Sometimes there are laundry items that you aren’t willing to mix with your regular laundry. This is where LG's TwinWash System with a SideKick comes in handy, and the combination of the WM5000HVA washing machine with a WD100CV SideKick underneath is such an example of this LG philosophy. The upper machine has a fairly large drum that washes loads fast and the smaller companion washer can be used for specific laundry needs, making doing laundry much more efficient and convenient.
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Pro Wash things separately
The main LG WM5000HVA unit has a 4.5 cubic ft drum which has a myriad of cycles to choose from. The cycles are quick, taking only approximately 40 minutes for a normal cycle and 80 minutes for a heavy duty cycle. The smaller WD100CV washer has a 1 cubic ft capacity and can work independently from the bigger machine. You can put brightly colored or fragile items separately here to prevent damaging them or the rest of the laundry. Things like cloth diapers can also be washed separately from the rest of the laundry.
Pro Fights against allergens and animal stains
The included “sanitize” and “allergen” cycles make it a great appliance for animal lovers. These cycles effectively clean animal-related stains and allergens like fur, urine, and dandruff, making pet owner’s life easier.
Pro Easy to load and unload
The doors are very large, which helps make the loading and unloading process easier. In addition, the drum is slightly tilted so it is easier to see and reach the back of the drum. This puts less pressure on your back and minimizes the risk of you forgetting something in the washer.
Con Loading and unloading the smaller machine can be unpractical
The small washer tends to slide back when it’s pulled out so it makes loading and unloading a bit awkward.
Con Detergent for the smaller machine needs to added directly
You need to add the detergent directly into the small sidekick washing machine’s drum as it’s not compatible with detergent pods.
Con Not stackable
Because the detergent and fabric softener compartment is located on the top of the washer and not in front of it, you can’t stack anything on top of the machine, as this compartment would become inaccessible.