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3.6 | 5 Reviews

Wave™ Series 4.5 cu.ft. Ultra-Large Capacity High Efficiency Top Load Washer with Sanitary Cycle

LG WT5101HV

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • ColdWash™ Option
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • SlamProof™ Lid

Quick Specs

  • Type: High Efficiency Top Load Washer
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45.375"
  • Depth: 28.375"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.2 cu. ft.

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The hottest thing in cold clean Now using the cold cycle on your washer doesn t mean compromising how clean your clothes are. ColdWash Option uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you the cleaning performance of warm water with the energy savings of cold water.

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 outstanding washing and rinsing performance, while staying gentle on clothes.

Smarter in many ways Saving water doesn't mean compromising cleaning power. At least not when you have the SmartRinse Jet Spray System . It provides better rinsing performance while making more efficient use of water at the same time.

No rude awakenings No need to announce to the whole house when one load has come out and another has gone in. The SlamProof Lid is safe, convenient and noise-reducing.

Super clean Some stains are so nasty it s hard to imagine how they ll ever come out. Our NSF-certified Sanitary Cycle heats water up to 158F to remove the toughest stains and bacteria.

Count on it When you buy a washer, you don't want to worry that it won't last. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty .

Easy as 1,2,3 No need to watch the clock while you wash. EasyDispense takes the guesswork out of doing laundry by allowing you to pour in your detergent, bleach and fabric softener all at once, while releasing them at just the right time.

More Free Time Towers of towels, piles of sweatshirts, and a mountain of jeans" Go for it. The Ultra Large 4.5 cu. Ft. washer lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That s time saved and sore backs avoided.

Features

  • ColdWash™ Option
  • WaveForce™ Technology
  • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
  • SlamProof™ Lid
SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
Type of Display LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8"
Capacity (cu.ft.) DOE 4.5
Designer Color Graphite Steel
Number of Programs 14
Number of Wash/Rinse Temps 5
Number of Options 12
Direct Drive Motor Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
TrueBalance™ Yes
Delay Wash Yes
Spin Speed (Max) 1100 RPM
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Width 27"
Height 45 3/8"
Depth 28 3/8"
Depth with Door Open 55 3/4"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product) 145.5 lbs
Weight (Shipping) 172 lbs
WASH PROGRAMS
Program Names Sanitary, Tub Clean, Bright Whites™, Bulky/Bedding, Heavy Duty, Casual, Cotton/Normal, Baby Wear, Towels, Sports Wear, PureColor™, Speed Wash, Wool, Delicates
Wash/Rinse Temps Extra Hot/Cold, Hot/Cold,Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold
Spin Speeds (RPM) Extra High (1100 max), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Auto-adjusts to load size
No. of Soil Level 3
Options Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash (up to 18 hours), Child Lock, Custom Program, Beeper, Water Plus
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ Technology Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
Internal Water Heater (1000W) Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
3 Tray Dispenser Main Wash (with liquid detergent cup), Bleach, Softener
MOTOR
Motor Type / Motor Speed Direct Drive / Variable
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Tub Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted Steel
Transparent Lid Glass Yes
Available Colors White
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements / Type 120V, 10 Amps / Electric

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: High Efficiency Top Load Washer

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 45.375"
  • Depth: 28.375"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 5.2 cu. ft.

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3.6 out of 5

60% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Great Washer

Trx450rpaul 1/17/2022

I bought this washer back in 2012. Its been great.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Rust and Recall

MZJ1 12/30/2021

UE code Rust ruined some towels. UE recall not handled well. LG should already know exactly what needs to be done to fix this recall. Then ship the required parts to repair tech and when parts are received have the technician schedule a repair time. Ours will take 3 or more service calls to complete this recall. Thats unacceptable. UE code stops the cycle and makes washing so time consuming that you might as well be banging the clothes on a rock or using a washing board. Come on LG Step up your internal expectations demands processes and procedures Your customers are the ones paying your salaries. They deserve better than this
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Lasted 10 years with proper care

Jess H 12/26/2021

Had this set for ten years. I serviced it a few times to fix a couple issues. Overall it was a pretty good unit. The things I liked the best about it was the delay start option no agitator in middle the large capacity stainless steel tub and the tub clean option. It was a very pretty set that operated well for many years. Some of the things that I didnt like about it were the long cycle times it didnt spin out clothes as well as the newer front loads which leads to longer dry times and musty smelling towels if you run too big of a load. There is something to say about taking all day to do laundry. You dont realize how inconvenient it is until you get a new model that lets you wash and dry in half the amount of time. Sometimes I also felt like there was not enough water or the clothes did not get worked down into the wash well. Even though it uses twice as much water than a front load some of the clothes set more on top and didnt seem to get as saturated. This I noticed if I did a larger load filling the drum over half way. You might have a large capacity but you cant utilize it unless you are running a bulky bedding setting. In that case the tub fills almost all the way. I had the motor and drive train replaced at close to the ten year mark. This was completely covered under LGs ten year drive train warranty. That alone is impressive and would steer me to buy LG again. The washer now has a recall out on it. Ive had multiple service technicians out to fix it with an update. Sadly there is nothing more they can do to fix the problem so I replaced the units. The problem was an error code that would say the load was out of balance during the rinse cycle. The washer would then fill and agitate to try to rebalance the load then drain and spin. That would not work so it would repeat those steps multiple times with the same results. Not something you want to happen when your not home to stop it from wasting so much water. The crazy thing is that sometimes the load was barely out of balance or not out of balance at all. The way to bypass this I found was stop the load and select spin only option manually. That would reset the computer and problem solved. I believe this set would continue to work for many more years after I replaced the motor if The update to fix the recall would have been successful. But as my technicians advised the updates given to them to fix the error code has not had any success. Ten years later and I can say overall this set did its job well for a top load. I was not displeased and it still looked brand new when I retired it. Lg was also great to work with. I replaced this set with an LG front load and have been super happy. I have them on pedestals and like not standing on my tippy toes to reach the bottom of the tub. Its so easy to load and unload. They also spin faster and the clothes always come out fresh and very clean in half the time with half of the water used. Turbo wash option for 30 minute washes is a huge laundry day game changer. Its like having a laundry mat at your house. My original set was good but these new front loads are great
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5 Stars

Amazing

AriLou 8/3/2021

I have had this washer for two weeks and I am so happy Not only is the inside big enough to do both my kids laundry at the same time I can wash my whole king size comforter
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3 Stars

Modern Look

Housepie 5/16/2021

I bought this washing machine a number of years ago. Without an agitator it doesnt seem to get the clothes as clean as other washing machines that Ive owned. Additionally the cycles are extremely long.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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