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Motor and Agitator
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This is like the Range Rover of Washing Machines!!
My old washer completely pulled a fast one on me last week. The water just started running out onto the floor and pooling. It was just too far gone to be fixed. My...Read complete review
My old washer completely pulled a fast one on me last week. The water just started running out onto the floor and pooling. It was just too far gone to be fixed. My dear hubby showed up with this one in the bed of his truck. Assuming it was just a plain old washer, I wasn't too excited .. I asked for one without an agitator and one that I did not have to bend over to unload. I am tired of my undershirts with adjustable straps getting caught under the agitator and twisting up and ruining . Anyway, I went out to look and this bad boy was in the back of his truck and I was in shock. It is so fabulous. You do not have to set the water level because it swirls the clothes around and calls it "sensing". Then it does the water and spray. The clear lid has had me mesemerized for days... I am stuck staring at this futuristic machine . At first I was a bit intimidated, like omg I cannot operate this thing, but it is easy. It also plays a song when it is done. My dryer was purchased last year and is regular size. The salesman told my dh that it wouldn't matter because this will spin them until almost dry anyway... He was right! Dry times already shorter. My only peeve is that it takes longer to wash a load than my old one did and even the short run is 38 min. But, hey at least my clothes are actually clean now.. not just beat up by the agitator. Love it. Love the 10 yr warranty.. I wanted a new Louis bag for Mothers Day but it could never have brought me the happiness that this mother did!! Run to buy one!!
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Most Regretable Purchase I have Made
I was taken in by all the hype, positive reviews, and salesman's pitch. The "Wave Force" action sounds fantastic, and the machine is a marvel to look at with its...Read complete review
I was taken in by all the hype, positive reviews, and salesman's pitch. The "Wave Force" action sounds fantastic, and the machine is a marvel to look at with its excellently crafted finish and flashy lights on the console, but when it comes to old fashioned performance it is a complete loser. The machine is designed to use little or no hot water. According to the technical information that I unfortunately found only after I had purchased the machine, the manufacturer says that "warm" is 90 degrees or so. I was brought up to believe that warm meant somewhat greater that body temperature, like 105 to 115 degree water one uses to activate yeast, not 10 degrees below body temperature. You can try to get around this by starting out on the sanitary cycle, but then the water saving feature defeats your efforts. It normally will not put enough water in to get the cloths completely wet. If you use the water plus feature to add water after the initial fill, it will use only cold water, so if you fill the tub to a decent level it will be cold. If you are a quilter and like to soak fabric in the washer to dissolve water soluble stabilizer or dissolvable thread, you cannot do it in this washer unless you unplug it after filling the tub because after 8 minutes of inactivity the machine insists on draining the tub. I have no idea what this "feature" is for but it is infuriating. I have yet to see any Wave Force cascading water action, even though I watched a complete wash cycle. The machine will occasionally stop the agitator action and start slowly spinning the tub, but no water ever cascades over the top to be forced through the clothes by centrifugal force as the advertisement would have you believe. I have not been able to wash a load of towels without having to be there to redistribute the clothes when it goes off balance, which us usually several times in the cycle. Finally ther is the "smell" that develops in the washer after a few weeks of use, like it is growing its own culture of bacteria or mold. I would gladly pay to have this machine hauled away if I could have my old machine back. My recommendation is to buy a non-HE washer while there are still some left and keep it in good condition.
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Not as great as I hoped!
By Mom of 3
from Wisconsin, United States
Comments about LG WT5101HW White Top Load Washer:
I've had this washer w/ matching dryer for 4 yrs. The area wear you put bleach in is rusted through pretty badly and I barely use it. I have to check the washer level to make sure it puts enough water in to wash your clothes properly. There is no way to set the water level, it's automatic and it sucks. There are times the water doesn't even cover my clothes when it's washing, especially on the Cotton/Normal Cycle. I only use a few different cycles and this is not one of them to use anymore. Overall, it washes great when there's enough water in it and the water actually covers your clothes while washing. The size is awesome and that is way I purchased this but it requires a lot of checking and maintenance for every wash that shouldn't need to be done....so it overall is not that great. I want a washer I can set and be done with it and expect it to wash without me having to check up on it and make sure the water actually covers my clothes.....it advertised as a water saving washer
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Really dislike this washer!
from NJ, United States
I have had this for over 2 years now and still don't like it. I guess I really made a bad and expensive mistake. It takes sooo,,,, long to wash and I really don't feel that the clothes are clean. I have had to use Downy all the time to hope that the clothes will have a nice smell
By Mad momma
from Phoenix, AZ, United States
I bought this washer less than 4 years ago and the computer mother board already burned out. It cost more to repair than buying a new washer.
from Monroe, MI, United States
I never knew how great the LG products were until I bought one. Out performs any washer I have very boughten
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from San Jose, CA
i bought my washer in 2012. I am happy with the functionality of the washer. It does an excellent job in washing clothes. My only concern is after 4 years, I am getting corrosion on the top cover near the bleach box and at the edge of the detergent box. Totally dissapointed that I would get corrosion within 4 years. I am beginning to wonder what is happening in the other parts of the washer. I can understand bleach is a corrosive product but this type of issue should have been taken into consideration in manufacturing quality. But then what about the rest of the area of corrosion. I use hot water for washing my clothes. Does this mean the hot water is corrording also? If so I am wondering about the other parts that are not visible
Would not recommend
By Julie P
from Longueuil, QC, Canada
I bought this machine 2 years ago. Often it shows unbalance. The cycles are extremely long. Often my clothes are stained. Often the clothes get tangled together a lot.
Wonderful Washer. Love the way it scenses the need
from Toms River, NJ, United States
Just look how the blanket wound up at the end of the wash cycle
from Cincinnati, OH, United States
The washing machine always becomes unbalanced even when we take extra care to load it evenly. It doesn't balance and then goes back to rinse. The wash gets rinsed for hours. We finally have to select rinse only and this doesn't even work.
from Fresno, CA, United States
Mom of 4 so laundry is a weekly thing. Sometimes more. But knowing I'm useing less water and getting the best wash.
Great quality with lots of features
from New Rochelle, NY, United States
Have had the washer for 3 years and love the performance and quality
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