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.
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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.
The LG WT5680HVA is part of the washing machine
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine
models like the WT5680HVA 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.
This washer never worked from day one! LG even sent a tech out to try and fix it with new parts and he couldn't!! I had to take it back to get a refund. And if I hadn't been watching it closely during the first time I ran it, I wouldn't have known it wasn't working right! Who even stands there to closely watch their washing machines to make sure they are working good?? If I hadn't, I would've dried still dirty , soapy clothes and put them in my closet and then went to put them on at a later date and found out they had not been cleaned at all! what a non cleaning piece of junk. Don't buy this, do your self a favor and buy a speed queen top loader with an agitator and you'll be much happier!!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from santa clarita,ca.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Don't hesitate to buy - more than worth!
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Steam Cycle Awesome
the large capacity is what we were looking for and found in this machine- everything else that comes along with it has been a wonderful plus.couldn't be happier!!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Boston MA
(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
Clean Clothes Well
Water Llevel Is Great
We went through 3 front end loaders, never again. They leaked and died well before their time. This top loader does adjitate well, cleans much better than front loaders and is also very quuiet. Huge tub makes this a quick wash and offers more than enough settings. If you can catch this on sale it's definitly worth it. On sale we paid 750.00 at Home Depot.