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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 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 048231013666

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from WASHER/DRYER I love the digital touch screens, the smooth silent run and efficiency .top quality stuff . try them you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Machine I couldn't be happier with this washer, it does everything I wanted and more. It holds tons of clothing, its fast, and does a great job. I love it!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Big as a Jet Engines I love LG products, but in this case, I've got a major case of buyer's regret. I dream of beating this washer (and it's partner -- the dryer) with a crow bar every time I do laundry. Why do I hate them so much? I ordered them sight unseen from a local appliance dealer at a great price, which was my mistake and the reason I haven't requested they come and take them away. First, they are both the size of jet engines. I kid you not. They take up a ton of space for no practical reason. The gigantor washer tub might be great for a large family, but you can't wash 10 pairs of jeans in a few inches of water and now-a-days, technology controls the amount of water we use to do laundry to the point of being ridiculous. A huge drawback is that you can't reach the bottom of the tub, (which is where laundry ends up after the spin cycle!) unless you have cooking prongs to reach down and grab with. Awkward and inconvenient, to say the least. And who designs these high tech washer/dryers with all of the useless bells and whistles anyway? People who are driven by technology, but don't do laundry, that's who. The surface is slanted on both the washer and dryer, which makes them virtually unusable for any other laundry-related activity, such as folding clothes or leaving a basket on top. Are they efficient? Well, I'll give you examples of the dryer's capability, which tells the whole story. It takes 1 1/2 hours to dry two sets of bath towels, a kitchen towel and dish cloth OR two sets of sheets with 3-4 t-shirts thrown in. Two pairs of adult jeans and four pairs of board shorts takes about two hours. That should sum it up for you.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad Odor! We bought this a few months ago for a new house we built. At first all was well. Nice looking and cleans well, but lately there is a strong molding sewer-ish smell coming from it. Its bad! Cant figure it out. Might need to get with the warranty department on this unit.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great washer, but I just bought this washer, love the front controls, intuitive settings. But something that was overlooked by those who designed it is the fact that women with average length arms will have a hard time reaching the laundry in the washer. I have to use tongs to get it out. The engineers at LG have to come up with a solution, either a bottom that lifts up to bring the laundry higher or some other kind of way to get the laundry out. I did not buy the front loading because I have a back problem and can not bend too well.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my washer! Wonderful washer, great features! Highly recommend LG products!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I want to like this washer but... We've owned this washer 8mths and I'm rather disappointed. It sounds like a jet taking off in my laundry room on certain cycles and we have to shut the door. Washing sheets, towels, small blankets is a real challenge they enclose themselves, tangle and I usually have to do a 2nd cycle for it to even drain. Not my favorite, but not much I can do.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware unless you are 6 feet or taller to reach your washed clothes you must stand on a stool to get your clothes from the bottom of the tub and I am 5' 7''. Beware if you don't have height of 6' or more. also with on/off panel in the front of the washer when you bend over to reach items you accidentally turn on the buttons and start a wash. poor placement.
Date published: 2017-02-28
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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: 2017-04-04

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

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

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

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
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