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LG White Top Load Washer - WT5001CW

Abt Model: WT5001WH | UPC Code: 048231010443
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LG WT5001CW White Top Load Washer - WT5001WH

It’s alright that you expect your washer to do more. It should do a lot more. And if you have this washer, it does. Innovative WaveForce™ technology to deeply clean fabrics more efficiently. Smart ways to deliver the power of warm water performance with cold water savings. There’s a lot more this washer offers...just like you expect.

Key Features:

  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • ColdWash™ Option
    Now using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t mean compromising how clean your clothes are. ColdWash™ option uses cold water to penetrate deep into fabrics, while saving you money on your energy bill. Cold water savings with warm water performance.
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System

Features:

  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • SlamProof™ Lid
  • 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Capacity*
  • Direct Drive Motor (10 Year Warranty)
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • 1100 RPM
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • Highly Energy and Water Efficient
  • SenseClean™
  • 12 Washing Cycles
  • 5 Temperature Levels
  • Delay Wash (up to 18 hours)
  • Electronic Control Panel with LED Display

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit (WxHxD): 27"x 45.38"x 28.38"(55.75" H with lid open)
  • Carton (WxHxD): 29.5"x 48"x 31.25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 145.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 172 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Load TypeTop
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.5 Cu. Ft.
Height (inches)45.38"
Width (inches)27"
Depth (inches)28.38"
Depth with Door Open55.75"
DispensersDetergent, Bleach, Fabric Softener
Control TypeRotary-Electric
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperatures Settings5
Wash Cycles12
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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LG White Top Load Washer
 
4.5

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (165)
  • Quality (158)
  • Easy to use (157)
  • Features/settings (153)
  • Style/design (128)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedding (4)
  • Delicate (4)
  • Everyday clothes (4)
  • Heavy/bulky items (4)
  • Towels (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (4), Heavy duty user (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than the rest

I read so many horrible reviews on the manufacturers that I expected to use, e.g. Maytag, Kenmore. LG customers appeared satisfied and happy, which is more than I could say for other...Read complete review

I read so many horrible reviews on the manufacturers that I expected to use, e.g. Maytag, Kenmore. LG customers appeared satisfied and happy, which is more than I could say for other washer reviewers. It has a cycle at the beginning called Load Sensing. It moves the clothing around. I'm assuming the purpose is to "even it out". It does the opposite. If you put the load in evenly, it changes it so it's out of balance and you have to redistribute it prior to the wash cycle. Just weird. It has the Add a Garment feature, which shouldn't even be a feature on a washer but I'm happy it has it. The capacity is HUGE. I have never filled it. Seems like quality equipment, which it should be for the price. I've had it for a month and so far, so good. The number of wash settings is excessive. Nobody needs that many. I always choose the same cycles...partially due to what other customers complain about from other manufacturers: the agitation is so rough, it can damage or twist your clothes. I always use the "lightly soiled" setting and it's not a problem. My clothes still come out fine. The cycles are longer than the old machines...45 min. - 1 hour. However, there is an Express load. I would have given it 5 stars but didn't due to the Load Sensing issue.

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Flawed Firmware

The mechanical design of the unit is basically OK. It does not appear the software engineers consulted the mechanical designers for the original or updated firmware. Possibly the laboratory testing of the unit before...Read complete review

The mechanical design of the unit is basically OK. It does not appear the software engineers consulted the mechanical designers for the original or updated firmware. Possibly the laboratory testing of the unit before product release was not extensive enough as well. The start of the wash cycle where the unit attempts to balance the load actually causes much of the trouble by tying the articles in knots; it should be eliminated and done after filling with water. The recovery cycle used for (uE) error is done that way. However, after the load is balanced, no further cycle algorithms that would attempt to maintain balance should be implemented as it actually results in an unbalanced condition and creates a page fault cycle. The spin cycle speed should not be adjusted slower with the inverter drive as the increased torque load will overheat the motor, which it does. We have been able to use our machine by always selecting the (Speed Wash) cycle and manually selecting wash temperature, soil level and ALWAYS selecting EXTRA HIGH spin speed. In most cases this allows the unit to complete a wash load. However the initial balance algorithm is problematic as mentioned before. We are very unhappy with this product.

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1.0

Problematic

By 

from Chicago, IL, USA

Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

We have had to have this machine services several times for the same issue.

