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4.9 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
  • LG Electronics
  • Model WT5270CW
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4.9 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR

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4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED

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The Smart Rinse jet spray system of the LG Electronics 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer provides thorough, effective washing performance while using water efficiently to help you save time and money. Use the washer's intuitive electronic control panel with LED display to select among 8 wash programs, 5 wash speeds and 5 wash temperatures. A delay start function helps you set the washer to begin up to 19 hours later to suit your schedule. Search matching Electric Dryer Model DLE4870W or Gas Dryer model DLG4871W.

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  • 4.5 cu. ft. capacity accommodates large loads to help you save you time and energy and Intuitive electronic control panel with LED display helps you set the washer and go, LG's Slam Proof Lid will safe guard from pinched fingers and quiet closing
  • SmartRinse jet spray system provides great rinsing performance while efficiently using water
  • 8 wash programs, including tub clean, heavy-duty, cotton/normal, speed wash and wool cycles, offer worry free fabric care
  • Energy Star qualified to meet or exceed federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • NeverRust Stainless Steel drum with stainless steel impeller for durability
  • 5 wash temperatures help you choose the setting that's right for your fabrics
  • Delay-start function helps you set the washer to begin up to 19 hours later
  • 1,100 RPM maximum spin speed for efficient water extraction
  • Child control lock and lid lock for added safety
  • Direct-drive motor delivers long-lasting performance
  • Washer requires use of only high-efficiency detergent, typically two tablespoons per load
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How good of a job does it do cleaning the clothes compared to a machine with an agitator?

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houston, TX
April 2, 2013
I currently have a Bosch front loader and it does not clean my clothes at all. Some of the clothes even come out almost dry. Does this machine really use enough water to clean the clothes well?
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December 25, 2013
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I HAVE NOTICED NO DIFFERENCE
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November 21, 2013
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Here is my review for Model WT4870CW:
Our 13 year old Kenmore top of the line machine had a problem. Not worth fixing. So we needed to get a new machine. Went to Sears, bought a S.., read product reviews and found that that brand had problems after about 6 months with water leakage. – Cancelled the order, went to Home Depot, they were having a sale, 10% off. Purchased this LG washer and am very Read More
Here is my review for Model WT4870CW:
Our 13 year old Kenmore top of the line machine had a problem. Not worth fixing. So we needed to get a new machine. Went to Sears, bought a S.., read product reviews and found that that brand had problems after about 6 months with water leakage. – Cancelled the order, went to Home Depot, they were having a sale, 10% off. Purchased this LG washer and am very impressed with it.
We have had this machine just over 1 month. Never had an off balance occurrence or any error messages. This machine uses about 5% of the water than our old machine used. (We drain into a laundry tub, so it is easy to measure the difference.) This should result in a saving on our water bill and our gas bill from not using so much hot water. Another change I have noticed is that there is almost no lint. (I have had to catch lint by placing a nylon stocking on the end of the drain tube to keep it from clogging up the laundry tub drain, now there is very little lint in the stocking after a month’s use.) Clothes seem to be cleaner, brighter and have more body after a wash. This is very subjective and is just my impression. Loads are now a little larger than before because it easier without the center spindle. I use the same brand and amount of soap. Cannot use my old brand of bleach because it is not “he” rated. My only complaint is that clothes are more wrinkled than in our old machine. However, this is reduced a little by adjusting the spin cycle but is still annoying. Clothes do come out less damp, so less energy is used by the dryer. (Did not get a new dryer, ours is very old, repaired once, and now is not having to work so hard in it’s old age! – saving more energy.) Another nice feature of the new machine is the digital display of the time left in the wash cycle. I can check that to see what other work I can do before the cycle is complete. Controls are easy to use but the standard settings are fine for most conditions. (Except for the spin cycle sometimes.) The only specification that is not provided by LG is the height of the washer not including the back control panel. That is approximately 37.5”.
After several months use, I may update this with what I think is the approximate energy savings experienced. I am a retired statistician and keep track of such mundane things out of habit.
I wish this washer had the glass top, so I could see what is going on during the cycle, but would not pay extra for that option. Considered a model with the controls on the front edge instead of the back panel but CR said that might not be a good idea since items placed on the top might fall off the back since that panel is not there. Read Less
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June 21, 2013
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No I do not feel it does.
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June 12, 2013
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It seems to do a good job cleaning, but goes out of balance much more often than our old washer... at least four times in the last two months. Also, a load takes longer to run, typically around an hour and 15 minutes.
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June 4, 2013
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Much better job that one with an agitator and the clothes don't get all tangled up like they do with an agitator. It does use enough water to clean the clothes well.
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May 14, 2013
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It cleans great. The top load HE washers use more water than the front loaders, but with any HE machine, you really need to use HE detergent. They are specially formulated for lower suds and better cleaning without lots of water.
The center "agitator" combined with the spinning tub work together to force water through the clothes in order to clean them as opposed to the old style agitator. This deep
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It cleans great. The top load HE washers use more water than the front loaders, but with any HE machine, you really need to use HE detergent. They are specially formulated for lower suds and better cleaning without lots of water.
The center "agitator" combined with the spinning tub work together to force water through the clothes in order to clean them as opposed to the old style agitator. This deep cleans the clothes and is more gentle on them. I haven't had any cleaning issues even with very large loads.
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April 18, 2013
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Are you sure that your Bosch isn't just spinning more water out than your old washer did?
This washer does get all the clothes wet and washed through. It does spin them much drier than our old agitator washer did. The only problem with that is that we've noticed a few more wrinkles in the clothes when they come out of the washer. A good shake before sticking them in the dryer seems to make up for it.
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Barnesville, GA 30204, USA
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April 3, 2013
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it cleans the clothes just as good. as my previous washer with the agitator, if not better, in my opinion. and the clothes aren't almost dry, they are wet although spun well. You can also adjust the spin speed
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April 2, 2013
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Here is my recent education regarding HE (High-Efficiency) Washers, whatever the brand, whether it is a front or top loading type. My recent use of a new top loader resulted in less than satisfactory results in the performance area. I believe that the reason that your clothes seem almost dry when the washer is completed is because IF the load is balanced properly, those HE machines can spin up to unreal Read More
Here is my recent education regarding HE (High-Efficiency) Washers, whatever the brand, whether it is a front or top loading type. My recent use of a new top loader resulted in less than satisfactory results in the performance area. I believe that the reason that your clothes seem almost dry when the washer is completed is because IF the load is balanced properly, those HE machines can spin up to unreal speeds to extract excess moisture, soap and fabric softener residues from the clothes resulting in much less time required to run the dryer (which is a primary source of your power bill). My machine has a vibration issue and would not balance a load properly, almost any load. You cannot mix clothing types in these HE washers meaning you cannot wash jeans with shirts or bed sheets with bulky, heavier materials. Hope this helps. Read Less
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Can you wash sheets and towels in the same load?

