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4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Top Load Washer w/ WaveForce™


  • 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • WaveForce™
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4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Top Load Washer w/ WaveForce™


  • Capacity
  • 4.5 cu. ft.
  • Design Look
  • Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
  • Rear Control
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Yes
  • No. of Programs
  • Wash Programs
  • No. of Options
  • Options
  • No. of Wash/Rinse Temps
  • Spin Speeds
  • No. of Water Levels
  • No. of Soil Levels
  • 8
  • Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean
  • 12
  • Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal On/Off, Water Plus
  • Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
  • Extra High (1100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
  • Automatically adjusts to the size of load
  • 3
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SenseClean™ System
  • WaveForce™
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 2+1 Dispenser
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • LoadSense
  • Status Indicator(s)
  • End of Cycle Signal
  • Child Lock
  • Auto Suds Removal
  • Forced Drain System
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • Leveling Legs
  • Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 4 Adjustable Legs
  • Motor Type
  • Motor Speed
  • Max RPM
  • Axis
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • Variable
  • 1,100
  • Vertical
  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Cabinet
  • Control Panel
  • Top Cover
  • Silver Rimmed Solid Lid
  • Available Colors
  • Yes
  • PCM
  • Plastic
  • Painted
  • Yes
  • White (W)
  • Ratings
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Type
  • CSA Listed
  • 120V, 10 Amps
  • Electric
  • Product (WxHxD)
  • Carton (WxHxD)
  • Weight (Product/Carton)
  • 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
  • 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
  • 147.4 lbs/171.6 lbs
  • Limited Warranty
  • UPC
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
  • 048231 014878
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 291 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good washer We replaced a Whirlpool washer which was only three years old but had continual issues. The warranty firm finally decided to buy back the washer. We reviewed several washers and decided on this LG model since it matched up fairly close with the Whirlpool dryer. After using it for about three months we are very satisfied with its performance and based on that experience would recommend this washer. July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Washer! We replace a Frigidaire washer that would not spin our small loads. The LG has worked on every type of load that we have thrown at it. While the controls look formidable, my technology challenged wife has been able to learn them in a few weeks. It is a great product and with all of the rebates, it was a great price. July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer I am very happy with the features and performance of this large capacity top-load HE washer. It actually washes better than I expected and handles much larger loads than my old standard washers. I love the load size sensor for water use, the fact that I can use less detergent, and that it's more gentle on clothing and other things. I've had no problems with the washer after almost four months of use. I did a lot of comparison shopping and it paid off. July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 This is truly a 21st century washing machine! From it's ability to handle all sizes of laundry loads to the large array of selecions for each load that needs to be washed, my new LG washer is making my time doing laundry much shorter. Beside the ease of use of the machine, it is much quieter than my old machine and plays a cute, cheerful tune when the cycle has finished. July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent washer overall. We have used this washer quite a lot for a month after purchase. Ease of use and excellent result every time summarize this product's performance. The many available features are self-explanatory. This LG top-load washer, WT4970CW, is quiet and seems to be power-efficient - everything you would want in this modern-day living. We are happy about this recent purchase after our old unit conked out after a long service. July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use This washer is so easy to use and has such a large capacity. Also does a wonderful job cleaning. July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huge capacity I am amazed with the capacity of this washer. We are able to clean all sheets and towels in one load. Love the extra features and performance. July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent performance The machine performs as expected. Interestingly, it's best feature is that my wife can reach the bottom of the drum while standing on the floor. July 1, 2015
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