Top-Load HE Washers
LG WT7900HBA Washing Machine
WT7900HBA
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.
External Dimensions
dimensions Height: 45 in Width: 27 in Depth: 30 in
Description
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.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased top-load HE washers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their top-load HE washer brand to their friends and family. 

 /  5

Test Results

Washing performance

Washing performance

This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound 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.

 /  5
Water efficiency

Water efficiency

This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound 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.

 /  5
Gentleness

Gentleness

Models that earned lower scores for gentleness are more likely to treat your clothes roughly, causing wear and tear.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Noise is the users' judgment of the annoyance of a model's sound.

 /  5
Vibration

Vibration

Reflects usage on a suspended wooden floor.

 /  5
Claimed capacity

Claimed capacity

Capacity as claimed by the manufacturer.

 /  5
Cycle time

Cycle time

Our measurements of the time, rounded to the nearest five minutes, to complete the most aggressive normal cycle with our 8 lb. load. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

 /  5
Height

Height

The exterior height of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch. If the washer has a lid, the measurement is performed with the lid closed.

 /  5
Width

Width

The exterior width of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch.

 /  5
Depth

Depth

The exterior depth of the washer, rounded up to the nearest inch. If the washer has a door in the front, the measurement is performed with the door closed. Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for hoses and connections.

 /  5

About

The LG WT7900HBA is part of the Washing Machines test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Top-Load HE Washers models like the WT7900HBA 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 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 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. 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.

Style

Top-Load HE Washer

Exterior Dimensions

height and width dimensions

45 in.  high 27 in.  wide

depth dimension

30 in.  deep

Features

Stainless steel tub

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.

Yes
Auto temp. control

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.

Yes
Auto bleach dispenser

Auto bleach dispenser

Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.

Yes
Auto detergent dispenser

Auto detergent dispenser

Automatic Detergent dispenser releases the detergent at the proper point in the cycle.

Yes
Auto fabric softener dispenser

Auto fabric softener dispenser

Automatic Fabric Softener dispenser releases the fabric softener at the proper point in the cycle.

Yes
Extra rinse cycle

Extra rinse cycle

This feature can be useful for those with a sensitivity to detergent and others who find one rinse insufficient.

Yes
Deep Fill

Deep Fill

Offers the option to add additional water to the wash cycle.

Yes
End-of-cycle signal

End-of-cycle signal

Sounds a bell or chime when the wash is done. Useful when the washer is in the basement or garage, or otherwise out of sight. On some models you can turn off the signal or adjust the volume.

Yes
Steam option

Steam option

This feature injects steam during parts of the cycle and is intended to improve wash performance.

Yes
WiFi

WiFi

This feature offers remote access through a wireless network. The specific functionality varies by model but can include options like problem detection and start/stop or cycle selection choices.

Yes

Specs

Energy star

Energy star

Qualified by the U.S. government's Energy Star program for low power consumption.

Yes
Type

Type

Front-loading washers -- With a door located on the front of the washer, one needs to stoop in order to load it. Front-loaders get clothes clean by tumbling them into water. Clothes are lifted to the top of the tub, then dropped into the water below. This design reduces water and energy use and makes front-loaders gentler on clothing and more adept at handling unbalanced loads. Be aware that front-loading washers give best results when used with high-efficiency detergent, which produces fewer suds than regular detergent. They're typically 27 to 29 inches wide. Conventional top-loading washers -- With the opening on the top of the washer, top-loaders are somewhat easier to load than a front-loading washer. Most top-loaders allow you to fill the tub with enough water to cover the clothing. Because they need room to move the laundry around the agitator to ensure thorough cleaning, these machines have a smaller load capacity than front-loaders. They're typically 27 to 29 inches wide. Unconventional top-loading washers -- These look much like conventional top-loaders on the exterior, but these machines typically replace the usual vertical agitator post with other wash mechanisms, such as disks or plates that lift and move clothing around the tub. They generally use less water, and thus less energy, than conventional top-loaders and often have a larger capacity. They provide best results when used with high-efficiency detergent, which produces fewer suds than regular detergent. They're typically 27 to 29 inches wide.

high-efficiency top-loader
Dimensions

Dimensions

The exterior measurements of the washer with the door or lid closed, in inches (height x width x depth). Be sure to allow a few extra inches of clearance in the rear for hoses and connections.

45 x 27 x 30
Warranty

Warranty

The length of time the washer is covered by its manufacturer for defects or repairs.

1 Year
Water levels

Water levels

In our opinion, four or five water levels are sufficient. An automatic water-level control--standard on front-loaders--generally improves water efficiency.

Auto
Requires HE detergent

Requires HE detergent

Manufacturer requires High-Efficiency (HE) detergent. HE detergents are formulated to produce fewer suds, and dissolve more efficiently to improve washing and rinsing performance.

Yes

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