LG - 4.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White

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LG High-Efficiency Washer: Toss clothes in the wash, select 1 of 8 cycles and 5 temperature settings via touch-screen controls and make fast work of laundry. Use the delicates cycle to wash sensitive items and the quick-wash cycle when you're short on time.

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$719.99
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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    40.16 inches
  • Product Width
    27 inches
  • Product Depth
    28.4 inches
  • Capacity
    4.5 cubic feet
  • High-Efficiency
    Yes
  • Washer Load Type
    Top load
  • Color Finish
    White
28.4"
LG - 4.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White - Front_Standard
27"
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Overview

What's Included


  • 4.5 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer
  • Requires fill hose (not included) for hook-up
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (954 out of 997)

Features


Select settings with a tap of your finger

LED touch-screen controls allow easy operation.

Accommodates family-size loads

4.5 cu. ft. capacity provides ample space to house sheets, comforters, jeans and other bulky items.

Choose from 8 automatic cycles

Offers a delicates cycle for sensitive fabrics, a heavy-duty cycle for heavily soiled clothes and a quick-wash cycle for when you're in a rush.

Wash fabrics at an appropriate temperature

5 temperature settings provide versatility.

Enjoy a conversation while doing laundry

Sound-reduction technology ensures quiet operation.

Stainless steel drum

Provides strength and durability.

Requires fill hose (not included) for standard hook-up upon delivery

Free delivery on appliance orders $399 and up

Installation is included with delivery when you also purchase the required parts. If required parts are not purchased, delivery will not include installation.


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    LG Washer malfunctioning after just 3 weeks

    Posted
    BeechwoodAgedBub
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this highly rated top load LG washer on Feb 22, 2016 to replace my Samsung washer which broke down due corroded Spider (literally crumbled into powder) in just 4 years. This LG washer comes loaded with features or atleast buzz words (SmartDrum, Motion, Anti-Vibration, TrueBalance, SmartDiagnosis, SmartPhone app to name a few). But I bought it mainly because it is a top-load and so I trust it does not have the spider corrosion/mold problem in all front load washers. I followed to instructions to level the washer side-to-side and front-to-back, but the instructions are useless because the washer does not have any flat level surface to place the washer on. Top surface is all curved and sloping. How do they expect anyone to level this thing?. But I got it leveled as best as I could. After putting clothes in, powering up the washer and selecting wash cycle, the washer does some moves called "load sensing" for several minutes which I have never seen a washer do before. Not sure what the point of this as it does not seem to make any difference. It is disconcerting because you don't know what you are supposed to do. Wait for 5 minutes in front of the washer each time you start a load? Today I put a thin twin comforter and about 10 pieces of small clothing (underwear, socks) and started the washer. I selected the "Bulky" cycle as this is what you are supposed to use when washing comforter. The initial estimated time was about 1 hr, 15 min. About 50 min into the cycle, the washer started displaying error code "UE" which means unbalanced load. I redistributed the clothes and started again. It ran for another 45 min or so and ended up with the "UE" again. So I removed the comforter still dripping wet. With the remaining few clothes I restarted the washer thinking it will finish the spin cycle. Now the washer drum started wobbling violently and banged against the inside of the cabinet. The whole washer started shaking on the outside as well. Immediately I turned of the washer and called LG service. They asked me to level the washer. The washer is impossible to level (apart from the aforementioned lack of flat surface to place the spirit level). If I center the tub, then the spirit level is off center. If i level using the spirit level, the tub moves off center. LG Service than assked me just center the tub, and not worry about the spirit level. Then they asked me to select the "Spin Only" cycle which is meant to spin the drum without adding water. The estimated time was 17 min, but about 10 minutes into the cycle it started adding water, and raised the estimate to 20 min. Then this happened again at the 10 min mark. At this point the washer is filled with water and a few soaked clothes. In the Spin Only cycle, it shakes violently during spinning and when not spinning, it keeps adding water when it most definitely should not!! Even LG customer service was perplexed by this behaviour. Now they have asked me not use the washer until they can send a technician in 5 days. Not very convenient as we have lot of clothes to wash every day. I read through the manual and found a number of "nifty features" that don't work. For example the manual says it has a safety feature that will drain the tub of any water if the washer was halted/paused for more than 4 min. Not happening on my washer. Because of this clever auto-drain feature, there is no manual drain pipe on the washer which was common on older washers. I had to get a bucket and mug to get all the water out. Very disappointed with this washer malfunctioning after just 3 weeks. It seems that all the appliance companies are more interested in adding buzz-words and complicated technology to impress people but don't pay attention to ensuring that washer functions reliably. All these smart features like TrueBalance, SmartDrum are useless if your washer starts vibrating violently with a light load and just quits leaving you with a tub half-filled with soap water and no drain pipe to empty it. I never thought you would need to baby-sit a washer but I think that is what this washer needs. You have to stay close at hand to constantly rearrange load or attend to error codes. Finally a word to rating agencies who generously dole out 5 stars after using a washer a couple of times. There is no study or ratings on how the washer is expected to work after say 4-5 years. It is not ok if a highly rated washer is prone to malfunction/disintegration after warranty is over. Fortunately (!) for me this washer has started malfunctioning well before warranty expired so I have some recourse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Company Integrity

