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

  • WT5170HV

  • Graphite Steel
  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
AVAILABLE COLORS:
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 5 out of 5 by from Great quality with lots of features Have had the washer for 3 years and love the performance and quality
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best washer ever love this machine, does an outstanding job, very happy with this purchase
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is a terrible washing machine I've had this washer for two years - I can't seem to get through a load without it getting out of balance.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quailty product I bought this washer 3 years ago I yet to this date it has never been repaired to my satisfaction. The door will not close unless I slam it close, and the entire top part of this washer is falling apart (Rusting away) but I've been told by LG that that was not covered because it cosmetic but yet rust is falling into the tub during the wash and staining our clothes.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again I have had this machine for about 3-4 years now, and I will NEVER again buy one like this. My loads are CONSTANTLY unbalanced, causing the machine to drain, and refill, try it again, and then beep at me to fix the load, only to do it again 5 minutes later. It doesn't seem to matter how large my load sizes are, and it happens on each setting that I have tried so far. Also, I'm finding that my clothes are not coming nearly clean enough. I like LG products, and as far as reliability goes, the washer and dryer have not given me any technical issues, but I am extremely disappointed with this machine, and considering the cost factor...not cool.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Look for something else I've had this washer for a few years now. I hate this machine. It goes off balance constantly, my sheets and blankets come out in knots and so do my clothes. Water lever is never past the clothing I put in no matter what I do. I'm always adding more water. I was very hesitant about buying another LG washer after having a front loader. Next time I will know better. This is a big disappointment.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought the 5170 three years ago. After a year the bleach dispenser stopped working properly. Our manual says you may remove the bleach cover to clean. Ours cannot be removed. We have called the help line several times. Get different answers from each operator. All around the bleach dispenser the machine itself has rusted out. If it had been properly painted, this should not happen. Now I have a machine with rusted paint which does not distribute the bleach properly which causes it to bleach out the next load of clothes which are not intended to be bleached! And no, it is not caused by improperly overloading the bleach measurement! I have resorted to starting the machine, letting it fill and then stopping the machine (add garments) and adding the bleach. This should not happen to a washing machine in this price range!!!!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money Have had this machine for a few years. Bleach input is rusted all around. When it's supposed to be washing, it makes a noise but nothing is happening other than a slight movement of the drum -- slight means less than an inch. It doesn't move. We've been married 40 years and this is the 3rd washing machine we've owned. Gee. And those old low-tech machines weren't fancy, but they sure WASHED.
Date published: 2015-09-14
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If I use the hot water button why am I still getting cold water in machine 

Asked by: Ret155
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washing machine. If the COLD water is all that is received when the HOT cycle is active, then it would be recommended to check the water lines to make sure they have not been installed backward, as this is the primary cause for such a symptom.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-15

The machine has stopped playing the melody when the clothes are done. What could have happened?

Asked by: Sharronie
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Check to see if the SIGNAL function has been deactivated. Press the SIGNAL button another time to see if it switches this feature from the OFF to the HIGH position. Information about this option can be found on page 26 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-29

Every time I wash darks, it leaves white streaks on the clothes.  I use Tide HE detergent and noticed it does the same in warm or cold water.  The machine is less than a year old.  How can I fix this? Thanks!

Asked by: SCE1
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. We would be more than happy to assist in this matter. To do so, some additional information would be needed, such as to which cycle is this machine being set when having this problem, and how much detergent is being used. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to further troubleshoot this matter.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-03-14

How to unlock when washer won't come on 

Asked by: big m ik e
We regret the trouble you are experiencing with your washing machine. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 that we might troubleshoot the matter with you.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-03-02

Washer leaking from top in back 

Asked by: leaking washer
We regret the trouble you are experiencing with your washing machine. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 that we might troubleshoot the matter with you.
Answered by: ShenaS
Date published: 2016-02-20

Why do these washer go off balance constantly? My wife refuses to use the washer because you have to adjust load what seems like 5 times or more to get it to spin

Asked by: bcunningham9
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If this machine goes out of balance so easily, then there may be a problem with the drum, stabilizers, or the balance/leveling of the machine. It is recommended first to check the leveling of the cabinet. If this does not resolve the matter, 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/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-17

Washer stopped in middle of wash due to power outage...now it will not even turn on...what do info?

Asked by: Torpito
It's very possible that your circuit breaker may have tripped when the power outage occurred. First unplug your unit from its' socket then check the breaker board to see if that needs to be flipped back on the reconnect your LG 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer with WaveForce™, Model # WT5170HW. If it still is not turning on you may need to arrange for a repair service. You can either visit our site at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair-service/find-repair-provider to find a local repair service provider or request an LG service. You can also contact a Call Representative at (800) 243-0000 and get assistance scheduling a repair service...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-16

Washer will not do a cold water wash. Cold water properly connected. A control setting or what would be causing this?????

Asked by: Hundahl
We regret to read that your LG 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer with WaveForce™, Model # WT5170HV will not do a cold wash. The issue may be due to where you live. The city of Houston supplies drinking water to its residents from surface water sources, with 70% of water coming from the Trinity River and the other 30% coming from the San Jacinto River. Because Houston's water is mineral-rich, it is considered hard water. While safe to drink, hard water can be responsible for a number of housekeeping challenges. One of those challenges As a result of the dissolved minerals present in the city's water supply, Houston residents often notice limescale accumulating on their faucets and fixtures and this can also have an effect on the efficiency of your appliances, and can wreak havoc on your plumbing when the buildup occurs in your pipes or hot water heater. There are filters on your inlet hoses where most of the limescale gets caught especially on the cold water side and there is a possibility that you have limescale build-up that may be restricting the flow of cold water to your washer. Turn your cold and hot water taps off and look inside the cold inlet hose on the end that connects to the washer to see if the filter is clogged up. If not, try reversing the how & cold water inlets and see if you still get the same flow of water for the wash cycle...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-07-15
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