What's this? This score is based primarily on washing ability, efficiency, capacity, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This LG High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
The LG WT1001CW is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the WT1001CW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand
South Korean company LG was the first to market with steam washers; the company claims its machines provide real steam (created by a steam generator). The latest wrinkle from LG is what it calls the Allergiene cycle. That cycle, says LG, reduces and removes 95 percent of dust mites and pet dander from a load. LG washers range in price from $900 to $1,600.
Energy star The federal Energy Star program, administered by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, identifies a wide range of home appliances that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. These appliances can help you use less energy at home and save money on your utility bills.
Stainless-steel tub Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.
Auto temp. control This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.
Auto temp. control
Auto bleach dispenser Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.
I've never posted a negative review and have never had a problem with LG appliances before but I must save someone else from buying this washer. <br />My biggest complaint is that the water barely covers the laundry in the tub and sometimes doesn't cover it at all. Also, there is very little agitation. Logically, how can the clothes come clean? When the serviceman came, he said the machine was working properly and it only need about 4 of water for a regular load, and there is no way to manually adjust the water level; it's all factory preset to save water. Most cycles (i.e. Cotton Normal, Bright Whites) take 1 hour 20 minutes plus. That's about 30 - 40 minutes longer that other washers I've owned which is using 30 - 40 minutes more of electricity. So why is this considered Energy Efficient - less water, true; but more electricity and clothes not clean. Please find another washer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Roswell, Ga
RTM is not just an acronym
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Needed to get a new washer and dryer to replace my 17 Year old GE. I had been considering front load machines for a while but was wary due to the costs. While browsing in the store i came across this washer and was impressed by the price and number of features that it offered. I read some consumer reviews and noticed that most of the negatives came from people that appear to be set in their ways regarding how a clothes washer is supposed to work. I found that by reading the manual and following the instructions listed I was able to get great washing performance.<br />A couple of things to note:<br />--HE machines like this will rarely fill with water, that's OK. That's why the cycles are longer. Opening the lid to add water because you think it needs more actually reduces the cleaning power of the machine<br />--Packing clothes in to the tub is a great way to keep your dirty clothes dirty and the machine unbalanced. Read The Manual it gives lots of tips on loading the washer.<br />--Don't watch the machine wash your clothes. The cycle takes an hour or more and it is unlike using an agitator machine. The wash action is efficient yet subtle. Looking at the machine do its work is going to be disappointing, most of the wash action takes place at the bottom where you can't see it.<br />--Use the recommended amounts of detergent and bleach. I accidentally used some non HE detergent and had to re wash the clothes twice to get the residue off. Again Read The Manual.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Rockville, Indiana
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This is a love/hate product
Spins Clothes Dry
Doesn't Clean Effectively
I admit that I am not a laundry sorter--towels, sheets and clothes all go in together. The washer wants to tell me how much time and water I need--there is never enough water and cycles are forever--if you use short cycle (35 min) clothes are not clean. I am used to being finished with a load within 40 minutes--this machine takes well over an hour. It doesn't seem to be very efficient.