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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 1 out of 5 by from Clothes come out DIRTIER Less than 1 year old LG top loader washing machine have clothes coming out dirtier after being washed. This is after the machine has been cleaned using a Tide Washing Machine Cleaner as recommended by LG customer support. Have tried contacting customer support to no avail and all I got was being blamed that I did not maintain the washer. I cannot fathom how one can neglect or fail to maintain a washer for it soil clothes week after week in less than 1 year. The load was only half full with less than 2 tablespoons of Tide High Efficiency detergent. No, this is not tissue lint residue and no, there were no heavily soiled clothes that went into this washer. And, only dark colored clothes went into the washer. Future customers of LG, if you want a washer that SOILS your clothes, go get LG branded top loader washing machine.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopefully worth the wait! I Purchased the washer and dryer approximately six weeks ago. They were back ordered so I had to wait on them. The washer was delivered last week the dryer was delivered this week so finally got to use them yesterday for the first time. Happy so far! My last washer was no where near this large of capacity so with the size of these. Since it’s just my husband and I, I think I could do a weeks worth of dark or light clothes in one load!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my new washing machine. This is the first now one that I've gotten. I would recommend others to purches this machine.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from basic use no complicated use instructions needed all that i need for washing do not need all the extra,that i never use
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never seen before So quiet, efficient, best performance, quality more than expected
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet and Efficient The washer does a good job with my laundry and is VERY quiet compared to my last washer. The tub is very deep, so if your 5' 3" or shorter this may not be a good fit because it's hard to reach the clothes from the bottom.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the new washer So far it is wonderful! I love how quiet it is and my clothes are very clean. The drum is huge. I can wash quilts easily. East to use if you follow instructions and don't over fill detergent. Time will tell how reliable it is long term.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine Have been using washer 3 months. Love it. Washes clothes great.
Date published: 2017-10-05
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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: 2017-07-28

What does the flashing CL mean on the display?  I cannot get the washer to start.

Asked by: msginny5
The CL code means the CHILD LOCK feature has been activated on the unit. To deactivate the CL press and hold the SOIL button for 3 seconds.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-17

Can I use detergent pods in the WT1502?

Asked by: Edfitz0802
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW is designed to use only High-Efficiency (HE) detergent which is available as either liquid detergent or powdered detergent. There are various brands of HE detergent with varying concentrations and if detergent pods are available as High-Efficiency detergent you will need to follow the manufacturer's instructions on their use in washing machines...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-11

How to run small cycle? Or which features to use if I want to wash only one shirt.

Asked by: Jyoti
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. A single item should not be washed by itself. Doing so will result in the wash load becoming unbalanced, and can cause abnormal vibrations in the machine, which can potentially damage the product. For additional information, review the suggestions listed on page 14 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-31

How deep is the drum, from the top of the washer to the bottom of the drum? How does this measurement compare to the LG 7600?

Asked by: R C W
Regrettably, the depth of the drum for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW is not listed in the product's specifications nor in its owner's manual nor is the depth listed for the other LG washing machines. Please contact our Support Center, (800) 243-0000 for assistance with the requested information...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-30

How tall of a person do you need to be to reach the bottom of the tub?

Asked by: Rege
5'4" unless you have very omg arms.
Answered by: R C W
Date published: 2017-05-27

Hi ! I wanted to know when a specific washer was manufactured... the washer model # is WT1501CW.  Which year ? Basically I'm asking if this is a newer model. Thanks 

Asked by: Emos
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW was first available in the market in 2015...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-06
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