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.
$674.10 - $799.96
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 WT1101CW is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the WT1101CW 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 have had this washer for 1.5 years and I cant stand it! The gentle swishing action of the tub moving about an eighth of a rotation does not cut it! Clothes, sheets, husband's hankerchiefs are not clean at the end of the 60 minute normal cycle. Yes, thats right... A normal cycle is 57 minutes long! Don't even think about it removing even the slightest stain. I hand scrub any stain before I wash it now. Also, get ready to cuss at the machine anytime you wash bedding like sheets, towels and matress pads becausenthe machine will stop duing the spin cycle as it becomes unbalanced! I resort to pulling wet laundry out and piling it in the laundry sink so that i can hopefully get a half load to spin out. Plain frustrating! My 10 year old Maytag neptune front loader was 10 times the machine that this one is! I will never own a top loader HE again. Wish i had a way to get rid of this piece of junk.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Indianapolis, IN
Bad Rotor Caused my Unbalance Issues.
Clean Clothes Well
This machine was a nightmare for a long time because it always had unbalance issues. The repair guy came and went a few times but last time he change the motor rotor which fixed everything. It was a night and day difference. I was on the verge of chucking this thing and just buying a different new one. I'd give it 4 or 5 stars if it was like this from the word go.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Grosse Pointe MI
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Clean Clothes Well
Easy To Use Functions
Spins Clothes Dry
Seems like virtually every washer had several bad reviews, including this one. Only used for two weeks, but it has passed all tests. Just load this thing to the brim, set your preferences and let it rip. Washing times are a little longer than a conventional washer, but clothes spin dryer, so dryer time is reduced. Paid $674 at Lowes and added the 5 yr warranty for $109.97, just to be on the safe side with long-term reliability still a question. Done probably 25-30 loads of all sizes and have not gotten an unbalanced or any other fault. Don't understand why all washers don't have the controls on the front?? Very convenient. No need to pay over $700 for a washer with this thing on the market.