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LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer - WT1101CW

Abt Model: WT1101WH | UPC Code: 048231013239
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Regular Price $749.00
$674.10  
Ultra Large 4.3 Cu.Ft. Capacity/ Easy Front Control Panel With LED Display/ ColdWash Technology/ TrueBalance Anti Vibration System/ SlamProof Safe Convenient And Noise-Reducing/ SmartRinse Jet Spray Penetrating Water Spray For Effective Rinsing/ 8 Wash Programs/ LoDecibel Quiet Operation/ Diamond Glass Lid/ White Finish
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LG 4.3 Cu.Ft. Large Capacity Top Load White Washer, Model WT1101WH

No pile of laundry is too dirty or too large for the LG 4.3 top loading WT1101 washer. There are a variety of excellent features that will keep your clothes clean, while gently scrubbing them. There is the cold wash cycle that gives your clothes a great, deep clean, while washing them with cold water. The TrueBalance technology will spin your clothes, getting them as dry as possible before their journey into the shower. This eliminates excess moisture, while allowing shorter drying times in your washer.

With the LED display control panel, you can easily navigate your washer's features. The LG WT1101 gives you options suych as washing various cottons, implementing a speed wash, working with heavy duty items, or even cleaning delicates. No matter the kind of fabrics or amount of laundry, the LG WT1101 washer will clean it all, leaving you with time to spare.

Key Features:

  • Ultra Large 4.3 cu.ft. capacity
  • Direct drive motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • Easy front control panel with LED Display
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • TrueBalance™ Anti Vibration System
  • SlamProof™ Safe Convenient and Noise-Reducing
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray Penetrating Water Spray for Effective Rinsing
  • Easy Dispense™ Detergent, Bleach and Softener all at Once

Features:

More Free Time
Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.3 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That's Time saved and sore back avoided.

Count On It
When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.

Sleek and Easy
Goodbye clunky dials and knobs. With the new Easy Front Panel, the controls are readily accessible in the front of the washer. As if that's not enough, the sleek modern design allows you to find the right settings in no time.

The Hottest Thing In Cold Clean
Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

Wash In Peace
You shouldn’t know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.

Specifications:

  • Design Style Top Loader
  • Capacity 4.3 cu.ft.
  • Design Look Front Control
  • Front Electronic Control Panel w/ LED Display Yes
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
  • Number of Programs 8
  • Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean
  • Number of Options 9
  • Options Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Signal On/Off
  • Number of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
  • Spin Speeds Extra High (1100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
  • Number of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
  • ColdWash™ Option Yes
  • SenseClean™ System Yes
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
  • 2+1 Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
  • End of Cycle Signal Yes
  • Load Sense Yes
  • Auto Suds Removal Yes
  • Forced Drain System Yes
  • SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
  • Status Indicator(s) Yes
  • Child Lock Yes
  • Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
  • Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
  • Motor Speed Variable
  • Max RPM 1,100
  • Axis Vertical
  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
  • Cabinet Painted Steel
  • Control Panel Plastic
  • Top Cover Plastic
  • Diamond Glass Lid Yes
  • Available Colors White
  • Ratings CSA Listed
  • Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
  • Type Electric

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 40-5/32"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 28-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 132 lbs
  • Shipping: 149.6 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • One Year Parts & Labor
    • 10 Years Motor Lifetime on Drum
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.3
Height (inches)40.15
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)28.33
Dispensers2+1 Dispenser (Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach)
Control TypeTouchpad
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperatures Settings5
Wash Cycles8
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1100
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer
 
4.7

(based on 824 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (687)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (587)
  • Easy to use (578)
  • Features/settings (525)
  • Quality (480)
  • Style/design (410)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedding (7)
    • Everyday clothes (7)
    • Heavy/bulky items (5)
    • Towels (5)
    • Delicate (4)
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      • Frequent user (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great washer but has some limitations

    I have washed about 20 loads so far and am very happy with the washer's performance. If you have not used a high-efficiency top-loader before, you might find it a little confusing at...Read complete review

