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

  • WT5170HV

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
AVAILABLE COLORS:
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 dryer, 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.

SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.7
Spin Speed (Max) 1100 RPM
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Type of Display Dual LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27” x 45 3/8” x 28 3/8”
Number of Programs 14
Number of Wash/Rinse Temps 5
Number of Options 12
Direct Drive Motor Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
TrueBalance™ Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Transparent Glass Door Yes
Available Colors White, Graphite Steel
LIMITED WARRANTY
Parts & Labor 1 Year
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
SIZE AND WEIGHT
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
Motor Type / Motor Speed Inverter Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Vertical
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 10 Amps / Electric
WASH PROGRAMS
Program Names Delicates, Sanitary, Wool, Speed Wash, PureColor™, Sports Wear, Towels, Baby Wear, Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Heavy Duty, Bulkly/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 4.7 out of 5 by 339 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reliable Machine Great reliability, sometimes stalls due to uneven loads with large blankets, but otherwise runs smoothly and quietly. Have not had to repair yet in 2 years. Only drawback is that it seems to use a lot of water compared to other styles. July 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Horrible Laundry Experience Those of you with young children understand how critical it is to have a functional washing machine. Well, I have 2 kids and this washing machine has made laundry the bane of my existence. I have owned it for over 2 years and it is terrible. I completely agree with the people that have posted about it becoming unbalanced easily. I cannot do a load of towels without it becoming unbalanced, and we've tried to shift the feet, move the washer, etc, to no avail. In addition, the wash cycles are way too long--it takes at least double the time if not more to do what my old, cheap washing machine could do in 30 minutes. You know how people sometimes take their appliances with them when they move from their house? If we ever sell our house, this machine will stay with the house and I will be all too glad to be rid of it. You can put all the features you want in the machine, but if it can't perform the basic function it exists to perform there's no point. And that is the situation here. March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect helper I got both the washer and dryer and I couldn't be happier. They're quiet and give me tons of options. I love that once registered, lg will e-mail tips and random things about your product. I smile every time I hear the end of cycle chime. February 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This is a very good product. A lot of thinking went into this equipment and it shows. Everything works as it's supposed to. It takes a while to get used to the new technology, but after a thorough reading of a pretty good instruction manual, one is off and running while using less water and power. One addition I would like to see is specific handling of silk, as this fabric doesn't work that well in the Wool cycle even though it's a gentle cycle. December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great! I'm very pleased with my new LG washer and dryer. The washer runs very quietly, leaving our clothes clean and fresh smelling, and the dryer leaves our clothes wrinkle free, especially when we use the "steam fresh" button. November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by quite and efficient, worth every penny Its so nice to be able to do such a large load of clothes. Also very quiet, and it gets the clothes nice and clean. And believe me with 3 and 6 year old boys we put it to the test! November 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous features tumble and spin out the best! I love the visible choices displayed for each load. I so prefer the stainless steel drum and no agitator to prevent any clothing damage. The load sensor keeps me honest. The music @ the end of the load is pleasant. I can see my choices well with the lighting on the control board, The load paused when I had an uneven load and saved me a probable repair. The extra option buttons are nice to have for special load occasions. I love the graphite lid on my white washer - looks so pretty and makes washing clothes fun! I am fortunate to have found and purchased a luxury appliance @ a reasonable price! Luke, my salesperson, taught me all about the washer and answered (in detail) every question that I had before my purchase. When my new washer arrived I was prepped and ready to go to use my washer @ home. Happy with my choice - thank you! November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very efficient. A real step up. This machine is much more efficient than what we used in the past. Larger loads, less water, cleaner laundry. October 14, 2014
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also is the wt 5070cw a steam washer
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This machine has a steam option - water is put into a a container on the top of the machine. You do not plumb it in but fill it as needed.
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No but I'm OK with that. Sanitary cycle when needed is plenty for me & I have the steam dryer for getting out the wrinkles.
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no but it does have a sanitation setting
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No, this is not a steam washer. The matching dryer for this washer has a steam setting for quickly freshening clothes or removing wrinkles.
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I currently have a front loader LG that I love and use the delicate cycle quite often. Moving to a smaller home. Please let me now what my options are. Thanks, ember
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This washer has a delicate cycle.
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Yes, they offer Gentle, Delicate, and wool cycles
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Yes this model has everything you need from delicates to speed cycle to bedding, heavy duty, etc.
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Yes, this top load washer offers a delicate cycle.
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Wash cycles all run under 60 minutes (usually 50 something minutes) EXCEPT the sanitary cycle which takes over two hours.
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Various times but the machine will tell you how long it will take. Its usually between 40- 50 minutes.
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Would like to rinse the small detergent cap we use to fill the detergent reservoir before replacing it on the detergent bottle. However it appears we're unable to do so because the lid locks preventing anyone from getting to the washer tub where the water has been dispensed.
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once the water starts dispencing, you may hit the start button to pause it. It will stop and unlock it then you can raise the lid. Close the lid and hit the start button again. it will lock and resume.
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No. Only way to open the lid is to Pause the washer.
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delicate cycle will do this.
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This model offers a Delicates and a Wool cycle which are similar but no specific "hand wash cycle". Thank you for your question, have a lovely day!
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