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.
$584.00 - $749.96
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.
This is my every day washer. I replaced a 31 year old Matag with this LG. The controls are so easy to reach and understand and it is very quiet. It has the fastest spin-dry I have ever seen. I bought an LG because they have built up a very good reputation.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Frustrated in Wisconsin
from Southern Wisconsin
Machine to stay away from
There Are None
We purchased this machine based on rating by CR. Boy did they get it wrong. Expect to run into a lot of unbalanced errors, can't wash different clothes types together, and cannot wash small loads although the manual claims you can is some cases. Claims that the machine is energy efficient are misleading. When you encounter unbalanced loads, the machine will refill the tub with water in an attempt to redistribute the load. This can go on for several cycles. Watch your water bill go through the roof! A call to LG only increased my frustration as they told me that my machine was not faulty and if a service man came over, I would be charged a service fee if nothing is found defective. Really??? Like many other people have suggested, give me an old fashion machine with an agitator. <br />To be fair, there is one positive note, it has a HUGE capacity.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
from spring hill, ks
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
dont waste your money
I have only had 8 months can take up to a day to get clothes spun out. Have resorted to putting clothes on drying rack until I can put them in dryer. Have had to take several days off work for repairs. The control panel, rotor, and stator have all needed to be replaced still having issues. Worst washer I have ever owned. Bought it based off consumer reports, still regretting decision. Taking most of my clothes to dry cleaners