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February 9, 2013
There was a comment on the reviews and we are looking to purchase this product but are wondering if the machine becomes out of balance when you wash sheets and towels together or even mixed clothes. Thanks for the help.
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December 25, 2013
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YES
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June 21, 2013
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It will repeatedly stop and try to re-level.
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ATL, GA
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June 20, 2013
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No issues yet after many such loads.
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June 12, 2013
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This washer does seem to go out of balance easily. We do about two loads a week and it's gone out of balance four times over the last two months.
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March 13, 2013
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We do this all the time with no issues at all with this unit.
Even comforters and towels. No problems.
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Barnesville, GA 30204, USA
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March 10, 2013
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I just washed a large mixed load of towels and sheets today I didn't have any balance issues
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February 11, 2013
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Yes, sheets and towels can be washed together. It could go out of balance but even a load of all towels or all sheets can go out of balance in any washer. This LG washer alerts you to a problem so it can be adjusted and wash cycle continued.
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February 10, 2013
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Hello Omar,
that shouldn't be a problem at all as long as the machine is not overloaded.
Thank you, have a great day!
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How long does a washing cycle take?

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December 2, 2012
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March 22, 2016
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6 hours if your lucky. Sometimes longer.
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December 25, 2013
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DEPENDS ON THE EXACT SETTING COMBINATIONS YOU SELECT
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Maumelle, AR
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July 9, 2013
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It depends on your selection (permanent press, heavy, etc.) It will tell you to the minute how long each load will take.
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March 8, 2013
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It actually depends on the wash cycle you select and wheter or not you add anything, like extra spin cycle or extra rinse etc...A normal load for me with fabric softener was 1hr 9min, but for the king comforter I washed it was 1 hr 36min. So I would say average for a large load is going to be about and hour give or take a few minutes. But the fact that I can fit 3 of my normal loads of laundry in the Read More
It actually depends on the wash cycle you select and wheter or not you add anything, like extra spin cycle or extra rinse etc...A normal load for me with fabric softener was 1hr 9min, but for the king comforter I washed it was 1 hr 36min. So I would say average for a large load is going to be about and hour give or take a few minutes. But the fact that I can fit 3 of my normal loads of laundry in the washer at one time, it actually saves me about an hour. Hope this helps. Read Less
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February 6, 2013
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It varies on the type and size of the load and the options you choose. There is a quick approximately 35 minute cycle called Speedwash, and then I have had big loads with lots of options that took over an hour. But the clothes are so clean and it spins out so efficiently that it takes a shorter time to dry them in the dryer or even when hangin to air dry.
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January 29, 2013
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So far mine have been from 50-57 minutes
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January 18, 2013
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depends on the cycle you choose .
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Hello Lee,
the cycle duration always depends on the size of the load and the settings (e.g. about an hour).
Thank you
Have a great week!
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Does the LG Model WT4870CW top load washer have a vibration issue?

