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Washing machines

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Regret this purchase
10/6/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Doesn't clean well
Long Cycle
Long cycles
Weight Not Distributed
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had this washer for almost a year and am constantly struggling to override the computer. For example, if I start a load and then pause it to run and get more clothes, the water in the tub will drain. There are other examples of how I can't get the washer to do what I want it to do relative to how I do laundry. I wash everything on bulky in order to make the clothes as clean as possible and even then, my towels all look gray. Even with careful placing of laundry, the clothes often get distributed unevenly and then the washer only partially finishes the cycle. The bulky cycle, with an extra rinse is 117 minutes. Because I wash every load on bulky items and use cleaning chemicals far more than previously, this washer does not save me any money. There must be better options.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Missing detergent dispenser insert
10/1/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
The detergent dispenser drawer has no insert for liquid detergent. As soon as you close the dispenser drawer, the detergent pours into the tub. This is before you even turn the machine on. After spending hours on the phone with tech support over a period of two months, a technician finally agreed that this was not the way the machine should operate but it is the way it is designed. He called it a design defect. I spoke to many people at LG Customer Support and the local LG sales rep but they insist the machine operates correctly and won't do anything to solve this problem. This defect causes the use of the machine to be very inconvenient. You have to wait for the water to start, turn off the machine, put in your detergent and then restart the machine. In my opinion, this is a serious enough problem that CR should have noted it and their best buy recommendation should be withdrawn. One more note; I would recommend never buying any LG product due to their extremely poor customer support. I have learned through this experience that many other consumers have learned the same lesson.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Problem with this washer
10/1/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Small size
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
And Even Liquid Soap
Clothes Lg Sent A
Extra Water To Soap That
Helped A Lot But Still
If You Use Powder Deterge
Not Figure Out The
Problem A Phone
Soap Stays On Clothes
Soap Stays On The Clothes
Sometimes Stays On The
Technician But He Could
Technician Suggested Me
To Use Waterplus To Get
Best Uses
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
The soap stays on the clothes often. LG sent me a technician, but he could not figure out the problem. Another technician on the phone suggested me to use a funcion WaterPlus every time, and it helped, but did not solove the problem completely. HE Liquid soap does better job than HE powder soap.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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