I purchased this a few years ago, well knowing that it is a time consuming process. However, with my kids grown and gone this was not really an issue. However, I cannot keep it running. I have been without the machine more than I have with it. And that gets me started on LG's customer service . . . or should I say the lack there of. Unfortunately, this has soured me on ALL and I MEAN ALL LG products! I wouldn't take one if they gave it to me!!!!