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LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer - WT4970CW

Abt Model: WT4970WH | UPC Code: 048231014878
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4.7 Cu. Ft. Capacity/ NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum/ Direct Drive Motor/ 1,100 RPM/ 8 Washing Programs/ 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses)/ Electronic Control Panel With Dual LED Display And Dial-A-Cycle/ SmartRinse Jet Spray System/ SmartDiagnosis/ SlamProof Lid/ TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System/ LoDecibel Quiet Operation/ SenseClean/ White Finish
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LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer - WT4970WH

No more! With LG’s innovative StainCare™ Option on your side, you can now combine all kinds of tough stains in one single load. The solution is pretty ingenious. By using multiple temperatures to attack different types of soiling, StainCare™ Option tackles the worst culprits with amazing efficiency. The oversized 4.7 cu ft capacity tub makes room for piles of laundry. And LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation “tip-toes” through every load… as all those stains meet their match!

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
  • 8 Washing Programs
  • 5 Temperature Settings (All Cold Rinses)

Stylish Design

  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • Silver Lined Solid Lid

Innovations

  • WaveForce™
  • 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™

Wash Programs

  • No. of Programs: 8
    • Wash Programs: Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Wool, 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, Water Plus
  • No. of Wash/Rinse Temps: Hot, Warm, Eco 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™ Option
  • 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
  • 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

  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Cabinet: PCM
  • Control Panel: Plastic
  • Top Cover: Painted
  • Silver Rimmed Solid Lid

Power Source

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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 45-3/8"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 28-3/8"
  • Depth With Lid Open: 55-3/4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 147.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 172 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • 1 Year Parts and Labor,
    • 10 Years Motor
    • Lifetime on Drum
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
ColorWhite
Capacity (cu. ft.)4.7
Height (inches)45.33
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)28.33
DispensersDetergent, Fabric Softener, Bleach
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperatures Settings5
Wash Cycles8
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 WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer
 
4.6

(based on 248 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (195)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (186)
  • Performance (160)
  • Features/settings (152)
  • Style/design (94)
  • Quality (86)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (12)
  • Upgrade (6)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Power user (6), Casual user (3), Regular user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

wonderful machine!

wanted to return it the day after i purchased it! found out the balance was wrong when it was installed. don't use a level' just adjust the legs on it so the wash...Read complete review

wanted to return it the day after i purchased it! found out the balance was wrong when it was installed. don't use a level' just adjust the legs on it so the wash tub is centered in the cabinet. thats all. i went from wanting to return it to being really happy with it. by far the best washer we've ever owned, by far! it cleans your clothes much much better. gives you a lot of options, simple to operate. so quiet you will at firdt go in and check to see if it's still running, at a 1,100 rpm rinse speed the cloths come out almost dry. the bad reviews i've read all come from not centering the wash basket in the center of the cabinet. if it isn't the machine just keeps on trying to re balance over and over so the cloths don't get washed properly and it takes forever to do a load. i went back where i bought it to return it as i thought it was a piece of junk at first. after centering the basket i found out what a great washer it is. it's a beautiful machine with lots of easy to use options, and it's so sturdy. by far the best machine we've ever owned, hands down!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not a happy camper

At the end of the cycle, all the clothes are tied up together in knots. Have to use a lot more soap to get the clothes clean. Softener does not dispense properly. Sometimes...Read complete review

At the end of the cycle, all the clothes are tied up together in knots. Have to use a lot more soap to get the clothes clean. Softener does not dispense properly. Sometimes jeans must go through 2 cycles to get the dirt out. Likes how quiet it is and it doesn't jump around.

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5.0

LG Washer

By 

from Prescott Valley, AZ, United States

Pros

  • easy to use
  • Features/Settings
  • Performance
  • Quality
  • Style/Design

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

      We purchased this LG Washer with matching dryer about a year ago. We weren't living here full time. We are now. We love this set. It cleans the clothes well. The design of the stainless steel interior is sleek. It's a large capacity and washes large loads, heavy quilts/bed spreads/ or comforters easily.

