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LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White

  • Model: WT1201CW
  • Top Loading
  • 4.5 Cubic Feet
  • 1,100 RPM's
  • 5 Speed
  • 8 Cycles
Special financing available (subject to credit approval)
Washer Type
Top Loading
Capacity
4.5 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
152 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Features

  • A Revolutionary Spin On Laundry

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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.

    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.

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Specifications

SUMMARY
Design StyleTop Loader
Control Panel DesignFront Control
CAPACITY
Capacity4.5 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design LookFront Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED DisplayYes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® QualifiedYes
CEE Tier RatingCEE Tier 3
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 SpeedsHigh, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water LevelsAutomatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray SystemYes
ColdWash™ OptionYes
SenseClean™ SystemYes
WaveForce™Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
2+1 DispenserMain Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration SystemYes
SmartDiagnosis™Yes
LoadSenseYes
Status Indicator(s)Yes
End of Cycle SignalYes
Child LockYes
Auto Suds RemovalYes
Forced Drain SystemYes
LoDecibel™ Quiet OperationYes
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 (W), Graphite Steel (V)
POWER SOURCE
RatingsCSA Listed
Electrical Requirements120V, 10 Amps
TypeElectric
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 Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC048231 013338
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LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White
 
4.7

(based on 204 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (174)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (142)
  • Easy to use (134)
  • Features/settings (122)
  • Quality (107)
  • Style/design (94)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 204 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      The Unbalance Feature Wastes SO Much Water--YIKES!

      By Amy

      from PA

      Pros

      • Cons
      • Features/Settings
      • Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

          This machine has a MAJOR downside to it. I've owned both the washer and dryer set for a year now and I've noticed that more often than not, the washer becomes unbalanced and must refill the drum with another full load of water to correct itself. Because of its auto "balance recovery" design, the machine will not alert you of an unbalance but will automatically refill its drum with fresh water, agitate the clothing, then spin empty again to try to correct it. The machine will continually do this over and over until it feels that the clothes have become re-balanced, which results in a serious, SERIOUS waste of water!! I will balance the clothes equally upon initial loading, but because there is no center agitator to keep them somewhat in place during the wash cycle, they jumble together and then fall randomly as the drum spins empty--RESULTING IN THE UNBALANCE! It's so frustrating!!! More often than not, I'll expect the load to finish in the "Quick Wash" 35 minute time frame, but when I go downstairs to check, I often discover that the machine has shut down mid-wash because it was unable to correct its own unbalance. Then I have to restart my wash, which causes WAY more water use and WAY more time! What is supposed to be a quick, 35 minute efficient wash ends up taking over an hour (sometimes two!!) depending on how many times the stupid machine messes up. I hate this washer! These new ones look so fancy and efficient but it's not until you've stopped using your old one that you realize how poorly the new designs are. I miss my center agitator, and I wish I had never bought this washer! The dryer, though, is wonderful.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bad balance

          By Dave22

          from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

          Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

          I loved this machine when I first got it. Now it is constantly having balance issues. I do live alone and sometimes do not have a "large" load of laundry, but it should perform just as well with a smaller load. It has even occasionally had bad balance with a full load of towels. I don't understand it!!!! I talked my parents into getting one and they have the same problem. They hate it! I have even stopped the machine and ring clothes out myself just because it will continue to show bad balance. What can I do to correct this? I can't imagine other people do not have this issue.

           
          5.0

          Great Job!

          By Tunes

          from Austin, TX, USA

          Pros

          • Performance
          • quality
          • style/design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

              My favorite feature is the tune my washer plays when finished, always puts a smile on my face. Love the look, the controls on the front, the large stainless tub, very strong spin cycle. My only negative is lint that is left on bras and panties. Washed my new king sized bedspread without a hitch!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This product has many faults

              By Fifi

              from Phoenix, Az

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              • Performance

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                  Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                  I would expect an HE machine to be an improvement over the old agitator type machine, but it is not. The cycles take forever. The clothes are dingy and appear to not be clean, and they do not feel rinsed even when using the extra rinse cycle. When using bleach on color safe towels, the towels end up with orange bleach spots and damaged fabric. I believe this is a result of not enough water in the wash cycle. Consequently, the bleach is going directly on the towel instead of in the water. I never had this problem with my old machine. Also, I was able to wash non-skid backed rugs in my old machine, which is not recommended in this machine. It is almost impossilbe to find a rug that is not backed. In some cases progress is not really progress. This is one of them. I wish I had never purchased this HE machine.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great machine

                  By RMitch

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  Pros

                  • easy to use

                  Cons

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                      Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                      Very different from agitator type washer but does a great job in cleaning.

                       
                      5.0

                      GREAT PRODUCT

                      By Sonny Boy

                      from Archdale

                      Pros

                      • easy to use
                      • Performance

                      Cons

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                          Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                          We bought this machine mid November 2014. My wife loves this machine. It has reduced our water bill by $20 per month. Clothes are clean. Drying time is cut nearly in half which saves on the electric bill.

                           
                          2.0

                          Constantly Unbalanced load error

                          By Poneros

                          from Chicago, IL, USA

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                          • ue
                          • unbalanced error

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                              You don't have to do much searching online for this top loader before find a whole bunch of people with the same problem and no answers from LG. The machine constantly gets to the end of the cycle and reports an unbalanced load, refills with water, and the goes back to spin cycle. Given that this is rated as He it ends up using more water in the end with the constant refills. I've stood there for hours watching the spin cycle with no rocking drum and it still gets down to 1 minute and restarts it again.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Research helps

                              By MOGMA

                              from Missouri, USA

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                  After a considerable amount of research, we decided to purchase the LG WT1201 CW top loading washer. It is easy to use and our laundry is definitely clean. It is amazing that such a small amount of water & detergent can do such a nice job. The only "issue" we have found is that washing rubber backed throw rugs is not recommended. We knew that this machine is not recommended for "waterproof" items but didn't realize that would include rugs that do need to be cleaned occasionally. That is the only reason our overall rating is not a 5!!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Child Friendly

                                  By FullTimeMomWifePhotographer

                                  from Memphis, TN, USA

                                  Pros

                                  • Child friendly
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • Features/Settings
                                  • Performance
                                  • quality
                                  • style/design

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                      We find that even with one child (2 yrs old) that we do tons of laundry! I love the child lock feature on this washer. It also makes our clothes look and smell great! Fits our queen size comforter with ease. The drum is wide and deep, so it makes getting lots of laundry done in decent amount of time. I also really like the fact that I have several different options to wash exactly what i need! Definitely worth the money we spent on it. We have had it for about a month now.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Washer has good features easy to use

                                      By Biff

                                      from Murfreesboro, TN, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about LG 4.5 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - White:

                                          This washer is an up grade from the 12 year old washer it replaced. So far the product has functioned great. Glade we got the top loader,very happy with this washer

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