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

WT5101HV

  • 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 with Sanitary Cycle

WT5101HV

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  • Design Style
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
  • 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
  • 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
  • Graphite Steel
  • 14
  • 5
  • 12
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1100 RPM
  • 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
  • Program Names
  • Wash/Rinse Temps
  • Spin Speeds (RPM)
  • No. of Water Levels
  • No. of Soil Level
  • Options
  • Sanitary, Tub Clean, Bright Whites™, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Casual, Cotton/Normal, Baby Wear, Towels, Sports Wear, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Wool, Delicates
  • Extra Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold,Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, 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
  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SenseClean™ System
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System
  • Status Indicator(s)
  • End of Cycle Signal
  • Child Lock
  • Auto Suds Removal
  • Forced Drain System
  • Internal Water Heater (1000W)
  • Leveling Legs
  • 3 Tray Dispenser
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 4 Adjustable Legs
  • Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
  • Motor Type / Motor Speed
  • Axis
  • Direct Drive / Variable
  • Vertical
  • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub
  • Cabinet
  • Control Panel
  • Top Cover
  • Transparent Lid Glass
  • Available Colors
  • Yes
  • Painted Steel
  • Plastic
  • Painted Steel
  • Yes
  • White
  • Ratings
  • Electrical Requirements / Type
  • CSA Listed
  • 120V, 10 Amps / Electric
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2 years, 9 months ago
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The top loader is designed to heat the water to an average of 87 degrees. Because a top loader uses more water than a front loader, in order to meet energy efficient standards it must offset the water usuage with a lower water temperature. It does not matter what temperature you have your water heater set at - it is programmed to run both hot and cold water in for the hot water setting. Most customers do not know this and are not told this at the time of purchase. The warm setting for a front loader is an average of 104 degrees and the cold setting is 77 degrees. The hot water wash temperature for a top loader is less that the warm water wash temperature for a front loader. The only way to circumvent this is to babysit your machine by running hot water in from the sanitary cycle (and then changing the cycle), turn the cold water faucet valve off while the machine is filling or manually add hot tap water from another source.
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The way the machine works is by taking hot water from the hot water pipe. If the water coming into the machine is 70℉ then the water used in the machine will be 70℉ , if the water being fed into the machine is 120℉ then the water used in the machine will be 120℉ and so on. The heater does not switch on for any other course other than Bright White and Sanitary.

I know it is confusing for the customer that when you press 'Hot Water' and they get 'what ever temperature is being fed in' water. But this is how the machine is designed to keep inline with the Energy Saving mission.

When you switch on your household water heater before stating the washing machine the water temperature will be higher but unfortunately this is the only advice I can give. I hope this helps.
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My clothes do not seem to come as clean with this machine as with my old agitator machine. I have had the machine for about a year and my whites are all now permanently gray. I use HE detergent. I follow the tub cleaning procedures in the manual. I do not overfill my machine. I use the proper settings for the clothing. I have tried a variety of higher setting in hope of improving results (inculding sanitary for almost 3 hours), adding bleach, adding oxyclean type boosters, etc. Nothing has helped. My whites are gray. The only thing I have not done is purchase a water softener. Would a water softener improve my results? HELP!
2 years, 2 months ago
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momwithlotsoflaundry
Spanish Fork Utah
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No. I have water softener and my clothes are still not clean unless I add extra detergent to the clothes directly, after filling the detergent compartment. I use liquid detergent.
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1 year, 9 months ago
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We regret the trouble you have experienced in this matter. A water softener will not help with this situation. To use such a device will cause the increase of suds, which will hinder the operation of the washing machine. If this unit is not getting your clothing clean, then the unit 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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CAN YOU WASH RUGS WITH A RUBBER BOTTOM

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I do it all of the time
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1 year, 11 months ago
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I apologize, but no; we cannot recommend the washing of any rugs with a rubber bottom. Unfortunately, no matter how gentle a cycle might be used, the potential is high that the backing can become separated from the rug, and get caught in the drain pump. Such an obstruction to the pump can be damaging to the product.
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Does this model have a drain filter? I received an OE message.

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The OE error usually means the load is out of balance. If you take all of the clothes out and rearrange them evenly then push the start button it should resolve. This happens to me a lot when washing sheets and towels which are heavy when soaking wet. Good Luck
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The OE error code is indicative of a clogged drain line. If the water is not draining out at all, then you may need to use the drain tube on the front of the washing machine. Behind the panel at the bottom of the front of the cabinet, you will be able to locate a small drain tube and a coin trap. Be certain to have something to catch the water as it drains from these two locations. It may be that this coin trap will contain what is clogging the drain. Clear the drain tube before you open the larger coin trap, as this can save you a watery mess.
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In an ideal world, we would all take the time to load the washer with items correctly balanced all around the tub. However, in a house with kids that do their own laundry this rarely happens. Is the washer still able to run correctly even if the load is just poured in from a basket?
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It spins it and shakes it out. I never am picky about how I load. It is usually a basket shot from a few feet away. Never had a problem!
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1 year, 8 months ago
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Just add the clothes loosely, don't press the clothes down. The machine will give the clothes an initial spin to balance the load. Sometimes this does not work if you are washing a heavy blanket or pillow with light clothes. It will stop and show an "out of balance" code. I will suggest washing the heavy items seperately.
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