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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
  • 12 Wash Programs
  • 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.

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)
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
Smart Access 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 1/8" 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/154.9 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231020596

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great I bought the washer and dryer sight unseen from Costco because it had a great rating on Consumer Reports. I didn't expect it to be so tall. I am only 5'3" and getting the clothes out of the washer is challenging. Good thing my husband is tall.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the large capacity Love the large capacity! Great features! Just need a pick on the controls. I'm only 5 foot 2 inches so this is a little feel for me, got one of those grabbers and I use that to get the loads out! Ha
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's a pretty one I have had this machine long enough to use all the features, and wish I had never bought this machine, most of the time it bangs so loudly I'm afraid it's going to go thru the wall, and yes we checked to see if its level and it is, not near enough water and I the turbo cycle is the worst, it doesn't rinse the clothes, it just sprays a little water on them as it spins and never agitated the clothes to rinse them..if it wasn't for the plus water feature, I'm sure my clothes would still all be dirty, I know this for a fact because we tested it, took a yellow t shirt and slapped the dirt on it then washed it on a normal cycle, and it came out dirty and just a little damp, not even wet all over then took another yellow t shirt and washed it with the plus water feature on normal and it came out a little cleaner but not real clean lime my last lg model..standing in the laundry room waiting to push the plus water feature is not with what we paid for this only uses a tiny bit of water and when I watched the whole cycle run..which was not fun by the way but I'm glad I did it..i found out that not enough water is being added and the same clothes that were on the top stayed in the same position and never even got wet..had to rehash the same clothes using the water plus , at least my clothes are getting wet sure I'm walking around with dirty clothes on now, and forget about getting grease out of clothes with this last lg would get the grease out, this one does not , no matter what cycle it how much water..i had to throw away two shirts because grease splattered on them while cooking and my washing machine would not get them clean..and now my clothes never smell clean anymore..i am looking for a new machine now...
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and Easy to do Laundry! Love using my LG! Perfect for all my laundry needs.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected! I purchased the washer and dryer combo during a memorial day sale. It is my first purchase of a open tub HE washer and dryer. After using for a few months now I am very pleased with these units. No problems to this point and love the network connectivity with the LG app that lets me know when the wash or dry cycle is complete. I highly recommend this model of washer and dryer as a combo.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWesome I bought this about a month ago and I am very pleased with them both.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High marks on all counts Well designed, easy to used, clothes always come out clean. It's the quality we've come to expect from LG.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! I bought this as a package with the door n door fridge, range, dishwasher, and stove. Beautiful set. I love the features and the jingle when you leave the door open too long.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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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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