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2.4 | 10 Reviews

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

LG WT4970CW

Features

  • 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

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Top Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45.38"
  • Depth: 28.38"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.7 cu. ft.

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KEY FEATURES


Take Our Washers for a Spin

The future of clean is here right now. Discover LG's time-saving, energy-efficient, room-for-everything laundry appliances.

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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.



All the right moves

Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.



Catch the wave

If you thought water had done all it could to clean your clothes, you haven't experienced WaveForce technology. Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience.



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.



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 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
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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 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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ 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 Cover Painted
Silver Rimmed 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 3/8" (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
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 014878

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

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

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45.38"
  • Depth: 28.38"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.7 cu. ft.

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2.4 out of 5

30% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Reliability and Efficiency

Delicata 3/27/2022

I bought this machine 7 years ago and its never let me down: does a great job of washing and has so many options for use.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

A disappointment - poor quality

Dissatisfied for sure 2/20/2022

the washer was saying UE but wasnt unbalanced - left he room and came back to find the washer tipped about 3 inches down to the right. Pulled it out and the side and back were rusted through from the inside. It never leaked on the floor or had any odd sounds - the metal just rusted out. Ill never get anything from LG again.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Dont Buy Run

Frustrated 2022 2/17/2022

LG is not the brand it used to be . Poor quality and horrible customer service. Worst LG washer Ive ever had. WT4970CW. Dont waste your money
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

True balance does not work

Weich 2/14/2022

Weve had our machine for over 7+ years and the True Balance hasnt worked after year 2. We continue to have UE error codes meaning the machine is filling up with water to try to balance. Have hade multiple calls with LG have had numerous techs out. Have replaced clutches and wash plate assemblies. Nothing fixes the problem but they do all cost money. We see that other people have the same issues however LG does nothing for their consumers.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Great while it lasted

DTkachetes 2/14/2022

Weve had this machine for 6 years and we had to replace a part on it within the 4th year because the water would not stop filling the washing machine. Our laundry got flooded. Now the drain pump is broken. The washing machine is off but the drain pump keeps working. I dont want to spend more money fixing this machine. It should at least give us 10 years but it was done at 6 years.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Do not purchase - rust problems

MikeON1 1/6/2022

This washing machine rusted in year 2 and started to leak at year 5.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Worked Great Until It Rusted

UtWanderer 7/22/2021

Purchased this unit and matching dryer when I purchased my house a couple years ago. Noticed the area around the bleach cup starting to orange then show some rust after less than 3 years but stopped using bleach and kept wiping around it hoping to limit damage. Rust kept spreading and has started to get into my laundry when using this machine. Pulled the bleach cap and major rust now. Disassembled the top from the washer and rust all along the underside of the metal top. Ordered a replacement top myself as LG said the damage was only cosmetic when I brought it up a couple years ago. Now I find out the bleach cup assembly has been discontinued by LG and unavailable anywhere was this because of the class-action lawsuit about this very issue?. I have a large 6-year old dead weight in my laundry room.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Tina 06 7/14/2021

Im happy with my purchase I have used LG before and is very pleased
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Was good for just over 5 years

Rob marinette 7/5/2021

The wash machine held up for just over 5 years then the transmission started to go was around 300 to fix it we were going to fix it but they would of had to break another piece to fix it and would of cost another 150 to fix it wasnt worth it but before that went we liked it Nothing is made to last now a days
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great washer

Ron 2015 7/5/2021

We got this washer to replace an older machine. Very big tub Quiet hardly hear it running. Had for about a month and am very pleased.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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