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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
  • AAFA Certified
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Front Electronic Control Panel with LED Display
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Load Washers”

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

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.

Design Style Top Loader
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 40 5/32" x 28 3/8" (55 1/8" D with lid open)
Available Colors Graphite Steel (V)
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 048231015134

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from OMG What a disaster purchase. Not daily usage. I love LG products. It's matching dryer is great however this product is a disaster. The water pump and spinner gears have broken twice in 16 months. LG Service is super polite, professional, empathetic and apologetic. However I chose to buy this machine so I have to live with it. The product has no filter so the drain pump has to overwork then it sounds like a sewing machine, a chainsaw then won't drain. The service people know when they arrive but never have the pumps because they are always on back order. ADVICE This is a sleek cool looking machine at a good price but terrible value. Please avoid. Once you get to around a year if you have children and use the machine alot you will start to have problems. For a single person who washes once a week this may be a good buy for you. Please do not repeat the same mistake I have. **** BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY *** I have it thankfully. The repairs cost more than the machine. LG said they may swap it out on the third disaster break down. I would never buy this model or it's new line replacement model. It has a horrible design flaw. On the upside, it's providing jobs to technicians who can't keep up.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have had this washer for almost a year now. It has good features and runs problem free. It's mega capacity is very helpful in making less time needed for washing. This is my 3rd LG washer that I have had in about 15 years and non of them broke down during my ownership time.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep Clean My review title, 'Deep Clean,' has a double meaning. One meaning is that this machine does an exceptional job at getting out dirt, stains, and odors, using a minimal amount of laundry detergent. I love the useful options available for each load. Bulky queen size blankets and bedding, towels, and throw rugs get washed without it sounding like the machine is shaking the house foundation. This machine is easy to use and efficient. The second meaning of, 'Deep Clean,' is that the tub is deep. If I were any shorter, I would not be able to reach the clothes at the bottom. I am 5'4". If you are interested, I suggest going to the store and trying out your arm length to tub depth ratio. Perhaps a low step stool would alleviate that problem for shorter individuals. In summary, I am super happy with my new washer and would recommend it to taller family and friends who are in the market.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't clean, doesn't rinse Clothes come out with soap still on them or dirty. Repairman said with these super efficient washers, you need to add water to cycles. So I add extra water and/or extra rinse to EVERY cycle and yes, I am using the correct amount of detergent (repairman showed me how much to use so it isn't too much). This washer doesn't clean well at all. Despite adding extra water and extra rinse, clothes are still dirty. The repairman also said these top loading efficient washers are not for people who get their clothes dirty. So I'm using more water, and more energy, for clothes that come out dirty. Lesson learned - I will never buy a top loader again.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's okay. Wouldn't buy another one. I bought this washer a few months ago and I really dont like it. If you over load it, it will keep trying to spin out and then it adds more water and spin out again. So you have to stop it pull and pull out soaked towles since it keeps filling up with water. The machine should STOP and drain the water and give you a signal that it is over loaded and cant spin out......
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love,love,love I bought this washer about 6 months ago. We have two dogs and I am constantly washing doggie bedding that is quite large and bulky! I was sick of dragging everything to laundromat. And , we also have two king sized beds so washing those linens was another challenge. I can easily wash king- sized bedding with room too spare. And, it gets my comforters and quilts squeaky clean. Washer has tons of features so you can customize it to your specific needs. And, don't worry, it is user friendly, so easy to operate! I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machin This mechin is amezing I bought one year ago and still pirfict
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I do not Recommended I've had this washer for 1 year 6 months. It has leaked from the same spot 5 times now. It leaks from the rubber hose assembly from the tub washer drain (LG #5251FA1699P) google it. i've had LG repair twice in 1 year warranty work. This is the 3rd time i have to repair it on my own. The part is $15 on bestbuy parts. Easy fix, but as a consumer we should never have to do this every 2 months. I've contacted LG and they said i'm on my own. I will never buy another LG appliance, LG Anything ever again. IF you are dead set on LG, Please do not buy this model washer. This has given me a HUGE headache and damaged wood floors.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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I have the Top Loader 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam WT1801HVA  I've owned this for just over 3 years and for the last month I've been getting quite a lot of brown flecks after I wash clothes. What is this??

Asked by: Shan2018
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is difficult to determine the cause of this situation without more information about the usage of the machine. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-19

The drum won't move how do I fix I think some change was in there

Asked by: B Adams
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washer. It is suggested to check the tub and drain filter to ensure that any foreign objects are removed. If this does not correct the issue, 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: 2017-08-15

I am considering purchasing this machine and have a question. As the load capacity increases on various LG models, does the design and construction of the machines change to accommodate the much heavier load weight?

Asked by: Susan88
A cubic feet capacity is a measure of volume and cannot be converted into a weight measurement, but the Energy Star Qualified LG 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam, Model # WT1801HWA is designed to support the volume that a capacity of 4.9 cubic feet can hold. A Large cubic feet capacity will hold more volume which means more weight so it will be designed to hold more weight than a washer with a smaller capacity. So as you surmised, as the load capacity increases, the design and construction of the washer will change to support the heaveir load weight...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-08

How to get rid of bad odor coming out of washer?

Asked by: tony5127
Some environmental and usage conditions can cause a residue to build up in the wash tub over time and can lead to a mildew or musty smell. The TUB CLEAN cycle is specially designed to remove this build up using bleach or other cleaners designed specifically for cleaning washing machines. Run the TUB CLEAN cycle once a month, or more often under heavy use conditions or if an odor is present. You can find information on the tub clean cycle on page 27 of the owner's manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-10

When I slept the spin only option, the tub still fills with water and drains before spinning. How can I get it to simply spin again for a few minutes without filling?  

Asked by: crissy148
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. In reviewing our records, it appears that this model does not have a SPIN CYCLE that does not add some water.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-13

With the lid closed, can I store a laundry basket on top of the washer? Is it flat, or too sloped to store anything there?

Asked by: Drewser
The top of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam, Model # WT1801HWA is curved...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-12-21

How often do you clean the machine and how do I do that  and where do I request a new manual for my washer and dryer.  I have misplaced them, hence the reason I'm asking this question.  Thank you

Asked by: Nicky W
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. A copy of the owner’s manual can be downloaded from our website at It is recommended to run the Tub Clean cycle, as described in the manual, at least once a month to keep the tub clean.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-10-12

This washer drains the dirt of the clothes?

Asked by: Maria22
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Any dirt that it washed out of the clothing is certainly supposed to be washed down the drain.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-19
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