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4.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Front Control Design and WaveForce™ Technology

  • WT1201CW

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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 4.7 out of 5 by 682 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 Does not clean clothes The washer seems to work fine, but when we pull clothes out, they still smell horrible. Especially the towels for some reason. We are going to try to get LG to give us our money back since it's still under warranty and we are very unsatisfied, but I doubt they'll honor it since technically it isn't malfunctioning. And "no" I am not the only one with this problem for this washer. August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome washer This washer is huge inside! Love the easy to reach front controls. Could have a few more features but has plenty so can't really complain. For the price this washer is as good (better) than a front loader! August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Washer I have had this washer for over a month now and I absolutely love it. I love the digital buttons and readout. There are plenty of options you can use depending on the type of load. I really like that it signals the end of the wash by playing a little tune. My clothes come out really clean. It's very easy to use, just follow the instructions which are easy to read and understand. August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cleans great I was surprised that my clothes were so clean with so little water. Machine is very quiet. July 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2 new motherboards in 2 years We are waiting for a part to come in. It took Best Buy Geek Squad almost a week to come out. Now we are waiting another week for the motherboard to get shipped. So we will be without a wash machine for 2 weeks. Not a good unit. Thank God we bought the extended warranty! First one was replace under manufacture's warranty. 2 times. Unbelievable. July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never loved a new appliance more!! It's quiet, has lots of load features, cleans well, and looks fancy too!! It actually makes doing laundry enjoyable...never thought I'd say that. July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great top loader This top loader is large enough for all my needs. The large drum fits bedding easily. No more sore back from bending over to unload a front loader. Love all the cycle choices! The little tune it plays at cycle end is so much better than that annoying buzz! The only problem I have is that I don't get to use it much because my husband likes our new washer more than I do! July 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Variety of cycles and uses less water We like the various cycle options and the fact that it requires much less water than our prior washer. We have had some problems with the computer controls and will need a technician to look at it again. July 11, 2015
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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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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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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.
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I read a review that stated that the lid locks and when the unit broke down the clothes were locked in for weeks before the repair man arrived/
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Yes, you can add clothes. When machine is on, simply push the power button (this puts the machine in pause mode) wait for lid to unlock, toss in your added items, close the lid and push the power button again to restart. Easy breezy!
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During the cycle there is a period when the "Add Garments" light goes on the the lid unlocks.
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Yes, the lid does lock. The only way you can add clothes mid-cycle is to pause the cycle. You CANNOT open the lid once the cycle starts.
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Why can't water resistant items be washed?

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The water will not spin out of these items properly. If you do wash these items, do so without the spin mode.
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I suspect that this is due to the fact that when the washer spins, especially at high speed, it depends upon the even release of water through the side holes. Without and even release in all directions, the tub becomes unbalanced. This could happen if a waterproof item were plastered up against one side of the tub during the spin.
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Do not wash or spin any item labeled or known to be waterproof or water-resistant, even if the product care label on the item permits machine washing. Failure to follow these instructions could result in damage to your laundry, your washer, and other property damage as a result of abnormal vibration of the washer. This information is listed on page 18 of your owner’s manual.
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No Permanent Press??

For dress shirts and khaki's and other pants... What cycle should I use?

Cotton/Normal? Surprisingly there is no mention of the word "permanent press" in the manual that I found.
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Cotton/Normal is fine. But I prefer to use the Pure Color cycle adjusting the wash temp (tap cold), soil level (normal) and spin speed (medium). This is my desired preference. If laundering only a few I will use speed wash and adjust temp, soil & spin. I also choose these methods for my jeans too. Love how they turn out. I reserve Cotton/Normal for kids clothes. Hope this helps?
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Use the delicates cycle
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the information on page 22 of the owner’s manual, dress shirts should use the DELICATES cycle. Pants should be washed with the COTTON/NORMAL cycle.
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