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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 Do Not Purchase! I have purchased this machine about 3 years ago. From day one this machine never came close to my old washing machine that was about 20 years old in terms of cleaning the clothes. About a year ago our machine increased the number of times it would give us an "uneven (UE)" error. In the past it was easier to rebalance with moving the clothes around a bit but the solutions to even the load have been increasingly challenging. It even gives us the UE error when we run the wash without anything in it and the machine is level!!! I have read a number of reviews and there are many with this issue and people have also invested a great deal of time and $ to repair the machine to no avail...same problem. This is absolutely the worst washing machine I have ever used and will never purchase another LG product again.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Frustrated Have had his machine for roughly 4 1/2 years, no major issues but it has developed a very annoying problem over the last few months. We have not changed our washing habits, but over the last few months every single load ends up showing an uneven load error. It can take a full day to get a single load of laundry done, unless you are willing to stand there trying over and over again to find the right balance for the load. Other wise it will just keep refilling with water draining and trying again, which results in a huge expenditure of water and energy. It used to only have this issue on particularly bulky loads such as bedding, which was annoying but manageable. Trying to do laundry for a family of four and having to constantly babysit the washer so it doesn’t take hours is getting old quickly. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish it would blow up and just die How a 54 minute load can take 4 hours is beyond me. Spin only means "spin" and "only" yet it still doesn't understand. Having to repeatedly remove all garments dripping water to strategically place them back so it will spin is ridiculous. But if you do not want to go through all that trouble, be assured it will constantly add water ALL DAY, FOR HOURS, and never spin. There is no smart technology here. There is a reason it is discontinued. Feel blessed you do not own one. A washboard and a stream would be easier.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washes like a dream I enjoy this washer very much. It is a high-efficiency and seems to use less water and detergent but still do a good job. Lots of custom settings and smartly programmed to not over- or under-wash my garments. The only tough part is that the basin is somewhat deep and I have to strain to pull out the bottom most garments after the wash is done. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rust ! Uneven balancing !! Purchased in 2013, but after only 3 yrs the metal around the water intake began to rust and has become worse and worse. This, along with having to babysit any larger loads that almost always require manual re-balancing are two significant reasons we will never purchase an LG appliance again. VERY DISAPPOINTED !!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lots of features, but mine rusted! I bought this washer about 5 yrs ago & it has rusted around the bleach compartment. It is not something that can be fixed, I will have to get a new wash machine. I'm not happy about this at all. I think a washer should last more than 5 yrs., especially when you take good care of it like I have. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS WASHER!! Have had this washer 41/2 yrs. Have had it repaired 4 times!! First, the bleach dispenser did not empty correctly and over time rusted out the top of the machine. Then the computer went bad. Next it was the clutch and stator (whatever they are!) A repairman came to fix them and broke the washer plate. Had to wait for parts for each repair! I have not been able to wash clothes for 3 weeks and am still waiting for the washer plate to come in. Will NEVER buy another LG washer!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-03-31
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
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