    I have washed about 20 loads so far and am very happy with the washer's performance. If you have not used a high-efficiency top-loader before, you might find it a little confusing at first. For example, it might look like some of the clothes are not getting wet because they don't get submerged in a tank of water. Also, if you haven't used HE detergent before, you need to follow the instructions closely until you get the hang of it. No worries: the clothes get very clean and are so thoroughly spun that they dry quickly. I am also happy that I can leave the washer door open without it sticking out into my utility room (as my front-loader did), and I am hopeful that I won't have the smelly-clothes problem that plagued my last machine (a front loader) despite my best efforts to leave the door ajar and clean the machine according to the instructions. Another plus: this LG washer has a very deep tub and holds a lot more clothes than my front-loader did. It's great for washing quilts or blankets; there's a special setting for that. I bought this LG machine because of its high consumer rating and the many good reviews I found online. I expect to get great performance in terms of cleaning and energy efficiency. So far, so good. Contrary to a lot of the reviews I've read, I have experienced only one problem with load balancingâ€"when I washed a couple of very heavy throw blankets and had to rearrange them once before the machine could go into spin mode. I don't think balancing is much of an issue if you load items properly. Put heavier items in first and spread everything around evenly rather than piling it up in the middle of the machine. Also, many other reviewers have mentioned that it takes a long time to wash a load. That is true, and it might be a problem for someone who has a big family and does many loads per day. For me, though, it's not an issue. Yes, it takes a long time to go through the full cycle, but if that's what it takes to get my clothes really clean without wasting a lot of water, I'm fine with that. There is a speed cycle if you really need it now and then. There are, however, a few downsides that I wasn't aware of until I purchased the machine, and some of them might have made me reconsider my decision: As soon as the machine was delivered and installed, the first thing I noticed was a warning label about how washing anything that is waterproof or water-resistant, such as mattress pads or plastic mats, could destroy the machine. The manual does not explain why this is so, and I have not been able to find a good/complete listing of what kinds of items can and can't be washed in this machine. From what I've been able to discern (again, this isn't explained AT ALL in the manual, so I've had to research it online), the problem is that water-repelling items can trap water inside them, and then the machine can shake itself apart or wreck the items while trying to spin out the water. So the manual says not to wash items such as "water-proof or water-resistant items" including "certain mattress pads, mattress covers, rain gear, camping gear, skiing apparel, outdoor gear and similar items." My husband and I are active outdoors, so this is a bummer. We can't wash our rain jackets or cross-country ski pants in our new washer, and these garments are supposed to be washed regularly to keep them functioning effectively. I'm not sure whether we can wash sleeping bags, which don’t seem waterproof but seem to qualify as “outdoor gear.â€� Obviously I don't want to destroy my new machine or cause property damage or injury, but I dread driving to the nearest laundromat (12 miles away) every time I have to wash a jacket. What I need is a COMPLETE list of which items qualify for the warning. The manual doesn't have it, and I can't find one anywhere at lg.com. The Help library online is VERY limited!!! Just the basic stuff that is already in the manual. I have seen a lot of online inquiries about whether you can wash rubber-backed rugs in the machine, and the answers online are unclear. I saw one LG response saying it's okay if you do it at a lower spin speed, but others say never never do it. If nothing else, it might make the rubber come off your rugs, even if you wash on cold with low or medium spin (as I've done in my previous washer). So that’s one more thing I now have to take to the local laundromat. I replaced one rug with a non-rubber-backed one, but it doesn’t stay put. Ack! This is a serious inconvenience, as most household rugs have a rubber backing AND need regular cleaning. Another limitation: When I told friends about my smelly clothes problem with my previous front loader, many of them recommended enzyme-type products (I won’t name them here, because LG has a policy against references to other products in reviews). However, if you use a liquid HE detergent, you cannot use a powdered enzyme product with it. Everything must be added through a dispenser, rather than right in the tub with the clothes, and there are dispensers only for detergent, fabric softener, and bleach. When I inquired about this, I was told that LG doesn't recommend using these enzyme products at all. The bleach compartment "holds liquid chlorine bleach." It's not clear where you can put non-chlorine bleach if you use that instead. The "Tub Clean" cycle instructions in the manual do not explain what type of product to use. First it refers to "tub cleaner or lime scale remover," which go in the dispenser drawer. But then it has some instructions about other products. For example: "when you use liquid chlorine bleach, load it into the liquid chlorine bleach compartment." It's not clear whether this is referring to the Tub Clean cycle or just when you're using bleach for washing clothes. Very confusing!!! I didn’t know what “tub cleanerâ€� is, so I contacted LG about this and was told that they recommend using bleach for Tub Clean, and it goes in the bleach compartment. For any high-efficiency machine (top-loader or front-loader), you need to run a cleaning cycle with bleach once a month to keep mold and mildew from growing inside your machine and then getting into your towels and clothing. Apparently manufacturers have not considered that rural people like me use septic systems for our homes, and chlorine can kill off the bacteria that break down waste in our septic tank. I would like to avoid using chlorine bleach, but I had so many problems with mold and mildew in my last machine that my husband finally re-routed our washing machine, tub and shower plumbing to a separate “graywaterâ€� drainage system that does not go into the septic tank. So now I can use chlorine in my machine, but I still worry about what it might be doing to the soil and plants in the drainage area. I bet I’m not the only rural person with these concerns (not to mention my urban friends who also prefer to avoid chlorine because of its environmental impacts), but this issue is not addressed in any manufacturers’ manuals that I have seen. They just assume that everyone will use bleach at least once a month (for tub cleaning) if not more often. My previous machine did not come with any instructions for cleaning out the pump drain but I found some online while looking for advice about the widespread “smelly clothesâ€� problem, and when I cleaned out the drain it had horrible smelling gunk in there along with a few coins and a button. Unlike LG front loaders, the top loaders apparently do not have a pump filter that you clean out regularly, so I wonder whether there is any danger of debris getting in there. Finally, on my new washer the signal that a cycle is complete is a little melody instead of a beeper or buzzer. That's all well and good, except that the machine has no volume control and the tune is not very loud. (I think you can turn off the signal, but I checked with LG and there is no way to make it louder.) I have no hearing problems but it's hard to hear the tune when the door to my utility room is closed or there is other noise in the house. The manual says to remove laundry "immediately" after the cycle is complete (because it's pretty dry already from the spin cycle), but that's impossible if you can’t hear the signal. I have to remember to check for a completed cycle, which isn’t easy. What were the engineers thinking??? I might still buy this machine if I had it to do all over again. I would never go back to an old-style top loader because of all the wasted electricity and water plus more wear-and-tear on fabrics. I'd be wary of a front loader because of the bad experience I had with a defective design that was susceptible to mold and mildew, and because of the limited space in my utility room for a front-loader door to be left wide open. But if all HE top-loaders have this issue with waterproof clothes and rubber-backed mats, that doesn't leave any good options. I'll be patronizing a laundromat for the first time in 25 years :(

