Updated 9 Aug 2017

LG

WFT8582

Snapshot: The LG WFT8582 top loader has an 8.5kg capacity and hot + cold connections. How well does it clean your clothes?

WFT8582
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$649

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Test results

Overall score
66
Dirt removal
?/10
Rinsing
?/10
Gentleness
?/10
Water efficiency
?/10
Spin efficiency
?/10

Good points

  • OK dirt removal.
  • Excellent rinsing.
  • Hot + cold tap connections.
  • Has "favourite" cycle.

But

  • Just OK gentleness.
  • Poor water efficiency.
  • Just OK spin efficiency.
  • No hand-washable woollens cycle.
  • No selectable spin-speed.

How we test

Our test is based on the standard AS/NZS 2040:1998, and was completed using machines filled with 3.5kg loads.

Overall score includes:
Dirt removal (50%): Calculated according to a formula in the standard, which reduces the score in proportion to the variability of dirt removal over a range of test swatches in the wash load.
Water efficiency (10%): Based on the amount of water used in the whole cycle, per kg of clothes.
Rinse performance (20%): Based on the amount of detergent residues after rinsing.
Spin efficiency (10%): Calculated from the amount of water remaining (per kg) in the damp clothes.
Gentleness (10%): Calculated from the amount of wear on easily frayed squares of cloth.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$649
Type
Top-loader
Agitator style
Impeller
Origin
Thailand

Specifications

Size
Large (7.5kg +)
Capacity (kg)
8.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
102 x 64 x 67
Minimum water pressure (kPa)
30
Maximum hot water inlet temp (°C)
Not stated
Noise (dBA)
60
Wash cycle time (min)
53
Water use (L/wash)
141
Coldest wash (°C)
Cold
Annual running cost ($)
11
Test cycle
Fuzzy, Cold

Energy & water label data

Energy label cycle
Eco Cotton, Water level 4,Cold wash program
Energy label consumption (kWh/yr)
708
Energy label - stars
★★☆☆☆☆
Water label consumption (L)
125
Water label - stars
★★★☆☆☆

Features

Delay timer
Selectable spin-speed
×
Tap connections
Hot + cold
Auto-sensing water level
Lint filter
Fast wash
Extra rinse
×
Wool cycle - machine washable
Wool - hand washable
×
Out-of-balance correction
No
Add items
Yes
Child lock door
No
Child lock controls
Yes

More Info

Notes
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