WT4870CW 27" 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity Top Load Washer With Direct Drive Motor, ColdWash Technology, SmartDiagnosis, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, SpeedWash Cycle & In White

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LG WT4870CW 27" 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity Top Load Washer With Direct Drive Motor, ColdWash Technology, SmartDiagnosis, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, SpeedWash Cycle & In White
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Quick Specs:
Brand: LG
UPC: 048231013192
Stock Id: SID289842
Color: White
Type: Top Load
Stackable: No
Width: 27"
Height: 45.375"
Depth: 28.33"
Energy Star: Yes
Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.
Control Type: Touchpad
Volts: 120 Volts
Steam Cycle: No
Technical Details
Amps: 10A
ADA Compliant: No
Temperature Settings: 5
Reversible Door: No
Location of Controls: Rear
Leveling Legs: Yes
Wash Cycles: 8
Bleach Dispenser: Yes
Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Fabric Softener Dispenser: Yes
Maximum Spin Speed (RPM): 1100
Self Cleaning Lint Filter: No
Soak Setting: Yes
Usage: Residential

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.


  • 4.5 cu. ft. Washer - Lets you do more laundry in fewer loads. That's time saved and sore backs avoided.
  • Direct Drive Motor - Uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
  • ColdWash Technology - Uses cold water and enhanced washing motions to penetrate deep into fabrics, giving you cold water savings with warm water performance.
  • SmartDiagnosis - Helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly service calls.
  • TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System -Reduces washer noise and vibration.
  • SpeedWash Cycle - Has clothes clean and fresh in just 15 minutes.
  • SlamProof Lid - Safe, convenient and noise-reducing lid.
  • Smart Rinse Jet Spray System - Tub quickly spins as a powerful water jet sprays into it, forcing the water to penetrate through the clothes for effective rinsing.
  • EasyDispense - Takes the guesswork out of doing laundry by allowing you to pour in your detergent, bleach and fabric softener all at once.
  • TubClean Cycle - Uses water jets to clean the wash tub, and high spin speeds to remove excess moisture, helping to keep your high-performing washer in tip-top condition.


Capacity: 4.5 cu. ft.
Wash Programs
No. of Programs: 8
Cotton/Normal: Yes
Bulky/Bedding: Yes
Perm. Press/Casual: Yes
Speed Wash: Yes
Heavy Duty: Yes
BrightWhites: Yes
Delicates Tub Clean: Yes
No. of Options: 12
Rinse and Spin: Yes
Spin Only: Yes
StainCare: Yes
Soak: Yes
ColdWash: Yes
Extra Rinse: Yes
Fabric Softener: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
Child Lock: Yes
Custom Program: Yes
Signal On/Off: Yes
Water Plus: Yes
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps: Extra Hot; Hot; 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 the load
No. of Soil Levels: 3
Convenience Features
2+1 Dispenser: Main Wash, Fabric Softener
TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System: Yes
LoDecibel Quiet Operation: Yes
End of Cycle Signal: Yes
Load Sense: Yes
Auto Suds Removal: Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
SmartDiagnosis: Yes
Status Indicator(s): Yes
Child Lock: Yes
Leveling Legs: 4; Adjustable Legs
Motor and Agitator
Motor Type: Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed: Variable
Max RPM: 1100
Axis: Vertical
Design Look: Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display: Yes
Dial-A-Cycle: Yes
Materials and Finishes
NeveRust Stainless Steel Drum: Yes
Cabinet: PCM
Control Panel: Plastic
Top Plate: Painted
Body Matching Solid Lid: Yes
Available Colors: White
Ratings: CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements: 120V, 10 Amps
Type: Electric
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor Lifetime on Drum
Dimensions and Weights
Product Width: 27"
Product Depth: 28 3/9"
Product Height: 45 3/8"
Weight: 171.6