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Design and Problematic

    I have held off reviewing this washer until it had been in use for at least 3 months. I will detail the reasons for its poor rating in the hope that it will keep...Read complete review

    I have held off reviewing this washer until it had been in use for at least 3 months. I will detail the reasons for its poor rating in the hope that it will keep others from making the mistake of purchasing this poorly designed and troublesome product. First understand that this “High Efficiency� washer does not allow you to adjust the water level. It is done automatically by sensing the weight of the load. This means that often it will fill only several inches and your wash load sloshes around and parts of the laundry never are submersed in water. According to LG this is normal and just a “new� type of washing process. If however you want a more complete fill where the load actually is submersed and agitated there are ways to accomplish this. One is to use the “bulky bedding “setting which will fill the tub to a higher level typically to the top. This is considerably more water than is needed for most loads and will often lead to unbalanced conditions during the spin cycles. Another method to induce a higher water level is to pause the washer after the initial fill and readjust the load and restart it. The washer will than re-sense the load and add more water. If you are getting the idea that this washer requires your active participation in using it read on. The washer will often go out of balance during the spin cycle. It will try and rebalance itself by fully draining and totally refilling and spinning the load out again. If it is still out of balance it will shut down with an error code. So this “High Efficiency� unit ends up using twice the water from an unbalanced conditioned. The only way to avoid this additional fill is to pause the washer and readjust the load to avoid the inevitable unbalanced conditioned. You get to go through this same scenario when the washer spins out the rinse cycle. The larger the load the worse the unbalanced condition. I have found that modest loads easily done without issue in our last conventional washer must now be broken in to 2 or 3 very small loads. Hardly efficient and requiring you to actively watch over every load. I should also point out that the “Bulky Bedding� setting necessary for sheets or towels will often lead to your wash load being twisted together. If you can live with the constant checking of each load and cycle this washer is still poor quality. In the short time we have owned it has had the following mechanical issues. While in the drain cycle it began to fill again. If I had not been checking the washer for a potential un balanced spin cycle it would have just drained and filled in definitely. LG replaced the fill valves and so far the condition has not reoccurred. Now the washer has developed a condition where it drains the wash load and skips the rinse cycle. This problem does not happen on every load. And unless you actively keep checking the cycles you will possible not even know that a rinsed cycle has been missed. As of this writing I am awaiting another service call from LG to address this problem. Assuming the washer has no mechanical problems and you are only doing very small loads this washer may work for you. If however you need to wash loads of larger sizes this washer will require your constant attention and should be avoided. Bottom line this is a poorly designed and problematic washer.

