discontinued
Summary: This 8,000-btu LG model features a digital display, built-in timer, energy saver mode, a remote control and up/down louver control. This unit is much harder to install than others.
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Type: Midsized air conditioners
About - LG LW8010ER

The LG LW8010ER is part of the air conditioner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, air conditioner models like the LW8010ER are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Comfort:
This is how well temperature and humidity are controlled at the low-cool setting. The best performers held temperatures to within one-and-a-half degrees of the setpoint.

Indoor noise low:
This judgment of indoor noise at the low-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).

Indoor noise high:
This judgment of indoor noise at the high-cool setting combines an objective measurement of noise level using a decibel meter with a subjective assessment of noise quality (how annoying or grating the particular sounds were).

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About This Brand

LG is a national brand available in a wide variety of independent and regional appliance retailers, as well as Home Depot and PC Richards. LG also markets lower-priced window air conditioners under the Goldstar name. Window air units range in price from $150 to $500, and in Btu from 5,000 to 25,000. The brand has units that are Energy Star certified.

Features & Specs - LG LW8010ER
info Btu/hr. 8000
info EER 10.8
info Min window width (in.) 23
info Max window width (in.) 37
info Weight (lbs.) 60
info Remote control Yes
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User Reviews - LG LW8010ER
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1.0
Great what litttle time it worked
10/27/2013
Pros
Cools the Whole Room
Cons
Best Uses
Bedroom
Comment:
First unit, a replacement for my 6 year old GE, worked for a season and a half.<br />LG sent new unit immediately since there are no repair facilities in my area.<br />Replacement worked for 2 months.<br />Pushed it out of the window.<br />Bought another GE.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Worked For One Summer
7/8/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this based on the Consumer Reports recommendation in May 2012 for our bedroom. We were happy with it, until we went to turn it on this season and it was dead. When you press the power button, nothing. Same with the remote. Tried the usual fixes--checked the fuse box, different outlets, etc. This was within five days of the warranty expiring I might add. I have looked into repairing it, or even just finding out what happened to it, but LG has no service centers in my area (NYC--really?). I'm old school and miss the days when appliances lasted for years.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Thermostat failed after two summers
7/3/2013
Pros
Cools the Whole Room
Cons
Died After 2 Summers
Loud
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this unit for my living room and a second, smaller LG unit for my bedroom at the end of summer 2010. This one worked extremely well for two summers; the smaller one didn't cool as well and was quite noisy. At the beginning of this summer, I turned them on and neither cooled well because the compressor cycled off after only about five minutes, despite temps in the 80s and 90s. Turns out the thermostats in both units are shot, and it would cost less to replace the units than to repair, since the parts needed would have to be special ordered. I've been told LGs are prone to this problem, so won't buy another.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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