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5.4 cu.ft. High Efficiency Top Load Washer with WaveForce™ Technology

  • WT4901CW

  • White
  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 6 Motion DD
  • WaveForce™
  • Full Stainless Tub
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Top Loader Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Capacity* IEC 5.4 cu.ft.
Dry Linen Capacity >10.1kg
Transition Model NEW
Energy Star Compliant Energy Star
12 Options Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal On/Off, Water Plus, Delay Wash (up to 19 hours)
5 Wash/Rinse Temperatures 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
8 Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™ , Delicates, Tub Clean
ColdWash™ Yes
SenseClean System Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
WaveForce™ Yes
3-Tray Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener, Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
Load Sense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
LoDecibel Quiet Operation Yes
Add Garment Indicator Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
Slam Proof Lid Yes
Motor Type Direct Drive
Motor Speed Variable
Axis Vertical
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Solid Lid with Silver Trim Yes
Available Colours White (W)
Ratings / Electrical Requirements / Type UL Listed / 120V, 10 Amps / Electric
Product WxHxD 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
Carton WxHxD 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 140 lbs/167.5 lbs
UPC 772454056215
Warranty 1 year parts and labour, 5 years part on Drum, 10 years part on DirectDrive™ Motor

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money, dirty stinky clothes I bought the LG wt4901cw washer in July of 2013 at the Leons in Woodstock Ontario. My old LG had died after we moved and I needed a new machine pronto. This was the largest LG the Leons store carried so I bought it. It has not worked properly since the day I bought it. Cloths come out dirty. Comforters come out half wet/ half dry. Fabric softener dispenses right after soap, not during rinse!! Clothes smell, and when you try to use bleach to get rid of smell, you end up ruining clothing, bedding and towels as bleach goes on fabrics. Getting rashes on body now so I went and bought a different washer from a different store. Finally I will have clean clothing!! Forget even thinking of buying this machine. I regret my purchase daily.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not recommend this product I purchased this washer in Feb 2013. Today was the final straw for my poor rating. The residue collected during the wash does not go down the drain with the water. Even my sheets collect fine lint that seems to gather during the spin cycle. I usually use a lint brush to try and get rid of it before hanging on the clothes line. Today I washed my husbands coveralls. I showed them to him after the wash cycle. He could not believe the residue left on them. He told me to get rid of the washer. The time indicated, when you chose a cycle is not even close- it takes much longer.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very user friendly and useful features. This machine produces very clean clothes and in a very efficient manner given the options provided for clothes to be washed.
Date published: 2013-11-20
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