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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
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 Front Control 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 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 2 out of 5 by from I have had my washer now for 3 months. If I could get rid of it I would. No one informed me that I would have to purchase something to get my clothes out of the drum! I have tried standing on a stool to get them out but my arms just are not long enough! I think this is wrong!!!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well! We bought this LG washer to replace an old Kenmore that quit working. We were worried that having the controls at the front would be a problem, but it has not been. The washer works great, and it is fun to be able to look inside to see each stage of the washing process.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We needed a washer quickly. I went to the store looking for something else, but was so excited that this one was on sale and I could afford it. It had great reviews and I love the size and all the features. If you are short, it's a bit deep, but stand on a stool. It's worth the effort for the extra size.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Been about 9 months since purchase. Couldnt be happier. Both washer and dryer are working beautifully. Front panel on washer will be scratched on first day. Not sure why this happens as we tried to be very careful no to scratch it.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features , nice looks. Glad I purchased this washer it saves me time and money on water and power.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE THE FRONT CONTROL. The front control works well and is easy to view. Setup was easy and everything was included in the installation kit.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Happy with Wash Cycle I have had this washer for a few weeks and at first I was very happy with it and was ready to give it a 5-star rating but I have been noticing it is leaving soap scum stains on my clothes so I have to run my clothes through another cycle to get them clean. Otherwise it seems to be a good washing machine - it is deep as others have said and I am 6 feet tall. The drum is huge! I would recommend this washer with reservations - if it starts cleaning better I will change my review but as of right now having to run my clothes through 2-cycles to get them clean is a waste of time and water.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome appliance!!! This is by far one of the best appliance purchase I've ever made! Love it!
Date published: 2016-12-23
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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: 2017-02-14

What is the inside dimension of the drain pan I need for the WT1701cw

Asked by: Bhagwat
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CW does not have enough clearance underneath it to fit a drain pan so the type of drain pan that you can use with it will have to be wide and deep enough for the washer to sit in. As a guide for the size of drain pan you'll need that can accommodate it, you can use its' width (27" ) and its' depth (28 3/8") ...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-12-06

Concerned about the control panel being in front of the machine.  I'm afraid they will get ruined when I put clothes on washer it take them out.  Any problem.  Is so is there s remedy to protect control panel 

Asked by: Donna we

CL keeps blinking when I turn power on

Asked by: Gabriedc
According to page 26 of the owner’s manual, when the CHILD LOCK is enabled, a CL message and the remaining wash time are displayed, in turn, on the display panel of the washing machine. Press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for 5 seconds, while running, to deactivate the Child Lock.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-11-09

What model gas dryer goes with WT1701C to make a set?

Asked by: Shosh

Why do the loads take almost an hour can you set shorter load times

Asked by: Equasia
The cycle times for the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash™ Washer, Model # WT1701CW will depend on the water pressure, the size and type of load and on the chosen options. When a cycle is selected, the default time for that cycle is displayed. This time will change as modifiers or options are selected. Once the START/PAUSE button is pressed, the washer will measure the size of the load. The estimated time may change once the load size has been measured. The time shown is only an estimate. This time is based on normal operating conditions. Several external factors (load size, room temperature, incoming water temperature. This machine is also designed for use with only High-Efficiency (HE) detergents that are formulated specifically for high-efficient washers and contain suds-removing agents. The machine has an Auto Suds Removal feature. If there are too many suds in the wash, the Auto Suds Removal feature is activated in an attempt to dilute the detergent in the wash and this feature adds an additional 12 minutes to the cycle time and can be activated several times within the same cycle adding 12 minutes each time...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-10-17

Does anyone have problems with the tub stinking? I have done the "tub clean" once per week AND added vinegar in the bleach area like someone suggested...but it still smells musty! I always leave the door open between washes etc. Anyone have any luck?

Asked by: Stinky in Seattle
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the tub clean cycle and other maintenance has not resolved this situation, then the washer 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: 2016-10-11

Can I use Tide pods in this washer?

Asked by: Brian P
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