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

  • WT1901CW

  • White

Key Features

  • 5.0 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • Front Control Design
  • 6Motion™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Direct Drive Motor 10-Year Limited Warranty

Get it All Done In Less Time

Ultra-large capacity (5.0 cu.ft.) means you have the room to do more laundry in fewer loads.

Fast Forward Your Wash

Give big loads the same great clean while cutting your wash time by up to 30 minutes* with LG’s enhanced TurboWash® technology.

*1. Compared to an LG front 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.

Stylish Yet Functional

LG puts a modern spin on the traditional top load laundry pair. By moving the control panel from the back to the front, the buttons and LED display are easier to read and use. Modernize your laundry room with this intuitive and functional design.

A Smarter Way to Wash

6Motion™ Technology uses up to 6 different wash motions to provide a smart cleaning experience that is gentle on clothes and maximizes washing performance.

Stylish Design You Can’t Wait to Get Your Hands On

Fingerprint and smudge resistant finish easily wipes clean with a soft, dry cloth, so the only lasting impression is your impeccable taste. At last, the kitchen you can’t wait to show off is the kitchen that handles real-life in style.

For Small Loads that Can’t Wait

Whether it’s your kids’ favorite shirt, yoga pants or a school uniform, washing a full load seems wasteful for just a few pieces. Now you can wash small loads that just can’t wait with the LG SideKick™ Pedestal Washer or wash two loads at once to save time.

Troubleshoot Easy as 1-2-3

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer,  you don’t
have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service
center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple
app on your smartphone, helping you minimize costly,
inconvenient service calls.

Warranty / Certifications



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Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Front Control
Capacity (cu.ft.) 5.0 cu. ft.
Available Colors White (W)
SmartThinQ™ Yes
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 048231020596

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great options Have had this washer for about 2 weeks now. It is my second HE so I'm familiar with how the water level works. Cloths are clean. My only complaint is that being 5'2", even on a step stool I have trouble getting the cloths out of the deep drum. I wish the salesman had pointed this out to me. It is not something I would think of when shopping for a new washer, as I have never had this problem before. I would have looked for a washer with a less deep drum. The thought of how uncomfortable and inconvenient it is to remove the clothes and the fact that I will have to deal with this for the next however many years this machine lasts is not fun.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An upgrade for sure The capacity on this washer is massive compared to my old front loader. I have only had it for only a couple of weekend laundry cycles, but so far so good. It spins incredibly fast. Only 1 issue that was our fault where a blanket slipped in with the regular darks and the washer couldn't balance in order to spin due to the sopping wet 10 lb blanket balled up on one side. It seems weird that the water doesn't entirely cover the clothes, but everything does appear to eventually get pulled under and washed and comes out clean. I will say that the variety of wash options is a bit overwhelming, but I suppose nice to have (I bet I never use 90% in the years I own this thing). I also have paired the wifi feature and get notifications on my phone when the cycle finishes... which I find very cool. Set up was relatively painless for the wifi.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use, quiet, & energy efficient We’ve had this in our home for about a month now. So far we LOVE it. It’s easy to use, quiet, & energy efficient. My only complaint would be that it’s sometimes hard to reach all the way into the bottom to remove clean laundry for transfer to the dryer. I’m 5’6” and don’t consider myself short, but it’s a stretch for me to be able to reach the bottom.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Job well done Pros :. Can hold alot. Many choices for washing to choose from. I still have not learned all the technical functions and so tend to just use normal. The main Con:. The drum is so deep that I have to stand on my tiptoes or get a small step stool to reach the bottom when unloading clothes after they are washed. And I am 5'6
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great feature, load balancing, and quiteness! I am happy with this machine. This machine runs very quietly. It is convenient with a front control panel and has more than enough features. Only minor issue is a control panel button is not sensitive enough so that I have to repeatedly push buttons hard. Strongly recommend!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Features and options are just right. It has all the essential features with options that complement them perfectly. We love the direct drive, it is so quite. The turbo wash is fantastic, it really gets thing clean. The capacity is great, we washed our king size quilt with room to spare. We look forward to many years of service from our LG washer.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new washer! We bought this washer, along with the accompanying dryer, after the set that came with our new house didn't actually work. While we weren't excited to spend the extra money, it has been a good purchase. This was one of the cheaper sets we saw; however, it also was the one we were most drawn to. It holds a LOT of laundry and is easy to use. Only downside for me is being on the shorter side, I have to practically fall into the washer to get clothes out.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has a lot of features to taylor your laundry needs It is easy to use and can accommodate a very large or small load. My clothes come out clean and smelling fresh.
Date published: 2017-10-23
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Where is serial number located on the top load washer model wt1901ck

Asked by: Karen24
It will be located on the back of the unit. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-16

Some washers have a separate drawer other than the detergent drawer for oxy powder. Can I just put the oxy powder in with the clothes? How do I add oxy powder when I am also using liquid detergent?

Asked by: Brooklyn p
You may place the powder directly in the drum. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-19

I got the washer brand new in June of this year - I put clothes in this morning and turned it on - it immediately shut off - turned it on again -this time the lid locked then shut off - I unplugged it and plugged back in - does the same thing- HELP

Asked by: Blondie624
That doesn't sound right Blondie624. Give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 or via our Live Chat services at so we can see what we can do. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-11-16

My washer has error code CL. I cannot any reference in tech manual. WT1701CW

Asked by: Tanga
CL on the display is actually indicating the Child Lock feature has been enabled. The following article will provide further details on this feature: Check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport ^ST
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-10-23

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
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