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WT5101HW
WT5101HW
WT5101HW
WT5101HW

Discontinued Product

Strong As It Is Gentle

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

WT5101HW

  • 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

WT5101HW

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SHOW  HIDE SUMMARY
  • Design Style
  • Dial-A-Cycle™
  • ENERGY STAR Compliant
  • Warranty
  • Type of Display
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • Capacity (cu.ft.)
  • Ultra Capacity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yes
  • White
  • 14
  • 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
  • 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
SHOW  HIDE FABRIC CARE FEATURES
  • ColdWash™ Option
  • SenseClean™ System
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE CONVENIENCE FEATURES
  • 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
SHOW  HIDE MOTOR
  • 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
  • Graphite Steel
SHOW  HIDE POWER SOURCE
  • Ratings
  • Electrical Requirements / Type
  • CSA Listed
  • 120V, 10 Amps / Electric
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I have seen that there are 2 top loading models, the 5001 and the 5101. I was wondering what the difference in the 2 models is. i really can't see a difference in looking at the specs. Thanks
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3 years, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
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Answer: 
I have the 5101. It does not have steam as one responder wrote. It has sanitary and it also has an add extra water feature.
2 years, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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Answer: 
5101 has SANITARY
3 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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COULDNT GET AN ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION EITHER! MY ADVICE DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT...I DID AND IT BROKE AFTER ONLY 5 WEEKS AND 6 LOADS WASHED! LOOK FOR SOMETHING ELSE...STAY AWAY FROM LG AND EMPTY PROMISES!
3 years, 5 months ago
User Name:
terryL
pittsburgh
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Answer: 
5101 HAS STEAM(SANITIZE) SETTING AND ALSO HAS DELICATE CYCLE ADDED
3 years, 6 months ago
User Name:
SPECCOMPARE
HUDSON VALLEY, NY
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Answer: 
I'm not positive, but it might be the steam cycle.
3 years, 6 months ago
User Name:
MEFP
Lebanon, TN
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Why does Sears and Home Depot specifications show that this unit comes with the hoses and BestBuy doesn't? I would rather buy from BestBuy but want to make sure I get the hoses too.
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3 years, 8 months ago
User Name:
RD
Antioch
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Answer: 
Yes, hose is included (actually nice quality with cable ties) and includes power cord. They are inside the drum unit when unpacked.
3 years, 6 months ago
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pacantique
Hiollywood, FL
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Answer: 
It does come with the hoses.
3 years, 7 months ago
User Name:
Chanzy
Kansas City
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Answer: 
I asked the store associate in Appliances and he told me that this model of LG does come with the hoses even though it is not mentioned in the BestBuy.com Specifications.

I hope this answers your Question.
3 years, 8 months ago
User Name:
BuckBBY
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I have a front loader presently, but I am having issues with my knits. They are coming out pilled and worn looking. Is this typical to the front loads and the top loads without agitators?
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3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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Answer: 
My front-loader had those same issues also. But it is far more gentle on clothes than this machine. The "waveforce" twists and pulls clothes so badly that they come out misshaped. Especially small kid clothes. Ruined several toddler shirts (torn away at armpit) and underwire bras (even in a laundry bad). Front-loader was so much kinder to clothes.
2 years, 4 months ago
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sacsanchez
MV, CA
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Answer: 
i dont know if that is 'normal' of front loaders. i want to say 'no' but it could be worse on some models than others.
i dont know if this washer will fix that problem. sorry to hear you are having this problem! there are settings that use more water than others, but the lack of hot water cycles, knotting of my clothes on 'cotton/normal,' need to rinse bleach after each use, 2.5 hours to heat water to sanitary, etc, are reasons i do not reccomend THIS washer.
you might find that a top load may be gentler on your knits, i would think if there is more water, then less friction.
do you have your washer on the delicate or other gentle settting? can you select a cycle that uses more water? i wonder if this might help reduce friction from rubbing on other clothes and reduce the pilling.
good luck! i hope i have answered your question.
3 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
annapolis, md
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Answer: 
They are both gentler on your clothes, the top load washer uses Waveforce technology and the front load uses a Wash Motion system which is 6 different wash motions to clean your fabrics. Both tese are gentler on your fabrics and mimimize wear and tear.

