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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™
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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
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 048231 013666

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy enough for a man to operate! Great product. Very quiet. Huge capacity. Just throw a color catch sheet in and a pile of clothes and voila! Plenty of selections available but if you're in a hurry, two buttons will do the job. My wife and daughter have trouble reaching the bottom, but they don't try very hard and let me do the laundry. Handles comforters and bulky items easily. I can't imagine a better washing machine. July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Big and nice This is bigger than my previous washer. I love that i can put a lot of stuff in it, the only drawback is the more you put the less the clothes feels clean. You can see the water is way to blurry unlike my previous washer. So to have a big space but not able to utilize it is a little of a let down on this amazing machine July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Washes LOTS of laundry very quickly and quietly! I love this washing machine! I bought it in May, and have been very happy with my purchase. I wash a lot of laundry every day, and this washer does it quickly. I love all the different settings: "bulky" for several thick blankets or a large comforter, and I use the "towels" setting a lot. Very pleased with how quick, clean, and quiet the machine is. And, I actually like the little song it plays when your load has completed washing. I can't wait to buy the matching dryer once my old one dies! July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer! We have had this washer for 6 months now and I love it! It dose take some getting used to because it is so different from our old washer with the agitator. I like how it uses very little water, but if you choose the bulky bedding cycle it will fill up all the way. Our clothes smell great and come out clean. It doesn't get that nasty smell like the front loaders do, there is a small door that can be left open to air out the washer, so the lid doesn't have to be left open. I recommend this washer. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It doesn't walk around the laundry room! I'm very pleased with this washer. Unlike my previous one, my LG doesn't shake, rattle and roll around the room every time I put some heavy towels in it. In fact, it hasn't moved a bit since we got it over two months ago. It's very quiet, has nice features, and it's easy to use. And it looks great too. This washer is everything we hoped for; we've got no complaints at all. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huge tub for a great price I bought this washer because the smaller version seemed well received. The washer has a myriad of wash settings with turbo wash and a sanitize settings. The sanitize setting does take over 2 hours though but normal settings are less than 1 hour. June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Capacity and Features This unit has a large capacity and has been able to handle all items I have washed. Easy to use. June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by So Far so Good I like that this washer can accommodate a very large load. I can just do one load instead of few loads. I have only tried the normal cycle and bulky load so far so far it's good. It have a load sensing and have not have an error yet. I love my washer so far. June 1, 2014
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It weighs the clothes to determine the amount of water for each load. It only uses what is necessary, unlike my old machine. I am on well water, so this may not be helpful.
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Its WF "Water Factor" is 3.5

• WF = Water Factor (number of gallons needed for each cubic foot of laundry). A lower number indicates lower consumption and more efficient use of water.
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I have been told by a store employee that after the LG DLEY1701 Dryer and washer LG WT1701CV inventory is sold, BBuy is not carrying this model? Why is that? I was planning to buy it but if there is a problem, don't want to.
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Thank you for your interest in the LG 5.0 cu. ft. 12-Cycle Mega-Capacity High Efficiency Top- Loading Washer Model # WT1701CW. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the model. It is not unusual for the unit to get phased out after a year in the market. This happens to every Electronic product that you see in stores throughout the country. Products usually are in the market for a year and then they get discontinued as newer models are introduced...IFV
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What is causing my LG WT1701C washer to constantly drip into the tub?

My LG WT1701C washer is one month old and it has developed a constant dripping into the tub. I didn't realize there was a problem until I went to wash the other day and, when it was doing the load sensing, you could hear quite a bit of water being spun. I put a dry towel in the bottom of the washer last night and the towel was soaked this morning. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It seems that there could possibly be a leak in the water valve. We cannot make a complete determination, as we are not technicians. 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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DOES THE WTI701CW HAVE A SOAK MODE

I LIKE TO PUT SOME WASH IN AT TIMES BEFORE I START THE ACTION DOES THIS MODEL ALLOW ME TO LET THEM SOAK BEFORE,I START. I ORDERED IT ,BUT STILL HAVE TIME TO CANCELL IF IT DOES NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE.PLZ LET ME KNOW ASAP THX
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the chart on page 20 of your owner’s manual, a SOAK function is available on all cycles except for the TUB CLEAN cycle.
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Can I wash fiberfill pillows in this machine?

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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Check the FABRIC CARE label on the pillows to determine if they are machine-washable. Once done, confirm that the pillows are neither waterproof, nor water resistant. If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
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