    Posted
    DeeplyConcerned

    I bought a washing machine (Model WT1101CW) in July of 2014. I bought the product new and it was used by one person during the length of that time. It recently gave me an “LE” error. I had the product looked at by a technician and he diagnosed the problem as being an electronic control board or wiring harness. Fixing these problems would have costed me $350, very closely resembling the cost of a brand-new washing machine. I called LG customer service to inquire about why the machine, only being 3-years old, would require such extensive repairs. I wondered if LG only expects their products to last 3 years for a single user, to which they did not have a good answer. I spoke with an agent who ensured me they would take care of the problem. The agent initiated and an extended warranty on my product stating, “It will be no cost to you for the warranty and it will cover all the necessary repairs to your machine.” He instructed me to wait to hear from a representative to complete the process. I never received a phone call but did, however receive an email stating, “We apologized that you are having problem with you washer. After reviewing the case the washer is too far out of warranty for assistance.” Not only was this a surprise to me but also the grammar was that of a grade school student. Simply not professional or adequate for such a large company. I called to follow up about this email thinking it was an auto-reply and that we could work together to resolve my issue. I spoke with Erica (ID: 10255) from the Extended Service Team and she instructed me that they would not be able to fix the product. She could not have been less empathetic to my plight. She was a cold stone wall that did not care about the customer at all. I have nothing good to say about their customer service. So, after a week of hassling with their customer service department, I have nothing to show for it but an appliance which lasted a single user only 3 years. I was told by an employee at LG that the problem would be fixed and they did not keep to their word. Do not trust anything they tell you. They have no problem breaking promises to their customers. The bottom line is the only thing that matters to them. I had planned on replacing all my kitchen appliances with LG products valued at over $3500. I know many individuals in General Contracting and will be advising them of my experience with LG and their customer service. LG has lost life time of revenue from this customer and everyone I know; albeit over a service call which would have costed them less than $350. Please let this serve as your warning for doing business with LG; a company which lacks empathy for their customers and has wrongly misplaced their core values in their bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth working 60 hours a week to afford!!!

