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LG Electronics WT4870CW

4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Top Load Washer Featuring Powerful StainCare™ Technology
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what is the MEF & WF for this model?

I need to know the Modified Energy Factor (MEF) and the Water Factor (WF) for the WT4870CW washer in order to get a utility company rebate. How do I determine those? they were not in the instruction manual.
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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karenh
Maryland, USA
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LG WT4870CW:

2.58 MEF
3.76 WF
3 CEE Tier

We appreciate your feedback, please give us a “thumbs up” if this answer is helpful to you; and please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

Have a lovely week!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Nadine
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Agitator

Please explain how having no agitator to move clothes is more efficient than the older models with an agitator. How does yours work?
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asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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TriciaS
Florida, USA
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answer 1
Much more efficient.
The drum itself rotates 1 direction and the drum base goes the opposite direction.....you can hear it's action while washing...that sloshing is this dual action making this machine very effective at cleaning.
answered 10 months ago
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togg
Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
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answer 2
I think the tub swishes a bit - whatever it is, it is great, very efficient, good job, nothing tears or tangles
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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LeslieP184
Milpitas, CA, USA
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answer 3
your able to hold more laundry
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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foxyb38
Orlando, FL, USA
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answer 4
I do not know but I like that my clothes do not get twisted around the agitator bar.It always seemed to destroy my clothes.No agitator bar is much better for my clothes.Also you can put more clothes in the tub with no bar.Much better product.
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Daisey
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answer 5
The new motion system doesn't need an agitator anymore.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Nadine
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Once a load has started can you open the lid and add a garment to the load? I am always finding extra things to add and this is an important feature

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asked 4 months, 1 week ago
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KG53
Houston, TX, USA
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Yes you can. I've done it more than a few times.
Gender: female
answered 3 months ago
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Sue62
minneapolis,mn
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answer 2
Yes...you just press the pause button, wait for the lid to unlock and then add the garment.
Gender: female
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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LeighNC
Concord, NC, USA
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answer 3
You can, just hit the pause button and wait about 2 seconds and you can hear the lock release and hit the add garments button and it should recalculate once you hit start.
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answered 4 months ago
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missyshell
Worthington, OH, USA
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answer 4
Yes. Just hit pause button and machine pauses and lid unlocks.
answered 4 months ago
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Pattyb
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answer 5
Oh yes and it only takes seconds for the latch to unlock not several minutes like my old washer.
Gender: female
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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skylark904
Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Model: WT4870CW Water usage

Model: WT4870CW
how much water is used in this model per load?
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asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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AggieMomJen
MagnoliaTX
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answer 1
It weighs load first, then adds necessary water
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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LeslieP184
Milpitas, CA, USA
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answer 2
We were told no more than 14 gallons.
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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omaljp6
New Jersey, USA
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answer 3
not much water
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answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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foxyb38
Orlando, FL, USA
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answer 4
This machine uses 3.76 gallons of water for each cubic foot of laundry.
Thank you, have a lovely weekend!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Nadine
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Which LG Washer is best for small (delicate) to large loads (queen comforters), queen waterproof mattress pads, rain jackets and shower curtains, etc?

Need to find a top load washer that can handle small (delicate) loads and medium to large loads of heavy towels, jeans, queen comforters with waterproof mattress pads, rain jackets and shower curtains, etc. Want enough HOT water to get the clothes and bedding clean. And, need a washing machine that does not need to be baby sat due to balancing issue or needs 2 hours to clean clothes. Does LG offer a model that can satisfy these requests without breaking the bank? Was looking at the LG WT4870CW but many people say they cannot wash waterproof bedding and have balancing issues that shut machine down.
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asked 2 months, 1 week ago
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CharmB
Jacksonville, FL, USA
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answer 1
Had no problems with LG washer. Even washed my "dry clean" comforter and came out perfect. The LG washer without the agitator works great with large items as well as a small delicate load
Gender: female
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
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CBJT
Fresno, CA, USA
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answer 2
WORKS GREAT FOR US IN ALL THE AREAS LISTED HOWEVER I CAN'T ANSWER AS WE DO NOT HAVE ANY.

