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4.1 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel

  • WT1101CW

  • White

Key Features

  • Ultra large 4.1 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • Easy Front Control Panel with LED Display
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty.

Sleek and Easy!

Goodbye clunky dials and knobs. With the new Easy Front Panel, the controls are readily accessible in the front of the washer. As if that's not enough, the sleek modern design allows you to find the right settings in no time.

The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer, you don't have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

Wash in peace

You shouldn’t know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.

Save money. Save energy.

Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re going to make an impact—on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
Capacity 4.1 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
No. of Programs 8
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Tub Clean, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only
No. of Options 9
Options Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Signal On/Off
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
2+1 Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Plastic
Diamond Glass Lid Yes
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (54 1/3" H with lid open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 7/10" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 132 lbs/149.6 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013239

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Horrible Horrible Let me start off by saying we went with LG because we have an LG 60 inch television that has never given us any problems and have had LG cell phones that were awesome. However not the same experience with this washer. We purchased this washer in January of 2014 and have had mostly bad experiences. It takes forever to complete a load of laundry because the machine goes off-balance and needs constant attention (who has time to monitor laundry every 15 minutes). We had it serviced in August 2015 and now less than a year later we have to have it serviced again. Last night we couldn't complete a load of laundry because it would not spin. Had to wring the clothes out by hand. I really want to replace it but cant afford to replace a washer every 2 years. I want my money back. This whole experience has been a nightmare. I had a Whirlpool washer for 10 years and we brought it used. Never gave us any problems.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing but headaches I hate this washer. It goes imbalanced almost every load and takes 90-120 longer than normal load. I purchased it Jan 2014 after Consumers Report rated it high. We hate doing the wash never knowing if it will stay balanced. A repairman finally got LG to replace and upgrade our control board after LG customer service, Roland amd Leo, said there were no recalls or that we were past warranty. I know how to wash clothes properly. I hope LG finally does something. Do not buy unless you want to babysit your washer.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good investment I have been using this washing machine for seven months now and I am extremely happy with it. The height fits perfectly in my 1bedroom apartment and its tucked away neatly in my laundry room. We haven't had any kind of problems so far. Top loading makes it easy for me to load and it doesn't go heavy on water and electric bills too, easy to clean with its own tub cleaning mode.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its an okay washer. Love the BIG tub size! Wish that it had a soak button.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrated I have had this washer for 2 1/2 years. For the past 3 months I have to constantly monitor the washer to make sure it doesn't go out of balance. As the washer tries to rebalance itself it keeps refilling with water making it very inefficient. A large load takes hours to finish. The clothes also come out wrinkled. We are now looking for a replacement washer and it will not be a top loading LG. A washer should last more then 2 years.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't last After two years of working very well, this machine now makes doing laundry the biggest headache. A few months ago, it began to stop in the middle of almost every load and flash the "uneven" sign. And it continues to do this at least 1-2 more times after we shift the load. We had a short-term fix of putting every load on the "heavy duty" cycle, but this is no longer making loads go through a whole cycle now either. Very frustrating and now having to consider buying another type of washer as we have a new baby on the way and will be doing a lot more laundry.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible washer I bought this washer and probably 6 months or so after purchasing it I would get constant unbalanced load errors while doing laundry. i would have to manually take the clothes out of the washer and place them in it again. This would go on for hours and hours on the same load. Save yourself frustration and money and buy another washer because this thing is garbage.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Washer I've had this washer for a little over a year now. This washer is always going out of balance, I've spent more money in water since having this washer then my old 10 year old washer. It's constantly adding water during the spin process most of the times filling up the entire bin then repeat 2 or 3 times before it finally gives up. I would not recommend this to anyone. Another problem we have is it just does not wash clothes, many times we take out a load of wash and find some items that are completely dry or have dry areas.
Date published: 2016-04-10
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The washer keeps filling with water, over and over, on the spin only cycle. How can I fix this? It's not really energy efficient. Plus the washer keeps getting off balance with every load and repeatedly filling with water.

Asked by: justanswermyquestion
We regret to read that your ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.1 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel, Model # WT1101CW keeps filling over and over on the spin cycle. Typically, when the water level on this machine gets too high due to a faulty inlet valve where the machine could even fill with water even while it is turned off, it will display an "FE" error code to indicate a fill error. If that is happening, the machine will need a repair service. If there is a problem with the water level sensor, the machine will display a "PE" error code and again, you will need to unplug the unit to see if the error code disappears but if it persists, the machine will need a repair service. The Water Inlet Valve on your washing machine is used to fill the tub with cold, warm or hot water for the wash and rinse cycles. The valve is operated by electric solenoids that are controlled by the timer or electronic control board and the water level control/water level selector switch or pressure switch. If your washer continues to fill during a cycle, the water inlet valve could be at fault. If the washer continues to fill when the symptom occurs after being unplugged, then the problem may be due to a defective water inlet valve. If the washer stops filling, then the problem is related to the electrical circuit that controls the valve...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-25

How do I turn the audible signal back on. 

Asked by: Wmanciu
If you turn on the power and press and hold COLD WASH which says in small letters "SIGNAL ON/OFF" it comes back on. I had the same problem.
Answered by: Sybil
Date published: 2016-05-24

My machine washes for 2 mins then it reads 1E

Asked by: Belles
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. According to your owner’s manual, the IE error code suggests that the washer is filling with water very slowly or not at all. This error can be caused by the water lines being shut off, or the water hoses could be pinched or kinked, or the water pressure could be too low, coming into the product. If these do not resolve the matter, then the washer may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-13

Is there a recall for this model WT1101CW for any of the parts?  We get the same UE error code i have read about that numerous customers are getting. LG support said we needed a new mother board or updated board ?  

Asked by: ipax
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. There have been no recalls issued for this washing machine. The UE Error message is designed as an alert that the load is UN-EVEN or unbalanced. If this is occurring, and balancing or redistributing the load does not resolve the matter, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-12

What does it mean when it says ie 

Asked by: River
The "IE" error code showing on the display of your ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.1 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel, Model # WT1101CW is indicating that your washer was unable to fill properly with water. You are more likely to see this error code during cold and freezing weather conditions in which the water in the water supply lines freezes and the normal flow of water is disrupted. The issue usually resolves itself once temperatures get above freezing and the frozen water thaws and normal flow is resumed. If your cold and hot water taps are not fully opened, that might cause the "IE" error code to show. Make sure both taps are opened fully. Kinked or damaged inlet hoses can also disrupt the flow of water and cause the "IE" error code to show. Check to make sure that the inlet hoses are not kinked or damaged. If you live in an area of hard water or where there are many mineral deposits in the water, over time, these deposits can build up in the inlet hoses, clogging them up and disrupting the normal flow of water. Again, you will want to shut both taps off and check the inlet hoses or inlet valves to make sure that they are not clogged. These can be removed and cleaned to clear the clog. FloodSafe hoses are not compatible with LG washing machines. The inlet valve on the LG washer opens quickly applying instant water pressure. That instant water pressure may trigger the FloodSafe hose to close as if there was a leak to shut off the water supply and that could trigger the "IE" error code. If the "IE" error code persists, check the water pressure to ensure that it is as recommended in your manual...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-10

Water is leaking from the bottom of washer

Asked by: Alma12842
We regret the trouble you are experiencing with this machine. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for trouble shooting steps or to set up a repair appointment.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-04-26

I bought one it lasted 1 year 1 month  is that to be expected 

Asked by: F mosqueda
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is not normal for this device to fail within a month of the warranty period. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-21


Asked by: NANA242
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders and pricing information, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-20
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