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4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer

  • WT1701CV

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • Front Control Design
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
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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.

Laundry At the Speed of Life

Soccer practice. Groceries. Dinner. Dishes. Shouldn't your laundry move as fast as you? Now it can, with LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 30 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. Innovation that keeps up with your family calendar? That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

*Compared to an LG top load washer without TurboWash. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

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.

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.

Measure First

You found the LG washer that fits your lifestyle- now make sure it fits in your space. These LG models are larger than typical washers, measure to ensure your purchase can be successfully delivered and installed.

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.

CAPACITY
Capacity 4.9 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Front Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 12
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean, Permanent Press/Casual, Wool, Towels, Oxi-Sanitize™, Power Cleanse
No. of Options 13
Options ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Signal On/Off, Water Plus, Custom Program, StainCare™, Water Plus, TurboWash™
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,100 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
TurboWash™ Yes
Oxi-Sanitize™ Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System 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 Transparent (White), Dark Gray Tint (Graphite Steel)
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" (55 1/8" H with lid 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
Parts & Labor 1 Year Parts and Labor
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
UPC CODE
UPC 048231 013635

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer! We have had this washer for 6 months now and I love it! It dose take some getting used to because it is so different from our old washer with the agitator. I like how it uses very little water, but if you choose the bulky bedding cycle it will fill up all the way. Our clothes smell great and come out clean. It doesn't get that nasty smell like the front loaders do, there is a small door that can be left open to air out the washer, so the lid doesn't have to be left open. I recommend this washer. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It doesn't walk around the laundry room! I'm very pleased with this washer. Unlike my previous one, my LG doesn't shake, rattle and roll around the room every time I put some heavy towels in it. In fact, it hasn't moved a bit since we got it over two months ago. It's very quiet, has nice features, and it's easy to use. And it looks great too. This washer is everything we hoped for; we've got no complaints at all. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy enough for a man to operate! Great product. Very quiet. Huge capacity. Just throw a color catch sheet in and a pile of clothes and voila! Plenty of selections available but if you're in a hurry, two buttons will do the job. My wife and daughter have trouble reaching the bottom, but they don't try very hard and let me do the laundry. Handles comforters and bulky items easily. I can't imagine a better washing machine. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pleased overall - there are things to be aware of unusual and beautiful to look at. it is taller and deeper than the washer it replaced so i cannot reach to the bottom (am 5'2")--i have to use a grabber. so far i have scratched it but i am conscious of leaning against it. certain clothes seem to be more wrinkled - i think because there is no agitator. May 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Big and nice This is bigger than my previous washer. I love that i can put a lot of stuff in it, the only drawback is the more you put the less the clothes feels clean. You can see the water is way to blurry unlike my previous washer. So to have a big space but not able to utilize it is a little of a let down on this amazing machine July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Washes LOTS of laundry very quickly and quietly! I love this washing machine! I bought it in May, and have been very happy with my purchase. I wash a lot of laundry every day, and this washer does it quickly. I love all the different settings: "bulky" for several thick blankets or a large comforter, and I use the "towels" setting a lot. Very pleased with how quick, clean, and quiet the machine is. And, I actually like the little song it plays when your load has completed washing. I can't wait to buy the matching dryer once my old one dies! July 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Expect scratches Scratches appeared on the control panel within minutes. Before the delivery truck left the driveway we had scratches, and every time we load or unload the washer more scratches appear. The scratches either come from buttons and zippers on the clothes you're loading or unloading, as they drag over the front of the machine, where the controls are located. Or the scratches come from the buttons and zippers on the clothes you're wearing while you're bending over to load or unload. Either way, we are displeased. Our less than two month old washer looks like we bought it from a scratch and dent sale. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So much room This washer is so quiet and so deep! The capacity is great! Love the song it sings when the cycle is finished. We are very happy with it! June 20, 2014
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Can you increase volume of chimes?

our washer got deliver sunday night. did firstload of laundry and did not hear the sound of chimes at the end of cycle, don't like to live cloth sitting there....
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NO..Comes that way
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I apologize, but no; this washer appears to only have a SIGNAL ON or SIGNAL OFF option. This information is shown on page 26 of the owner’s manual.
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My clothes even in sm loads don't get covered and sometimes it seems they just aren't getting cleaned.
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yes it has the option "water plus" specially for bulky items or comforter, you can also add more rinse, you have to read the manual and fully understand the machine for a successful wash
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The reason why they made it smart because it senses the right amount of water to clean your clothes. Make sure to use HE detergent and put the right amount to your load. Also, heavy stains should always be sprayed with stain remover first and rub by hand. I'm sure there is no existing washer that could wash away heavy stains. If you want to add more water you could pause the washer and pour more water in, but that defeats the purpose of the washer being smart enough to know the right amount of water it should use. That's just my 2 cents.
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Why are my clothes so wrinkled?

Everyone is raving about this washer, and I just can't see why? What am I doing wrong? My clothes come out of it so wrinkled; like nothing I've ever seen before! The wrinkles do not all come out from the dryer. I have tried doing tiny loads, and used tried using fabric softener, but nothing is making a difference. What is everyone else doing that I am not?
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My clothes also come out wrinkled but I find they come out in the dryer.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is suggested to check the incoming water lines attached to the washer. If the lines are switched, then this would result in a HOT WATER RINSE which would set wrinkles into the fabrics, which are difficult to remove without ironing. If this turns out to not be the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to further troubleshoot the matter.
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We regret your displeasure with the design of this particular washing machine. We have no information available concerning the reasoning behind the addition or removal of certain product features.
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Lint?

Is there a lint trap, can you clean it, and if so where is it located?
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Our Top Load washing machines do not have a lint trap available.
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