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LG WT4870C[W]
 
Price range:
$699.00 - $1,488.00
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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
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - LG WT4870C[W]

The LG WT4870C[W] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the WT4870C[W] 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 WT4870C[W]
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 WT4870C[W]
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4.0
Ours works great.
5/24/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Towels
Comment:
I guess we are the lucky ones as we have had zero problems with our machine since our laundry comes out clean each time. The only issue we have had so far is it doesn't like heavy loads such as rugs etc. and will occasionally get out of balance at times....but so did our old one so otherwise all is good, no breakdowns at this point. This machine is somewhat complicated compared to the machine we replaced, which was 20 yrs. old, so reading the manual has been essential and has made using it go seamlessly...I keep the manual with the machine so it can be easily referenced when needed and have to admit to using it a number of times with this complicated washer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Broke in 2 weeks.
5/24/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
This machine started making a very loud noise within the first week on the heavier loads. Called for repairman to check it out but he found nothing and thought the machine was just out of balance. During the very next load I heard a loud POP but the washer showed no error codes and it completed the cycle. When the end of cycle buzzer went off the floor was flooded and upon cleaning up found a broken plastic part under the washer. Sears replaced the washer with a like model yesterday and I am hoping this one is better.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
No Hot water
5/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
When selecting how water setting, the machine fills with a little hot water, pauses for a few minutes, then continues filling with cold water. The result is water at best luke-warm.<br /><br />I don't know if this is standard operation for the washer, or if mine is defective.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
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