A revolutionary spin on the traditional top load

4.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel

WT1101CW

  • 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
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We are trying to decide on a new washer and dryer. I'm concerned about some reviews I've read about balance and having enough water in the washer. We are a family of two and some of our loads are not huge - for example our "whites" load is often fairly small.

I guess what I am really wondering is if this washer allows for adjusting load size.

Thanks!
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1 year, 2 months ago
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gardnerfran
Antioch, CA, USA
 
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No you can't wash smaller loads in this washer without have to clear the UV error every five minutes. I use HE detergent and I have to wash my black pants two or three times because I get white marks left on my pants from the detergent and not enough water in the rinse cycle. I keep on using less and less detergent and that doesn't seem to help. I've washed a full load of towels and have had the UV error come on. Don't purchase this washer! It can take up to two hours a load.
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JLT59
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I have had this washer now for one month and I have a horrible time washing just one item or even less then 6 small items at a time. it keeps getting unbalanced. It also does not allow for adjusting load size, though supposedly it does so when it first starts each load by using a sensor.
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5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Nebraska
 
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We are a family of two also and have smaller loads of clothes.. I just washed 1 dress on delicate and it sensors the load and adjust the water level accordingly. It washed it just fine. This was my first time washing only 1 item.
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10 months ago
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Twin1915
Belleville, IL, USA
 
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"NO" Sorry to say this machine will not allow you to select the water level. I bought a WT11O1CW and returned it to the dealer because the machine will not cover my cloths with water (any size load) will not agitate the cloths to clean them, it takes the second rinse cycle to get all the detergent out. I used the HE detergent to try one rinse cycle but did not help. We have not talked about the "UE" code that you will get almost all of the time which is an UNBALANCED LOAD. This machine will not spin the cloths unless they are all lined up perfectly. You will need to rearrange the cloths to suite the machine. It took me 2 hours to wash a heavy load because the machine would not spin the load. Don't waste your money on this product it don't work.
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1 year ago
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whatajoke
Vidor, TX, USA
 
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Small loads do very well. Watch out for out of balance.
Single items or large single items will have trouble spinning.
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sandshark
Beaumont, TX, USA
 
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Hi Gardnerfran!

You can not adjust the load size unfortunately. It's also just me and my hubs and we run into the same problem. I try to justify the water waste with the energy savings :/ or clean not so dirty items to fill the drum up a bit.
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1 year, 2 months ago
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Hello,
thank you for your question,

That is absolutely no problem at all :) You can wash small / very small loads with this washer.

We appreciate your feedback, please give us a “thumbs up” if this answer is helpful to you; and please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

Have a lovely week!
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I work at Best Buy and would like to know so that I can tell customers about it.
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1 year, 5 months ago
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to allow ventilation to prevent mold growth.
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Illinois, USA
 
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So the washer tub is airing when not in use.
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Georgetown, TX, USA
 
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Just purchased this washer a couple of weeks ago and we LOVE it. We recently had new cabinets installed in our laundry room. Since this washer is taller than the norm, the lid hit the bottom of the cabinets. When I found the 'unlock' feature on the washer lid we leave it unlocked all the time and it naturally folds when we open it and folds closed when we close the lid. Problem solved! We couldn't be happier with the washer and matching dryer.
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The folding lid allows users to ventilate the drum of the washer; they can fold the lid to let air in without leaving the lid completely open.
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Always Off Balance Cycles

I've had this machine for over 3 weeks.
It has never been able to complete a cycle without going off balance - "UE".
I always have to power it off and select a plain rinse cycle to rinse the clothes then remove the clothes after the spin and just before it goes "UE".

Is this a known issue with this washer ?
If so, what can be done to fix it ?
Thank you
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5 months, 3 weeks ago
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I am having the exact same issue. It is always "UE" for me as well.

The machine is level itself, so there must be an issue with the unit.
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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We have had this washer for 5 weeks, one week too many according to Sears as now we cannot return it. It has not completed one single load with out going out of balance. each load takes 4-5 hours to complete due to always being out of balance, with a family of 7 there is no way we can continue with this washer and Sears won't take it back. Yes Consumer Reports has it top rated, I have always gone with CR, first time ever they were VERY wrong, don't buy it
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5 months, 2 weeks ago
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mjcamm
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I've done many loads and I've only had an Off Balance happen once: when I was washing a bulky comforter. I kind of it expect it when I'm doing something bulky.
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5 months, 2 weeks ago
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If you have checked the level and balance of the washer, as well as the loads being washed, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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10 months ago
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After the washer gets done sensing the load and goes into wash mode, a light will come on the display panel to add garments. Only add garments at this time. Just press the pause button and the lid will unlock, add your garments and close the lid back and press the start button again to resume washing. Hope this helps you!
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Press the pause button, wait for the click sound (unlocking the lid). Do what you need to do and press start again.
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9 months ago
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Lgozmo1
Largo, FL, USA
 
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You can pause the washer to add more.
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9 months ago
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tieja44
Lewisville, TX
 
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You can hit the pause button on it and it will stop and then unlock it for you to add to.
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9 months ago
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I washed my Tom's shoes in it and they were fine. I was advised to put them in a mesh bag, but I just put them in with my sheets.
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10 months ago
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SueR
Boonton Township, NJ, USA
 
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Yes!
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10 months ago
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Yes.
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11 months ago
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As it turns out, waterproof materials should not be used in home appliance grade units. It is not recommended.
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