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Cda, Idaho
June 28, 2013
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Lynnwood, WA
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November 21, 2013
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We do not have a vibration issue. Just put in clothes, sort of even but not carefully placed.
If washer is on carpet, you might have too soft a surface, suggest foot pads with downward spikes to make a harder surface.
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November 12, 2013
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No, it has an anti-vibration true balance system.
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August 27, 2013
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We have had it for 6 months, washing all kinds of loads. Learned that bulky/bedding really needs to be watched, as the washer will stop if it gets out of balance. Doesn't have a vibration issue, since it has an automatic stop if it vibrates too much. It is the load that is off balance; just re-position the wet things and it will start up again.
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I have not noticed any vibration issues.
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My washer is in the same spot it was put in a month ago. It hasn't moved at all.
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Maumelle, AR
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July 9, 2013
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I have not found that it has a vibration issue. It self corrects if it's out of balance. I have had to reposition towels once when I washed them with a thick mattress pad. It will sing a little song and stop if it's terribly out of balance.
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June 28, 2013
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Not at all. I actually chose this model for use on a second floor laundry room for that specific reason.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 809 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by regret buying This is the worst washing machine ever, always UE un even load always. will never Buy another appliance from Home depot and surely never another LG product ever August 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst Washer in the history of washing machines I have yet to figure out why this is called a True balance. It restarts itself repeatedly any time it is off balance (which is constant). Ever since I've owned it, it takes me an entire day to wash one load. Not kidding. We've had an LG tech come out to "update the software" and it did absolutely nothing. When Home Depot delivered it, they leveled it. We continue to check that it's level. It sits perfectly level yet every single load we wash (no matter how small) always makes it unbalanced. In the 2 years that we've owned it, our water and electric bills have been through the roof because of the insane wash time. This washer is a complete waste of money and a joke of a washing machine. Buyer beware. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LOVE My machine is now 3+ years old, and still working beautifully. I've never had a problem because I sort my laundry, and like to take care of my clothes, washing them according to color and type. Hence, I've never overloaded the machine and, thankfully, because it's energy efficient and sensored, it knows not to use more water than it needs. After reading so many of these negative reviews, I am inclined to think that most of the unhappy customers are probably overloading their machines. My father in law was a washing machine repair man for years, and he's said that most issues with washing machines (then and now) are due to people overloading their washers. The unbalanced loads, the clothes that don't get clean -- all due to overloading. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] August 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Just avoid Frankly the worst clothes washer that I have ever owned, if I could give it a '0' I would. People say don't overload it, other say don't under load it to avoid the dreaded ue. However, my experience is the ue over 50% of the time and where there is not a UE the load takes about 30 minutes long that it said at the beginning because it spends so much time trying to balance the load. Not a good washer. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Infamous UE error LG blamed my floor, the clothes, me. Can't use tub clean since it throws the UE imbalance code. Wastes water trying to rebalance. Can't run an empty spin cycle test because it can't get above 300rpm. Takes hours to wash clothes due to trying to rebalance during rinse and spin cycles. There is a service bulletin for this issue to upgrade the software or replace the main board. Plus additional steps in the bulletin to fix this issue. LG know there is an issue but you're hosed if you are out of warranty. First and last LG product I will own. Oh industry trick manufactures change model numbers so reviews get refreshed. This issue covered at least 4-5 models per the service bulletin. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stay Away - Horrible Machine By far the worst appliance i have purchased in twenty years - the machine is never balanced then continuously spins/fills/spins/fills - do not buy this machine [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] July 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LG WT4870CW - LESS than 3 YEARS OLD Problems I thought this was the best machine ever, and then first it was UE problems (Uneven), nothing was uneven, just the washers computer mind, I worked through that issue and it worked about a month or two and now its OE (drainage issues) hose are not clogged etc, because eventually it drains while its off, once again just the computer mind of the machine is wacky. I am SO disappointed with this machine, I will never buy another LG product, I expect washers to last a little longer than this. DON'T buy Smart Washers they are not very smart! BEWARE of these washers. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] June 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2015 LG top load washer review had 3 machines in 49 years - with agitators - ALL GE's - never an issue (besides getting loud after 20 yrs or so). Purchased the LG top loader in 2015, we have yet to have a clean load of laundry. Same household, less people (empty nest). Was fooled by the "noise reduction", although it plays a song before and after the hour and a half session. I did a test with a lint filled towel folded in a square, came out in same shape, llnt included. Now after going to laundromat for blankets, etc., i remember how real machines and clean laundry used to be. BTW, not just complaining - will find out about possible repairs, maybe i have a dud. Buyer beware. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] April 3, 2016
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