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4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design

  • WT1501CW

  • White

Key Features

  • Ultra Large 4.5 cu.ft. Capacity
  • Front Control Design
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Warranty
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Load Washers”

LG Top Loaders were Evaluated by Consumer Reports

*Consumer Reports does not endorse products or services.

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

More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.5 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

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 warranty.

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
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.5 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (55 3/8" H with door open)
Available Colors White (W)
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
CEE Tier Rating 1
No. of Programs 8
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Tub Clean, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Speed Wash, Delicates, BrightWhites™, Download
No. of Options 14
Options Soak, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 19 hrs), Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, ColdWash™, StainCare™, Water Plus, Add Garments, PreWash
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Semi Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1100 max.), 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
NFC Tag On Technology Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
3-Tray Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
SlamProof™ Lid Yes
Add Garment Indicator Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal 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
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Washplate Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Plastic
Lid Diamond Glass Transparent Glass
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 5 Amps
Type Electric
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (55 3/8" H with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 7/10" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 137.3 lbs/154.9 lbs
1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor Lifetime on Drum Yes
UPC 048231015905

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from doesn't agitate well doesn't seem to agitate clothes well. clothes on top never move. don't know how that could clean dirty clothes. watching the cycle seems so gentle. selected heavy soiled. don't know what i could be doing wrong
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use I got it a few months ago and it so easy to use love it
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Pleased we purchased this!!!! I was skeptical about purchasing this washer after reading some of the comments. We are a family of 4 and use this machine is used frequently. We needed a top loading machine because of space requirements and I am really happy with the way the machine operates and cleans. It performs great!!!!! .
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Blanket Washer I am amazed at how well this washer handles large blankets and comforters. It is also a VERY quiet machine. This is the type of purchase you have to make and not want to make. I'm glad I chose this model.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke on first wash Just bought LG WT1501CW 11/25/17 got home hooked it up it did not finish one load and I got an error. Called LG tried everything they said still got error. Took it back to store got another one lets see how it does.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dryer and washer Bought a week ago.. Been using it non stop works great washed some really dirty rugs they came out so clean.. Usually I have to add lot of different products to get out stains.. I put it on heavily soiled setting worked amazingly well.. Came out like new.. My clothes that I wanted also came out smelling so clean.. I love my new LG washer and dryer
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very quiet I am so glad that I purchased this machine. It is quiet and gets the clothes very clean.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great washer Just not for Short People I love this washer. The tub is huge and holds a lot. Gets my clothes very clean. However, I am 5'3" and I cannot reach the bottom of the washer to get the clothes out. I have to use a stool and a grabber device to empty the washer's tub. If I had known about this issue, I would have bought another side loader washer. As I age,this is going to be a problem for me as I have back problems.
Date published: 2017-11-21
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Is spin speed adjustable on Model WT1501CW? How slow a spin speed can I choose?  400 rpm?  

Asked by: ISOWasher
Low – 930 RPM, Medium – 970 RPM and High – 990 RPM. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-13

We have owned the machine for 3 mths. We continue to get soap stains on our black pants and shirts. We believe that we are not over using detergent. We are using the recommended he detergent. What can we do to stop the stains.

Asked by: Jamie430
The following discussion available on our community forum has helpful information regarding our top loading machine. Please visit: Check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport for assistance with any of your LG products
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-12-01

In the owners manual it says to fill the bleach dispenser with bleach for the tub clean cycle. In the quick reference guide it says to add liquid bleach to the dispenser drawer for the tub clean cycle, which is correct or does it matter? 501CW

Asked by: Trac777
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW has a bleach dispenser which is a separate compartment at the left front of the tub opening. This compartment is designed to automatically dispense liquid bleach at the proper time in the wash cycle. The dispenser is activated twice to ensure complete dispensing of the bleach so that any water left at the end of the cycle is water and not bleach. When using the Tub Clean cycle, you should fill the bleach dispenser as instructed in the owner's manual. Adding bleach to the dispenser drawer could result in your clothing being ruined the next time you wash your clothes if the bleach is not completely washed out...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-14

Is the tub clean cycle suppose to be using warm water instead of hot water? WT1501CW

Asked by: Trac777
The tub clean cycle uses only hot water.
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-11-14

I have an LG Top Loader, Model #1101CW. Lately there are brown, greasy specks (residue) left on the clothes. Cleaned the tub with Affresh. Residue worse. Ran tub clean multiple times. Multiple big chunks of residue in water. Washer now leaking.

