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4.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design and WaveForce™ Technology

  • WT1201CV

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • Ultra Large 4.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Front Control Design
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
AVAILABLE COLORS:

A revolutionary spin on laundry

LG puts a modern spin on the traditional top load design. By moving the control panel from the back to the front, the buttons and LED display are easier to read and use. This simple change makes for a more intuitive and functional design and a look that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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.

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.

Catch the wave

If you thought water had done all it could to clean your clothes, you haven't experienced WaveForce™ technology. Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience.

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.

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 4.3 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, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean
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
No. of Soil Levels 3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ 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), Graphite Steel (V)
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) 134.2 lbs/151.8 lbs
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013369

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 534 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this machine This machine works great. It is stylish and effective in washing the clothes. The machine works great when you read the user manual and follow the directions. Definitely happy with this purchase and will definitely look into more LG products in the future. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Washer! We bought this LG top loader to replace a very dependable 20 year old washer that we were using. At first, we were skeptical about buying a washer without an agitator, but finally decided to take the leap... and now we are very happy that we did! In two months of use, the washer has operated flawlessly and we have not experienced any of the problems noted in other reviews, including the "out of balance" problem. Highly recommend this washer and the matching dryer! August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! This washing machine makes my heart sing! Love the songs it sings, the noises it makes when I choose the settings. It just makes me happy. Oh, it also cleans the clothes beautifully. Not to mention it looks great in the laundry room. Thanks LG! August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by the cleanest my clothes have ever felt This washer has been a great choice from the start. It makes the whites and colors brighter, and the fabric softer. The only complaint I have is that I am 5'2" and it's hard to get smaller things in the bottom of the washer. July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great upgrade after 10+ years! Had a 10+yr old washer and dryer and both kicked the bucket together. After a lot of showroom shopping and internet searching, this washer stood out. Huge capacity! Super quiet! Some reviewers have had problems with the auto balance, but after 3 months of washing clothes I have not had a single problem. The only down side is that some of the cycles do take a long time, up to 1hr20min. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This has lots of great features and easy to use. I love this machine. It gets all my clothes so clean and I can wash my king size bedding, including comforter with no issues. I like the little tune it plays when clothes are done. The features on this machine are great, so many to choose from. I use to have an old agitator type machine, and I am so much happier with wash performance I get with my new LG. I would and have recommended this machine to others. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Efficient Washer I love the front controls! I also love the steam feature for the dryer. The top of the washer is awesome how it can fold partly down so there is ventilation with the lid down to prevent mildew. Cleaning is very effective and efficient. Love this washer! July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Washer This top loader is the best. The controls are easy to read. it cleans clothes very well, large capacity. I am very happy with this machine. July 11, 2014
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We first used powder and didn't like it because some was left in the tray, or I forgot to close the tray when I was finished putting soap in it.

We switched to 'pods' and just throw them in the washer and bypass the trays. Works well but it takes 2 pods since we always do large loads because the washer is so big.
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Would recommend Tide Liquid HE, it seems to clean very well in all the different temperature settings. Also use Downy Liquid HE fabric softener.
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I have just used regular HE detergent and it works fine. No one brand.
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The manufacturer does not recommend any particular detergent. It is only required to have a low-sudsing, High Efficiency detergent.
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Why does the spin cycle constantly show error and stops?

Anytime I wash blankets, sheets, quilts, etc., the spin cycle is off balance. The error light appears and my clothes sit there until I discover the problem and manually rearrange them in the washer. I am not overloading the machine and I am very careful in the way I place the items in the drum hoping to help the washer stay balanced. Very frustrated.
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My first LG Top Loader was replaced because of this problem. From my experience, there is nothing you can do.
My new (replacement) washer is performing well, no problems.
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Please check the machine is level and stable. Mine is and I never have the problems you refer to.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is recommended to check the leveling of the washer, as well as the possibility that the tub support might be under the washer. Both can contribute to such situations. If these are not the case, 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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Yes it does, and a great job at it!
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I washed a king size quilt, which is heavier than a comforter and it did a beautiful job. Just make sure you use the bulky bedding setting. you will notice it uses a lot more water than regular loads.
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yes it will with ease. i have a king size bed so i know this first hand.
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Selling our LG front load after only 5 yrs. Has vibrated horribly since day one!
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Our laundry room is also upstairs. With our old unit the windows would rattle during spin cycle. With this unit we haven't heard or felt it once.
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No ours hardly moves at all and unlike older washers if the load is uneven it stops spinning and allows you to readjust the load.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If vibrations are experienced with the spin speeds generated, it would be recommended to make sure the unit is properly balanced and leveled, and then be certain that the floor of the laundry room is stable, and does not allow any “bounce”. These are typically the most common causes of vibrations. If this does 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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Sometimes I find a sock or something that I dropped on the way to the washer, or have something that only needs to agitate for a minute or two. Most top load washers I've used I'm able to open the lid and toss something in if I need, but I'm not sure with all the new safety and control features on really new machines. Thanks for your help!
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Push stop/pause, after the click, open, add and close door and hit start/ pause again
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Yes, I have done it numerous times to add a garment that I chose to not have in for the whole cycle.
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the machine should lock during operation so you can't just open the lid to toss in a sock. you just need to press the start/pause button. this will pause the wash, when the wash has completely stopped (child safety issue) the door will unlock and you can add items. then close the door and press the start/pause button again and the cycle will resume.
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