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4.9 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
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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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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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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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June 20, 2013
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No issues yet after many such loads.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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June 28, 2013
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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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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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Not at all. I actually chose this model for use on a second floor laundry room for that specific reason.
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4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-DISCONTINUED is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 818.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.]
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.]
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The WORST EVER!!!!!!!!!! This is the worst washing machine in the history of washing machines!! I HATE it! It says "uneven" load ALL the time. Almost every single load! I have tried full loads, half full... and FORGET about washing just a couple of things! I need a refund for this piece of JUNK! Makes me SO angry. LG should be ashamed of themselves. My old 10 year old washing machine worked 10x better than this one!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Problems since Day 1 After less than a year had to have a new motherboard installed (think goodness still under warranty). Now less than 2 years with the new motherboard and am having the same issues. Load runs for hours, rebalances non stop and shows UE code all of the time. Would never buy an LG washer again! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My advice: look elsewhere for a good washer. I have had this washer for only three years, and it... My advice: look elsewhere for a good washer. I have had this washer for only three years, and it is as good as dead now. I did not abuse my washer. I take time to do my laundry, and I make sure my load is never larger than 2/3 the tub. I also ran the tub cleaning cycle regularly. Bits of black paper have been coming through the holes of the tub, and when dry - they feel like hard plastic. Also, whenever it is on a spin cycle, the motor sounds incredibly scary. And when LG customer service and I ran the "smart diagnostic", the customer service rep said I needed to adjust my clothes on the current load. ??? The washer was ran empty. She asked me to run it again empty...and again, black strips of whatever throughout the washer. The spin cycled scared me - you can hear it throughout the whole house. She told me I needed service and gave me two businesses to call. Neither have returned my phone calls. I have called SEVERAL other appliance repair businesses only to discover all but one refuse to service a LG appliance. Food for thought.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.]
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer! Best we have ever owned We needed to purchase a washer and dryer but chose to buy a washer first. Glad we did. This washer cleans and wrings out clothes so well the old dryer worked just fine. You won't regret your purchase.
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