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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 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
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
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