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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
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.

SUMMARY
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
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Front Control
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
CEE Tier Rating 1
WASH PROGRAMS
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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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 AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
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)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 5 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
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
LIMITED WARRANTY
1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor Lifetime on Drum Yes
UPC CODE
UPC 048231015905

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst machine I have ever owned Bought this a while ago and have had to have the springs replaced twice in three months because the load is uneven. Machine is junk total junk.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Roomy so I can wash everything, easy to use. My only negative is a short person problem I can reach the bottom.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I bought this washer about 1 month ago. It is very quiet, water level is great and my clothes are always clean. I wash alot of delicate clothing it is great with my clothing. Very please with washer
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and cleans the clothes! We bought this washer a month ago to get rid of a moldy front loader of another brand. This washer is very quiet for most of the cycle and makes very little noise for the portion you can hear. We have it in a utility room next to our kitchen and it is open to our living area because we have our cat box in the utility room as well. We have been very pleased with the cleanliness of the clothes too. The slow close top is a nice feature. There are also various settings including a 30 minute speed wash cycle that does a good job too. No complaints. This washer has so far exceeded expectations.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this after losing all my appliances in flood. I love the washer. Only issue I have is I am short and I had to tiptoe and stretch to reach bottom of inside.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features, like the controls up front Bought it two days ago, so far every thing runs good BUT the serial # should be up front some where NOT in the back where you can't get to it once installed. OR, installation to tell you to write it down before installation or have it on the warranty card like the gas drers was
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Washer Ever & A Great Price Too! I always wait to review a product. You know -- you get a product, love it, and a year later it just isn't doing what you thought it would do. Well, not this washer. I LOVE IT! We've had it for over a year now and washed load after load of bulky items, delicate items, regular stuff, etc. We even had to unzip all the covers on our couch cushions and wash them after a long weekend with an angry cat (yes -- it was AWFUL!). But the washer cleaned the fabric and didn't destroy it like a traditional washer with the center agitator would have. Thank you, LG! Just bought the matching dryer. If it holds up like this washer, you've got a customer for life.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great washer! I just received this washer and I have been working it hard due to not having a washer for 2 weeks. I love it, it can do anything I want it to. Its beautiful and large.
Date published: 2017-05-09
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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: 2017-05-09

How much water does the WT150CW washing machine use?

Asked by: Rayray104
The estimated annual water use for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design, Model # WT1501CW under typical conditions based on an annual usage of 392 loads per year, or around 8 loads per week as referenced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure is 4,901 gallons per year. Based on its Integrated Water Factor, it will have a total weighted per-cycle water consumption of 16.65 gallons/cycle/cubic feet...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-10

Ive noticed recently when the washer is off, the jet sprayer port leaks small amounts from time to time into the tub. Haven't used the washer in 3 days, still seems to be wet. I felt around the jet spray hole and hose, both are moist. Is this normal?

Asked by: JTTT
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Is the washer lid being left open, as is recommended? If the water is still leaking into the washer, then the water valve, or another related component, 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: 2017-04-18

my husband just purchased this for me and at one point in the cycle...it leaks water from the front of the machine...why?

Asked by: confusedx100
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Check to see if it can be determined where this leak originated; whether from around the door or from under the cabinet. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 in order to fully troubleshoot this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-11

The drain hose isn't long enough. How do you get the hose off to replace?

Asked by: Laurikt
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The drain pump can only send waste water a certain distance, which is equivalent to the length of the hose. It is designed to only use the hose which comes connected to the machine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-16

Is it okay to use detergent pods, like Gain Flings, in the washing machine? If so, where do you put them?

Asked by: MidlothianTx
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We do not recommend the use of Pods, or packaged detergents. The manufacturer recommends the use of a liquid or powdered High Efficiency (HE) detergent in the appropriate detergent cup in order for the unit to be able to dispense the detergent and other additives at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. It is recommended to only use additives labeled specifically for HE washing machines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-22

Why does tub in washer squeak when washing

Asked by: Pimay
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. This device should not be squeaking, as it does not have belts, etc. which could cause a squeak. 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: 2017-02-22

How do I change the settings? I want to change from normal to bulky and I can't. 

Asked by: Frannymask
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The only adjustments available must be made before the start of a cycle. The cycle cannot be changed during operations. If there are additional questions in this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-09
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