Asked by: lgsks
We are sorry to read about the issues that you are experiencing with your ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.1 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel, Model # WT1101CW. However, from the description of the problems that you are experiencing, you may want to look into the type of water you have in your environment. The type of water you have in your home can have a huge impact on laundry. Hard water is everywhere, and it’s not just something people living in rural areas deal with, municipal water can have hardness as well. It’s an established fact that 85% of the water in the United States is considered hard. That means it contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. Those dissolved minerals can cause a laundry list of problems for your clothes, sheets, and towels. Due to the minerals like calcium and magnesium that prevent water from mixing with detergent to form a solution, soap and detergent simply don’t work as well in hard water. Those dissolved minerals hamper the effectiveness of many cleaning products.. As a result, soap scum gets left behind. The same white, chalky substance in your sink and shower gets on your laundry. Sometimes, the stuff that sticks to the fabric is referred to as “detergent curd,” The result is dingy looking clothes that don’t feel completely clean after they come out of your dryer. The residue on your clothes will even attract and hold more dirt as you wear them. The soap scum and mineral residue on your clothes can also negatively affect their appearance. Your favorite outfit could wear out before its time and get ruined because of hard water. You might even find mysterious yellow or reddish brown stains on your clothes after they come out of the wash and that is likely the hard water’s fault too. You get those stains for the same reason you get similar-looking stains inside porcelain sinks and toilets – iron in the water. Household water containing a lot of iron may leave those stains on your clothes. It’s even more likely to happen if you use chlorine bleach to wash your whites. That’s because when iron particles combine with bleach, it creates iron-oxide, also known as rust. Soft water is ideal for cleaning. And installing a water softener is the most permanent solution to laundry problems from hard water in your home. Water softeners remove or deactivate the minerals that lead to those annoying and potentially costly issues. During the water-conditioning process, calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with soft minerals (such as sodium or potassium ions)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-09

Turning the tones on and off

Asked by: J1staggs30
Pressing the ColdWash™ button (SIGNAL ON/OFF) on the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW for three seconds will activate/deactivate the melody and button sounds. The volume settings are ON/OFF...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-30

There is no permanent press cycle on this model.  What setting would you use to replicate that type of cycle?  I am finding that my work clothes are coming out very wrinkled.

Asked by: kcompanion
We appreciate your interest in this washer. The COTTON/NORMAL cycle would be the closest option to permanent press. It would also be suggested to perform a cold water rinse and remove the clothing as soon as possible from the washer to prevent wrinkling.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-16

What is the reason you can NOT wash waterproof items?  Is Gore-Tex, breathable, waterproof items included in the ban?

Asked by: StumpedHunter
It is not that you "CANNOT" wash Waterproof or water resistant items in The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW, but more that if possible, you should not wash such items in the washer. This washer features the Tag on feature which will allow you to download the Waterproof cycle so you can wash such items if you must. The reason for the warning with regards to washing or spinning waterproof items such as raincoats, sleeping bags etc., is because this is a High-Efficiency (HE) Washer which spins much faster than regular washers so it can extract more water so less dryer time is required saving you money which is how it earns its name as a "High Efficiency" washer. But waterproof or water-resistant items can increase the chance of loads becoming unbalanced in some washers, and that can cause excessive shaking and abnormal vibrations that can cause damage to you or your property. There is no "ban" and you should always follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer that should be attached to the garment. If in doubt, you can contact your garment's manufacturer for advise on its care...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-14
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