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      2.0

      I bought 1 year ago. Now ...

      By 

      from Michigan

      Pros

      • easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

          I bought 1 year ago. Now that 1year parts and labor are not covered anymore things are breaking. Oh ya! Why didn't you buy the extended service contract. Why? Because a dadgum washer should last more than 1 dadgum year. I will not ever buy anoth LG product again.

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          1.0

          Not What Was Promised

          By 

          from Monkton, MD, United States

          Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

          We bought this washer due to its large capacity and the automatic balancing feature. After using it over a year, we have found neither works as promised on this machine. Putting a large load of clothing (not full capacity or heavy clothing) causes it to spend a large amount of time refilling the washer to balance itself. After several tries, it quits and has to be restarted. The alternative is to spend several trips to watch the washer as it spins, stop it when it does not balance, adjust the clothes, then restart it or take items out of the washer and split up the load to spin. All options are a very inefficient use of my time. I wanted a washer I could load and come back when it was done, not babysit each load.

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          4.0

          Excellent at Washing, But...

          By 

          from Roselle, IL, United States

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

              I bought this top-loader in July of 2015. I have been very happy with the washer's ability to clean my clothes and linens, but I do have a concern. I wanted to buy a front-loader, but I decided against the front-loader after reading multiple reviews that listed the smell from a closed door as a serious problem. I have always had top-loaders and I have never experienced that issue. My new top-loader LG does have an odor issue if I do not leave the lid open after every use. Not a huge problem, but ....

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              5.0

              Excellent performance, Easy to use.

              By 

              from Gallatin, TN, United States

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              • Easy to use
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              • Quality
              • style/design

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                  Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                  Excellent performance, Easy to use with cost and energy savings. Clothes come out almost dry.

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                  5.0

                  very good washer

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                  from Franklinville, NC, United States

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                  • Easy to use
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                  • Quality

                  Cons

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                      Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                      We've had this washer for 2 months and are very pleased with its performance. It has plenty of options for our use. I especially like the time display.

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                      5.0

                      Terrific Product

                      By 

                      from Kingsport, TN

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

                      Cons

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                          Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                          We continue to be impressed with our top loader washer. It cleans well, uses a minimum amount of water, and spins the contents to a level of dryness that significantly reduces drying time. The only issue that we have had is imbalance with large loads. The solution to this problem is to use a lower spin speed.

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                          5.0

                          Love-It

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                          from Colonial Heights, VA, United States

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                          • Easy to use
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                          • Quality
                          • style/design

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                              Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                              I purchased my washer in July, 2015. I love it, my old washer wasn't spinning the water out of my clothes or towels. I had to wash them everyday and now with my new washer I can go two to three days before washing them. Also my old washer didn't hold as many clothes or towels and I could never wash comforters. Now I can, hurrah! I hope to have many great years using my new washer. Thanks LG, Linda Wray

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                              4.0

                              It washes clothes

                              By 

                              from Chelsea, AL, USA

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                              • Features/Settings

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                                  Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                                  The tray for the detergent is a little weak and does not come out far enough. It seems to be noisier than my previous washing machine

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                                  3.0

                                  Fix your design flaws

                                  By 

                                  from Arizona, USA

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer:

                                      This product is good out of the box, after about 6 months though started having issues with the soap/fabric softener dispenser. We have had the drawer replaced twice with a problem that the water would not drain out of the soap dispenser. It is completely devoid of soap but is filling up to the fill line and does not drain. The last thing was the tech came out and put a pin hole in the bottom to help it drain. We have also had the issue of the fabric softener draining as we poor it in before the wash. This should be a simple fix but has not been and the drawer and drain hole are completely clean with no residue. When the service folks ordered the second drawer we found out there were no drawers in the U.S. the order had to go back to Korea and took around a month to get in. This tells me they are having issues and replacing the soap dispaenser drawers a lot.

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