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 - $699.00
Summary:This LG Unconventional 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.
We use it 2 to 3 time a week with multiple loads.we have had the balance problem a few times but we have found it comes down to how we load it. we didn't read the book so we have done a few blankets at a time and it works great <br />and i know we have pushed the limit on the load and it still cleans good. we have seen the lint trouble and we changed detergents and it also went a way. it didn't like the cheep detergent. it is so quite we have had it make sure it is running. great problem to have lol. 4th washer we have had in out married life and it is over all the best taking everything into account drum size , water use , and cleaning.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Never Again
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Dont buy it!
Spins Clothes Dry
Load Balance Issues
The first week I loved this machine....week two thru week eight hated it! Like viewers have posted this machine will not balance loads and with this it takes entire day to complete your laundry! Finally LG sends repair man, he replaces a large cooper wired part and now the machine (keeping my fingers crossed) is working as it is advertised to work. I am so hoping that it continues to work as it is suppose to without having any more issues with balancing problems or any other problems. This is my first LG product and I purchased it based on Consumer Report recommendations. Maybe there needs to be a recall with so many having the same issue on balancing problems. To have to have a part replaced within two months of use as I had to have done, is pretty bad and to have so many complain of the same issue is horrible. Glad I paid for an extended 5yr warranty because I may just have to use it but sure hope not. I doubt very much that I will purchase any thing by LG again, I am glad it appears my issue is fixed but hope no other issues arrive. No I would not recommend this product to any one.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Atlanta, GA
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Happy with my purchase
Spins Clothes Dry
When I read reviews about this washer, most people complain about the balancing issue. I've had the unbalanced error message myself 3 times. What I figured out is you have to load the washer properly. Larger items first then smaller items last. So you can't just throw everything in there at once. People also complain about the long cycles...adjust them if you have too. I'm very happy with the washer and dryer. I haven't had the balancing problem since I started loading it properly.