I hope this answers your Question.
3 years, 8 months ago
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BuckBBY
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Hi, I am considering exchanging a Samsung front loader set I bought about 3 weeks ago for this washer mainly because the Samsung's capacity (4.3cf) is just not quite big enough for my family of three active little boys - I'm having to divide too many loads. Plus I don't like to have to "slide" between the front loader door and the wall in my laundry room to load clothes. Anyway, this LG HE top loader will seem to solve both problems. My biggest hesitations though are 1) I would be giving up steam in the washer and 2) the Active Fresh (silver ion technology) feature of the Samsung that allows you to santize using cold water which is great for non color-fast items. Is the Allergy cycle in this LG only a hot water cycle? Would it be similar to the Samsung's Sanitary cycle which heats the water to an "exta hot" temperature? Is there no way to sanitize without hot hot water with this washer? And will my clothes come out as clean as they do in my Samsung without the Steam cycle (especially the whites)? I still can't believe my boys' white baseball pants covered in ground in red dirt come out bright and sparkly white without bleach or boosters. I'm afraid of returning a washer I am very pleased with the washing performance and features(and I've not had any problems with the mold smell) for this one which to me are convenience factors... capapcity and ease of top loading. Any comments/advice? I'm running out of time on my 30 day return window! Thank you!
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3 years, 2 months ago
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decisionparalyzedmom
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There is a Sanitize cycle but it takes 2.5 hours! This machine DOES NOT do a true hot water load despite the HOT setting. (google the machine to read why) The machine fails on all levels and settings, even Bright Whites, to rid my son's baseball pants of dirt or my daughters white pants of playground grim. My older front-loader had no problem with this.
2 years, 4 months ago
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sacsanchez
MV, CA
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Answer: 
No, no cold water Sanitary cycle. But I love this washer and my kids cloths come out clean even in cold water. I use clorox 2 with color loads as well.
3 years, 2 months ago
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momof4
Nashville, TN
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Answer: 
Have a look at the washer's product page on LG.com - http://www.lg.com/us/appliances/washers/LG-WT5101HW.jsp. There you will find the benefits of the ColdWash™ Option as well as the Sanitary Cycle. Be sure to read the 30+ reviews to see what other consumers love about this washer!

Check out this quick video about the ColdWash™ Option - http://www.lg.com/us/flash/content/coldwash.htm
3 years, 2 months ago
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LGAnswers
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Cycle time per load

What is the average cycle time to do a normal load of wash with this machine? I know the front loader LG typically takes almost an hour per load, which is a long time compared to my present (older) top loader (around 25 minutes per load).
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3 years, 6 months ago
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The Sanitize cycle is 2.5 hours!
2 years, 4 months ago
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sacsanchez
MV, CA
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Answer: 
Bright White takes 1.5 hrs (well worth it. It does get things white). Depending on the cycle, from 50 minutes to 35 minutes.
3 years, 6 months ago
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MEFP
Lebanon, TN
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Answer: 
42 min (cotton); sanitize mode is longest at 2 hrs 56 min. Where you will save $ is from drying time (the 1000+ rpm capability vs. ~450 rpm on traditional washers and from water efficiency.
3 years, 6 months ago
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pacantique
Hiollywood, FL
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Just because a washer is tough on dirt and stains doesn't mean it needs to be tougher on your clothes. In this case, it's even more gentle. Our new Wave™ Series washer is loaded with some hard-hitting innovations like deep cleaning WaveForce™ technology. It's also gentler on both your fabrics and your utility bills with smart options like ColdWash™.

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