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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
AVAILABLE COLORS:

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.

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.

SUMMARY
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 White (W)
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 048231013666

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use Only been using three weeks. Does not use too much water.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WT1701CW is a great Washer! I bought this washer 2 months ago, and I do approximately 3 loads a week, and so far I'm very happy with it. I heard they have now replaced it with a 1900 model that isn't half as good. Don't know why they didn't continue this one! I've had no problems with it balancing itself and I am not real careful at loading heavy items on bottom and light on top. I've also run some waterproof items and had no problems with those washing correctly- I ran them on the bulky setting as suggested. It seems to use enough water to get our clothes clean, and the clothes move through the washer. It does have a very deep tub, allowing for about an extra 1/2 load more than my last washer, but it is a stretch for me to reach the bottom of it to remove laundry and I'm 5'7 and long-armed. I also have the matching dryer and it does a nice job as well. I deducted 1 star because even though it has lots of settings some of those settings are locked out depending on the load type you select, so you can't add extra water for example on certain type loads. I wouldn't exactly say it is quiet, as it is right off our kitchen, but it isn't as loud as some I've heard. It's only noisy in the spin mode which is understandable. I may be old fashioned, but I prefer the buttons to be on top or on the back. My cat jumped on the washer today while it was running, and turned it off in mid-cycle, and since I didn't catch it right away, I had to rerun the whole cycle. Overall, I am pleased with this washer though, but this review won't do anyone much good since this washer is discontinued. If you find a used one, BUY it, because I think it is much better than the replacement model,and much better than most other washers out there right now.
Date published: 2017-10-24
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
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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

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
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