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1.0

Flawed Firmware

By 

from Florida

Pros

  • faulty firmware
  • Features/Settings
  • Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

      The mechanical design of the unit is basically OK. It does not appear the software engineers consulted the mechanical designers for the original or updated firmware. Possibly the laboratory testing of the unit before product release was not extensive enough as well. The start of the wash cycle where the unit attempts to balance the load actually causes much of the trouble by tying the articles in knots; it should be eliminated and done after filling with water. The recovery cycle used for (uE) error is done that way. However, after the load is balanced, no further cycle algorithms that would attempt to maintain balance should be implemented as it actually results in an unbalanced condition and creates a page fault cycle. The spin cycle speed should not be adjusted slower with the inverter drive as the increased torque load will overheat the motor, which it does. We have been able to use our machine by always selecting the (Speed Wash) cycle and manually selecting wash temperature, soil level and ALWAYS selecting EXTRA HIGH spin speed. In most cases this allows the unit to complete a wash load. However the initial balance algorithm is problematic as mentioned before. We are very unhappy with this product.

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      1.0

      WT5001cw

      By 

      from Long Beach, CA, USA

      Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

      We are still having significant problems with our LG washer. The latest issue involves the troubled spin cycle particularly when washing items in the Towel Setting. While trying to wash just 3 bath towels along with several smaller items, our washer will become unbalanced during the spin cycle subsequently causing our machine to stop operating! After having to stop, adjust, and rearrange items, the machine will resume the spin cycle only to have the washer once again cease normal operation requiring me to repeat the process of pulling out these wet items. As I indicated previously, I believe this chronic balance problem is due to a defective LG software issue rendering our washer unsuitable for the ordinary purpose for which it was sold to us. This LG washer is defective. We cannot operate the washer for which it was intended. â€"James McChesney Ranson

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      2.0

      Not one you want

      By 

      from Colorado

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • style/design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

          Worked well for about three years. Its been totally flaky since. Fills but doesn't wash.

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          1.0

          Bad Washer!!!!!!

          By 

          from Arizona, USA

          Pros

          • Features/Settings

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

              I bought this washer less than 3 yearsI have had trouble with it being unblance they had to come and fix it right after I got it , for the last year it is unblance on every load and now the latch to the lid is clicking. And it dose not wash blankets likee they said they wood. Also did not wash my clothes very good and can't even put a full load in then they don't get washed looking for a new washer now.

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              1.0

              Worst Washing Machine Ever

              By 

              from Rosenberg, TX

              Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

              This washing machine works great for the first few months and then it goes downhill fast! Almost every load is UE or unbalanced. It leaves a grime on my clothes that I can't get rid of. I am a clean freak and have used the tub clean setting, washing machine cleaners, etc. Nothing helps. Also, my washing machine has started to rust and the paint has begun to peel where the bleach dispenser is located. No LG ever again.

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              1.0

              Do not buy

              By 

              from pensacola fl

              Pros

              • style/design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

                  The balance on the machine is very sensitive. Once it reads uneven you have to take all the wet clothes out and try to place back in machine evenly. The clothes do not come out clean. Does not matter heavy cleaning feature or light cleaning feature the clothes stay dirty,Very frustrating and time consuming a mother of two boys life is to busy to fight the washing machine.

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                  5.0

                  This product works very well and does a good job.

                  By 

                  from Minnesota

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Features/Settings
                  • Performance
                  • Quality
                  • style/design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

                      I know that WT5001CW has been discontinued but it is a very good model top washer and we are pleased with the way it does the job for all levels of service.

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                      4.0

                      runs good but it rust

                      By 

                      from Ocala, FL, USA

                      Pros

                      • Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

                          After about 2 years, my wife and I notice some rust appear around where the bleach dispencer is. Looking closer, I notice that the paint is starting to bubble up in different areas of the washing machine. I was told that rust is not covered under warranty. Other than the rust, it runs good.

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                          1.0

                          Caveat emptor

                          By 

                          from Pensacola, FL, USA

                          Comments about LG White Top Load Washer:

                          Purchased this washer over two years ago. Worked like it should but noticed it had a terrible odor frequently so ran the clean cycle frequently. It always got an "unbalanced" error when cleaning it and took constant monitoring and several tries to complete. Frequently got the “unbalanced� error when running loads of all sizes. Got a recall notice for a software update to fix the problem and after doing so, made it even worse. Just finished a load that took over two hours to complete. Researching this problem, have read hundreds of similar complaints, looks like a long, unnecessary fight to try to get it fixed or replaced. Caveat emptor.

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