LG Efficiency Top Load Washer

Last updated: October 13, 2023

The LG Efficiency Top Load Washer comes packed with 14 different cycles and five temperature settings to suit any job. It's water and energy-efficient with an Energy Star certification, and its TurboWash allows for a quick wash cycle. All in all, this is a solid cleaning machine that's easy to operate.

We looked at the top Top Load Washers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Top Load Washer you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 26 expert reviews, the LG Efficiency Top Load Washer placed 7th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

5.2 Cu.Ft. NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum. 14 Cycles / 14 Options / 5 Temperatures. Matching Dryer Model: DLE1501W. Dimensions (WHD): 27″ X 44 1/2″ X 28 3/8″.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Our test results showed that TurboWash can deliver. It's a special spray program that helps quicken a cycle without losing any performance.
This recommended LG high-efficiency top-loader, the type without an agitator, boasts one of the larger capacities–claimed to be 5.2 cubic feet. Our tests found that a king-size comforter readily fits in any washer with a capacity over 4.5 cu. ft. Available in white, the LG does a very good job cleaning, is relatively quiet, and scores Excellent in water-efficiency. Energy efficiency is impressive, in part because this washer's tub spins faster than an agitator's, extracting more water and shortening dryer time.
It has large capacity, user-friendly and has good performance.
It’s a high-efficiency (HE) model that only uses a few more gallons of water per load than our main pick. The cleaning performance is pretty strong, at least with small-to-medium loads.

What reviewers didn't like

However, the 30-minute Normal cycle only works with about one basket of laundry, any more and you're looking at an hour.
But like many top-loaders we tested, this one isn't so gentle on fabrics.
A bit rough on the laundry and high water consumption.
Top loaders don't clean as thoroughly or gently or efficiently as front-loaders
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