LG ThinQ AI Washer Dryer
LG Electronics brings AI innovation to help Canadians take the guesswork out of laundry (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)

LG’s New Washer and Dryer Combo Boast ThinQ AI Technology

LG’s newest Front Load ThinQ washer and dryer combo features artificial intelligence (AI) technology and is designed to help extend the life of your wardrobe, intelligently and gently cleaning your clothes.

The LG AI Front Load ThinQ washer uses AI technology to compare information against more than 20,000 data points to program the ideal wash pattern and drying cycle settings for optimal results, improving cleaning and extending the life of garments by 15%, says LG.

“Understanding garment labels and how to wash different fabrics can help to prolong the life of clothing which can help reduce garment waste,” says Ashley Audisho, Senior Brand Manager, LG Electronics Canada. “We wanted to bring innovation to the market that truly takes the guess work out of doing laundry and can help Canadians hold onto their favourite clothing items longer.”

Powered by AI technology, the front load washing machine programs the wash cycle to employ customized wash motions, temperatures and times for the optimal wash pattern. LG’s new user-friendly ezDispense feature automatically adds the exact amount of liquid detergent and fabric softener customized for each load size at precise times during the wash cycle. The machine can store up to 18 loads of detergent so you don’t need to refill it before every load.  

The washer and dryer pair connects with Amazon and Google through LG’s ThinQ mobile app to provide notifications including when the laundry detergent is running low, how much time is left on the cycle, and when the laundry cycle is complete. When it’s time to dry, the ThinQ mobile app includes a Smart Pairing feature which automatically sends the optimal drying cycle based on the compatible wash cycle that was just used.

LG’s AI Direct Drive that detects the weight and fabric softness of each unique laundry load, by using AI and advanced sensors to identify fabric types in each load. TurboWash 360, meanwhile, uses powerful jets to surround clothes from multiple angles so detergent can penetrate deep into fabrics for a complete clean, even for big loads, in under 30 minutes.

It’s compatible with LG TWINWash pedestal, which can be installed below the front load washer and saves time by allowing you to wash two loads of laundry at a time with two washers in one footprint. Wash small loads in the compact LG TWINWash Pedestal washer below while tackling larger loads in the full-size washer drum.

The LG AI Front Load ThinQ Washer and Dryer can be purchased at all major appliance retailers. They sell for about $1,800 ea.