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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:

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 013338

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unbalanced machine I never could get the machine to balance and had to take the clothes out without using the spin cycle, very wet clothes to hang.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Always uneven We have had this washing machine about a year and we do not like it at all! Ant time we try and wash a smaller load we get the error "uneven" and it rinses forever! We have had it serviced which fixed the problem for a few weeks. I have wasted so much water and time trying to get the load even. If I could, I would return this for a front load.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from washer This washer does not seem to get clothes clean, and have had trouble with soap and fabric dispensers.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer I ever had! I liked the washer so much, I just went and bought the dryer to match!
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of Electronic Junk After only a year and a half (warranty ran out 6 months ago) we are replacing the main control panel. If the repair was going to give us back an excellent washing machine that got our clothes clean, it would be worth it (almost). But, THIS MACHINE WILL NOT CLEAN YOUR CLOTHES. Water level is never high enough to cover the clothes and the agitation is a JOKE. No matter the size of the load, it sounds as if it were coming through the wall during the spin cycle. The cycles are so long, getting several loads done in a day is next to impossible. In summary, it has not been reliable and it does not clean our clothes. That makes it the worst washer purchase we have ever made, and we have made a few.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible. Worst buy ever. Already broke Had to have repaired within the first 6 months and now after 18 months there is water coming out the bottom of the machine. Never again will I buy from LG. Honestly the worst machine. Does horrible job washing clothes also. Many times I have to wash clothes 2-3 times to get stains out.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Initially, GREAT But after having to replace the Motor and clutch assembly, spending hours trying to balance loads so it does not get repetitive un-blanced faults I have had it. Does not matter it is a big load or a small load. I had 9-10 loads fault in the past 5 days.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Wash Machine I hate this wash machine. It spends more time on UE than it does washing. It can take hours to wash one load. It will keep adding water, over and over, to try to fix the balance of the clothes, when it needs to spin. You are not able to wash a small load. If you fill it full, so it will spin properly, the clothes are not as clean. Terrible product. Do not waste your money. I would like to throw mine out the door.
Date published: 2016-03-05
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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

Why can't you wash shoes and water proof items in this washing machine?

Asked by: Chrmille
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The cleaning performance of this design requires the ability for water to pass through the material fibers. This occurs during the high speed spins. This attempt at pushing water through the materials, and the materials being water resistant or rubberized and heavy, will cause the wash tub to spin out of balance, and potentially damage the cabinet and surrounding equipment.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-08

Washer turns off after 14 minutes and only lines are displayed not in trouble shoot book 

Asked by: Hubby
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is uncertain what might cause the display mentioned. It is suggested to unplug the washer for about 45 seconds in order to reset the machine, and then test it again. 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/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-21
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