4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Top Load Washer w/ WaveForce™


  • 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
4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Top Load Washer w/ WaveForce™


    • Capacity
    • 4.5 cu. ft.


    • Design Look
    • Rear Control
    • Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display
    • Yes
    • Dial-A-Cycle™
    • Yes


    • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    • Yes


    • No. of Programs
    • 8
    • Wash Programs
    • Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty, BrightWhites™, Delicates, Tub Clean
    • No. of Options
    • 12
    • Options
    • Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal On/Off, Water Plus
    • 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


    • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
    • Yes
    • ColdWash™ Option
    • Yes
    • SenseClean™ System
    • Yes
    • WaveForce™
    • Yes


    • 2+1 Dispenser
    • Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
    • 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
    • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
    • Yes
    • Leveling Legs
    • 4 Adjustable Legs


    • 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
    • Silver Rimmed Solid Lid
    • Yes
    • Available Colors
    • White (W)


    • Ratings
    • CSA Listed
    • Electrical Requirements
    • 120V, 10 Amps
    • Type
    • Electric


    • Product (WxHxD)
    • 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
    • Carton (WxHxD)
    • 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
    • Weight (Product/Carton)
    • 147.4 lbs/171.6 lbs


    • Limited Warranty
    • 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
    • UPC
    • 048231014878

What people are saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Top Load Machine Good machine. We have had our machine for about 7 years and have only need to do minor repairs. We have a good size family that isn’t afraid to get dirty. It gets the job done. My only complaint is that the machine doesn’t complete small loads or the cleaning cycle. It always goes off balance and can’t complete. Therefore, the machine is getting all gunky. We know this is going to Cause problems in the near future.
Date published: 2021-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice washer despite the rust I bought this washer 6 years ago.everything mechanical is working great except for the rust that has developed on the top of the washer. This is unfortunately not covered by the warranty. Over time rust stains the clothing if we don’t clean the rust of the surface. At some point our top loading door will not work due to the rust around the area.
Date published: 2021-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking and rugged. Like how cleans good sized loads and conserves water. Wish it had a glass top so I could view parts of the washing cycle.
Date published: 2021-03-14
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are lg is 6yrs. old stops running halfway through cycle says ue but nothing us wrong stop machine no water in machine start machine finish cycle then for about 2 to 3 minutes keeps draning but tub has no water then stops what is wrong.

Asked by: ricky 62
The "UE" error code showing on the display for your ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large High-Efficiency Top Load Washer w/ WaveForce™, Model # WT4970CW indicates that the washer is attempting to balance the load in the tub which may be the result of the unit not being leveled correctly, or that the load itself is unbalanced. When the uE/UE displays on the screen, the unit will fill with water in order to agitate and separate the items, then drain and try to spin again. After 3 attempts to balance, the uE will change to UE, meaning that the unit was unable to rebalance the load and requires your assistance. Check to make sure that your washer is leveled properly, then empty the drum and run the Rinse and Spin cycle. The cycle will take about 20 minutes. If the uE or UE error shows on the display again, the washer is not working properly and it will require repair service. Pages 30-31 in your owner's manual for the washer has a list of all the error codes that you have for the washer and it has a full explanation for what each error code means and what the cause may be...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2021-02-02

My LG WT4970CW usually starts to leak on the left front corner of the washer (if your looking at it). When it adds warm/hot water. It starts to make a slight hissing noise then leaks. Doesn't do it in other cycles.

Asked by: Lambe71
We are sorry to see this. You can troubleshoot issues with leaking using our help library article found here: https://www.lg.com/us/support/help-library/leaking-top-load-washer-CT00000305-1435251372507
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-08-29

Me drain pumps runs and won’t shut off unless you unplug it. Soon as you plug it back in and push the power button it starts running again. 

Asked by: Chadut
Sorry to hear that, sounds like you might need a technician. This may be done through our website: https://www.lg.com/us/support/repair-service/schedule-repair-continued or for a list of service centers in your area: https://www.lg.com/us/support/repair-service/find-repair-provider ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2019-02-11

So my LG is draining and at the same time water is filling up. This doent look right. Any suggestion. Help please.....

Asked by: Joe671
Hate to hear but would love to see if we can help out. We will need some more information if you could drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport/ or give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 so we can get that info and see what is going on. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2019-01-29

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
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