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LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce - WT5170HW

Abt Model: WT5170WH | UPC Code: 048231012539
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1100 RPM Maximum Spin Speed/ Dual LED Display/ 14 Wash-Rinse Programs/ Direct Drive Motor/ LoDecibel Quiet Operation/ TrueBalance/ Dial-A-Cycle/ Sanitize Cycle/ White Finish
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LG 4.7 Cu. Ft. High Efficiency Top Load Washer With WaveForce, Model WT5170WH

Just because a washer is tough on dirt and stains doesn't mean it needs to be tougher on your clothes. Our Wave™ Series washer is loaded with some hardhitting innovations like WaveForce™ technology, which combines rapid drum movement with powerful water jets for great cleaning. It's also gentle on your utility bill with smart options like ColdWash™, which gives you warm water performance with cold water savings.

Features:

General

  • 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • 1,100 RPM
  • 14 Washing Programs
  • 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses)

Stylish Design

  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • Clear Diamond Glass Lid

Innovations

  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • NSF Certified Sanitary Cycle
  • Internal Heater
  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • SlamProof™ Lid
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • SenseClean™
  • Delay Wash (Up to 19 Hours)

Specifications:

Capacity

  • Capacity: 4.7 cu. ft.

Appearance

  • Design Look: Rear Control
  • Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display
  • Dial-A-Cycle™

Energy

  • Energy Star

Wash Programs

  • No. of Programs: 14
    • Wash Programs: Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, PureColor™, Wool, Towels, Baby Wear, Sports Wear, Sanitary, Delicates, Tub Clean
  • No. of Options: 12
    • Options: Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal On/Off
  • No. of Wash/Rinse Temps: Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
  • Spin Speeds: Extra High (1100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
  • No. of Water Levels: Automatically adjusts to the size of load
  • No. of Soil Levels: 3

Fabric Care

  • WaveForce™
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • ColdWash™
  • SenseClean™ System

Convenience

  • 2 + 1 Dispenser: Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • LoadSense
  • Status Indicator(s)
  • End of Cycle Signal
  • Child Lock
  • Auto Suds Removal
  • Forced Drain System
  • Internal Water Heater
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • Leveling Legs: 4 Adjustable Legs

Motor And Agitator

  • Motor Type: Direct Drive Motor
  • Motor Speed: Variable
  • Max RPM: 1,100
  • Axis: Vertical

Materials And Finishes

  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Cabinet: PCM
  • Control Panel: Plastic
  • Top Cover: Painted
  • Transparent Diamond Glass Lid

Power Source

  • Ratings: CSA Listed
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V, 10 Amps
  • Type: Electric

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 43-7/8"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 28-1/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 145.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 172 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • One Year Parts and Labor
    • 10 Years Motor
    • Lifetime on Drum
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Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.7
Height (inches)45.37
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)28.33
Dispensers3 Tray Dispenser
Control TypeDigital, Rotary
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterYes
Temperature Settings5
Wash Cycles14
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1100
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce
 
4.7

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (79)
  • Performance (76)
  • Features/settings (71)
  • Quality (71)
  • Style/design (50)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Happily Surprised - Great Washer!

I was reluctant to purchase a High Efficiency washer. My experience with them in the past was not great. However after owning and using this washer for the last 3 months, it has...Read complete review

I was reluctant to purchase a High Efficiency washer. My experience with them in the past was not great. However after owning and using this washer for the last 3 months, it has exceeded all my expectations. Although it is energy and water efficient, there is always enough water to get the clothes clean - my last HE washer didn't seem to use enough water and the clothes never seemed really clean when compared to a conventional non-HE washer. The top load design of this machine seems to work very well and the clothes seem to really get moved around, wet & soapy - and subsequently get nice and clean. I love the glass lid. The only caution is don't overfill with clothes - but that's true of any washer. I also wish it had a "short wash" setting - but again, not something I would reduce its rating for. I would absolutely recommend this washer.

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Average washer

Purchased this to replace our 18 year old Maytag unit and it performs OK. The machine is louder than I thought it would be. Some times though it seems that the amount of water...Read complete review

Purchased this to replace our 18 year old Maytag unit and it performs OK. The machine is louder than I thought it would be. Some times though it seems that the amount of water that the machine is using to wash with is not sufficient for the load size.

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5.0

best washer ever

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from Tucson, AZ, United States

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      Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

      love this machine, does an outstanding job, very happy with this purchase

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      1.0

      This is a terrible washing machine

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      from Chicago, IL, United States

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          Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

          I've had this washer for two years - I can't seem to get through a load without it getting out of balance.

