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WT4970CW

Key Features

  • 4.5 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™
  • WaveForce™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
CAPACITY
APPEARANCE
ENERGY
WASH PROGRAMS
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
POWER SOURCE
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my new fridge! I have to make a disclaimer that the fridge this one replaced was over 20 years old, so probably anything would have impressed me. I've had this fridge for over 2 months now and almost every day when I open it, I say "I love my fridge"! This fridge holds a lot of stuff! I'm particularly noticing it with milk. I was a little concerned with the design of the produce drawers, because they seemed so shallow. However, I seem to be able to fit at least as much in them as my old fridge, and the meat drawer definitely holds more. The space just seems to be arranged more efficiently or something. I like the bottom freezer design--I'm able to keep track of what's in the fridge better when it's at eye level, and we've had less wasted food. Having a freezer at the bottom makes it a little harder with frozen foods, but I'm not in there as much as the fridge. The ice seems to have a slightly off taste, but that may be because the hose is new. Others have reviewed that it's noisy, but I haven't noticed that. The thermometer I keep in the fridge shows it's a degree or two warmer that what's shown on the panel, so keep that in mind. And it is a big fridge, so make sure you measure. Because of the way our kitchen is designed, that wasn't a big issue. Keep in mind that magnets won't work on the stainless steel front, but will work on the sides.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG Stove I love everything about this except that it isn’t self cleaning like the salesman told me it was.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Collects residue and mold in the outer tub Was very excited to get this machine however never imagined the problems it would have. Collects mold in the outer drum and you can’t get to it to clean without a repair person.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My new stove I bought this 3 weeks ago and still learning the operations of usage. Cooks and bakes better than I thought.My concern is cleaning the glass top which I bought special cleaning spray.and I had to also purchase new pots and pans since mine weren't for cooking on a flat surface.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't last long, horrible service. We bought this model in late 2015, assuming that a higher end washer without too many frills would be reliable. We were very happy with the performance and features, but now I have a 2 year old washer that just shows an error code and won't do anything. LG service has been absolutely awful, they have been stringing me along for over a week now with promises to fix it "as soon as it gets approved", and then denying the approval. Some 10 year warranty this turned out to be. We both work full time and have a 2 year old, so not much time for laundromats, and not a lot of free funds to pay for expensive repairs. We thought we were paying a little more for a quality product with a company that would stand behind it but boy were we wrong. Long story short, stay away! We have many lg products from phones to appliances, but after this will never buy another, and try to warn as many people as possible so no one else wastes their money!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great washer Weather it is a small or large load it does a great washer. My only complaint is that even though I am 5' 10" I have to stretch to get to the bottom of the washer. You should supply a 4 or 5 inch step stool to go along with the washer.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Workhorse that Makes Laundry a Breeze. I purchased my Lg Washer after going through a few nightmares with other brands. I studied Consumer Reports Best Buys and found this model (similar to a slick front panel model) to be of equal quality. Once I purchased my Lg, my husband enjoyed washing clothes more than me. As a matter of fact, being a big guy he changes his clothes more than once in a day. The Washer gets a good workout from three to four full loads in a day up to five days a week. My washer is located in a basement which means the power and performance much satisfy my drainage pushed up and out the sewer line. Now that being said, I have washed with no difficulty anything I place in it. I found out that if it gets out of balance (1 time) it was my own fault. So from that time on, my learning curve allowed me to wash everything from light sheer drapes using "No spin" and Bulky blankets and towels, jeans. Heck everything I wash is just Cleaner. The operation is easy, one can easily depend on the presets. I follow the directions, and clean the machine and keep the lid open when not in use. I also keep the soap tray pulled out when not in use to keep mold from forming. I have had my LG Washer two years now. So I have given it plenty of time to see if it was a good purchase. I recommend LG washers to everyone and have yet to hear that my recommendations were not right.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't buy We have had this washer for over 6mo. I HATE it. If you live in the city and work in a office you'll probally like it, but if you live in the country or do manual labor and get dirty this washer is not for you !!! It will not get your clothes clean or remove Oder. I fight with it constantly with UE uneven load, 11min left and it stops, fix load and boom now it's 22 min left but when you get back to 11 min boom UE you fix it back to 22 min after six times I shut it off. This morn I just want spin but no it's got to put the water to it so I shut it off turned the water off tried agian and finally it finished !!! This washer sucks big time. Wish I had the old type !!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

Our washer (WT4970CW) is about three years old, at about 1 year or so we started to see dark marks on our whites and light colored marks on the darks and colors. This only occurred occasionally, as time has gone on we started to notice it every wash! ??? 

Asked by: Shanedw
Hello Shanedw, sounds like the units has a build up of detergent and or fabric softener. The unit is designed for only HE products and since it is an HE unit, it does use less or require less. Also, the unit should have the Maintenance performed regularly, at least monthly, as per the manual. This information starts on page 28 of the manual found in the link provided. If the Tub Clean has not been performed regularly, the unit might require it be professionally taken apart and cleaned out. ^AC http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-WT4970CW
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-02-26

Cold water keeps running after fill cycle stops what is the problem

Asked by: Wgibbs72
That does not sound right, please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can walk through some troubleshooting. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-26

My washer is going rogue it doesn't follow the setting that I put it on. It repeats

Asked by: Anne lyons
Hate to hear Anne. Give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can see what we can do. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-11-16

My washer has a code of "dr", however it is not draining. It started with code OE and I followed the troubleshoot guide to force drain it "turn on/start cycle/pause cycle"..so i removed the blanket that was in there and went to run a cycle.

Asked by: LisaS
We do apologize about the issue you are experiencing with the washer. The "dr" code indicates that the unit is draining from an error code being displayed for greater than 4 minutes. The OE error code indicates the washer is draining slowly or not at all. It is suggested to make sure the drain hose is free of clogs, kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind or under the washer. If this is not the case, the unit may require service. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for better assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-22

What type of drain pump does this washer take for replacement...ours broke!

Asked by: MLanger
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders and pricing information, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/forms/lg_parts. For components such as interior parts, it is highly recommended to enlist the assistance of a qualified service technician for purchase and installation. 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-16

Its seems a if my clothes aren't getting clean like they did the first few months of use. Is the a filter i need to be cleaning? If so, where is it and how do i go about cleaning it?

Asked by: darccyyy
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. There is no filter for the top-load machines. It is therefore suggested to run the recommended TUB CLEAN cycle once a month to prevent any detergent buildup within the drum. It is also suggested to leave the lid open to properly air out the machine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-26

What would make washer leak water from bottom

Asked by: Taewhite
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Some measure of leakage can occur during a spin cycle if the wash tub has been overloaded. If this is not the case, then the unit will likely 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-03

Using the wt4970cw model. Though I set the program to use hot wash (manually or cotton) it simply will not wash with hot water. Just cool.The incoming water is hot (u cant leave your hand under it), + the hose is hot + connected to the correct side.

Asked by: PeaceByJesus
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Consider that the wash tub it made of stainless steel. The starting temperature of the tub can affect the temperature of the water for a cycle. It is recommended to check the actual temperature of the incoming water supply. For assistance with this situation, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-11-08
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