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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
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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.

Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
Capacity 4.3 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, 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
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ 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), Graphite Steel (V)
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) 134.2 lbs/151.8 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013369

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Washing Machine Ever Since I bought it, it has not washed a load of clothes without showing the UE sign. I have called LG several time and they will do nothing about this defective machine they are selling to people. Do not BUY, Do not Buy
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wrong efficiency ideas The efficiency seems come with using less water. But in reality, it does not wash the clothes clean enough. Whenever, we put extra water to make sure clothes are soak rather than the factory settings, it is ok. By doing that, it does not save our budget. We are very disappointed by our purchase. We are not sure if all the so-called efficient top loaders are like this. But we suggest users to avoid "efficient" top-loaders by ANY manufacturer
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst ever. Non-agitators a dying fad. Cannot use fill water to rinse fingers, stains, add soap, won’t fill without locking lid. Every load starts with same unnecessary, lengthy spin procedure. Same nonsense throughout wash cycles wastes enormous time. Cycles dominated by spinning adjustments to mix water, unravel clothes, little washing. Cannot wash the large items you got the extra capacity (and no agitator) for. Can’t turn them over, can’t agitate the top. Doesn’t wet all clothes by end of wash. Water too low, every setting except Bulky. Pre-programmed selections = no flexibility. Drains after one hour, cannot soak overnight. Wastes loads of time doing nothing, turning slowly, not washing, not draining (not working properly?) Constantly stops for unbalance code, even with 2 socks. Never worked well past first month. Repair man says that’s the way they work, fixed nothing. Bulky setting fills to top, most useful for washing, but wastes water. NOT HE in any way. Cannot handle pillows. Goes out of balance easier than agitators. Speed wash says 35 min, but only agitates for 2, actually lasts 1 hour. Timers don’t count the extra hour adjusting, filling. Delicate fill too low, destructive. Twists every load. Zero improvement over agitators, for ANY reason, WAY less efficient, less able. Too deep to reach bottom on toes. Never sprays or sprinkles at top, as advertised.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad sensor just like the dryer I bought this washer about a year ago. I wanted a larger capacity washer. The sensor technology on this item does not work. The water never fills up enough to sufficiently wash the clothes. I frequently the "bulk bedding option" to get enough water in the washer. I have tried starting and stopping the washer to see if I could fool it to provide more water. Can't seem to make it work! This is particularly frustrating when attempting to wash a small load. Also the washer spinning shakes the entire laundry room.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this washer! I absolutely love this washer. It fits a lot of clothes and has great features. It is the best washer I've ever owned.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't do a load of Laundry without redistributing I have had this washer for about 45 days now (Rent-a-Center). Everything seems to work great along the lines of very quiet, clothes come out clean, and huge inside however the most frustrating thing is I have done over 50 loads of laundry and I think maybe 3 have completed from start to finish. All the other ones I have to constantly redistribuite the clothing (multiple times) over the course of a wash. The UE pops up all the time. I tried small loads, large loads, shirts only, pants only, doesn't matter. Thankfully it's from rent-a-center and I can get a different one but I feel sorry for those of you who purchased it outright. Sooooo frustrating.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer We have had this washer for several months now and find it to be the best washer we have ever owned (nothing even close). Does a great job cleaning the clothes while not being hard on them. Even a tissue left in the clothes will come out clean an undamaged. This machine is a great buy.
Date published: 2015-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing poor performer I have had this machine for a year. No matter how I arrange the clothing, it stops multiple times during cycle due to 'imbalance'. I am considering purchasing a new washer due to pure frustration. Extremely disappointed!
Date published: 2015-11-21
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Why have my buttons (like my power button) stop making noise when I push them?

Asked by: Debbie50
We regret the trouble you are experiencing with your machine. We would need more information to properly diagnose the issue you are experiencing. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-02-11

Model WT1201CW provides hot and cold water but does not provide warm when chosen. Is this a thermistor problem or circuit board? 

Asked by: hey1
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its settings. The WARM feature uses a mixture of HOT and COLD water to reach the recommended warm water temperature of around 104 degrees. The ECOWARM feature uses less energy, and as such, heats less. It will reach around 90 degrees. This is an approximate temperature that depends upon the water supply temperature and ambient temperature. The TAP COLD setting allows the washer to only receive water from the cold tap. The COLD setting mixes water from both the COLD and HOT tap to reach a set temperature range as specified by clothing manufacturers. If the issue persists you may contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for trouble shooting steps.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-02-11

Why can't I ever get a load of laundry done w/out having to clear the error code "UE" at least once? The loads are as balanced as can be..

Asked by: WishIneverboughtthis
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the machine and the load is balanced, and this UNEVEN Error Message is presented, then it is possible that the stabilizers might have been damaged previously, or perhaps there has been some problem with a related component. 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: 2016-01-29

A necklace is stuck in the bottom of the washer. How do I get it out?

Asked by: Gigi70
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Would this necklace be stuck around the center agitator or near the edges of the tub? This unit may require service to extract the necklace. 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: 2016-01-22

Is it possible to do an overnight soak with this washer? I can only adjust the time to almost 2 hours. Is it ok to just leave the lid open so they can soak? 

Asked by: ajgwelty
I apologize, but no; the SOAK option does not allow for an overnight soaking, and is designed to go straight into the remainder of the wash cycle. If an attempt is made to pause a cycle overnight, the water will drain after about 8 minutes. This is also according to design.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-29

How do I increase my water level after I pick my cycle. I use use speed wash and some times the clothes have a soapy film on them so I have to rinse again. It would be nice to increase my water level for speed wash. 

Asked by: jamyott
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Canada. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-29

Theres a musty smell in our washing machine and theres water under the drum, we have cleaned it with everything possible.. we disconnect the drain water emptied from the under the drum, please advise

Asked by: Paulina874
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Other than emptying the drain hose, the only suggestion that we might recommend would be to run a TUB CLEAN cycle with vinegar. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-19

How can I get my washer tub clean after paint stains in it? More specifically culking material. It has a kind of white transparent stain all over the tub.

Asked by: monycz
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The best method for cleaning the wash tub is by running the TUB CLEAN cycle as described in the owner’s manual. The use of abrasive cleaners can cause damage to the stainless steel tub, and should be avoided. For additional assistance, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-19
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