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

  • WT1801HWA

  • White

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
  • 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

Laundry At the Speed of Life

LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 20 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

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 Front Control Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
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)
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.9 cu. ft.
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
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 015127

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Washer! Our old laundry pair was 18 years old and the washer finally said it was too tired to go on, it wanted to retire. I had been looking at LG washers in the stores and reading reviews for two years now and jumped at the chance. The stainless steel tub is HUGE, with no agitator to take up space or get tangled on clothes. The settings take a little to get used to, but I have finally figured out how to wash everything! I love the dispensers and, I love how quiet this machine is. Our clothes come out very clean in a normal amount of time.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a quiet and great washing machine We purchased this machine three weeks ago and love it. I have read many reviews about the newer machines not using so much water, well maybe in the past we were using more water than we needed.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer! This washing machine I have ever had! Good looking and great performance!
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HUGE TUB! I chose this washer because so many family members switched to front loaders and were buying new machines within 5 to 7 years. I have kids that loved to overload my heavy duty Whirlpool which always caused the fingers on the agitator to break. Even though I had 19 years with that machine I wanted to try something without a agitator so I read tons of reviews on washing machines. I'm a guy so I just want to throw mixed laundry in, add laundry detergent and let the machine do its thing. My family told me they had to watch their front loaders for unbalanced loads so that was another reason I didn't want one. Their were some reviews that said top loaders also had that issue, but I haven't seen many complaints so I thought I'd give this Huge Powerful LG a try. The machine is compact for the Huge loads it can handle. I wanted something big enough so I wouldn't have to take my King size comforter or adult sleeping bags to the local Laundromat. This machine has no problem fitting large items in it. I like the front control panel, I don't have to reach over the washer to select my settings they are easy to read right in front of me. The tub is deep, just as deep as a front loader but it seems deeper to a short person reaching in, so my suggestion to the shorter folks is to get a step stool. I'm 5' 10" and can just reach the bottom to get small items such as socks out. Some reviews say without an agitator the clothes don't get clean enough. That was my worry before I saw how nice my clothes and towels came out of this machine! It doesn't look like their is much water in the tub during the cycle, but you have water/detergent spraying from the top at times and the jets spraying from the bottom which you don't see. The bottom line is my laundry smells cleaner than my agitator model and I can feel how much more fluffy my towels are! I have only used the bulk setting for bedding, normal wash with fabric softener, and the turbo wash cycle and have had no issues what so ever. As far as noise and vibration of the machine, yes their is vibration that is well controlled and as far as noise this puppy runs up to 1100 rpm! So yes I hear it upstairs through my hollow basement door. It is noticeable, but only when it is in high spin cycle and it is not that bad. When I pull my laundry out it is darn near dry already! I love this machine! The only reason why I didn't rate it 5 stars is because this is my first LG appliance and I haven't seen how durable their products are for the long run. I've seen my parents Whirlpool washer/dryer set go for the 18 years I lived at home and then my Whirlpool set last for 19 years. So far the technology LG has with this machine is great, now to see if it stands up to the test of time...
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sexy and Sleek with great performance I just bought this machine on October 10th, but so far I've only used it three times starting yesterday because there were many issues mainly due to the Home Depot store in Throggsneck NY. Lack of information and misinformation delayed the installation. I learned how to use the machine by viewing YouTube videos on the 4.5 version but I noticed that the buttons are different and the lid on my model does not fold into itself to bring air into the machine should you leave clothes in there. Machine is very quiet. I love the look and feel as it now matches to my stainless steel refrigerator and stove. I still don't know how to use the STEAM function but overall, I do like prepping clothes, inserting detergent/fabric softener/bleach and then just getting up when the machine sings a little song to me. The picture I am showing is pre-installation. The lid closes automatically. I really love the sleek look at this machine with the control panels in the front. It saves you so much space. The machine allows you to focus on other housework while the machine washes.
Date published: 2015-10-21
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
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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

i can't get the Delay feature to work, I turn the power on, set my loads & after 10-15 mins the system shuts down, is there something else I need to do?

Asked by: Sunshine56
The DELAY WASH feature is designed to be activated after the load and cycle information is entered. Press the POWER ON button and then set the load information. Once that is done, press the DELAY WASH button to add an hour on the delay. Each press will add another hour, up to a total of 19 hours. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the countdown. If the START/PAUSE button is not pressed to begin the delay time, the washer will automatically shut off after 5 minutes, and all the cycle settings will be lost. This information is found on page 25 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-19

Where do you put a tide pod in this wahser?

Asked by: michelle41
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We do not recommend the use of Pods, or packaged detergents.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-17

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: 2015-08-10

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
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