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          1.0

          Look for something else

          By 

          from Florida, United States

          Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

          I've had this washer for a few years now. I hate this machine. It goes off balance constantly, my sheets and blankets come out in knots and so do my clothes. Water lever is never past the clothing I put in no matter what I do. I'm always adding more water. I was very hesitant about buying another LG washer after having a front loader. Next time I will know better. This is a big disappointment.

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          5.0

          This product is high quality and well worth it.

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          from Delta, OH 43515, USA

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              Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

              Love this washer!! The features are very nice. Everything is high quality. Very happy with my purchase.

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              5.0

              Everything great in a wash machine!

              By 

              from Salisbury,NC

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                  Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                  Nice and quiet and it NEVER gets off balance! It does get clothes clean!!! Some may say it don't have enought water. But this machine knows what it is doing. I love my LG wash machine so much I went back and bought the matching gas dryer with stream! A great investment. This tub is so big I can never fill it up. With the old washers even the biggest tub was to small. Big bedspreads for a king size bed, fits just fine with room to spare. It's worth every penny!!!

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                  3.0

                  problems

                  By 

                  from Calgary, AB, Canada

                  Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                  Better make sure you read the manual thoroughly before use. This machine does not use enough water during a cycle! They design washers they claim are good for the environment because they use less water. However, in the manual they suggest selecting up to two extra rinse cycles if your clothes has too much soap build up! AND they suggest selecting extra water as well. I have definitely ran into the problem of my clothes starting to smell a little musty, due to soap build up. Even when using very little liquid detergent. Make sure you clean the tub monthly by selecting the clean Tub button. AND use extra rinse AND extra water. With all the extra water, AND the extra long time a cycle takes....not so efficient i'd say. Oh how I miss the old washing machines. I would NOT recommend this washing machine.

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                  5.0

                  Great Washer!

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                  from Chicago

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                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Settings
                  • Clean Clothes Well
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Quiet
                  • Spins Clothes Dry

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedding
                    • Delicates
                    • Everyday Clothes
                    • Towels

                    Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                    Handles daily family laundry much better than my old front loader! The clothes are cleaner, the cycle is completed in the stated time, and it handles larger loads without becoming unbalanced.

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                    5.0

                    Yes, this washer is THAT good!

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                    from Colorado

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                        Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                        After researching different washers in January, we decided this machine was the one for us! We are extremely pleased with the cleaning as well as the capacity. I believe I have washed a dozen pairs of jeans and khaki pants in one washing! ( I can't wait to get the matching dryer!) our clothing is softer and dare I say fluffier!! Even the lint in the dryer lint screen is fluffy!! Several reviewers complained about the washer--out of balance or wrinkles. You MUST read the manual thoroughly before using!! Pretend there is an agitator in the center when loading. As you load the clothes, think of balancing the weight. Place heavier items of the load in the bottom. Fold pants and jeans and such to help prevent tangling. In three months, I have had only two loads go out of balance. It just takes a little time ... don't dump and run. Regarding the wrinkling issue some reviews complained about.... You do have the ability to alter the preset wash settings! For clothing I use a medium spin and when I move the items from washer to dryer, I give the item a shake before it goes in the dryer. Those two steps eliminate wrinkling! Yes, I highly recommend this washer! It can handle your laundry needs and treat your clothing with care. Read your manual and follow the instructions and you will be happy with your washer, too!

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                        4.0

                        So far so good

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                        from Valencia, Santa Clarita, CA 91355, USA

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                            Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                            I'm writing this because I agonized over buying this washing machine. I read every review and while most were positive, I had trouble with the few negative reviews that were extremely negative. I got the impression, you either love it or hate it. Areas of concern were: - Out of balance spin cycles - Water levels not correct - Clothes not cleaned. - Takes too long - No waterproof items I had it for two weeks now and nothing is out of balance so far. The water levels seem to work perfectly. My clothes are clean, but it does take a while. It's about an hour to an hour and a quarter per load. Since I knew it took extra time, there was no shock for me. I actually prefer the washer to take longer than the dryer. It means the clothes are already folded before I put in the next load. My guess is there are a few lemons out there, or people are just angry because that is who they are. I have not tried anything that is waterproof. If I do, I will turn off the spin cycle and let the dryer work a little more. I also noticed that many of the negative reviews were for different washers. Maybe angry users are just bashing all of the machines. I don't really know. I do know that this seems like a great washing machine so far. The washer holds a ton of laundry and is quiet. The only time I hear it is when the spin is starting up and slowing down. It makes a few minor noises as it sloshes the clothes around, but I only hear that if I'm in the same room.

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                            5.0

                            Easy to use - efficient

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                            from Phoenix, AZ, USA

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                                Comments about LG Top Load Washer With WaveForce:

                                I bought the washer/dryer combo last Novemberand I absolutely love it. This is the best present I ever game myself. This machine has cut down my ironing by 90%. It is easy to use, quiet, saves water. I highly recommend it.

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