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LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White

  • Model: WT1101CW
  • Top Loading
  • 4.3 Cubic Feet
  • 1,100 RPM's
  • 5 Speed
  • 8 Cycles
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Washer Type
Top Loading
Capacity
4.3 Cubic Feet
RPMs
1,100 RPM's
Wash/Spin Speeds
5 Speed
Number of Cycles
8 Cycles
Number of Water Levels
Automatic Water Level Adjustment
Adjustable Water Temperature
5 Temperature Combinations
Perma Press Cycle
Yes
Delicate Cycle
Yes
Soak Cycle
Yes
Bleach Dispenser
Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Yes
Tub Type
Stainless Steel Tub
Energy Star Tier Level
Energy Star Tier Level 3
Other Features
Slam Proof Lid, NeveRust Stainless Steel Washplate, NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum, LED Display
Dimensions
27.0(w) X 40.1(h) X 28.3(d)
Shipping Weight
150 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Features

Talk About Clean Design!

Talk About Clean Design!

4.3 cu. ft. Large Capacity Top Load Washer with Sleek Easy Front Control Panel
MORE FREE TIME

MORE FREE TIME

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.3 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That's Time saved and sore back avoided.

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.
Sleek and Easy!

Sleek and Easy!

Goodbye clunky dials and knobs. With the new Easy Front Panel, the controls are readily accessible in the front of the washer. As if that's not enough, the sleek modern design allows you to find the right settings in no time.

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.
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.

Wash in peace

You shouldn’t know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.

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Specifications

SUMMARY
Design StyleTop Loader
CAPACITY
Capacity4.3 cu. ft.
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)132 lbs/ 149.6 lbs
APPEARANCE
Design LookFront Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED DisplayYes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® QualifiedYes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs8
Wash ProgramsCotton/ Normal, Bulky/ Bedding, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean
No. of Options9
OptionsRinse+Spin, Spin Only, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Signal On/ Off
No. of Wash/Rinse TempsHot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin SpeedsExtra High (1100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water LevelsAutomatically adjusts to the size of load
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
ColdWash™ OptionYes
SenseClean™ SystemYes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray SystemYes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
2+1 DispenserMain Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration SystemYes
LoDecibel™ Quiet OperationYes
End of Cycle SignalYes
Load SenseYes
Auto Suds RemovalYes
Forced Drain SystemYes
SmartDiagnosis™Yes
Status Indicator(s)Yes
Child LockYes
Leveling Legs4 Adjustable Legs
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor TypeDirect Drive Motor
Motor SpeedVariable
Max RPM1,100
AxisVertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel DrumYes
CabinetPainted Steel
Control PanelPlastic
Top CoverPlastic
Diamond Glass LidYes
Available ColorsWhite
POWER SOURCE
RatingsCSA Listed
Electrical Requirements120V, 10 Amps
TypeElectric
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor Lifetime on Drum
UPC048231 013239
Design, features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White
 
4.8

(based on 676 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (500)
  • Easy to use (480)
  • Quality (447)
  • Features/settings (439)
  • Style/design (344)

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    Best Uses

    • Everyday clothes (7)
    • Bedding (6)
    • Delicate (6)
    • Heavy/bulky items (6)
    • Towels (6)
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    4.0

    Excellent Value

    By likes2sail

    from Alexandria, VA

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        Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

        Consumer Reports recommended this washer with its matching dryer; I bought both. I haven't used it often enough yet to give a comprehensive view of its quality and features. This is a very large washer. If you have limited space, measure carefully, taking into account 4 inches required behind the dryer for the hose. I didn't, and it is just luck that my laundry closet doors close with 1/2 inch to spare! I have found the washer complicated to operate. My daughter has one, too. She gave me a tutorial, and now it all makes sense.

         
        5.0

        Best washing machine ever

        By alixman

        from Rio Rancho, NM

        Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

        We really love our new washer. My clothes seem so much more clean and bright. It is very quiet. It also has a very large basket, which handles big loads with ease. Best purchase in a washing machine we have ever made.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to use, quiet and very efficient!

        By walterczw

        from Floral Park, NY

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            Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

            It's an easy to use and quiet machine that gets the job done very well.

