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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 682 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to operate Due to newer technology, clothes do not knot up as previous models did. In addition, more liquid is extracted in the spin cycle which dries the clothes much quicker. August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This washer has all the bells and whistles I love this washer it has all the features you need to do any loads,love the fact it thinks out the load and uses just enough water my old washer was a guessing game on how much I would need.My clothes are so much cleaner and spins the water out so well drying time is real quick.I tell everone just how much I love this machine its the BEST August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product works great The product works great and it is so quiet. Read directions first to load machine right and you will better understand how to operate without any problems. This product replaced a machine that was app. 10 yrs old. Best machine I ever had. August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I have no complaints This is my first new washer in almost 15 years and they have come a long way. I've only had it for a couple of months and don't abuse it with lots of washes, but so far, I have no complaints at all. I am glad that I didn't get an even larger capacity washer, as this one is really pretty big and I am getting shorter (ha ha) so couldn't reach down any further. As I am planning a move, plan to take this one with me and buy a matching dryer. It's been a nice introduction to this particular product line. August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best washer we have ever owned ! We bought the LG washer after considerable research into different models and makes and found the best overall ratings from consumers was the LG top loader with frontal controls. It has proven these ratings viable in every way, its quiet, easy to operate and leaves whatever clothing you're washing sparkling clean. Its really not that hard to judge quality just "kick the tires" on this machine and it will sell itself. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product is unique and fun to use. I have had my washer for just a month but love it, am so glad I took the plunge and bought this great appliance. It runs quiet does a great job and the little song at the end of the cycle is a delight. After reading reviews I was not hesitant to purchase LG, I am a senior and not real computer savy but the manual is very easy to understand and the emails from LG explaining its many features was also a great help. Have no trouble understanding this new electronic washer and I like the fact there is no agitator to tear up the clothes. July 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my washer! This washer is FANTASTIC! At first I was intimidated by the change from my old washer. So many settings.... so little time! LOL. I was used to just looking at it, moving a few dials and walking away. With this model I actually had to read the book but it was well worth the short time it took to review the information and get started. I must say I was impressed. Once you get acquainted. its easy to pick the settings you want, including types of articles being washed; soaks, extra rinse, and other options were easy to set up. The sensor settles and levels your wash on its own. I like the extra wash time and it gets my clothes cleaner than clean with no stains left over. Rinse cycle is thorough and spin cycle leaves your loads "dry/wet" so the dryer doesn't have to take so long. And that "done" chime is "music to my ears!" Try it.... you'll like it too! One thing I would mention: The washer basin is large and deep. I am tall #5'8"# so to me it didn't matter. But for someone who is of short stature, it might be difficult to reach to the bottom of the basin to retrieve your load. Try to reach the bottom of the basin when you are viewing this washer in the store to be sure its right for you. July 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This washer is awesome! The wash tub is so large I can barely fill it(which is great). It washes my clothes a lot better than my old washer. It looks great! and the technology is great. I am one pleased customer and would recommend this washer to anyone who needs a great washer. Thank You LG! July 15, 2015
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I have found that unfortunately it takes anywhere between 90 and 120 minutes to wash 1 load. Very unhappy with this machine. Unbalances continually adds to wash time.
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About an hour - which is pretty typical for top loaders & front loaders.
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you have a choice here.... depending on the soil level you choose... whether you want it to do a second rinse... etc. Anywhere from 31 or 37 minutes to 115 minutes I think! Of course a simple rinse and spin is less. It's all up to you in how you program the load :) I love this machine!
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about an hour
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No it doesnt
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Ive had no problems with this as of yet
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With no center agitator to get in the way, I have had no problems at all with tangled jeans or anything else for that matter.
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No, wont even tangle bed sheets
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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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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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