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4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer

  • WT5270CW

  • White

Key Features

  • 4.9 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

LG Top Loaders were Evaluated by Consumer Reports

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AddPause Laundry

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

Laundry At the Speed of Life

LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 20 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

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.

All the right moves

All the right moves

Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion™ technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG washer, 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.

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
Control Panel Design Rear Control
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 4.9 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 45 5/8" x 28 3/8" (56" H with lid open)
Available Colors White (W)
CAPACITY
Capacity 4.9 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 8
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Tub Clean, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Speed Wash, Delicates, BrightWhites™, Download
No. of Options 13
Options Soak, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 19 hrs), Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, ColdWash™, StainCare™, Water Plus, Add Garments
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Eco Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
TurboWash™ Yes (available only on Normal, Heavy Duty, and Speed Wash
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
SlamProof™ Lid Yes
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
NFC Tag On Yes
3-Tray Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Lid Transparent Glass
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 5 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 5/8" x 28 3/8" (56" H with lid open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 145.5 lbs/169.5 lbs
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231014519

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from HAVE HAD MUCH BETTER WASHERS MACHINE HAD A SQUEEK SOUNDING LIKE A FLOCK OF GEESE FLYING OVER. LG SENT A "CERTIFIED LG TECH" WHO SAID IT WAS A DESIGN FLAW AND NOTHING COULD BE DONE. I CALLED AGAIN AND THEY SENT ANOTHER "CERTIFIED LG TECH" WHO SAID IT WAS A DESIGN FLAW AND NOTHING COULD BE DONE. I CALLED AGAIN AND LG SENT ONE OF THE 2 TECHS BACK WITH SOME REPLACEMENT STRUTS. THE SQUEEK IS BETTER BUT NOW IT IS LOUDER ON THE SPIN CYCLE. THE WASH IS OK AS LONG AS NOTHING LARGER THAN A PAIR OF JEANS IS IN THE WASHER. A TABLECLOTH, SHEETS, SOME TOWELS BLOW UP LIKE A BALOON AND DO NOT WASH WELL. THE SOAK CYCLE AND EXTRA RINSE CYCLE HAVE TO BE USED TO GET WHAT THIS GRANNY CALLS AN OK WASH.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy I bought this product in march, 2016 and I decided that time I will review this product after using it for a while. This product is upto my expectations so far.Working Great.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer! We are pleasantly surprised with our first LG appliance and its many features.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from don't buy this washing machine doesn't use enough water, so the clothes on the top of the spinner turn brown if they're white, and don't get clean if their colored. It is installed correctly, but there must be some water left in the bottom, because if you ever leave the lid closed, it stinks like sewer water in 1 day. Basin wash cycle doesn't change this for long, neither does bleach. I don't save any water, because I have to do the extra rinse cycle, and even then I still have the same problem above. It's ruined several white shirts already. Total waste of money.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Key points addressed-No complaints here! I've waited a few months since buying this machine so I could give an informed review. I'll address the issues I've seen others have had. 1) It is noisy but not more noisy than any other machine. It just makes different noises as it's checking the load size and the balance the load. After the initial checks it's pretty quiet. 2) I definitely recommend liquid detergent. I started with a box of powder I had leftover. The old machines have you add the powder to the bottom of the tub. These newer machines add water to the powder as it is dispensing and it just doesn't dissolve as well. 3) I have never had an error message. It is VERY important to make sure the machine itself is balanced. Use a level. We actually did this part ourselves instead of letting the delivery guys do it. They are usually pretty rushed and we wanted it done right. 4) It does use less water. That's the point of the newer machines. If you think you need more, just use a different setting. 5) If you just glance at the time the load is expected to need to run you might think it's overkill. It does take longer than your old machines but if you check back after the initial load check is done, the machine will have automatically reduced the wash time for the size of the load. 6) I'm 5'3". I have to stand on my toes to reach the bottom of the tub but it's not a big deal. I get a good stretch :)
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Day one wife loves it we got the set nice and quiet all the settings are great
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Machine I have ever owned I have owned other LG's that were very quiet, made the mistake of buying this one. This is the noisiest machine and does not do a good job of washing the clothes. Should have kept my old ones!
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Surprised by how easy It looks like there would be a lot to figure out in the manual when looking at this machine, but it is so simple to use. My old washer broke while washing a comforter and I had a mess of laundry to do. Thought it would take at least 10 loads in my old machine. Took only 4 loads in this machine and everything washed beautifully. Love the fact that it has smart sensors for the wash cycles. No load took longer than 52 minutes unless I specifically asked for a longer setting and uses half the soap. Washed multiple blankets, comforters and clothes with no issues on any cycle. Got the dryer as well with this and I love them both. My husband is telling me I need to stop doing so much laundry because I'm looking for things to put in it and I told him he should be glad that I'm so over the moon about it. My daughter calls it the ice cream truck noise when the timer goes off. Which tends to make her want to run outside with money.
Date published: 2017-06-20
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Does the speedwash setting use the Smart Jet Spray rinse?

Asked by: Jvvv
The SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer is available in the Normal and Heavy Duty cycles. It does not come on if the Fabric Softener setting is on...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-27

Which settings can do the jet spray rinse?

Asked by: Jvvv
The SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer is available in the Normal and Heavy Duty cycles. It does not come on if the Fabric Softener setting is on...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-27

Which setting has the most aggressive washing action during the washing part of the setting?

Asked by: Jvvv
The setting with the most aggressive washing action on it in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer, Model # WT5270CW will be the Heavy Duty cycle which is designed for heavily soiled laundry and uses more powerful wash motions...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-25

What is the most aggressive wash setting?

Asked by: JackVV
The setting with the most aggressive washing action on it in the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer, Model # WT5270CW will be the Heavy Duty cycle which is designed for heavily soiled laundry and uses more powerful wash motions...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-25

Is it normal for the tub to sink down a couple inches when it has the laundry and water in it?

Asked by: Jvvv
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The description does not appear to be out of the ordinary, as the Direct Drive Motor has be ability to move vertically based on the weight of the water and load.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-15

What is the water factor of model WT5270CW

Asked by: Rod h
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer, Model # WT5270CW has an Integrated Water Factor of 3.5 gallons/cycle/cubic feet...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-13

Does the WT5270C also come in grey (aka, Platinum) ?

Asked by: Jeff242424454545Cross
No
Answered by: Jvvv
Date published: 2017-05-26

How do I add more water to a load for soaking?

Asked by: Kmf13
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the owner’s manual, the SOAK function is a 30 minute soak, after which the regular wash cycle will begin immediately, without draining. As such, it is suggested to also select the WATER PLUS option, along with the SOAK option, for the wash cycle desired.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-04
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