             
            5.0

            Wowed by the technology

            By Almost70

            from Tega Cay, SC

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                Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                At almost 70 years old I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing a new washer without an agitator, much less with an electronic control panel. But I was won over immediately: I found it was easy to use. Amazed at how little water it uses but the clothes come out perfectly clean and dryer than with my old washer. I've only used the settings "Cotton/Normal", "Pure Color" and "Bulky Bedding". I did read the manual thoroughly and am paying attention to how I load clothes. After about 10 loads have not encountered an "error" message as yet, but I know what to do if that happens. I like the countdown on the timer and the little tune when the load is finished - don't have to keep checking on the load's status. Would highly recommend. In fact my refrigerator is 16 years old and I chose an LG model #had to order it# that would fit in my 33 inches of width. Has the two French doors and bottom freezer. Looking forward to having it delivered. A Satisfied customer - just want it to last.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great washer but has some limitations

                By LGwantsnewnicknameagain

                from White Salmon, WA

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                    Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                    I have washed about 20 loads so far and am very happy with the washer's performance. If you have not used a high-efficiency top-loader before, you might find it a little confusing at first. For example, it might look like some of the clothes are not getting wet because they don't get submerged in a tank of water. Also, if you haven't used HE detergent before, you need to follow the instructions closely until you get the hang of it. No worries: the clothes get very clean and are so thoroughly spun that they dry quickly. I am also happy that I can leave the washer door open without it sticking out into my utility room (as my front-loader did), and I am hopeful that I won't have the smelly-clothes problem that plagued my last machine (a front loader) despite my best efforts to leave the door ajar and clean the machine according to the instructions. Another plus: this LG washer has a very deep tub and holds a lot more clothes than my front-loader did. It's great for washing quilts or blankets; there's a special setting for that. I bought this LG machine because of its high consumer rating and the many good reviews I found online. I expect to get great performance in terms of cleaning and energy efficiency. So far, so good. Contrary to a lot of the reviews I've read, I have experienced only one problem with load balancingâ€"when I washed a couple of very heavy throw blankets and had to rearrange them once before the machine could go into spin mode. I don't think balancing is much of an issue if you load items properly. Put heavier items in first and spread everything around evenly rather than piling it up in the middle of the machine. Also, many other reviewers have mentioned that it takes a long time to wash a load. That is true, and it might be a problem for someone who has a big family and does many loads per day. For me, though, it's not an issue. Yes, it takes a long time to go through the full cycle, but if that's what it takes to get my clothes really clean without wasting a lot of water, I'm fine with that. There is a speed cycle if you really need it now and then. There are, however, a few downsides that I wasn't aware of until I purchased the machine, and some of them might have made me reconsider my decision: As soon as the machine was delivered and installed, the first thing I noticed was a warning label about how washing anything that is waterproof or water-resistant, such as mattress pads or plastic mats, could destroy the machine. The manual does not explain why this is so, and I have not been able to find a good/complete listing of what kinds of items can and can't be washed in this machine. From what I've been able to discern (again, this isn't explained AT ALL in the manual, so I've had to research it online), the problem is that water-repelling items can trap water inside them, and then the machine can shake itself apart or wreck the items while trying to spin out the water. So the manual says not to wash items such as "water-proof or water-resistant items" including "certain mattress pads, mattress covers, rain gear, camping gear, skiing apparel, outdoor gear and similar items." My husband and I are active outdoors, so this is a bummer. We can't wash our rain jackets or cross-country ski pants in our new washer, and these garments are supposed to be washed regularly to keep them functioning effectively. I'm not sure whether we can wash sleeping bags, which don’t seem waterproof but seem to qualify as “outdoor gear.â€� Obviously I don't want to destroy my new machine or cause property damage or injury, but I dread driving to the nearest laundromat (12 miles away) every time I have to wash a jacket. What I need is a COMPLETE list of which items qualify for the warning. The manual doesn't have it, and I can't find one anywhere at lg.com. The Help library online is VERY limited!!! Just the basic stuff that is already in the manual. I have seen a lot of online inquiries about whether you can wash rubber-backed rugs in the machine, and the answers online are unclear. I saw one LG response saying it's okay if you do it at a lower spin speed, but others say never never do it. If nothing else, it might make the rubber come off your rugs, even if you wash on cold with low or medium spin (as I've done in my previous washer). So that’s one more thing I now have to take to the local laundromat. I replaced one rug with a non-rubber-backed one, but it doesn’t stay put. Ack! This is a serious inconvenience, as most household rugs have a rubber backing AND need regular cleaning. Another limitation: When I told friends about my smelly clothes problem with my previous front loader, many of them recommended enzyme-type products (I won’t name them here, because LG has a policy against references to other products in reviews). However, if you use a liquid HE detergent, you cannot use a powdered enzyme product with it. Everything must be added through a dispenser, rather than right in the tub with the clothes, and there are dispensers only for detergent, fabric softener, and bleach. When I inquired about this, I was told that LG doesn't recommend using these enzyme products at all. The bleach compartment "holds liquid chlorine bleach." It's not clear where you can put non-chlorine bleach if you use that instead. The "Tub Clean" cycle instructions in the manual do not explain what type of product to use. First it refers to "tub cleaner or lime scale remover," which go in the dispenser drawer. But then it has some instructions about other products. For example: "when you use liquid chlorine bleach, load it into the liquid chlorine bleach compartment." It's not clear whether this is referring to the Tub Clean cycle or just when you're using bleach for washing clothes. Very confusing!!! I didn’t know what “tub cleanerâ€� is, so I contacted LG about this and was told that they recommend using bleach for Tub Clean, and it goes in the bleach compartment. For any high-efficiency machine (top-loader or front-loader), you need to run a cleaning cycle with bleach once a month to keep mold and mildew from growing inside your machine and then getting into your towels and clothing. Apparently manufacturers have not considered that rural people like me use septic systems for our homes, and chlorine can kill off the bacteria that break down waste in our septic tank. I would like to avoid using chlorine bleach, but I had so many problems with mold and mildew in my last machine that my husband finally re-routed our washing machine, tub and shower plumbing to a separate “graywaterâ€� drainage system that does not go into the septic tank. So now I can use chlorine in my machine, but I still worry about what it might be doing to the soil and plants in the drainage area. I bet I’m not the only rural person with these concerns (not to mention my urban friends who also prefer to avoid chlorine because of its environmental impacts), but this issue is not addressed in any manufacturers’ manuals that I have seen. They just assume that everyone will use bleach at least once a month (for tub cleaning) if not more often. My previous machine did not come with any instructions for cleaning out the pump drain but I found some online while looking for advice about the widespread “smelly clothesâ€� problem, and when I cleaned out the drain it had horrible smelling gunk in there along with a few coins and a button. Unlike LG front loaders, the top loaders apparently do not have a pump filter that you clean out regularly, so I wonder whether there is any danger of debris getting in there. Finally, on my new washer the signal that a cycle is complete is a little melody instead of a beeper or buzzer. That's all well and good, except that the machine has no volume control and the tune is not very loud. (I think you can turn off the signal, but I checked with LG and there is no way to make it louder.) I have no hearing problems but it's hard to hear the tune when the door to my utility room is closed or there is other noise in the house. The manual says to remove laundry "immediately" after the cycle is complete (because it's pretty dry already from the spin cycle), but that's impossible if you can’t hear the signal. I have to remember to check for a completed cycle, which isn’t easy. What were the engineers thinking??? I might still buy this machine if I had it to do all over again. I would never go back to an old-style top loader because of all the wasted electricity and water plus more wear-and-tear on fabrics. I'd be wary of a front loader because of the bad experience I had with a defective design that was susceptible to mold and mildew, and because of the limited space in my utility room for a front-loader door to be left wide open. But if all HE top-loaders have this issue with waterproof clothes and rubber-backed mats, that doesn't leave any good options. I'll be patronizing a laundromat for the first time in 25 years :(

