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4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam

  • WT1801HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display
  • TurboWash® Technology

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.

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.

Experience Steam Cleaning

There's no clean like a steam clean. Our Steam™ technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

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.

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 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, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Delicates, Tub Clean, Sanitary, Allergiene™, Heavy Duty, Bright Whites™, Wool, Towels
No. of Options 15
Options Soak, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, Delay Wash, Custom Program, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Child Lock, ColdWash™, StainCare™, Water Plus, Add Garments, Signal On/Off, Steam, TurboWash®
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Extra Hot, Hot, 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
Steam Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
4 Tray 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
Internal Water Heater 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" D 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 015134

What People Are Saying

Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine I have had this new washer for a few months and I love it, it takes getting use to because it does not use the same amount of water as they use to and it must be level however it is very quiet and cleans the clothes well. Only issue is if you are a short person you may have trouble getting all the clothes out at the bottom of the machine.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks good, works well, saves water... Very happy with the washer, looks stylish, uses just enough water, and washes quietly, the capacity is very large as well.. overall, very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Washing Machine This replaced my front loaders and I am extremely happy with the way these function. I would definitely recommend to others.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from clothes really not clean. Love the washer but have to lean into it to get clothes at the bottom. Can do great sized loads but water level never gets enough to move the clothes around to clean them not matter what size load. Without an adjutator soiled clothes don't get clean as not enough water to benefit the powerful drive force .Fix those 2 things and this would be an awesome machine!!! Otherwise we love it! Please fix those items! LG is fantastic brand!
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Product I have had my new washer around a month now. Its a beautiful washer and dryer set, with many different features. I think if there was anything that can be said about it, it would be that its hard to navigate all of the features. Otherwise, so far so good.
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer with easy to following settings I've caught myself watching the washer begin the cycles of detecting the balance and water levels needed before each washing cycle. Cheap entertainment. I've had this washer for 2 months and have had very clean clothes with no problems. This machine is easy to use-just follow the directions in the manual and you will have no problems by loading the heavier clothes on the bottom and lighter on top. I had 1 unbalance issue due to washing a very bulky comforter but was able to rebalance and no issue after that. I would highly recommend this washer.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One problem I love this machine however the tub is so deep I cannot reach the bottom to get stuff out
Date published: 2015-04-18
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My brand new LG washer keeps get UE code and won't finish a load. How do I fix this?

Asked by: Jamielee84
We regret to read that your brand new LG 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam, Model # WT1801HVA, keeps getting the "UE" code and will not let you finish washing the load. The 'UE' code or the 'uE' codes indicate an unbalanced load.The unit will flash the 'uE' code as it attempts to re-balance the load and if it is unsuccessful after 3 attempts, it will flash the 'UE' code and at that point, it needs your assistance to balance the load. Uneven weight distribution of the load is one cause for an unbalanced load and the other thing you will need to check is the tub alignment. To determine if the tub is aligned correctly, open the lid and check to see if the plastic guard is more exposed on one side more than the other. If that is the case, you will need to raise the leveling feet on the side that the plastic guard is showing more on to align it. Turning the foot clockwise raises the unit and counterclockwise lowers the unit...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-23

Is your steam sanitize mode kill 99.9% of germs and is certified by the NSF?

I need to know if the water temperature is above 55 degrees for at least 5 minutes straight
Asked by: LukeReidPAC
The Sanitary Cycle for the LG 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam, Model # WT1801HWA is NSF certified under Protocol P172 to reduce 99.9% of bacteria on laundry through high temperature. The cycle is recommended for highly soiled underwear, work clothes, diapers etc, and the load should be under 11 lbs so it will take longer than 5 minutes. As for how hot the water will be will depend on how hot the water coming from your hot water supply is. The unit has a built-in heater that will boost the temperature of your hot water for an extra hot wash. The steam option is available for this cycle for a superior cleaning performance but is automatically deselected if the TURBOWASH® option is selected for the Sanitary cycle. Keep in mind that if you're using the steam option, water turns to steam at 100 °C (212 °F) at standard temperature and pressure. It may turn to steam at a lower temperature & pressure if you're in the upper atmosphere or at the top of high mountains...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-08

Is there a way to fill the tube up with water so the clothes are completely submerged in the water.

Please help!
Asked by: TLamb
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is normal for the clothing to not be completely submerged in water, as this is inefficient operations. The movements of the wash tub and motor are designed in such a manner as to get all of the clothing wet and clean without submerging the clothes in extra water.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-04

What is the model for a matching dryer?

Asked by: Matt666
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model, with the graphite steel finish, is designed to match the DLEY1701V Electric Dryer, or the DLGY1702V Gas Dryer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-11-18

On top load washer WT1801HWA, what is the height of the lid when open?

Asked by: TPeacock

Does the WT1801HVA have a water heater?

Our laundry room is on the second floor which I love, but the water heater is in the basement. By the time the warm water reaches the washer, it's full. I think a built-in water heater would remedy this. I have seen it indicated on some sites that is does have a builtin heater, but not all sites, as well as yours, do not indicate. Please confirm. Thanks.
Asked by: TiredWasherShopper

WT1801HVA is tis an HE machine?

Asked by: ABQmomma

Internal Water Heater Cleaning

A) Which cycles on this washer use the internal water heater? B) Does the internal water heater on Model # WT1801HVA use water sourced directly from the tap or from inside the machine? Moreover, is the internal water heater easily accessible for cleaning hard water scale buildup? Although we have hard water in our area, our home does not use a water softening system. When I launder items, I manually add water softener to laundry detergent to obtain well cleaned clothing. I am trying to determine if this machine or the earlier similar Model # WT1701CW would be a better choice for us as it does not have an internal water heater. Scale buildud would produce a less efficient water heater.
Asked by: ABQmomma
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