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5.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Control Top Load Washer with TurboWash®

  • WT1901CK

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • 5.0 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • SmartThinQ™ Technology
  • 10 year limited warranty on Direct Drive Motor
  • 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.

More Room to Clean

More Room to Clean.

When it comes to laundry capacity, big is good, bigger is better, but biggest is best. With the largest capacity top load washer in its class*, now you can wash a king size comforter and full set of bedding in a single load! At 5.0 cu. ft. of mega capacity, you'll definitely have more room to clean.

Think Laundry’s a Chore?
ThinQ Again.

Expand the limits of your laundry room with the LG SmartThinQ™ app. Select a cycle, start or stop the wash and get notifications about when your laundry will be done, all from your smartphone. It even works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can manage your laundry with simple voice commands.

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.

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.

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.

Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
Capacity (cu.ft.) 5.0 cu. ft.
Available Colors White (W), Black Stainless Steel (K)
Capacity 5.0 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
CEE Tier 1
No. of Programs 12
Wash Programs Pre Wash+ Normal, Cotton/Normal, Tub Clean, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Speed Wash, Delicates, Bright Whites™, Towels, Oxi-Sanitize, Waterproof, Downloaded
No. of Options 13
Options Soak, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 19 hours), Child Lock, Custom Program, PGM Save, Signal, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, ColdWash™, StainCare™, Water Plus
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps 5 Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (950 max.), High, Medium, Low
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
TurboWash® Technology Yes (v2.0)
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
3 Tray Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Slam Proof Lid Yes
Add Garment Indicator Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes
Energy Monitoring Yes
Remote Start and Cycle Monitor Yes
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 950
Axis Vertical
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
NeveRust™ Stainless Washplate Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Plastic
Lid Transparent Glass
Available Colors White (W), Black Stainless Steel (K)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 60Hz, 5 Amps
Type Electric
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 40 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/8" H with lid open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 43 7/10" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 137.3 lbs / 152.7 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231020626

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from stable drum The drum is very stable, therefor I believe the washer will last a long time. The clothes come out smelling good and not torn up. I do use the extra rinse feature a lot,because I wash a lot of clothes. (3children). The bleach dispenser still looks good and not eroded, however will stain clothing occasionally. Quiet operation, lots of features, better quality than other products on the market.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer Love this washer it's beautiful and huge. I had a front loader before this one and I hoped I would like this one as well.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just bought the washer as a set nice and quite and works good to
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow what a clothes washer I bought this at the beginning of the summer as my old washer bit the dust..I wanted a larger tub for comforters which is great but i have come to love all the features and am astounded by how clean my clothes get. I am using features I never thought I would use. Thanks LG for such a great machine.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Large tub I have had this washer for three months. It takes time trusting the machine to get the water level right!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome refrigerator! We absolutely love this fridge! My husband wasn't sold on the middle drawer option and losing fridge space but I had to have it. We do not regret that decision at all! It is awesome for entertaining whether we put dishes in it ahead of time or stock with drinks. Lots of room in the fridge and freezer. The only disadvantage is not a ton of space for tall items. Overall we would DEFINITELY purchase again.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review of WT1901CW I have owned this washer for a short time. I wanted a large capacity washer and have not yet filled it up, so I cannot comment on the ability to wash a lot of stuff at one time. I have only one complaint so far. I would like the washer to go as long as possible without breaking, so I usually turn off Turbo Wash & I set the spin speed to medium. I am guessing that will put less strain on the mechanical components. But the washer is running longer, so maybe not. There is no info with the washer on what happens when you run Turbo Wash, except it'll be done quicker, so I cannot make an informed decision on how I want to set the various options before starting a wash.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Washer. I bought this in June 2017. Very happy with the purchase. If you are looking for the best washer. Go for it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
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WiFi, how do I enable to register my devices to thinq

Asked by: jweb7972
We appreciate your interest in this washer and its features. The Wi-Fi can be activated by holding the DELAY WASH button for 3 seconds. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional support.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-18

I bought one yesterday the rent I plugged the water and it started running water out before I even turned the feeder line water kept running what seems to be the problem

Asked by: Waterlogged1
We regret the trouble you have experienced with the washer. If the unit is filling on its on, it may possibly 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: 2017-09-13

My washer keeps getting an IE code even on clean tub cycle what is the problem 

Asked by: lonewolf66
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The IE error code is indicative of a restricted water supply to the machine. The IE code will display when the washer fills with water slowly or not at all. Some possible causes of this code are: the water supply taps not being fully open; the water lines are kinked or pinched; the water inlet filters are clogged; the water pressure to the tap or to the house is too low. If these have all been checked, and the problem persists, then the washing machine 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: 2017-09-11

How to check basket for foreign objects 

Asked by: Phantom81
Turn off the washer and then press the Power button. Press the spin speed button without selecting a cycle to drain and spin the load. When the spin is complete, remove the clothes and then find and remove any objects caught in the wash plate. Always check pockets, etc., before washing to prevent error codes or damage to the washer or clothing.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-26

How do I turn child lock off of WT1901CK

Asked by: HALEY666
To deactivate the Control Lock on the washer you would press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for 3 seconds.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-23

My washer door is locked with clothes in it also it has no power what do I do??? I've had it unplugged that hasn't worked also I've tried hold the power button for 5sec and the play button for 5sec then plugging it in still no luck 

Asked by: DyerEr
We apologize about the issue you are experiencing with the washer. If the unit has been unplugged and the door did not unlock, the unit may require service. For better assistance, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-22

Is it normal for clothes to be hot at the end of a cycle? I know the manual says all rinses are done in tap which I would think would be cold. Even when I have washed in cold or cold tap after the wash is complete my clothes are hot. 

Asked by: Kinzz913
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is recommended to test the washer by running an empty load using the TAP COLD water temperature setting. If the water starts getting HOT, then the water lines are backward and need to be switched. If this does not resolve the situation, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-21

My washer stoped making the chiming noises, how do I turn it back on ? 

Asked by: Lperry
Press and hold the COLD WASH button for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate the SIGNAL feature. If this does not correct the issue, please contact LG at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-10
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