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LG WT1101CW
 
Price range:
$674.10 - $799.96
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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 WT1101CW

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.


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 WT1101CW
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 WT1101CW
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1.0
WORST WASHER EVER!
10/24/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaky
Best Uses
NONE
Comment:
The first washer we bought broke in 1 week. LG replaced it with a new one and we have had problems with it too -- error messages, leaks, loud noise and then grinds to a halt mid spin, etc etc. And LG has the worst customer service. We have had over 5 technicians come to fix it and nobody can fix it. LG acts like it is the first time they ever heard of us when we call again - very frustrating. We have spent weeks trying to get it fixed and still no end in site. I would not recommend LG to anyone both from a product reliability and from a customer service perspective.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor Cleaning ability & Unbalances
10/17/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Bad Rotor Caused my Unbalance Issues.
10/15/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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