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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

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.

SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
CAPACITY
Capacity 4.1 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Front Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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 AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Plastic
Diamond Glass Lid Yes
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
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
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013239

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1538 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Save Your $$$ This is a terrible washer. It was bought to replace an older one but now I wished we would have gotten the older one repaired. This washer uses too little water and clothes do not come out clean so they have to be washed again negating any savings of water. August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer and good value I have had my new washer for a couple of months and I love it, it does take some getting use to because it does use a lot less water however my clothes come out nice and clean, the spin cycle does seem to take a lot of the water out because it takes less time to dry the clothes which is a plus. I would recommend this washer. August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Large capacity easy to use We purchased this washer to replace our 20 year old one. Obviously technology has changed and the new washer looked a little bit more complicated to use. This is not the case though, the controls are super easy to use and the large capacity is great for comforters. No more going to the laundromat! There are some reviews regarding a balancing issue, have not had one problem in the 8-weeks we have used it. Great washer and an affordable price. August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Washer Ever We've had this washer for a month or so now and we absolutely love it. It replaced a front loader that we've had for 10 years that was still working but we had to get rid of it.. we couldn't take all the repair bills. This washer is quiet and efficient and the 35 minute cycle works great. The tub is huge and the clothes don't come out all twisted together like a front loader. A big thanks to the Home Depot employee that helped us decide to buy this one! August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my new washer! Was going to repair my old one, but Lowe's was having a sale so I figured why not buy a new one for a couple hundred more? So glad I did! Haven't found anything I didn't like about it yet. Some reviewers made it sound so complicated but I didn't find it to be at all. I'm only concerned about the digital display/panel. In my experience, anything digital only provides another point of failure. Hope I'm proven wrong! August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great HE top loading washer We replaced a front loading HE washer with this unit and are very pleased. Clothes come out nicely cleaned and the unit is easy to use. August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely Love It! I loved this washer from the first time I saw it, the design is very sophisticated and sleek. The cold water feature is a plus to save energy and money. The machine washes well and the spin cycle wrings out most of the water which means less time for drying. I like how the washers lid is see through, its very interesting to watch how the machine washes. Overall I Absolutely Lover This Washer!! You should totally get one!! August 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quiet I just purchased both the washer and dryer about a month ago. I love this washer. One of the cons would be how long it takes to wash clothes but that is the only thing that bothers me. Overall it is a great product and investment. The clothes come out super clean and smelling amazing. August 20, 2015
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Always Off Balance Cycles

I've had this machine for over 3 weeks.
It has never been able to complete a cycle without going off balance - "UE".
I always have to power it off and select a plain rinse cycle to rinse the clothes then remove the clothes after the spin and just before it goes "UE".

Is this a known issue with this washer ?
If so, what can be done to fix it ?
Thank you
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1 year, 10 months ago
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Well we just had the support rods replaced on the machine had exactly the same problems as you had contact the repair service
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spread ur clotes evenly around the tub to the best fit. it allows a better spin and efficient sensing during pre wash. also add extra inse to avoid spinning. for lighter loads select delicates cycle.
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This is the absolute truth! Even fitness socks and wash clothes which are the same size get the UE! You cannot leave your house but must watch this washer!
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I have also had this machine for 3 weeks. I have NEVER done a single load without it being "UE". Since seeing all the other complaints I am sure this is a known issue with this washer. As far as the "expert" saying it may need repair, does that mean that everyone on this sight with a problem received a defective machine? They were bought new so they shouldn't all need repair within the first few weeks! I believe this is a known problem that was never acknowledged. I was told that I only had 48 hours to return my machine to Home Depot. I am now stuck with a washer that I must rearrange the clothes no less than 6 times per load. The only way to get them PERFECTLY balanced would be to weigh them once they are wet & then distribute them in the tub accordingly!! This machine is awful. Everyone with a complaint please contact LG. Also please pass the word on your social media sites and by word of mouth. I don't want anyone else to go through this agony!!
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Answer: 
I am having the exact same issue. It is always "UE" for me as well.

The machine is level itself, so there must be an issue with the unit.
1 year, 4 months ago
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We have had this washer for 5 weeks, one week too many according to Sears as now we cannot return it. It has not completed one single load with out going out of balance. each load takes 4-5 hours to complete due to always being out of balance, with a family of 7 there is no way we can continue with this washer and Sears won't take it back. Yes Consumer Reports has it top rated, I have always gone with CR, first time ever they were VERY wrong, don't buy it
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1 year, 9 months ago
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I've done many loads and I've only had an Off Balance happen once: when I was washing a bulky comforter. I kind of it expect it when I'm doing something bulky.
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1 year, 9 months ago
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If you have checked the level and balance of the washer, as well as the loads being washed, 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
1 year, 10 months ago
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We are trying to decide on a new washer and dryer. I'm concerned about some reviews I've read about balance and having enough water in the washer. We are a family of two and some of our loads are not huge - for example our "whites" load is often fairly small.

I guess what I am really wondering is if this washer allows for adjusting load size.

