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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
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.

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 4.9 cu. ft.
Design Look Rear Control
Electronic Control Panel with LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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
TurboWash™ Yes (available only on Normal, Heavy Duty, and Speed Wash
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
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 Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Lid Transparent Glass
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 5 Amps
Type Electric
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
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can handle large loads of laundry! So great- cuts my amount of washing to do in half!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Biggest waste of money ever!! This is the biggest waste of money ever!!! The water level never covers the clothes., the agitation is nonexistent - imagine putting a full load of clothes in a bucket, pouring about 5 inches of water, not completely covering them, holding the bucket with both hands and just gently swishing it in circles. That's level of agitation. The clothes all get wet but that's because the machine fills from the top. The top clothes get sprayed with soapy water and then sprayed with clean water. That's it. They do not get agitated at all partially because they are not even in the water. But mostly because the machine does NOT agitate!! The duration of the wash cycles is utterly ridiculous. A "quick" cycle is 30 minutes and a heavy duty cycle is almost 2 hours long!! During this time, the spin cycle is longer than the wash cycle. I cannot even soak a load of clothing for how long I want, if I try to "fill" the machine and then turn it off - it drains do you water. The soak cycle is limited in time As another reviewer stated.."You might as well throw your clothes in the shower spray them with soapy water and walk water, no clean clothes!" This machine is an absolute joke!!
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Talk about awesome! Absolutely in love with this washer! It has the capacity to fit EVERYTHING we need. Our previous washer couldn't fit our bulky comforter & this one has no issue with it at all. The Extra High spin speed is awesome for bulky items too. Now we need to upgrade our dryer to LG!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machine I bought a washing machine recently and the first thing I did was to read the instructions, and I observed that the way to accommodate clothes in the washing machine is completely different from a conventional washing machine. My new washing machine leaves my clothes very clean and fragrant after washing. The manual is very clear in their instructions, if they follow it to the letter, they will love it just like me. I recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer I am amazed at how many clothes this washer can hold. I fell in love with it right away. I love the quietness but efficient cleaning. Somehow it vacuum up the clothes into a small pile and uses very little water, but the clothes are clean.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soo Big! I got this for Mother's Day and couldn't be more pleased! I have a husband and two kids who constantly have dirty clothes...I can wash much faster and don't have to spend my whole weekend at the washer and it!!!
Date published: 2017-05-23
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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
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

For cotton/normal, if I don't set fabric softener,or extra rinse, will the washer do the spray rinse?

Asked by: Jvvv
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The spray rinse is designed to operate during the spin cycle.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-28

I have 2016 model make. For cotton/normal, if I set for hot water will it give me hot water only for the wash cycle?

Asked by: Jvvv
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to the label on the display panel, this model is designed for ALL COLD RINSES.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-19

My washer no longer chimes when the load has finished washing. Can you tell me how to turn this back on?

Asked by: Mary517
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The description provided suggests that the SIGNAL button has been pressed, and deactivated. Press this same button again to restore the sound. If this does not resolve the matter, then the machine 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-18

Why does BrightWhites setting have a double rinse before the spin cycle?

Asked by: Jvvv
We appreciate your interest in this top load washing machine. A reduction in the brightness of certain fabrics can occur due to a residue of detergent which has not been washed away. A second rinse can help with the removal of any additional detergent, resulting in brighter fabrics. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-10
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