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WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW
WT1101CW

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

$699.99

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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, 6 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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4 months ago
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JLT59
North Dakota, USA
 
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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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9 months ago
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Stillundecided
Nebraska
 
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Answer: 
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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1 year, 2 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, 4 months 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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1 year, 6 months ago
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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, 6 months ago
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Angelocl9
Roslyn, PA
 
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Answer: 
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!
1 year, 6 months ago
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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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9 months ago
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maitai
 
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This is the absolute truth! Even fitness socks and wash clothes which are the same size get the UE! You cannot leave your house but must watch this washer!
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1 month, 3 weeks ago
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kramer99
St. Louis, MO, USA
 
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I have also had this machine for 3 weeks. I have NEVER done a single load without it being "UE". Since seeing all the other complaints I am sure this is a known issue with this washer. As far as the "expert" saying it may need repair, does that mean that everyone on this sight with a problem received a defective machine? They were bought new so they shouldn't all need repair within the first few weeks! I believe this is a known problem that was never acknowledged. I was told that I only had 48 hours to return my machine to Home Depot. I am now stuck with a washer that I must rearrange the clothes no less than 6 times per load. The only way to get them PERFECTLY balanced would be to weigh them once they are wet & then distribute them in the tub accordingly!! This machine is awful. Everyone with a complaint please contact LG. Also please pass the word on your social media sites and by word of mouth. I don't want anyone else to go through this agony!!
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3 months, 3 weeks ago
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eve54
Niagara Falls, NY, USA
 
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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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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BrianofSF
 
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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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9 months ago
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mjcamm
Spring, TX, USA
 
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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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9 months ago
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SweetSpeak
Canyon, TX, USA
 
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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....
9 months ago
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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, 9 months ago
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It is called the Easy Reach handle. It is to allow vertically challenged folks to grab the handle and pull it down easier. It is NOT a vent like others have said. If you notice the handle already has a vent in it.
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2 months, 2 weeks ago
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to allow ventilation to prevent mold growth.
1 year, 5 months ago
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NoTicky
Illinois, USA
 
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So the washer tub is airing when not in use.
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1 year, 6 months ago
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Lilymae
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.
1 year, 7 months ago
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gene118
Missouri
 
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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.
1 year, 7 months ago
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How long should it take to wash my clothes

I did a load of clothes on the normal cycle. I put a load in the dryer at the same time the dryer was done but the washer still had 27 minutes left. Why is it taking so long to wash the clothes. It shouldnt take that long. What is the normal length of time? Am I doing something wrong. I have the LG WT1101C
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1 year, 7 months ago
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Weymouth, MA, USA
 
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2 to 6 hours to wash any load because it goes UE--UNBALANCED with EVERY load!
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1 month, 3 weeks ago
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kramer99
St. Louis, MO, USA
 
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Sorry, to say this machine soaks the cloths instead of agitating them clean. Soaking will not clean them. When spinning the load it will set a "UE" code unbalanced load just about all of the time. My LG WT1101CW was so bad I brought it back to the dealer and bought one that worked. It tool me 2 hours to wash a load really.
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1 year, 4 months ago
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whatajoke
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maybe because if the machine goes off balance and your not around to see it ...it will keep entering water into the machine to rebalance ...thus causing it to take more time to finish
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1 year, 7 months ago
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dancer
naples fl
 
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced. The length of time for a wash cycle can vary depending upon the settings and the load size. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter.
1 year, 7 months ago
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if water is spilled on the washers lid, are the electronics protected?
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1 year, 5 months ago
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The control panel has a technology called HydroShield that completely encloses the panel from any water.
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2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Your washer has a technology called Hydroshield, in which a protective coating is on the control panel. You should have no issues with water spilling on it.
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1 year ago
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I'm fairly certain that the control panel is water resistant. Meaning that as long as you just spill things on it and don't somehow immerse the entire panel under water, it should be fine. I know I've spilled water and things on the panel of mine before and haven't had any problems. Hope this helps!
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1 year, 4 months ago
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we have yet to accidently spill water on the front control panel.

It apperas that water would just roll of and you can dry the panel off.
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1 year, 5 months ago
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