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LG WT1001CW
 
Approximate retail price:
$600
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.
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About - LG WT1001CW

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.


Washing performance:
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.)

Energy efficiency:
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.

Water efficiency:
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.

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Features & Specs - LG WT1001CW
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - LG WT1001CW
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4.0
Seems perfectly fine to me...
9/18/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
I can't figure out why this washer gets lukewarm ratings from people - unless it's a function of the fact that people are more likely to comment if they have bad experiences than if they have positive ones. My wife, son, and I all use it (we each do our own laundry) and have had no problems whatsoever. (My wife and I are careful about following recommendations regarding separating laundry properly, though our son is not.) It cleans every bit as well as the top-loading agitator model it replaced, and is much quieter, uses a lot less water, and spins the clothes a lot drier. It was also a lot less expensive than many other models we looked at. An added plus - if your laundry room is short of space - is that it's narrower than most washers. However, the capacity is about 15% larger than our old machine which took more space.<br /><br />The only reason that I'm not giving it 5 stars is because we've only had it for about 6 weeks. I'll see if I still feel the same after around 6 months.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Unbalanced!
8/28/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Always unbalanced
Frequent Unblanced Error
Lid Hits Upper Cabinets
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Can't Think Of One
Comment:
Unit is tall. If you have upper cabinets the lid will not open fully without keeping it pulled out further from wall than normal.<br /><br />Biggest problem is the Unbalanced error condition. Machine will try to correct by dumping in more water in an attempt to move the clothes around - wasting more water. After multiple trys it will give up and you will need to try to manually re-distribute the load - usually with no success. After hours of trying to get it to spin we finally give up, wring the clothes out by hand and put them in the dryer for a long cycle. DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER! We are fed up. Do some research and you will see many complaints about this online on other sites.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works fine
8/25/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
There seems to be a bias about washing clothes in 7 billions gallons of water being the only way to get clothes clean. FYI the soap is what cleans the clothes, the water carries the dirt embedded in the soap.<br /><br />That said, the washer works fine and cleans clothes just fine.<br /><br />No comments on longevity, I haven't owned it long enough.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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