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LG WT5101H Series Owner's Manual

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This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR in the
"factory default (Home Use)" setting.
Changing the factory default settings or enabling other
features may increase power consumption that could
exceed the limits necessary to quality for ENERGY STAR.
LG Customer Information Center
1-800-243-0000
USA
1-888-542-2623
CANADA
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OWNER'S MANUAL

WASHING MACHINE

Please read this manual carefully before operating
your washing machine and retain it for future reference.
WT5101H*
P/NO : MFL42065469
www.lge.com

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  • Page 1: Washing Machine

    Please read this manual carefully before operating your washing machine and retain it for future reference. WT5101H* This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR in the LG Customer Information Center “factory default (Home Use)” setting. Changing the factory default settings or enabling other 1-800-243-0000 features may increase power consumption that could exceed the limits necessary to quality for ENERGY STAR.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Safety instructions for installation ......5 Safety instructions for use, care and cleaning, Congratulations on your purchase and disposal ............6 and welcome to the LG family. PARTS AND FEATURES Special Features ............. 7 Your new LG washing machine Key Parts and Components ........8...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE wWARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
  • Page 4: Basic Safety Precautions

    I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE wWARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions For Installation

    I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE wWARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions For Use, Care And Cleaning, And Disposal

    I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE wWARNING For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    PA RT S A N D F E AT U R E S SPECIAL FEATURES SMARTRINSE™ WITH jET SPRAY This washer is designed to save rinse water by using the SMARTRINSE™ with jet spray in COTTON/NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY cycles. NOTE: Select FABRIC SOFTENER option or EXTRA RINSE option, if you use fabric softener in COTTON/NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY cycles.
  • Page 8: Key Parts And Components

    PA RT S A N D F E AT U R E S KEY PARTS AND COMPONENTS In addition to the special features and components outlined in the Special Features section, there are several other important components that are referenced in this manual. ULTRA-CAPACITY STAINLESS STEEL DRUM The ultra-large stainless steel drum offers extreme durability.
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    I N S TA L L AT I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S CHOOSE THE PROPER LOCATION NOTE: The washer must be installed on firm wWARNING flooring to minimize vibration during the spin •...
  • Page 10: Unpack The Washer

    I N S TA L L AT I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S UNPACK THE WASHER After the washer is in the home, remove the Remove the packing block containing the carton and Styrofoam®...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Water Lines

    Attach water hose to washer. • IMPORTANT: Use ONLY the inlet hoses Thread the hot water hose onto the washer provided by LG with this laundry product. hot water connection (red) and the cold water Aftermarket hoses are not guaranteed to fit or hose onto the cold water connection (blue).
  • Page 12: Leveling The Washer

    I N S TA L L AT I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S CONNECTING THE DRAIN LINE (cont.) Firmly insert the free end of the drain hose into the drain opening of your home. Make sure the soft rubber end is completely inside the drain opening.
  • Page 13: How To Use

    H O W TO U S E CONTROL PANEL FEATURES POWER ON/OFF BUTTON CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Press to turn the washer ON. Press again to turn Use these buttons to select the desired cycle the washer OFF. options for the selected cycle. Press the button for that setting until the indicator light for the NOTE: If the washer remains idle for 4 minutes desired value is lit.
  • Page 14: Operating The Washer

    H O W TO U S E OPERATING THE WASHER wWARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following. Once you have loaded the washer and added laundry products (detergent, bleach, and/or fabric softener): SORT LAUNDRY AND LOAD WASHER.
  • Page 15: Cycle Guide

    H O W TO U S E CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the options and recommended fabric types for each cycle. =Default setting Stain Cold Extra Fabric Delay Cycle Wash/Rinse Soil Level Fabric Type Spin Speed Care™ Wash™ Rinse Softener Wash...
  • Page 16: Sorting Wash Loads

    H O W TO U S E SORTING WASH LOADS wCAUTION: • Do not load items over the tub. Failure to follow this caution can result in leakage or fabrics damage. • Use the BULKY/BEDDING cycle for buoyant or nonabsorbent items such as pillow or comforter. Failure to follow this caution can result in leakage.
  • Page 17: Selecting Detergent

    H O W TO U S E SELECTING DETERGENT IMPORTANT: Your washing machine is IMPORTANT: Do not place or store laundry designed for use with only High-Efficiency (HE) products, such as detergent, bleach, or liquid detergents, which contain suds-reducing agents. fabric softener, on top of your washer or dryer.
  • Page 18: Loading The Dispenser

