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  • ENERGY STAR Certified
    Clothes Washers

    ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers deliver superior efficiency and performance by incorporating advanced features -- 25% less energy and 33% less water.

What should I look for when buying a Clothes Washer?

Think carefully about the size. ENERGY STAR certified models are available in various product widths and drum capacities. Think about where you want to place your clothes washer and whether you typically run small or large loads. ENERGY STAR certified models are also available in stackable, under-the-counter designs, and combination washer-dryer designs which fit in smaller spaces.

Save the most by choosing a model with a high Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) and a low Integrated Water Factor (IWF). Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) is a measure of energy efficiency that considers the energy used by the washer during the cycle and while on standby, the energy used to heat the water, and the energy used to run the dryer. The higher the IMEF, the more energy efficient the clothes washer. Integrated Water Factor (IWF) is a measure of water efficiency in gallons of water consumed per cubic foot of capacity. The lower the IWF, the more water efficient the clothes washer. Both IMEF and IWF are provided for each model listed in the ENERGY STAR Product Finder.

Advanced Technology

Most ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers do not have a central agitator.

Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use next generation technology to cut energy consumption by 25% and water consumption by 33% compared to conventional washers.

ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers come in either front-load or redesigned top-load designs. Both configurations include technical innovations that help save substantial amounts of energy and water.

  • Many have sensors to monitor incoming water temperature closely.
  • They also rinse clothes with repeated high-pressure spraying instead of soaking them in a full tub of water.
  • Front-loaders tumble clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing clothes against an agitator in a full tub. Advanced top loaders use sophisticated wash systems to flip or spin clothes through a reduced stream of water. Both designs dramatically reduce the amount of hot water used in the wash cycle, and the energy used to heat it.
  • Efficient motors used in ENERGY STAR certified washers spin clothes two to three times faster during the spin cycle to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less energy used by the dryer.

For both models, check to see if you need to use special detergent. Low-water washers use special low-suds detergent for best results. Ask your sales representative for recommendations on detergent use.

Save in So Many Ways! Choosing an ENERGY STAR certified washer saves you enough money to pay for the dryer.

If you're not using an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer, you're wasting 6 gallons of water every time you wash.

Washers with agitators pull and rub clothes to get them clean. Clothing damage can be seen in the amount of lint in your dryer.

In recent years, clothes washer technology has seen dramatic improvements in efficiency and functionality. Selecting an ENERGY STAR certified washer gets you all these premium features and functionality, with the following additional benefits:

Consider the benefits of front load:

  • Get a shower of water savings. New ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use advanced technology to dramatically reduce water use. Full-sized washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 14 gallons of water per load, compared to the 20 gallons used by a standard machine.
  • Long live your clothes. Clothes washers with agitators can be rough on your clothes and put them through extra wear and tear. ENERGY STAR clothes washers have sophisticated wash systems that use a variety of methods to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of often-washed items. Additionally, because they are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool, and other hand-washables.
  • Take time out. Without a bulky agitator, there is more usable space in the washer for laundry — especially larger items like comforters. More capacity means fewer loads of laundry each week. What will you do with your extra time?
  • Save the environment. More than 60% percent of U.S. electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, which releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use less energy and help us reduce our impact on the environment. By reducing water consumption, they also put less strain on limited water resources. Learn more about other ways to save water with EPA's WaterSense.

I PLEDGE TO PURCHASE AN ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED CLOTHES WASHER

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If all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.
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LG - WKGX201H*AModel Number Information

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ENERGY STAR Unique IDField details: 2361589
Load ConfigurationField details: Front Load
Laundry CenterField details: Yes
Combination All-in-One Washer-DryerField details: No
Volume (cu. ft.)Field details: 4.5
Width (inches)Field details: 27.0
Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF)Field details: 2.92
US Federal Standard (IMEF)Field details: 1.84
Annual Energy Use (kWh/yr)Field details: 105
Integrated Water Factor (IWF)Field details: 2.9
US Federal Standard (IWF)Field details: 4.7
Annual Water Use (gallons/yr)Field details: 3867
ConnectedField details: No
Date CertifiedField details: 06/12/2020
MarketsField details: United States
ENERGY STAR Model IdentifierField details: ES_1118034_WKGX201H*A_06122020035054_80046328
ENERGY STAR CertifiedField details: Yes
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient: Yes

Additional Product Information

UPC Codes:
048231029254, 048231029261

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