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Adding Wash Options

As you get familiar with your LG washer, we can help you pick the appropriate options to enhance performance and convenience. Plus, we'll show you how you can save energy and time!*

*Options may vary.




You can now wash your laundry more thoroughly by setting the proper soil level on your washing machine. After all, some loads may be more heavily soiled than others. Simply press the SOIL LEVEL button repeatedly to select the appropriate soil level.


Use this option for heavily soiled loads that need improved stain treatment. When STAIN CARE™ is selected, the wash cycle begins with warm water to help prevent stains from setting in. As the cycle continues, hot water is added to help remove stains that require treatment at a higher temperature. This option obtains best results with smaller loads (less than 6 lbs.).


Maybe you added too much detergent with a small load or the load is too heavily soiled. If that's the case, and you want to avoid having any residue on your clothing, this option will add up to two extra rinses to the selected cycle to make sure there's no trace of detergent or bleach on your clothes or in your washer. All you need to do is press the EXTRA RINSE button.


You can choose to remove stains more thoroughly by soaking your clothes longer during a wash. Just press the SPECIAL USE button and select SOAK. Cycle time will be increased by 30 minutes. At the end of the SOAK cycle, the wash cycle will be started without drain. (Note: it is normal for the washer to perform weak agitation while soaking.)


Adding the TurboWash™ option reduces your cycle time while still providing you with a powerful clean. It can cut up to 20 minutes of laundry time per load*!

The Highlights:

  • TurboWash™ is engaged automatically for NORMAL, HEAVY DUTY, and SPEEDWASH™ cycles.
  • It can also be added to BRIGHT WHITES™, OXI SANITIZE™, PERM. PRESS, and TOWELS cycles.
  • It cannot be used with BULKY, TUB CLEAN, POWER CLEANSE, WOOL, and DELICATES.

Click here to learn more about TurboWash™.

*Compared to other LG top load washers without TurboWash. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

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Saving money is always a good thing, and it's even better when you don't need to compromise. ColdWash™ technology uses less warm water, along with innovative wash motions, to deliver warm-water performance and cold-water savings. Just add it to the cycle of your choice and be surprised.

The Highlights:

  • Uses less warm water—just enough to activate the detergent.
  • Uses innovative 6 Motion™ Technology– six powerful but gentle wash techniques that give you a get a great clean without the harsh treatment that damages clothes.
  • For high wash efficiency, use ColdWash™ with loads that are less than 8 pounds.

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Custom Program allows you to store a customized wash cycle for future use. You can save your favorite temperature, spin speed, soil level, and other cycle options–and then recall them at the touch of a button. After your cycle settings and options are selected, just press and hold the CUSTOM PROGRAM button for 3 seconds.


Need to put the baby to sleep? Or maybe it's you who needs some rest. It's fine either way. With the DELAY WASH button, you can delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 19 hours. Each press of the button increases the delay time by one hour.


Kids can be a little unpredictable—and you don't want unpredictable things happening to your laundry. This setting prevents unwanted use of the washer and keeps cycle settings from being changed while the washer is operating.

To enable CHILD LOCK press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. When the CHILD LOCK is enabled, a CL message and the remaining wash time are displayed, in turn, on the display panel of the washing machine.

To disable CHILD LOCK (when the CHILD LOCK is activated) press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. Please note, CHILD LOCK lasts after the end of the cycle. If you want to deactivate this function, press and hold the SOIL LEVEL button for 3 seconds.

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