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4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer with WaveForce™

  • WT5070CV

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • WaveForce™ 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 (4.7 cu.ft.) washer lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That’s time saved and sore backs avoided.

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.

Catch the wave

If you thought water had done all it could to clean your clothes, you haven't experienced WaveForce™ technology. Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Design Style Top Loader
Designer Color Graphite Steel
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.7
Spin Speed (Max) 1100 RPM
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Type of Display Dual LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27” x 45 3/8” x 28 3/8”
Number of Programs 12
Number of Wash/Rinse Temps 5
Number of Options 12
Direct Drive Motor Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
TrueBalance™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Add Garment Indicator Yes
Slam Proof Lid Yes
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
3 Tray Dispenser Yes
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Transparent Glass Door Yes
Parts & Labor 1 Year
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
Width 27"
Height 45 3/8”
Depth 28 3/8”
Height with Door Open 55 3/4"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product) 145.5 lbs
Weight (Shipping) 172 lbs
Motor Type / Motor Speed Inverter Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Vertical
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 5 Amps / Electric
Program Names Wool, Speed Wash, PureColor™, Sports Wear, Towels, Baby Wear, Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Heavy Duty, Bulky/Bedding, Bright Whites™, Tub Clean
No. of Spin Speeds 5
No. of Soil Levels 3
No. of Wash/Rinse Temperatures 5
Options Water Plus, Signal, Custom Program, Child Lock, Delay Wash, Fabric Softener, Extra Rinse, ColdWash™, Soak, StainCare™, Spin Only, Rinse+Spin

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok... I have two problems with this washer, the first being you cannot have very large loads or it will stop and give you an error code of uneven, this happens A LOT, the second is you do not want cabinets above your washer as the washer door will hit them so it can't open fully so you have to hold the washer door EVERY time you load or unload it.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nightmare!! The LG model wt5070cw washer is complete junk! It has been displaying an UE error code since the first load. The UE problem has only gotten worse. Don't believe the positive reviews on this site. Go search the web and you will find countless others who are having the same problem. LG knows this washer needs a software update and a new rotor to fix the problem, but they refuse to make it right with their customers.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible washer This washer has been awful from the beginning. It goes unbalanced all the time, filling, draining and filling again with water trying to balance itself. I can't understand how it received an energy star rating. It sucks more energy and wastes more water than if I let the shower run all day long! This happens with small and large loads. There should be negative star options. I have no idea how consumer reports rated this so high. I can't explain enough how much I loath this washer. Will never buy another LG appliance!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lag Waveforce I read all reviews I thought. I regret buying this thing. It never balanced. Clothes do not spin. It is so noisy and wobbly. Horrible horrible horrible. To top it off I use it for my 90 year old with Alzheimer's and we needed a reliable washer for her bedding. Like always I chose the wrong one! Thank goodness I have a 3 year warranty. I hope they do something about this.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy this washer! I have had this washer for less than two years. I have had continual problems with UE codes and unbalanced loads. It does not matter if I have a small load or a large load. When unbalance, the washer will repeatedly fill with water and drain to try to rebalance. It wastes a tremendous amount of water and time. I've had loads take three hours to wash and that includes me rebalancing the load by hand several times. The software was replaced once under the one year warranty. Now I will have to pay for additional repairs - no thank you! Also, the water drain holes are so small that grass or other small particles can not drain away from the clothes so loads are never completely clean. I am going to replace this machine with another brand.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful washing machine!!! I wish I could give this NO STARS! I will say it washes well.Taking over an hour for each load, which is a bit ridiculous. goes out of balance way too often no matter the size of the load, and being a so called high efficacy washer its a joke. When it goes out of balance it tries to correct itself, spins, goes out of balance, drains the water and refills.. So there goes my whole weekend just to do 3 loads of clothes, towels and bedding.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never ending UE code!! I bought this for it's large size and nice design. I get the uE or UE code with every load I wash. Two years after I bought it they replace the rotor, stator, and computer board. Now a year later and it has all the same problems again!! With the uE code coming up that is for unbalanced load. The load is actually balanced just fine somethign is just wrong with it. It can take me 24 hours to get one load of laundry done. This is not efficient at wastes a ton of water and makes our bill high. I am not even sure how well the wash cycle is even cleaning the clothes either. Please LG replace these useless units for us. The matching dryers seem to work fine...especially give the add load they get from the washer not spinning correctly. I called LG and they said they will cover parts under the warranty but we have to pay labor...well I feel I should not have to pay anything considering the is an ongoing problem that many many people have. Please LG do the right thing for your customers that bought this lemon!
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product! Worst washer I have ever had!! Loads take forever to wash. Agitation is poor, which means I often have to re-rinse a load of black clothing, as soap residue remains after the cycle is completed. Towels have been snagged. Sanitary wash cycle doesn't get extra hot as it is supposed to, and takes 3 hrs!!! Really disappointed in this product. It has all the 'bells and whistles', but underperforms in its basic function, ie to clean clothes well, within a reasonable period of time.
Date published: 2015-12-09
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LG top loader smells and gross built up material are coming out once it starts agitating. I've used different brands of tub wash and used bleach and have used vinegar. I need to do 3-5 tub wash cycles to get smell and slime out. Always left lid up. 

Asked by: MyrtleBeachJenn
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If these troubleshooting steps have not resolved the buildup and smells being experienced, then it would be recommended to have a technician inspect the unit to determine the source of concern. 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-27

Why does the detergent dispenser retain water after each load?

Asked by: Gigglz2Mch
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washing machine. Typically, when the detergent dispenser retains water, it is due to the dispenser cup and its pieces needing to be cleaned, that they move freely, allowing the water to be released. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-22

My washer is not Darin water

Asked by: Rager
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the unit is not draining water, then it is recommended to check the drain hose for obstructions. If this does not resolve the matter, then the machine may 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-20

My washer is not spinning all the water out of the laundry even on small loads. The Smart Diagnosis app is not working.. What other steps can I take? 

Asked by: Southern Lady 98
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Is this the same case on all fabrics and load sizes? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 that we might troubleshoot this matter with you.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-30

Can I use he detergent pods in my washer? If so do they go directly in the tub? 

Asked by: Tsiz
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. We do not recommend the use of Pods, or packaged detergents.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-23

The bleach dispenser on my high efficiency washing machine keeps filling up with water. What can I check to prevent this from happening?

Asked by: JBall2015
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its components. It is normal for water to wash through the bleach dispenser. If any remains, after the cycle is finished, then it can simply be wiped or dried out of the cup.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-16

Where is the bleach dispenser on an lg he top loader?

Asked by: me111112222221222222
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the owner’s manual, the bleach container is located at the front, left corner, once the lid has lifted.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-18

I have had my washer since 2012* it is just starting to have a sour smell to it. I ran bleach through it on TUB CLEAN cycle. It still smells sour and is overwhelming........Help?

Asked by: JennaJo
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It may be suggested to use the TUB CLEAN cycle with vinegar, rather than with bleach. This may help the matter. It might also be suggested to attempt using AFRESH tablets during the Tub Clean cycle.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-22
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