    H O W TO U S E LOADING THE DISPENSER Main Wash Detergent Compartment This compartment holds laundry detergent for the main wash cycle, which is added to Using the Liquid Bleach Dispenser the load at the beginning of the cycle. Always The bleach dispenser use HE (High-Efficiency) detergent with your automatically dilutes...
  • Page 19: The Led Display

    H O W TO U S E THE LED DISPLAY The LED display shows the settings, estimated time remaining, options, and status messages for your washer. When the washer is turned on, the display will illuminate. LID LOCK INDICATOR CYCLE STATUS INDICATOR Indicates that the lid is locked.
  • Page 20: Cycle Modifier Buttons

    H O W TO U S E CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Each cycle has preset settings that are selected SPIN SPEED automatically. You may also customize the The washer drum spins at up to 1,100 settings using the cycle setting buttons. RPM.
  • Page 21: Cycle Modifier Buttons

    H O W TO U S E CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS (cont.) RINSE + SPIN SOAK Select this option to rinse and spin a load Allows the consumer to remove stains more separately from a regular cycle. This can be thoroughly by specifying additional time for the helpful in preventing fresh stains from setting in clothing to soak during washing.
  • Page 22: Cycle Option Buttons

    Turn the cycle selector knob to select the NOTE: LG recommends using FABRIC desired cycle. SOFTENER or EXTRA RINSE options when Press the CYCLE MODIFIER buttons to selecting the COTTON/NORMAL or HEAVY DUTY change the desired settings.
  • Page 23: Cycle Option Buttons

    H O W TO U S E CYCLE OPTION BUTTONS (cont.) CUSTOM PROGRAM CHILD LOCK Use this option to prevent unwanted CUSTOM PROGRAM allows you use of the washer or to keep cycle to store a customized wash cycle settings from being changed while for future use.
  • Page 24: Care And Cleaning

    C A R E A N D C L E A N I N G REGULAR CLEANING wWARNING: • Unplug the washer before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death. •...
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    If the filters cannot be cleaned or are damaged, do NOT operate the Plug the power cord into a properly grounded washer without the inlet filters. Contact LG electrical outlet. Customer Service or a qualified LG servicer.
  • Page 26: Cleaning The Washer

    C A R E A N D C L E A N I N G CLEANING THE WASHER Proper Use of Detergent You can use less detergent if you have soft water, a smaller load, or a lightly Using too much detergent is a common soiled load.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR The following sounds may be heard while the Water sloshing sound: washer is operating. They are normal. A liquid in the balance ring around the wash basket helps the basket spin smoothly.
  • Page 28 T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G BEFORE CALLING FOR SERvICE (cont.) Problem Possible Causes Solutions Water in the washer • Drain hose is bent, pinched, • Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs, kinks, etc., drains slowly or not or clogged.
  • Page 29 T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G BEFORE CALLING FOR SERvICE (cont.) Problem Possible Causes Solutions The display shows: • Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load. • Load is too small. •...
  • Page 30 T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G BEFORE CALLING FOR SERvICE (cont.) Problem Possible Causes Solutions Washer won't Control panel is asleep • This is normal. Press POWER. operate Washer is unplugged • Make sure cord is plugged securely into a working outlet. Water supply is turned off •...
  • Page 31: Before Calling For Service

    T RO U B L E S H O OT I N G BEFORE CALLING FOR SERvICE (cont.) Problem Possible Causes Solutions Washer will not Kinked drain hose or drain • Ensure that the drain hose is not kinked. Per the drain water located higher than 8' recommended installation instructions, the drain outlet...
  • Page 32: Specifications

    S P E C I F I C AT I O N S KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS The appearance and specifications listed in this guide may vary due to constant product improvements. Model WT5101H* Description Top-Loading Washer Rated Voltage/Frequency 120V AC, 60Hz Water Pressure 14.5~116 PSI (100~800 kPa)
  • Page 33: Warranty

    LG WASHING MACHINE LIMITED WARRANTY - USA Your LG Washing Machine will be will repaired or replaced, at LG’s option, if it proves to be defective in material or work- manship under normal use, during the warranty period (“Warranty Period”) set forth below, effective from the date (“Date of Purchase”) of original consumer purchase of the product.