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

  • WT5170HV

  • Graphite Steel
  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 6 Motion DD
  • LG WaveForce™
  • Full Stainless Tub
Capacity* 5.4 cu.ft.
Transition Model WT5101
Max. RPM 1100
Available Colors Graphite Steel (V), White (W)
WaveForce™ Technology Yes
Inlet Hoses Yes
Energy Star Compliant Energy Star
MEF 2.75
WF 3.68
CEE Tier 3
14 Programs Tub Clean, Bright Whites™, Heavy Duty,Perm. Press/Casual, Cotton/Normal,Baby Wear,Towels, Sports Wear, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Wool, Sanitary, Delicates
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
LoDecibel Quiet Operation Yes
Add Garment Indicator Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
Slam Proof Lid Yes
Motor Type Inverter Direct Drive
Motor Speed Variable
Axis Vertical
Cabinet Painted Steel
Top Plate Painted
NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Transparent Door Glass Yes
Water Plus Yes
StainCare™ Yes
Spin Only Yes
Soak Yes
Fabric Softener Yes
Signal Yes
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) 145.5 Ibs. / 172 Ibs.
UPC 772454059360
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Display Panel Dual LED
LED Color Blue White
Spin Speed 5
Soil Level 3
Wash/Rinse Temperature 5
All Cold Rinses Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Uneven Loads every time!! I've had this washer for a few years now and I hate it. Loads take all day to do because the washer is uneven all the time. I really wish I could get my money back. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I've had my LG washer for 4 year and it is the best. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great washing; check for off balance every 15 min I absolutely LOVE how clean my clothes get. My one BIG complaint is that, no matter what you wash, you have to check every 15 minutes because it's probably off balance. There is no real warning to you (e.g. sound) that it's off balance, it'll just start trying to re balance itself (which can take an hour or two if you're not watching; once it goes through the hour or two of trying to re balance itself, there is a warning sound). What a waste of water! And time! Any patience! Also, you absolutely cannot wash a medium to large sized load. Small to medium is fine, but anything larger will guarantee multiple off-balance issues. No more than 5 large towels (not extra large, just the basic large bath towel). 4 or possibly 5 pair of jeans is the maximum. No more than one blanket at a time (small blankets you can get away with two). Be sure to follow the instructions on the load type. You MUST be sure that all clothes in a particular load are the same size/weight. Never mix types (no towels with shirts, etc.). Your products will come out squeaky clean - no complaints about the quality of the washing. Just a major issue with your load getting off balance. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage This machine has given us nothing but trouble it goes off balance every load and has to be emptied and teloaded it sometimes take 10 tries to complete the cycle can you imagine this frustration dont buy this piece of garbage [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mostly get clothes clean The washer mostly gets clothes clean as long as I use the High soil setting and extra water - kind of defeats the whole "energy efficient" idea. There's a water temperature setting for "Cold" and "Tap Cold" with no explanation in any of they guides or manuals as to when to use one vs the other. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst washer ever This is the second LG waveforce washer we have owned. The first one was replaced by LG. Actually it was recalled. This washer does not add enough water to cover your clothes unless you wash on bulky bedding. It almost always stopped with an error message while spinning. You can not just put on a load of clothes and leave. You must stay near to correct the error message or stop it from "walking" across the laundry room into the wall! I will never purchase anything like this again. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality washing machine This LG washer is the worst washer our family has owned. It is junk. It is extremely low quality and not worth the initial price tag. It is rusting, expensive to fix, constantly unbalanced loads, tries to "govern" my use of hot water, which leads to poor washing performance. A commercial quality made washing machine would be a much smarter investment for long term service. And I will be replacing the LG with a commercial style washer.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst purchase I ever made. I bought this machine because of the features and the looks and I thought LG was a reputable name. I regret the day I got rid of my old machine of 37 years. Since day one, this machine goes out of balance constantly, fills, dumps water, refills, wastes more water than ever and a load takes about 2 hours to wash. You call this energy saving and high efficiency. The clothes never look clean and they come out with stains and half the time tangled. We had 3 service calls in less than a year. I will never buy an LG product again.
Date published: 2016-09-27
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