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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:
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 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
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 5 out of 5 by from Quality washer After one month of steady use, we've been very pleased with this washer's performance. Lots of features, yet easy to use. It does it's job very well, with hardly any sound, let alone noise.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washer With Nice Features! I bought this washer about a month ago. It has a very large capacity and does a great job! I like it a lot!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product After a year of maybe a once a week use., this is what I have. Very pool quality!!!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love LG Replaced 15 year old washer and what a difference. Quiet and has large capacity. Easy to use and well designed.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spin Vibration Again, I don't believe the spin cycle should vibrate as it does.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality Washer I bought my washer a month ago and like it very much. The only problem one may have is that the tub is so deep. At 5'6" I have to stand on my tiptoes to reach small articles, like socks, that are on the bottom. I also had trouble locating the serial number. The website said it was on the back of the washer, but without pulling the washer out, I could not read it. I promptly shot off an email and received a quick response. LG has must have received other complaints, because it has also been added to the right side of the washer. Website needs to be updated. To date I am very happy with my new washer, and I like having the controls on the front top of the washer. I would definitely recommend this washer.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Love the amount of room there is. Only downfall is it is so deep it is difficult to get things out. Great features, options, and cleans great without an agitator
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product - smart machine This is one of the best washers we have ever owned. Only one small issue - remember to take the coins out of your pockets. Coins can easily get wedged, and grind, in the bottom of the wash basin in the crack between to parts of the wash drum, causing all kinds of problems.
Date published: 2016-07-23
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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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
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

What type of detergent do you recommend for my new LG 1701CW  washer?  Should receive the washer in a few weeks.

Asked by: Len63
The manufacturer recommends the use of a liquid or powdered High Efficiency (HE) detergent in the appropriate detergent cup in order for the unit to be able to dispense the detergent and other additives at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. It is recommended to only use additives labeled specifically for HE washing machines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-09

what does code  "cl"   mean

Asked by: wasabijane
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. Press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for about 5 seconds in order to Activate or Deactivate the CHILD LOCK ‘CL’ function.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-13

Why is the wash light flashing and the washer is not washing?

Asked by: EbonyB
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is likely that this washing machine is operating normally, and is simply not noticeable. Often, these top load washing machines are turning the impeller, stirring and agitating below the surface, which sometimes cannot be seen from above. It is also normal for operations to involve shaking the whole tub side-to-side, which also is not always noticeable. This is, however, normal operations. If there are additional questions in the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-12
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