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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™
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.

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 STAR® Qualified Yes
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
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Transparent Glass Door Yes
Available Colors White, Graphite Steel
Parts & Labor 1 Year
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
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 Type / Motor Speed Inverter Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Vertical
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 10 Amps / Electric
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-04
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