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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”

LG Top Loaders were Evaluated by Consumer Reports

*Consumer Reports does not endorse products or services.

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best washing machine I have ever owned I bought this to replace a front loader. It is fast and does a wonderful job of cleaning.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Machine I bought this in September 2016. I did some research and it did have some negative reviews, but the majority were positive so I purchased this and was very very glad I did. It does everything the owners manual says it does. It's quiet, spin cycle works great. I can extra water when I need to, but that's been very rare. It handled my king size comforter really really well. The use of the HE detergents lasts such a long time because you only use so little, approximately 2 Tablespoons and the cleaning and size of this machine is fantastic! Would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG washer I absolutely love the large tub. Because it is without an agitator it has so much more room and do a much better job of cleaning my clothes. It is also perfect for my dog beds and blankets.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love this washer! This is my first brand new washer, my husband and I argued over a few different ones, I kept looking at ones that were flashy but more expensive. He and I both liked this model the most and the price was perfect. I've done more laundry the past few days than I ever have. I love how easy it is to set up and start. I also love being able to see into the washer while it's running, so I can see all the dirty water and know my clothes are coming out clean.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large loads means less laundry I love the large capacity. The drum is pretty laundry for short people is hard to reach at the bottom. My clothes are clean, on matter what setting. I would like it if the buttons were to the back of the washer, not the front.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use We recently purchased this product and am happy with the ease of use and efficiency.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best washer I've ever owned I've had the washer for a few months now, I have never been fully pleased with any of my past washers. I was used to the agitator in the middle But this washer doesn't have that, this washer performs better than I expected. It is highly efficient and does a great job and sensing an accurate load.
Date published: 2016-07-23
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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

Is this an HE washer?

Asked by: Washerjoe
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Front Control TurboWash® Washer w/ Steam, Model # WT1801HWA is designed for use with only High-Efficiency (HE) detergents. It is an HE washer...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-03
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