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LG Signature LUWM101HWA washer dryer combo review

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA is the ultimate high-end and smart function enabled washer dryer combo.

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review
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Our Verdict

If you want a high-end washer dryer combo, this is the best one on the market.

For

  • Auto dosing options
  • WiFi and app compatible
  • Large capacity for a washer dryer combo

Against

  • The most expensive model we reviewed

When looking for the best washer dryer combo in a high-end price bracket, you can expect smart features as standard. Producing market-leading washers such as the LG WM9000HVA, LG really sets the mark when it comes to smart laundry technology. The LG Signature LUWM101HWA is no different. It comes with WiFi capabilities which enable you to track and control your cycle with a handy app, and it also works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If you're looking for a budget washer dryer, check out the Magic Chef MCSCWD27W5 washer dryer combo

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review: Features 

  • 17 wash cycles and 6 dry cycles
  • Convenient and money-saving auto dose system
  • Steam and sanitize settings

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA features an auto dosing system, which is a really smart idea when it comes to managing your laundry. Instead of pouring out specific amounts for each wash and cycle each and every time you do your laundry, the LUWM101HWA enables you to fill up on detergent and softener in a nifty tank, which the LG LUWM101HWA then automatically dispenses based on your cycle of choice. 

It even detects laundry soil levels to make sure you get the ideal wash every time. This is great not only for convenience, but it means you’re never using more or less detergent than needed, saving you money and effort in the long-term. Just be sure to keep an eye on your detergent levels, as it may be easy to forget when your LG Signature LUWM101HWA needs topping up. 

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA has a smart LED control panel. (Image credit: Lowe's)

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA also features some great cycle options, such as a steam setting that target stains and reduces wrinkles. It also has an allergen and sanitize cycle, as well as your more standard wool, cotton, delicate and heavy duty washing cycles. 

As far as drying capabilities go, it doesn’t necessarily partner each washing cycle with a drying cycle to match. However, you can customize your drying cycle too, with permanent press and delicate options. In total, there are 17 wash cycles, and only 6 dry cycles. It’s common among washer dryer combos to have more wash than dry cycles, but less expensive models such as the GE GFQ14ESSNWW have a similar range of cycle options and even an add-to-wash feature. 

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA has a capacity of 2.8cu. ft. (Image credit: Lowe's)

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA also comes with an innovative circle LCD display so that you can easily control your wash with touch settings. It’s also equipped to operate the LG Sidekick, which can be added as a pedestal to the LG Signature LUWM101HWA for an extra cubic foot of washing power - ideal for small loads that don’t require a full cycle.

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review: Size & dimensions 

  • 2.8 cubic foot capacity
  • Compact size but generous load capabilities
  • Sleek and modern design

Speaking of cubic foot, the LG Signature LUWM101HWA comes with a generous 2.8 cubic foot of space. When we say generous, that’s for a washer dryer combo. If you opt for washers and dryers individually, you can expect to get a lot more available space, but you’ll lose out on the convenience of easy storage and smaller overall size.

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA comes with a smart auto dosing system. (Image credit: Lowe's)

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA  can fit into most available spaces more easily than individual washers, making it ideal for those with some money, but not space, to spare, such as those living in apartments or looking to store their washer dryer combo under counters or in small rooms. In terms of specific dimensions, it’s 23.5-inches wide, 33.5-inches in height, and 26.5-inches deep. 

LG Signature LUWM101HWA review: Warranty

The LG Signature LUWM101HWA has a year's coverage on parts and labor, but the motor is covered for an impressive 20 years, and the stainless steel drum is covered by a lifetime warranty. This is one of the best warranties we’ve seen for a washer dryer combo. 

Should you buy the LG Signature LUWM101HWA? 

If it’s a high-end, smart washer dryer combo you’re looking for, the LG Signature LUWM101HWA is the perfect choice. It’s got a huge range of cycle options and one of the best warranties we’ve seen. With smart capabilities and WiFi compatibility, the LG Signature LUWM101HWA is an innovative washer dryer combo that doesn’t skip out on the essentials, either.