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    5.0

    Very good washing machine

    By Mary123

    from Memphis, TN, USA

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        Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

        We watched the cycles a lot when we first purchased this machine, since there's no agitator. My clothes always come out clean, and we really love this washer! I'm not very tall though, so it is pretty hard to get the last bit of clothes out (particularly children's socks!). It seems like it washes better with a larger load too.

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        5.0

        This is a well made product

        By Papa 1

        from Undisclosed

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            Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

            The LG washing machine is very well made. It is very intuitive and easy to operate

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            5.0

            Excellent Quality

            By dhatch

            from Aiken, SC

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                Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                This washer is extremely easy to use and very efficient. It also has a lot of features that we didn't have on our old washer.

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                5.0

                Easy to use

                By Yael44

                from Worcester, MA, USA

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                    Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                    I like the looks and the steel tub. I like the many options for washing and that it only uses as much water as needed. My clothes seem to be cleaner. I also like the sound at the beginning and end of the cycles and I like that I know how long the wash will take

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                    5.0

                    Great HE washer

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

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                        Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                        I had almost decided to go away from a HE washer going back to a basic model where I controlled the amount of water. After seeing this model and reviews online, I decided to purchase with the matching dryer. The glass top provides my reassurance that the water level is appropriate; the clothes are coming out clean. It did take some time to adjust from a rear control panel to the front, I now like having the panel in front.

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                        4.0

                        This product has all the features I need

                        By Old squid

                        from Mount Ulla NC 28125 USA

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                            Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                            I have had this product for 2 1/4 months and am amazed had how clean it gets the clothes with as little water and detergent used. It took a little time to get used to the features but once you get to know it, it is easy to use. I am very pleased so far with the unit's performance.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Washer

                            By Nannyjo

                            from Pleasant Lake, MI 49272, USA

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                                Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                                I have had this washer since October. It is excellent. It is QUIET and cleans my clothes very well. I can do big loads or small. I love the slow close lid. Drying time is much less. I have problems reaching the bottom of the tub but have a small stool to stand on. great and I would recommend to everyone.

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                                5.0

                                We really enjoy this new washer!

                                By Clarks

                                from North Kitsap, WA, USA

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                                    Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                                    So quiet, efficient and a great value. We kept the top loader but didn't have to sacrifice options. This washer offers a lot of features without the a high price.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great hE washer by LG.

                                    By xraymom26

                                    from Texas

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                                        Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                                        This is my 1st hE washer and I absolutely love it! It is so quiet and washing times seem to be faster. This may have to do with it having a timer, I know exactly when the clothes will be ready to dry. It is also saving a lot of time in the dryer because this washer spins dry the clothes so fast that they are practically dry when I take them out. Almost can't wait for my dryer to go out so that I can buy the matching dryer.

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                                        4.0

                                        great washer easy to use

                                        By rad laura

                                        from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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                                            Comments about LG Large Capacity Top Load White Washer:

                                            Very easy to use, quite, cleans very well and fun to watch. Only problem is I am short and have a hard time reaching the bottom. Other than that I love this washer. And the price was reasonable.

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