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

  • WT5170HW

  • White

Key Features

  • 4.7 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • ColdWash™ Technology
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
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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
Designer Color White
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.7
Spin Speed (Max) 1100 RPM
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 317 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by problems Better make sure you read the manual thoroughly before use. This machine does not use enough water during a cycle! They design washers they claim are good for the environment because they use less water. However, in the manual they suggest selecting up to two extra rinse cycles if your clothes has too much soap build up! AND they suggest selecting extra water as well. I have definitely ran into the problem of my clothes starting to smell a little musty, due to soap build up. Even when using very little liquid detergent. Make sure you clean the tub monthly by selecting the clean Tub button. AND use extra rinse AND extra water. With all the extra water, AND the extra long time a cycle takes....not so efficient i'd say. Oh how I miss the old washing machines. I would NOT recommend this washing machine. June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by One of a kind We have had this washing machine for a little over two months now. We've had several washing machines in our lives and not one of them compare with this one. This washing machine is so quiet that I have to walk down the stairs and physically look at it to see if the load is done. Our clothes come out so fresh and clean and we can hardly believe how little detergent and water we use. I believe this washing machine will pay for itself in no time at all with the money we save on detergent and water. This is the first LG appliance that we have had and from now on I will replace all of our appliances with LG. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yes, this washer is THAT good! After researching different washers in January, we decided this machine was the one for us! We are extremely pleased with the cleaning as well as the capacity. I believe I have washed a dozen pairs of jeans and khaki pants in one washing! ( I can't wait to get the matching dryer!) our clothing is softer and dare I say fluffier!! Even the lint in the dryer lint screen is fluffy!! Several reviewers complained about the washer--out of balance or wrinkles. You MUST read the manual thoroughly before using!! Pretend there is an agitator in the center when loading. As you load the clothes, think of balancing the weight. Place heavier items of the load in the bottom. Fold pants and jeans and such to help prevent tangling. In three months, I have had only two loads go out of balance. It just takes a little time ... don't dump and run. Regarding the wrinkling issue some reviews complained about.... You do have the ability to alter the preset wash settings! For clothing I use a medium spin and when I move the items from washer to dryer, I give the item a shake before it goes in the dryer. Those two steps eliminate wrinkling! Yes, I highly recommend this washer! It can handle your laundry needs and treat your clothing with care. Read your manual and follow the instructions and you will be happy with your washer, too! April 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far so good I'm writing this because I agonized over buying this washing machine. I read every review and while most were positive, I had trouble with the few negative reviews that were extremely negative. I got the impression, you either love it or hate it. Areas of concern were: - Out of balance spin cycles - Water levels not correct - Clothes not cleaned. - Takes too long - No waterproof items I had it for two weeks now and nothing is out of balance so far. The water levels seem to work perfectly. My clothes are clean, but it does take a while. It's about an hour to an hour and a quarter per load. Since I knew it took extra time, there was no shock for me. I actually prefer the washer to take longer than the dryer. It means the clothes are already folded before I put in the next load. My guess is there are a few lemons out there, or people are just angry because that is who they are. I have not tried anything that is waterproof. If I do, I will turn off the spin cycle and let the dryer work a little more. I also noticed that many of the negative reviews were for different washers. Maybe angry users are just bashing all of the machines. I don't really know. I do know that this seems like a great washing machine so far. The washer holds a ton of laundry and is quiet. The only time I hear it is when the spin is starting up and slowing down. It makes a few minor noises as it sloshes the clothes around, but I only hear that if I'm in the same room. March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has everything you need. I love how easy it is to use. The features and settings are perfect for any use. It is a little louder than expected. It is on the more expensive side but it is worth every penny. April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy Customer!!! Purchased the Washer and Dryer together and have loved the decision since. It takes me nearly half the amount of time to do laundry and my clothes come out very clean. I was hesitant about having no agitator in the washer and realized shortly after my first wash that these were very efficient at getting the job done. I think he bad reviews on this page are silly most complaints that I have read looks like they did not read the directions on the correct settings for their loads. This washer spins fast enough to virtually dry the clothes so much that dryer times are half as long. Great product! April 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very Poor Machine I am sorry to say that this machine is very poor. We have had it now for 2 months, and have tried multiple wash loads of various sizes and fabrics and various settings. Unfortunately, it seems EVERY time, we do not have a full 3/4 + tank of very common clothes, it alarms UE on EVERY spin cycle. The spin cycle seems to be over sensitive no matter what you are trying to wash- i.e. towels, kids load, delicate, blanket, etc. I bought it because of the large capacity, with the option to be able to wash blankets, however, any other wash load, it does not like. As well, I do not find that it gets the clothes as clean as a front load or other style machines. I am sure, LG will need to fix this issue in the software and change the sensitivity of the spin cycle- when they do, it will be a nice washer I am sure, but right now, I would be cautious of purchasing. March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the product...Very Quiet The only issue I have is that the height of the washer is very deep.I am a 4'11 woman and I need a stool to get up inside to unload the clothes to the dryer. March 26, 2014
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I'm interested in model WT5170, or other models depending on the decibel ratings. I must have a quieter washing machine!
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I don't know the actually number but when we are standing in the kitchen (common wall with the laundry room) you can't hear the washer running
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My old washing machine was an agitator model, and during the spin cycle, I could feel the floor vibrate and it sounded terrible. That washer was about 7 years old. I have a hearing aid so I am sensitive to annoying sounds. While I do not know the decibel rating of my newly purchased LG 5170, (it is properly installed in the laundry room--above basement level) there is no vibration and it is very quiet. The wall to the laundry room is next to our family room. The washer sound no longer interferes with our family gatherings or watching TV.
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Please contact LG's Customer Service team at www.lgusa.com/support for assistance.
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yes, it does. That was one of the reasons I purchased it.
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Yes, it does. The heater is active only on the "white" and "sanitary" cycles. The "coldwash" cycle was NOT added to eliminate using the heater. "Coldwash" was added to improve cleaning using cold water by increasing the water level, lengthening the wash time and providing a more vigorous wash motion.
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This washer does have a built in water heater. That is why LG added the "coldwash" option to 'eliminate using the built-in water heater booster." Hope this was helpful.
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Yes :) it does have an Internal Water Heater.
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Is there an option for hand wash/delicates?

