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.
$576.00 - $1,079.98
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.
Laundry is my favorite household chore. I bought this machine in March and adore it. For a VERY picky laundry-doer with everything from extreme delicates that are supposed to be hand washed or dry cleaned to heavy bedding to waterproof items (that LG says not to put in it) this is the ticket. I had concerns after reading reviews that it would give me unbalanced errors and I haven't had one with at least one to two loads of laundry a day- make sure that it is installed properly and is level. For those who want their agitators back, those days are gone- trust the settings and read about them in the manual- the bright white setting for example, really does get a pile of dirty white towels even more clean than filling up the agitator with hot water, detergent and bleach, spinning the towels and letting them soak overnight. The setting does it for you easily. If you don't remove the items promptly they will wrinkle- that's a part of life in general with all washers! I have two dogs and this is the first washer I've owned (out of an agitator, front loader, and another top-loader) that I don't find dog hair stuck to the inside of the machine!! It also does equally well with powder and liquid detergents- I use a special powder detergent for delicates that used to end up in a glob in the dispenser of my old top loader- not the case with this one! The cycles could be faster but it's HE, so that's the way it is. If you're in a hurry the speed wash cycle works well.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Ricky Rocket
from South Jersey
LG WT1101CW UE code - HIGH water bills!
Uses Too Much Water
This washer keeps coming up with the UE unbalanced code and refills repeatedly to the top of the drum even on small loads. It's supposed to save water but it caused my water bill to go up 20% in the past several months. The machine is level but keeps coming up unbalanced. It takes forever to do one load of laundry. Called for service through Home Depot's extended warranty so we'll see what happens.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Unhappy washer
from Winston-Salem, NC
User unfriendly machine
Can't Balance The Load
I bought this machine because my old one died suddenly and I saw the review on CR. I am very unhappy with it. This machine must be babysat because it often cannot get through a cycle without stopping and requiring personal attention. It works OK with a very large load of the same size (i.e. towels). Even then you cannot completely count on it. For a medium or small load (but too big for Speed Wash) it rarely makes it through the cycle. I have often had to lay out the very wet and heavy clothes evenly myself several times in one cycle. I am very sorry that I bought this machine and will probably buy a new one soon.