pocolbert (nickname)
Gender: female
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
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pocolbert
Austin, TX, USA
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answer 3
The WT4870CW washer does all that. It adjusts for load size, and has settings for just about anything I can think of. It holds my thick king size mattress pad easily, but also does small loads well. It has gotten out of balance once since I got it. Then it because I had one heavy thing that got bunched up. I straightened the load and it worked fine through the rest of the wash. I love mine.
Gender: female
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
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sidneyanne
Texas, USA
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answer 4
If I were you I would lean more towards the LG large capacity front loader. We are seriously considering donating our WT4870CW to charity after 3 months of use because of the load imbalancing issue which happens way too frequently to be true, in favor of the WM3470HVA which is a smaller version of the one I think you might do well with.
Also when I washed a comforter in the WT4870CW there was detergent residue left behind & we had to run the cycle again to clean it.
Gender: female
answered 3 weeks ago
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Elkay
Tampa, FL, USA
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I just purchased 1 WT4870CW washer. For smaller loads am I wasting a lot of water?

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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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BobP
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No. It weighs load first, then adds enough water
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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LeslieP184
Milpitas, CA, USA
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answer 2
I don't believe so. That is why there is a sensing function on this machine. It senses how large or small a load is in the machine before it dispenses any water.
Gender: female
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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omaljp6
New Jersey, USA
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answer 3
No, this unit does not use an excessive amount of water. This machine is designed to sense the weight of the clothing load and to automatically adjust the water level accordingly.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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NeilE
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Extra Water

How do you run Extra Water without running Extra Rinse?
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asked 1 year ago
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make sure you have the signal button "on" (bottom right) so you can hear the beeps when you "hold down" the extra rinse button. That will give you extra water not the extra rinse.
Gender: female
answered 10 months ago
User Name:
Mabel
Kent, WA, USA
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answer 2
By holding down, the Extra rinse button for three seconds.
Gender: female
answered 1 year ago
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Tinker
Houston, TX, USA
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answer 3
The Water Plus option does not require the Extra Rinse option. It will, however, add water to both the wash and rinse cycles. Information about this feature states to select this option to add extra water to the wash and rinse cycles for superior results, especially with large or bulky items. The Water Plus option is activated by pressing and holding the EXTRA RINSE button for 3 seconds.
answered 1 year ago
User Name:
NeilE
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Can you use other detergent besides HE brands?

I just bought a washer and someone just told me that I have to use HE brand detergent but I have so much of the regular detergent. I want to be able to use it all up. How much regular detergent do I put in.
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asked 10 months ago
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maka
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No you can only use HE. Regular detergent has too much suds and can gum up the mechanisms and then your warranty is voided.
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answered 7 months ago
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mom4440
Youngstown, NY, USA
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answer 2
It is recommended you use HE brands. I bought a new jug of the regular before getting my new machine and never opened it. I'm just going to give it to my Mom or sister.
Gender: female
answered 8 months ago
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AustinBev
Austin, Texas
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answer 3
I wouldn't use the old stuff. Spins so much faster your could have suds overflow out of the machine, and/or not rinse as well. Sell yours at half price to family/friend, or donate to charity.
Gender: male
answered 9 months ago
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BOATER1164
Parma, OH, USA
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Can you wash a King size comforter in this washer?

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asked 9 months ago
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valpal
California, USA
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yes, I have.
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answered 7 months ago
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mom4440
Youngstown, NY, USA
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answer 2
YES!!! I have an extra thick king size comforter that is very dense and it washed without problems!
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answered 9 months ago
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mindik
Choctaw, OK, USA
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answer 3
Yes
answered 9 months ago
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Mkander
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Is HE Fabric Softener required?

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asked 9 months ago
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I was told to use everything that is HE. I use oxyclean and it states good for all HE washers.
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answered 7 months ago
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mom4440
Youngstown, NY, USA
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answer 2
No special fabric softener is needed.
Gender: female
answered 8 months ago
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MLB53
Farmington, MI, USA
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answer 3
not required but it certainly helps eliminate wrinkles.
Gender: male
answered 9 months ago
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George12
Orlando, FL, USA
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How small is too small of a load?

I see the manual says the machine may display a UE error if a load is too small? How small is too small of a load? I often have a cold water load that is only half a dozen shirts and a pair or two of pants, would this fall into the too small category?
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The load is about 5-7 shirts and pants mix. not much. I am going to take the Expert's advise and have them diagnose this machine. Thanks for responding.
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answered 8 months ago
User Name:
mudleyblind
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answer 2
No, I have washed 3 pieces of clothing with no problem.
Gender: female
answered 9 months ago
User Name:
Robin32
Bee Spring, KY 42207, USA
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answer 3
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. A load that is too small will be one that allows the load to all cluster to one side of the tub during a spin cycle. This is based on the weight of the fabrics, as well as the number of garments. As such, there is no set number of articles to which we might refer.
answered 9 months ago
User Name:
NeilE
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What type and brand of detergent is recommended?