I think I read in the manual to wash delicates on the wool setting. Is that correct and would that be true for hand wash?
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yes, there is a setting for delicates.
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Use the "Delicate" setting -- it washes and rinses with cold water. The agitation is very, very gentle so it may not be strong enough for blouses and such things. "Wool" is the same except that the water is warm. Which cycle you choose depends on what you would do if you were hand-washing. Warning: Watch the water level during the wash part of the cycle. You may need to add more water as I often find that there's not enough water to get the clothes properly wet or submerged.
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Some models have a delicate cycle setting.
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The WOOL cycle is for washing shrinkable woolen or hand-washable items requiring delicate care. Only wash woolen items that are labeled machine washable or hand-washable. The DELICATE cycle is for washing lingerie or sheer and lacy clothes which can easily be damaged.
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Can it be added with powdered detergent in the dispenser or in the bottom of the machine when you load the clothes? Or not at all?
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I use Oxiclean and the newer laundry "bubbles" for enhanced laundry scent, both with great results! I just add it into the laundry itself in the main drum.
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I believe it would be best for the clothes and the machine to only use liquid bleach in the designated bleach dispenser.
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Always use High Efficiency (HE) detergent and/or bleach. Powdered detergent and Powdered color-safe bleach may be added to the main wash compartment once the liquid detergent cup has been removed.
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WT5170HW

Does this style washer have the capacity to wash a king-size comforter? If not, which other models would you suggest. I would prefer a top-loader. Jody
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I have a queen size bed and I don't have any problems washing it. There is also a setting for washing bulky and bed items.
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Yes, this will wash a king size comforter. That is the size of my comforter and it gets it clean without too much balling of the batting.
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We have a California King comforter and i wash it in my washer!
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