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4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer Featuring Powerful StainCare™ Technology

  • WT4870CW

  • White

Key Features

  • 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
More free time

More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans? Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.5 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty.

The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn’t have to mean compromising. ColdWash™ technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG dryer, you don't have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

Wash in peace

You shouldn’t know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance™ anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.

A QUICKER CLEAN

A QUICKER CLEAN

It's not like you always have time on your hands to wait around for the wash. The SpeedWash™ Cycle can have clothes clean and fresh in just 35 minutes.

Save money. Save energy.

Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re going to make an impact—on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.5
Limited Warranty 1 year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
CAPACITY
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 8
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, 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 Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
2+1 Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted
Body Matching Solid Lid Yes
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/9"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013192

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Very hard getting used to. No agitator, long wash times, etc. Still seems like clothes don't clean quite like an "agitator" machine. However, the functions and ease of use are very good. Now OK after adjusting to it.
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!!! WORST WASHER EVER!!! SAME ISSUES AS EVERYONE ELSE---THERE IS NO ENERGY SAVING HERE!!! MACHINE CONTINUALLY WILL SHOW THE UE (UNEVEN) SIGNAL--TIME JUMPS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND MACHINE CONTINUES TO FILL UP WITH WATER, DRAIN BUT NOT PROPERLY SPIN---HONESTLY SHOCKED, ANGRY AND DISAPPOINTED WITH LG---STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!!
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Used agitator washers forever, last one lasted 15 yrs, decided to replace with this washer. Regret this purchase. Washer constantly off balance, followed all directions to no avail. Clothes wrapped around each other at end of cycle. Shirt sleeves are becoming stretched out. Clothes so tightly wrapped have a difficult time even attempting to unravel before pulling out. Way too long to finish a load. Do not recommend.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Machine! This is the worst purchase I have ever made. The washer starts counting down the time remaining, does numerous rinse cycles, and the time goes up, then goes back down, then goes back up. I've already had the mother board replaced once and now it's doing it again. Even when I set it on spin cycle only it spins for 5 minutes then starts filling with water! This is "energy efficient" machine is costing me more money than its worth!!!
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very disappointed I had this washing machine for about 18 months and it would always get off balance.(UE) It is the worst washing machine that I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Update ; After 3 years Now, the washer - WT4870CW sounds like an old steam train. It is loud and noisy. It takes about 5 hours to complete a cycle of washing. It wasting water and re-starting many times. It is full of trouble now. I will advise anyone who buys this washer to get an extended warranty from the store. It is a matter of time that you will regret buying this washer. Where are all the good and long lasting washers our parents used to have? Now , there is no washer that is better and reliable.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaves pet hair and white residue on dark clothes Don't buy. I've run tub clean and had service to no avail. Other reviews like this one. It may be high efficiency but notify out have to run extrA rinse llmthe time and still pick hair off your black jeans. Even if inside out ! Use HE DETERGENT. DONT BUY THISONE.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST WASHING MACHINE EVER THIS IS THE ABSOLUTELY WORST WASHING MACHINE- IT TAKES HOURS TO DO ONE LOAD- CONSTANTLY UNBALANCED- LG DOES NOT HELP AT ALL- DEBRIS IS COMING BACK INTO THE MACHINE-I USE HE DETERGENT OF COURSE - TUB CLEANS TWICE A MONTH AND STILL DEBRIS IN MY MACHINE-IT TAKES HOURS TO DO ONE LOAD AND DOES NOT CLEAN CLOTHES! NEVER AGAIN- I HAVE HAD PANELS REPLACED A NEW DRUM REPLACED AND IT STILL DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY-
Date published: 2015-12-10
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The big silver 'disk' at the bottom of our top-load washer has come dislodged. Why did this happen? Is it an easy fix? Is it something we can do ourself?

Asked by: JanetRN
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is difficult to determine why this cap would have become detached, although it is possible that something got caught on it. It is recommended to have a technician install this piece, to ensure it does not come loose again. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-09

When I do sheets (only sheets) -- it keeps getting off balance -- Am I to put more in the washing machine?? Also, I shut it down this morning because I had to go to work and it just kept saying imbalanced & filling up with water. What do I do?

Asked by: Molly Francesca
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The description provided does not appear to be normal operation. The unit will likely require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-13

Where does the washing cube go and how do u put it in there

Asked by: Yoss
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is uncertain to what you are referring as a Washing Cube. Please specify by contacting our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-07

How can I use spin cycle only?

Asked by: Markollichka
Press the POWER button to activate the washer. Press the SPECIAL USE button until the SPIN ONLY indicator is lit. Press the START button to begin the cycle. The washer will start automatically. This information is located on page 25 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-29

Why does my washer leak?

Washer leaked from the left rear on the first day. It was replaced by another one. It worked fine for 30 days and it started leaking - in a different place than the first one. Model WT4870CW. We just wash clothes; there is no abuse of machine.
Asked by: Rowdee
This started happening with my washer as well, after ~1.5 yrs. It leaks around the bottom left side and also the front left. I've had a technician look twice, but he isn't able to determine the problem. It's not a huge amount of water, but enough to need a few microfiber towels to soak up the water.
Answered by: houser
Date published: 2015-10-05

what would cause black moldy flecks on clothes. Have done several tub cleans and no use.

Asked by: Albert C
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the TUB CLEAN option did not resolve the situation, then the unit may need to be inspected more deeply. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-16

VIBRATION

The washer Vibrates on spin cycle. even with no clothes in the drum. Is this normal? The vibration is almost enough to slosh water out of a small cup if placed on the lid. No error codes, all functions work.
Asked by: lgkp
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the cabinet is not properly leveled, then it would not be uncommon for the machine to vibrate. This occurrence can happen more frequently if there is nothing in the tub.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-09

Water Inlet Filter

What is the part number and where can I get the small orange water inlet filter screens for the hoses?
Asked by: ghinga
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its accessories. The water hose filters are accessories that are not kept or supplied by our distributors. These can, however, be found at any local hardware or appliance store, for use with standard water lines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-21
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