WT4870CW Washer
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asked 9 months ago
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Any HE product can be used.
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answered 7 months ago
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mom4440
Youngstown, NY, USA
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answer 2
I use the Tide HE pods. No need to measure anything. Just drop it in with the clothes before you start the washer.
answered 8 months ago
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AustinBev
Austin, Texas
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answer 3
Anything that is HE certified. Also if you are considering buying the matching dryer you will need fabric softner for the washing machine because dryer sheets/anti static bars are not permitted in the dryer.
Gender: female
answered 9 months ago
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mindik
Choctaw, OK, USA
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Can I wash rugs with a rubber backing?

Can I wash rugs with a rubber backing (e.g., bathroom rug)?
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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NewToMachine
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OK, NeilE, since you're the expert I'd like to follow up. Just how is someone supposed to wash rubber backed bath rugs if the washing machine can't do it? Bathroom rugs get dirty and we've always washed them in the washer (not using the dryer). If HE washers can't do these type rugs, then LG should provide some alternative guidance otherwise sales - including mine - will be lost due to this deficiency. So, what say you?
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Gekabee
Maryland, USA
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answer 2
No
Gender: female
answered 10 months ago
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snakpak
Palm Bay, FL, USA
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answer 3
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is not recommended to wash items with a rubber backing or other water resistant materials.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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NeilE
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With a UE error message, after manually redistributing the load, what is the next step to get the machine to resume operation?

The owner's manual does not state which button or buttons to push to get things going again.
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Close the lid and push Start/Pause button.
answered 10 months ago
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togg
Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
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answer 2
I have found that you need to push the pause/start button twice to resume operation.
answered 1 year ago
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New Jersey, USA
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answer 3
Once the load has been redistributed, simply press the START button to resume the cycle.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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NeilE
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Is there any way to wash water resistant/proof fabrics?

I just purchased this washer and am pretty upset when I found out I can't wash any of our outdoor clothes in the machine.
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Pennsylvania
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you can wash them you just can't spin them out in the washer.
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answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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skylark904
Jacksonville, FL, USA
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I have actually washed coats and bathroom rugs in it and didn't seem to have any problems. I have heard you aren't supposed to due to it possibly damaging the lid, but I am not sure how that would even be possible unless you have a huge load.
Gender: female
answered 5 months ago
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lilkeea
Sioux Falls, SD
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answer 3
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washing machine. According to the owner’s manual, do not wash or spin any item labeled or known to be waterproof or water-resistant, even if the product care label on the item permits machine washing. Failure to adhere to this information could result in severe damage to your laundry, your washer and/or property as a result of abnormal vibration of the washer.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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NeilE
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does model WT4870CW have an automatic bleach dispenser?

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asked 5 months ago
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yes
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answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Yes
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Missouri, USA
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yes it does
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Sioux Falls, SD
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Does the 4870 have a delicate cycle

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yes
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Yes it does have a Delicates Cycle :)
Thank you, have a great day!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Nadine
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How long is the average cycle of the LG washerWT4870CW

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I've noticed about 55 minutes.
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answered 7 months ago
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mom4440
Youngstown, NY, USA
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an hour, 0r 1-1/2 hour, is using presoak
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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LeslieP184
Milpitas, CA, USA
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Is it normal to have a liitle water in the bleach and fabric softer dispenser after the wash?

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Yes.
answered 10 months ago
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yes
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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open lid to add water?

I see the 4870 does not have a glass lid, but does have the option to add water. But I thought the lid locked during the cycle. How difficult is it to open during the cycle to check on water level to add water?
(I am trying to decide between the 5070 with the glass lid (but am wary of the WaveForce and recalls of similar models) or the 4870 which has everything I want but the glass lid.)
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If the ADD GARMENT light is on, you can press the Start/Pause button. This will unlock the lid so you can open it. I wanted a glass lid, but those models were more expensive.
My dealer had a mini washing machine with a glass lid so I could see how the washer worked.
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answered 8 months ago
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AustinBev
Austin, Texas
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really easy to open you just press the pause button and the lid unlocks.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Casa Grande, AZ, USA
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