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LG WT1101CW
 
Price range:
$584.00 - $749.96
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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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5.0
Quiet state of the art washer
7/5/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Machine to stay away from
7/3/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Many
Best Uses
There Are None
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
dont waste your money
5/19/2014
Pros
Cons
Breaks Down
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Bedding
Comment:
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
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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