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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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LG ElectronicsWT5101HV
Overall Rating: 
4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (151 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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134 of 151(89%)customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
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Product ReviewsWrite a Review
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Elated1
Location:Adrian
Would recommend: Yes
Love my washer
Date:January 8, 2012
"I have had my washer and dryer for almost 3 months I am very happy with the pair the design and looks are beautiful. The washer is so different from my old one it holds so much and seems to clean the clothes good. My only thing so far would be that sometimes the clothes get tangled up. It has room to put a large comforter in it also. If the quality is good and it lasts me for 10 or more years I will be one really happy customer. I would recommend the washer to all my friends. There is any cycle you could ever want on a washer I do a lot of delicate clothes and it is great for a small cycle of those. I got the pair on sale I had been watching prices for Black Friday and I feel like I got a great deal on this pair!"
Written by a customer while visiting BestBuy.com
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2 out of 5
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Value: 
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bbcregular
 
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Location:Asheville, NC
Would recommend: No
LG"looks good"
Date:December 30, 2011
Best Features: Style/Design
"LG stands for "looks good" with many features but do they do the job? Not really. The load sensing feature redistributes the clothes and makes them unbalanced which causes problems during the spinning cycle that has to be monitored. The normal water level does not get the middle of the load wet. I learned to ALWAYS use the add water feature. The first time I used the machine the clothes did not smell fresh and washed. I think that is because they did no get completely washed with soap and water. Once I learned to use the additional features the clothes did better. I do not recommend you using the normal settings. Always adjust if you need the clothes clean! The delicate cycle works works well and treats the delicate clothes gently."
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Overall: 
2 out of 5
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Quality: 
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
AvidSportsFan
Location:Grapevine, TX
Would recommend: No
Replaced my Whirlpool after 8 years...
Date:December 3, 2011
Best Features: Style and price
Cons: Ability to actually clean
"At first I was impressed since I had an old school Whirlpool. I read several reviews and spent about a year looking to replace my machines. After these were delivered I washed several loads without actually watching the cycle. As I started paying closer attention I realized a few things:
1. You must turn on the 'extra water' feature or you will not get enough water in your cycle.
2. You cannot fill the machine very full or the wash cycle will not be able to rotate the clothes around.
3. There is no such thing as 'bright whites'. The temp is luke warm (read other reviews and LG's customer service response). In order to get the hottest temp you must use 'sanitary' and it takes 3 HOURS!!!!
4. You must remove the laundry container after each load or water sits in the cup holder with no where to drain.
I like to wash large loads to save time. If too many items are placed in the wash then the items on top just sit there. They do not move through the wash cycle and simple stay dirty.
So far, I'm not impressed like the other reviewers on this board. I'm considering going with a different brand. I'm a little perplexed on the glowing reviews of this product. These must be people who don't have heavy soiled clothes. (I am an avid runner, hiker, biker, and have a large dog that runs with me.)
You might have a different experience, but if you are looking for super hot water ... it doesn't happen. LG has some type of 'safety feature' that will not let the water heat about a certain temp. That is unless you want to spend three hours waiting for your clothes to get cleaned.
"
Written by a customer while visiting BestBuy.com
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality: 
5 out of 5
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Features: 
5 out of 5
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Performance: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
dlboe
Location:Minneapolis
Would recommend: Yes
Love it!
Date:December 2, 2011
"We did a lot of looking and it came down to the Samsung and the LG. We are so happy we chose LG.
Capacity - unbelievable. Large comforters fit with ease and I find myself going into all the bedrooms looking for more clothes to wash because it fits about 3 loads of clothes compared to our previous washer/dryer.
Features - love the delayed start feature. That load of towels has just finished washing by the time I come down for my first cup of coffee in the morning. It is very, very quiet, even when spinning. Our laundry is on the main floor and except for the little tune it plays when complete, you barely know it is running. We have not had any issues with twisting of clothes like some other reviews of other washers. The spin cycle works so well that it definitely has reduced our drying time.
Ease of Use - very user friendly. My kids were able to use it without any problem from the very first day.
Time Saver - I can't believe how much time I have saved in my weekly activities by buying this LG washer/dryer. Not only are the appliances efficient, but it has made me much more efficient as well.
It was more than what we originally wanted to spend, but it was definitely worth it."
Written by a customer while visiting BestBuy.com
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