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2.6 | 15 Reviews

4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer Featuring Powerful StainCare Technology

LG WT4870CW

Features

  • 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Top Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45 3/8"
  • Depth: 28 1/3"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.

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More free time

Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans" Go for it. The ultra large capacity (4.5 cu.ft.) tub lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That's time saved and sore backs avoided.


Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty.


The hottest thing in cold clean

Using the cold cycle on your washer doesn't have to mean compromising. ColdWash technology uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.


Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG dryer, you don't have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.


Wash in peace

You shouldn't know your washer is on when you're in the next room. The LG TrueBalance anti-vibration system is designed to minimize washer noise and vibration for smooth, quiet performance in any room of the house - even on the 2nd floor.


A QUICKER CLEAN

It's not like you always have time on your hands to wait around for the wash. The SpeedWash Cycle can have clothes clean and fresh in just 35 minutes.


Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you're going to make an impact-on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

Features

  • 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • Direct Drive Motor 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • ColdWash Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis
SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.5
Limited Warranty 1 year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
CAPACITY
Capacity 4.5 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
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 Extra Hot, Hot, Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash Option Yes
SenseClean System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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 AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted
Body Matching Solid Lid Yes
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/9"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013192

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Top Loading
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45 3/8"
  • Depth: 28 1/3"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.

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2.6 out of 5

33% of reviewers recommend this product.

3 Stars

I miss the agitator in the middle

Tbone789 6/2/2022

This machine works fine. It does seem to get out of balance often though. Im not sure as to why.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

A once great washer has become an annoyance

Frustrated by washer 4/24/2022

We purchased the washer in 2013 and loved it until about a year ago when like so many others experienced constant error codes for out of balance - even if there were no clothes inside This required multiple interventions and we are tired of it. Diagnosis was to replace the main circuit board which is pricey and not warrantied and especially after reading reviews that it worked for someone but not all will need to get a new machine. Since there is any LG service bulletin on this common problem but sadly no recall LG a told me they would get back to me to see if a rebate or service discount was available but they have not responded in the time frame they gave me. According to Alexa top loading machines should last about 15 years so less than ten was not expected. Unless I hear back from LG very soon we will be purchasing a different brand even though our LG dryer is working fine.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

TTTata 3/15/2022

We bought washer a month ago like the way it washes clothes and how fast the time goes
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very reliable appliance

demachiofan01 3/11/2022

Purchased more than 5 years ago and still going strong today.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Washes well but it kept getting out of balance fre

Demir 1/13/2022

I bought this in Mid-2012 We have a summer home and we are away from our Houston home where this machine is located for 4 months each yera. Therefore it is used 8 Months a year. two years ago it started giving out of balance messages which we could not correct. This year it started running real slow. The technician said its clutch failed and we have to buy a new one. Our effective length of usage was 80 months=6.5 yeras. It is to short a time to become useless.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Rust bucket

Lord Tony 1/3/2022

This item has rusted around the area where the bleach is poured. I wrote LG to complain and they told me to be careful pouring the bleach. I stated that the rust is leaking into my clothes and I am careful using bleach. I then called and asked if there were anything they can do on the price of a new LG Washer the call disconnected. I called back and she told me she can get me over to Lowes to see what they can do. I do not recommend this product Other than that it is a good machine.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Unbalanced Load Error and Severe Rust Issues

Sparty95 12/28/2021

This washer is absolutely terrible. I recently had a reading for unbalanced load error so I called someone to come repair the issue as I have insurance on appliances and the gentleman said that the bottom of the washer is entirely rusted out and it was extremely surprising considering we bought it brand new and it has sat in our laundry room the entire time. Additionally the tray area is completely rusted as well. How on earth does a machine that is specifically made to cycle water get rusty it is beyond comprehension. Absolutely ridiculous beware of LG appliances.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love my washer

Trsalt 12/27/2021

We bought this washer 7 years ago. We recently had to have a computer board replaced. Besides that weve had no issues with it at all and love the way it cleans our clothes
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Horrible

Jj456 10/31/2021

This model is junk have had machine since 2014. Goes off balance all the time. Says true balance but it has no balance.. I will never buy LG again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

UNBALANCED LOAD ERROR AND RUST ISSUES

kflucca 10/25/2021

Ive had problems with the washer since the day we got it. CONSTANTLY goes UE or unbalanced. Sometimes one wash can take hours because you have to redistribute the load many many times. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING. Now the bleach dispenser and water spout has rusted terribly. My clothes are starting to get dingy from the rusted water. HELP I dont want to have to buy a new machine right now. Its a washing machine....it should be able to tolerate water
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Balance problems

Okieman 8/17/2021

For the past 3 years the washer has easily gotten out of balance during the high speed spin cycle. About a year ago a repairman diagnosed the problem as a bad motor stator and bad control board. The parts have never been replaced. Ive called the service man repeatedly and I dont know if he has ever ordered the parts though its still under warranty. I even sent an email to the president of LG. Some follow up but still no repair.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Convenient features

Lorri P 7/3/2021

Along with craft ice this refrigerator is easy to customize to my use. Shelves that retract for tall items easy turn off switch for ice maker when away double ice when needed the list is lengthy. The handles arrived dented and LG quickly sent a professional person to replace. Great customer service.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great Features

Starpower 6/1/2021

I purchased this washer years ago back on September 32013 and it was worth the investment. The machine has performed at a high level and I couldnt be more than happy to write this review. The extra features on this machine and the alarm sensor when the machine is out of balance. The friendly user manual that come along with it to help you problem solve without having to make a service call. And the added dial up technical support feature if you need additional assistance. Wow I live for the extra features like if you choose to select extra spin or rinse. LG has always be a great product in my opinion. I owe a LG tv as well. This top-load efficiency is great and the finish alarm system you can hear loud and clear even when I upstairs on the next floor level of my home. I will continue to purchase LG products in the future
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

It started to rust from the day I got it

lucia8 6/1/2021

I was not even a week out of warranty and they would not do anything for me. I never had a washing machine rust on me. I will never buy another LG product.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

LA girl 5/23/2021

Awful product. The water doesnt drain most of the time. The UE light comes on when you have 9 minutes left on the unit. When the UE light comes on the unit stops working or starts at 22 minutes again thus wasting time and energy. I had circuit boards replaced twice. I am in the process of replacing this unit and would never buy an LG product again.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product