LG WT4870CW Reviews & Ratings

WT4870CW 27" 4.5 cu. ft. Capacity Top Load Washer With Direct Drive Motor, ColdWash Technology, SmartDiagnosis, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration System, SpeedWash Cycle & In White is rated 4.5879 out of 5 by 626.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice washer! Great large capacity washer. I would recommend this washer to anyone who wants a high quality washer which you can be happy about. Thanks for the fast shipping and excellent service.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE my new washer! My new washer is so quiet and efficient and my favorite part about it is the size. I can do so much laundry at once and everything come out great. I love it. It does take a little longer than my last one, but that's ok. The only thing I miss about my old washer is that I used to be able to start a load, stop it midway if need be, and restart again much later. I realize there are reasons for it, but I can't do that with this one otherwise the water is drained and I have to start all over again. This is so easy to use, there are just enough options, not overwhelming and we got it for a great price compared to similar washers. Great warranty too.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing not up to par with LG reputation. I purchased this machine just over a year ago and for about nine months it was FABULOUS!!! Then something went wrong. I cannot complete a load without continuing to stop and redistribute the clothes over and over and over because the UE warning signal continues to illuminate. Sometimes I've spent 30 minutes a load just trying to complete a cycle. There have even been times I've just drained the tub and waited until later to deal with the washing issues. I've even tried it with just water and nothing inside the tub and still get the warning. I've had no problems with the companion dryer but wish I had not purchased this expensive washing machine.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washing machine. I have always had other types of washing machines that just did not do the job. I was amazed when I had washed by babies blankets that I had saved for twenty-one years hoping that I could some how find a way to get rid of some stains so my grandchildren could use them. The day I bought this machine I pulled out the blankets again and washed them and viola the stains were gone. I was amazed I had tried some many stain removers and washers and dry cleaners I thought they would never come out after all these years, but they did and it truly made my day. My water bill has also gone done about 12.00 dollars a month since I have had it. Glad I bought it.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unable to customize, long wash cycles. I have owned this washer (and the matching dryer which works great) for over 3 months. For washing large loads of lightly soiled clothes it works great. However, I wash cloth diapers and there is no option for a prolonged soak (cannot soak for >30 minutes) and the stain care cycle (which was recommended by the repairman for its agitation) doesn't allow for a hot wash. Many of the cycles are preset and cannot be changed or will only allow some changes. For a moderately priced washer I expected more options to customize my wash. In the end, most of my heavily soiled items get clean, but it takes a really long time (>3 hours for diapers) to get clean.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer The tub is immense, and I have been able to wash many blankets and comforters that previously either had to be washed at the laundromat or go unwashed. This is wonderful. Everything comes out nicely clean and soft. Because it is high-efficiency there is a tendency for surface items (grass clippings, hair, excess lint, etc.) to remain on the clothes rather than floating off in the wash water - but that comes with the territory and you just have to shake out the clothes prior to washing. The only improvement I would suggest is that I wish it had come in an off-white color to go with the nearby stove (yes the washer is in the kitchen).
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase for a quality product Purchased washer July 4th. Delivery was completed in two weeks. We have been using our new washer since then and love it. Very quiet and does a pretty good job leaving the clothes almost dry. Warning to all new purchasers. Make sure you read the manual and follow the instructions. Also, it is important to not think of the old way of washing your clothes if your old machine had an agitator. This does not so you need to place the clothes in the machine as shown by the manual. Test it out first with a few pieces of clothes. Remember, this is a HE machine so it is important to follow the instructions. We love it and are very happy with its performance so far.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG Top Load High Efficiency Washer We just purchased our top load washer on 4/5/14. So far we love it! It's easy to use, very quiet and love the high spin factor to get our heavy bath towels ready to be dried in less time than before. We highly recommend this washer, especially if you have a large family. It's just my husband and I, so we don't have a ton of laundry, but still love it. You can override the automatic settings, which I like. One piece of advice before using your new washer. If you've always had an agitator, READ the owners manual first. Quite a few tips on how to load the washer to keep it from getting out of balance. We've never had that problem.
Date published: 2014-05-09
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