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

  • WT1701CW

  • White

Key Features

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

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 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 048231 013666

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - smart machine This is one of the best washers we have ever owned. Only one small issue - remember to take the coins out of your pockets. Coins can easily get wedged, and grind, in the bottom of the wash basin in the crack between to parts of the wash drum, causing all kinds of problems.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great capacity I've had this for about a month, and find it very good. There are a couple of things that might make it even better: 1) although the washer determines the load size itself, it isn't all that easy to determine the amount of detergent to add, since my assessment of load size might not agree with the machine's assessment; 2) It's fairly noisy at times, and if it's in a living space one gets the feeling that an airplane might be approaching.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features.... Happy with my washer... will purchase the LG product in future
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great feature so quiet and clean it automatic without any confuse
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from washer i love the quietness of this washer and the fact it cuts down on the number of loads each week cause of the size of the tub
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holds double the laundry! Very happy with my new washer! Love that I can fit 2 loads of laundry in compared to my last washer. Very quiet, quick, and like the signal when the load is complete.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from TOO HIGH, TOO DEEP Nice WM but tub is too high and too deep for people below 5 ft 2 in tall. We exchanged for front loader. The next question in this review is would you recommend to a friend. The answer is a qualified yes. The person should thoroughly investigate the unit for ability to reach clothes at bottom of tub.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love this dryer. Just what I was looking for . Just a fit.
Date published: 2016-03-19
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My washer will not pump the water out. I have had this new unit 1 1/2 yrs. any ideals on what's going on. It has a oe code. It will drain water out if I lay down the drain hose on the ground. It will free flow out I checked my plumbing which is fine. 

Asked by: Jmcnutt
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The OE error code typically will occur when the washer drains slowly or not at all. This can be caused by the drain hose being kinked, pinched or clogged, or if the drain discharge is more than 96” above the bottom of the washer. If this does not resolve the matter, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-21

What do you recommend for a drip pan for under the washer?  My wash room is on a second level of my house.

Asked by: ssblast
To minimize noise and vibration, the washer MUST be installed on a solidly constructed floor. It is for such reasons it is not recommended to use a drain pan under this machine. It can result in reduced stability and increased vibration in the machine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-18

Our washer moves during spin cycle. 

Asked by: Dennis Clark
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Generally, such occurrences will only occur if either the machine is not properly leveled, or if the floor not sufficiently secure. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-16

The chime on my machine has gone silent.  Is there anyway to fix it without calling for service.

Asked by: Alwaysdoinglaundry
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Press and hold the COLD WASH button for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate the SIGNAL feature. This information can be found on page 26 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-08

What type of detergent do you recommend for my new LG 1701CW  washer?  Should receive the washer in a few weeks.

Asked by: Len63
The manufacturer recommends the use of a liquid or powdered High Efficiency (HE) detergent in the appropriate detergent cup in order for the unit to be able to dispense the detergent and other additives at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. It is recommended to only use additives labeled specifically for HE washing machines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-09

what does code  "cl"   mean

Asked by: wasabijane
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. Press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for about 5 seconds in order to Activate or Deactivate the CHILD LOCK ‘CL’ function.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-13

Why is the wash light flashing and the washer is not washing?

Asked by: EbonyB
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is likely that this washing machine is operating normally, and is simply not noticeable. Often, these top load washing machines are turning the impeller, stirring and agitating below the surface, which sometimes cannot be seen from above. It is also normal for operations to involve shaking the whole tub side-to-side, which also is not always noticeable. This is, however, normal operations. If there are additional questions in the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-12

i just got this same washer yesterday i put a load in this morning and it didn't go through the whole cycle the washer stopped and all its doing now is making abeeping noise and lights are flashing

Asked by: ammie
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is difficult to determine the cause of this problem without a description of what lights are flashing, and if an error code is being displayed. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-07
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