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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
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 4.8 out of 5 by 500 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by residue The washer leaves a residue of some type on the dark clothes, Sometimes have to wash 2-3 times to get it out. I have cleaned the tub 3 times. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great replacement I purchased my LG washer after much research with other top load washers in the same price range. After looking at all the reviews, I chose the LG because the quality seems better than my other choice. The other washer had some negative review of rust around the bleach dispenser. I also thought the LG had a better stainless steel drum. The only feature that was missing from the LG washer was for a waterproof material setting. I do not believe any LG washers offer this setting but since I don't wash that many clothes that are waterproof, it was not a deal breaker. It does take longer to wash a load compared to my old washer but I just have to adjust my time doing laundry. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer! Great performance. Easy to use with great options. Much quieter than previous front load washer. Also have matching dryer with steam option. Love that too! Excellent value. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my new washer I don't have a single complaint about my new washer. I love the variety of options available to customize my load cycle. It is extremely quiet and the clothes are barely damp when they come out of the washer that it cuts the dry time in half. Could not have asked for a better washer. August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FANTASTIC WASHER I am delighted with our new LG washer. It has all of the features that you could possibly want. It is the best investment in an appliance that we have ever made. The LG washer far outperforms the previous brand that we had for 11 years. Instead of being a chore as in the past, we actually look forward to using it on wash days. July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Love this Washer This is a Great washer. We have been using this for almost 4 months now and haven't had any problems. At last we can wash our King size comforters without any problems. Best washer we ever owned. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great washer! This washer replaced a front loader that I hated (took forever, was noisy, walked, etc.), and I'm very pleased with it. The tub is huge, and I've successfully washed a comforter in it. The cycles finish when they say they're going to (something my old front-loader was very bad at), and the clothes are pretty dry, so the drying time is shorter. My only complaint is that I wish it had a "My Cycle" button so that I could save my favorite settings rather than choosing the options with every load. I love the jointed top so that fresh air can get into the washer even with the lid down, and I haven't had any problems with bad smells. The stainless steel tub is always spotlessly clean. This is a great washer! July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love all the features, very deep to reach into This washer has so many features that you are sure to find a setting to match the wash load. It is deep and I have a little trouble reaching the bottom to retrieve the laundry (I am 5'4"). July 22, 2014
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I would say yes, however, if not repositioned I would be concerned that folded and inner areas would not get sufficient movement and would need to be repositioned and re-done.
2 months ago
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Yes, I have owned this washer for almost a year. It is HUGE and will handle a king-size comforter or quilt, with room to spare.
2 months, 1 week ago
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Should be able to. But it will be tight. Need to use a low spin cycle.
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YES! I am washing our KING SIZE COMFORTER in it now, there is more then enough room for the comforter to fit, it will not look like it when you first put it in the washer but once the washer begins the wash cylces it will be fine. I hated having to go to the laundry mat to was our comforter, YUCK, I am very happy with the results from this washer with our comforter, it is getting cleaned better then it ever has at a laundry mat.
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I don't think so
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with ease!
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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vibration

How is the vibration on this machine. Concerned as it will be on the second level of our house...
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Ours has no vibration at all. It is super quiet and doesn't move at all when running.
1 month ago
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Ours is in our basement, however, it seems to be well balanced and does not seem as loud as our prior font loader. I frequently switch from high to medium spin which may help.
2 months ago
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TooBusyMom
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No problem....the machine sort of settles the contents before it starts washing them. Uncanny. Especially since I used to have terrible problems with towels. No problems now.
4 months, 1 week ago
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I find the vibration to be surprisingly low thanks to the load sensing adjustments it does and the rubber footing system. With the unit on the first floor I don't hear much in the finished basement below.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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We too have it on the second floor. I can't hear it at all. Sometimes I'll hear a faint noise from the water running and, forgetting it was even on, question what I was hearing. Have to get used to it I guess!
11 months ago
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Due to its LoDecibel operation it is so quiet you may not even notice the washer running.
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Which cycle for sheets/towels?

Just purchased. After looking through manual, trying to determine which cycle is best to wash sheets and/or towels. Manual states bulky/bedding is for items such as pillows, comforters and articles that have difficulty absorbing water. Do sheets and towels just use cotton/normal? Thanks in advance!
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Momofthree I had the same questions when I first purchased my new LG Washer. I use bulky/bedding for large towels, large sheets, comforters, etc. I called customer service and found them very helpful on issues as this. The number is 800-243-0000. Very good customer service!
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I use cotton/normal for sheets and towels, and usually add an extra rinse just because. Works great.
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I have been using the permanent press cycle and have no problems!!
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its proper usage. Yes; with the cycles and descriptions provided, it would seem that the COTTON/NORMAL cycle may be best for the items you have mentioned.
11 months ago
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What is the height (inches) needed when lid is open? With the hinge on the lid, can clothes be put in and removed when lid is folded back? What would that height (inches) be? I have upper cabinets and need to know if I have space to open lid.
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54 1/2" is needed when lid is open all the way.
Yes clothes can be put in and removed with the lid folded back. We have an upper cabinet as well.
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My washer is far enough away from the wall and my cabinets that the lid opens easily. If you have cabinets that extend more than 13" from the wall, you would have to place the machine about 6"- 8" from the wall to accommodate the lid's opening. You already have to allow a few inches for the water lines and the effluent line anyway, so you can take that into consideration. I have experienced no problem.
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I remember doing this a month ago as I had a similar problem but I believe you need at least 54 inches. But im not 100% sure. The hinge does fold up and tuck away nicely giving you a little room to play with if needed on the height.
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54.3 inches
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On this top loader I noticed that the handle on the lid has 2 sliders that can be used to lock the handle in place, or unlocked to allow the handle to rotate...why?
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The locking hinged handle on the washer lid is actually there to aid in closing the lid. For someone shorter in stature, the handle can be unlocked to aid in closing.
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This is for those with height restrictions due to a wall cabinet that sits above the washer, etc.
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11 months ago
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That is so you can leave the vent open for better ventilation to the tub if the machine is not going to be used for a while. There are already vent slots in that lid, but they are smaller.
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To air it out when not in use. Our previous front load washer got smelly and moldy.
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