My LG washer is also rusting around the lid. It is 3 years old and we purchased what we thought was a full warranty.
LG (Pacific Sales Kitchen and Home who holds the warranty on it) told us the warranty is only on machine parts. I would never buy a LG washer again. I had my Maytag for 22 years and it never rusted. Obviously a washer gets wet and must be made out of material that won't rust.
It is ridiculous that they make a product that will rust. Appliances are really made to be disposal today which is really shamefully considering the push to recycle.
Review about: Lg Electronics Washing Machine.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Monetary Loss: $1100.
Preferred solution: Put a new lid on my washer to replace the rusty one. .
I didn't like: Rusty washing machine is a very bad experience.