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

  • WT1201CW

  • White

Key Features

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

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

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 Front Control Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.3 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (54 1/3" H with lid open)
Available Colors Graphite Steel (V)
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 013338

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from its an amazing washer!!! I bought this washer 6 months ago used but I steam cleaned it and its amazing it never floods and its very durable and efficient
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! So glad I bought this! I love it! Love the end of cycle music! Love the style!
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Washer!!! Amazing capacity! It can wash more clothes than the dryer can handle. Love the soft close lid, detergent/fabric softener/bleach add. Only suggestion would be to put the speed wash cycle option as either 1st or 2nd option, not the 5th. Quiet and love the different wash options.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DISAPPOINTED!!!! This machine does not get the job done! Dirty clothes must be washed twice, and the wash cycles are very long. Lots of nice features, but also lots of headaches. The direct drive is a bit loud. Not a family washing machine!
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks are decieving Works great at first, not made for a family of 6 that has lots of laundry. Within 3 years we have gone through two of these washers (we rented to buy and before we could pay it off it needed to be replaced). Apparently Durability was not a priority for this machine. For a machine that senses everything, it breaks down a lot. For the amount of money that we put in to the machine, I wanted it to last. Our house has two adults and 4 kids, laundry here never stops.... Until it takes 4 days to do one load. I wanted to have faith that this machine was capable of taking on our houses laundry needs. Its seems as though this machine would be a great fit for a family of 2 with not a whole lot of laundry to take on. The everyday working joe's need a machine that will stand up to the test, this machine does not at all.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Washing Machine We've had this washing machine for 2 years and it rarely works properly. The drum is supposed to automatically recalibrate if it goes uneven, but it rarely does it correctly. We got rid of a 20 year old washer expecting this to be a big upgrade. Unfortunately, this machine doesn't do the one thing it is supposed to - wash clothes! Very frustrating. We've tried everyting to get it working right with no luck. Will likely replace shortly at great expense.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my unit! Love that clothes don't get damaged by an agitator and the soak cycle is perfect for my husbands work clothes. No more laundry mat either for those extra large winter blankets.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer Got this washer a long while ago, it is still running great. I have nothing bad to say about this product. I'm single, I load the washer, press some buttons, press start and it goes. No fuss, no muss.
Date published: 2016-08-06
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Why does the handle unlock and swings down from the door. 

Asked by: Doug12
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This hinged door handle is designed for the convenience of being able to still grasp the handle, whether the top of the lid faces toward you or is open and facing the wall. If you do not wish to use this feature, simply leave the lock active under the lid, as is described on page 27 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-26

I have the model number WT1201CW washer and I am trying to find out what the matching dryer model number is to this washer

Asked by: Byrontesman
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the specification sheet of this model, the matching ELECTRIC dryer is DLEY1201W, while the matching GAS dryer is DLGY1202W.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-20

Does it have a lent filter I can't locate one

Asked by: Donna B
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model has not been designed with a lint screen of any sort. Such would normally be found in a dryer, rather than in a washer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-21

I have an LG top loader washer. I noticed on the top of the rim that the plastic is Jagged like if it's rubbing on something

Asked by: Lisa44
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If something is tearing from friction, then it would be recommended to contact a qualified service technician to resolve this situation. 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/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-06-07

I purchased your LG WASHER. WT1201C. I wonder what cycle to wash queen bed sheets.

Asked by: dmarie27
hello For this model we recommend Bulky/Bedding
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-19

There is a dark colored material that is showing up on my clothes. It smears when touched & dirties the items which then have to be rewashed. I've used the tub clean as well as washer cleaner powder but it still shows up even in these empty cycles. 

Asked by: MAnne
It is difficult to determine the cause of the residue you have mentioned. Is a liquid or powdered detergent being used? Liquid detergents have less tendency to leave traces of undesolved soap. It is also recommended to check the water temperature to ensure a sufficient temperature to activate the detergent. If this does not resolve the situation, 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/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-04-28

After a load is done, the water keeps coming into the tub. 

Asked by: Bears
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the water continues to fill the tub, then there may be a problem with one of the inlet water valves. 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/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-26

Why doesn't the washer fill up enough to cover the clothes? Clothes are not getting cleaned...Especially the towels. All of the soap isn't getting rinsed out AND YES we are using the correct detergent. Having to wash towels 2-3 times isn't correct.

Asked by: Kenny Raquel
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. This device is designed for efficiency in operations, including with the amount of water in use. If the soap is not all being rinsed out of the tub, this could account for the cleaning performance experienced. This can be caused by using detergent other than that which is formulated for High Efficiency machines, or by using too much detergent, or by having soft water. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-20
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