Thanks!
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2 years, 6 months ago
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For small washes use delicate cycle and add extra rinse if u get spots. the machine detects your load size and i would recommend no less than three items to enable balancing. washing one item doesnt matter which machine u use unless it a large towel becasuse its 360 degreed balancing. one itme unless large to encycle the tub will cause blanaing issues no matter what.
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No you can't wash smaller loads in this washer without have to clear the UV error every five minutes. I use HE detergent and I have to wash my black pants two or three times because I get white marks left on my pants from the detergent and not enough water in the rinse cycle. I keep on using less and less detergent and that doesn't seem to help. I've washed a full load of towels and have had the UV error come on. Don't purchase this washer! It can take up to two hours a load.
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I have had this washer now for one month and I have a horrible time washing just one item or even less then 6 small items at a time. it keeps getting unbalanced. It also does not allow for adjusting load size, though supposedly it does so when it first starts each load by using a sensor.
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1 year, 10 months ago
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We are a family of two also and have smaller loads of clothes.. I just washed 1 dress on delicate and it sensors the load and adjust the water level accordingly. It washed it just fine. This was my first time washing only 1 item.
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2 years, 2 months ago
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"NO" Sorry to say this machine will not allow you to select the water level. I bought a WT11O1CW and returned it to the dealer because the machine will not cover my cloths with water (any size load) will not agitate the cloths to clean them, it takes the second rinse cycle to get all the detergent out. I used the HE detergent to try one rinse cycle but did not help. We have not talked about the "UE" code that you will get almost all of the time which is an UNBALANCED LOAD. This machine will not spin the cloths unless they are all lined up perfectly. You will need to rearrange the cloths to suite the machine. It took me 2 hours to wash a heavy load because the machine would not spin the load. Don't waste your money on this product it don't work.
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Small loads do very well. Watch out for out of balance.
Single items or large single items will have trouble spinning.
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Hi Gardnerfran!

You can not adjust the load size unfortunately. It's also just me and my hubs and we run into the same problem. I try to justify the water waste with the energy savings :/ or clean not so dirty items to fill the drum up a bit.
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Answer: 
Hello,
thank you for your question,

That is absolutely no problem at all :) You can wash small / very small loads with this washer.

We appreciate your feedback, please give us a “thumbs up” if this answer is helpful to you; and please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

Have a lovely week!
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I work at Best Buy and would like to know so that I can tell customers about it.
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I keep mine folded down because my cabinets above the washing machine are too low to be able to open the cabinets while the lid is open. By folding it down I'm able to open the cabinet door to access the detergent while I have the washing machine lid open. It's proved to be EXTREMELY helpful.
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It is called the Easy Reach handle. It is to allow vertically challenged folks to grab the handle and pull it down easier. It is NOT a vent like others have said. If you notice the handle already has a vent in it.
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to allow ventilation to prevent mold growth.
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So the washer tub is airing when not in use.
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Just purchased this washer a couple of weeks ago and we LOVE it. We recently had new cabinets installed in our laundry room. Since this washer is taller than the norm, the lid hit the bottom of the cabinets. When I found the 'unlock' feature on the washer lid we leave it unlocked all the time and it naturally folds when we open it and folds closed when we close the lid. Problem solved! We couldn't be happier with the washer and matching dryer.
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The folding lid allows users to ventilate the drum of the washer; they can fold the lid to let air in without leaving the lid completely open.
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How long should it take to wash my clothes

I did a load of clothes on the normal cycle. I put a load in the dryer at the same time the dryer was done but the washer still had 27 minutes left. Why is it taking so long to wash the clothes. It shouldnt take that long. What is the normal length of time? Am I doing something wrong. I have the LG WT1101C
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becasue of the intial wash plus missing tumler column it takes 50 mins plus if u select soak or extra rinse.
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2 to 6 hours to wash any load because it goes UE--UNBALANCED with EVERY load!
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Sorry, to say this machine soaks the cloths instead of agitating them clean. Soaking will not clean them. When spinning the load it will set a "UE" code unbalanced load just about all of the time. My LG WT1101CW was so bad I brought it back to the dealer and bought one that worked. It tool me 2 hours to wash a load really.
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maybe because if the machine goes off balance and your not around to see it ...it will keep entering water into the machine to rebalance ...thus causing it to take more time to finish
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced. The length of time for a wash cycle can vary depending upon the settings and the load size. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter.
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if water is spilled on the washers lid, are the electronics protected?
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The control panel has a technology called HydroShield that completely encloses the panel from any water.
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Your washer has a technology called Hydroshield, in which a protective coating is on the control panel. You should have no issues with water spilling on it.
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I'm fairly certain that the control panel is water resistant. Meaning that as long as you just spill things on it and don't somehow immerse the entire panel under water, it should be fine. I know I've spilled water and things on the panel of mine before and haven't had any problems. Hope this helps!
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we have yet to accidently spill water on the front control panel.

It apperas that water would just roll of and you can dry the panel off.
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