LG Electronics 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR-WT4970CW - The Home Depot

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Model # WT4970CW

Internet # 205140091

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

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

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  • 10 Year Limited Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • WaveForce™ feature provides powerful washing and rinse
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Model # WT4970CW

Internet # 205140091

Store SO SKU # 1000049087

With LG’s innovative StainCare Option on your side, you can now combine all kinds of tough stains in one single load. The solution is pretty ingenious. By using multiple temperatures to attack different types of soiling, StainCare Option tackles the worst culprits with amazing efficiency. WaveForce Technology The oversized 4.5 cu. ft. capacity tub makes room for piles of laundry. And LoDecibel Quiet Operation “tip-toes” through every load as all those stains meet their match.

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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
  • NeverRust Stainless Steel drum with stainless steel impeller for durability
  • LG uses WaveForce technology that enables rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience. 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. ColdWash technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance
  • Energy Star qualified to meet or exceed federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • 5 wash temperatures help you choose the setting that's right for your fabrics from an easy to use controls
  • Preset cycles allow you to customize your soil and spin levels to provide ideal wash settings for the best results
  • Automatic water level reduces waste and takes the guesswork out of the equation. 1,100 RPM maximum spin speed for efficient water extraction
  • Delay-start function helps you set the washer to begin up to 19 hours later
  • LG LoDecibel operation: it’s so quiet you may not even notice it. Direct-drive motor delivers long-lasting performance
  • Washer requires use of only high-efficiency detergent, typically two tablespoons per load
  • The Home Depot will not hook up your washer with used fill hoses; new hoses will be offered during appliance check-out
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Height With Lid Open 90 Degrees (In)  55.75  Product Depth (in.)  28.38 
Product Height (in.)  45.38  Product Width (in.)  27 
Agitator/Impeller Type  Impeller/Washplate  Amperage (amps) 
Appliance Type  Top Load Washer  Capacity- Top Load Washer (cu ft)  4.5 
Color/Finish  White  Color/Finish Family  White 
Control Type  Electronic  Cycle - Allergen  No 
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)  170  Energy Efficiency Tier Rating  Tier III 
High Efficiency Washer  Yes  High-Efficiency Detergent Required  Yes 
Included Items  Power Cord  Maximum Spin Speed (RPM)  1100 
Number of Rinse Cycles  Number of Rinse Temperatures 
Number of Wash Cycles  Number of Wash Speeds 
Number of Wash Temperatures  Product Weight (lb.)  147.4 lb 
Returnable  Non-Returnable  Steam Function  No 
Voltage (volts)  120  Wash Cycles  Cotton,Extra Rinse,Heavy Duty,Permanent Press,Soak,Speed Wash,Whites 
Washer Dispensers  Bleach,Fabric Softener  Washer Features  Add Garment (pause),Control Lockout,Cycle Time Remaining Display,Delay Start,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Out-of-Balance Detection,Soft Close Lid 
Washer Interior Light  No  Washer Tub/Drum Material  Stainless Steel 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  Yes 
Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Parts and Labor 10 Years on Direct Drive Motor, Lifetime Stainless Steel Drum 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 214 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NOT THE WASHER FOR EVERYONE , MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO . I consider myself to have an excellent mechanical background and a high attention to detail. If you want to just throw your clothes in this washer and hit start, this is not the washer for you. It will fail almost every time if you dump your clothes in without strategically placing each garment in the drum. Jeans and bath towels are the items that hold the most water and therefore have the most influence on balance.. I have to load each item in a circle around the drum and select the right ones that have equal weight so that when it goes into spin cycle it wont fault out !! What happens when it faults out ? It floods the drum with water and tries to balance the load by itself.. This almost never remedies itself. If you have a well that has limited water available, this might very well run you out of water trying to balance the load. The reason why you buy a washer like this is to save water and that is completely the opposite of what will happen if you dump your clothes in and hit start !! Yes, I'm a man and I have accepted the duty of loading the wash and running the load.. My wife is the dryer operator. I think less stress will result from this arrangement. One thing I would like to add.. I installed and leveled this washer.. It is not out of level.. I do not consider it to be defective. This is the way the product is designed. The older washers just spun out and walked across the room and of course they didn't spin at the RPM that this one does.. The LG will not walk across the room on you, it will simply try to correct itself but don't count on it ! So, my advice to the buyer that wants to throw your clothes in and walk away , don't buy this washer or any other high efficiency top loader.. Go with a front loader, they are less sensitive to loads that are off balance and have a better theory of design overall. January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LG Washer and Dryer My wife said it is great and she does not give compliments lightly. February 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great washer We have only used it for about a month now but so far we love it! It gets the clothes very clean and they seem softer than they did with our old washer. It's a bit louder than I thought it would be but that doesn't even bother me if it cleans clothes. I would definitely recommend this washer. Also the delivery was on time, friendly and very easy. January 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst purchase ever made Have owned this machine for 18 months. It has not worked right since day one. Have gone round and round with LG customer service and tech support. Their own contracted service repair man has told them that this machine does not work properly. Every cycle gets to the rinse and keeps repeating the rinse, over and over and over again. One day we just let it run and run for 7 hours before we shut it down. LG says that the telephone diagnostics show that everything is working great. Sorry 'bout that. We are at a point that we are going to put this machine on the curb for anyone to pick up that wants the aggravation. This product is poor and the LG customer service is the worst I have ever dealt with. January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Service from LG is horrible! Less than a year old and can not get LG to take care of the problem. Can't wash load without machine stopping at rinse cycle. Have to unplug every time and start over. The service company they are contracted with are horrible. Never show up when scheduled, never came back with the parts. Now 3 months have passed and LG says we are out of warranty and we need to go thru extended warranty with Home Depot. Why should Home Depot take the hit for the repairs? LG service is horrible. September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Like it a lots. Flexibility in functions. OI had a few problems at first, but it was simply my error. After I got accustomed to the washer, I love it. I bought asd replacement for an older washer I had given a relative who was just starting out. She wanted to trade, but that isn't going to happen. August 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love this washer This washer is great! Large enough to wash my king sized comforters with ease. The cold water wash setting works great! Clothes get soo clean & fresh with very little detergent, and are practically dry after the very quiet spin cycle completes. Totally worth the money. September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoying my LG I researched a lot of washers and this one had the features that I wanted. Not all machines have a 30 minute "soak" cycle but this one does. It is also very easy to program and use and you can make your own program and save 1 as well. I have been using it for just about a month and so far have really enjoyed it. The spin cycle even on "low" is impressive. I was worried that my wash would be very wrinkled but so far it is fine. I still have to wash nylon and lace curtains which will be the ultimate test on that one but have decided that I would probably use "no spin" and hang them on the line and see how that works first. The big tub is great, I wash the tablecloths from church functions and can do 7 or 8 at a time, no problem. Wash looks and smells clean using less detergent. March 12, 2015
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