    Posted
    Nell
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been postponing purchasing a new washer/dryer for years because I am so dirt poor. I finally had to give in a few weeks ago after my beloved 2001 Kenmore Elite washing machine cleaned its final load and died. This washing machine has been life changing. I am an extremely busy lady working two jobs as an RN, going to school full time, and raising two children alone. There is not a dime to spare for luxurious expensive appliances, but I would buy this again in a heart beat. My clothes come out so much cleaner than I ever knew possible and the spin cycle takes nearly every ounce of water out so dry time is so short!!! I have very little extra time in the day to worry about laundry, and now that burden is lifted. I assure you LG is not reimbursing me for this endorsement (although they can if they so desire), but I would gladly do a commercial because I believe in this so much. Sometimes you don't realize the weight of a problem until that problem is solved. With two teenagers in the house we go through an embarrassing amount of dirty clothes but now I can finish the wash in one evening. This machine is quiet, efficient, and user friendly. I am so glad I took the time to read reviews before making a purchase. There is a reason this washer has received so many stars. I am near tears realizing how life changing this product is. Once I save up enough money you can bet I'll be back to buy the matching dryer but genuinely it isn't even a huge concern because the washer has made such an impact. For every butt I've had to wipe, every IV Iv'e had to start, every irritable doctor I've had to calm, I am thankful because I could afford to buy this washing machine. Laundry=solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meet expectation so far, will update as time goes

    Posted
    Bangster

    We pick this model after quite a research to replace our 10 years old Calypso which has been acting up lately. As for any appliance, I would budget about $10/mo cost before looking for the replacement. The Kenmore Elite Calypso meets that objective, both washer and dryer are still OK, however it is cost effective to replace them before the breakdown, especially when the new ones are on sale and have better technology. We selected this LG model WT1501CW, 4.5 cub.ft this time. It is the WT1101CW on steroid, which has great review from customer and CR. We add in $90 for extended warranty (reason later on). Best buy did good job deliver on schedule and installation at no charge. Very happy with that service. Peace of mind with all the accessories are brand new with the units. The washer and dryer function as we expected, the key item is unit leveling on solid floor. That leads to good balance during spinning which reduce noise. This unit run so quietly that we wouldnot notice, the dryer is still noisy noticeably, naturally. Clothes are cleaned and reasonably dry at finishing. One concern is the control pannel, fact that LG makes it easy to replace it, raise the flag on me. So I bought the extended warranty just for those two insert at the front pannel. I don't know how fast those control buttons would worn out. If you are less than 5'6 like us, you would struggle a bit to get a baby sock at the bottom of the drum while avoid activate the buttons with your tummy. I will watch for mechanical fatigue of this washer because it has lot of reverse motion (induce cyclic fatigue) and wear and tear. Again, good balance would mitigate the mechanical fatigue quite a bit. Hopefully this one would last more than 15 years, but I doubt it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful So Far

    Posted
    JWMac
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My first HE washer, so this is my only experience with HE washers. Actually, I am very impressed with this appliance. My last washer was around 15 years old - the traditional agitator type and all I have known. This new HE washer is so far advanced in function and performance. I water saving is incredible. I bought the washer from BB in January and have done around 20 loads so far, from small to three quarters capacity (the tub is huge!) and have done everything from towels to business casual to denims and sheets and whites and socks and underwear. The garments come out very clean. The little water the machine uses to accomplish this is a little concerning at first compared to the gallons agitator models used. However, my clothes are cleaner. The small amount of detergent is uses is impressive. Out of 20 loads, I have had one error code - actually more of a information code that the machine was re-balancing the load - and it did! I have gotten better at distributing the clothes more evenly now and have not had this issue is the last 18 loads. I would like to comment the same as others have - this machine needs to be balanced on installation - my installation was not performed correctly in this regard and that could have contributed to the cause of the one error code I had. But this review is about the appliance, not the installation side. I bought this washer on sale along with the companion dryer at a wonderful price, so decided to get the BB in-home extended warranty as I have no idea what the longevity expectations on this new appliance might be. Just a personal decision, I know. So, I am not a washer/laundry expert, but I am very impressed with the appliance. The water savings is just wonderful - many selections for different washing scenarios, a custom programmable function you can tailor to your preferences, huge capacity with the ability to do very small loads on speed wash (grandkids sleep-overs, etc.). And, clothes are clean!! (Yes, it is very quiet compared to agitator models).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst washing machine EVER!