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great washing and so quiet!

                    By Robynhood

                    from Allamuchy Township, NJ, USA

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                        Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                        This machine beats my leaky, smelly, front load washer hands down. There are so many washing options and it is so quiet. Clothes wash great and spin much dryer than past washers. It has held huge loads with ease. Love this machine!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        EXCELLENT CHOICE!

                        By JDullGurl

                        from Washington, DC, USA

                        Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                        I bought the washer/dryer set a few months ago and have not been disappointed! They are very user friendly, and of courses washes and dries perfectly. I love the sensing technology, which adjusts water levels, to avoid wastefulness. Of course the front loading washers are pretty; I have one at a rental unit, but top loaders are by far the best, and prevents mildew. The drier is quick, and fluffs very nicely. My favorite cycle is the Freshen Up. I use this all the time to warm a blanket for the kiddos or get a wrinkle out. The little song played at the end is so sweet and a nice way to be alerted to the end of the cycle, as opposed to the otherwise harsh annoying buzzers. LG is top of the line.

                         
                        5.0

                        Good quality and good performance

                        By Eric

                        from Florida, USA

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                            Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                            Initially concerned about reviews regarding out of balance problems. Upon arrival of the washer, I was alarmed that I could get the washer professionally installed. I ended up installing it myself and paid particular attention to balancing instructions. I was thrilled to find I have not had any balance issues as indicated in previous reviews. The washer is quiet and a start and forget system. It cleans well and is much larger than my old washer. This allows me to wash all washable items I have in my home. Blankets, sleeping bags, lots of clothes at one time shows the capacity. 4 months and no issues.

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Washer

                            By Anonymous

                            from Undisclosed

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                                Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                I love my new washer! Our clothes smell fresh after a cycle. It's so quiet that I have to check that it is working. Excellent product!

                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Clothes not clean!

                                By Shar

                                from Texas

                                Comments about LG 4.3 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                Im shocked at the number of people who love this washer. The water does does not even cover the clothes so clothes dont get clean. Low water levels are normal for this machine. Average wash time is 50 minutes for one load. I have to add water to each load. Such a dissappointment and waste of $$$. It sound like a jet on the spin cycle.

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