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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
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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
Temperature 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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4.6

(based on 255 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (197)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (191)
  • Performance (164)
  • Features/settings (156)
  • Style/design (96)
  • Quality (87)

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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4.0

Good washer

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from South Carolina, United States

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  • easy to use
  • Features/Settings
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    Best Uses

      Does a good job and I am pleasantly surprised at how clean the cloths are. Fairly quiet compared to traditional washers. Only negative is the amount of dirt that collects in the bleach dispenser which, I don't use but have to clean. I really appreciate the bright whites feature and notice a difference in how the whites look brighter.

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      5.0

      Great washer

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      from Arkansas

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          I have had this washer for 20 months now and absolutely love it! I have tried several of the wash settings and get wonderful results with each one. It has a huge tub capacity and I can wash all my king sized bedding in it - no more expensive dry cleaning prices to wash my comforter. In fact the tub is so large that I have to stand on tip toe to reach some small items of clothing on the bottom. I have found nothing that I don't like about this washer and would definitely buy LG again.

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          4.0

          Really like this washer

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          from Burlington, WI, United States

          Pros

          • easy to use
          • Features/Settings
          • Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I had purchased a front load LG washer & dryer in 2009...loved them, but due to life's circumstances had to sell when I moved. I decided to buy the top loading LG washer this time and I must say I am amazed at the depth of the tub. I love being able to wash huge loads that come out very clean. Like the front loader I once had, I also make sure to leave the detergent drawer and machine door open so it will thoroughly dry...just common sense with anything you use that involves water to avoid mold and mildew. A little over a year of use and still happy with my purchase...have always favored LG...Thanks

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              1.0

              We hate this washer

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              from PA, United States

              Pros

              • easy to use
              • Style/Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  This washer has three MAJOR problems. 1. It often goes unbalanced in spite of multiple re-levelings and careful selection of clothes and placement of clothes in the washer. 2. It ties the clothes in knots. We've tried every cycle type and spin speed but it always ties up the clothes and twists them around each other. 3. The clothes come out of the washer so wrinkled (see #2) that almost everything, including wrinkle-free no-iron fabrics, need to be ironed.

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                  1.0

                  Very poor at washing clothes

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                  from gillette,wy

                  Pros

                  • easy to use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      We have now had this for a year and five months. Not impressed with this washer. Have had no mechanical issues with it. But this thing gets out of balance extremely bad and all the time. Yes it is level. The washing part of it is not very good and especially with washing whites. Whites do not get clean. It is a washer to wash clothes and it does a very poor job washing them. Not impressed at all with it. I would not buy another one and would not rec amend it to anyone. Very poor in the washing department.

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                      5.0

                      excellent performance

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                      from Pasadena, CA, United States

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                      • Features/Settings
                      • Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          We bought this unit almost one year ago. Initially there was a problem with the main motherboard on the unit, and we had to call out the LG service person twice before the motherboard was replaced and the unit has operated great ever since.

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                          5.0

                          LG Washer

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                          from Prescott Valley, AZ, United States

                          Pros

                          • easy to use
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                          • Quality
                          • Style/Design

                          Cons

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                              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 ...

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                              from Michigan

                              Pros

                              • easy to use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  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

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                                  from Monkton, MD, United States

                                  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

                                      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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                                      LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer

                                      LG WaveForce Ultra Large Capacity White Top Load Washer

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