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WT5001CW
WT5001CW
WT5001CW
WT5001CW
WT5001CW

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Strong As It Is Gentle

Wave™ Series 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra-Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer

WT5001CW

  • ColdWash™ Option
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • SlamProof™ Lid
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Wave™ Series 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra-Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer

WT5001CW

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  • Design Style
  • Dry Linen Capacity
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
  • ENERGY STAR Compliant
  • Warranty
  • Type of Display
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • Capacity (cu.ft.)
  • Designer Color
  • Number of Programs
  • Number of Wash/Rinse Temps
  • Number of Options
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
  • TrueBalance™
  • Delay Wash
  • Spin Speed (Max)
  • Top Loader
  • >10.1 kg
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
  • LED
  • 27” x 45 3/8” x 28 3/8”
  • DOE 4.5
  • White
  • 12
  • 5
  • 12
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1100 RPM
SHOW  HIDE SIZE AND WEIGHT
  • Width
  • Height
  • Depth
  • Depth with Door Open
  • Carton (WxHxD)
  • Weight (Product)
  • Weight (Shipping)
  • 27"
  • 45 3/8”
  • 28 3/8”
  • 55 3/4”
  • 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
  • 145.5 lbs
  • 172 lbs
SHOW  HIDE WASH PROGRAMS
  • Program Names
  • Wash/Rinse Temps
  • Spin Speeds (RPM)
  • No. of Water Levels
  • No. of Soil Level
  • Options
  • Tub Clean, Bright Whites™, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Casual, Cotton/Normal, Baby Wear, Towels, Sports Wear, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Wool
  • Hot/Cold, Warm/Warm,Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold, Tap Cold/Cold
  • Extra High (1100 max), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
  • Auto-adjusts to load size
  • 3
  • Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 18 hours), Child Lock, Custom Program, Beeper, Water Plus
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  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SenseClean™ System
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • Status Indicator(s)
  • End of Cycle Signal
  • Child Lock
  • Auto Suds Removal
  • Forced Drain System
  • Leveling Legs
  • 3 Tray Dispenser
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 4 Adjustable Legs
  • Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
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  • Motor Type / Motor Speed
  • Axis
  • Direct Drive / Variable
  • Vertical
SHOW  HIDE MATERIALS AND FINISHES
  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub
  • Cabinet
  • Control Panel
  • Top Cover
  • Transparent Lid Glass
  • Available Colors
  • Yes
  • Painted Steel
  • Plastic
  • Painted Steel
  • Yes
  • White
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  • Ratings
  • Electrical Requirements / Type
  • CSA Listed
  • 120V, 5 Amps / Electric
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I have cleaned the tub, used all sorts of different HE products and my towels still smell awful, Even when I use bleach on the white ones, they still never smell clean. I have had this machine for over a year and towels smell worse each time I wash them because they haven't been properly disinfected for all this time. I also have the LG dryer model number DLE5001W and I use the antibacterial cycle to dry towels and they still smell very bad. I live in a humid environment and with washers from the past, I have ALWAYS had to wash towels in HOT only but I was NOT aware when I purchased this machine that this was not an option or I would have bought something different. Now I feel stuck with a machine that doesn't clean properly. It is very upsetting to reach for a "clean" towel and have my skin/hair smell mildewy. Is there a solution?
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2 years ago
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snowpuppy72
Houston, TX, USA
 
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I also live in a humid climate and have had the same problem with my towels smelling mildewy as well as my hair and skin after using a clean towel. What works for me is to use about one cup of baking soda and a few of cups of vinegar when I wash towels, in addition to my regular detergent. I just put the towels in, dump the baking soda on top of the towels and pour the vinegar on top. I load my detergent into the dispenser as usual. Also, I always do a double rinse. I no longer have smelly towels since I started doing this.
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You CAN change the temperature to hot. Just keep pressing the "Wash/Rinse" button underneath the selection panel. As you live in a humid climate, this is probably the culprit. I would ask my husband (or handy man) to flush out the rubber tubing. As you have cleaned the tub and use bleach -- I cannot think of anything else you can do. Best wishes!
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Actually, it's not the washer (or dryer) that's causing that smell. What I have found that avoids that smell is when you're done with a used wet towel, lie it over something to allow it to dry rather than balling it up. When it's dry it's then ok to put into your hamper until you're ready to launder it/them. I've gotten that smell on a couple of my towels years ago (way before purchasing my LG washer) and I've been allowing them to dry out for years now and no smell whatsoever. I never wash my towels on hot -- I use cold water for most things, except whites. Hope this helps!
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2 years ago
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cocoa611
Langhorne, PA, USA
 
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this product. If an odor is developing in the unit, it may need to have a TUB CLEAN cycle run on it. Open the door and remove any clothing that might be in the wash drum. Open the dispenser drawer. Add liquid chlorine bleach or tub cleaner. Some powder or tablet tub cleaners which are manufactured for this purpose can be used. Do NOT add any laundry detergent or fabric softener to the drawer when using the TUB CLEAN cycle. Add liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment of the drawer. Do not exceed the maximum fill line and do not pour undiluted liquid bleach directly into the wash drum. If you are using a powder cleaner, remove the liquid detergent cup and add powder cleaner to the main wash compartment of the drawer. If you are using a tablet cleaner, add the tablet directly into the wash drum. Do not place a tablet in the dispenser drawer. Close the drawer and washer door. Select TUB CLEAN and press START. It is recommended that the TUB CLEAN cycle should be repeated monthly. If a mildew or musty smell already exists, run the TUB CLEAN for 3 consecutive weeks. After the TUB CLEAN is complete, or when the washer is not used, leave the washer door open for better ventilation and drying inside of the washer
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3 years, 7 months ago
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I had Best Buy deliver mine and yes, it came with all new hoses. They took the old ones off and put on the new ones.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Scorpio17
Columbia, MO
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Yes it comes with a drain hose and the hot/cold water hoses. They are packaged inside the washer in styrofoam.
3 years, 7 months ago
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TittenLover
Arizona
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Yes, water and drain hoses are included with the washer.
3 years, 7 months ago
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I have to rebalance the load after load sensing Could you please comment on this
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2 years, 5 months ago
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It definitely moves my clothes around, but the only unbalanced load I had was when I mixed towels and sheets together.
2 years, 4 months ago
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shopperabc123
Raleigh NC
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My apologies, please feel free to contact LG Customer Service at (800) 243-0000 or visit the support section of our website at www.LG.com/us/support/ for assistance.
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Any HE soap
3 years, 5 months ago
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tmjlm25
normal IL
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You need a High Efficiency (HE) detergent.
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You can find this on LG's Website just put in the model # and download the mannual it will have warranty info!
3 years, 3 months ago
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MsKris2u
Mechanicsburg, PA
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Warranty info is as follows: 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
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