Smart and discounted new appliances
Oh boy, it begins. Our new LG Dishwasher is “smart”, wifi enabled. And our new LG Clothes Dryer is also smart/wifi-enabled. As much as I’m a geek, it feels gimicky to me but whatever.Being alerted on my phone when either device is done drying is somewhat convenient.
I did have a problem with the LG Dishwasher the other day, it began to run and then stopped and had an error code on the display. My S-I-L actually looked up the code in the book and it was something about low water pressure. I loaded the ThinQ App and ran a diagnostic and it said the same thing, low water pressure. So I made some changes to how the hose was run, and ran the diag again, same thing, low water pressure.
Well no matter what I tried, I couldn’t get the low water pressure check to clear. But it was weird, the dishwasher was not making noises when I did the diag, you’d think it’d open up the water valve to test the pressure during a diag. So on a whim I started a new wash cycle, ignoring the error. And sure enough, it washed the dishes just fine. No more error.
So that “diag” feature in the app is kind of pointless, it doesn’t actually run an active diagnostic, more of a passive one showing results from the last time you encountered and issue. It doesn’t actively check to see if you fixed the issue or not.
Got that dishwasher for like $400, it had one previous owner (when I went to register it in the thinq app it gave me a warning about it being previous associated to somebody elses account) but I was able to register it to my account. Considering its a brand new model, the previous owner must have had it for like a week or two and then gotten rid of it. Not sure why, maybe it needed a repair or something and due to its age LG just replaced the whole thing. Anyways, it works perfectly and $400 was a good deal for something that’s still actively being sold for $1100 new.
Just got the LG ThinQ Clothes Dryer today, not sure how useful or not useful it being “smart” will be but I’m curious. I only got it because it was $300 and was new. Not sure how the seller can get such insane deals but whatever, I know that in Best Buy or Home Depot that same dryer is like $1000. I’m curious how these sellers on craigslist/facebook marketplace (and they sell a lot of appliances of various ages and condition) are getting these LG appliances so cheap, but the factory warranty is still good on them (I’ve registered them both with LG) so who knows, who cares, heh.
Filed under: Personal - @ 2022-12-16 6:15 pm