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Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • Front Control Design
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LG SideKick™ Compatible

available colors:

Graphite Steel
Suggested Price


Suggested Price

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Load Washers”

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.


What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of space!!! I love how much space this washer has. It’s multi features makes washing easy. I bought this washer 2 months ago and I love it.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG WT1701CV Washer I love the new LG we purchased from Big Sandy Super Store. It is very quite in use. Hope to purchase a Clothes dryer from LG.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality washer! I bought this awesome washer about a year ago. This washer is a powerhouse. It has many options for all of my washing needs. The capacity is fantastic. It's huge! I went from a traditional washing machine with an agitator in the middle - it was noisy and not energy efficient. The LG washer is quiet, efficient, and has great functions.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I did a lot of homework before making this selection. No complaints
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good look. Easy access We did not want the front load any longer due to mold and scum in the gasket area of front loads. Went back to a top load. Bought the LG WT1701CV one month ago. It is cleaning the cloths with no problems.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this washer 9 month ago and now it is bro Had this washer for 9 months and now it won't work . Will never buy a lg product.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Machine This does not clean clothes. It was replaced twice in first 30 days of ownership, and since then (I've had it just under a year now), I've had service people out here four times due to this issue. EVERY single one of them, including a fifth one I called on my own, has said the same thing - this washer is known for not cleaning clothes. They all said mechanically, it's working as designed, but the design is flawed because it does not clean clothes at all. One guy said I should not load clothes more than 6" high, which is hardly any clothes! It is because there's no agitator, and just a disk at the bottom. Stuff at the very bottom of the washer gets moved around, but anything more than 6" up gets no movement. I can see this when watching it in operation. I use the amount of detergent recommended by the service techs, as well as only use "Bulky" or "Permanent Press" cycles as they use the most water, and always add "Water Fill" and "Extra Rinse" to every cycle. This is what every service tech told me to do. Still, it does not clean. I tried to get LG to replace this with a front loader and they refused. The service techs said the LG customer service is terrible and I should try to sell this on Craigslist and get another brand - unfortunately there are many of these on our local Craigslist already so not sure how that will work out! I will NEVER buy an LG product again. Every single service tech that's been out here (and we've had a lot since we bought this!) has said don't buy LG, and don't buy one of these top loader non-agitators as they DO NOT CLEAN CLOTHES. This is a known issue.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the front controls. Quite. and does great jo Bought a week ago,very pleased with performance and ease of operation
Date published: 2017-10-30
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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

Is the soap and fabric softener supposed to fall at the same time? I’ve never really paid much attention to a wash cycle until today and I noticed both soap and fabric softener went at the same time and I thought that was odd.

Asked by: Lexie73
The detergent dispenser will dispense soap at the appropriate time at the beginning of the wash cycle in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CV and Fabric Dispenser will be dispensed in the final rinse. Make sure that you select the FABRIC SOFTENER button if you are using fabric softener...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-13

What is the difference in Cold water and Tap cold water when selecting water temp

Asked by: Eyemgenie
The tap cold setting will provide cold water at the temperature in which it comes from your water supply. The cold setting actually uses a very small amount of hot water making the average cycle temperature around 77 degrees. This assist with activating the detergent. If you need further assistance, check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport.
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-11-01

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
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