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LG's new washer-dryer combo plays music to express problems

LG has rolled out a new washer and dryer set that utilize the company's signature SmartDiagnosis technology, which allows for the appliances to play tunes when suffering from a problem. How emo.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

LG has rolled out a new washer and dryer set that utilize the company's signature SmartDiagnosis technology, which allows for the appliances to play tunes when suffering from a problem. How emo.

Most LG washers and dryers are already on the sleek and fancy-looking side, and this just amps things up a notch. Basically, when the appliance is malfunctioning, the LG technician inputs a code, which should be responded to by a series of tones that reveal the problem. It's almost like a video game or a quest - just not that exciting.

The whole idea is a nifty concept as most of the time it's difficult to judge the problem on a washer or dryer just by looking at it, even for a technician. Maybe this will save on some repair bills, but the upfront cost will still hurt as most of these lovely-looking products hover around the $2,000 mark.

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