    Posted
    Pablo

    This is my first time writing a review on a product. Back in September my dryer died while my washing machine was still working great, but since I was gonna be buying a new dryer I decided that I will be buying the washer machine as well. Let me tell you something WORST DECISION EVER! I bought this washer with very high expectations since it was high tech and brand new. It was high efficiency and just beautiful looking...so what's not to love..right??? Well... this has to be the WORST WASHING MACHINE EVER...my clothes come out just as dirty as the go in...at first I thought..well maybe I'm not using all the features right..or maybe I'm putting too much clothes..or I'm not using the extra water feature, or the extra rinse option, or the heavy soil option..I mean you mane it...I have tried everything and every cycle in this machine and my clothes still come out dirty...even smelling like food..and I'm the kind of person that will go the extra mile to put fabric softener, good expensive detergent and dryer sheets, and since this machine doesn't allow you to soak your clothes (something I wished I would've known) I have to soak my clothes in my bathroom first and wash them and then I can put them in the washer to get an ok wash. I made the worst mistake of buying this washer and I even got the extra warranty, such a waste of my hard earned money. Oh and before I forget, if you are on the short side (I'm 5'4") also reconsider buying this machine. I have such a hard time getting the clothes out because I can't reach the bottom. If I can I will try to download some photos of how dirty my clothes come out after being washed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for first time HE washer buyers

    Posted
    p113
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Do reach into the tub before purchase as I have to reach in from the side to get the clothing at the bottom of the tub. Tub will rotate so you can bring the clothes to you but if your reach is short you will have issues. I have enjoyed using this washer. I love the automatic load sensing so there is no need to guess at load size. I love the dispenser for the fabric softener. It has an exceptional load capacity which allowed me to wash my queen sized comforter. We've done about 45 to 50 varying sized loads and the only time I have an issue is when I forget to select fabric softener when choosing washing options. If you haven't used an HE washer yet, you will erroneously use too much soap. LESS IS MORE. Love using less soap. It will suds so no worries. We have only had one load balancing issue which the machine told us about and it was just a matter of moving the clothes around. We have only needed to do one machine cleansing cycle (we used the bleach option instead of purchasing a specialized cleaner). We only did the cleansing as it was recommended after 30 washes. No smells before or after cleansing. We leave lid open to help with this issue. Not everyone may be able to do that. I have enjoyed doing laundry with this machine. It does not feel like a chore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BIG washer, quiet, stable, FILLS FULL

    Posted
    SUTHNR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this one when our 15 year old one blew its belt. Did a bunch of searching and shopping, both online and in stores to see what we liked. While we were obviously used to the old style washers with the tall agitator in the middle and one that fills all the way up, we were warned by parents to watch out on the new style washers with no center agitator and they only fill half way up... This one does indeed not have a center agitator, but it still manages to get clothes moved around and cleaned. It DOES have a deep water wash option that seems to do part of the cycle on the "low water" wash and then fills up more for a full depth water wash. We're on well/septic so don't have water bills to worry about... As for other reviews of it being deep and hard to reach in the bottom. Yep, it's true. It's deep. It's nice that it'll fit big things like comforters and such as well. Solution for the 5'0 wife? We simply have a small stool by the washer. We have had it about a month now and don't have any complaints about it. Easy to install. Nice with the clear top so you can check out what it's doing without interrupting it. Which might be also it's only drawback... It's not a FLAT top, so while the old washer doubled as folding table and occasional "work bench" for minor things since it's beside the utility sink, the curved and glass top kinda did away with that "work bench" aspect of it.... Controls in the front are obviously easy to reach. But that also means there's nothing in the back to catch something before it wanders over the back edge and down behind it... Have to be aware when folding/stacking clothes on top. Need to add something? Easy, just pause the wash cycle, it unlocks, do what you need, close lid, and continue the cycle. All in all, happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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