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.
$625.50 - $749.99
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.
After over 45 years of laundry my mind was stuck in the More water and more detergent equal better cleaning results. So, to get the best results,I read the manual TWICE, once to see what was different and once as I stood in front of the machine and tried all the buttons.The only problem I've had is the urge to overload it because the inside is so big, so I'm careful to use my slightly larger than average sized laundry basket as a measuring cup My clothes come out very clean and close to dry, my drying is done so fast now! Lastly,the Soak Cycle and Extra Rinse are my best friends! With five dogs, a mechanic husband and a son that can bring in dirt and grime I can't even recognize,the Soak Cycle has saved a lot of clothes. I LOVE my washer <3 Thank You!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Bundle Doesn't Match
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Washes well or good enough but we bought as a bundle and the colors don't match. The washer is white the dryer is an off white. Sears brought out two other dryers but each were the same as the first one. Installers agreed. Now Sears says call LG and LG says call Sears. Both washer and dryer work well but if you want a matching set appearance wise, look elsewhwere.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Julie S.
from DELRAY BEACH, FL
I have yet to do a load that does not cause the machine to be out of balance. You have to manually readjust the load. Who can sit at home waiting to readjust your load of laundry? My speed wash load took 4.5 hours yesterday. On my way to buy another brand.