Helpful smart features
Deep fill option
From an aesthetics point of view, the LG WT7305CV successfully modernizes a classic design. You can get the machine in white or graphite steel, and it's much less boxy than the average top-loader with pole agitator, showcasing sleek curves and a touchpad alongside its cycle selection knob for customizing wash cycles.
Like most modern top-loaders, the WT7305CV comes with a Deep Fill feature, which fills up the tub significantly more than it would otherwise and is helpful in certain circumstances, like if your clothes are completely covered in mud. Use this feature sparingly and not enabled as a default, though, because we've found that adding more water actually results in your clothes getting less clean.
About the LG WT7305CV washer
Dimensions: 44.5" x 27" x 28.38" (H x W x D)
Capacity: 4.8 cu. ft.
Finishes: White, graphite steel ($100 extra)
Cycles: Normal, Normal with Pre Wash, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Deep Wash, Bedding, Waterproof, and Downloaded
Cycle options: Deep Fill, cold wash, tub clean, extra rinse, and five special care options.
Matching dryer: LG DLE7300VE
User manual: LG WT7305CV washer manual
What we like
It cleans like a pro for a top-loader with a pole agitator
When it comes to overall performance, the LG WT7305CV earns the top spot among the top-loaders with pole agitators that we've tested in our labs. We like it so much, we crowned it with a Best of Year award in our laundry and cleaning category.
Traditionally speaking, front-loading washing machines and top-loading washing machines without pole agitators tend to test better across the board, but this is using a scientific model and getting really specific with results. Accordingly, the LG WT7305CV's scrub strength falls right in the middle of all types of washers we've tested.
Practically speaking, we have no doubt that you'll be pleased with the cleaning power of this machine, though it may struggle with some tougher stains, like red wine, cocoa, or oil.
You can control the machine remotely thanks to ThinQ
The LG WT7305CV's free ThinQ app provides additional functionality, allowing you to select cycles and start or stop the wash anytime you want, even when you're not standing in front of it. Imagine being able to start a load on your way home from being away for the weekend? If you'd started it before you left, your clothes would be smelling like mildew by now. ThinQ can also notify you when a wash cycle is complete, and it works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
The LG WT7305CV also benefits from LG's ProActive Care program, which uses AI to diagnose and troubleshoot problems as they arise. The machine uses your WiFi to send LG usage diagnostics and/or problems with your appliance. You'll get a notification via email or the app on what the machine's issue is and how to fix it.
Its soft-close lid prevents accidental slams
If you're a traditional top-load user, you've undoubtedly felt the pain of a machine's lid slamming down on a finger as you're bustling around doing laundry. Thankfully, the WT7305CV has soft-close SlamProof technology, where the lid slowly lowers itself until it gently comes to rest in its closed state.
What we don’t like
It's priced a little bit high
We find it hard to call out a negative about the LG WT7305CV, but if we have to pick something we'll call out its slightly high price for a top-loader with a pole agitator. However, this higher price is indicative of the washer's robust features.
What owners are saying
The LG WT7305CV is still a very new device, so there aren't currently many user reviews live. We'll update this section as more get posted.
LG offers a one-year warranty for parts and labor. This is essentially the bare minimum warranty offered in the appliance industry. We’ve seen significantly more robust warranties with other brands—some cover specific parts for up to five or 10 years.
Should you buy the LG WT7305CV?
Yes, if you're a fan of traditional top-loaders and want the best.
It cleans well, its controls are simple and easy to use, and it has a ton of great features that actually add functionality, from ThinQ to its soft-close lid.
For the same money, though, there are other options out there. If you're definitely in the market for traditional (but modern) top-loader without a pole agitator, take a look at the GE GTW720BSNWS , or you can save some money by going with the Maytag MVWB865GC. If you would consider switching to a front-loader, you could buy the excellent Electrolux EFLS627UTT, which is currently our top-rated washer, for about the same price.
Meet the testers
Mark Brezinski is a senior writer with seven years of experience reviewing consumer tech and home appliances.
Kyle Hamilton is a product tester at Reviewed, specializing in home appliances and technology.
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