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LG WT1001CW
 
Approximate retail price:
$693.99
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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.
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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
More features and specs
Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
Technical Information
Energy Consumption per Year 165 kWh
Loading Type Top Loading
Washing Capacity 3.60 ft
Features Child Lock, Detergent Dispenser, Fabric Softener Dispenser, Bleach Dispenser, Vibration Control, Auto Load Sensing, Auto Sud Removal, LoDecibel Quiet Operation, Leveling Legs
User Reviews - LG WT1001CW
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1.0
Poor Warranty Service
7/25/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Poor service
Best Uses
Comment:
I just had this unit installed a few weeks ago. It now leaks. I called customer service and they say they need several days just to find a dealer who can service the unit in a location just north of Asheville, NC. I would say the response was unacceptable. LG should not be touted by Consumer Reports for reliability when it cannot get service for a brand new defective unit.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Done With It
7/15/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Uneven Load
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this washer because of Consumer Reports review. One out of every three loads displays the UE (uneven load warning) even when theres nothing but a small packet of washer cleaner in the washer. Tangles clothes constantly and doesn't place enough water in the tub to cover the clothes being washed. Unfortunately we have another 15 years of putting up with this piece.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not the best choice
7/12/2014
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
This machine is a disaster. It does not wash small loads or delicates without becoming uneven and resetting or shutting down. It can take 3 hours to wash a small load. I do not even know why it has cycle options, because it only washes heavy items that do not move or float in the wash cycles - this excludes most clothing items. It has to be watched to rearrange clothes. It has been a strain on my power bill, water usage, and my time. It needs to be recalled.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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