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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

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Top-Load Washers”

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 5 out of 5 by from I bought this washer almost 2 years ago with a matching dryer from Costco. I bought it was for price and for accommodating king sized bedding specifically a king sized down comforter. I have no issues with torn clothing as I have seen on other reviews. I have made sure to load the washer according to directions and my clothes always come out clean. I am saving money on my water bill as well.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not do it’s job Purchased this washer about 6 months ago. While it is very quiet, and holds a ton of clothes, it does not clean our clothes well. Even set on “Bright Whites” and “soak”, our whites are still stained. Would not take the dirt (not grass) stain out of my daughters jeans set on cotton/normal and heavy soil level.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst washing machine ever invented This machine makes my clothes smell like mold especially the towels. It's supposed to be water and energy efficient and yet every drop you save has to be spent on a two and a half hour cleaning cycle with bleach every month or your whole house will smell like mold.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans wonderfully. Bought this a few months ago and it’s a wonderful machine. It holds all my heart aching.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great washer love this washer. LG has been known for the washer for long time. this has large space that I can wash my big blankets without any problem.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality, rusted out very quickly The only thing worse than this machine rusting out so quick is LG consumer relations
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this machine! We have had for a few months now, and I am so happy with the quality, and convenience. It is very user friendly, I love that it has the cycle times. Drying time has been cut in half, I didn't realize what a bad job our other machine was doing till we got this. The clothes come out clean, spun out almost dry, and having a little melody at the end is awesome.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wosrt product evwr This is a junk So No one should buy this junk!!! The computer chip keeps messing up and LG keeps replacing the part. Few weeks later same thing
Date published: 2017-10-26
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My LG Model WT5270CW (clothes washer) is less than 4 months old and clothes come out extremely wrinkled and wadded together.  What can be done to correct this problem?

Asked by: Regaleagle
For assistance with proper loading please refer to the following link: If you're in need of further guidance with using your washing machine, please head to our support page at @LGUSSupport on Twitter so a specialist can help out. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-29

What happens if the drain sits lower than 29in?

Asked by: Nask
The unit will not drain, come back in and could flood your home. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-11

Just poured detergeant into the fabric softener tray.  How do i correct the situation

Asked by: Willie Ober
The only way to clean this out is to run the cycle as normal on an empty load and then immediately follow it up by running another empty load through a full cycle to clean out the washing machine. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-07

The center screw which holds down the floor plate inside the tub keeps backing out and the plate comes detached and shuts down cycle. Is there supposed to be a lock washer, because there is none?

Asked by: VernonLee
What you have described is far from what we expect. We would be more than happy to look into this issue for you. Our support team is available via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-06

What happens if the washer completely stops working?

Asked by: Cream cheese
We would need some clarification on your inquiry with regards to "What happens if the washer completely stops working?". If what you are inquiring about is what to do if the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.9 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer, Model # WT5270CW turns on but will not run, then the first thing you will want to check is to see if the Child Lock feature is activated. If there is a "CL" showing on the display or the "Child Lock" indicator is lit, the cycle will not start. If this option was inadvertently selected or chosen to prevent tampering with a currently running wash cycle, it will have to be deactivated by pressing the Signal Off-Low-High button for five seconds to restore operation. Activating this feature prevents any controls except for the power button from used. When the washer shuts off, the power button will allow the machine to be turned on but until it is deactivated, the other controls will be inoperational. If there are error codes showing on the display, your washer will not run. If the washer door is open, or something is blocking the door and preventing it from closing properly, the cycle will not start. If the washer has too much water from the previous cycle, it will prevent a new cycle from starting. Too much water in the unit may be caused by inappropriate draining or spinning problems. If none of the above apply, if the washer is not turning on at all, checl your outlet or check your circuit breaker to make sure it hasn't tripped...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-20

 Using a hE detergent, when the manufacturer says large load, are they referring to a large load in accordance with the tub size of this washer, or an average large size load?

Asked by: Joanie4849
Large load would be referring to the load size in accordance to the tub on the washer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-25

What is the Extra High Spin speed setting good for?

Asked by: Jvvv
The extra high spin would be beneficial when washing thicker items that retain more water or items you would like to air dry.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-10-27

The smartrinse jet spray not working on my washer.  How to correct this problem.  Has not worked since washer was installed

Asked by: Spotted Elk
It works on normal,and heavy duty but only with the fabric softener not turned on,and no second rinse. Speed Wash setting also has Jet Spray rinse but do not add second rinse.
Answered by: Jvvv
Date published: 2017-09-18
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