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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™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Load Washers”

LG Top Loaders were Evaluated by Consumer Reports

*Consumer Reports does not endorse products or services.

For Small Loads That Are a Big Deal

Add the revolutionary LG SideKickTM pedestal washer to the Front Control Dryer you love. Only with LG, wash your small but important loads when you need to or save time by washing two loads at once.

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

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.

Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
TurboWash™ Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.9 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (55 1/8" H with lid open)
Available Colors Graphite Steel (V)
Capacity 4.9 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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
TurboWash® Yes
Oxi-Sanitize™ Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
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 Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
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)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
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
Parts & Labor 1 Year Parts and Labor
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
UPC 048231013635

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with this machine. This top loading machine is very easy to operate and there are lots of washing options. It senses the load weight (I don't have to choose size of load). The clothes are almost always spun so there is little extra water, Easy to operate. Huge tub. I can wash my Queen comforter. No agitator in the middle of the tub for straps (camisoles etc.)to get stuck or wrapped. The clothes seem to be cleaned and rinsed adequately. I spend less time buying detergent (uses smaller amounts of concentrated detergent) Makes pleasant sounds. Washing sounds (beach) tinkly music the completion of the wash
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappoited I purchased my washer and dryer 8 months ago. The washer doesn't wash my whites to the standards I' m accustomed to. Both whites and colors come out looking like the water didn't reach all parts of them. And, no, I don't overload the machine. I wash clothes weekly and it's only husband and I. I have no problem with the dryer.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Quiet I love this washer! It is very quiet and love the sensors. Very economically friendly!
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer Great Buy I love the features on this washer !!!! a very well made product for the consumer. would recommend this washer to any body who is looking to buy a new one: )
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this top loader This is a nice change from my front loader I had before. The cycle selection is great, it is efficient, and there is room in the washer for larger loads. I am very happy with this washer and even purchased the dryer to go with it (even though mine was still working).
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Washer Works great so far. We preferred this to a front loader as the front loader never completely emptied the water out, and it made our laundry have a strange smell to it. No such issues with this washer and it is still eco-friendly.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great item. Purchased to replace another brand that did not last
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features, easy to use This washer is great. Fits queen comforter pretty well. I like the deep tub size even thought it can be a little hard for my small stature to get all the items from the bottom. My only negative is draining the tub once it is through mid cycle. I inadvertently shut it off after adding an item during the wash cycle and it took a lots of different tries to get the tub to drain in order to restart the cycle. No easy instructions on this.
Date published: 2017-09-25
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What happens when cut washer on and it blanks CL

Asked by: Dolores87
The "CL" flashing on the display of your ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CV is not an error message. The "CL" is indicating that the Child Lock feature has been activated. This feature is used to disable the controls to prevent children from changing cycles or operating the machine. Once the Child Lock is set, it must be deactivated before any controls, except the power button, can be used. Once the washer has shut off, the power button will allow the machine to be turned ON, but the controls will still be locked. When the controls are locked, CL will display alternately with the estimated time remaining. The washer can only be locked during a wash cycle by pressing and holding the "Soil Level" button for five seconds to activate or deactivate the feature" (see page 26 of your owner's manual)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-02

What models of top loaders and dryers (by model #) are compatible with LG Sidekick (as pictured here)? I called customer service, but the woman told me that sidekick cannot be installed under a dryer (as pictured here).

Asked by: greytgirl
The LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer cannot be installed under a dryer, it installs under Select Compatible LG Washers and is compatible with the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CV. The other LG SideKick™ Compatible Top Load Washers are Model # WT1501CW, and Model # WT1901C_ ...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-08

What year were the machines manufactured?

Asked by: Muanatalia
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CW is a 2015 release...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-11

How do you clear a CL error code?

Asked by: Angelc
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The display code you have noted is the CHILD LOCK or CONTROL LOCK. According to the information listed on page 26 of the owner’s manual, this can be deactivated by pressing and holding the SOIL LEVEL button for 5 seconds, while the power is active.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-10

Why wouldn't it stop washing? We been washing the same item since 10 this morning it's 5 pm now

Asked by: Sumterguy
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Check to see if there are any error messages appearing in the display window. Take this information and contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to assist in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-06

What does the "water plus" feature do? 

Asked by: Bucko09
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Use the WATER PLUS feature if you wish to add more water to your wash load. This option is especially useful for large or bulky loads.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-11

How can i start with my phone

Asked by: Nita40
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model has not been designed for operations and activations by phone.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-16

I have owned this washer 1.5 yrs. I use it 4 times/wk on average. The last few months after a few wash cycles, the unit starts to smell horribly. I tried using TIDE washing machine cleaner and it helps for a few days but smell returns. Any ideas? Thanks

Asked by: Hankae
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is suggested to attempt running this tub clean cycle using vinegar to cut through any buildup which might be containing the mold mentioned. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-11
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