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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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Horrible machine
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Best Uses
I have had this machine for 18 months and have had two repairs so far. First one was for problems with the spinning. It made an awful noise. Now the machine is not agitating the clothes. Very disappointed in its performance. Even when it does work, it does not get the clothes clean. Also, when repairs are needed, it takes over two weeks for the parts to come in! My repair man suggested that I buy only the US brands, such as Maytag, Whirlpool, and GE--no problems with getting parts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not happy with this washing machine!!
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Best Uses
This machine has several cons to it. The cycles are too long, dark loads come out with white splotches, and the loads frequently become unbalanced and then shut down. Very annoying washer! Do not buy!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Simply Amazing!!
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Long Cycle
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Just the wife and I, but we have two grand children who we baby sit frequently. We are always doing laundry of their clothes as they are still young and have accidents. This washers capacity is huge compared to our old washer. Also this washer is very quiet. This thing will hold anything you put in there. Washed a comforter and the sheets from a queen size bed and still had plenty of room left over. Have done 20 towels at once and still had room. This washer will spin dry your clothes so well that you almost do not need a dryer!!<br /><br />The only draw back are the length of the cycles. They average about an hour.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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