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Adding Wash Options

As you're getting familiar with your top load washer, we can help you pick the appropriate options to enhance performance and convenience.*

*Options may vary.




The Tag On function of your washer allows you to conveniently use the LG Smart Diagnosis™, Cycle Download, Laundry Stats and Tag On Cycle Set features to communicate with your appliance right from your own smartphone.

To use the Tag On function:

  1. Download the LG Smart Laundry & DW app to your Android-based smart phone.
  2. Turn on the NFC (Near Field Communication) function in your smartphone.
  3. Look for the Tag On icon next to the LED screen on the control panel. This is where you position your smartphone when using the Tag On function with the LG Smart Diagnosis™, Cycle Download, Laundry Stats, Tag On Cycle Set features of the LG Smart Laundry & DW app.
  4. When you use the Tag On function, position your smartphone so that the NFC antenna on the back of your smartphone matches the position of the Tag On icon on the appliance. If you do not know the position of your NFC antenna, move your smart phone very slightly in a circular motion until the application verifies the connection.

NOTE: This app is only available for phones using the Android operating system and is not available for iPhones.

How to turn on the NFC function of your smartphone

To start using the Tag On function, you first need to connect your smartphone.

NOTE: Depending on the smart phone manufacturer and Android OS version, the NFC activation process may differ. Refer to the manual of your smartphone for details.

How to download new wash cycles to your washer using Tag On

Your washer has the ability to use the Tag On function and the LG Smart Laundry & DW app to access free, bonus wash cycles to add to your machine. You can choose from over 10 different specialty cycles to add, including Baby Wear, Denim, Sweat Stain, Swimming Wear, and Single Garments, among others. (But note: only one additional cycle may be added to your machine at any given time.)

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You can add the extraordinary power of steam to a number of cycles. Enjoy the benefits of a super-hot wash, for extra cleaning performance. Simply use the STEAM button to add steam to the cycle.

Click here to learn more about the power of steam.

The Highlights:

  • Adds steam to the cycle for extra cleaning power.
  • It cannot be used with all cycles.
  • The following cycles support the steam feature: TUB CLEAN, ALLERGIENE™, BRIGHT WHITES™, BEDDING, NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY.


Adding the TurboWash™ option reduces your cycle time while still providing you with a powerful clean. It can save you up to 30 minutes per load—cutting your wash time in half!*

The Highlights:

  • It is engaged automatically for NORMAL, HEAVY DUTY, and SPEED WASH cycles.
  • Turbo Wash™ is automatically deselected for NORMAL, HEAVY DUTY, and BRIGHT WHITES™ cycles if the STEAM option is selected.
  • TurboWash™ cannot be used with the BEDDING, TUB CLEAN, ALLERGIENE™, PRE WASH + NORMAL, WATERPROOF, or DELICATES cycles.

Click here to learn more about TurboWash™.

*Compared to an LG top load washer 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.


Use this option for heavily soiled loads that need improved stain treatment. When the StainCare™ Option 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 an extra rinse 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.


A little more water can go a long way. This option adds extra water to the wash and rinse cycles for better results. It is especially useful for large or bulky loads.

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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 gives you 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. Press and hold the WATER PLUS button for 5 seconds to activate or deactivate CHILD LOCK.

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