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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 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 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
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
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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

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
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