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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 5 out of 5 by from Love my machine Love, love, love this machine! I think my favorite feature is the load sensing. It works to make sure the load is balanced and knows just the amount of water to use
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer I bought this a month ago and am very happy with how it cleans and the range of options. I also am amazed at how quiet it is. One thing that could be a problem for some is if you are not a tall person. I'm over 5"6 and I can just reach the clothes in the bottom of the washing machine after they're washed. I think that if you are much shorter though, it may be a challenge to reach clothes in the bottom of the tub unless you have a step stool near by.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features at a great price! Great features at a great price! Smart drum direct drive technology and turbo wash are great features!
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diamond glass lid Diamonds are extremely hard so This is an appropriate name for the material. We just got our new LG top load washer and dryer a couple of weeks ago. They are so easy to use, it's almost fun doing laundry now. This morning I was storing away a case of dog food in a cabinet above the washer I dropped a 13 oz can of dog food a distance of about 15-18 inches directly above the lid of the washer . I smashed into the lid and didn't even leave so much a mark or scratch on the lid. I was quite released and amazed at the results. That's tough stuff.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Bought this washer last May and have been very impressed with the quality of cleaning and ease of operation. The low usage of water is nice for someone using a well.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features! Love this washer. So many options for cycles. Love the delayed timer. I use this all the time when I want to set up the laundry - but wait for it to start until everyone has finished showers, etc. for the morning routine. Love how energy efficient it is - and how little water it uses!! (I haven't had a new washer in 15 years - so this HE feature is something i'm loving!) The only problem I have with this washer is that it is taller than the "old style" and I am pretty short (5'1"). Therefore, i have trouble reaching all the way down into the tub to get the clothes out. It's not too bad for bulky things like towels - but items like socks are a real problem!! I actually considered returning the washer - and went back to the store to scope out front loaders (as all the top load washers seem taller now). But - i really loved the washer - so i wasn't convinced i wanted to return it. After looking at all my options - i decided to keep it. and I'm glad. I use a reacher to get the small items at the bottom of the tub. and i'm getting used to it. Not ideal - but it works. (Maybe LG could design a feature to "raise" the bottom of the tub after the load is completed to make the laundry easier to reach!! haha) But for efficiency and ease of use - and cool technology (i love buttons and digital functions) - this is a GREAT washer. Great price, too!!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brand I bought this one year ago and it works great. I have had other brands in the past, but this has been the best so far. My washer before this one was having problems from day one and I was calling to have it serviced. LG will be my go to brand from now on for everything in my home. Don't ever change LG
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I am very happy with my new washer, apart from the fact that i can't reach into the very bottom of the machine! This is due to the controls being at the front of the machine; hence you have to reach over the controls rather than just the tub.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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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

I have a LG washer model WT1701CV and CL appears and I can't start my wash. 

Asked by: Elle 1964
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: 2016-09-02

My question is when you press the buttons on the washer are they supposed to make noise because mine are silent,? My dryer makes noise when you depress the buttons but not on the washer.

Asked by: Vjgel91
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. Press and hold the COLD WASH button for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate the SIGNAL function. When no signal is heard, the signal is inactive.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-17

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
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